The Unexpected Green Nail Color You're Seeing Everywhere

As seen on Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian.


Celebs have been flocking to sage green nails for their manicures, and Brittney Boyce of Nails of LA believes the color trend is here to stay. "Green is such a big color in 2021 in general," she says. “It’s like nature reclaiming its space." Here, 10 ways to rock the shade.

While advocating for voting turnout, Hailey Bieber sported sage nails that were a touch greener than her shirt. Lessons learned: Don’t forget to vote, and match your nails to your clothes.

French tips remain the season’s hottest nail art design. Combine the look with a marbled sage green color scheme to wear multiple trends on your fingertips.

For an easy DIY nail art look, keep most of your fingers a solid sage green, then add negative space or slanted tips on a couple of accent tips.

YouTube and Louis Vuitton campaign star Emma Chamberlain trusted celeb nail artist Kim Truong for her chic and colorful manicure design. Her nails are a technicolored rainbow with sage green making pivotal appearances throughout.

In an Instagram post, Kim Kardashian shared a photo of her earth-toned sage green nails. She captioned the photo “I like long nails now,” so perhaps the color helped make her a convert.

Another option for accent nails? This sage green yin yang set splashes white on just two tips for a simple but on-trend look.

Find your favorite houseplant and pick matching shades of green nail polish (include sage!). Then, create a manicure with ‘70s-inspired three-tone waves to stay connected to nature no matter what you’re doing.

Supermodel Paloma Elsesser is another fan of the French tip 2.0. For her delicate yet colorful nail look, she wore the design using sage green and other earthy green and brown shades.

Jade is a green crystal often associated with abundance and success. Keep these manifestations at your fingertips by recreating the mismatched patterns of the gemstone, much like this sage-hued manicure.

Sometimes all you need to complete your nail look is some length and an unexpected finish. Opt for a matte coating to add softness to a set of sage green nails.