Olive green might not be your first choice of color when picking out a polish shade at the nail salon, however, there are thousands of Google searches for that very color each month, so there must be something to it.
We decided to do a bit of research on the subject to see what all the fuss was about. As always, we're here to share our findings. And trust us, after seeing the pretty inspiration shots below, you'll be just as onboard with the unconventional color as we are. From light mint to rich emerald, with an extra emphasis on olive, ahead you'll find our favorite green manicures from the 'gram.
Whichever you choose to recreate, just remember: The key to DIY-ing a gorgeous manicure is to start with a base coat, end with a top coat, and regularly reapply cuticle serum during the life of your nail look.
Now, with that in mind, keep scrolling to find your next nail art.
The best part about a green manicure is that it can be super simple to create while still being bold and snap-worthy. Here, a rich green hue is dotted with gold dashes at the cuticle. To create the look, you can either use gold rectangular confetti or a toothpick dipped in gold polish.
Why choose one green when you can wear two? The trick to creating these crisp diagonal nails is to use striping tape. Once your base layer dries, stick a piece of tape diagonally across your nail and paint against it with a green color of your choice. Once dry, remove the tape and finish with a topcoat.
Thinking you might like to try a negative space option? This one will require a bit more time and patience, but if you have both of those things, it's worth giving a try. Use tape to your advantage when painting the mint green details before finishing with a coat of dark green over the tip.
Striped Accent Nail
Ah, the power of an accent nail. With four super-simple nails on each hand, you'll have extra time to dedicate to an accent nail. The easiest way to recreate the design is by starting with the dark green base and using a striping brush to create the navy and mint sections on the outer edges.