Paint an Emmys-Inspired Mani

As all of TV’s biggest stars strutted the red carpet on Sept. 22 for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, they showed off their gorgeous gowns, sharp tuxes and flawless beauty looks.

And even though the awards show was mostly a snooze-fest (sorry NPH, we still love you), we were the most excited to get a glimpse at the actress’ polished manicures.

With the Emmys being on the same day as the official start of fall, we couldn’t wait to see what nail trends the A-listers would sport for the occasion so we can gather some inspiration for our own fall manis.

Nude and blush nail polish tones were pretty dominant during the awards, but there were also some pops of bright corals and shiny metallics. New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel rocked another standout nail design on her digits this year, which must have taken some serious time.

Take a look at some of the hottest nail trends on the Emmys red carpet, and get inspired to paint your own mani. Hey, you may not have been invited to the Emmys, but at least you can feel glam with a quick change of nail polish.


  • Sofia Vergara is always one to vamp it up on the red carpet. But even though her dress was pretty revealing, her manicure was noticeably toned-down. The Modern Family star stayed neutral in a pretty pale pink shade of polish, which she strutted on the E! mani cam.
  • Mad Men actress Elizabeth Moss may have rocked a black-and-white sequined gown to the Emmys, but she certainly added a pop of coral color with her manicure. The polish, which she showed off on the E! red carpet event, matched her bright red lipstick, and proved to be a welcome contrast to the rest of her outfit and accessories.
  • New Girl star Zooey Deschanel took to Instagram to show off her fancy fingers. In keeping up with her siganture red carpet nail art designs -- she rocked a tuxed manicure during the 2012 Golden Globes -- she showed off a checkerboard black-and-white design. Very impressive.
  • Zooey's big sis and co-presenter Emily Deschanel also had a standout nail polish color. The star of the Fox drama Bones made her digits pop with a bright silver polish. It looked lovely against her greyish-blue gown.
  • Allison Williams from the hit HBO show Girls showed off a clean and crisp nude manicure. She strutted her digits on E!'s famous mani cam during the red carpet show.
  • Allison's Girls costar Zosia Mamet also showed off her manicure on E!'s mani cam, but rocked a bolder look than her on-screen pal. She rocked a deep teal polish with a dark navy half-moon strip near the cuticles. We love for fall!
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