You’ve got your go-to pink and your favorite nude on deck, but don’t you want your nails to be more exciting? If the answer is yes, it’s time to explore the latest trend in manicures. These are the current shades that are taking the internet by storm.
The trick with today’s earth-tone trends (think: greens and browns) is that they’re muted. But don’t forget about other natural elements! Water tones are grouped under this trend (hello, shades of blue), as are fire tones like oranges and reds.
Brown and Basic
This is close to the earth-tone trend, but it’s not muted at all. Browns shades such as sand and mahogany are good neutrals if you want to keep it casual but still make a statement!
Another spin-off of the popular earth tones, sage green has become a fashion statement in a major way. Try sage green with a shine, or add a matte topcoat. This variation will keep your mani looking fresh while letting you repeat this lovely shade over and over.
Your grandma loves it, your mom loves it, and you love it. There’s a reason that red nails are so classic. Bold shades like cherry or burgundy are our top picks for making a big statement – as you obviously should.
Your favorite yellow flowers like sunflowers, marigolds, and daffodils are inspiring the latest nail trends. Floral shades are most popular for nails at the moment, but golds and brighter yellows are picking up momentum. Yellow also happens to be one of Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year.
Gray might sound boring, but we promise it will look awesome on your nails. Pantone agrees! Another 2021 Color of the Year, gray, is trending for manicures. Pick a deep gray with blue or purple undertones for some subtle spice.
Sheer, Not Clear
Sheer looks are as popular as ever, maybe because they are so versatile and easy to maintain. This polish trend is a bit like the nail version of a “no-makeup makeup look.” When it chips, just add another coat!
These fun trends will keep your fingers funky and fresh through 2021. What’s your favorite nail color this season?