To quote manicurist Julia Diogo, “it’s snuggle season,” and if that isn’t a sign to switch your pale nails for a deeper and cozier shade, then what is? Sofia Richie Grange clearly got the memo, having shown off a deep chocolate brown on her fingertips as she stepped out for an event over the weekend.
“Love the nail color,” wrote celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein in the comments on Sofia’s Instagram snap, while in the Vogue office team beauty agreed that, while chocolate brown isn’t necessarily 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, reach for something in the family of latte to deep brown. Our favorites include Essie’s Unguilty Pleasures, Ssone’s Desert Mauve, and we mustn’t forget Hermès’s luxurious Les Mains Nail Enamel in 95 Brun Bistre, a rich coffee shade that’s perfect for autumn fingertips.
While the chocolate manicure is best worn as a block color with a high-shine top coat, nail art lovers might want to experiment with detailing on top (check out Goldstein’s brown tartan nails below). Undeniably effective, this is the fiddly option, so best left to a professional to apply.