This Nail Polish Color Is Going To Be Huge In 2019

If you’re the type of person that wants to wear a trend before it’s everywhere, listen up. Gray is going to be the most popular nail polish shade of 2019.

Our prediction comes from backstage at New York Fashion Week, where models at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2019 show debuted a smoky gray-lavender manicure on the runway. The color, an $18 formula called JINsoon Auspicious, was chosen to complement the tweed, pop prints, and metallic shades that showed up in the clothing collection, which was inspired by the textures of the Moroccan desert and 1960s retro futurism.

But considering most spring nail polish collections consist of pastels, like baby blues, yellows, pinks, or really any color that looks like it belongs on an Easter egg, the moody, cloudy color was an unexpected and shockingly chic find. It’s also the perfect color for someone who wants a subtle mani.

To create this specific look, we start by shaping the nails and removing any residue from the nail bed — the nails should be super clean.

Then, we applied one coat of base coat, two coats of Ella & Mila Grey Skies Nail Polish, and then one coat of Ella & Mila Top Coat to create that high-shine finish.

If you don’t feel like shelling out $18 for a bottle of polish, Ella & Mila is a great option at just $10.50, not to mention this is a 7-Free Non-Toxic Polish that wears long wear.

Gray for spring? Yep, that is groundbreaking.