Are nude nails the new red-carpet nail trend? Artistic Nail Design recently painted a lovely shade of nude in Artistic Colour Gloss Posh on Paula Abdul for the Australian airing of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Paula’s nails were embellished with just a hint of gold leaf—and you can take that cue for variations on the nude nail. Here are four neutral nail art ideas, designed by Kylie Clare, celebrity manicurist and Artistic Nail Design educator.
“For the most natural and complementary look, select nude colours that match the client’s skin tone,” suggests Clare.
For warmer skin tones, try Artistic Color Gloss Posh, Caffe Latte or Peach Whip, which are all warmer nude colours. For cooler skin tones, try sheers such as Artistic Color Gloss In Bloom, Sincere, and Precious.
To create a contrasting nail look, pair warmer nude hues on cool skin tones; and cooler neutrals on warm skin tones.
Metallic embellishment is also a favourite accent of Clare’s, which adds a soft yet sophisticated effect.
Nails by Kylie Clare