14/08/2014 16:35 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Shades Of Grey: The Nail Colour That's Always Chic

Beauty trends come and go but there are a special few that hang around, season after season. Red lips? Always a winner. Smoky eyes? Never gets old. Grey nails? This look has been on the scene ever since Autumn/Winter 2010. Talk about longevity...


So - what is about grey nails that has kept them at the top of the trend chart? From the palest off-whites to metallic granite, there's something about the colour (in every single shade) that always looks chic. Here's why:

1. More interesting and less severe than black, grey goes with everything.

2. Grey looks amazing against anything bright. Wearing a neon top? Paint your nails grey for the most brilliant colour clash.

3. Grey-on-grey works.

4. Grey-on-black works.

5. Hate shiny nail polish? Try metallic grey. It's surprisingly easy to wear.

6. Grey isn't showy, but it will get your nails noticed.

What's not to love?

Luckily, there's no shortage of the shade when it comes to shopping the trend. Here are six of our favourites: