Spring 2019 Nail Color Trends to Try at Your Next Manicure Appointment
by Sidney Burds
From dainty, Barbie-pink nails to bold primary colors, these are the spring 2019 nail color trends to pull the trigger on.
As winter snow begins to melt and, fingers crossed, not return until next year, it’s time to unglove your hands and focus on beautifying those digits. Since you’re Marie Kondo-ing your life anyway — clearing out clutter and reinvigorating your wardrobe — might as well give your nail polish arsenal some spring cleaning, too. From decal nail art over clear glossed fingernails to primary yellow claws, there’s a spring 2019 nail color trend that will “spark joy” for any professional or at-home manicurist. Pulled from the spring runways, here are the best nail art ideas, hues and manicure trends to test out during your next mani-pedi treatment.
Symbolizing freshness, happiness, positivity and enlightenment, yellow is an undeniably joyful color. If wearing it as a jacket or a dress like in the Max Mara and Escada spring 2019 shows is a tad too much for you, try it on your nails à la the models sashaying down the Roland Mouret and Alice + Olivia runways. This cheery canary yellow shade by Base Coat will complement any skin tone and brings a touch of sunshine to your outfit, even on a rainy spring day.
Shop It! Base Coat Nail Polish in Leo, $18
Proenza Schouler, Moschino, and Nicole Miller were amongst the many spring 2019 designers to showcase nail art on the runways. Now we get it, staying in the lines while painting your nails is hard enough, how can you attain teeny works of art on your own? Miniature nail decals, unlike full coverage nail stickers, give you free range to embellish as you please.
Shop It! Olive & June Hearts, $16
Soft pinks for spring? Hardly groundbreaking but we’re not trying to reinvent the nail here. It’s hard to resist this universally complimentary shade, and the girlish touch of this particular shade will pair perfectly with all the other princess trends in fashion and accessories trickling in this year. Wear this pink lacquer as an all-over color, as seen at the Marco de Vincenzo spring show, or wear it as a base with a clear glitter top coat as showcased at Kate Spade.
Shop It! Jinsoon ‘Dolly Pink’ Nail Lacquer, $18
Always in style, red is to nail color as a little black dress is to your wardrobe: a necessity. One swipe of this color instantaneously revamps your fingernails into seductive claws. Try this red as a base along with a pink shade for a reverse French manicure, like Veronica Beard’s spring show. Another trendy option is a cool tone red nail polish and traditional French manicure, seen here at Kith, for a more Americana nail.
Shop It! Christian Louboutin ‘The Pops’ Nail Colour, $50
Let’s go party! NCLA Beauty just launched an exclusive Barbie nail polish line that is right on trend for spring 2019. This glittery confection of star confetti can be adorned on your ring finger as an accent nail, as seen at Tibi’s spring show, or wear it as a top coat over clean, nude nails as like the models at the Anna Sui show.
Shop It! NCLA Beauty Barbie Party, $16
The only nudes we plan on sending this spring are pics of our nails decked out in this feminine pale pink. It’s a great choice for a sophisticated, all-over color that you can play up with different designs and nail shapes. Copy Oscar de la Renta and leave half moons at the base of the nail for intrigue, or embellish your nails with accents of stick-on jewels as seen at Area’s spring show.
Shop It! Spela 9-Free Nail Color in Squad Goals, $18
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