In fact, it’s the easiest way ever to inject a little colour or personality into an often dark cold-weather wardrobe.
We’ve scoured the runways and fingertips of the most fashionable to identify the biggest nail colour trends of the season – and whether you like it subtle or stand out, they do not disappoint.
A winter favourite, metallic’s have stuck around for the last few years and it’s not hard to see why. They add a touch of shimmer without being over the top and go with just about everything. Naeem Khan took his one step further for his A/W ’17 runway show, combining metallics to create a gilded bronze texture.
Top pick: Sally Hansen Colour Therapy in Powder Room, $16.95.
These are anything but beige. They're a little bit quirky and texture-rich, designed to mimic natural materials. For Alexander Wang's A/W '17 show, nail artist Rita Remark for Essie achieved a concrete look by layering Sand Tropez with Sugar Daddy and finishing with a matte topcoat.
Top pick: Essie Nail Colour in Sand Tropez, $14.95.