These Are the Most Popular Nail Colors Across the Country


“People in Boston are generally very conservative with their nails, but there is a growing clientele that’s starting to play around with minimal and abstract nail art, which is super exciting,” says Boston nail artist Nina Park. She says her clients are loving shades of nude, mauves, metallic, and different shades of blue. Her most requested shade? “Deco Miami’s Champagne Mami is always a crowd pleaser. It’s a gorgeous rose gold metallic polish that compliments all skin tones.”

Deco Miami Nail Lacquer in Champagne Mami

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Blushed Petal

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Earth Angel

Sinful Colors Essenchills Professional Nail Polish in Salt Bath Babe

New York City: Quirky Neutrals 


New York City’s Paintbox is known for its modern, minimal nail art that still packs a punch, and the salon’s most requested shades follow suit. “Our clients are really going for brick and terracotta tones–our Like Spice polish has been our top-seller and a client favorite,” says creative director Mabelyn Martin. When clients want to break out neutrals, Martin notes that the forest green Like Wild has been popular, as is the glittery Like Magic, which she calls “nail art in a bottle.”

Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Wild

Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Spice

Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Magic

Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Canyon

Chicago: Classic Blush 


Chicago women are all about nail art. “My clients tend to take risks and go outside their comfort zone with their nails because social media influences them,” says Tuyen Day, owner of T Nail Bar. She says different shades of nude are always the most popular, since they make the perfect backdrop to go all out on nail art. The most requested shade? OPI’s Put It In Neutral.

Chanel Le Vernis in Bleached Mauve

Pear Nova Nail Lacquer in Michelle Our Mama

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Nail Color in Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas: Baby Pink 


The women in Sin City apparently leave the risk to the slots. But can you blame them when baby pink looks so good on everyone? “We have a very diverse clientele,” says Samantha M., owner of Nohea Nails. “A lot of people will only wear baby pinks, but we do get others who love bright colors no matter what time of year it is.” The most popular color requests she gets: OPI’s Funny Bunny and Mod About You

Gucci Vernis À Ongles Nail Polish in Ellen Blush

Zoya Nail Lacquer in Madeline

Seattle: Mismatched 


At Seattle’s Urban Nail Box, it’s not so much about one color, but several—the mismatched nail trend is going strong. “Mixing and matching different shades are a favorite at our shop,” says founder Rachel Dang. “This time of the year, people tend to go with neutral colors or very dark colors, but in different shades.” One of the more interesting popular colors people mismatch with? OPI’s It’s a Piazza Cake, a warm orange. 

Essie Nail Polish in Mind-Full Meditation

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Color in Cinna Snap

Londontown Lakur Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer in Skyline Reflect

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_. 


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