The Nail Colours You’ll Be Wearing In 2016

Pardon me for being judgemental but chipped nail polish, uneven nail lengths, and other such nail boo-boos just don’t cut it with me. They smack of a lackadaisical attitude, which I think is uncool. The easiest way to look polished is to flaunt a perfect set of manicured nails. While neutral nail polishes are low maintenance and might be your preferred choice of colour, I highly recommend giving these trending colours a shot. Bookmark this page because I’ve picked 12 gorgeous colours to try this year, one for each month of 2016.


Essie Nail Colour Stylenomics_Hauterfly

Essie Nail Colour in Stylenomics (Rs 1,090)


This year has been exceptionally cold in most parts of the country, but we’re not complaining! It just means we get to layer on our sweaters a little longer. So why not pair your cosy knitted sweaters with a jewel-toned, winter-worthy green?


NARS Nail Polish Soup Can_Hauterfly

NARS Nail Polish in Soup Can (Rs 1,291)


So I’m over all the sappy movies and music, heart-shaped everything, candies, and the whole shebang surrounding Valentine’s Day. But there’s no denying the pull of a classic poppy red in the season of love!


Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel - Cotton Candy_Hauterfly

Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel – Cotton Candy (Rs 149)


Rose Quartz is the Pantone Colour of 2016 along with Serenity, and both are beautiful colours. It only makes sense then to incorporate a little rose quartz on your talons this year, no?


NYX Nail Polish Salon Formula Banana_Hauterfly

NYX Nail Polish Salon in Formula Banana (Rs 350)


The summery, peppy, sunshine yellow is just perfect to put you in the mood for spring. Also, here’s why you should be wearing yellow this year!


L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Vernis Perle De Jade_Hauterfly

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Vernis in Perle De Jade (Rs 250)


When every second person around you is packing up and heading to an exotic vacay, and all you can do is look on in envy… because, PRIORITIES! Put yourself in the holiday spirit instead with this minty azure blue, that spells summer and surf.


Lauren B. Beauty Coral Canyon_Hauterfly

Lauren B. Beauty in Coral Canyon (Rs 1,087)


No matter what, it’s always time for an impromptu getaway. Just look at that beautiful coral, it begs to be taken to the beach.


Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in African Tea Rose_Hauterfly

 Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in African Tea Rose (Rs 280)


A post-vacation hangover coupled with heavy, dreary monsoons means a highway to MAJOR blues. Drive those depressing thoughts away with a breath-taking fuchsia.


Butter London Nail Lacquer - Cotton Buds_Hauterfly

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds (Rs 1,690)


Although I’ve seen a resurgence of white in the last two years, it’s something I’ve been wearing for years because it appeals to my boho spirit.


Lancome Vernis In Love Marine Chic_Hauterfly

Lancôme Vernis in Love Marine Chic (Rs 1,590)


All good things must come to an end, and honestly by this time you can’t wait to usher in Fall. Nothing does it best than a shot of cobalt blue!


Inglot Nail Enamel 225_Hauterfly

Inglot Nail Enamel 225 (Rs 450)


Because it’s been far too long since something sparkly came our way!


Essie Nail Color Bahama Mama_Hauterfly

Essie Nail Color in Bahama Mama (Rs 1,090)


A Fall maintstay, it would be criminal to exclude plum from this list.


NARS Nail Polish Night Breed_Hauterfly

NARS Nail Polish in Night Breed (Rs 1,291)


Undoubtedly the best time of the year, add some seriously sparkle to your ensemble to put even a sourpuss in the mood to party!

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