J. Hannah Colour Theory

A glimpse at the interdisciplinary influences that inspire J Hannah nail polishes...

A line of carefully-edited, high quality polishes for the colour-resistant, J. Hannah nail polishes consider the gracefulness of hands, and the role of subtle colour as an element in the considered wardrobe. All polishes are non-toxic, cruelty-free and made in the USA.

Bringing together the worlds of art, design, food, and history through the medium of nail polish, J. Hannah offers a range of colours that nod to sublime cultural shifts...

Below, we dissect our range via sophisticated Colour Theory codes, and get a glimpse at the mood boards of the interdisciplinary influences that inspired J. Hannah nail polishes...
J. Hannah Nail Polish Colour Theory

1. COMPOST In loving homage to the "ugliest colour in the world", compost is obscurely ochre, olive, umber, murky, mulch, baroque swamp water, and yet... none of these things.

Inspired by Bunny Dropping Bunny by Dieter Roth...

2. EAMES To explore the work of Charles & Ray Eames, J. Hannah enlisted fellow artist Alyson Fox to create a series of works that study shape, using the polish as paint.
"Grid," featuring 'Eames'by Alyson Fox

3. FAUNA Ginger. Egyptian ochre. Curcuma.

Inspiration: Filtering Ginger Massage oil, Kerala, India, via the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre + Ashram.

4. MISO Savory depth. Dried rice. Umami. Inspiration: Calvin Klein, 1982
J. Hannah 'Miso' Nail Polish

5. CAROB Rich coffee. Bittersweet. Black walnut.

Carob is inspired by pain aux chocolat and Claude Lalanne's mouth broach from 1996.

6. GHOST RANCH Red rock. Southwestern shadow. Painted desert. Obvious credit goes to the painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her coveted home named Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, New Mexico, where she spent her days painting and tending to her garden.
J. Hannah 'Ghost Ranch' Nail Polish
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