Nail polish can be one of those things that’s hard to switch up. Once you find a color that looks absolutely amazing on you, it’s pretty much your go-to for the entire season. But who wants to wear the same color every season? Snoooooze. So, instead of swapping your black nail color for the same ol’ pink pastel shade as soon as it changes from winter to spring, let’s shake things up a little. To help you stop being so damn predictable with your spring nail colors this season, we’ve rounded up the coolest colors for you to try out, from warm apricot to metallic violet. So put down your soft violets and baby pinks in favor of one of our picks, below.
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This Peach Spring Nail Color
Nails Inc Kiss My Peach Duo Nail Set
This spring nail color is just…peachy. Sorry, had to. But actually, these two peach tones were practically made for warmer weather. Use each color in the set separately or mix and match them on your fingers.
This Deep Green Spring Nail Color
Smith and Cult Nail Lacquer in Darjeeling Darling
Okay, so you don’t have to throw out all of your winter nail polishes—that green hue you wore all December long is the perfect spring nail color. Transitioning your forest green nail polish from the holidays into spring immediately takes it from festive to chic.
This White Spring Nail Color
Essie Nail Polish in Marshmallow
This Neon Pink Spring Nail Color
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer
Listen, you don’t need to wait until summer to bring out your neon colors. This spring nail color is a fun transition from those moody shades of winter—it’s bold enough to be show-stopping without being too agro.
This Pale Blue Spring Nail Color
Essie Gel Couture in First View
Alright, I know you don’t need an added pearl finish to make a pale blue feel frosty, but if you’re really wanting to lean into it, there’s no better option than this spring nail color from Essie. It’s both baby blue and a little shimmery—what more could you want?
This Neutral Spring Nail Color
Essie Nail Color Polish in Spin The Bottle
One way to add dimension to a boringly neutral sheer spring nail color? Whipping up your own custom shade by layering different polishes. This semi-sheer nude from Essie is a great topper. Layer this over a mauve nail color to add a pretty and classic twist.
This Beige Spring Nail Color
Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Color in Naked
This Sheer Spring Nail Color
Ella+Mila Love Collection Nail Polish in Tutu Cute
This Sparkly Spring Nail Color
Butter London Glazen Nail Lacquer in Prism
If you already have your favorite pastel polish, layer on an iridescent clear coat to DIY a frosted finish. This spring nail color by Butter London shifts from pink to blue for an icy-pearl effect that still feels fresh, not retro.
This Holographic Spring Nail Color
Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in Intergalosstic
Most toppers require a million coats to achieve a truly opaque coverage, but this versatile holographic spring nail color works just as well when worn alone as it does when worn as a top coat. So yes, the formula is as magical as it looks.
This Multi-Hued Spring Nail Color
Color Club Shine Shifter Nail Lacquer in Glow Get ‘Em
This Frosty Pink Spring Nail Color
Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Follow the Petals
This Apricot Spring Nail Color
Jinsoon Nail Lacquer in Pastiche
This Pink-Coral Spring Nail Color
Chantecaille Celestial Nail Sheer in Nova
This Opaque Pink Spring Nail Color
NCLA Nail Polish in Not So Sweet
Sheers aren’t for everyone, so if opaque coverage is more your thing, try this baby-pink polish by NCLA finished with a frosty top coat. This spring nail color manages to complement multiple skin tones, thanks to its crisp, milky-white base.
This Baby Pink Spring Nail Color
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Mayfair Lane
This Cool Pink Spring Nail Color
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Cake Pop
This Light Yellow Spring Nail Color
China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Lemon Fizz
If you saw yellow and immediately thought, “Nope!” I don’t blame you. But this year’s version of the spring nail color is lighter and softer, making it a little easier to pull off, especially on deeper skin tones.
This Cream Yellow Spring Nail Color
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Lacquer Polish in Zuma Beach Bum
This Lemon-Hued Spring Nail Color
Londontown Lakur in Notting the Fancy
This Powder-Blue Spring Nail Color
OPI Nail Lacquer in Check Out The Old Geysirs
Can you bring back the frosted trend without including a baby-blue shade? The answer is no. Fully embrace this throwback trend with a shimmery, powder-blue polish like your mom’s favorite ’80s eyeshadow.
This Pastel Spring Nail Color
Pacifica 7-Free Nail Polish Collection in Pale Blue Eyes
This Dark Purple Spring Nail Color
Côte No. 80
If you’re down to try a frosted look but don’t care for pastels, you can try out an amethyst spring nail color instead. There’s nothing baby about this darker purple, but the shimmery finish makes it feel soft and seasonal in an unexpected way.
This Icy Purple Spring Nail Color
Zoya Nail Lacquer in Giada
For something with more dimension, try a deeper amethyst in a metallic finish like this spring nail color from Zoya, which shifts from cool to warm shades of purple.
This Shimmery Purple Spring Nail Color
Orly Breathable Treatment + Color in You’re a Gem
This Shimmery Rust Spring Nail Color
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Ceremony of Secrets
Glitter is always in season (um, come at me), but to keep the glitz from feeling too intense, try limiting your glitter topper to an accent nail or use a subdued, shimmer-flecked polish instead. This spring nail color by Smith & Cult uses micro-fine flecks instead of chunky sparkles for a finish that looks soft and frosty from afar.
This Matte Rust Spring Nail Color
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte Metallics in Rose Flush
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