The Cutest Colors for Manicures and Pedicures
The temperature isn't the only thing rising this summer! From metallics to rich neons to signature nudes, this season’s nail polish shade selection is on fire. And to save you from spending your sunny afternoon staring at the wall of lacquer in the salon, we asked a few pros for their picks on the must-have manicure and pedicure color combos. Keep scrolling to see and shop their favorite color match-ups.
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Shades of Blue
Hop on this season's affinity for monochromatic looks and pick out two colors in the same color family for your toes and fingers, suggests manicurist Rica Romain. "My favorite color is blue, so rule of thumb is if you don't use the exact same color for your hands and toes—use a lighter hue or shade on your hands and darker on your toes."
Look to the color wheel for your mani and pedi combo. Colors that are directly across from each other are the most complimentary, explains Romain. We like a purple and yellow moment, like JinSoon Nail Lacquer in Soubrette ($18; nordstrom.com) and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty La Laque Couture in 62 ($28; barneys.com).
Unicorn makeup might be trending, but for your nails, look to the sea for inspiration. Liang says that an "almost mermaid, water-inspired color combo" is a fun summer look. Try Ten Over Ten Nail Polish in Rivington ($18; net-a-porter.com) and Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Black and Blue ($7; target.com).