Winter fashion and makeup palettes are frequently darker and moodier, and unsurprisingly, they are the coolest (in terms of tones) hues we wear all year. While certain hues, such as burgundy, navy, emerald, and silver, are classic winter go-to’s, it’s vital to remember that there are always ways to mix things up. After all, celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards explains, that is the science behind anchor hues. “The most popular winter nail colors are basic core hues that have been brightened, deepened, or lightened,” she explains. “What distinguishes them is their take on traditional winter hues.”
With that in mind, continue reading to learn about the greatest winter nail colors, as recommended by Edwards and fellow celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein.
1. A Subdued Mauve
Not quite pink and not quite berry, mauve, according to Edwards, is the ideal in-between tint. Which one is her favourite? Sweet Emotion is a Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish hue.
2. Stainless steel
Forget classic, shimmering silver; according to Goldstein, high-shine chrome is the way to go for winter 2022. The vibrant colour is more daring than standard silver, lending it an unexpected charm.
3. Dark Blue
When blue becomes so pale and melancholy that it almost appears grey, Edwards believes you’ve discovered a shade worthy of wearing this winter. After all, she anticipates that blue-gray hues will be a hot trend for winter. While Dior’s Dior Vernis in the shade Junon is her go-to, if you like something with a little more oomph, you can embrace the colour while also accomplishing the season’s velvet manicure trend by using Live Love Polish’s Metallic Nail Polish in Frozen Mist.
4. Mocha Goldstein
Itpredicts that rich, warm mocha tones will also be a prominent trend this winter. While the season is known for its cool weather, a warm mocha tint will help you achieve a seasonally appropriate style.
5. Blue Cobalt
Another shade of blue deserving of winter 2022? According to Goldstein, you can’t go wrong with cobalt blue. Sundays Studio creates a stunning rendition titled Electric Blue. Apply it and prepare to receive all the compliments. Additionally, if you enjoy manicures embellished with nail art, this colour looks particularly stunning when topped with evil eye features.
6. English Deep Green
According to Goldstein, deep, dark green colors are always welcome during the winter. Deep English green lends the pine-tinted hue an air of antique appeal. We’re not sure about you, but we’re getting vintage green leather meets green glass light vibes—in other words, a scholarly atmosphere that might very well become a staple in TikTok’s dark academia.
7. Traditional Cherry Red
While you may associate cherry red with Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, Edwards believes that it is the unexpected aspect of the traditional tone that makes it so appealing in winter as well. Which is one of our favourite interpretations of the hue? Kundalini Hustle by Smith & Cult The hue is a cult favourite for a reason: it has an 8-free formula that is gentle on the nails and guaranteed to last for days.