Coral-colored nails are having a massive moment right now thanks to the color experts at Pantone, who recently named “living coral” 2019’s color of the year.
While this orange-pink shade may seem a bit too intense for some, the color is actually flattering on all skin tones and is perfect for the vibrant summer months.
To help you and your clients achieve the perfect summer-ready manicure, we rounded up our favorite sizzling coral styles. From accented to glossy to matte, here are five jaw-dropping nail ideas worth bookmarking.
The Perfect Accent
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Are your clients looking for summer-friendly nails that can carry a conversation? This look will do all the talking, thanks to the unique placement of salmon-coral color at the tips of each nail. To create the look, begin by filing nails in a stiletto or almond shape.
Then, using a boho beige color and a small brush, carefully create a small horizontal accent line across the nail. Grab some striping tape and another small brush, and slowly paint the tips of each nail with your coral shade. Seal in the summer vibes with a layer of topcoat.
Bring Some Shimmer
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Eye-catching sparkles really put the excitement in coral-colored nails — especially when they boast fun and flirtatious shimmer like this nail look does. Begin by carefully filing the nails into a polished square shape. Then, apply a subtle coral color to each nail, keeping the finish looking clean and elegant.
To give your nails a breathtaking shine, add one layer of a semi-sheer, shimmery polish or finish with a glitter topcoat. Then, get ready to grab that piña colada!
A Matte Made in Heaven
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This nail look takes the famous Pantone color and adds a sultry, come-hither vibe with a matte finish. Begin by filing the nails into a clean squoval shape that shows off the length and strength of each nail.
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If your clients are searching for a glossy shine for a romantic night out, give them this classic — and classy — look. Achieving this shine is simple: File the nails into an almond shape, and then apply a pink-toned coral polish. Seal with a glossy topcoat to keep this mani looking chic for days.
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Summer-ready looks are all about mixing brightness with a bit of a ready-for-anything attitude. And this nail art proves to be just that and more.
File the nails into an elegant almond shape. Then, paint your coral color and apply some flakes from a gold leaf (or an imitation gold leaf) to the top of each nail. Seal with a topcoat for a truly regal mani.
Coral is a great color to embrace if you’re looking for on-trend nails that turn the heat up a notch. Get your clients in that playful summertime mood with these unforgettable looks that honor Pantone’s color of the year.