20+ Hottest Nail Polish Colors for Summer 2019
When it comes to summer in the South, one thing always runs true: It has us dreaming about long days at the beach with toes in the sand and a piña colada in hand. If you can’t make it to the coast this weekend and, instead, are counting the days until your summer beach getaway, channel those Southern beach vibes on your fingers and toes. We’ve rounded up new nail polish colors that will feel right at home at one of our favorite Southern beaches. These shades are so coastal that once you’ve painted on two coats, you’ll feel like you’re living easy at Orange Beach, Cape Charles, or the Florida Keys. And if those really are your spots, you’ll want to pick up one of these shades ASAP, from sandy pink to bright coral to brilliant blue. If your heart belongs to two beaches, may we suggest painting your fingers one shade and your toes another? These summer nail polish colors make it hard to choose. So pick a new favorite shade (or two! or three!), and you'll instantly feel ready to soak in the sun.
Jump Into Summer With These Hot Nail Polish Colors
Pastel purple will pop on your digits, especially if they're freshly tanned.
Buy It: JINsoon Nail Polish in Birdie; $18; amazon.com
Brush on a bright that's reminiscent of a Lowcountry boil or colorful Charleston front door.
Buy It: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Girls Just Want To Have Fun, $18; amazon.com
Like a burst of sunshine, this color is everything we need for summer.
Buy It: JINsoon Nail Polish; $18; jinsoon.com
This bright red has a pinky undertone, making it feel like a perfect summery refresh on your classic red.
Buy It: Essie Gel Couture in Sizzling Hot; $9; amazon.com
If you're taking a relaxed, laid-back getaway, select a subtle shade that mimics the Gulf's pink sands.
Buy It: Ciaté London Pure Pots in Beach Melba, $17; ciatelondon.com
Lime green feels fresh and fun for summer.
Buy It: OPI Nail Lacquer in Where Does Your Zen Garden Grow?; $10.50; amazon.com
In between pastels and neons, try a neutral with a fun twist. This bronzy color shimmers in all the right ways.
Buy It: Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Fosse Fingers; $18; bloomingdales.com
This color captures the striking hue of poppy flowers blooming in the French countryside. We'll take it.
Buy It: JINsoon Nail Polish in Enflamée; $18; jinsoon.com
Say hello to your summer-ready version of whatever classic nude you love. Ballet Slippers? Funny Bunny? Choose this color instead.
Buy It: Zoya Nail Polish in Lulu; $10; zoya.com
Take some summer inspiration from Corpus Christi, Texas, with its energy and lively Mexico-inspired colors.
Buy It: Essie Nail Polish in Fiesta, $9; amazon.com
Trade in your opaque white-nude for a shimmery, translucent ivory. It'll make your summer glow really stand out.
Buy It: OPI Nail Lacquer in Kyoto Pearl; $11; amazon.com
Give your baby blue a rest for the season. This royal blue will make a splash on the beach trip.
Buy It: Zoya Nail Polish in Sia; $10; amazon.com
This shimmery ocean blue hue is formulated to last over a week, making it ideal for your next getaway.
Buy It: OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in Do You Sea What I Sea?, $13; ulta.com
Calling all Parrotheads: Painting your nails with this punchy pink shade will have you reaching for a strawberry daiquiri (or two).
Buy It: Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color in It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, $20; hsn.com
Pale Paradise Blue
Everyone loves a color that looks just as good on their nails as it would on their walls, which is why we can’t get enough of this beachy hue.
Buy It: Defy & Inspire Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island, $6.99; target.com
Glitter polish isn’t just for the holidays: This shimmery gold is specifically designed to play up tanned summer skin.
Buy It: Nails Inc. Beach Bottled Sunkissed Nails in That Tan Life, $11; prettylittlething.com
Make a splash next pool day by rocking a mani that looks as refreshing as the water.
Buy It: Dior Vernis in Blue Drop, $28; bloomingdales.com
Show your patriotism at the next Fourth of July barbecue with a classic red.
Buy It: Essie Gel Couture in Rock the Runway, $11.50; ulta.com
It’s all you need to transform your manicure into a literal ray of sunshine.
Buy It: Ella + Mila Nail Polish Samba Collection in Copabikini, $11.39; amazon.com
Can’t bring yourself to rock a brighter polish? Opt for this iconic beige with warm, summery undertones.
Buy It: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Toasted Sugar, $37; nordstrom.com
While it may not be quite as awe-inducing as a real sunset, this metallic orange is pretty close.
Buy It: Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Soak At Sunset, $7.99; ulta.com