Trending Now: Dark Green Nail Polish

With the seasons changing and the temperatures dropping, we’re not only changing out our summer wardrobe for our fave fall outfits - we're also changing up our manicures.

Fall usually brings dark shades of nail color, especially deep plums and rich burgundies, but autumn 2013 is all about dark green nail lacquer. It's a trend we're obsessing over, and it brings a touch of sophistication without going too gothic or over-the-top.

The stylish hues come in lighter emeralds, darker forest greens and even in shimmery lacquers, all of which offer a pop of seasonal color to your digits. Darker nail colors signify the colder months, and we’re loving this drastic change from the neons and bright pastels of summer.

Take a look at some of our favorite picks, and find a color that works best for your next mani. It’s a must-have hue to sport for an upcoming event, or just a pop of trendy elegance.


  • Essie, Going Incognito

    $8, Essie.com

    Essie is always a trusted nail polish brand, and this shade is the right amount of forest green without going too dark. Find a bottle at your nearest drugstore, or on Essie.com.

  • Illamasqua Rubber Nail Varnish, Kink

    $17, Sephora

    The front-runner for this polish trend is the Illamasqua Rubber Nail Varnish in Kink. It has a thick, waxy texture that is chip-resistent, and formulated with a high color grade. It also doesn't contain any GMOs or synthetic fragrances. But for $17, it's a splurge.

  • American Apparel Nail Polish, Hunter

    Hunter, $6, American Apparel 

    For an affordable brand, try American Apparel's nail polish in Hunter. The lacquer delivers a rich, smooth color that's right on trend.

  • Zoya Nail Polish, Hunter

    $8, Zoya.com

    Another polish labeled Hunter, this color really is a deep, dark hunter green. The buttery finish is perfect for those looking for a darker shade of green, and for $8, the quality matches the price. 

  • OPI, Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow

    $7.99, Overstock.com

    Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow was released in 2009 for OPI's Spanish collection, but the polish is still a manicure staple today. The shimmer polish's color is so dark, it appears almost black after a couple shades.

  • NARS Nail Polish, Zulu, Limited Edition Vintage Shades

    $19, Beauty.com

    Although $19 seems outrageous for a nail polish, NARS is a beauty brand that never fails. This Zulu shade is also a limited edition, so consider it an investment in your nail future.

  • Deborah Lipmann, Laughin’ to the Bank Polish, Limited Edition

    $17, Neiman Marcus

    For some sparkle and shine, try Deborah Lipmann's Laughin' to the Bank polish. One of the more popular dark green polioshes, this hue adds a touch of glittery without looking too middle school dance-ish. 

  • Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel, Rain Forest

    $4.99, Target.com

    For the best bargain -- and for some obvious glitter -- try Revlon ColorStay in Rain Forest. The polish is found at most drug stores, and the rich color lasts a decently long amount of time. (For $4,99). 

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