The Best Nail Polish Colors for Summer 2018
The urge to switch things up every time a new season comes around doesn’t stop at your wardrobe. It includes your nails, too.
If you're in the mood to entirely step out of your shade comfort zone, or want to upgrade your signature neutral manicure, there's no shortage of nail polishes to try this summer.
From the hundreds of options available, we've cherry-picked the best new and on-trend shades to get you through all 92 days of the season. Whether you're looking for an office-friendly neutral or a bold shade, this season's most popular nail polishes have you covered.
Here, the only 10 nail polish colors you need for summer 2018.
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OPI Grease Nail Lacquer in Summer Lovin' Having a Blast!
No color says "summer" quite like a vibrant orange. Use the season as your opportunity to be as loud as possible with your nails.
Christian Louboutin Beauty Metalinudes Nail Color in Goldissima
Rose gold—everyone's favorite metallic—looks great on nails, too.
Sally Hansen Madeline Poole Collection Polish in Vinyl Tap
Pastels, for summer? Also not so groundbreaking. But this mint shade from Madeline Poole's Sally Hansen collection will still pop against all of the florals you'll inevitably be wearing.
Tenoverten Nail Polish in Beekman
When you're in the mood for a low-key manicure but want a color that's a little bit more exciting than beige, this mauve-nude polish is your best bet.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color in A Wink And A Smile
Embrace the color of the year by painting it on your nails.
Essie Nail Lacquer in All Daisy Long
Switch it up with an opaque white with a sheer pearlescent polish like this one from Essie.
JinSoon Nail Polish Hella
Yes, this hot pink nail polish is hella bright, and that's what makes it the *perfect* alternative to the millennial pink polish you wear during the rest of the year.
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Gris Street Art
Before you write gray off as an inappropriate summer color, pair it with a sunny yellow or neon pink. You're welcome.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Giallo Napoli
Your next polish change is the same as Kim K.'s. The sunny yellow shade she's been wearing has been touted *the* color of the summer. Keep your manicure chip-free with this long-wear formula from Chanel.
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Blop
When you're stuck at your desk instead of the beach, an oceanic blue manicure is the next best thing.