I know it's hard to keep up with the constantly revolving door of nail trends lately, but let's just take a step back and appreciate the simpler things in life like, oh I don't know, a few nail colours for spring, maybe? I've gathered an impressive roster of hues that seem to be popping up everywhere these days. I won't lie, though—I had a little help from celebrity manicurist Elle Gerstein. She dished on all the shades she's using this season and what designs she's loving lately.
"Designs I'm loving right now are impressions and pops of bold pastel," she says. "They're great for brushstroke techniques and abstract art—both are going to be very big. The colours are muted but when combined correctly can make an impactful contrast. They also look great with a metal accent, which is another huge trend right now. We're seeing foil flakes pop up almost everywhere now too." And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you're dying to know what colours Gerstein says are right on trend and fit the tone these next few months, keep reading below. I even threw in a few straight from our own nail inspo board.
Gerstein names peach as one of the top trending nail colours this season, and I can't say I disagree. She even used a bit of the shade on a stunning manicure she recently did for Blake Lively. It's such a sunny-feeling colour and you can truly pick a shade on the lighter side or darker side of the spectrum, and it would still look flawless.
2. Rusty Orange
Another shade Gerstein says is coming in hot for spring is rusty orange. This isn't your typical fruity orange—it's more of a crisp, burnt orange that looks like cinnamon. Latte sold separately, sorry.
Yellow is another classic colour Gerstein always reaches for when spring rolls around. She loves a lighter, almost see-through shade of yellow like Chanel's Riviera.
4. Muted Mocha
A smooth mocha shade is such a good neutral for spring. It might be toned down, but it still catches your eye.
5. Pastel Purple
You can never go wrong with a good pastel purple for spring. If you want to change it up a bit, try using it to create a gingham design with a French tip. It looks so cute and screams "warm day in the park."
6. Sage Green
It's never a complete spring-nail colour roundup without some kind of green. I love sage green in particular because it almost has a teal undertone to it that makes it feel unique and fresh.
7. Soft Coral
I've already expressed my deep love for coral nail polish, but a soft shade of it just feels so right for the season. It works for a breezy holiday or looks chic for a night out. Either way, you can't go wrong, and it's one of those hues that looks good with most outfits.
8. Misty Grey
I'm not usually one to wear grey nail polish, but this misty grey is really doing it for me lately. It feels gorgeously smokey and is a versatile shade you can add some fun designs to for a pop of colour. It would even look cool in a more transparent style using just one coat like the photo above.
9. Cobalt Blue
If you aren't into pastel colours, try a darker, rich shade like cobalt blue. It looks gorgeous on all skin tones and exudes an air of luxury and mystery—you'll be an It girl by default.
10. Eggshell blue
Eggshell blue is one of my all-time favourite colours, and it's so nice to see it making the rounds on Pinterest again. It's a soft, muted hue that couldn't feel more suited for spring. Any time I wear it, I instantly feel calm and like I'm on a warm, sandy beach.
11. Raspberry Red
Raspberry red is a vibrant, scorching hue that gives you the best of both worlds. It has just a touch of pink to give your traditional red a little more flavour.
12. Translucent Pink
I'm seeing so many great manis lately that only involve a translucent shade. It's a full-on trend to use these kinds of colours for spring because there's so much you can do with them. Even if you're not into designs, it still looks clean and elegant.