Grey: The New Neutral Nail

image: Essie
image: Essie

Since the prestigious paint company, Farrow & Ball, showcased its ubiquitous, go-with-everything paint shade Elephant’s Breath, grey has taken over as the new go-to in the world of fashion and interiors. It’s also been the shade for nails to be seen in and the trend – as seen on the Autumn 2013 catwalk – is still going stronger than ever. Why the longevity? Well, it works so well with whatever colour you wear and there’s a nuance to flatter any skin tone. So next time you’re looking for a polish that will look good in any season, Forego the wishy-washy beige and barely-there pink and go for grit with grey – the new nail neutral.

With the popularity of stone coloured polishes set to stay sizzling hot this winter, I’ve had to limit my faves to my top three below. I could go on and on – there are more than 50 Shades of Grey after all… sorry!

Essie Grey Smoking Hot

Essie Nail Polish in Smoking Hot: warmer than black, yet tough and modern with a nod towards the edgy ‘rebel beauty’ trend.

Chanel Mysterious Nail Colour

Chanel Nail Colour in Mysterious: An olive/grey. Because every woman has to own at least one ultra luxe Chanel polish.

Butter London Nail Lacquer

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Lady Muck: Perfect for those who prefer a lighter nail. This grey/periwinkle blue shade has a pearl pigment for a soft, sexy sheen.

Add a bit of sparkle over the top of any of a dark grey (like the main Essie image at the top of this post) and you’re all set for Christmas parties.