Smoky nails for when you actually want to go grey

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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Smoky nails for when you actually want to go grey
Smoky nails for when you actually want to go grey

Grey has evolved from the dull, boring colour of garage walls and industrial warehouses, and we couldn’t be happier that the silver/grey trend has descended from the world of hair colouring to bless our nails as well. It’s the perfect colour for autumn, and is loved for being demure and understated, yet endlessly chic at the same time. Here’s how to wear different greys this season. 



The darkest shade of grey – almost black, and often with a slight sparkle to it. This severe colour is for serious corporates wearing court heels and rushing between meetings, who want their nails to shine when clasped around their slick silver gadgets. Essie in Cashmere Bathrobe will capture that boss lady and ensure she’s taken seriously.



For the city’s coolest kids who use the sidewalk as their runway. The stone and concrete colour of Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polish in City Smoke accents your millennial moodiness and is ideal for cooler weather. It blends a light grey mixed with an icy blue and dries to a glorious shine.



This is taking it down a notch for winter, while staying on 2018’s biggest trend. Glitter particles stand out beautifully against a grey background, evoking the moondust and galaxy trends we’re seeing in makeup these days. 



This feather-soft dove colour will cater to your inner princess. A grey-purple pastel colour like L’Oréal Colour Riche Nail Polish in Greycian Goddess will remind you of a little girl’s room and delicate porcelain ornaments. 

Grey is a versatile colour to suit every kind of mood – more serious than the party colours of summer but still a striking statement in its own right. Nothing beats this colour in sleekness, and the matted look is the hottest colour for autumn.

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