Sure, galaxy designs, ombré styles, and half-moon manis are trending, but what about the latest shades? Since Hollywood is always ahead of the curve, we asked celebrity nail guru Deborah Lippmann (clients include Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, and Mariah Carey) to share which colors are the most requested right now.
No surprise here, stars are going dark as the weather gets colder. But instead of the traditional deep burgundies and navy blues, Deborah says this year it’s all about dark gray. And it’s not just A-listers going gaga for the granite hue. “The moment I knew it was hot was during fashion week, when all the supermodels were trying to grab the bottles of gray and put it in their purse!”
What’s the new black? “Dark, moody forest green shades are super popular!” Deborah raves. The edgy pine-tree color is as trendy as another classic holiday shade. “Red is everywhere,” says Deborah. But stars aren’t just wearing the traditional fire-truck version this year. Instead, Deborah suggests asking for “deep berry-red cream colors.”
“As we get closer to the holidays, metallic glitters always become more popular,” says Deborah. And this year, it’s all about layering the shimmer. “Combining color under sparkles is super cool, funky, and edgy,” she says. “The fun thing about layering is that you’re creating your own color. Let your creativity come out—you can’t make a mistake!”
Beauties, what's your favorite polish color right now? Let us know below!
From Vogue, InStyle, W, and Vanity Fair to Versace, Valentino, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen, Deborah Lippmann is the go-to manicurist for top magazines, fashion houses, and celebrities. Her namesake line of best-selling nail lacquers and treatments are loved by her A-list clientele.