Celebrating Autumn's new nature-inspired nail shades

The launch of seasonal nail products always marks a turning point in the year, and with the start of October Autumn is here as the leaves begin to turn, there's a bite in the air and evenings draw in.

Many of this season's nail colours take inspiration from enveloping ourselves in nature and the self-care this offers after the trauma the world has felt this last 18 months. Traditionally autumnal, shades include terracotta, deep chocolate, burnt oranges and reds, rich navy and neutral taupe.

Whether you're working with gel polishes, traditional lacquers or dip powders, it's time to update your colour palette and embrace AW21.

The Bio Sculpture Clapperboard Collection features five new deep shades inspired by classic movies in BioGel and Gemini Polishes inspired by classic movies.

Colours include Showboat, a rich navy; Casablanca, a deep plum; Thornbird, a rich olive; A Night At The Opera, a classic burgundy, and Sunset Boulevard, a rich chocolate. 

Mavala's Iconic AW21 collection features six earthy Autumnal shades inspired by the wonders of nature across the world including terracotta and sand gradients and neutral mineral shades. 

Colours include Inverness, a deep pearly grey; Detroit, an intense blue grey; Manaus, deep sultry red; Muscat, a woody tan red; Manus Rangoon, a shiny burnt henna; and Salamanca, a sandy beige.

Nailberry's Time to Hygge collection includes three new shades of L'Oxygene polishes created to be comforting, warm and soulful, reminding us of the need to reconnect with self-love and self-care.

Colours include Cashmere, a vintage pink; Hot Coco, a rich Coco espresso; and Teal We Meet Again, a bold, glossy teal.

Gellux's Without Limits collection includes eight new shades created in collaboration with Salon System expert and celebrity nail artist Karen Louise.

Inspired by bold, confident women, collection includes Em-Flowerment, a cherry red, Sky's the Limit, a pale grey, Love U, a rich red burgundy; Secure in the Nude, a rich taupe nude; Kallie-Blu, a petrol navy; Own Your Power, a burnished red; Forever Green, a forest green; and We Rise By Lifting Others, an uplifting orange.

OPI's Autumn 2021 collection is inspired Downtown LA's sprawling art scene, with 12 autumnal hues and metallic pastels in OPI Nail Lacquer, OPI Infinite Shine and OPI GelColor formulations, along with six matching shades in OPI Powder Perfection.

The OPI Downtown LA Collection includes Metallic Composition, a metallic nude; Graffiti Sweetie, a crème lilac;  (P)Ink on Canvas, a pale rose; Espresso Your Inner Self, a classic coffee brown; 7th & Flower, a deep fuchsia; Art Walk in Suzie's Shoes, a rich red; Isn't It Grand Avenue, a rich deep navy; Angels Flight to Starry Nights, a holographic pale blue; OPI Heart DTLA, a rich grey;  Abstract After Dark, a glitter deep blue; Violet Visionary, deep crème purple; My Studio's On Spring, a rich teal green. 

CND's Wild Romantics collection is inspired by seasonal nature in CND™ Shellac™ Brand Gel Polish and CND™ Vinylux™ Long Wear Polish.

Colours include Books & Beaujolais, a deep barn red; Wrapped in Linen, a classic neutral; Soft Flame, a sophisticated terracotta; Wooded Bliss, a rich, pink-toned mauve; Candlelight, a golden yellow; and Verbena Velvet, a jewel-toned violet.

Light Elegance's Venture into Beauty collection is inspired by the power of travel.

The collection comprises 12 shades designed to complete autumnal looks with warm neutrals, browns, yellows, greys and taupes.

The new shades are available Light Elegance Color and Glitter Gel as well as Light Elegance's P+ Gel Polish.

Gelish and Morgan Taylor's No Boundaries collection features six new seasonally themed crème shades, inspired by transporting ourselves into a world of adventure.

Colours include Laying Low, a deep navy crème; Unchartered Territory, a rich garnet red; Afternoon Escape, a rich burnt orange; Catch Me If You Can, a pumpkin orange; Keep ‘Em Guessing, a nude taupe; and Totally Trailblazing, a true chocolate brown. 

The No Boundaries colours are available in Gelish gel polish, Gelish Dip Powder and Morgan Taylor Lacquer.