“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” -Pablo Picasso
We’ve learned a thing or two about women and their nail polish colors thanks to the 150,000+ (and counting) manis and pedis we’ve given in our nail parlors. It’s “arm chair psychology” at its un-scientific best. There are SO many colors to choose from (hooray!). So today, we’re keeping it simple and weighing in on the rainbow….and black (we couldn’t resist).
Red. The nail color version of the power tie. Ladies wearing red are feeling strong and inciting action. It’s the original sexy nail color, so we give an extra wink and nod to those in the mood for red. We love Jackie for a popping red, and the Reception Red duo for classic options.
Orange. A bright, vibrant color whose popularity rises in the summer (bright sun, Nina) and fall (changing leaves, Ingrid). Ladies opting for orange are feeling enthusiastic and daring.
Yellow. Yellow is for an energetic, youthful mood. It’s unexpected and unpredictable in a fun way. Wearing yellow on your nails is fresh and joyful. Plus it looks *amazing* with jeans. Feeling dandy, lion? Hear Lexie roar. Want pure sunshine? Shed some light with Abbie.
Green. A world of choices from lime to grass (Fiona to Payton), army to emerald (Laura and Angelina). We see ladies going green when they’re feeling earthy and in-touch, with a dash of spunk.
P.S. Army green is incredibly versatile. Just so you know.
Blue. Ladies who won’t be dragged down by the doldrums of winter often want blue sky on their tips and toes during the cold months, like Claire. Navy blue is an emotional category all its own, letting onlookers know you’re edgy, sophisticated, and an authority in your field. Millie gets your point across flawlessly.
Purple. Creative types love the push-and-pull energy of purple’s base colors: calming blue and energetic red. Lavender (like Renee) is for embracing our ultra feminine side and manages to be subtly flirty. Eden is a strong pick for the lady who is feeling fierce and funky. Gabrielle has an air of royalty about it. The lady in brooding dark purple doesn’t follow trends, she starts them.
Black. Black nails are a year-round accessory for expressing our inner wild child. Rebellious, non-conforming, mysterious, and unrestrained. Brandt is a round-the-clock black, or glam up your dark side with Patti’s sparkle.
As complex beings, there’s probably not one color any one of us would commit to wear every day for the rest of our lives. We have different moods, let’s ROCK them. So, have a little FUN with your polish colors⎯and remember to let us see your work! At Julep, we’re your biggest fans.
Got a question or fave polish/mood combo to share? Let us know in the comments!