5 grey nail polishes you should tryIt was the nail hue of choice on the Vera Wang Fall/Winter 13 runway.

And if you’re keen to trial the trend for steely grey nails you’re in luck as there are so many brilliant polishes lining the beauty shelves.

Thanks to US First Lady Michelle Obama, who sported pewter grey fingertips at last year’s Democratic National Convention, nail polish companies have been scrambling to keep up with the demand for cool grey hues.

When the White House confirmed The First Lady was wearing a grey-lilac iridescent shade from Artistic Nail Design, the company was apparently inundated with orders.

“We’ve seen a 90 per cent increase in calls, for this colour alone,” a representative revealed.

Fancy polishing with a grey hue? Here are some to check out:

Barry M Nail Polish in Grey
Quick-drying and long-lasting, this pewter grey shade is gorgeously glossy and perfectly opaque in two coats.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Grey Matter
This blue/grey matte shade applies slightly darker than you might expect from the bottle and it gives brilliant coverage in one coat.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Snap
This long-wearing and chip-resistant gives high-intensity grey that’s the perfect pewter hue to pull off the runway look.

Essie Polish in Power Clutch
A steely, high-impact grey that will give you effortlessly fashion-forward fingertips.

Mavala Polish in Metallic Grey
This lightweight and silky polish gives a super-shiny, luminous metallic finish.