Spring has finally arrived, and we are ready to share some of the key trends in nail art to get you prepared to match with all of the spring flowers and shades.
‘The main colours for manicure this Spring/Summer season would be bright lemon yellow, cold green, cold pink and classic red-orange and red-brown. These nail polish shades were issued by almost all leading brands. And, of course, do not forget about the base colours – ivory and grey ceramics’
– Milli Adesile, the leading nail artist of Nail Spot.
The trendiest colour in 2018 according to Pantone Institute is the ultraviolet. We get it, violet is a very bright colour, and probably not everyone is ready for it, but if you decide to give it a go, then choose such shades as indigo, purple, lavender, amethyst. All the shades can be combined because the multicoloured manicure is still very much in trend.
‘It’s very interesting to combine ultraviolet with some sparkles – you get an imitation of the space on the nails. Such manicure will look good on short nails of a square shape’,
– nail art expert at Fingers Crossed studio.
Ultraviolet was actually used at many catwalk shows this season, for example, in geometric design at the Christian Siriano show and abstract shapes at the Manish Arora show. Due to its dual nature ultraviolet combines red and blue shades, and helps to create beautiful colour combinations, as it perfectly matches all colours of the spectrum.
Yellow and Green
The second most popular colour of this season is yellow, it can be found in the colour palette of pretty much any brand.
‘The basic rule is that yellow should be warm and soft, just like sunlight. This shade even has a special name – canary. Such varnish colour can be found, for example, in the Spring/Summer ‘18 collection of Chanel. Manicure in this colour will look absolutely stunning on short nails’,
– an expert from Fingers Crossed salon.
If you are not keen on wearing such bright colours, you can try a coloured French manicure, just like at the Alice + Olivia catwalk show. Sunny-yellow and juicy green perfectly match with each other, as well as with another key colour of the season, purple. Using these shades in your manicure design, you can add spring brightness to a calm manicure.
Red and nude
An unchanging classic seen at all shows, regardless of the season, is the classic red and all shades of nude. We’ve seen a lot of red at Spring/Summer 2018 shows, however the nude was presented absolutely everywhere! And which shades did we love the most? All of them! Light grey, coffee, powder, pink, beige and the beautiful light coral shade.
Red this spring should be a little warmer than in the previous seasons. The most fashionable shade is warm red with a tangerine tint, almost orange. In spring 2018 the most relevant shades of nude are also warm. One other colour that stood out is light grey. All these colours are great for those who like neutral shades but wants to try something new. The colours look very fresh, not boring. You can wear these shades on any nail length and shape.
The colour of the cloudless spring sky and mint candy is also popular. You can find this in the Spring/Summer collection of Chanel varnishes, as well as in the collection of Christina Fitzgerald and Smith & Сult. This colour will look great both in classical design and with a light metallic gloss that will give your nails some extra freshness.
Negative space and minimalism
Its not the first season that the most relevant designs include the negative space and minimalistic geometry. If you choose a colourless varnish, you can add some spring-summer playfulness to it with coloured tips or a simple geometric pattern. The most beautiful idea of the negative space was demonstrated at the House of Holland show: white nail polish was used as a basis, and in the middle of the nails there was an unpainted strip in the form of a wave. You can also steal ideas for a minimalist manicure from the shows of Phillip Lim or Calvin Luo.
Which nail polish would you choose next?
Text: Irina Gorskaia
Images: Allure, Vogue.co.uk