Nail colours, it’s easy to overlook the nondescript grey. However, as these designs prove, there’s more to grey than just being the colour of Mrs Hinch’s house. From ombre acrylics to marble gels and reverse French manicures, we scoured Instagram to bring you our edit of the hottest grey nail inspiration out there, no matter your nail length or shape.
From salons like London’s Nails & Brows Mayfair to New York-based Paintbox Nails, not to mention Lizzo’s dedicated painter Eri Ishizu and everybody’s favourite Instagram artist, Betina Goldstein.
Much like the film, there are multiple shades of grey, which is why we’ve also included a variety of skin tones, so you can see whether you would be best suited to a warm, cool, or neutral undertone.
If you don’t want an all-over shade, the neutrality of grey means it’s the perfect backdrop for a bold pop of colour. Use a nail dotting tool to add a flash of neon yellow like Sabrina Gayle, or add some cute red lightning bolts like Jen Seales. Can’t decide on just one pop of colour? Opt for Natalie Pavloski’s mix-and-match reverse French mani.
Whatever design you opt for, make sure to tag us in your nail pictures so we can see and share your handy work. Most importantly, don’t even think about having your Sunday paint session without reading this first (50 Shades of grey playing in the background optional)…In the world of bright