Taupe nail polish is the hottest new trend in nail color. Formerly reserved for fall, this new shade is now hitting stores for the spring and summer as well. It’s a classic, clean, and chic look straight from the runway. Here’s how to pull off this new look in all styles, for all skin tones and tastes.
Pulling off taupe nail polish depends on shade and style. Pick a color that suits your skin color. Paler skins should opt for lighter colors while tan and dark skin tones can choose darker shades of taupe. Here are a few great choices to consider.
Chanel’s 505 Particuliere was the shade that started the trend on Paris’ runways. This classic polish is chic and posh, even if it is a bit expensive at $23. OPI’s Over-The-Taupe polish is a warm, caramel shade and would nicely complement warmer skin tones. For a darker polish, opt for Butter London’s Fash Pack, which contains a mushroom taupe shade. This shade costs about $14. Another dark shade is OPI’s popular Lincoln Park After Dark, which is a modest $5.25, and is a perfect choice for darker skin tones. These colors also feature a matte finish for a softer look. If you’re looking for a slight shimmer, try Nicole Cosmopolitan’s true taupe, which runs at about $8. Nubar Nail Lacquers in Sandstone is also a true taupe tone that, as an added advantage, is both formaldehyde and carcinogen-free. This polish also incorporates a slight shimmer for a little added glamour.
Taupe nail polish is a great choice for spring because it makes a chic statement and complements every personality. It also works flawlessly with all outfits, whether colorful and loud, or soft and understated. Remember to keep your skin tone and personal taste in mind when choosing a color and you’re guaranteed a perfect manicure for spring.