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8 Nail Colors for Women Over 50 You’ll ‘Fall’ in Love With This Autumn


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With summer winding down and fall quickly approaching, it’s time to switch gears — beginning with the best fall nail colors for women over 50. With a new season comes a new color palette, but for some women, the dark and moody autumnal nail colors the season is known for can be a bit daunting. So, what is a woman over 50 to do? 

Nail Polish Over 50: What Should Stay and What Should Go 

We should preface our answer with the most important rule when it comes to nail polish: Wear what makes you feel good. If a slick, jet black manicure is your ultimate fall go-to, do it! However, if you’re looking for advice on fall colors that will help aging hands, here are some tips to finding the best fall nail colors for women over 50. 

Over 50 Fall Nail Colors Dos and Donts

Put away your blues and greens. Blue and green polish colors are lovely. Unfortunately, they can draw attention to the veins in your hand, making them more noticeable and ultimately highlight aging hands. 

Pick up an orange-based red. The weather might be cooler, but your red nail polish should be as warm as ever. Just as above, blue-based nail polish can age hands, so it’s important to pick up an orange-based red. How do you tell the difference between an orange and blue-based red? Compare two shades of red! The orange-based red will look brighter and warmer where the blue-based red will look cooler and deeper. 

Put it in neutral. When it doubt, a neutral nail color is the way to go. For ladies with fair skin, opt for a nude or neutral with a slight pink undertone to counteract any sallowness. For ladies with medium skin tones, a warm caramel or taupe is the most flattering shade. For women with darker skin tones, opt for a mauve or cinnamon color that will bring out the natural richness of your skin tone. Consider a fun neutral acrylic nail design to spice things up. 

Leave the black on the back burner. While one of the most elegant colors around, for women over 50, stark black polish can emphasize fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. 

Embrace the glimmer. One of the easiest ways to jazz up hands without aging them is to pick up a gold or silver nail polish. Chic and classy, aside from adding an extra sparkle, gold and silver polish makes the perfect accent for most jewelry. 

Go gray. Gray nail polish has been having a moment for a while now for a reason. From pastel grays to rich steel-colored tones, this shade is an ideal match for any skin tone. Best of all, gray nails make a statement without drawing attention to things like dark spots, lines, and fine wrinkles, so all the attention lies with your manicure and not your hands. 

Best Fall Nail Colors for Women Over 50

Ready to find your new favorite fall shade? You’ll have beautiful nails in no time. Keep scrolling for’s picks for the best fall nail colors for women over 50!

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