14 Jul The A-List: What Does Your Nail Polish Say About You?
What does your nail polish colour say about you?
We’ve all been there, sitting in the nail salon, needing to make the hard decision of what colour to put on our nails. While it can take hours to decide, we seem to be drawn to particular colours, and in some instances leave the salon wearing the same colour we went in with. But what do these colours mean? And what do they say about us? We’ve turned to colour psychology to get to the bottom of why we pick certain colours and what they mean.
Like red lippy, red nail polish is always a must! The colour red symbolises strength, warmth, positive energy, excitement and symbolises a wild and dangerous side. It’s a colour that demands attention.
When to wear it: That hot first date! He won’t be able to take his eyes off you or your nails
Nothing rhymes with orange, which means it’s a stand out and unique colour! Wear it with pride! The colour orange represents comfort, warmth and security, sensuality, passion, and fun. It also symbolises one of the most important things in the world: food (enough said).
When to wear it: Out for dinner, or any food related occasion really!
Stay pretty in Pink. Pink is the colour of tranquillity, nurture, warmth, femininity, and love. It’s a powerfully soothing colour and symbolises romance and affection.
When to wear it: An engagement party, baby shower, or a wedding!
“We’ll never be Royals” but we can sure try!! Prince Harry eat your heart out! Purple has always been a colour of royalty, luxury and wealth. Purple is also a colour of spiritual awareness, vision, truth and authenticity. It’s a colour of class and sophistication, with an element of wildness and celebration.
When to wear it: Whenever you’re dressed to impress! A corporate lunch, cocktails with your girls (or prince Harry!), or to bikram yoga this weekend!
No one can beat loving a blue-eyed boy! So if you don’t have one of them, have blue nails instead, less heartbreaking! Blue while often known as the colour of sadness is actually one of the most positive colours you can find! Blue stands for intelligence and logic, trust, serenity, calm, reflection and relaxation. It radiates “coolness”!
When to wear it: On holiday! Relaxing at the beach or jet setting to fabulous places (jealous!)
Sometimes orange isn’t always the new black. Black nail polish is always a statement, whether you wear it because it’s the colour of your soul, or just because it goes with anything. Black symbolises glamour and sophistication, it is also a colour of security, efficiency and substance.
When to wear it: Whenever your cold heart desires! Black goes with everything!
Like Kiiara’s song Gold, we’d love to have gold up in our teeth, but instead we’ll settle for some gold on our nails! Gold is the colour of success, achievement and triumph. Celebrate yourself girl! Along with confidence, gold also symbolises luxury, prestige and wealth, they don’t call it gold-digging for nothing! Generosity, compassion, love and confidence are also meanings behind the colour.
When to wear it: To celebrate that promotion or pay rise! Or when you need an extra touch of confidence!
Brown and Neutral colours
Browns and Neutrals are on trend this winter, and go perfectly with big coats, scarves and beanies! These colours symbolise seriousness, warmth, reliability and support. Those who wear browns and neutrals are often one with nature.
When to wear it: for serious adult meetings, or when you’re skiing, even if it won’t add to your warmth at least your nails will look nice under those gloves.
These colours, along with hundreds of other Morgan Taylor shades are available at beauty salons and pharmacies nationwide.
For your nearest stockist call, 0800 144 562.