For Fingers and Foyers


My pal and fashion styling partner in crime Marie suggested I do a post on nail polish colors that are hot right now- and I thought why not pair them with hip room colors since the trends seem to go along with each other?

Deep purpley reds are still a go to for me in colder months, especially on toes (of note- Jackie O always did deep red on her toes and light bare pink on fingers): OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, Essie Wicked and Sally Hansen Glossy are my three favorites for that “nearly black” look without looking Goth.

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For moody walls that match this deep, dark trend think true black or black with a hint of warm color:Benjamin Moore Vintage Wine, Onyx or Deep Caviar

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Continuing in the deep color trend are dark blues- which are hard to pull off on your nails but easy to add to a home. On your fingers try OPI Light My Sapphire or Eddie Midnight Cami, on walls try Benjamin Moore Blue Note or In the Midnight Hour (darker on real chips than online!) Gorgeous when paired with burnt orange!

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Grey-taupes are big too- they seem to be the easiest to wear trendy color of 09. But if done wrong can make you look dead (but is a color that can make your walls come alive).  Marie swears by OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques (also mentioned in Lonny) and I tried it for my photoshoot last week and loved it- but you can try these others that are a bit lighter with a smidge of warmth like OPI Over the Taupe, Essie Mink Muffs and Chinchilly.

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For walls you can’t go wrong with Farrow and Ball’s Mouse’s Back, Martha Stewart for Valspar’s Chantarelle and Benjamin Moore’s Grege Avenue.

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Dark browns have always been a classic on walls, but now they can be on nails too. Try Essie’s Lady Godiva (would look especially fetching on a pedi) and Benjamin Moore’s Brown Horse (in my dining room) or Van Buren Brown.

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As for those neutrals we all come back to here are some of my all time classics:

Nails: Essie Mademoiselle, Fed Up, Ballet Slippers and Sheer Bliss.

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Walls: Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan, Bleeker Beige, Putnam Ivory, Wheeling Neutral.

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What are YOUR favorite colors for mani/pedis and walls? Do share!

I think perhaps the OPI for Sephora shade “Brunette On the Internet” is my signature color by name alone!

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