No greater indecision exists in this world than the moment you're standing in front of a wall of nail polish at the salon, hopelessly waiting for the on-trend color that will embody your mood for the next four to seven days to choir-sing your name. Now, you could: A) Let this agonizing song and dance play out from now until the end of time, or B) Take matters into your own hands and nail every manicure you get this year.
The first step is to try to think about it all a little less. "I anticipate the overarching theme for 2020 will be about having more fun with your nails, represented not only by color, but by effect and finish," said NYC-based manicurist and founder of her eponymous brand Jin Soon Choi. "Traditional pastels will morph into cool, bright 'punch' colors, and you will see simple yet strong designs in 2020."
Whether you're after poppy shades that reach highlight fluorescent levels or one step above what you'd get from your average neutral, this year's nail color trends will not disappoint. Ahead, Choi breaks down the most fail-proof polishes to buy — so you can redirect your stress to trying to pay without smudging your nails in your purse like the rest of us.