The 7 Trendiest Nail Colors to Wear This Spring

For your fingers and (newly free) toes

From sheer tints to soft blues, this season's nails are all about subtlety. Ditch your heavy jewel tones from winter and fall and pick up a lightweight lacquer for the warm weather ahead.

Warm Neutrals

From pinky sheers to opaque creams, nude polishes come in many forms. This season's take is a bit warmer and understated so that it blends with your skin to create the illusion of long, elegant fingers. 

Zoya ($10)

Cool Grays

Swap your moodier blacks and blues for a cooler gray instead. It's less predictable than a nude but just as wearable.

Lauren B. Beauty ($18)


Sheer Tints

It may not look like it in the bottle, but these thinner formulas are supposed to go on light to add just a hint of color. (Meaning you can get away with an imperfect paint job.)

OPI ($9)

Periwinkle Blues

One of two Pantone picks for 2016, this calming blue offers a nice contrast to your neutral knits now--and breezy dresses later.

Essie ($9)

Rosy Pinks

Pantone’s second pick, this soft pink is a tried-and-true classic for good reason: It works on everyone. Try one shade on your fingers and the other on your toes for a foolproof feminine combo that will take you through the season.

Smith & Cult ($18)

Opalescent Hues

A riff on the Insta-famous glass nail, these shade-shifting hues look different in every light. Then the pearly finish makes everything--and every color--look more refined. 

YSL ($28)

Subtle Textures

Fact: A textured polish (like this finely flecked topcoat) upgrades a basic mani in seconds. It’s nail art for when you don’t feel like messing with painter’s tape--or dropping cash at a salon. Just apply a base color of your choice and swipe on a topcoat in a different finish to give it some contrast. 

Jin Soon x Barneys ($18)

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