The Summer Nail Color Trend That's Like a Party On Your Fingertips
There's just something so invigorating about the changing of seasons, even if you aren't necessarily going to experience any big shifts. The littlest things are worth getting excited about, from fresh peaches at the farmers' market to afternoons spent on the porch. And yes, a fresh manicure is another of those tiny, special things that get us excited to sashay into a new season, especially a fun one like summer.
While all sorts of colorful, not-your-basic manicures have been taking over 2021—can you tell we've all been cooped up?—there's one that has been drumming up major popularity during the spring that deserves to be celebrated well into the warmer months: pastel mix-and-match nails. This vibrant nail color trend is the opposite of drab and doesn't want to make you choose between all of those pretty new nail colors lining the salon wall. Instead, more is more—and your fingertips look like they've been dipped in confetti.
It's about using an array of like-minded pastel nail colors and highlighting them all on each hand in a way that makes a lot of sense without being so matchy-matchy. Basic baby colors like pale pink, mint green, dusty blue, soft lavender, and muted yellow make cute and creamy counterparts that go together in an unexpected way.
You can even employ the color scheme in other trendy ways by using clear negative space and asking for abstract nail designs.
Or reinvent a classic by turning your French tips into a dreamy rainbow.
Regardless of how you make the pastel mix-and-match nail color trend your own, this summer is the time to step outside your signature mani. Shop a few of our current favorite pastel nail colors to build your look.