I adore coral colours, and I love love love coral nails when summer comes around. My go to coral is Essie's 'Cute as a Button'. I seem to gravitate toward this colour because it verges more on the pink spectrum than an orange/red one, which I think makes it much more wearable, and a lot easier to do nail art with.
I wear this colour so often I decided I needed a change. Taking some inspiration from my purse (a lovely pinkish coral with gold accents) I decided on trying out an ombre. I'm not too experienced with gradients. The last time I tried it my fingers were stained blue for days... but with the help of a latex barrier I managed to create a mess free and slightly blingy ombre (that's also a bitch to photograph).
These only took 10 minutes to do and were so much easier than I thought they'd be. Now I can't wait to try some more gradients out.