Nail polish colours often change according to our moods, current trends, personal styles or even based on the temperature. Now that the dark, cold and damp winter months are officially behind us and have made way for the beautiful warm weather, here to help get you inspired is this list of the best nail polish colours for the summer months.
1. Neon Orange
To help find the right summer nail polish colour, one can simply take a page from the trend handbook of spring/summer 2019 and make use of some of the bright neon colours available.
A perfect summer shade would definitely be the bright neon orange that was seen on the catwalks this season and screams creamsicle by the pool.
Get the look with Kbshimmer Nail Polish in Please Don’t Glow Girl
2. Frosted Lilac
A fun nail polish colour for this summer would be a lovely frosted lilac. This subtle nod to the 90’s trend would be the perfect addition to any warm weather look and compliments many styles without clashing too hard.
Try it as part of a fun and fresh festival look or let it inspire you to achieve a soft, feminine and ethereal aesthetic this season.
Get the look with Nykaa Unicorn Potion Nail Enamel in Frosted Fairy, No. 239
3. Cobalt Blue
Just because summer’s on doesn’t mean we can’t recycle some of our cold weather nail polish colours. A great example to try would be a beautiful cobalt blue polish.
This is a great option for a bold stand out shade typically worn during the fall or winter times and gives off amazing stormy, oceanic mermaid vibes.
Get the look with OPI Nail Lacquer in My Car Has Navy-gation
4. Crimson Red
A second winter nail polish colour you should rethink of putting away this summer is your crimson red. Red nails never really go out of style, but instead of rocking the deep toned crimson during the cold dreary months, try showing them off as a statement piece that would be perfect for those hot steamy summer days (or nights).
Always a classic and flattering on most skin tones, this classy colour is appropriate for any occasion, will go with any look and instantly adds smoulder and depth to any aesthetic and style. Don’t be afraid to show off your passionate side with this intense and seductive hue.
Get the look with Essie Nail Lacquer in Maki Me Happy
5. Nude Tones
A final nail polish colour to rock for summer would be a nude toned hue perfectly tailored to your skin tone. Another spring/summer 2019 trend inspired by the clothes off the runway, nudes are a perfect “your nails but better” look that can be worn anywhere and offer a more simple, clean and natural look. It can be tricky at times to find the perfect nude shade but when you do, it will be your forever go to.
For fair skin try looking for a pretty pale pink if you have cool undertones or a more peachy nude if you have warm undertones. Stay away from greys and beiges. For a medium skin tone with cool undertones try looking for a polish with grey-purple tinges and if you have warm undertones try a nude that is more pink-beige. For tan skin try using warm golden beige tones with yellow or red and for the cool undertones, try a brown with a touch of grey or purple. Finally, for dark skin tones try nudes with a bit of warmth with golden bronze tones and nude shades that appear almost purple for cool tones.
Get the look for Fair skin with Essie Ballet Nail Lacquer in Satin Slipper
For Medium Skin try Essie Ballet Nail Lacquer in At The Barre
For Tan Skin try OPI Nail Lacquer in A Piers To Be Tan
For Dark Skin try Black Up Nail Lacquer in 07