It’s almost spring and once the weather (finally) warms up, it’s time to switch things up. No, we’re not talking about splurging on a new wardrobe or updating our makeup. We’re referring to transitioning from winter nail polish shades to more spring-friendly hues.
You’re probably envisioning pastel lacquers and super bright colors, but this season we’re not limiting our selection to expected shades. Neutrals and grayish nail polishes are in for spring, especially if you’re thinking about experimenting with nail art. Just like red lipstick, red nail polish is always in style. Try taking a different spin for spring by favoring a crimson with a little orange mixed in for good measure. And don’t be afraid to clash by wearing different hues on your fingers and toes.
From brand new shades to go-to classic colors, these are the hottest nail polish shades for spring.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Poppy Papi, $18 at AmazonAn opaque orange red that really pops. Pun totally intended.
Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish Dial It Up Collection in Sh00k, $9 at Ulta BeautyThis bright yellow boasts green undertones.
Base Coat Nail Polish in Blue, $18 at Nordstrom
Sky blue is very season-appropriate.
Orosa Pure Cover Nail Paint in Dusk, $12 at Orosa
You can still go nude in spring.
Pear Nova One Piece Wonder, $13.50 at Pear Nova
Neon green is so springy.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color in Go Your Own Way, $20 at Deborah Lippmann
The shimmer is everything.
Nails inc Plant Power Nail Polish in U Ok Hun?, $10 at Sephora
What’s hotter than hot pink?
Tenoverten Nail Color in Liberty, $12 at Tenoverten
A marvelous (dusty) mint.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 745 – Cruise, $28 at Chanel
Rock this peachy hue day and night
JINsoon Nail Polish in Birdie, $18 at JINsoon
Pastel purple FTW.
Sundays No.37: Ocean Blue, $18 at Sundays
You can keep wearing this shade till fall.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in 213 Watermelon Felon, $2.99 at Target
The perfect punch of pink.
J.Hannah Himalayan Salt, $19 at J.Hannah
This quartz-colored polish is truly chic.
Côte No. 58, $18 at Côte
For those who like their yellow more on the mellow side
OPI How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?, $13 at OPI
A lime green to lust after.
ORLY Positive Coral-ation, $9.50 at ORLY
A cool coral.
Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer in Earl Grey, $16 at Static Nails
This grayish blue is unexpected yet sophisticated.
Zoya Nail Polish in Kayleigh, $10 at Zoya
There’s something so calming about this light lilac hue.