With spring comes the desire to refresh just about every aspect of my life. I’ve been slowing cleaning out my closet, replacing the dark, heavy sweaters with bright, cheerful sundresses. With a refresh in clothes, comes a refresh in beauty too. Makeup gets lighter, contouring gives way to highlighting, & updos are more common. Today, I’m rounding up the top spring trends in nail color to give you a little updated mani inspiration!
I’m a pink girl at heart, so I was thrilled to see so many dusty pinks this season. These colors tend more toward the taupe side than the peachy side, making them a neutral that pairs well with just about any outfit. I’ve been wearing this light blush Butter London color, Piece of Cake, since it arrived in the spring Box of Style. Next on my list to try is the beautiful, slightly metallic, rose-gold Smith & Cult shade, 1972.
If the subdued dusty pink shades aren’t your thing, you’ll be happy to hear that spring has taken the typical pastel shades & amped them up a bit. This year’s pastels have a bit of neon in them! From bright pink to marigold yellow, there is a shade of Easter egg color for everyone. I love a pretty lavender or teal with a floral, spring dress!
Metallic nails have always been a go-to for nights out, but now they’re making an appearance in the daytime. I’m not sure that I would go for a full-on sparkly manicure during working hours, but a pedicure in a dark metallic, like this copper or gold, would be an easy way to incorporate the trend. I’m a little bit obsessed with Julep’s Holographic collection, so a girls’ night may be in order soon so I have an excuse to try it out!
The interior designer’s dream color, greige, is off the walls & onto your nails this season. There is a reason that so many designers use this taupey grey shade – it goes with literally everything! In particular, I’m leaning toward the purplish hues, like this Jinsoon polish, but a more taupe based, like Essie’s Master Plan, will give you more versatility to pair with spring’s bright clothes.
Also on the natural/neutral side, mossy greens seem to be everywhere. While they aren’t your typical, bright spring color, the green shades are definitely reminiscent of new spring growth. Burberry’s Khaki Green is on the pricier side, but is such a true, saturated, pretty green shade. Essie & OPI both have a more subdued & affordable option, while British Khaki has a touch more brown to it. These shades work well with neutrals, like white, khaki, or shades of brown.