Chanel's Spring 2010 nail polish colors: Particulière, Tendresse and Inattendu. Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

It's a big day in nail polish news!

We just got official word that Chanel's Spring 2010 runway nail polish shade, Particulière (top left) will hit counters in January 2010.

Hotly anticipated, as most of the company's runway polishes are (remember The Jade?), Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Particulière (505) is a putty-ish shade that worked on the runway as a smart accessory to the mainly monotone beige, gray, ivory and black nubby weaves shown in the spring show. The shade also offered an edgy counterpoint to the tattoos global creative director Peter Philips designed for the show.

Chanel's spring imagery features hand painted tattoos reminiscent of those on their runway. Photo: Courtesy of Chanel


Speaking of which, Chanel's spring imagery, at left, features a model with a Chanel tattoo, echoing the models on the runway.

We're wondering if the tattoos will be made in temporary versions, since, well, it's all the rage to get designer tattoos. This would be perfect for those of us who love us some Chanel, but aren't crazy devoted enough to ink it forever on our bodies (but check out our Designer Tattoos gallery to see people who are!)

The rest of Chanel's spring collection features poetic, moody shades, that the company calls "clean, classic neutrals that are infinitely wearable and effortlessly chic." The collection of pinks, beiges, browns and khakis are meant to enhance the complexion and illuminate the face to bring out our natural beauty.

Besides the nail polish, the product we're most excited about is Empriente De Chanel, a limited edition highlighting powder featuring shimmering shades of rosewood, beige and brown to give skin a naturally luminous warmth.