These Are The Most Popular White Nail Shades

A white mani-pedi has become an on-trend look for summer – one which looks especially flattering against a bronzed, summer glow. Keen to invest in the right shade? We asked some of London's top salons for their most requested tones...

SHADE: OPI White Nail Polish in Alpine Snow, £13.90

Known for its ‘whiter than white’ tone, this colour offers a crisp, clean finish that looks great with a tan. The pigment is heavy-duty as well, so you never get any streaking or yellow undertones. Use a small amount to create a classic French tip, too. 
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SALON: Blush+Blow London
SHADE: CND Vinylux Studio White Nail Varnish, £11.95 

More of a milky hue, this long-wear shade is great for those who like their whites more on the muted side. Formulated with vitamin E, keratin and jojoba oils, nails are deeply conditioned and strengthened with every wear, too. 
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SHADE: CND Vinylux Nail Varnish in Lady Lily, £11.95 

An off greige-white, this shade flatters all skin tones for a manicure with a difference. The carefully crafted brush ensures seamless application, hugging every curve of the nail for a flawless finish. 
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SALON: Duck & Dry
SHADE: Essie Enamel in Marshmallow, £7.99

It takes a couple of coats, but once built up, this sheer white-pink provides nails with an elegant and sophisticated colour. It’s great year-round, but stands out against darker skin tones or a healthy tan. 
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SALON: London Grace
SHADE: London Grace Polish in Kathryn, £12

Kathryn is a chic, classic white that works on any skin tone, and throughout the seasons. The salon recommends you apply two coats and finish with London Grace’s Glossy Top Coat for a fresh, chip-free mani. 
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SALON: Townhouse
SHADE: OPI Nail Polish in Funny Bunny, £13.90

A beautiful milky white, this is Townhouse’s most requested shade. But unlike other bright whites, this never looks too garish or bold. A great all-rounder. 
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SALON: Secret Spa 
SHADE: Nails Inc Polish in White Out, £15 

Secret Spa calls this the perfect ‘no-colour, colour’ to enhance a tan or darker skin tones. The formula wears well, too – you’ll find it stays put for at least a week, complete with a high-shine finish. 
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SALON: Nails & Brows Mayfair
SHADE: Kure Bazaar Nail Polish in Clean, £15

The shade name says it all. A sheer white, this is a firm favourite among clients at Nails & Brows in Mayfair. One coat enhances your natural nail colour, while two builds up a glossy layer. It’s nourishing, too, with an 85% natural formula – think of it as a BB cream, but for your nails. 

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