When it comes to our nails, we’re creatures of habit. Popping brights in summer, deep red in autumn, a little bit of sparkle for the festive season and always a pastel rainbow at the first sight of spring, but this year’s big nail trends might be just the thing to tempt us out of our comfort zone.
We’ve both chickened out of getting a sunny yellow manicure recently, only to discover it’s the trending shade of the season. According to research by coupon and discount website WeThrift, Pinterest has seen a whopping 227% search volume increase for ‘yellow nails’, putting it at no.1 in their top ten nail trends round-up.
Taking second place is ‘flower nails’ with a 203% increase in searches, while ‘green swirl nails’ comes in third with searches up 87%. Cementing the trend for all things green, ‘sage green nails’ takes fourth place and ‘coconut girl nails’ rounds up the top 5. For the uninitiated (read, us) ‘coconut girl’ is a trend that stormed social media (largely TikTok, which is how is completely passed us by) last year and is inspired by Hawaiian Aloha shirts – think Hibiscus flower motifs and bright 70s colours.
Bling nails are clearly big news, with ‘rhinestone nails’ and ‘pearl nails’ in at 7th and 10th place respectively. Another TikTok trend, the rhinestone look is undoubtedly influenced by cult TV show Euphoria, while ‘pearl nails’ is giving us major Bridgerton vibes.
Completing the top ten trends are ‘ombre nails’ (6th place), ‘Kawaii nails’, (8th place) and ‘colour block nails’ (9th place). Keep scrolling for the list in full, plus plenty of inspo for your next nail appointment.
1. Yellow Nails
Ok, we’re officially obsessed with yellow nails @evemeetswest
2. Flower Nails
Ditsy daisies are the cool girl’s bloom of choice this spring @thehangedit
3. Green Swirl Nails
Mixing shades of green makes this one even more statement @ongles,organic.nailspa
4. Sage Green Nails
If brights aren’t your bag, opt for this chic shade instead @_formestudio
5. Coconut Girl Nails
Happiness in a manicure @elles.gels.and.beauty
6. Ombre Nails
Can’t decide on one colour? Ombre all the way @shoreditchnails
7. Rhinestone Nails
Just when we thought the 00s had put us off rhinestones for life @shy_nailz
8. Kawaii Nails
Nothing says kawaii (Japanese for cute) like teddy bears, glitter and rainbows @jenniferheal
9. Colour Block Nails
Forever our nail inspo, @heartzeena is the queen of the colour block mani
10. Pearl Nails
2022 Daphne Bridgerton would absolutely rock these nails to a ball @thehotblend