"Dandelion Yellow" Nail Polish Is Trending, and It Will Give You an Instant Dose of Happy
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In the same way a shot of Emergen-C after a night of drinking can take you from hovering over the porcelain throne to high-fiving your boss the next morning, a nice bright nail polish color can make a bleary Winter day feel a little more like Spring. The shade that's trending right now isn't too off the mark from the powdered drink mix, either: "dandelion yellow."
The name, coined by manicurist and global lead educator for Essie Rita Remark, perfectly matches the season's earliest bloomer — the dandelion — and is the perfect soft-meets-sunny blend of pastel yellow and orange.
"This version of yellow is much more golden than we're used to seeing — it's like butter," Remark said. "Previously, we'd seen cooler-tone yellows, edging on the side of green or lemon-lime. I love that this shade is trending because it means yellow is now a nail color that has staying power. It's not just a niche, one-season trend. It's more approachable and less of a risk. A color that previously felt polarizing and controversial among nail enthusiasts now boasts variations of hue and more options for those of us trying to find the perfect complement to our skin tone."
Even with zero flowers blooming outside and scarce sunny days, you can still convince your brain to think warmer thoughts with a yellow manicure. The nail polish colors worth a trip (to the store) are ahead.