The Prettiest Nail Colors For A Love-Filled February

Kick off Valentine's Day early with these festive shades.

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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 moodier 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 relaxing 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 spa night. It's a winter month that also wants to feel exciting, so why not welcome it with a new festive manicure?

Here are 18 nail colors for February that we're swooning over.

OPI Infinite Shine 2 Long-Wear Lacquer in Relentless Ruby

OPI Infinite Shine 2 Long-Wear Lacquer, Relentless Ruby

Amazon

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

Essie Nail Polish in Penny Talk

Essie Nail Polish in Penny Talk

Amazon

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

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

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Monaco Madness

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Monaco Madness

Amazon

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

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Wilder Than I Seem

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Wilder Than I Seem

Essie

Essie's long-wear gel collection is ideal for at-home manicures, and this pink violet shade is perfect for the month of love.

OPI OPI Nail Lacquer in Baby, Take a Vow

OPI Baby, Take a Vow Nail Lacquer

Opi

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

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in A Little Underground

Smith & Cult Nail Polish A Little Underground

Amazon

Try an updated dark shade like this metallic plum if you're sticking with winter vibes.

OPI Nature Strong Nail Lacquer in Kind of a Twig Deal

OPI Nature Strong Nail Polish in Kind of a Twig Deal

OPI

For those who aren't crazy about pink but still want to get into the spirit, this dusty rose almost appears like a taupey neutral.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Pirate

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Pirate

Nordstrom

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

Olive & June Iridescent Pink with Red Metallic Hearts Press-On Nails

Olive & June Press-On Nails

Olive & June

Remember the old-school drugstore press-ons? They've gotten a major modern upgrade by Olive & June. This design couldn't be more festive for February.

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Olive & June RP

Olive & June

If you're hunting 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.

Dior Nail Glow Nail Enhancer

Dior Nail Glow Nail Enhancer

Nordstrom

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

Revlon Nail Enamel in Pure Pearl

Revlon Nail Enamel in Pure Pearl

Walmart

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.

OPI Nail Polish in Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots

OPI Nail Polish in Reykjavic Has All the Hot Spots

Amazon

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

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Blushed Petal

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Blushed Petal

Amazon

We'll always enjoy the prettiest neutral: rose gold. The drugstore polish looks positively charming and works on a budget.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Camelia

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Camelia

Nordstrom

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

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Truth to Power

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Truth to Power

Nordstrom

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

Essie Nail Polish in Swoon in the Lagoon

Essie Nail Polish in Swoon in the Lagoon

Ulta

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

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