The pastel nail colour that's going viral on Pinterest and is perfect for Spring

Move over pink, there's a new pastel in town.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Olympic athlete Queen Harrison, nail detail, attends the "Race" New York screening at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on February 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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Lavender nails are having a moment right now, which is hardly surprising given how liberating it is to shrug off winter's heavy clarets and navy and embrace pastels come spring. 

Now that the days are longer and evenings are lighter, lavender is storming to the forefront of current nail trends. In fact, lavender and lilac nails have seen a 100% increase in Pinterest search. 

Moving away from saccharine pink, lavender is that perfect between season shade. How to wear it? There are no hard and fast rules. Metallic finishes are in the mix or make like nail queen Bettina Goldstein and mix varying intensities of lavender with  other pastel shades. That said, almond shaped and super glossy seems to be the winning vibe for the trend. Keep scrolling for some of the best lavender nail inspiration...

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Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.