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The Best Fall Nail Colors You Can Buy On Amazon For Under $12


Bold, budget-friendly, and bursting with autumn spirit.

Fall is nearly here, and that means it's time to cover everything in pumpkin spice orange, sunflower yellow, and cranberry red—even your nails. "I personally recommend going bold with seasonal colors, because it can be more budget-friendly to invest in a bottle of nail color than other fashion items," says Hemi Park, LeChat Nails educator. Burgundy and purple shades are fall classics, but you can easily elevate the dark palette with colors like deep navy, dark green, or rich teal. "This year we're also seeing shimmery and chrome polishes," she adds.

While you stock up on boots and sweaters, grab at least one of these beautiful autumnal nail colors from Amazon. With prices starting below $6, here are the best under-$12 fall nail colors from Amazon.

Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Vegan Nail Polish in Millennium Momentum 

The most annoying part about giving yourself a manicure is waiting for your nails to dry—but this neutral nail polish by Essie dries in under one minute. It doesn't even need a base coat or top coat! Plus, the cream shade is a perfect transition from summer to fall.

BUY IT : $9.99 ;

OPI Nail Lacquer in Malaga Wine

"Vampy red is classic for any occasion, but for the fall season, go with full coats of this vampy red with a super shiny top coat," Park suggests. OPI's Malaga Wine is the shade that tops all others in the moody red category.

BUY IT : $10.79 ;

OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark

Another customer favorite, OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark has over 17,000 five-star ratings on Amazon thanks to its eye-catching color. "Almost black-like deep burgundy is one of my favorite colors for fall," Park says. "It complements any shape and length of nails."

BUY IT : $10.79 ;

OPI Nail Lacquer in You Don't Know Jacques!

"When I see taupe, I know fall is coming," Park says about this trendy hue. Smooth like chocolate, this OPI shade of brown is infused with non-chip technology that lasts for up to seven days.

BUY IT : $11.49 ;

Essie Nail Polish in Plane View

Feel like royalty with this deep blue polish by Essie. "This dark teal is absolutely chic and would complement a warm fall wardrobe," Park says.

BUY IT : $9  ;

Revlon Chip-Resistant Nail Enamel in Sophisticated

Formulated without chemicals, Revlon's nail line offers the perfect light shimmery gray option for fall. "Give it a little twist with a matte top coat to turn this shimmery gray into a warm fuzzy textured look on your fingertips," Park suggests.

BUY IT : $7.50  ;

Ella+Mila Nail Polish in Sunset Escape

It's vegan, cruelty-free, and made without harsh chemicals, but this polish by Ella+Mila doesn't compromise on quality or payoff. Plus, burnt orange is always fun for fall—even if you aren't a Texas fan. "This color was gorgeous and bright. It stayed on better than any other nail polish I have ever tried," one Amazon customer wrote in a review.

BUY IT : $11.39  ;

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Vegan Nail Polish in Crystal Blue

"Pastels aren't just for spring," Park says. "A cool-hued light blue, like this one, is unexpectedly popular for fall fashion staples like sweaters and dresses."

BUY IT : $7.15  ;

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Game of 


Be bold with Sally Hansen's Game of Chromes. This bronze chrome hue captures the warm tones of autumn and tops it off with a metallic glaze for fun. The long-lasting gel polish has received over 15,000 five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers.

BUY IT : $6.17  ;

OPI Nail Lacquer in You've Got That Glas Glow

"Mauvy nude is a great transitional color for when you cut back on nail length following summer," she says. OPI's You've Got That Glas-Glow provides a super creamy, glossy finish.

BUY IT : $10.79  ;

Essie Nail Polish in Wicked Fierce

Halloween won't be able to come soon enough once you get this metallic polish. This color-shifting chrome polish toes the line between dark red, brick brown, and witchy purple.

BUY IT : $4.59  ;

"My absolute favorite fall color would be this burgundy shade," Park says. "It's easy to mix and match with any fall shades like orange, burgundy or even red, but is also great by itself since it's a medium-dark hue."

BUY IT : $9.49  ;