The beginning of March marks the start of spring in all its glory, and what better way to ring in the new season than with an eye-catching manicure?
With pastels as you've never seen them before and all-out Barbiecore tones set to take centre stage this month, take it from the feeds of some of our favourite nail artists like @Nail_of _LA and @ImariNails: If you are looking for new colour inspiration for you March manicure, there are plenty of sophisticated options to choose from.
From futuristic silver chromes—because yes, chrome is still reigning supreme—to vibrant orange hues, there's a colour for every style, event and mood here.
Scroll on to discover the five nail colours you're bound to see everywhere this month as well as the products you might need to help get the look at home.
1. Silver Chrome
The futuristic hue is the perfect way to add a bit of extra "shine with edge" to your daily life. Plus, chrome powder is the secret ingredient behind the shimmering manicure, so if you're not quite ready to kiss the cooler colours goodbye, silver chrome nails are sure to become your March manicure staple.
Take it from Olivia Rodrigo: Silver chrome is still "that girl."
Love a nude manicure but want to take it to the next level? Then an off-white lacquer just might become your new favourite. The more minimal cousin to lip-gloss or glazed-donut nails, this new online nude nail trend is sure to take over your IG and TikTok feeds. Watch this space.
Bright-white nail can stain and fade over time, but this über-chic evolution of the colour along with its signature mirror-shine topcoat is a tonal dream.
3. Hues of Orange
Neons in spring? You bet. I didn't think I'd ever see the day, but this joyous orange hue has become my most saved inspiration photo on both Instagram and TikTok.
Maybe it's because of the colour's mood-boosting, zesty vibrance, or perhaps it's a sign of deep summer longing. Either way, while I've been an advocate for darker shades right through to April in the past, right now, orange truly is the new black.
Orange nails of any kind are the perfect way to inject some springtime optimism into into your manicure. And rest assured you don't have to go neon bright with your orange polish—a pastel tone can induce just as much happiness.
4. Pearlescent Pastels
A pastel, pearly manicure is an overarching colour trend that is long overdue its moment in the sun. Choose a pink or lilac tone, and give it a mermaid-style shimmer on top.
5. Barbiecore Pink
Yes, we all saw it coming, but thanks to inspiration from the much-anticipated Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig spectacular, Barbiecore is here to stay. There's something quite healing about beauty's return to such a bold colour, and we are all here for it!
Whether you wear this new March favourite as a short-filed manicure or as long acrylics with a glossy finish, it's sure to impress.
The best manicures are rooted in both nail and hand care. Scroll on for the products to add to your nail kit to help you get the most out of your mani.
Shop My Nail Kit Essentials:
1. Manisafe The Big Smoke Gel Manicure Gloves
With at-home gel options on the rise, it's important to prioritise protecting your hands from long-term UV exposure. These hand gloves are perfect for a trip to a salon but are also a must for any seasoned home manicurists.
2. Opi Nail Polish Remover Pen
3.Koba Skincare Hand Cream