NPFF – PART ONE – WARMER TONED DARKS & BRIGHTS
Of all the shades gracing the catwalks, warmer toned darks and brights really stood out to me. Shades range from burnt yellows, mustards, tangerines and blood oranges. Very spicey tones on the whole, moving into red tones like dusky maroon shades, clarets, burgundy and marsala. The deeper darker shades are aubergines, deep cherrys and mahogany browns, very natural earthy colours are clearly seen on the catwalk and in the high street collections.
Now we know what colours we are dealing with we can start to look at colour for our nails.
Some of my favourite purchases recently have been from Barry M, the Gelly Hi-Shine nail polish in the shade Chilli is that perfect dusky red, it has that touch of marsala about it.
Marsala is the Pantone Colour of the Year and it has definitely moved through the seasons. Of any colour I would advise to add your nail polish wardrobe, a marsala toned red would be a key investment for the coming season. In fact, Red hues in general featured heavily on the catwalks and you can pull your favourites shades of your collections out and polish your hands with delight.
Another more maroon shade of this ilk is Holland Walk from Nails Inc in their Nailkale range. This looks chic on the nail if you can get it, similar would be Burberry’s Oxblood which I swatched in-store. Reds also featured heavily in all the major polish collections for AW 2015/16 FYI.
Another shade you need is a deeper burgundy/wine shade, my pick Victoria from Nails Inc is that classic patent black cherry shade. It has that timeless quality and is almost a red toned neutral. Perfect for any outfit choice for AW15/16.
Aubergine is that gorgeous deep deep purple, fantastic in winter and sophisticated on the nail. My pick would be Nails Inc’s Grosvenor Crescent, a super glossy formula and a true aubergine shade. Essie’s In The Lobby from their fall collection, is a perfect lighter aubergine, so rich and delicious looking.
Orange and Yellow shades are also key warmer shades on the catwalk. OPI’s In My Back Pocket, Essie’s Meet Me At Sunset and Ciate’s Mango Martini are perfect tangy orange options. Barry M’s Paprika, Satsuma and Mango would be other excellent budget picks.
Yellow and Mustard tones are a bit trickier to find. Barry M have some yellow shades, Mustard is worth a swatch if you get opportunity. If you are looking for a paler toned yellow, Chillato from Essie is a good pick and also works well with those natural green shades in th catwalk collections. My favourite high end yellow is Nails Inc Gel Effect polish in the shade Seven Dials, a beautiful sunny yellow.
Check back again tomorrow for more of my Nail Polish Fashion Forecast when we delve into Darker Muted Hues in Green & Blue.
What are you favourite shades/colour tones from this forecast? Do you have any suggestions for colour choices or cheaper alternatives?
Let me know in the comments.