I never thought I’d see the day that the color brown would make the ultimate comeback. You see, I fall about midway on the millennial age spectrum, meaning I grew up in the heyday of teen sensations Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, and Destiny’s Child, who all regularly sported brown everything—from then-fashionable culottes and page boy caps to beauty staples like nail polish and lipstick. But once the 2010s hit, it’s like brown got publicly shunned and relegated as the ugly stepsister to all the other colors. (Even pea-soup green has been prioritized above it.)
But as the years have passed and trends have shifted, brown seems to be making a resurgence. On the fashion side, the once “ugly” color has taken over the runways, and now, in the beauty realm, brown nail colors are all over the place.