The Prettiest Nail Colors For a Love-Filled February 2022

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When choosing a new nail color of the month, February sits on a pendulum between us wanting a cozy winter color that goes more moody or muted and us tempted to dive headfirst into Valentine's Day season with a romantic cherry red, sweetheart baby pink, or even a flirtatious metallic shade. February is here with all the options to complement your signature style without feeling like you're getting stuck in a cold-weather rut.

No matter if there are social plans on the calendar or a comfy movie night at home, it never hurts to feel festive for the occasion—even if it's just making adorable Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies or enjoying a self-care shopping spree on Amazon. It's a winter month that also wants to feel exciting, so why not welcome it with a foxy new manicure? Here are 12 nail colors we're swooning over for February 2022.

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OPI 'Relentless Ruby'

OPI Ruby

Red is always an appropriate pick for the month of love, and this super vibrant rose red shade will get the romance going.

BUY IT: $13;

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Essie 'Penny Talk'

Essie Penny Talks

A penny for your Valentine's thoughts? This statement-making metallic copper is a way cooler take on neutral for February.

BUY IT: $8.99;

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Olive & June 'JG'

Olive and June JG
Olive and June

For a color that still feels fitting for winter, go for this deep raspberry shade that has us smitten.

BUY IT: $8;

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Smith & Cult 'Monaco Madness'

February 2022 Nail Colora
Smith & Cult

Inspired by the glitz and glam of Monaco, this shimmering barely-pink reminds us of a glass of sparkling rosé champagne.

BUY IT: $18;

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OPI 'Baby, Take a Vow'


Hint, hint. This classic OPI blush pink will snatch your heart—and maybe someone else's, too.

BUY IT: $10.50;

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Smith & Cult 'A Little Underground'

A Little Underground by Smith & Cult
Smith & Cult

If you're sticking with winter vibes, try an updated dark shade like this metallic plum.

BUY IT: $18;

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Essie 'Swoon In the Lagoon'

February 2022 Nail Colora

Inspired by a dreamy first date in a romantic rowboat for two, this 2022 Essie shade is the perfect mid-tone magenta.

BUY IT: $8.99;

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Chanel 'Pirate'

Chanel Pirate

If you ever splurge on one nail color, make it this absolutely divine red that's bound to line up some secret admirers. It stays in style all year long.

BUY IT: $30;

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Olive & June 'RP'

Olive and June RP
Olive and June

If you're on the hunt for a new version of your favorite nude, consider this freshened-up grayish taupe shade that's super creamy and a standout on the fingers.

BUY IT: $8;

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Dior Nail Glow

Barely There Nail Polish Dior Nail Glow

This unique nail lacquer is basically a non-color color. It's meant to be a universally flattering, translucent tint that enhances the color of your natural nails, perfect for those who aren't into manicures but would like to still get in on the fun.

BUY IT: $28;

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Revlon 'Pure Pearl'

February 2022 Nail Colora

This silvery winter white has been around for a long time, and it's no surprise. Trade in your go-to white mani for a few days.

BUY IT: $7.95;

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OPI 'Rekyjavik Has All the Hot Spots'

OPI Rekyjavik

Step outside the box of chocolates with this dusky mauve shade that's got just enough shimmer to feel occasion-worthy.

BUY IT: $10.50;

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy 'Blushed Petal'

Sally Hansen Petal
Sally Hansen

We'll never get tired of the prettiest neutral of all: rose gold. The drugstore polish looks positively charming and works on a budget.

BUY IT: $5.25;

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Chanel 'Camelia'

February 2022 Nail Colora

Forget winter—we're trying to steal spring's heart in hopes it'll come a little sooner. This candy-heart pink does just that.

BUY IT: $30;

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro 'Truth to Power'

Deborah Lippmann Gel

One of the best home gel polishes out there, Deborah Lippmann's smoky eggplant shade keeps things moody without being boring.

BUY IT: $20;

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