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 

31 thoughts on “Neutral

  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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!


  9. 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

  10. 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. :)

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