The best nail colour trends for 2019

Jenessa Williams

A new colour has been proven to have a huge influence on mood, and if ancient scriptures are to be believed, can help manifest new goals and feelings. For those looking to experiment with a new fashion colour, a fresh manicure is a great place to start…

Forest green

Represented on the runways in leathers and thick knits, forest green is the perfect tone to see out the rest of the winter. 

Said to represent balance and new beginnings, slick a coat of Ciate’s “Racing Queen” (£12.99) on with a sharp tailored outfit as an alternative to the season’s usual navy, burgundy and black. 

 

Rust orange

Traditionally associated with autumn and Halloween, rust orange is set to be a key colour all year round, best worn in floaty midi-skirts, utilitarian denim and handbags. 

Team with Butter London’s “It’s Vintage” (£15) to nail the “all-one-colour” outfit trend, channeling positive associations of warmth, creativity and success. 

 

Aspen gold 

Ease into the summertime with aspen gold, the grown-up sibling to sunflower yellow. With tones of bronze and brown, aspen gold is great for warming pale skintones, and is proven to boost mood with it’s happy hue. 

China Glaze should be your go-to brand. “Mustard The Courage” (£15) provides excellent coverage in just one coat

 

Mondrian blue

An up-to-date alternative to last season’s dusty duck egg shade, Mondrian blue is set to be huge for this year in both fashion and make-up, an homage to the 80s. 

Dramatic and quirky, Barry M’s “Damson” (£3.99) delivers a high-shine finish that creates the perfect pop-art look. Wear with a monochrome outfit for a touch of interest, or go all out against strong yellows and pinks. 

 

Rich lilac

The colour of aristocracy, rich lilac holds a deeper hue than it’s pastel contemporary, not quite true purple but certainly not pink. 

Rich lilac is best worn in spring suiting, contrasted with pure whites, pale browns or oranges for an edgy colour clash. 

Toxin-free brand Maggie Anne sells the perfect shade in “Sophie” (£8.95), promising 5-7 days of gel-like wear without chips. 

 

Living coral

Patone’s official trend colour of 2019, this bold pink hue has been popping up everywhere from interiors to hair dyes. 

If you’re unsure of so much pink, tone down with beige, grey or navy, or make a mental note to add Pacifica’s “Totally Coral” Vegan varnish (£7) to your holiday shopping list—a great pedicure colour for the beach to manifest romance, harmony and inner peace.

 

Neutral chai 

If all this colour is proving too much, rest assured that neutrals are also set to stay. The tonal trend’s flagship colour is chai, a warmer alternative to cream that looks great in lightweight cardigans and co-ord pieces, encouraging feelings of stability, honesty and wholesomeness. 

Best of all, this colour goes with absolutely everything—treat yourself to a proper salon manicure with SensatioNail’s Vanilla Chai (£15), curing under LED light for a two-week long wear.