10 Trendy Nail Polish Colors For 2019

Are you trying to stay ahead of the nail polish color trends? Nail polish colors, like anything else in the world of fashion, have trends that come and go. Some trends listed below are timeless, but still need to be mentioned. While specific shades are more trendy than others, red nail polish is the little black dress of nail polish colors, so obviously, we had to keep that in mind. It will always be in style. There are colors listed in this article that may surprise you, but you are guaranteed to see them on trendsetters in 2019.

With all the trends that have come and gone in the Market Today, there was a lot to keep in mind when creating this list. We looked at what was found in fashion magazines, on stage at New York Fashion Week, and seen on trend-setting celebrities to compile this top 10 list. While there are other colors that will still be trendy, we wanted to get the best of the best! Feel confident and put together with one of these gorgeous nail polish colors featured below. 

Trendy Nail Polish Colors of 2019

In 2019, there are a few different trends you can expect to see. One of the biggest trends you will see is pastel colors. While we have listed some specific top pastel colors, you really can't go wrong with any of them. Conversely, deep and dark colors will also be seen frequently in 2019. Of the deep colors, certain nail polish colors will be more ahead of the trends than the others, but not to worry, we got specific with our list.

1. Light Lavender-Gray

AIMEILI Soak Off UV LED Gel Nail Polish - Cashmere Kind of Gal (040)...
  • 21 days high-gloss wear , On like polish, Wears like Gel, Off in...
  • Mirror shine finish. No Nicks, Chips or Smudges
  • Requires drying under UV or LED Lamp (Cure times vary per lighting...

​One of the biggest nail polish colors that will trend in 2019 is gray. If you don't already have gray nail polish, it's time to try it. In New York Fashion Week, the models were seen with a smokey gray lavender manicure.

2. Deep Royal Blue

​If you are looking for a bold color, royal blue is the color for you. Royal blue will accentuate the shape of your nail, so make sure that your manicure is flawless before putting it on. Royal blue looks especially good on shorter nails.

​​​​3. Pastel Rose or Rose Gold

ILNP Chelsea - Pale Rose Gold Holographic Metallic Nail Polish
  • High quality, boutique nail lacquer
  • Long lasting & fast drying
  • Cruelty Free / Vegan

​It's no secret that shades of rose have been one of the most in-style colors. Stars such as Kylie Jenner have been looking gorgeous with rose gold hair. The same goes for nails. Opt for a soft, pastel rosy shade of pink or a flashier and sassier rose gold.

​4. Classic Nude

Pink Gellac 166 Vintage Nude Soak-Off UV/LED Gel Polish
  • UV and LED Curable (UV = 120 seconds, LED = 60 seconds)
  • Lasts 14-21 days with no chipping or peeling
  • High quality, European gel polish

​Nude has been a trend for a while now, and we do not think it's going anywhere anytime soon. Nude is a nail polish color you can wear any time of the year and still be on trend. When choosing the right nude, look for a shade that is slightly lighter than your own skin.

​5. Matte Black

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  • LONG WEARING: 14 to 21 days lasting when applied and cured properly.
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​If you want something timeless and sleek, go for a matte black nail. Based on what we have seen, we believe matte black will be one of the hottest nail colors in fall 2019.

​6. Dark Olive

AIMEILI Soak Off UV LED Gel Nail Polish - Kale (073) 10ml
  • 21 days high-gloss wear , On like polish, Wears like Gel, Off in...
  • Mirror shine finish. No Nicks, Chips or Smudges
  • Requires drying under UV or LED Lamp (Cure times vary per lighting...

​Dark olive will be one of the hottest colors in 2019. From nails to clothes, expect to see a lot of dark olive. While many of the dark colors sure to be trending in 2019 will be matte, dark olive is one that will be bold and trendy either way. As a neutral color, it will also work well at the office.

​7. Chocolate Brown

Pink Gellac 203 Chocolate Brown UV/LED Gel Polish
  • UV and LED Curable (UV = 120 seconds, LED = 30 seconds)
  • Lasts 14-21 days with no chipping or peeling
  • High quality, European gel polish

​If you want to be ahead of the trends, wear brown nail polish now. Specifically, find a gorgeous chocolate brown color, as it will be one of the hottest trends of nail polish colors in 2019.

​8. Red Shades

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  • This gel polish needs to cure under UV lamp or LED lamp, and work with...

​Do red nails ever really go out of style? If you want to play it safe and stay traditional, opt for an eye-catching red nail polish color. You really cannot go wrong no matter which shade you choose, but one of the hottest colors you can expect to see is auburn or wine nail colors. If you want to look fierce for a night out, go classic red.

​9. Futuristic Metallic

Nail Polish gLoaSublim 6ml Metallic Chrome Mirror Effect Sexy Nail Art...
  • Multi-color for choosing to create beautiful nail designs.
  • Fantastic and super bright nail polish for you.
  • Allow you to create beautiful nail designs in short time.

​Gold is out, and futuristic metallic gold is in. Even though the difference in shade is subtle, it makes a world of difference. Expect to see a lot of bronze and chrome colors with intense sheen.

​10. Pale Yellow (and other pastels)

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​With 2019 trends, you can choose just about any moody nail polish color and be trendy. Pale yellow, however, is the most popular of the moody colors. This will be one of the hottest colors in spring 2019.

Best Designs for Short Nails

blue and red stipes nail polish

​Image Via Pixabay

​Aside from colors, there are other nail style trends you need to be on the lookout for. Trendsetters have been seen sporting short nails, but there are designs that look better on short nails than others. We will go over the best designs for short nails below.

​Shimmer

​While glitter can make the nails appear shorter, adding shimmer to your nails will give them a little more character.

​Gradient

​Gradient means one color gently fades into another, and it helps give the illusion of length.

​Stripes

​As with clothing, using stripes on your nails is a great way to add length. Vertical stripes work best but experiment until you are satisfied with your nails.

​French Manicure

​French manicures can look just as gorgeous on short nails as they do on long. If you've seen a French manicure that doesn't look the best, it is likely because the white stripe is too long or too short. Keep it a natural shape, and it will look great!

​Reverse French Manicure

​A reverse French manicure looks the way it sounds. Instead of adding a little stripe at the top of your nail, you add it to the bottom. Experiment with different color options. If using a nude, it should be a shade or two lighter than your skin. Using a shade that is too light will look a little off.


Reputable Nail Polishes

You may think to choose the color of your nail polish is the most vital part of your manicuring process, but what good is a bold color if it doesn't last? If you have ever spent a Sunday painting your nails only for them to chip within 24 hours, you know exactly what I am talking about. Once you decide which color you will sport on your nails, next select the best nail polish brand based on what you are looking for. Below, we compiled a list of the most reputable nail polish brands so you can not only have a trendy color but a color that has the durability to last!

​Essie is a top brand for nail polish. Using a base coat is underrated, and is more important for your manicure than you might think. Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat is the best there is. Use this to help your nail polish color last longer, look smoother, and hide small imperfections on your nails.

​3. RGB

​If you want a long-lasting nail polish color that is not a gel brand, RGB is the way to go. Not only does it provide up to 7 days of no-chip color, but it is one of the few brands that are chemical free.

​Looking for a glossy nail polish that doesn't require a top coat? This nail polish will do the trick for you. Nails Inc. offers 150 shades, and all of them will last for up to 6 days without chipping.

Tom Ford Nail Polish

​Image Via Tom Ford

​Tom Ford nail polish is designer, but a fraction of the cost of comparable nail polishes. There are 16 trendy colors to choose from, all of which will give you bold color flattering for everyone.

​OPI does it all in the nail polish world. There are over 200 colors to choose from so you are bound to find a few you love. Testers loved that despite not being a gel polish, it has incredible lasting power. Even better, every color from pastel to dark goes on smoothly, evenly, and streak free.  

​Conclusion

woman looking at her red nails

​Image Via Pixabay

​Just as clothes go in and out of style, so do nail polish colors. There was a lot to consider when creating this top 10 list, but we have listed the best of the best above. One of the top trends you can expect to see is a light gray-lavender nail polish color. We truly believe it will be the trendiest of all the colors, which is why it topped our list.

Other than gray, expect to see lots of moody colors, such as pastel yellow and olive green. In fact, you really won't be able to go wrong with any pastel colors. They will be especially hot in the spring of 2019. On the other end of the spectrum, deep colors such as wine and royal blue will be seen a lot in 2019, specifically in the fall and winter.

While choosing the perfect color to be ahead of the trends is important, another important factor to consider is the nail polish brand you choose. Some brands are famous for their variety while others are known for their long-lasting wear, so choose accordingly. No matter which of the nail polish colors listed above you choose, make sure you to apply them over well-manicured nails. There are things even the trendiest nail polish colors can't hide!

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