Our Favorite Nail Polishes for a Dumbo Mani

One of my favorite things to do is design fun and simple nail art tutorials for Disney lovers in need of a creative nudge in the manicure department. But if you have a few nail art ideas and just need help selecting the perfect polishes to make it happen, that’s where this series comes in! Today, we’re focusing on how you can create an adorable Dumbo mani with his four signature colors: grey, peach, red, and yellow.

Summer 2016 nail polish trends were made for the combo of Dumbo’s soft, yet bold color palette. Warm shades like orange-skewing reds and yellows look great during the summer months, and peach is a lovely pastel that transitions from spring to summer flawlessly.

Check out our favorite nail polish picks to get the ultimate Dumbo mani!

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1. Zoya Dove 2. Julep Linda 3. Smith & Cult Subnormal 4. Picture Polish Peaches n’ Cream 5. OPI Crawfishin’ for a Compliment 6. Formula X Peach Tea 7. Essie Geranium 8. RGB Coral 9. China Glaze Happy Go Lucky 10. Orly Hook Up


Dumbo is the ideal shade of blue-grey that really works as a universal color for each season of the year. We pulled three varying shades of grey, from a bright Julep blue-grey cream to a cool, stormier grey with Zoya’s Dove. What you want to look for in a grey polish is one that becomes totally opaque in one to two coats. That way you’ll be able to build nail art on top without it becoming too thick!


The most important part of selecting a peach polish is to match your skin’s undertones. If your skin has warmer tones, you’ll be able to flawlessly rock an orange peach, like OPI’s Crawfishin’ for a Compliment. Those of us (myself included!) that have a rosier complexion will benefit from cooler peaches, like this one by Picture Polish.


We pulled very warm reds that lean toward the coral/orange family to match Dumbo’s ruffled collar. RGB’s Coral is a full-coverage cream polish with amazing color payoff. If you want to mix up your Dumbo mani with varied textures, Essie’s Geranium is slightly sheer in its first coat, which makes it fun to try out various designs and layering techniques.


Like our red polish selections, we went with warm yellows to round out this manicure. This is the perfect place to add a little shimmer to your design with a pearlescent yellow, like this Orly polish, or make a bright statement with China Glaze’s Happy Go Lucky.

We can’t wait to see what Dumbo mani you design! Show us on Instagram by tagging #DisneyStyle.


Posted 3 years Ago
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