Pink, red, candy tones, neon… Each season there is a nail color (or several) that becomes the favorite of the moment. With three or four strong trends for every change of season, it’s easy for all color schemes to come to the fore sooner or later. All but one: mustard yellow or ochre. Because although we have seen how yellow in other declensions became fashionable – its pastel version or the most classic bright yellow is essential every summer – this more muted, warm, and autumnal alternative is usually conspicuous by its absence year after year. Now, fall/winter 2022-2023 promises to bring it back from oblivion.
Taking a look at the collections for this season of some of the main specialized manicure firms, there is no doubt that mustard – or, slightly darker and with a touch of brown, ocher – has become a powerful common thread of All of them. In OPI’s Fall Wonders line we find the shade Ocher to the moon; in CND Vinylux ‘s new fall range, the Fall Talk color from their In Fall Bloom release; the Elysian Fields hue enters with Orly novelties; and Bio Sculpture proposes Golden Fall. All of them, varying between darker or lighter, more yellow or more brown pulling towards other, but within the same purely autumnal color range. When we analyzed the trends for this season, we already saw how the tones of nature were drawn as some of the favorites, mentioning those derived from roasted coffee, sunset oranges, or muted clay, or yellows.
Regarding the inspiration that we can find outside the brands, it is true that the trend has not yet taken all the strength that it promises to acquire for autumn, but being such a warm and seasonal color, everything indicates that we will begin to see it a lot. in the coming months. At the moment, we have seen it on the Instagram of some models like Arizona Muse , and also in nail art inspiration accounts , using mustard as a complement to markedly autumnal designs, such as tartan checks or a checkerboard pattern , combining it in these cases with other shades of cozy vocationlike burgundy or brown. If you were looking to give your manicure a twist, the most unexpected (and reviled) color is, in fact, the safest bet.