Summer is all about rosé, beach days, flowery dresses and colorful nail polish. This season’s right around the corner, but you can already get a kick start on summer by switching up your nail color to something a little cheerier and more fun. From icy blue to neon green, we have the 10 best nail polish you’ll be carrying through all your summer adventures.
1. Bright Coral
In case you missed it, the Pantone color of the year is Living Coral, and there is not a better way to wear this vibrant orangey pink than painted in opaque layers across your nails.
Butter London in Pantone Color of the Year 2019 ($12)
2. Frosty Periwinkle
If you were looking for more after seeing Lady Gaga’s gown in this shade at the Golden Globes, you need this nail polish. Blue nail polish may seem hard to wear and match, but this bright periwinkle purple is softened by its frosty flecks, making it flattering on every skin tone.
Zoya in Aster ($9)
3. Orangey Red
Reds are a go-to for every season, but it’s this orangey shade of red that will make all the difference. Opt for this bright red that will put your nails in the spotlight in any situation.
Jinsoon in Pop Orange ($18)
4. Metallic Fuchsia
This party-in-a-bottle is definitely not new, but like actual confetti, balloons, cupcakes and champagne, it never goes out of style. Definitely the perfect shade of pink for that after-party down the beach.
Smith & Cult Palace in Wonderland ($18)
5. Bright Yellow
Go bright or go home with this vibrant yellow that will keep you warm this season. Who said you couldn’t match the sun?
Jinsoon in Tweety ($18)
6. Icy Blue
Beloved LA nail salon Olive & June has launched its own nail collection. Of the six beautiful neutrals that came out, this icy blue is the one we loved the most.
Olive & June in BP ($8)
7. Neon Pink
Long-Lasting neon pink is a forever classic. From OPI’s summer collection that launched last year, this shade is still the most vibrant and loud in the best way possible.
OPI in V-I-Pink Passes ($11)
8. Shimmery Turquoise
We don’t just love this shade because of the name (thank you Cardi B), but because this turquoise with shifting blue and violet shimmer looks incredibly good! It’s the perfect shade for those wild summer nights out.
Deborah Lippmann in I Like It Like That ($20)
9. Neon Green
I dare to say that neons are basically neutrals these days. This trend will definitely stay a while. However, unless you’re Gig Hadid or that really cool friend, you won’t change your wardrobe to embrace the slime-green color. Thus, I suggest trying the trend on your nails with a neon-green polish.
Floss Gloss in Con Limon ($9)
If bright colors and neons are a little too much for you this summer, opt for a metallic polish with a copper tone for your next beach vacay. This shade has a golden, iridescent shimmer that acts as a body glow for your nails.
Essie in Teacup Half Full ($9) All images courtesy of the author.