To quote manicurist Julia Diogo, “it’s snuggle season,” and if that isn’t a sign to switch your mani for a deeper shade, we don’t know what is. Sofia Richie Grainge clearly got the memo, as the fashion fave showed off a deep chocolate brown nail polish on her fingertips as she stepped out for a recent event.
As with spring’s blueberry milk nail trend, Sofia’s look couldn’t be more of the moment. And the polish choice is getting serious love in the comments: “Love the nail color,” wrote celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein on Sofia’s Instagram snap. While chocolate brown may not be the most obvious choice, it is one of the most universally flattering shades—on all skin tones. Other celebrity fans of the look include Kendall Jenner and Lily James.
To recreate the look at home, Diogo loves BioSculpture’s gel polish in Courtney, which is a super dark, velvety brown, as well as the brand’s lighter Sunset Boulevard. Nails Inc’s Keep It Tonal Nail Polish Set is another way to tap into the chocolate mood, offering four separate shades, from latte to deeper espresso. And for a luxe look, try Hermès Les Mains Nail Enamel in 95 Brun Bistre, a rich coffee shade that’s perfect for autumn fingertips.
While the chocolate manicure is perfect on its own, worn solo with a high-shine top coat, nail art lovers might want to experiment with adding some chic nail art on top. You can do something simple, or go for something intricate like Goldstein’s brown tartan nails below (Undeniably effective, this look takes serious concentration, so it may be best left to a professional to apply)
If you’re looking for fresh color inspo, your ultimate autumn mani awaits. Keep scrolling for more chocolate-brown nail looks, just like Sofia’s.