Whether you enjoy a pampering appointment at the salon or a DIY paint job, there is no denying the power of a good mani/pedi. With the unofficial start of summer finally upon Us, it is time to swap out those rich burgundies and deep plums in favor of bright, playful colors that will remind you of a trip to the beach or relaxing day by the pool— even if you are stuck in the office.
While you can never go wrong with a poppy pink or vibrant orange, we’ve identified a few unexpected hues that are sure to be hot as the temperatures rise. From a pastel mellow yellow to a nautical-inspired navy, now is the time to take a fresh look at the coloring box and let your digits have some fun.
Keep scrolling for 10 of our favorite summer 2018 nail colors!
The pool can be right at your fingertips with this bright turquoise.
OPI Infinite Shine Meet a Boy Cute As Can Be
We love a good neon yellow for summer, but there is something pretty and understated about opting for a buttercup hue instead.
Flora 1761 Hamari Gold
Perfect for fingers or toes, this bronzy metallic formula is 8-free, vegan and cruelty-free. $16,
Nails inc. Flock You Duo
Why settle for one shade when you can have two? This coming-at-you pairing includes Birds Before Boys (a pink that flips to green-gold foil) and Anything Flamingoessss
This melon-inspired shade has summer BBQ written all over it.
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Color Va Va Violet
Swap out your go-to winter merlot for this vibrant grape.
Not just for spring, this creamy blue-green proves pastels can (and should!) be enjoyed year-round.
The celeb nail artist partnered with luxe swimwear brand Flagpole on this chic navy that was inspired by the exotic birds of Brazil.
You can never go wrong with a neutral nail, and this full coverage latte-inspired hue is flattering on all skin tones.
Deborah Lippmann Gel lab Pro A Wink and a Smile
Packed with 10 nourishing and fortifying actives, this full coverage periwinkle promises a gel-like finish — minus the trip to the salon. $20,