Popular Nail Polish Colors For Every Month In 2023

This year, make every manicure a stylish one.

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Essie Bold and Boulder Nail Polish


With the start of a New Year comes the inevitable desire to freshen things up, whether it be your closet, workout routine, or beauty regimen. An easy switch? Going into each month of 2023 wearing a fresh manicure that fits the bill. Consider this list of nail colors as a mood board to match every month, from dark tones in the winter to new takes on pastels for spring to citrusy hues for summertime. It's your perfect excuse to make a trip to the nail salon and treat yourself every month.

A new year means it's time for some changes, and these are the best nail colors if you're considering switching up from your usual go-tos. Here are 12 popular nail polish colors to make every manicure of 2023 something special.

January: Dark Ice Blue

OPI Less is Norse Nail Polish


Favorite Shade: OPI Less is Norse

By the beginning of the year, we've run the bold reds and greens of the holiday season dry, and we're looking to tone things down. This dark ice blue that toes the line of a staple gray is just the color needed to make a statement in the new year.

Price at time of publish: $11

February: Baby Pink

Deborah Lippmann Love at First Sight

Favorite Shade: Deborah Lippmann "Love at First Sight"

Because February is the month of love, it only makes sense to wear a color that truly reflects that time. This soft pink polish is feminine enough to wear any time of year, but we think it will be especially pretty in February.

Price at time of publish: $20

March: Minty Fresh

Olive & June Minty Nail Polish

Olive & June

Favorite Shade: Olive & June Minty

Some things are just mint to be—see what we did there? March brings on the sweet baby buds of new blooms and new life, so it's only fitting to have a nail polish color that celebrates the early spring.

Price at time of publish: $8

April: Pretty Pastel Yellow

NAILS INC. Lemon Yellow


Favorite Shade: NAILS INC. Lemon Yellow

Dewy and fresh faced, April is the month where we're all brushing off last season's chill and jumping into all the possible outdoor activities. We love this pastel yellow to match the season's bright mood.

Price at time of publish: $10

May: Sherbet Orange

Butter London Pop Orange


Favorite Shade: Butter London Pop Orange

We don't know about you but by the time May rushes in, we're ready to turn a new leaf in our understated colors and go bold with a vibrant, and energizing orange. It's just like the promise of beachy days to come later in the summer.

Price at time of publish: $18

June: Ocean Blue

OPI Rich Girls and Po Boys

Favorite Shade: O.P.I. Rich Girls & Po Boys

It's time to hit the beach, or sail away to the Caribbean, and we want our nails to match that energy. This blue is understated enough to get you through those final Friday meetings before you head to the dunes to catch some rays.

Price at time of publish: $12

July: Whimsical White

Olive & June Swan Nail Polish

Olive & June

Favorite Shade: Olive & June Swan

Wanting to be patriotic but not a fan of red? We think a white nail polish is sure to make a comeback this summer. It compliments a summer tan so well. Plus, it's effortless to pull off.

Price at time of publish: $8

August: Hot Pink

Zoya Dacey

Favorite Shade: Zoya "Dacey"

The last month of summer calls for one more color celebration. Pair your hot pink hands with a peachy orange shade for a combination that's in the moment, but still nods to the cooler weather to come.

Price at time of publish: $12

September: Mauve Moment

Sally Hansen Mauve Over Nail Polish


Favorite Shade: Sally Hansen Mauve Over

A mauve polish is a great choice to start your transition from summer into fall. We consider it a neutral, so it'll match everything in your transitional wardrobe.

Price at time of publish: $3

October: Moody Brown

OPI Brown to Earth Naoil Polish


Favorite Shade: OPI Brown to Earth

If there's any month to truly do whatever you want with your nails, then October is it. While everyone is prepping for the spooky season ahead, you'll be strutting your way with a manicure that's seasonal and still playful for your Halloween look.

Price at time of publish: $11

November: Cranberry Red

Essie Bold and Boulder Nail Polish


Favorite Shade: Essie Bold and Boulder

It's not quite time for a bright and bold holiday red, but you still want to flaunt the best of the season's colors, so a deep red that matches the classic Thanksgiving side dish will do the trick.

Price at time of publish: $10

December: All that Glitters

OPI Pop the Baubles Nail Polish


Favorite Shade: OPI Pop the Baubles

Let's not beat around the Christmas tree: We all love "oo-ing" and "aah-ing" over the holiday lights, so why not match with them! A gold and silver glitter polish is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit.

Price at time of publish: $12

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