The Prettiest Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2021

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My Chihuahua Doesn't Bite Anymore
Photo: OPI

Ah, spring—the perfect time to start daydreaming of warm-weather getaways and lining up all the happier, brighter nail colors to boost your post-winter mood. From charmingly subtle pastels to lively summer-inspired hues, spring nail colors run the gamut in a super fun way. These vibrant new shades from collections old and new are here to get you inspired. (We dare you to ask for OPI's My Chihuahua Doesn't Bite Anymore without a smile on your face.) Whether you're heading to the nail salon or mastering the at-home manicure, these are the 17 prettiest spring nail colors to choose this season.

01 of 17

OPI 'Mexico City Move-mint'

OPI Nail Lacquer in Mexico City Move-mint
OPI

Part of OPI's previous Mexico City spring collection, this subtle minty blue lacquer is dreamily opaque and oh-so flattering—like a spring-forward take on a summer white nail.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

02 of 17

Essie 'Can Dew Attitude'

Essie Nail Polish in Can Dew Attitude on hands
Essie

From last year's Essie spring collection, this muted green polish feels crisper than an early spring day. As far as color, it leans more celadon than mint.

BUY IT: $7.75; amazon.com

03 of 17

OPI 'My Chihuahua Doesn't Bite Anymore'

OPI Nail Lacquer in My Chihuahua Doesn’t Bite Anymore
OPI

Before you ask, yes. This does happen to be the updated sister version of OPI's beloved My Chihuahua Bites! coral red. Slightly brighter and more zingy, it's the perfect pick for spring.

BUY IT: $13; amazon.com

04 of 17

Smith & Cult 'Pillow Pie'

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Pillow Pie
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Pillow Pie

Everyone needs a great powdery pink on the lineup—for all of those springtime festivities, of course.

BUY IT: $18; amazon.com

05 of 17

Essie 'Lilacism'

Essie Lilacism
Ulta.com

Lavender has been one of the most popular nail polish colors for a while now, and spring is the perfect time to give it a try.

BUY IT: $9; amazon.com

06 of 17

Sally Hansen 'Eternally Grapefruit'

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in Eternally Grapefruit
Sally Hansen

Nothing says spring like a manicure cast in a shimmery, citrusy grapefruit pink. This drugstore lacquer is a breath of fresh air.

BUY IT: $8.99; target.com

07 of 17

Paintbox 'Like Mystery'

Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Mystery
Paintbox

If you're still waiting to jump onto the bright color express, this sandy, putty nude is the more interesting neutral polish your fingers deserve.

BUY IT: $22; paint-box.com

08 of 17

OPI 'Destined To Be a Legend'

Spring Nail Polishes Update
OPI

When everyone's going baby pink, head to the other side of the tonal spectrum with a calming dusty blue that doesn't feel boring.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

09 of 17

Olive & June 'Hibiscus'

Spring Nail Polishes Update
Olive and June

This new take on classic hot pink is bound to get you excited for spring, even if there is still a little chill in the air.

BUY IT: $8; oliveandjune.com

10 of 17

Essie 'Heart of Gold'

Spring Nail Polishes Update
Essie

Metallics never go out of style, and this trendy beige from Essie's special Valentine's Day collection feels fresh and new.

BUY IT: $8.99; target.com

11 of 17

OPI 'Suzi Calls the Paparazzi'

Spring Nail Polishes Update
OPI

A modern baby pink to rule them all? That's what you get with this favorite from OPI's spring 2021 collection.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

12 of 17

Olive & June 'Lava'

Spring Nail Polishes Update

Make an entrance into the warmer months with a super creamy, fiery orange-red from Olive & June's spring 2021 collection.

BUY IT: $8; oliveandjune.com

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Smith & Cult 'Peaceful Paranoia'

Smith & Cult Peaceful Paranoia
Nordstrom

This silky shade is a muted mauve with a magenta sheen. If you're not one for bright pinks, this shade might be your new go-to.

BUY IT: $18; amazon.com

14 of 17

Essie 'Make a Splash'

Essie Nail Polish in Make a Splash
Essie

Cinderella called, and she's wondering how Essie got her signature gown's color swatch. This shimmery baby blue shade is bippity-boppity beautiful.

BUY IT: $6.75; amazon.com

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Chanel 'Camelia'

Chanel Camelia
Nordstrom

It wouldn't be a spring polish list without at least one bright pink. This raspberry-tinted shade matches the gorgeous flowers that bloom in the spring.

BUY IT: $28; nordstrom.com

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Sally Hansen 'Coconut Milk'

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Polish in Coconut Milk
Sally Hansen

Say hello to your new favorite springtime nude. This creamy white color is softer and more transitional than a grayish winter white or a stark summer white.

BUY IT: $6.72; walmart.com

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OPI 'You're Such a Budapest'

OPI You’re Such a Budapest
OPI

This periwinkle-purple is an undeniable mood-setter for spring. Be prepared for a burst of seasonal cheer.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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