Call us crazy, but we spend a ton of time brainstorming how to take our polish game to the next level. Nails are forever on display, after all, so they should feel just as current as that impeccably edited wardrobe. Ahead, we’ve collected a few nail trends that are sending us head – or hands – over heels in 2015.
From frosty ivories to milky champagnes, white nails are one of the first major trends to shine in the new year. We love the look all on its own – it’s especially gorgeous when you choose a shade that glows against your skin – but you can easily give it a little dazzle by swiping on an ultra-thin line of gold or silver.
Just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun, designers started marching this look down the runways: nails that are only partially polished. Keep it classic by going with a French manicure that leaves the bed bare, or think outside the box with a center stripe over a nude nail. Just make sure to apply a clear polish first to amp up the shine factor.
If you can’t stand the thought of parting with your pops of color, this trend is right up your alley. The polish world is swooning over anything inspired by the sky and sea: teals, cobalts and electric azures. Pastel shades aren’t quite as popular, but never fear; you’ll find just as much subtlety in the blue-gray stones that are making an appearance.
The classic manicure never goes out of style, but switching up the color scheme feels especially fresh for 2015. The options here are endless; try a monochrome palette that puts the lightest shade on the tips, accent the beds with a contrasting hue, or swipe the most prominent shade along the base rather than the top. Upside-down has never felt so right.
For all this innovation, there’s one trend that’s harkening back to old-school glamour in a huge way: the return of the cherry-red nail. We’re talking about a major Marilyn Monroe moment here, so don’t be afraid to go a little bold. You might find that crimson becomes your new go-to hue.
Ready to let your hands do the talking? Book a mani/pedi with one of Bella Vita’s expert nail technicians.