As you know, I talk about color all the time. I absolutely love color. However, lately I’ve been into neutral nails. I love nail art, I love accent nails, I love bold and beautiful colors, but more recently I’ve been craving neutral shades. I think there is something so elegant about a neutral nail. You can always jazz up the neutrals if you feel the need, and if not, you can never go wrong with a simple manicure.


1. Deborah Lippmann ‘Naked’ 2. Essie ‘Baby’s Breath’ 3. Estee Lauder ‘Nudite’ 4. Butter London ‘Cuppa’ 5. OPI ‘Sweet Heart’ 6. Zoya ‘Minka’

Images: via pinterest 


  1. Hi Julie,

    I saw the link to your blog from Fashboulevard and I just wanted to leave a comment and tell you how much I love your theme. The color scheme is sooo pretty! Glad I stumbled upon your site!

    Oh, and I must mention that I don’t do the nude nails, :o/ because I feel like my nails look better with brights. But I do like the nude nails in the photo at the top left, and also top right. The sparkles and also the color pop might be a neat way for me to try the look. I actually just did a post on nail care at my blog. What do you think? You can see the post here: Beautiful Nails: Mani & Pedi Tips

    I’ll definitely be coming back, I can tell your blog has a lot of great things to see.


  2. I love neutral nails! My go to color is Step Right Up by OPI, it’s the palest pink that’s just perfect with my skin tone!

    xo jen

  3. LOVE THIS! Neutral nails are my favorite – always understated and classy :)

    Pearls & Paws

  4. This is always my go-to when I don’t want to wear bold color. I love Essie’s “ballet slippers” and I have a few mauve-y shades that are great, too!

  5. I love color but I also love a neutral look too – loving the shades you picked:)

  6. Neutral nails are so chic–and I love how they usually make your hands look longer and more tan! That mani with the colored tips is pretty awesome, I must say!

  7. I love neutral nails. I end up going for ones like that essie example in your top picture. I like the way it still stands out as a nice manicure, but it’s such an easy going, simple look.
    With Luck

  8. Essie’s Baby’s Breath is one of my all time favorites. XO

  9. Love love love the neutral nails…so perfect for spring!

    The Other Side of Gray

  10. ooo I love the third photo!
    those nails look super cute!
    UK High Street Fashion

  11. I love neutral nails for spring and these are such cute inspirations!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

  12. Neutral nails are always appropriate and in style. I love me a classic! ;) Bubble Bath by OPI has been my go-to for the past couple years.

    Fizz and Frosting

  13. These neutral nails are absolutely gorgeous! I have pinkish nude color, but I need to try one of these polishes out!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  14. I am definitely into the nude nail trends right now but I’m worried about the polish matching my skin too much. Need to give it a try!

    xo Ashley

  15. It’s so funny but I usually wear red polish but lately have been straying to nudes as a break (and for my more conservative clients.) love these choices!

    Natalie @ DRB

  16. Whenever I get mani’s I go in wanting something bold, but usually go with a neutral so I am so glad you listed all these great neutrals!!! Ugh I would love that pastel version of a french manicure! xoxo

  17. I always really love a neutral nail. It’s so classic and pretty.

  18. I love the neutral color nail polish it is so classy and goes with any outfit. I just need to be careful since my skin color is so white.

  19. I love that nail color especially when you add colors to the tips like the second picture.


  20. love doing a nude nail every once and awhile! have yet to find the ‘perfect’ one – i’ll have to try out that essie you found!


  21. I love nudes – so subtle and pretty Xo Megan,

  22. I love those neutrals with the colored tips – so fun!


    Kristina does the Internets

  23. I love pretty colored nail polishes, but to be honest, I usually wear a nude color because I’m a nail biter. I feel like they don’t need to be perfect and can still look OK with a nude polish! I’ll have to check these shades out!

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

  24. totally in love with nude nails! great post!

  25. I like the pictures especially the top left and right. Lately, Deborah Lippmann has been my favorite polish.

  26. LOVE these neutral nails -especially love the french mani with the colored tips – so fab!

    Lady à la Mode

  27. I literally JUST painted my nails this color. We’re talking like 5 minutes ago! :)

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  28. I love a good neutral nail!!

  29. hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! absolutely love your blog, including your layout…it’s so pretty and streamlined! on days where i’m indecisive about what color to paint my nails, i always go with a neutral. i like chanel beige and essie eternal optimist. :)

  30. I LOVE that manicure with the pastel tips on neutral!

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