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4 colour trends to inspire your next manicure

4 colour trends to inspire your next manicure

 when it comes to manicures, expanding your nail polish collection with new colours is half the fun. some timeless nail colour trends never go out of style, like the perfect cherry red, french tips, or essie’s most famous shade - ballet slippers. but when you want to switch things up, the latest nail trends are where it’s at. who knows, you might even find a new go-to colour you never would have tried otherwise. to help you freshen up your polish wardrobe, we’ve put together a list of our favourite essie shades inspired by trending nail designs and colours.

nail colours trending this season

this season’s nail colour trends are all about the cool side of the colour wheel - we’re talking blues, pinks, and purples. which is kinda perfect, because if you’re partial to mixing and matching, these dusky hues just look so good together. whether you love powerful pastels, energising neons or classic neutrals - we’ve got you covered with a perfect polish no matter your vibe. first, prepare your nails to receive this season’s trendiest tones with nail care essentials like nourishing apricot cuticle oil and protective base coats and top coats. ahead, discover essie nail colours trending right now.


a blue buffet

from the midnight sky to a cloudless day, to crystal ocean waters, and even precious gemstones – there’s no denying blue hues have a dreamy, nature-inspired quality to them. we love that the latest nail trends involve every shade of blue, from powder pastels to deep sapphire. here are few of our fave essie blues for your next mani:

  • if soft shades are your thing, lapiz of luxury is the dreamiest azure blue colour – a dusty cornflower hue reminiscent of the ocean on a calm day.

  • there’s something about a deep, bright blue that’s just so classic, and aruba blue has a slight shimmer finish to add a little something extra. 

  • word on the street is a brilliantly bright sky blue for an eye-catching mani that perfectly captures the vibrant nail colour trends we’re loving.

  • for those who prefer a green-blue, (un)guilty pleasures is a rich teal lacquer with blue undertones and a stunning high gloss finish.

purple reigns

the colour purple is associated with royalty, so while light and bright purples give fun and flirty vibes, deep purple hued nail trends make for an elevated, regal look. curate a collection of otherworldly purple polishes, then try your hand at some trending nail designs like reverse ombre nails or a stained style mani. 

  • with a whisper soft satin finish, lilacism is the ultimate springtime shade - an enchanting pastel purple that screams flower power. 

  • lean into pantone’s colour of the year with jamaica me – an electric, shimmery magenta polish with just the right amount of gloss.

  • a soft, pinky-purple hue, play date strikes the perfect balance of a vibrant yet muted tone, making it ideal for recreating trending nail designs.

  • for an understated mani that still packs a punch, bahama mama is a deep plum hue with warm undertones that ooze elegance all year round.

purely pink delights

we’ve been loving trending nails with that cottage-core vibe, and pink is the most classic colour to play with that fairy-tale look. pink hues are also associated with inner peace, playfulness and romance – so lean into your feminine side with essie’s collection of delightful pink polishes:

  • we’re loving cool tones in nail trends, so try in the time zone, a flawless baby pink hue with blue undertones and our quick dry finish. 

  • trending nail designs are all about energetic colours and nothing fits the bill quite like trick clique, a stunning hot pink lacquer with a creamy formula that glides on smoothly for easy application.

  • loving vivid nail colour trends? create a long lasting manicure with v.i. please, a rich, cool toned, berry shade in our gel couture formula. 

  • the prettiest manicure calls for the prettiest polish, so we can’t go past woven with wisdom - a bright, dusty pink hue in a high coverage gel formula protects against chipping.
  • neutral hues

    neutral tones are always in - which makes sense because they always look so chic. whether you’re looking for a true nude to suit your skin tone or want contrasting neutrals for trending nails – essie’s collection of nude nail polishes create a timeless manicure every time: 
  • a trendsetting coffee hued lacquer no to-do is a rich nude polish for those with a warm, deep skin tone or for creating contrast against fairer skin. 

  • just a shade lighter than classic sienna brown, clothing optional is a flawless nude polish, the perfect colour for a timeless manicure. 

  • like its name suggests, the soft, sandy beige shade of sand tropez is inspired by beach vacations and leaves a sleek, shiny finish on the nail. 

  • neutrals are not limited to just nude shades - mix up your collection of neutral polishes with press play, a chic light grey lacquer elevated by just a tint of cloudy blue colouring.
  • now you’re up to date with the latest nail trends, learn how to achieve a flawless mani in a time crunch with our guide for drying nail polish quickly.