In a season strong on jewel-toned velvets and ornate patterns, you’ll want to up the intensity of eyes, lips, and nails. So while camel may have been the color on chic fingertips throughout the summer, prepare to go darker for fall. “When the clothing is colorful, a neutral nail suits it,” the manicurist Typhaine Kersual says. “And right now, that neutral is brown.”
A cool stone-colored shade that lies somewhere between brown, gray and black.
Tenoverten Broad, $18, tenoverten.com
Perfect, 100% chocolate-colored polish.
Deborah Lippmann Out of the Woods, $20, deborahlippmann.com
This shade is just begging to be worn with a ladies-who-lunch suit, complete with a silver-toned Lady Dior bag.
Dior Palais Royal, $27, Dior.com
If you prefer your browns really warm, try this bricky shade.
Essie Chocolate Cakes, $9, essie.com
Like chocolate ice cream, for your fingernails.
Gucci Bold High Gloss Lacquer in Dark Anemone, $30, bloomingdales.com
This creamy shade of brown contains a hint of aubergine.
Lakur True to Form, $16, londontownusa.com
With all due respect to its shade name, we beg to believe that this one’s a bit more like a cappuccino.
Morgan Taylor Latte Please, $9, morgantaylorlacquer.com
This shade is more like a double espresso.
Smith + Cult Lo-Fi, $18, neimanmarcus.com
The teeniest hint of shimmer lives within this granite brown polish.
Tom Ford Black Sugar, $36, tomford.com
This deep shade comes with a pebbled texture.
Yves Saint Laurent nail lacquer in Taupe Graine, $28,