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20 Stunning Nail Polish Shades to Try This Spring
Our favorite of-the-moment lacquers for all budgets and tastes.
You’ve already begun switching out your cold-weather frocks for brighter, lighter pieces—and now it’s time for a seasonal beauty refresh. Gone are the snowy days that brought out our darkest reds, plums, and blacks, and ahead are (fingers crossed!) sunshine and sandal weather—meaning it’s time for a pedicure, stat. Not sure what shade to choose? Read on to see 20 nail colors in the season’s most popular hues, inspired by everything spring-related, from the beach to the runways.
Tropical Tangerines and Corals
Illamasqua nail varnish in Lament, $17 at Bloomingdale’s; Topshop cream nail polish in Flamingo Coral, $8 at Nordstrom; Maybelline color show nail lacquer in Coral Crush, $1.99 at Walgreens; China Glaze nail polish in Flip Flop Fantasy, $4.25 at Salon Supply Store; Nars nail polish in Orgasm, $19 at Sephora.
Understated Pastels and Neutrals
Essie nail polish in Go Ginza, $8.50 at Target; Jin Soon nail lacquer in Auspicious, $18 at Nordstrom; OPI nail lacquer in Rumple’s Wiggin, $8.50 at Amazon; ; Formula X Polish in Paper White, $10.50 at Sephora; L’oréal Colour Riche polish in Walk on the Beach, $5 at Walgreens.
Oceanic Blues and Greens
Deborah Lippman nailcolor in Flowers in Her Hair, $18 at Bluemercury; Illamasqua nail varnish in Speckled Blue, $17 at Sephora. Revlon nail enamel in Chic, $4.99 at Drugstore.com; Zoya nail polish in Rebel, $9 at Zoya; Dior Vernis nail enamel in Porcelaine, $25 at Macy’s.
Edgy Coppers and Rose Golds
Mischo nail lacquer in Invite Only, $18 at Mischo Beauty; Sally Hansen Gem Crush nail polish in Big Money, $6.99 at Ulta; Butter nail lacquer in Fairy Lights, $18 at Sephora; Estée Lauder Metal Mania nail color in Fiery Hot, $21 at Neiman Marcus; Nicole by OPI nail polish in Miss Independent, $5.99 at Target.