Nail shades and shapes for spring 2014

A new year means new nails. With every change in season comes a new change in trends; here’s a peek at what the catwalks are inspiring your mani to look like for spring 2014. Get tips on shades that are trending for the upcoming season, as well as which nail shapes and lengths look best.

Nudes & Pastels

For those of you Plain Janes whose style is more on the softer side, think pale nudes and pinks, powder whites, basic grays and taupe.  These shades are simple, chic, and easy to wear with just about anything.  Feel free to draw attention to your manicure with a bit of arm and hand candy. Gold jewelry, such as rings, bangles and watches, can correlate with some of these basic colors and add some balance.

Basic colors like these pastels look elegant on a longer and almond shape nail.


Ciate – Ivory Queen – $9

OPI – Funny Bunny – $8

Essie – Chinchilly – $8.50

OPI – Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around – $10.95 (A part of the new OPI Brazil Collection that came out on Feb. 5, 2014)


(3) Essie Chinchilly (4) OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around


Neons & Brights

Choose to go bold this spring and add a splash of neon color to your fingertips.  Primary neon colors, especially vibrant oranges, such as celosia orange, are hot for this upcoming spring season.  These loud, vibrant colors draw attention to your hands and add some personality to whatever you are wearing.  Long and oval shaped nails are best for rocking neons.  A longer shaped nail accentuates the colors and makes your fingers look longer and thinner.



Essie – Clambake – $8.50

OPI – I Just Can’t Cope-acabana – $10.95 (A part of the new OPI Brazil Collection that came out on Feb. 5, 2014)

China Glaze – Re-Fresh Mint – $9

(7) Essie - Clambake (8) OPI - I Just Can't Copt-acabana

Don’t be afraid to experiment with these colors; try matching a bold bright color with a basic nude for a vibrant yet subtle look!





Stunning shimmer metallic colors, from gold and silvers to steel and bronze, are also an edgy and chic option for spring 2014.  You can never go wrong with a metallic mani when wanting to go for a more dramatic look.  Metallic colors look best on square shaped and short-length nails.  If you wanted to spice it up, metallic can look great with light glitter.



Marc Jacobs Beauty – Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer Dirty Bronze Metallic Shimmer – $18.00

Essie – For the Twill of It – $8.50

Butter London – Diamond Geezer Nail Lacquer – $15.00


(13) Essie For the Twill of It(14) Butter London Diamond Geezer