Tonal nails also known as ombré nails have been one of the trendiest manicures looks this year.
Exactly how the names describe, tonal nails focus on one color, but include different gradients of the same hue along each nail.
"They’re subtle but still so impactful–tonality is a modern way to experiment with colors and express your individual style," Eleanor Langston, chief creative officer of NYC's Paintbox nail studio, told "GMA."
Traveling nail artist Jaree Vinson also adds "it easily satisfies the need to settle for a basic color while adding a bit of uniqueness for even the average nail enthusiasts. It also presents a fun personal palette."
One popular Instagram post including the look came by way of Los Angeles based editorial nail artist Betina R. Goldstein.
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In April, she posted an amazing green version of tonal nails that she called "Green Thumb."
To create this exact look on her nails, she used:
Pinky: Nails Inc nail polish in Gen Yellow
Ring: J. Hannah nail polish in Eames
Middle: Lauren B. Beauty nail polish in Mandeville Maven
Index: China Glaze nail polish inShow 'em Who's Blossom
Thumb: Oribe The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish in Green Envy
"GMA" also spoke with NYC-based nail artist Julie Kandalec, who said, "Transitioning your nail color for the seasons can be hard, and who wants to stop wearing fun summer magentas and corals?"
Kandalec breaks down how to get a summer-to-fall transitional mani with the following on each finger:
(All colors are by Gelish)
Pinky: All About the Pout
Ring: Be Our Guest
Middle: Classic Red Lips
Index: Let’s Kiss and Warmup
Thumb: All About the Pout
"It's a simplistic and subtle form of nail art, that is easy to DIY at home," international celebrity nail artist Tracylee Percival told "GMA." "It takes the neutral nail trend, up a notch."
Percival explains how you can create a nude-based tonal look using the following colors sealed with a matte top coat by KBShimmer:
Pinky: Olive & June nail polish in ECC
Ring: Olive & June nail polish in RP
Middle: Olive & June nail polish in AW
Index: Olive & June nail polish in CNH
Thumb: OPI nail polish in Nice Set of Pipes
Editor's Note: This story was originally published on November 6, 2019.