Choosing a nail color can be overwhelming. Whether you’re at the salon or buying a new polish for your personal collection, it is undeniable: there are too many options. It seems although every color you could ever imagine is bottled up and presented right in front of you. There is no wonder many women choose to stick to their same couple of favorite colors. With so many choices, we choose to play it safe. But if you are looking for a new polish to try, look no further. There is no going wrong with any of these nail color classic options.
With spring and summer around the corner, it is time to bring out some brighter colors. However, if you’re like me and super noticeable nail polish is not your thing, consider a light blue instead. While still being light and summery, these lighter shades of blue don’t draw too much attention to your nails. Bikini So Teeny by Essie is an essential color for these warmer months and Kip by Butter London looks amazing year round thanks to its very subtle hue. If you want a bolder shade, try Lapis of Luxury by Essie – a deeper ocean blue shade.
With so many color options, even choosing a neutral shade can be difficult. For a whiter nude that doesn’t look too white, Essie’s Marshmallow polish can make your hands look tan and works with any wardrobe choice. For a very classic pale pink, Ballet Slippers By Essie is my go-to shade. Another color that works for any season is Deborah Lippman’s Taupe, a darker nude that goes with all skin tones. Neutrals are subtle colors that can make you feel polished without having to be anxious about the color matching your outfits. And when they start to chip, it is barely noticeable!
If you usually opt for a classic red, now’s the time to go a bit darker. Try Raisin the Bar by OPI or Lincoln Park by OPI for an almost black shade of red. These berry colors give off an elegant vibe and can also be used in the place of a plain black lacquer.
Shades of Gray
Black may match with everything but grey is even better. If you’re looking to find a color that is at once bright yet understated, go for a polish that has grey undertones. My personal favorite is Chinchilly by Essie, a lavender-grey polish. It is dark enough for night events and dreary winters while still being light enough to wear in the spring. Another lighter variation of Chinchilly is St. Lucia Lilac, also by Essie, which is perfect for summers without being too bold. Kalymnos by Nars is a great option, as well as Garconne by Chanel for a more brown shade of grey if lavender isn’t your thing.
Next time you head to the salon, try one of these suggestions for a versatile nail color for a polished – no pun intended – look for any occasion.