Along with gingham checks and basket bags, pastel nails are synonymous with springtime style. And now that we’ve turned a corner and officially entered the season, we’re keen to embrace the pretty manicure once more. Although pastels sound saccharine (we can almost taste the sugared almonds), that needn’t be the case. Of course, there are the petal-inspired shades of rose and lilac, but then there are the slightly punchier tones of mint and peach, which are arguably more in keeping with pared-back aesthetics.
You might not think it, but pastel nail colours are also quite versatile. Although colourful, their powdery undertones loan themselves well to a multitude of other hues, meaning they’re less likely to clash with whatever you’re wearing than, say, neon or rich shades. How you choose to channel your pastel nail colours is entirely up to you. Wear one hue across your hand, or why not create a diluted rainbow by painting each nail a different shade? Whichever you choose, scroll below to see the six pastel nail colours you should consider for your next at-home manicure this spring.
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