4 Pro-Approved Spring Nail Colors That Make the Best Accessory
Spring is here and the birds have begun chirping, which can only mean one thing: you're probably itching to make some changes. Maybe not the drastic "upend your life before daylight savings time ends" kind of change, but smaller, more subtle tweaks to welcome the upcoming season. One of our favorite things to do when we feel the urge to switch things up is to make small changes to our beauty routines. The easiest way to do this? Switching up our manicures and opting for spring nail polish colors.
While typically one of the last parts of a beauty routine to be addressed, the right nail polish shades can have mood-boosting abilities. Getting a manicure is one of the surest ways to add some variation to your routine, and the process of deciding our color palettes for the next few days is so deeply satisfying.
If the return of spring has you ready to head to your nearest salon to get your nails in top shape for the season, you're in luck. We rounded up the best seasonally-appropriate, on-trend hues to try on your spring nails. So, what are the spring nail polish colors that will be trending this year? We spoke with nail experts to find out. From bright pops of neon to shimmery metallics, see their spring nail colors 2023 predictions ahead.
Spring Nail Colors: Metallics
"Metallics are going to be big this year - but with a twist. In line with the glazed doughnut finishes we've seen, metallic is the natural next step for this trend. More intense than a glaze, metallic can be achieved in bright colors which will be perfect for the summer," Kim Truong, artist in residence of Lottie London, says. Our pick for the perfect spring color metallic mani is the Sally Hansen Color Foil in Steel a Kiss ($9).
Spring Nail Colors: Natural Jelly
Natural jelly nails, otherwise known as lip gloss nails, have been everywhere this season, and they're one of the hottest spring nail color trends. "I'm completely obsessed with the new lavender jelly polish, Emilie Heathe Jaleesa ($30)," Mazz Hanna, CEO of Nailing Hollywood Agency tells POPSUGAR. "One coat of this topped with a super thick and glossy topcoat creates the most magical lip gloss mani; like a juicy tube on your fingertips."
Spring Nail Colors: Chartreuse
"Thanks to Portia from White Lotus season 2, Chartreuse nails are definitely having a moment; it's like the alt red nail — it brings a pop of bold color to any look, but in a funky and playful way," Erica Hipp, Nailing Hollywood artist, says. Hipp's pick for the perfect chartreuse shade is OPI Pear-adise Cove ($12).
Spring Nail Colors: Neon
"For festival season, I'm expecting to see colorful and neon shades, bringing the party to the manicure. Neon greens and yellows are classics that give you the brightest effect. A trick to making your neon polish really pop is to apply white underneath," Truong says. To get you ready for festival season, we love the Nail Inc Naked in Neon ($8) polish in the shade Knightriders Street — it's the perfect spring nail color.
Spring Nail Colors: Seashell Nails
"Seashell nails are an inspiration from beach vacations. They are inspired by what the inside of a shell or oyster looks like. The pearlescent effect elevates a traditional manicure," Truong says. To achieve the perfect nude, pearlescent finish, we love the Nails Inc. What the Sell Pearlescent Effect Nail Polish ($11).
Spring Nail Colors: Matcha
Much like matcha lattes, matcha nails are going to be everywhere this spring. The shade is different from the typical pastel green we're used to seeing this season, and the shade looks good enough to eat. "If you're matcha obsessed like me, then you're going to need Aprés Tea Leaf ($15) on your nails ASAP. This milky and minty green reminds me of my favorite matcha latte — I simply cannot get enough," Mazz says.