You don’t need to be reminded that spring is arriving, but in case the bleakness of February is wearing you down, we’ve rounded up spring 2012’s hottest nail colours. After all, a season of neutrals can only do so much, so in the spirit of fresh flowers and new beginnings, treat yourself to spring’s best nail offerings.
Neutrals and Pastels
Alright, fine: despite the aforementioned bolds and brights, it’s not a new season without neutral options. But instead of focusing on black and brown like in fall and winter, spring’s hottest nail colours call for beige, light grey and pearl. Designers like Christopher Kane decked his models out in nude nail colours at his spring 2012 show which worked perfectly alongside this season’s push for light tones and excessive accessories.
Pinks and Reds
There’s been a huge push for ultra feminine fashion this season, so don’t be surprised to see nail trends following suit. Chanel paired bubblegum pink nails with cream and white outfits, while Donna Karan went dramatic with burgundy tones. Remember that the majority of spring 2012’s hottest nail colours work to compliment ultra-girly pieces, so play up ruffles and peplums with rose and fuchsia.
But if you’re not into pinks and reds, fear not. spring 2012’s hottest nail colours reflect all of the season’s must-dos, which is why metallic nails were seen alongside gold and silver on the runway. While Alexander McQueen boasted shiny finishes, Minx at Missoni went downright silver. You can also embellish neutral nails with gems and rhinestones to give them that polish (literally) or just don sparkles for an tribute to 1999.
Greens and Pistachio
Whether it’s aquamarine or khaki, green holds a firm place in terms of spring 2012’s hottest nail colours. However, while a super light green can fall into neutral territory, pistachio is a must-do nail shade for the season. Sorbet tones were seen in collections by Marc Jacobs and his ode to the 1920s, so carry on the tradition through the season’s it-colour that works with nearly everything.