The 8 Best Pedicure Colors for Summer 2019
Ah, summer at the nail salon. It's the time of year where you spend twice as long standing in front of the nail polish wall because you're getting a manicure and a pedicure so you have to pick two shades instead of one.
When considering your pedicure color options, Gina Alcedo, celebrity manicurist to Amal Clooney and The Carters and founder of NVLA, says that while bright shades like red, pink, and coral are having a moment this year, pastels are also a big trend.
"Evolving from the stark white trend, people are choosing pastel blues, pinks, yellows, and grays," Alcedo tells us. "This spin off is a little more personalized and the slight addition of color to a white-toned polish looks great on everyone."
Since sandal season is now upon us, we're helping you make choosing that pedicure color a lot easier.
Based on Alcedo's recommendations, these are the best nail polish shades to wear on your toes for summer 2019.
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Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Bleu Pastel
Hop on the pastel trend with this baby blue Chanel polish.
JINsoon Nail Polish in Tweety
No pedicure screams "summer is here" quite like a canary yellow one. Free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, this JINsoon polish is long-lasting without harsh chemicals.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Ibiza
With a name like a Ibiza, you can channel the beach with this coral shade on your toes — even when you're stuck at work.
Olive & June Nail Polish in CNH
Alcedo says that cobalt blue is a fun summer shade that works especially well on darker skin tones. Case in point: Olive & June's CNH polish, a shade that's so versatile, the brand calls it "the blue jeans of nail polishes."
Côte Nail Polish in No.84
Swap your millennial pink for this pretty lilac purple. All of Côte's 124 shades are formulated without the toxins and chemicals that are commonly associated with nail polishes.
Essie Nail Polish in Waltz
Want a pedicure color for your summer vacation that won't look obvious when it chips? Alcedo suggests a sheer white like Essie's Waltz.
NVLA Nail Polish in Rockingham Red
When in doubt, a classic red is always a good choice for a pedicure. Alcedo is a personal fan of the one from her line, which is formulated with myrrh extract to strengthen nails.
OPI Special Occasions Nail Lacquer Collection in Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs.
This sheer, barely-there pink is the pedicure equivalent of your-lips-but-better lipstick.