Quicksilver: The Hot New Neutral Nail Trend

Our favorite silver, platinum, or chrome nail polish to try

If you always think pink for a manicure, it may be time to pimp up your polish with the hot metallic nail trend straight from the fashion runways. Silver, graphite, chrome and platinum nails are replacing pale pinks as the color. Celebrities like Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan and Heidi Klum are all sporting it. If you're skeptical about trying this trend, or you think it might look over the top, there's a silver shade out there for everyone, whether you want to make a strong statement as bold as tin foil or just want a hip twist on neutral or nude. In fact, many of these polishes are much more silver in the bottle than on nails. Here are some of our favorites:

Silver Anniversary from Creative Nail Design: This color is great for all skin tones, but we particularly love it on darker skin tones. This warm, deep graphite will give your nails a rich, luscious sheen.
Price: $6
Available: CreativeNailDesign.com

Stardust from Lippmann Collection: This is everybody's favorite silver for an edgy, sexy look. It works for all skin tones and will make your nails party-ready in no time. It's rich and deep without being shiny.
Price: $15
Available: LippmannCollection.com

Opera from Essie: Not ready to go platinum? This subtle shade may be the perfect choice. It looks most distinct with fair skin and gives nails a neutral glow.
Price: $8
Available: Essie.com

Liquid Metal from Sparitual: We're totally over glitter nail polish, but the sparkle in this so-called nail elixir from Sparitual does add a little extra oomph. This light silver shade has shiny flecks in it and looks sheer and chic. It's a great everyday nail color. An added bonus? It promises to nourish your cuticles.
Price: $9
Available: FredSegal.com

Diamond Love from Orly: For the really timid, this sheer shade has just a touch of silvery sheen. You won't be making a statement but you'll love how elegant your nails look. Works best on pale skin; darker skin tones look better with more contrast.
Price: $7
Available: OrlyBeauty.com

Hit Me with Your Best Shot from Lippmann Collection: A Hollywood favorite created for the Lippmann Collection by rocker Pat Benatar, this glistening gunmetal shade is rich, dark, mysterious and sexy. The perfect bling for any outfit.
Price: $15
Available: LippmannCollection.com

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