Green shades emerald and khaki top winter nail trends for 2021

Shades of green are dominating the winter nail trend, with emerald, khaki and forest green nails all seeing an increase in search volume on social media platform Pinterest.

The research, by WeThrift, analysed Pinterest data to name the top 10 nail trends for the winter season. Emerald green emerged top, with search volume levels for the bold deep green shade rising by 300% this year. 

Green continued to rank highly, with two different shades of the colour taking second and third place, the report found. Soft earthy Khaki green places in second, seeing search volumes increase by 266% in the same period, with deeper Forest Green taking third with an increase volume of 244%.

Muted toned Olive green also made the top 10, placing eighth with a search volume increase of 88%, the report found, proving that green shades are leading nail trends this season.

 Top 10 nail trends for winter 2021:

  1. Emerald green – 300% search volume increase
  2. Khaki – 266%
  3. Forest green – 244%
  4. Brown tips – 216%
  5. Navy blue – 132%
  6. Dark purple – 116%
  7. Brown swirl – 102%
  8. Olive – 88%
  9. Gold tips – 73%
  10. Black – 55%.

The classic French manicure is taking a coloured twist this season, with gold tips placing ninth in the list, adding a fun element to a classic look perfect for party season. A more understated brown French manicure also placed, with brown tipped nails coming fourth in the rankings, having seen a search increase of 216%.

Continuing the trend from last winter, brown shades are here to stay, with ’70s inspired brown swirls placing in seventh, having seen a search volume increase of 102%, the report found.

Dark nail colours are a common theme in the top trends, with deep navy blues, dark purples and solid black hues all making the top 10, seeing searches rise by 132%, 116% and 55% respectively.

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What nail trend will you be sporting this winter season? Let us know in the comments!