Green and blue featured highly on several catwalk collections. The shades of dusky blues, greens, turquoises and teals, colours of the ocean and the forest, bring us back to nature. Of all shade families from the NPFF, I think that this has to be my favourite, so many greens and blues to choose from.
Dark navy blue featured heavily on the catwalk, an absolute staple colour last season, it has continued through to autumn/winter. They work really well with all the tones in the collections and are a perfect colour to use for your manicure. Classic blue and navy shades are available from most brands, including my favourite budget option from Barry M in the shade Blackberry from their Gelly Hi Shine range. My favourite navy has to be Motcomb Street from Nails Inc, a true patent navy blue and a perfect darker neutral shade.
Indigo’s also featured highly in the collections and really pop against the warmer toned orange and red hues. My favourite indigo is the shade Varsity from Topshop. If you want a more purple toned indigo, Old Bond Street from Nails inc’s Gel Effect polish range is super glossy and very durable alternative.
One of my favourite dusky toned blues comes from the No7’s Stay Perfect range, a light dusky blue called Stonewash. It is a beautiful shade which ties in with shades seen on the catwalk. Another duskier mid tone blue is the shade Between Blue from Leighton Denny, a higher end option but has an excellent formula and glides on the nail.
Sticking with muted dusky shades, Thunderstorm from No7’s Stay Perfect range is a pretty dusky deep grey toned purple which is one of my favourites from the range.
Greens were seen all over the catwalks, those natural earthy tones would not be right without them. Sage Green, Forest Green and Fern green has been scattered all over catwalks and in the fashion collections.
Barry M has my heart with all of their lovely shades of green, Cardamon, a mid tone dusky green, has been my most worn green in recent times. Other shades I have swatched which I will be picking up from Barry M are Olive and Dark Green, two greens which for me are perfect budget options to update my collection.
Ciate’s shade Vintage is another lovely pick for a deep dark green. If you have the Haute House collection from them, the metallic green Tickle My Fancy would be another polish to pull out and pop on your talons. Both of these would be excellent choices. If you like more pigment rich options, check out Burberry’s green toned polish options as they are really gorgeous shades.
Dusky teals and turquoise shades have also popped up in several collections and really pop against darker shades you might be wearing in the colder months. My top turquoise and teal shades are OPI’s My Dogsled in a Hybrid – a pretty dusky turquoise and Topshops Nail Paint in Plankton – a bright teal/turquoise shade.
Within this colour family you can definately shop your own stash, check out my picks if you are on the hunt for new polishes. Within this colour range you will find cheaper dupes so do bare that in mind if you feel some of my picks are on the pricey side.
Come back tomorrow for the next instalment of my Nail Polish Fashion Forecast where a front of Cooler Toned Neutrals will appear.
What are your favourite muted green and blue shades? Any recommendations or dupes?
Let me know in the comments.