Cobalt blue is the latest nail trend we’re seeing everywhere

Blue is a mood

Hand with cobalt blue nail polish on a blue gradient background
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So far the nail trends predictions for 2022 are proving true, especially in the case of Cobalt blue. This bold color has been dominating our nail inspo Pinterest boards and social media feeds and is the perfect, chic manicure to add a dose of dopamine and color to your outfit.

Unlike 2021, where yellow was the most popular nail color of the year and neutrals and various shades of green were everywhere, it seems 2022 is the year of blue—and we're here for it. 

According to Peacci, a vegan-friendly nail polish brand, searches for blue nail polish have soared by 70%. And while the bold color might seem intimidating—it’s actually seriously wearable and effortlessly cool.

They have reported it will be a huge hit for Spring / Summer, with the most popular shades including Prussian Blue, Cobalt (also known as Electric Blue), and Blueberry.

Electric Blue, $12.50 £10 | Peacci

Electric Blue, <a href="https://us.peacci.com/nail-polish/100-electric-blue.html" data-link-merchant="us.peacci.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$12.50 <a href="https://peacci.com/nail-polish/100-electric-blue.html" data-link-merchant="peacci.com"" data-link-merchant="us.peacci.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£10 | Peacci

This heavenly, bold blue is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It's super pigmented, long-lasting and the perfect electric shade to pull off the trend.

Cobalt is a rich shade of blue—a lot like royal blue. It’s bold and deep and adds brightness to your hands and your outfit. If you ask us, it’s perfect for all seasons because it’s a cooler blue, so good for cold weather but also bright, so ideal for spring and summer.

How to wear the Cobalt blue nail trend? 

We love the thought of wearing cobalt blue as a french tip. It's the perfect way to dip your, erm nails, into the trend. It's ideal for those that prefer minimal manicures and worry the blue might be too much for your hands, or if you already wear bold colors and do not want too much of a clash.

Great creative with your manicure. Using Cobalt in an abstract pattern is a fun way to play with the trend, it’s perfect for parties or for summer days. We just can’t tell you how much we adore this color.

Our favorite way to wear this trend is to just go full blue—use the color all over your nails and maybe even your toes and embrace the regal color. 

Inner Peace Of Me Plant Power Vegan Nail Polish, $10 £9 | nails inc

Inner Peace Of Me Plant Power Vegan Nail Polish, <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=12443&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nailsinc.com%2Fen%2FInner-Peace-Of-Me-Plant-Power-Vegan-Nail-Polish%2Fm-3173.aspx" data-link-merchant="nailsinc.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$10 <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=12443&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nailsinc.com%2Fen%2FInner-Peace-Of-Me-Plant-Power-Vegan-Nail-Polish%2Fm-3172.aspx" data-link-merchant="nailsinc.com"" data-link-merchant="nailsinc.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£9 | nails inc

Inner Peace Of Me is the perfect shade of Cobalt blue, it's made from 73% plant-based ingredients and is vegan and cruelty-free.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.