These Nail Polish Colors Are the Epitome of Summer
Summer means warmer temps, cutoffs, miniskirts and switching up your nail polish colors. Hey, we could all use a little colorful distraction right about now. Lucky for us, the summer nail polish shades this year are pretty spectacular.
There are your seasonal staples, like pink, orange, purple and green, but with new distinctive personalities. From combining hues to make a statement to incorporating a touch of shimmer, these shades will make you glad summer is on the horizon. We’ll leave it up to you if you also want to wear these colors on your toes. (If you’re looking for something different, we’ve got your pedicure covered.)
And don’t be afraid to mix things up. Mismatched nails are still popular and there’s always room for negative space nail art.
Here are the 17 hottest summer nail polish colors.
Zoya Nail Polish in Oakley, $12 at Zoya
This neon orange shade is perfect for manis and pedis.
MiniLuxe Nail Polish in Summer Breeze, $20 at MiniLuxe
Like a cloudless summer sky.
Essie Limited Edition Summer 2021 Nail Polish in Feelin Just Lime, $8.99 at Target
The yellow undertones in this lime green really make the polish pop.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color in Fire With Fire, $20 at Deborah Lippmann
Deborah Lippmann’s poppy shade really packs a punch.
Emilie Heathe Nail Artist in Emma, $28 at Emilie Heathe
A perfect periwinkle enhanced with a touch of fairy dust.
Sundays Nail Polish in L.04, $18 at Sundays
Yellow but make it pastel.
Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Flora, $22 at Paintbox
This dusty apricot is the only way to go neutral this summer.
Base Coat Nail Polish in Aster, $20 at Base Coat
You can wear this light purple day or night.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Call Me Poetry, $18 at Smith & Cult
Get your shine on with this semi-sheer pink that boasts gold pearls.
Pear Nova Classic Lacquer in It’s Summer Somewhere, $13.50 at Pear Nova
The coolest coral around.
JINsoon Nail Polish in Keppel, $18 at JINsoon
A pastel green that leans in a mint direction.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Sunlight, $28 at Chanel
Let your nails twinkle in the summer sun.
Nails inc Plant Power Nail Polish in U Ok Hun?, $10 at Sephora
A hot pink for those hot days.
Ella+Mila Nail Polish in One Way Ticket, $10.50 at Ella+Mila
It wouldn’t be summer without a stunning shade of teal.
OPI Yellow Nail Lacquer Collection in Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants, $10.50 at Ulta Beauty
A sunny shade with a mustard-like quality.
Cirque Colors Nail Polish in Thirsty, $12.50 at Beyond Polish
Neon green is practically a warm-weather staple.
ORLY Nail Lacquer in Artificial Orange, $9.50 at ORLY
Try this tangy take on orange.