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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Fall trend: Grey nails

One funny part of fall in New York is that you start spotting all the new nail polish colors on women around town. My favorite color might be this dove grey. Isn't it understated and beautiful? Here, my friend Kendra is wearing NARS Galathee. What do you think? What other nail colors are you liking these days?

P.S. Navy nails, and short boots for fall.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo; styling by Kendra Smoot.)

116 comments:

Robyn said...

Lovely

Nadine said...

it looks really sophisticated! Especially when you go for a light grey (beige/grey). Pretty!

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Danielle E. Alvarez said...

Absolutely beautiful! I've gotta get my hands on dove grey nail polish! And then get that dove grey nail polish on my fingers :)

fancyalterego said...

I have one a slightly darker, more purplish-grey today. It's perfect for fall because it seems to be a nice in-between color. Not too bright, but not too dark and brooding just yet!

Jesse said...

i have a grey like this from last year, now i just need to find it:)

http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-easiest-freakin-fish-tacos.html

Michelle Ash Latham said...
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Michelle Ash Latham said...

I love it -- it goes with everything!

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jamie said...

love the color & the hat!!

~Love Lis said...

i've done gray before on my nails and loved it! Essie has a great gray color. :)

Danielle Krysa said...

love it! i have a graphite grey that i really love too

Becca Waterloo said...

i've been looking for new nail polish but not sure what was trending. now on my list is grey and burnt orange. so cute!!!!

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Kate said...

I love that it's that light gray/white color. Also, LOVE that jean jacket! :)

els said...

I saw this on someone yesterday - like it!

Lauren Pelley said...

Never would've thought to do grey, but I love it! Nice and neutral but a good change from something more typical, like a french mani.

-Lauren
http://www.allthingsnice.ca

FashionableLena said...

I already have one, and it's actually called Cement. It's okay, but I prefer loud, bright colors even in the fall and winter. It's just the Texas gal in me.

arielroseh said...

I really hope grey does become a strong fall color because there are so many things you can do with it, like gradients!

Jackie said...

I'm wearing Essie Chinchilly right now - on fingers and toes - it's a darker gray. Love gray for fall!

D2 said...

Very pretty color. My favorite fall go to color is from Essie (Smokin Hot). LOVE it. It is so flattering on everyone. http://www.essie.com/Colors/Grays/smokin-hot.aspx

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D2 said...

PS - I love the gold bands your friend is wearing. Can you share where those are from? Thanks!

Make.Good said...

Love!

Chelsea Mac said...

I've been a big fan of OPI's 'You don't know Jacques' (it's a french grey) for a few years now. It's a bit darker, but I do love all shades of grey for the fall.

Chelsea
Haute Child in the City

Kaylee said...

I love grey nails! I usually wear a shade darker than the dove grey shown on this post but both are beautiful. I can't wait to break out my dark plum nail polish as well this fall!

jiggy jools said...

god, I was so (!) obsessed with grey nails two years ago. Then I got a complete overkill and changed to dark chocolate brown. And now I can't decide... It may be time for grey again after all...

collette said...

Nope - need some color. Burgundy, please!

jm said...

Love this color. Great pictures, too.

Katie said...

Like the nails, love the hat! Do you know who makes it?

The Whip said...

love the color and LOVE that hat!

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

I love it! I want to try it. Also want to try navy but I'm afraid of it looking electric blue.

Katie_B said...

Grey is my go-to fall color! It looks great professionally and for fun. Great choice!

Sarah Spitz said...

Yeah to grey nails!

Katie said...

Oh, I like the gray! I also like Kendra's hair. Do you know if she has it highlighted? Or adds the red streaks herself? Or are they natural?

JESSICA said...

Im not a big fan of nail polish on my fingernails. I'm a buff and shine kind of girl, but I love those dainty rings.

Courtney Smith said...

Ahh where is that hat from?? I've been looking for something just like it.

littlecosas said...

Like!! :-) This will be the next color I try.

Jasmine_W said...

I love grey nails for the fall, but I am even more excited about her sweater and hat. Any idea where she got them or where to find similar versions?

nataliemontwill said...

I really love wearing mattes, greys, and taupe-y colours for fall - it seems like the only appropriate season to do so! What's great about them is that they also match with virtually any outfit. You should also check out these Essie colours: Chinchilly and Minkmuffs :)

http://nataliemint.com

megan said...

I love this color. I would totally wear this.

Champagne Sunday said...

Nope, not a fan.

Cheers!
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Ms. Shypoke said...

Uh.. no. Do not like the light gray look. It almost looks like white-out. I think a deeper shade might work though.

Sarah said...

Love Kendra's rings! Would she mind sharing where she found them?

Meredith said...

I love all of the light nails. I call them "tinted white out" polishes. I have found those that are lighter, or are tinted from a white tend to chip and scratch easily. If getting a light nail I opt for shellac. It lasts longer.

Virginia Roberts said...

I've got a nice deeper medium gray by Illamasqua, which I got at Sephora a couple years ago. Glad to know I was apparently ahead of the trend-curve; it's my favorite color!

Anni Krueger said...

Love gray nails. Is the ring on your middle finger from Chefridi?? I just did a shoot with them for their new line. Beautiful stuff.

Anni Krueger said...

Love gray nails. Is the ring on your middle finger from Chefridi?? I just did a shoot with them for their new line. Beautiful stuff.

madeline said...

I've been really into Butter London's "Lady Muck" for a few years now. Check it out, it's a beautiful grayish blue. And once a british manicurist told me that Lady Muck is an expression for someone who made it big and forgot where they came from. Fun fact!

Also, I too would love to hear about that jewelry. Especially the dainty necklace!

dakotabee said...

Woo hoo I'm right on the trend (for once)
My nails have been grey all week:)

Dakota xo
http://dakotabee.wordpress.com/

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Lovely pics!

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Daily Mint said...

I've got a slate grey painted on already. I love grey nails this time of year (even though its not feeling like fall yet where I live!)

Kelly Keating said...

Love it. Changing my polish to Essie's Chin-chilly tonight :)

Lauren Fraley said...

@Joanna - would you mind sharing Kendra's ring sources?

Jessica Moss Tejerina said...

I have had great CND shellac manicures in that same light gray. and rescue beauty lounge makes the best regular polish in that color, in my opinion. and her rings are probably from Catbird NYC, who seems to be taking over the internets.

Kate Uhry said...

love! I wore a darker gray version all last winter from Essie. Wondering if you have any suggestions for this color in a less expensive brand? (also still hooked on the navy you posted last fall )!

Emily Knott said...

I have a lavender polish which has grey undertones and Im loving it at the moment - perfect for this time of year!

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A Perfect Gray said...

oh, yeah

RuBee said...

I love grey nails. I wore the a lot last autumn and winter. X

Michelle Panting said...

Love grey. I use Essie's Chinchilly.

http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

Kory Kendrick said...

I love this nail color! I especially like that they're unexpected and fresh but still work appropriate.

Victoria said...

I so would! I spotted a girl today in my training class that had a beautiful grey color on most of her nails and a couple nails a metallic silver

Unknown said...

I love the nail color, can't wait to try it out. But, more importantly, I simply cannot stop thinking about that gorgeous felted wool hat. Can you share where it is from?

aglassofmilk said...

OPI French Quarter for your Thoughts is my favorite!

Anjali said...

Can we please ID that hat?

by: annie said...

i LOVE grey polish. my new fave shade is this opi one: http://www.happyasannie.com/2013/09/peace-love-opi/

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Today I officially switched to my fall nail color - yes, grey! I love Essie's Smokin' Hot!

Jenn @ WLB said...

yes yes yes!
Jenn
With Luck Blog
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smash said...

I love this. I have been wearing a darker grey but I think it's awesome because it goes with everything!

Press Play said...

Could you post what kind of hat that is, love it dearly.

(BAD) Blog About Design said...
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(BAD) Blog About Design said...

I find the grey nail trend to be quite lovely as well. A simple nail color complements a variety of different outfits.

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Akshara Vivekananthan said...

I love a good grey nail polish, perfect for fall!

calebandoneida said...

gray is my favorite color and i just recently bought some gray nail polish (a shade darker than this one) and have been wearing it for a few month now. it is my favorite nail polish because it goes with everything and just seems classy and understated but also unique. and it kind of excites me that i am perhaps at the beginning of a trend for the first time in my life :)

The Slow Pace said...

I don't think that shade would look nice on me. I'm super pale and I think it could make my hands look like I have a heart condition or something... :)
I'm going to try black nail polish this season, though. After a white nail polish Summer, I think it's time for a drastic change!
xx,
E.
www.theslowpace.com

Joy Acoustics said...

Very nice coulour. I will look for a similar one. I love painting my nails and if you do too just check my post on doted nails http://joyacoustics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/its-raining-cats-and-dots.html

Anji said...

Nail polish (like hair colour) really depends on your individual colouring. I find Grey's tend to look great on me (& dark/tanned skin in general). Sort of sophistacted without trying too hard. Greens&Blue's for me however are a no no! This philosophy is the complete 180 degree opposite for my friend who is pale with red hair.

abby said...

one of my favorite mani colors! i feel like it makes my fingers look long and pretty . . .

Charlotte | Charlotte's Web said...

I really like it! I'm also very into purples and dark greens at the moment, must be the season for it x

fancyfunction said...

Yes, I love the muted grays! I'm also just a bit obsessed with the color to begin with - especially with Fall's cozy sweaters. :)

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

I love gray nails!
This color is fabulous!
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Mindy said...

Oh please tell me about her beautiful rings!

Laura D said...

I like gray nails, especially if there's a little purple or shimmer in the color

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Fiona J said...

Ooooh I love it! I'm always on the lookout for new colours to try out and I might try this one now. thanks for sharing! :)

Fiona
http://www.greenlovinggirl.com/

Kyle Knodt said...

Beautiful ring on the middle finger made by Basha Burwell
http://www.bashaburwell.com/
http://bashasoog.blogspot.nl/

Wassili A said...

I like it sooo much !

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Pualani said...

All the understated and neutral colors have been coming out from the bottom of nail polish boxes lately. I've also seen dark, kind-of faded purples recently! They're so nice, but I have not yet been able to pull away from my hot pink and green watermelon nails.

Nikki said...

Just put light gray polish on my shopping list! I'm honestly surprised I haven't thought to do this yet. I'd love to know the sources for those beautiful gold rings!

Ariella Quatra said...

I, too, keep returning to these comments to see if THE HAT has been identified! Must have it ; )
Thank you!

Vanessa said...

Essie's Chinchilly has been my go-to grey for years! Right now, I'm obsessed with dusty rose colored nail polish!

Sheltiemama said...

I've gone crazy for gray polish. My nails are about the same length as yours, too.

Sheltiemama said...

I mean your friend's nails. :). I just get excited when I see someone else with short, polished nails.

Leah Behr said...

Considering that I practically live in Nude polish, this will be an easy and welcomed transition :)

EatPrayWearLove

Kate B said...

I was wondering what colour to paint my nails today! Thanks for the help, Joanna!

dervla kelly said...

oooh gonna try that color out next, i'm in love with dark grey, but perhaps a little too dark for the coming winter months. Of course those model's hands show the color off perfectly.

britniebanks.com said...

I like how this has a slight blue hue to it. I think a darker grey would be nice, maybe something with a purple hue?

In LA the trends don't change too much from season to season, so it is nice to catch up and throw something new into the mix. Thanks for sharing!

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amy said...

Right now, I'm basically only wearing grey nail polish. I have essie chinchilly and I love it, but the one in those pictures looks so pretty. Darker grey sounds nice, too—I might have to try it. And yes—that grey with the gold colored rings is just perfection.

Chew Huiting said...

Love it!
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GEM said...

Must know where her hat is from?!

southlandavenue.blogspot.com said...

I'm wearing a light grey right now. I think it's the perfect transition color from summar to fall. Also LOVE her hat! Do you kno who makes it?
- Heath

www.southlandavenue.blogspot.com

mdm said...

Yes, I'm obsessed with her rings. Please share!

Joy said...

Love this color, I've never painted my nails grey before but I may just have to go buy some grey nail polish now. I'm currently loving ox blood or gold. They both just feel so fall to me.

carly jane said...

Yes please tell where the hat is from!

Love the grey, too.

carly jane said...

Yes please tell where the hat is from!

Love the grey, too.

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xx Cheers!

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Britta said...

I was wondering the same thing! I love it!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I've seen this color everywhere! Wish I was a gray fan!!!

Ali Traders said...

Very Nice.....

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Starr Joy said...

Love this! I'm usually a fan of the deep burgundy shades especially Lincoln Park after Dark by OPI

cheyenne said...

very pretty, i think grey might be my favorite right now!
xo, cheyenne

gina k said...

The hat looks very close to the men's Indy hat in Olive Mix by Pendleton: http://www.pendleton-usa.com/product/Men/ACCESSORIES/SCARVES-HATS-GLOVES/INDY-HAT/166109/sc/1907/c/1745/pc/1814.uts

Michelle Lee said...

love that nails ! I want to try it too

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cianne said...

I too keep checking back for deets on the hat.... soooo perfect!

emitortiz said...

I LOVE these gray nails!!! Need to buy this nailpolish pronto :)

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Jeanne Hough said...

I saw this post on Friday and while at the store Sunday, picked out a lovely shade called "Wet Cement" and had to try it as soon as I got home. I'm loving it! Great find. I also have a slightly darker shade called "Grey Area" which I also love.

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aquang1 said...

I think I found the hat, its by Pendleton but it's sold out...

http://us.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=28569416&parentid=SALE_M_ACC&color=031&cm_mmc=CJ-_-Affiliates-_-Lyst+Ltd-_-11292048

New Fashion Designers Dress said...

Each time the seasons change, I like to assess my collection of nail polishes and decide which colors are on-trend for the coming months.

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