Year after year, our Singapore skyline lights up in August; a dazzling fireworks display takes over as the famous National Day parade draws to a close, accompanied by a textural cacophony of striking performances from the marching band and local acts. Much of the nation gathers on the grandstand or around the Marina Bay area, all rushing downtown to witness the annual event and celebrate that the country is one year older. And whether it’s a front-row seat at the parade or a makeshift picnic opportunity in a more secluded part of town, the evening’s color palette is obviously clear, as the red and white combo hits our part of town, not bothering anyone.
Featured as the colors of the nation, as seen on our national flag, the color combination is decidedly bold and usually reserved for special occasions. For some, their wardrobes might not be so forgiving: An outfit worn in previous years might no longer be an option for this year’s large-scale celebrations after the pandemic, but buying a whole new look could also doesn’t sound like the most tenable alternative out there. Perhaps then we will take advantage of this moment to remind you of the possibility of always sporting your little piece of red and white, albeit on your greenhouses instead. Acting as the perfect canvases to infuse a little patriotic fun into your weekend look, your numbers really are the best way to liven up a more streamlined look with just a hint of the nation’s colors or to sync up an already coordinated ensemble. . from head to toes.
But you might be wondering: how many ways are there to express a single color combination on our nails? With the help of some of the most recognized artists and their creative ingenuity, it seems the sky is the limit. In this case, your numbers could take on a bold chromatic display of the color palette or perhaps take on an ephemeral vibe via abstract swirls and 3D printed elements. Either way, it’s the transitional, noncommittal nature of it all that gives you the freedom to adopt any look you want on your greenhouses. To help you, we’ve rounded up an innovative range of manicure moments – from cherry red tips to youthful expressions of the color combo that will last beyond the weekend – to add to your nail art inspiration in tune with the celebrations.
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A lightly blended swirl of the two contrasting hues could be the perfect way to do the color scheme in a sophisticated way. Top it off with a metallic embellishment or two to elevate the look.
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Leave a section of each nail unpainted, forming cloudy shapes on each with the bold tint.
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Get in touch with your inner child and infuse your favorite anime favorites into the design by pairing them with other fun and youthful patterns from the same color palette.
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Sharpen your claws
Take full advantage of the foxy hue by sharpening these longer-than-life talons.
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A subtle yet stylish way to wear your red and white this year, with minimal cherry and white on your fingertips.
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The zest of life
Cool sunny. If you’d rather introduce even more hues to the color palette, go for similar shades – in this case: a lemon orange gives you the chance to spruce up your design with flowers and face-framing curves.
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If you’re already wearing a full red outfit for the day, now might be the perfect time to break out a French manicure moment — for that contrasting dose of white.
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edge of graffiti
If being edgy has always been your thing, a graffiti look will do the trick to maintain your fiery aesthetic as you gear up for the celebrations.
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Rest assured that you will be able to achieve a youthful mood with a simple fruity pattern on your fingers.
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wear your love
Show your love for the nation with the simple yet effective trick of wearing your heart on your fingernails, but keep it minimal by limiting it to just a few fingers.