One of our readers, Sarah, wrote to us and said she needed some guidance on nail colors for Spring. Lucky for us, Instyle Magazine had just come out with a great article, so our work here is done! Hope this is helpful Sarah!
Originally posted by Instyle
L’Oréal Paris in Innocence, $5; lorealparis.com
Instantly gives nails a buff and healthy finish.
Essie in Angel Food , $8; essie.com
The ideal French manicure pink—minus the cheesy faux-tips.
MAC in Blissed Out, $12; maccosmetics.com
Not your grandmother’s beige.
Looks stunning on darker skin.
Dior in Red Dahlia, $20; at Sephora
Reminds us of our Barbie dream house—in a good way.
Dior in Black Dahlia, $20; dillards.com
A bluish magenta that falls halfway between a bright and a dark.
A deep red brownish red that doesn’t tip into maroon.
Essie in Fishnet Stockings, $8; essie.com
A classic burlesque red.
Chanel in Dragon, $23; chanel.com
Our favorite orange-red. And psst…looks amazing on short nails.
Blues and Grays
Night sky blue with tiny silver flecks.
YSL in Tuxedo Grey, $20; yslbeautyus.com
Chic and classic, like a YSL smoking jacket for your nails.
Lippmann Collection in Don’t Tell Mama, $16; at Neiman Marcus
Like a mood ring, this chameleon shade is black, turquoise, and teal all at once.
Inky without being goth.
OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark, $9; at Ulta
Good for those nights we feel like getting in a little trouble.
Essie in Wicked, $8; essie.com
The first dark shade we ever fell in love with.
The same glitz—and none of the chintz—as tinsel.
Chanel in Trapèze, $23; chanel.com
Our go-to metallic neutral.