It’s official - The Latest Gel Nail Must-Have Shade is Classic Blue

The clever people at Pantone have announced the official colour for 2020 - and it’s a gorgeous shade of blue. So let’s talk about how you can incorporate beautiful blues into your life, starting, of course, with your gel nails. 

Pantone colour of the year 2020

Since 1999, Pantone has been selecting a ‘colour of the year’, which they believe encapsulates the mood of the time. This year it’s ‘Classic Blue’, a deep, regal shade that conjures up winter evening skies and vast oceans. 

Must-have gel nail colours

So to keep your nails bang on trend in 2020, we’ve selected three blue gel nail polish colours to add to your collection. 

The Boys in Blue is fresh and striking, but is also muted enough to wear to the office. It’s the ideal balance between bold and classy, and will help you stay cool as a cucumber this winter. 

If you’re looking for something a little more festive, Ocean Sparkle is a deep blue with a metallic shimmer that’ll light up your party outfit. 

If you’re looking for something dark and sultry, try Blue Yonder, which is halfway between classic blue and black. Perfect for the rock gods and goddesses among us. 

What to pair with Classic Blue

If you want to warm up your blue nails with matching clothes and accessories, try combining Classic Blue with cream, champagne and soft pink. 

Image by Rachael Gorjestani

Alternatively, you can keep it cool with teal, lighter blue and mint tones. Who says blue and green should never be seen? This striking combo will make you stand out for all the right reasons. And if you really want to make a statement, couple Classic Blue with scarlet, yellow or purple accessories. 

Image by Melody Jacob

These colour combinations can also work for your nails. If you’re up for some festive nail art experimentation, try mixing it up with multi-coloured gel nail polish. We’ve got the whole spectrum of colours in our collection - so dive in and make 2020 your most colourful year yet. 

Header image by Neven Krcmarek.