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Heads up that summer is quickly approaching and the weather is fiiinally warming up (!). You know what that means: It’s officially time to say bye to your moody winter nail polish colors and pull out your brightest and boldest shades for your summer mani. These colors are an instant mood-lifter—like, you can’t look at a neon pink mani and not crack a smile—and they’re basically guaranteed to look great in all your IG stories (I can already see the Boomerangs).
So instead of swiping on the same nail color shade that you’ve been wearing for years, try out a hue that’ll grab the attention of anyone swiping through their feed. From bright neons to vibrant coral shades, here are 20 gorgeous summer nail polish colors that are going to be everywhere this season.
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The Berry Red Nail Polish
Dior Nail Vernis in Massai
You’ll be flooded with good memories every time you look down at your hands and see this berry-colored nail polish. It instantly transports me to a daydream where I’m sipping a large glass of Bordeaux on a warm summer night.
This Bright Red Nail Polish for Summer
Revlon Ultra HD Snap Nail Polish
This bright and bold red nail polish is attention-grabbing but not too flashy (that’s because red is such a classic shade). You truly get the best of both worlds with this summer nail polish.
This Holographic Nail Polish for Summer
SinfulColors Nail Polish in Let Me Go
Forget wearing jewelry—this holographic nail polish is the only accessory you’ll be wearing this season. Also, bonus: The blue hues in this nail polish will look really effing pretty at a swimming pool.
This Pink Nail Polish for Summer
Deborah Lippmann Never Never Land in Love at First Sight
This summer nail polish lives up to its name—I really did fall in love with the bubblegum pink shade at first sight. The high-gloss formula gives you the next-level shine of a gel mani without any of the damage.
This Sparkly Orange Nail Polish for Summer
Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish in Silk Dreams
Switch things up with this summer nail polish—the mix of orange, gold, and white swirl together to create a sherbet shade that leaves a sparkly finish behind on your nails. It’s also pretty neutral, so it’ll pair well with all of your summer looks.
This Orange Nail Polish for Summer
OPI Muse of Milan Infinite Shine Collection
Brighter is always better when it comes to summer nail polishes—and I’m personally obsessed with this rusty orange from OPI. So cute, right?
This Purple Shimmery Nail Polish for Summer
Pacifica Plant Magic Polish
Flecks of glittery blue, green, and red (they legit look like sprinkles) are mixed in this super-stunning purple summer nail color. It’ll def catch eyes wherever you go.
This Blue Nail Polish for Summer
OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Do You Sea What I Sea
I can’t deal with how stunning this shimmery blue nail polish is. It’ll add just the right amount of brightness to any look. Pro tip: Don’t forget to pair it with a shiny top coat so your mani lasts as long as possible.
This Gold Nail Polish for Summer
Ella + Mila Nail Polish Collection
Go all out with this gold glitter nail polish—I’m seriously swooning over it. Just a few swipes and you’ll be left with a sick multi-dimensional manicure that’ll look cute from MDW to LDW.
This Slime Green Nail Polish for Summer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in In the Limelight
Not only will this nail polish’s slime green color look dope on your nails, the formula will also leave you with a sleek, gel-like finish that lasts up to two weeks.
This Yellow Nail Polish for Summer
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Giallo Napoli
Some yellows can look garish and cheap, but this rich citrus summer nail polish looks like a fancy Italian beach vacation in a bottle. A coat of this is probably the closest I’ll ever get to Positano, TBH.
This Beige Nail Polish for Summer
Olive & June 7-Free Nail Polish in MM
No one really enjoys the feeling of stepping off the beach with sand all in their toes, but a sand-colored nail polish for your toenails this summer? Sign me all the way up.
This Sky Blue Nail Polish for Summer
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Above the Clouds
Mostly white with the teeniest drop of blue, this super-milky summer nail polish feels like a clear, bright sky…on your fingers.
This Hot Pink Nail Polish for Summer
OPI Nail Lacquer in Strawberry Margarita
I will only be wearing summer nail polishes named after the best cocktails, TYVM. As far as I’m concerned, everyone needs a punchy-pink “Strawberry Margarita.”
This White Nail Polish for Summer
Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Regret the Moon
White nail polish and summer go together like, well, white nail polish and summer. The pink undertones in this ultra-subtle white shade make it even more fitting for warmer weather.
This Periwinkle Nail Polish for Summer
Zoya Nail Lacquer in Aster
Finely milled shimmers replaced chunky glitters this spring, and as it turns out, the frosty finishes still aren’t going anywhere for summer. Blue polish might seem hard to wear, but this bright periwinkle purple is softened by its frosty flecks, making it flattering on every skin tone.
This Neon Green Nail Polish for Summer
Floss Gloss Ltd Pro Nail Lacquer in Con Limon
Dare I say neons are basically neutrals these days? Celebs, influencers, and your really, really cool friend have fully embraced the slime-green color in recent months, but if you’re not about to change your wardrobe, try out the trend on your nails with a neon green polish. Hate it? Just wipe it off and move on with your life.
This Bronze Nail Polish for Summer
Essie Nail Polish in Teacup Half Full
If brights and neons are a little too on-the-nose for you this summer, opt for a metallic polish with a copper tone (not to be confused with Coppertone, another summer staple you need for your next beach vacation). This bronzy summer nail polish has a golden, iridescent shimmer that basically acts like a body glow for your nails.
This Orangey-Red Nail Polish for Summer
JinSoon Nail Lacquer in Pop Orange
Reds are trendy every season, but it’s the specific shade of red that makes all the difference. This summer, think warmer tones, like orangey reds that will add a hot oomph to your nail beds, rather than deep, blue-based reds.
This Peachy-Beige Nail Polish for Summer
Côte No. 3
Summer (aka wedding season) calls for many a neutral nail polish. Instead of sticking with the same nudes though, grab a beige with a super-soft coral undertone, like this one from Côte, so you can still feel like you’re in on this year’s trends without fully committing.
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