Blackened red
Nothing says fall like a rich and deep ruby. If you're clueless as to what shades look good this Fall, look to your wine list: burgundy, port and merlot are all de rigeur when worn on short, well-manicured nails.

Derek Lam

Glossy greys
Grey doesn't have to be boring — after all there are more than fifty shades of this understated colour. Go for an almost silver-tinged, light grey for Fall. This chic neutral will literally match every outfit.   

Sally La Pointe

Skin-matched nude
If you're going for the classic nude nail, take pains to find the shade that complements your skin tone. There's no one size fits all with the nude nail — a peachy-pink works on fair skin while a mocha will suit darker complexions better than a basic beige. The rule of thumb when picking a nude nail lacquer? Paint it on your nail and see how the colour makes your cuticles look — if it makes them look ruddy or darker than normal, that's not the shade for you.

Franchi