Nail the Summer Vibe: 3 Must-Try Trends for Your Next Manicure
When the sun rises earlier and the temperature rises, it's our collective signal to transition from the dark and moody shades of winter and go all out with bright, fun colors. And this summer is all about going for bold — when it comes to our nails, at least. Sure, the color for summer isn't exactly groundbreaking. But switching to the more vibrant shades of the color spectrum is a classic for a reason: they can feel more joyful and effortless than the usual deep tones, effectively matching the summer feel.
This summer especially, we're seeing the usual color suspects, including sunset shades like orange and pink. There are more surprise hits on deck too, like Deep Blue and Soft Lavender. But don't just take our word for it. For a comprehensive guide on what colors to look out for as the weather warms, we turned to the experts. Here, what to add to your nail-polish stash.
"Hot pink is always a good summer color," says Hollywood artist Rachel Joseph. "It's a happy color that makes everyone very happy." This glossy iteration works well on stiletto-shaped nails for a bold statement. Joseph likes to use shades like Gel Bottle in Pink Lady or Orly in Beach Cruiser to create a rich, vibrant complexion.
According to Joseph, it's hard to go wrong with oranges. "It's a great tropical, summer vacation color that brings out a sun-kissed glow in everyone," she says. Pastel and coral orange are two shades she's looking at right now, and recommends trying a color like the bright-orange Peacci nail polish in Mamcita.
While white is always key, going for a classic white mani will make skin look a little more bronzed and give you a "vacation under the sun" vibe, says celebrity manicurist and educator Mimi Dee. She recommends a polish like Pear Nova's Reflect. , which forms a creamy white base.