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20 Refreshing Spring Nail Colors to Try Now

<p>Lights Lacquer</p>

Lights Lacquer

Spring is HERE, baby. The sun is back, the warmth is warmthing, and we're ready for a refresh in every sense of the word. As you reset your closet and (maybe!) brighten your strands, you can also celebrate with your tiniest canvas — your nails.

"Pastels and earth tones are always great for spring," says celebrity manicurist Steph Stone. " As the sun starts to peak its way back into our lives after winter, our wardrobe begins to shift with the weather. And pastels and earth tones often complement the types of clothing we start to wear with this shift." Think: lilac, baby blue, light pink, muted yellows, pastel oranges, and fresh greens.



Meet Our Expert

  • Steph Stone is a celebrity manicurist who works with nail-care brand essie.

  • Jan Arnold is the co-founder and style director of nail-care brand CND.

  • Sarah Chue is a celebrity nail artist who works with stars like America Ferrera and Annette Benning.

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To inspire your next polish purchase, peruse the 20 spring nail colors, below.

Char-Truth

<p>CND</p>

CND

"Bright chartreuse will be an underrated color this season, especially incorporated into playful nail designs to complement the new sunny season," says Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND.

Bling It

<p>essie</p>

essie

"Essie launched some of my newest spring favorites in their Gel Couture Be Dazzled Collection," says Stone. She loves this shade, which she describes as a "soft, shimmery jade color."

Blinded by the Ring Light

<p>OPI</p>

OPI

This pastel yellow is "fun, cheery, and bright, but not too bright, so it still goes well with various muted tones," says celebrity nail artist Sarah Chue.

Birthday Wishes

<p>Lights Lacquer</p>

Lights Lacquer

Punchy and shimmery, this blueish-purple polish is perfect for spring. The blue cools down the purple for a refreshing look.

Aurora Veil

<p>Addiction Tokyo</p>

Addiction Tokyo

"Frosty, pearly, and translucent shades are in," says Chue. "It blends with the cheery spring environment of blooming flowers and trees, and hints that summer is shortly around the corner."

Daydreaming

<p>CND</p>

CND

This creamsicle orange is so perfect for spring. The bright color is softened by the polish's milky undertones.

Pinking of You

<p>OPI</p>

OPI

This pink polish is "flirty and cute," says Chue. "Now is a great time to put up the reds and switch to pink for the spring season."

Do You Lilac It

<p>OPI</p>

OPI

According to Chue, this pastel purple is a perfect fit for spring. Why? It's a cool-toned shade.

Aloe-Ha

<p>Pear Nova</p>

Pear Nova

Reach for this polish if you want a sage green with subtle gray undertones.

Ro-Mani-Cize

<p>CND</p>

CND

According to Arnold, mauves with shimmer will be huge this spring. This polish from CND's spring collection perfectly fits the bill.

Multi-Faceted

<p>essie</p>

essie

Stone also loves this essie shade, and has dubbed it the "perfect iridescent copper." It's "a modern take on earth tones, perfect to elevate your spring style," she says.

Mexico City Move-mint

<p>OPI</p>

OPI

"While still soft and muted, it gives a splash of color that's great for transitioning from the winter months into the spring," says Chue.

Perfectly Peculiar

<p>essie</p>

essie

The shade of green is "more for the bold, not for the faint of heart," says Chue. "This is a personality statement and the perfect reflection of spring green!"

Island Time

<p>Olive & June </p>

Olive & June

This iridescent polish is a stunning pinky purple that reflects a blueish hue. It's a jelly formula, so it's a bit sheer, adding such a pretty wash of color.

Same Day Next Year

<p>Olive & June</p>

Olive & June

This icy blue polish is a great color to transition from the cool days of winter to the warm days of spring. It's got an iridescent finish that makes your nails super reflective.

Chill Pill

<p>Lights Lacquer</p>

Lights Lacquer

Go periwinkle with this cool blue color. It's a gorgeous shade reminiscent of fresh cornflowers and hydrangeas.

Lily Blooms

<p>Olive & June</p>

Olive & June

This fuchsia polish truly pops off the nails. It has the perfect amount of purple to add depth without leaning too dark.

Dear Diary

<p>Lights Lacquer</p>

Lights Lacquer

For a more opaque version of the pinky purple above, go for this Lights Lacquer polish.

Festival Fever

<p>Pear Nova</p>

Pear Nova

Steer away from pastels but keep it bright with this tangerine hue. It's a deep orange with yellow undertones.

Wistful Water Lily

<p>ORLY</p>

ORLY

Go girly with this semi-sheer, iridescent pink. Paint on one coat for an airy look or layer it on for more opacity.

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