7 Fresh Varnish Shades to Polish Your Spring Look
Nail art trends come and go, but these slick colors are here to stay… for the year at least. That’s the great thing about nail varnish anyway, one pot of color is hardly an investment, is it? So, you can play with trends as much as you like! You may be a fan of the latest nail art trends – graphic nails, chrome finishes, black accents, negative space designs, or even cuticle art – but these chic varnish shades for summer 2017 will add the perfect hint of color to your outfit.
Rosey Nudes and Pale Pinks
After obsessing over extreme nail art designs in the past, this season we are back to appreciating the fresh, almost bare look of nude nail polishes. Romantic pinks and nudes make a welcome return for spring on the catwalks of Jill Stuart, Temperley London, and Reem Acra, to name a few. There’s something so refreshingly simple and chic about this color, and it’s sure to work with any outfit, daytime or evening. But be sure to find a shade that flatters your skin tone to avoid looking washed out. If you’re fair-skinned, try a pale, ballerina pink. Ladies with olive skin tones can opt for lacquers with a peachy or beige undertone whereas darker skin tones can try coffee shades and tan hues. Our pick: Chanel Inattendu (503).
Chrissy Teigen and Beyonce paraded this trend at The Grammys earlier this year but don’t worry you don’t have to go head-to-toe in gold, a la Beyonce, to pull this nail trend off! Use a lacquer in gold, dusty gold, rose gold or silver to add some subtle glam to your look. Want to do it like Queen Bey? Check out our 9 Metallic Accessories Every It-Girl Has, over on the blog.
If this color suggestion gives you flashbacks to indulging in painting your nails with Tipp-Ex, rejoice! White nail colors aren’t just used as a base to make your nail color pop anymore, celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian haven’t shied away from making this a nail polish essential. The key is to find an opaque varnish to ensure your manicure turns heads like it did for Katy Perry at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Tip: this varnish looks best with squared nail shapes. Or add gold details for a more dramatic effect.
Blue is Back
This shade is the perfect example of ‘go bold or go home,’ and it’s perfect for summer – if you can’t play with color in the summer, when can you? Pale blue colors always look amazing on darker skin tones, while fair skin tones should try cornflour blue and olive tones embrace electric blue. Feeling brave? Try the Revlon: ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel (#440 Wild Card).
Taupe and Earthy Tones
If you had to choose to wear only one tint this season, let it be an earthy tone. Shades of gray, soft browns, and taupe have ruled fashion week and the red carpet like never before. Spotted on all your favorite fashionistas, you can toughen up the look with a pointed nail shape or make it more romantic with midi rings galore. We recommend: Pillow Talk by Ciaté London – get your hands on it at Sephora and earn Cash Back via DubLi.
Tip: Check out Kylie Jenner’s repertoire of gray nails for the ultimate inspiration.The more opaque the nail lacquer, the better!
Green: Because 2017
When Pantone announced the color of the year was greenery, it received mixed reactions. But if you’ve always loved this zesty shade, you’re in luck – we even spotted it on the catwalks of Fendi and Gucci. Taking the trend as literally as possible, you can rely on Butter London’s Pantone collection collaboration of nail polishes, which make this tint easier than ever to wear. Warning: this trend isn’t for everyone!
A timeless red is always on the fashion radar and this season Emporio Armani, Kate Spade, and Charlotte Olympia revived the classic color perfectly. Whether you lust after wine-like burgundies or bold 60s pillar-box reds, the choice is yours. Fortunately, the color boasts a variety of shades to complement different skin tones. Here’s our advice to finding one to flatter yours:
Fair skin tones: Choose a shade with a cool blue undertone. Think Crimson – this will create just the right contrast.
Medium skin tones: Your natural, warm undertones make it easy to carry off pink shades of red and vibrant corals.
Olive skin tones: If your skin has a combination of green and yellow undertones, you’re free to experiment with tomato-red, tangerine-red and other bright hues. Our pick: the Butter London Nail Lacquer in Ladybird.
Dark skin tones: Intense Burgundies and other vampy shades look fabulous!
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