Playing around with colour will always tickle our fancy, but the new bold nail is less garish and more about linear design. Designers like Misha Nonoo and Cynthia Rowley dappled in this trend with colourful asymmetrical stripes painted on the nail. Patty added some variation by mixing up monochromatic diagonal and straight lines with a pop of colour. ‘Start by getting the nail shape right. Use a nail file angled under the nail corner and file down the sides to create a slightly rounded square shape,’ she says. The pièce de résistance of this look is making it seem effortless. Use white nail polish as your accent colour and test out chevron, stripe and diamond designs. To play up the punch in this nail look, Renton created a simple bold lip. ‘Go with the lightest colour used on the nails; it will help to complement the look without seeming overdone,’ he says.