June 4, 2023

It’s no secret that certain colours can make us feel some type of way. Whether you’re curating a killer wardrobe filled with your favourite seasonal hues or a lipstick collection for the ages, we often tend to gravitate toward certain shades without even realising it.

According to Lynn Marks, the International Director of the London Image Institute, colour is actually a super key way that we convey information about something (including ourselves) in a nonverbal way. That means the winter nail shades you always have in your rotation may say more about you than you think. “Colour psychology has become a popular area of colour theory that assigns emotional and psychological connotations between colours and emotions,” Marks states. “Whether you like a colour frequently depends on childhood memories and your association between colours and feelings. If your mother made you wear yellow one day and your classmates made fun of you, yellow is not likely to be your favourite colour as an adult.”

Marks says that there’s a fresh, earthy quality to the colour green. It makes others think of nature, balance, growth, and prosperity. Those who vibe with a dark-green shade probably like to feel harmonious, stable, and secure in their surroundings (so basically, you’re a Libra). It can also represent rebirth and self-reliance, so you could be going through a stage of major change in your life that causes you to be more in tune with your emotions and surroundings.

Shop the Best Forest Green Nail Polishes

Orly Breathable Treatment + Color in Pine-ing for You
Orly
Breathable Treatment + Color in Pine-ing for You
£14

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Jealous Boyfriend
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Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Jealous Boyfriend
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Mavala Nail Colour in Copenhagen
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