Grey has got our attention, and no, we’re not just talking about the smoldering stare of Jamie Dornan. The color, a mix of black and white, has flooded the fingertips of models at New York Fashion Week. “Grey is the new neutral; it really is,” Danielle Candido, lead artist for Morgan Taylor shares.
At Sally LaPointe, Candido went for a light grey. By mixing together Morgan Taylor’s “Scene Queen” (a grey-beige with subtle shimmer) and a hint of “Sweater Weather” (a creamy grey also used at Angel Sanchez) she created a custom, dove grey manicure, perfect for fall.
To highlight the sequins and beadings of Carmen Marc Valvo’s collection, Candido created a gunmetal mani with a black stripe. This silvery grey creation was made by mixing Morgan Taylor’s “Metaling Around” and “Mattes a Wrap.” By mixing the two polishes together rather than layering, Candido explains that it keeps the reflective quality of the polish but adds a muted background. An off-set black line was then drawn on the nail in “Little Black Dress” and highlighted with “Make it Last” top coat to add shine only to the black polish. This two-toned mani really makes everyone look twice because of the different textures, “it’s not just simply a black line on a grey nail, it really adds dimension.”
Angel Sanchez knew the power of a grey nail and enlisted lead artist Gina Edwards to create “Le Smoking” nails. To complement Sanchez’ designs, she brushed on “Sweater Weather” by Morgan Taylor and “Need For Speed” top coat, layered under “Make It Last” for a high-gloss finish. This super shiny dark charcoal nail perfectly complemented Sanchez’ ’70s glam, vintage YSL esthetic. The collection transported the audience back to Studio 54; however, the mani’s look trendy and relevant. While we can’t wait for spring, this cozy named polish has us excited to bundle up for fall!
From dark steels to lighter shades, grey is a color anyone can pull off; proving that for fall 2015, orange isn’t the new black, grey is.