The most popular colors nail polish colors are those that blend well with any outfit and those bright colors that are trendy year after year. Nail polish offers a quick, versatile way to showcase your mood or add the finishing touch to a stylish ensemble.
Always popular, these are great for matching to any outfit and give your nails a subtle bit of color. Grays and tans fall into this category, as does sheer transparent nail polish. Anything that plays up the natural look without adding too much color. These shades are a must-have during the cooler months, as nudes always go well with the darker, muted shades. In the summer, wear them with a brightly patterned outfit to let all eyes focus on the ensemble. If you tend to wear your nail polish until the last few chips have fallen off, these are a great choice because they will be less noticeable as they fade. If you want something sophisticated keep it matte, or add a glossy sheen if you want glamour.
No area of fashion is complete without a red category. This timeless, sensual color lends glamour to an outfit. Pick it up with a high gloss for this fall in a deep burgundy color, or go for a lacquered cherry red and pair it with a glossy black outfit to hit the 1930’s trend. For the younger crowd, sparkling red polish is always fun. For the retro gal, a rich red is a must-have. This year, the hot color is OPI’s Malaga Wine Nail Polish, a bright, shimmering shade with a touch of pink.
Year after year this shade comes back during the summer. A bright, orangey-coral or a darker red based color is perfect to add a touch of island fun to your outfit. There are plenty of subtle shades that will look professional at work, or neon hues to wear to the clubs. Picking up a coral nail polish is a good investment, as you will be able to use it again next year. Pair it with a matching shade of coral in your outfit, go bold with a contrasting blue, or make it sophisticated with white clothing.
A staple of the spring, this fair shade is a favorite among women everywhere. Go for a bubblegum shade if you are younger or like to dress that way, or keep it elegant with a pastel shade. This is a very professional yet fun way to add a bit of color to a work outfit. Take it to the next level by making it a bright or neon pink, which was a favorite this spring, and pair it with black for a night out.
The metallics always make for great polish colors during the evening, and this year the popular choice is dark silver with a fabulous luster. The color has a black base, allowing the sheen to have the greatest effect. Like the nudes, this color goes well with just about anything and can be worn year around. This year, pick up Chanel’s Black Pearl polish.