After a long winter of rugging yourself up in over sized sweaters and thick tights, spring has finally sprung! It’s time to whip off those gloves and treat our nails to a sensational spring makeover.
As much as we love winter’s moody mauves and vampy purples, we’re looking forward to breaking out some fresh new colours. Everybody knows that pastels are a spring staple, but you don’t need to play it safe with baby pink and mint green all season long.
Need some colour inspiration?Fortunately Pantone’s just released their top colours for spring/summer 2015 and we’re completely loving the minimalistic, enplein air theme. Taking inspiration from nature, these artfullycurated colours offer a refreshing makeover to typical spring shades.
Let’s take a closer look at the hottest hues to rock on your nails this season!
Aquamarine has been pegged as one of the biggest colours for spring 2015. This airy, blue hue is calm,dreamy and reminiscent of endless, summer holidays spent at the beach. This cool, nostalgic blue shade is also known to act as stress reducer.So, if you’re prone to anxiety, consider painting your nails with a lick of China Glaze Bahamian Escape and letting that tension just melt away.
Want to spice things up a bit?Create a complementary accent nail using glacier grey.
2) Scuba Blue
Scuba blue is a playful turquoise hue that’ll leave you longing for a dip in the pool. More energising than calming, this cool, carefree shade is a touch bolder than aquamarine and flirtatiously hints at a tropical escape. If you’re looking for a striking blue to kick off spring, ChinaGlaze Splish Splash is a perfect option for you.
Pair scuba blue with bevelled glass to create an eye-catching, aquatic combination on your nails.
3) Bevelled Glass
Bevelled glass might have fallen out of favour in recent times, but this classic green shade has certainly made a comeback for spring 2015. This fresh jade colour offers a refreshing twist to spring’s usual calming mint green shades, making it ideal for fashion forward nail-lovers who just want to make a splash.
4) Classic Blue
Blues and greens have formed the foundation of Pantone’s spring/summer 2015 colour palette and we can see why. All these inviting sea shades work beautifully together to recreate the fresh, free feeling of the season. Of course, this collection wouldn’t be complete without the reliable classic blue. This calm, harmonious colour hints and thoughtfulness and introspection and is perfect for bringing out the dreamer in you.
5) Toasted Almond
Stepping away from blues and into some more earthy tones, we’ve got toasted almond. This soft, warm-toned neutral is a beautiful, understated colour we wouldn’t normally associate with spring. And yet, we can’t wait to add this gently sun-kissed shade to our seasonal rotation. If you’re looking for a chic but professional colour you can wear for both business and pleasure, why not check out OPI’s My Very First Knockwurst?
6) Strawberry Ice
Strawberry ice is a gorgeous, evocative cool pink shade that instantly puts us in the mood for frozen berry yoghurt. Cooling, refreshing and completely on trend, this appetising colour is almost universally flattering.It’s a lovely feminine choice that’s as at place in the office as it is as a bridal shower. Embrace this elegant shade by painting your nails with China Glaze’s Japanese Rose Garden.
To create a subtle but elegant manicure, pair strawberry ice with accents of toasted almond.
Bright orange can be a tricky colour for many ladies to pull off, but Pantone’s Tangerine shade offers a cool, flattering alternative.This bold, energising orange looks almost good enough to eat and puts us in mind of tropical Balinese sunset. Not for the faint of heart, tangerine is a playful, slightly edgy shade that will definitely get you noticed.Try on China Glaze Bare If You Dare for size!
Combine tangerine, strawberry ice and toasted almond to create a tasty, exotic spring manicure.
Custard follows the theme of tempting culinary treats, bringing us a delectable yellow hue. Cheerful and uplifting, this cool yellow colour also brings us straight back to the beach. Pantone describes this shade as ‘full of good feelings’ and ‘mellow warmth’, so if you’re feeling a little down, why not brighten things up with a touch of OPI The It Colour.
We can’t wait to see how all you nail art lovers out there combine custard with spring 2015’s aquatic blues.
Marsala,like classic blue,serves as the foundation of Pantone’s spring/summer 2015 palette.This rich, full bodied russet colour is versatile enough to stay en vogue all year round. Confident and daring, marsala straddles the line between earthiness and sophistication, making it a wise choice for a sumptuous night out. Paint your nails with China Glaze Brown Stone to achieve a timeless,classic look.
10) Glacier Grey
Glacier grey might seem like an odd choice for a spring/summer colour palette, but this unassuming shade acts as a wonderful companion to almost every other shade in the collection. Natural and timeless, this colour offers unobtrusive contrast to your manicures, enhancing any hue its paired with.
Experiment with OPI’s Happy Anniversary as either a base or accent colour and to instantly see how it makes your primary colour pop!
And there you have it, lacquer lovers: a rundown of some of the hottest nail polish colours for spring/summer 2015. What are you waiting for? It’s time to swing into spring with a brand new manicure!
The NailPolish.com.au Team.