5 Awesome Purple-Gray Nail Shades

Last fall, it was all about the greige manis. For fall 2012, we’re still rocking the gray hues, but it’s all about adding in purple tones. And when a certain First Lady stepped up to the podium with purpleish gray polish, we knew the trend was here to stay. Here are a few of our faves.

1. Purple Gray Nail Polish: Topshop

Rainy Day

Despite what the name says, you don’t have to save this polish for a gloomy afternoon. But it sure is a pick-me-up!

Topshop Makeup Nails in Rainy Day, $10, topshop.com

2. Purple Gray Nail Polish: Essie

Smoking Hot

A dark hue like this one is the perfect accessory to finish off any cocktail party look.

Essie Nail Polish in Smoking Hot, $8, essie.com

3. Purple Gray Nail Polish: Deborah Lippmann

Modern Love

This softer version works like a neutral. Wear it for any occasion.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Modern Love, $16, nordstrom.com 

4. Purple Gray Nail Polish: Sally Hansen


Go for this slate color if you’re looking for a polish that’s more gray than purple. Plus, it works perfectly with all skin tones.

Alexander Wang with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pumice, $10, target.com

5. Purple Gray Nail Polish: Chanel


With an eye-catching shimmer, this metallic hue looks great on fingers and is a fun option for toes!

Chanel Le Vernis in Paradoxal, $26, chanel.com