The beauty of changing seasons is the reasonable excuse you have for revamping everything from your clothes wardrobe to your nail routine. Of course, you don’t need weather to dictate the colour on your fingertips, but it is always exciting to see what new nail colours and manicure styles will take charge in the upcoming season.

This year, it looks like mauve nails will take the cake for Spring 2021 nail trends. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this dusty pink and purple nail lacquer hue has started to gain traction on mood boards and Instagram feeds, prepping for its “big moment” once the weather gets warm. 

Want to stay ahead of the trend? butter LONDON is here to help! Keep on scrolling for the 5 hottest nail looks that will leave your manicure looking utterly mauve-lous this spring 2021 season:

Multi-Colored Mauve Nails

Gradient manicure has become one of the hottest nail looks in the past few years. Perfect for any gal that airs on the side of indecision, this trendy nail look gives you the freedom to mix & match your favorite nail polish shades when you just can’t seem to choose! We personally love this dark-toned gradient manicure for the winter-to-spring transition… but don’t be afraid to brighten it up for the warmer weather! Try mixing bright whites and soft nude nail colours with a delicate mauve nail polish, like Mums the Word.

Rich and Creamy Mauve

Just like nude nails, mauve nails come in a variety of versatile shades so that you can find the perfect match for any skin tone. If you are looking to switch up your nail game—but want something that goes beyond the classic mauve manicure—try experimenting with rich undertones. Nail colours like the Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Toff add a dusty dimension to traditional mauve nails. Not to mention, this nail colour is a year-round staple that looks just as chic with an LBD or sweatpants.

Geometric Mauve Mani

No, you don’t need a Mathematics degree to nail this next look—just some creativity and a little nail polish remover. Geometric nail designs have been flooding our Instagram feed… and for a good reason! Incorporating stripes, triangles, and squares into an everyday mauve mani is a simple and fun way to elevate any nail look, while still remaining chic. Want to try at home? Apply a light or dark mauve nail colour—like the Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Dearie Me—to each of your nails, then use a dense brush dipped in nail remover to create whimsical designs.

Glittery Mauve

Shimmer. Glitter. Bling. No matter you call it, anything that seems to resemble a disco ball has become extremely popular in the nail world. Sparkly pink nails, purple nails and mauve nails are expected to hit hard this spring, so if you’ve been looking to add a dazzling touch to your fingertips, now is the time! This reverse French manicure is one of our personal favorites, with its subtle touch of mauve, gold and silver glitter nail lacquer adding a flawless, minimalistic vibe. Don’t forget to seal it in with a longwear topcoat, like butter LONDON Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat.

Marble Mauve Nails

Marble has swiftly made its way from sculptures to countertops, and now, to our nails. While this mauve nail look might be better suited for your next salon visit (rather than an at-home mani), we just couldn’t help but include it! The classic mauve undertones paired with the up-and-coming marble print, make this sophisticated manicure a must-try for the season.

Want to nail this design at your next salon appointment? Bring in the butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds and Dearie Me for the perfect mauve marble swirl!