The most exciting Fall 2018 nail color is one you’ve probably never thought to grab off the polish wall: Green in all its variations. The shade has been permeating Instagram leading up to autumn, and there are a handful of particular shades that seem to be the most popular, from mossy forest green to Nickelodeon-level slime green.
We could have the runways to thank: Verdant greens gained steam last season thanks to designers including Tom Ford, Valentino, Sonia Rykiel and it continued during this past fashion month at Prada, Miu Miu and Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
But—because not everyone can or wants to rock a neon green Versace suit like Blake Lively—the color trend made its way into beauty. First it was through hair, when celebrities like SZA, Kim Kardashian and Dua Lipa went for bright shades, then it trickled down to nails, which is decidedly less noticeable but just as cool, as evidenced by Instagram:
Green nails look good running through your hair. They also look good while holding broccoli. As evidenced by pop star Kim Petras, neon green nail polish is so powerful it can even make a french tip cool again. It’s is also a great way to add color to an outfit without overdoing it. Plus, uploading a picture of your green nail manicure means you have an excuse to caption it with every green emoji possible. Finally, the T. Rex and Kiwi emoji can get the respect they deserve. Shop below for the best green nail polish shades for fall 2018.
Buy It: OPI Infinite Nail Polish in To The Finish Lime!, $12.50, Amazon
Buy It: CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in 536 Emeraude, $28, Nordstrom
Buy It: Zoya Nail Polish in Jace, $10, Amazon
Buy It: Jin Soon Nail Polish in Epidote, $18, Barney’s
Buy It: Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Darjeeling Darlin, $18, Bergdorf Goodman
Buy It: Essie Nail Polish in Off-Tropic, $8.99, Target
Buy It: Essie in Mojito madness, $9, Amazon
Buy It: Christian Louboutin ‘The Noirs’ Nail Color in Zermadame, $50, Nordstrom
Buy It: J Hannah Nail Polish in Artichoke, $18, Need Supply
Buy It: UO Classics Colletion Nail Polish in Envy, $5 (and 3 for $10), Urban Outfitters
Buy It: Oribe The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish in Green Envy, $32, Bloomingdales
Buy It: Deborah Lippmann Shimmer Nail Polish in Laughin’ To The Bank, $18, Bloomingdales
Buy It: Essie Slick Oil Paints in Jade in Manhattan, $9, Amazon