Trust Me: This "Dated" Nail Colour Is Going to Be Summer's Biggest Manicure Trend

If someone had told me that I'd be looking at pictures of mint green nails this summer, I'd have laughed. Don't get me wrong, I love this colour, but after wearing Essie's Mint Candy Apple nail polish for weeks on end back in the early '00s, I thought that I'd have put this pastel shade behind me by now. In fact, I think most people would agree that this bright green colour could be considered "dated" now that we are favouring more neutral, pared-back nail designs.

However, the sun is out, and I am ready to inject a bit more colour into my manicure. After doing lots of research, I've come to the conclusion that mint green nails are having a massive comeback, and I'm pretty sure that this "dated" nail colour is going to be summer's biggest manicure trend.

You see, not only are searches for mint green nails picking up on Google Trends, but brands such as Dior and Nailberry have just launched brand new mint green nail polishes, and I'm seeing this shade all over Instagram. It's safe to say that I've fallen in love with the pastel colour all over again, so I thought it was only right that I shared some of my favourite mint green manicures with you. Keep on scrolling for all the summer inspo you need...

Mint Green Nail Inspiration:

@paintedbyjools mint green manicure

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Short and simple is always a winner.

@nailartbyqueenie mint green French tips

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How cool are these mint green French tips?

@themaniclub mint green manicure

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This nail colour speaks for itself.

@iramshelton mint green manicure

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So chic.

@rochellehumes mint green nail art

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Don't be afraid to experiment with different nail art.

@imarninails pastel manicure

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Don't want to do a full mint green mani? Why not opt for different pastel shades instead?

@harrietwestmoreland mint green French tips

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I'm taking this picture to my next nail appointment.

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Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.