Nail trend: Is brown the new black?

Nov 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET

There's a new It color for the fall and spring seasons. Chocolate brown is popping up everywhere -- including nail polish collections. Here are some favorites!

brown nail polish

Black, white and gray are great neutrals that are still holding strong in nail color fashion, but brown isn't far behind as an (unexpected!) nail color trend. Fall 2010 and spring 2011 both have a luscious deep chocolate hue in common.

Tips for wearing brown nail polish

  • Don't worry about mixing brown with black. These neutrals work very well together.
  • Brown nails complement warm skin tones beautifully.
  • Dark colors such as chocolate brown show all mistakes! Make sure to paint a clean manicure (or indulge in a professional one).

From left: Rescue Beauty Lounge Au Chocolat, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys (Spring 2011 collection), Essie Little Brown Dress, Deborah Lippmann Maneater

Other nail polish trends

4 Nail trends to try this fall
Celebrity nail trend: Winter whites
OPI Spring 2011 nail colors

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