Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Darjeeling Darling, $18 at Saks
An evergreen lacquer that's festive and sophisticated.
Burberry Beauty Nail Polish in Metallic Khaki, $23 at Nordstrom
Dress up your athleisure getup with this über-sparkly, über-lasting polish.
OPI Love OPI XOXO Nail Lacquer Collection in Top the Package With a Beau, $10.50 at Ulta Beauty
Gothic but far from gloomy.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty La Laque Couture in Silver Clash, $28 at Barneys
A mix of fine and chunky sparkles, this polish works as a primary coat or a top coat.
Starry Midnight Blue
Essie Nail Polish in Midnight Cami, $8.97 at Walmart
This winter nail color is as enchanting and sparkly as the night sky (one lacking clouds and outside any major cities).
Eve Snow Nail Polish in Nudist, $16 at Net-a-Porter
For fans of "barely there" makeup, a subtle, brightening polish that conditions as it coats.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Roubachka, $28 at Chanel
Like raspberry plum pies, blackish plum hues are in season.
JinSoon Nail Polish in Dandy, $18 at Barneys
A cool slate gray that'll match your thick cable-knit scarf.
Christian Louboutin Nail Colour — The Noirs in Miziggoo, $50 at Sephora
This winter nail color reminds us of hot chocolate and looks stunning against all-red ensembles.
RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Solar, $15 at Need Supply
Two swipes of this warm, antique gold polish and you'll have a party-ready — not to mention paraben-, petrochemical- and cruelty-free — mani that'll last for days, if not weeks.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish, $18 at Sephora
Come wintertime, we'll take pops of color wherever we can get 'em.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Respect, $18 at Net-a-Porter
A perennial fave.
Zoya Enchanted Holiday Nail Polish in Oliviera, $10 at Zoya
This galaxy-inspired duo-chrome hue looks especially great with silver jewelry.
NARS Nail Polish in Delos, $20 at NARS
A warm, shimmery brown that complements your hot cocoa nicely.
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Therapewter, $4.99 at Amazon
A surprisingly adult take on glitter polish.
Essie Gel Couture Enchanted Collection Nail Polish in Matter of Fiction, $11.50 at Essie
Wear it with winter whites.
Dazzling Dark Purple
Floss Gloss Nail Polish in Candy Paint Job, $8 at Floss Gloss
Another stunning aubergine, this one dressed up with flecks of magenta glitter.
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Polish in Black Cherry, $35 at Net-a-Porter
Any It girl with a penchant for the dark will love this chip-resistant bordering-on-brown cherry.
Dior Diorific Vernis Nail Lacquer in Grenat, $23.80 at Nordstrom
Winter's answer to summer's bright fuschias.
Deborah Lippmann Shimmer Nail Polish in Whatever Lola Wants, $18 at Bloomingdale's
Go ahead, be girly.
Ask any nail polish aficionado worth her $55 tin of Reverence De Bastien Nail Brightness Pearly Buffing Cream, nail colors, like fruits and veggies, go in and out of season. While summer is a time for bright fuchsias and sunny yellows, the intensely cold, drying winter calls for deeper, darker shades (and tons of cuticle oil).
Still, dark as many of them are, this season’s #trending winter nail colors are far from gloomy. Think rich, radiant jewel tones, glittery metallics, festive greens and reds and even pearlescent pinks. (Contrary to normal seasonal patterns, pale nails are currently having a moment — blame the rise of utilitarianism and less-is-more makeup.)
All this to say, whatever your seasonal plans/aesthetic, there’s a winter nail color to match. Find it (and buy it) in the gallery above so that, like the wise Wexlers, you can do touch-ups during the week. (Don’t know about you, but we like to make our ~$20 manicures last as long as humanly possible.)
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