Neutral Nails for 2024

Get ready to paint the town beige because neutral nails are stealing the spotlight at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) – and leading the charge is none other than CND. As we bid farewell to the bold and experimental colour palettes of 2023, there’s a noticeable shift towards elegant and timeless nails this year.  

Reflecting on the evolving nail trend landscape, CND Co-Founder Jan Arnold shared her insights: “2023 was a year filled with experimental colours and over-the-top designs. In 2024, we will still see many bright, playful hues/patterns taking centre stage, but there’s a noticeable trend with neutrals too – especially with a twist; think mini rhinestones or pearls delicately floating above the cuticles, added iridescence and shimmer, or unconventional French designs,”  

In line with this trend, we are not surprised to see neutral nails gracing the runaways at NYFW, including this manicure for Marc Jacobs’s Fall 2024 Runaway Show! Lead Nail Artist Jin Soon created an unexpected opaque, neutral glossy nail using CND™ Shellac™ Long Wear Polish in Bare Chemise, Field Fox or Satin Pajamas to create the perfect barley-there nails.  


  1.       Begin with P.E.P. For more details, visit
  2.       Apply one layer of CND™ Shellac™ Base Coat and cure using button 1 on the CND™ LED Lamp.   
  3.       Apply two layers of CND™ Shellac™ Long Wear Polish in Bare Chemise, Field Fox or Satin Pajamas and cure each layer using button 2S.   
  4.       Finish with one layer of CND™ Shellac™ No Wipe+ Top Coat for optimized wearability and shine.  Cure using button 3 and clean the nails with 99% IPA.   
  5.       Moisturize with CND™ SolarOil™ to condition nails and cuticles.  

PRO TIP: Achieve the look at home using CND™ Vinylux™ Long Wear Polish in Field Fox or Satin Pajamas, finished with CND™ Vinylux™ Weekly Top Coat for 7+ days of high shine exceptional wear!  

About CND®

Founded in 1979, CND® (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including CND® SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND® devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education, and customer support. Only CND® delivers high-performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology. Follow @CNDWorld for the latest news in the art and care of nails.