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Summer Just Isn't Summer Without These Beautiful Nail Colours

·3-min read

Nothing says summer quite like a bright manicure or a stand-out pedicure, and with sandal season now in full swing, we decided it was time to start thinking about the shades we want to wear on our talons and toes over the coming months.

The great thing about summer nail colours is that you're guaranteed to find one to suit you, no matter what your dress sense may be. of course, there are bold shades of yellow and blue for maximalists, but then there are hues of white and terracotta that'll appease those with minimal aesthetics, too. Throw nail art into the equation and the options are truly endless.

Like everything else in the style ether, nail colours come in and about of fashion—so we reached out to some of the industry's top nail artists, technicians, and experts to find out which summer nail colours they predict will dominate this season. Scroll below to discover them ahead of your next salon appointment, followed by our pick of the best of the rest.

AQUA

"Our clients are currently obsessed with aqua and turquoise shades,” say the nail experts at acclaimed London salon, Colour Riot. “We’re continuously having to top up our bottles to keep up with the demand.”

SHOP THE SHADE:

Nails Inc. Plant Power Nail Polish in Just Avoca-Do It (£9)

ORANGE

Another predominant hue at Colour Riot this summer is orange: “The juicer the tone, the better! Orange is so popular right now as we head into the warmer months. We love it as a pedicure.”

SHOP THE SHADE:

H&M Nail Polish in Pumpkin Patch (£4)

SHADES OF GREEN

"Green nails are a becoming a huge trend this summer,” shares Jen Sales, nail artist and founder of Swak Nails. “From bright juicy apple to more muted pistachio and olive tones; personally, I love the shades Appletini and Pistachio Green by Bio Sculpture Gel. They look great as a block manicure or as part of a more elaborate design—I was recently commissioned to create this manicure featuring Pistachio Green alongside another big 2021 trend; the micro French.”

SHOP THE SHADE:

Essie 99 Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple (£8)

BUBBLEGUM PINK

"Nudes are popular year-round but I’m getting lots of requests for bubblegum pink right now, too,” says top Hollywood nail expert, Queenie Nguyen. “It’s a fun colour to start summer with and is an easy switch for those who like their red manicures as it sits in the same shade family."

SHOP THE SHADE:

Nailberry L'Oxygene Nail Lacquer in Pink Tulip (£11)

OTHER SUMMER NAIL COLOURS TO TRY:

WHITE

Essie Nail Polish in Blanc (£8)

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YELLOW

3INA Makeup The Nail Polish in Shade 153 (£8)

PINK

CND Vinylux in Pacific Rose (£12)

BLUE

Jessica Phenom Sweet Talk in Smooth Talker (£14)

RUST

ORLY Feel The Beat Collection Nail Polish in In the Groove (£12)

CREAM

Leighton Denny Nail Varnish in Honey Trap (£9)

RED

Mavala Nail Colour in London (£6)

GREEN

CND Vinylux in Crisp Green (£12)

BLUSH

Diego Dalla Palma Tulle Nail Varnish in Nude Rose (£11)

METALLIC

Nailberry L'Oxygene Nail Lacquer in Star Dust (£13)

LILAC

Barry M Cosmetics Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Lavender (£4)

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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