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12 Hottest Nail Colors for Fall 2013

Grey Matter

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The color grey is still having a moment—and when it comes to nails, there are way more than 50 shades to choose from. Our favorite this season: a pale, creamy dove grey with a hint of blue like Nars Nail Polish in Galathée ($19; narscosmetics.com). [Click to Tweet this color!]

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Nautical Navy

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Forget orange—navy is the new black. The dark hue is bold without looking too harsh or Goth-like. Try it in an opaque, shimmer-free formula such as Essie After School Boy Blazer ($8; nordstrom.com ).

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Emerald City

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Pantone's (the global color authority) color of the year is still going strong. Proof positive: the gorgeous, metallic emerald nail polish that is Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Laughin To The Bank ($19; sephora.com ). The glitzy green is intense, so it looks best when worn on fingertip-length nails.

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Chocolate Cravings

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Rich, chocolate brown polish is a neutral that still makes a statement. And when it has a high gloss finish, the dark shade looks sophisticated on any skin tone. Get it with Zoya Professional Lacquer in Louise ($8; zoya.com ).

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Plum Perfect

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Rich plum will always have its place in fall's color palette, but when it's been blackened and infused with bronze shimmer, like OPI Muir Muir On The Wall, it's far from expected ($9; ulta.com).

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Denim Days

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Denim will always rank as a fall fashion must-have, and for the past couple of seasons, it's been a hot nail trend too. We're loving Sinful Colors SinfulShine in Bottoms Up ($3; available at Walgreens), a faded cobalt blue with self-curing gel technology. Translation: You get a super-glossy finish without having to stick your nails under a special lamp.

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Rose Gold

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Here's another way to try fall's rose gold accessory trend: wear the pink-coppery metallic shade on your fingernails. We like Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Le Charm #112, a warm and pretty mix of gold, copper, and pink shimmer ($18; sephora.com).

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Beyond Beige

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Amidst the season's jewel-tones and major metallics, there's still a spot for the simple nude nail. The most modern way to wear it? Look for a nude with cool gray undertone such as YSL La Laque Couture in Beige Gallerie ($25; nordstrom.com).

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Dressed Up Khaki

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Khaki green isn't typically what we consider a glam shade, but when it's infused with golden shimmer it's downright dazzling. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Alchimie 591 ($27; nordstrom.com) is one of the brand's unique shades that will probably warrant a lengthy waitlist.

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Candy Apple Red

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A seriously glossy, vibrant red is always on trend. Right now, we're loving Michael Kors Sexy Nail Lacquer in Sensation ($18; macys.com), a super-saturated, shiny tomato red.

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White Out

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You know that wearing white after Labor Day is totally acceptable, yet still can't bring yourself to do it? Well here's how to break out the stark shade in a very small, non-summery dose: on your nails. Try Butter London Cotton Buds, an opaque marshmallow cream shade ($15; butterlondon.com).

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Totally Teal

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Trust us: Clothing and accessories in the bold blue-green hue will be everywhere this season. Tap into the trend with a teal shimmer nail polish such as China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Tongue & Chic ($6; sallybeauty.com).

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