Creamy Apricot

Here’s a nice springy color for today, a soft but opaque apricot. I like yellow and orange a lot, but they can look really garish and Halloweeny with my pale hands.

This one was really easy to make- I used one of my favorite tricks, working gray into the mix to mute a color and make it more flattering for us pale gals. I think this would also look good on darker tones, but maybe a little strange on olive complexions. It would probably have a very “Barbie” look on other skin tones as it would really contrast, but that’s not always a bad thing!


This is medium red creme mixed with light gray to make a dusty rose. The gray should be the color of cigarette ash, or a piegon- not too dark, or you will get a muddy brown color when it’s mixed with the red.

After you make dusty pink,  add some yellow drop by drop until you get the orange/apricot you want. I used Misa Happy Happy.  After I got a color I liked, I added a few drops of creme white to it to lighten the color.


I thought apricot, white and red would be a nice fresh color combination. I Konaded the flowers (sorry, can’t recall which plate, but there are a lot of flower designs to choose from!) and then stuck on a couple of decals for that 3-D goodness.



About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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3 Responses to Creamy Apricot

  1. Elisa says:

    Gorgeous! It works very well with the red konad and 3D flowers 🙂 Too bad I have olive complexion! 😦

  2. nevertoomuchglitter says:

    Elisa, Thanks for your comment! Try this one without too much white in it. A nice darker apricot color would probably look great!

  3. Lucy says:

    So pretty. It’s very delicate looking and lovely. Thank you for your art.

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