The Best Nail Colors for Summer

In the grand scheme of new beauty-product releases, nail polish is, undoubtedly, the most overwhelming. The top brands flood the market with several launches every season. This constant flood of colors, brands and techniques makes it hard to keep track of all the newbies. 

So what's the latest in color trends? 
Ahead, we have listed the 5 biggest nail-color trends to rock right now. 






Petal Pink
Soft, neutral nail shades are some of the most popular of the moment (which is perfect if you're hesitant about full-on brights). And pale pink is the “new neutral.” 

Nailing Hollywood Nail Polish in Cork, $9.99, available at

Beautiful Blue
From bright sapphire hues to shimmering royal shades, designers have been embracing the blues. Our top pick? This vibrant shade of blue with a touch of metallic that reminds us of the Caribbean. Wear it on shorter nails or as an eye-popping pedi choice.

Whim Nail Lacquer in Indigo Waters, $10, available at Ulta Beauty.

Seafoam Green
We adore this color for summer. The hue is soft and subtle like this clean, pale pastel from NARS.

NARS Nail Polish in Thasos, $20, available atNARS.

Rouge Red
Deep, vampy reds and love affairs with orange-red are over. Let’s be honest, a classic, true red never goes out of style — particularly in the warmer months.

Burberry Nail Polish in Military Red No. 300, $22, available at Sephora.

Metal Mani
We typically reserve metallic makeup for nights out. But as Marc Jacobs, Reem Acra, and Naeem Khan proved, metallic nails are for any time, all the time. Plus, metallic polishes tend to possess more staying power, so if you’re heading on vacay, a shimmery shade like this silvery shade is a solid pick.

Essie Nail Polish in Cashmere Bathrobe, $8.50, available at Essie.

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