Gray-beige polishes — also known as the “greige,” “taupe,” or “putty” trend — are showing up all over runways and adorning celebrities’ nails. Get the look in your salon this summer with these professional shades.

China Glaze Ingrid from the Vintage Vixen collection is a warm, deep mushroom gray with a slight copper glitter undertone.

Essie Mink Muffs is a smoky plush taupe that was inspired by runway trends.


Layer CND Putty and Silver Chrome, part of the Colour & Effects palette, to create a custom greige.

Buried Treasure by Orly is a taupe shimmer.


Revealed in February, Color Club High Society is a greige with a smooth cream finish.

The trendy You Don’t Know Jacques! from OPI is also available in a matte or suede finish.

Classified as one of Sparitual’s “early low notes,” Sage is a mocha crème.


At the Marc Jacobs show during New York Fashion Week (February 2010), CND’s Roxanne Valinotti (with Elisa Ferri) created five shades of “greige” to complement the runway palette. The recipe for the shade shown is as follows: 3/4 bottle of Chocolate Milk, 1/8 bottle of Blackjack, 1/8 bottle of Brilliant White, three drops of Green Scene, and four drops of Asphalt.

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