Before we start dreaming up a new palette for 2017, we’re recalling our favorite nail shades of this year (that is, the ones we’ll be keeping around for the long haul). Whether you gravitated toward the neutrals of spring and summer or the richer hues of fall and winter, the colors that joined our arsenals are nothing if not memorable. Without further ado, the best of 2016.
The Best Nail Colors Of 2016
Unlike in summers past, eye-catching neons weren't immediate go-tos. This year's warmer months called for muted blues and grays, shimmery shades and the occasional pop of color.
Nail Lacquer in Subnormal
Smith & Cult
Nail Polish in Poolside Service
Nail Polish in Leia
La Laque Couture in Savage Pink
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty
Vernis Nail Laquer in Cosmic
The cooler months were about rich tones—jewel-inspired shades and twists on classic red.
Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Fur Green
Oribe High-Shine Nail Polish in The Red
High-Gloss Lacquer in Sinful Blush
Gel Lab Nail Polish in All Night Long
Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Bianca
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Gloss