8 Nail-Polish Colours That Will Be Huge In 2019

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It's not quite time to pack away your bright nail polishes. The most common strategy for choosing a nail colour is to fall back on whatever feels the most seasonally appropriate. Coral or baby pink for the end of summer? We've found a way to make the tedious decision-making process a little easier on you, with your foolproof guide to the nail-polish colours that are going to be huge in 2019, according to in-the-know celebrity nail pros. Scroll through to find the exact polishes that all the cool girls will be wearing.
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Neoprene Pink

Even if your love life looks more like tracksuit bottoms and a pint of Ben & Jerry's in bed on a Friday night, you can give your nails the on-trend designer treatment with a neon-pink DIY mani, courtesy of Mr. Christian Louboutin. "I love a bold, bright pink, and Christian Louboutin's Neoprene polish is just that," says nail pro Naomi Yasuda. "This colour is super pigmented — borderline fluorescent on the nails." Plus, the pointy, calligraphy-style bottle only adds to the appeal.
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Glossy Navy

If you haven't yet landed on your perfect navy polish, this shiny sapphire is the one you need. Celebrity nail artist Michelle Saunders says that the navy colour craze is about to hit fever pitch, and this polish can make a believer out of anyone who won't put away the sheer pink.
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Dove Gray

The sweet spot between barely-there pink and assertive black, soft grey is the muted polish to add to your collection ASAP. "A dove-grey manicure carries a cool, calming vibe," explains Saunders. "Essie's Without a Stitch is the perfect grey — clean and opaque in finish."
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Sheer Blush

That said, if Ballet Slipper is your perma-MO (and, if you're Meghan Markle, it has to be), you won't have to stray too far to hit another trending colour. "A sheer pink, like Gossamer Garments by Essie, gives a healthy flush of natural gloss that flatters every skin tone," says Saunders.
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Poppy Red

The classic red polish get a little brighter, stopping just shy of neon, in the new year. "Chanel's Vibrante polish is my favourite red in this category," says Saunders. "With gorgeous orange-y undertones, it makes a punchy statement that still feels sophisticated."
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Crisp White

"A bold white polish feels fresh for summer," says Saunders. "Choose a polish with opaque coverage, so it doesn't go too sheer. It works on fingers and toes, too."
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Metallic Finish

Glitter's not going anywhere in the new year; it's just becoming more customisable. Saunders tells us that the trend will be whatever colour you want — with a chrome finish. "Whatever polish you love at the moment, find the same shade in metallic," she says. "As long as the glitter is fine-grain, you'll be right on trend."
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Neutral Taupe

It might be feel a little '90s at first glance, but the full spectrum of neutral brown nail polishes is up-and-coming for right now. Sarah Gibson Tuttle, nail pro and founder of Olive & June, tells us light taupe or chocolate-coloured polish is often much prettier on your nails than it looks in the bottle. "No matter your skin tone, this muted brown shade by Deborah Lippmann is unexpected without reading too loud," she says.

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