Lilac is always thought of as a summery colour, but when it comes to your nails, I say rip up the rulebook.
I’d argue that as a cool colour, it could very much be defined as wintery – and lest we not forget that Very Peri is 2022’s Colour of the Year, according to Pantone.
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I’ve seen lilac shades all over my Instagram feed for a while now — on clothes, homeware, make up, and even food.
You might think lilac nail polish will clash with every colour in your closet, but it actually pairs well with many palettes, like neutrals and shades of orange and pink.
Lilac is not just a specific shade of purple; there are many stylish variations of the colour.
You have light lavender hues, dark violet options, and even a few sparkly choices.
If you want to make a bold yet polished statement, a slightly darker shade of lilac nail polish is your go-to, especially if it has a slight shimmer finish.
The best thing about lilac nail polish though? It’s flattering for different skin tones, so you don’t have to worry whether the colour will suit you or not.
Whether you have a fair, cool or warm skin tone, you can definitely wear it.
I’ve rounded up the best lilac polishes that deserve a spot on your vanity and gorgeous nails.
Main image photo credit: @sdesilvaa
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Shop lilac nail polish
L’oxygéné Nail Polish 1, £14.50, Nailberry – Buy now
Original Nail Polish 869 Plant One On Me, £7.99, essie – Buy now
Nail Polish Purples 12m, £12.50, Leighton Denny – Buy now
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish – Heather Hussle, £4.99, Sally Hansen – Buy now
Polished Nail Polish 014 8ml, £2.99, Boots – Buy now
You’re Such a Budapest – Purple 15ml, £13.90, OPI – Buy now
Do You Lilac It? Purple 15ml, £13.90, OPI – Buy now