Rich, sophisticated, colourful – this autumn, nail colours are worn to make a statement. From glossy navy to suits-all neutral taupes, Cedar have rounded up our favourite colours to work with to keep your look on trend.


Neutral hues will never go out of season – fact. The only difference this season is the colours are more of a putty beige, as opposed to summer’s fleshy pink tones. It’s a manicure that looks chic for any season, just make sure your nails are well-conditioned.


Sludgy greens, muddy greys and retro browns – these urban colours are coming through for autumn in a big way. For best results keep your shape neat and tidy, either filing them into an oval or square tipped shape – but either way, make sure they stay short. This type of style provides the perfect backdrop for these colours, allowing them to look edgy and cool.


We’ve all seen ombre designs in pastels and bright shades, however the chicest of the three (and the perfect A/W pairing) has to be ombre in metallics. Think rose and molten golds, coppers and silver all bleeding into one another.” The perfect accessory to any LBD this autumn. And if you don’t want to do every nail in shimmer, paint a regular mani and opt for metallic on just one tip, like an ‘accent nail’ for something a bit different.


Glossy, jet-black nails were seen over and over throughout fashion week, proving that black nail polish is always chic and an autumn trend that’s here to stay. To avoid them looking like a ‘Halloween vibe,’ keep the nail short and filed neatly. It’s an elegant, cool alternative to pillar box red, and it really makes a statement against all complexions – especially cooler tones.