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18 Summer Nail Colors To Inspire Your Next Mani And Pedi

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Summer is the best time to shake up your beauty regimen, and one of the simplest ways to do that is by switching up your nail color. Instead of opting for your usual neutral tones, why not try something bolder for the season? Brighter seasonal shades are all the rave right now, and our product experts have scoured the internet to find the ones we’ll be seeing everywhere during the summer months. From soft yellow and peach hues to vibrant shades of blue and pink, this list featuring 18 of the best summer nail colors is your sign to break out of your nail routine and spice things up with a color that pops against your sun-kissed skin. Keep scrolling to add a few of the brightest and boldest summer nail colors from your favorite nail brands this season. 

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May 14, 2024

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Essie Nail Polish In Tu-Lips Touch

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This creamy baby blue hue clocks in under $9.

OPI Nail Lacquer In Buttafly

$12

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Summer is the perfect time to embrace lighter lacquers, and since butter yellow is having a moment right now there's no better time to give it a try.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish In What Was I Made For

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You can never go wrong with a pink mani, and this pink nail color delivers the quality of a salon gel manicure—no UV lamp needed.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color In Heather Hustle

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A lavender shade that's bold enough to stand out but versatile enough to go with everything in your closet. 

Zoya Nail Polish In Loni

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Embrace the Barbiecore aesthetic with this bright pink shade.

Olive & June Nail Polish In Buttercream

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Olive & June's Buttercream is a sheer milky, white polish that works as a standalone color or a base color for nail art. 

OPI Nail Lacquer In Apricot AF

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Pantone's 'Color of the Year' is Peach Fuzz, so we're certain this peachy, apricot shade will pair perfectly with all of your summer plans. 

Essie Expressie Quick Dry Nail Polish In Choreo Queen

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This deep purple nail color has blue undertones and a cream finish that dries in about one minute. Even better? No base or top coat is needed.

Gucci Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish In Dorothy Turquoise

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This turquoise blue suits every skin tone. 

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer In At Strong Last

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This muted pink shade strikes the right chord between bold and low-key. Bonus: it's scratch and chip resistant. 

Jinsoon Nail Lacquer In Georgette

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This light cream shade mimics the surface of crêpe fabric.

Sundays Nail Polish In L.07

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A soft, feminine shade with opalescent and subtle hues of purple that reflect under the sunlight.

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish In Bling It

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A sage green is a summery alternative to the pink and natural shades you might usually opt for this time of year.

Olive & June Nail Polish In Cape

$8

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A pinky-red color in a quick-drying formula is a matchmade in heaven when you want to add a pop of color to your nails without any downtime. 

Essie Nail Polish In Flirty Flutters

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Pink is a popular summer nail color for many beacuse of its bright and fun appeal. While this warm pink from Essie is more on the sheer side, it's just as playful.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour In Cavalier Seul

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This cool green-gray hue is the perfect neutral alternative to darker shades. Plus, the nail stregthening formula has ceramides to deliver color that lasts and protects your nail. 

CND Vinylux Longwear Nail Polish In Night Brilliance

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Add a touch of sparkle to your manicure with this glitter-based champagne polish that strengthens its resistance to chip over time. 

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer In First Class Tix

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You can get up to 11 days of wear out of this bold turquoise blue.

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