WATCH: This Is Summer's Biggest Nail Polish Trend
The weather is warming up and so are our colors.
There’s no better season for a fresh mani/pedi than summertime. Before you head to the beach, you must make the necessary stop at your local nail salon to get those nails looking vacation-ready. Even if you’re loyal to your signature shade, this is the perfect time to try something new. Luckily, summer’s biggest nail polish trend is gorgeous and attainable (no wild nail art here!). Phew; y'all know we love the classics.
There are several popular nail polish shades that have been popping up everywhere, and they all have one thing in common: they're warm-toned colors. From peachy nudes to sandy bronzes, this season’s go-to shades have warm undertones to perfectly complement your summer tan. Just like a swipe of warm peachy blush gives your cheeks a summery flush, these shades give your nails a fresh look. If you’re a Ballet Slippers girl through and through, this is the perfect time to try a similar sheer pale pink but with warm undertones instead.
If You Usually Choose Coral...
You're the gal who reaches for "Cajun Shrimp" without even browsing the dozens of colorful options at the salon. (We know your type!) This summer, we beg you to consider a few other options. Want a warmer coral? Pick "Orgasm" by Nars. Want something light and pretty? Chanel's "Perle De Corail" is perfect with just a hint of shimmer. Want to stick with Essie? Experiment with new summer shades like "Claim to Fame" and "In Full Swing".
If You Like Your Neutrals...
It seems like every season has a range of colors touted as the new nudes, but this summer’s neutrals are so good they might finally last long beyond fall. These shades, from sandy tones to golden tans, all have warm undertones, and Deborah Lippman's "Written In The Sand," Tom Ford's "Toasted Sugar," and China Glaze's "Skinny Tipping" are a few of our favorites.
If You Like a Little Shimmer...
It's all about the glow – that summer glow. Mimic that shimmer with glimmery shades in bronze, terra cotta, and warm gold. A few unique colors to try include Dior's "Sun Glow," China Glaze's "Glow-Worthy," OPI's "Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!," "Cozu-melted in the Sun," and "Worth a Pretty Penne".
If you’re not into changing up your nail polish routine to include one of summer’s warm nail polish colors, you can always rest easy knowing the Queen is right there with you.