19 March 2016

2016 Spring Pantone Trends for your Nails


Spring is upon us and I finally feel like it's acceptable to wear colour on my nails again. It's time to put away the burgundies and the navy shades and splash out the fun pastels. I did a similar, spring inspired nails post last year (you can read it here) and this time around I wanted to make it a little more factual. So I did some research and using Pantone's official colours for Spring 2016, I have picked out 5 of the best nail shades for the season!

Pantone 13-1520 // Rose Quartz


When I think of spring or Easter, this colour always comes to mind. It's a super pretty, dusty pink. I'd say it's almost pastel but not quite, it doesn't have that cleanliness about it that a baby pink does, which I like a lot. According to Pantone, it's supposed to be gentle and calming but will look great on the nails, particularlu if you're retricted to neautral shades.

Essie - Like to be Bad
Rimmel London - Caramel Cupcake
Tom Ford - Show me the Pink

Pantone 16-1458 // Peach Echo


Coral shades have been 'on trend' for a couple years now but I've never seen them come into season this early in the year, they're normally reserved for summer. Unlike the summery shades however, this one isn't quite so in your face. It's a much softer, more wearable coral which emulates warmth and playfulness but in a gentler, more friendly quality.

Essie - Tart Deco
Chanel - Miami Peach
Tom Ford - Coral Beach

Pantone 15-3919 // Serenity


I love this colour but surprisingly I've never worn it on my nails before. Pantone describe it as "light and airy, like the sky above us" but it still has dustier tones to it much a like the sky in the UK. It's not te bright, ocean blue of the sky in Thailand that's for sure.

Butter London - Periwinkle
Rimmel London - Pillow Talk
Essie - Show me the

Pantone 19-4049 // Snorkel Blue


A great shade to ease you into the lighter and brighter shades of spring. Snorkel Blue is the darkest shade of the season, it's almost navy, almost royal blue just not quite dark enough to be either. If you're still not ready to busy out the pastel brights yet, then this shade is for you!

Revlon - Midnight
Chanel - Blue Rebel

Pantone 16-3905 // Lilac Grey


It wouldn't be spring without talking about Lilac in one form or another, whilst this shade is pretty far from the pastel version I love, it's definitely wearable and much more 'grown up'. It's edgy and fashionable but bold and fun at the same time.

Ciate - Pillow Fight
Butter London - Muggins
Essie - Love & Acceptance

So it turns out I couldn't break it down just into 5 shades, so here's a bonus one. This shade isn't really new to this season, I've seen it around a lot particularly on home design Pinterest boards...

Pantone 13-4810 // Limpet Shell


This aqua colour is really fresh and clean and I would say would be a great transitional colour in to Summer when that time finally comes around!

Essie - Where's my Chauffeur
Barry M - Sky Blue
Dior - Bleuette

What do you think? I probably wouldn't have picked some of these shades myself, but put altogether they look great and paired together could create so really pretty nail art.

Love always,
Melissa


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  1. I wouldn't usually think I would like some of these polishes but I really do love the look of them, plus they all seem to pair together so well. I'm a bit of a nailpolish hoarder but surprisingly I don't have any of these shades!

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