When we need nail inspo, we scroll through Instagram. We do a deep dive into the accounts of celebrities, influencers, and most importantly, professional nail artists. And lately, as we’ve been scrolling through the aforementioned accounts, we’ve noticed a trend—that is, people are opting for a very specific and very surprising shade of nail polish: brown.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a standard solid-colored manicure or a detailed, designer set; we’ve been seeing brown nail polish everywhere. It seems that these shades—which range from light cappuccino colors to rich dark chocolate hues—are the color du jour. And after seeing it enough, we totally understand why. After all, brown nail polish is neutral, so it pairs well with everything (we’re talking about every color, outfit, and situation). Plus, it’s surprisingly sophisticated. Need some proof before you commit? No worries. Ahead, find our 18 favorite brown nail designs on Instagram.