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Trend Alert: Nearly White Nails

Trend Alert: Nearly White Nails

01.05.16

By semick

This season is all about light, muted shades. Manicures have ventured away from gaudy, luminescent designs and towards simple nail art in airy colors.

How to Mix in Nearly White Polish

To wear nearly white shades in nail art, look at what sort of undertone your white has and pair it with a much darker version of that color. Does your off-white have a warm, pinkish glow? Pair it with a bright pink. Does it have a smoky purple undertone? Apply it alongside a rich plum. When your white has notes of blue or blue-grey, mix it with a glowing pastel blue or slate grey.

Here are a few color combinations to get you started.
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Nail Art Ideas to Get You Started

In our Hue Cues column in the January/February 2016 issue (pg. 38; read it online or subscribe), check out four of our favorite nearly white lacquer shades. Then check out reader-submitted designs below for ideas on how to throw these pale colors in with their more vivid counterparts.

Cover images: @lacqueredmama, @dsetterfield74, @kohokukkia

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