7 Nail-Polish Colors That Will Be Huge In 2019

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The most common strategy for choosing a nail color is to fall back on whatever feels the most seasonally appropriate. This time of year, that probably looks something like standing in your bathroom on a Saturday morning with a bottle of polish in each hand, weighing whether the deep red or the gold glitter feels more festive for the holiday brunch you're already running late for.
Don't panic: We found a way to make the tedious decision-making process a little easier on you. For the rest of the year — that's almost the entire duration of party season — we have your foolproof guide to the nail-polish colors 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 in the new year, so you can say you wore them first and showed up on time for your brunch reservation.
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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 color craze is about to hit fever pitch, and this polish can make a believer out of anyone who won't put away the pastel pink.
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Baby Pink

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 color. "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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Dove Gray

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

White after Labor Day is no longer a fashion faux pas — which means come January, we'll be pairing our white turtleneck with a matching mani-pedi combo. "A bold white polish feels fresh for winter," 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 customizable. Saunders tells us that the trend will be whatever color 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-colored 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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