The 10 Best Nail Polish Colors to Wear All Summer Long

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The 10 Best Nail Polish Colors for Summer
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Unlike the past few years, summer 2022 definitely isn't canceled. Hot sunny days are ahead and bold, bright nails can help hold you over until we're able to live our best warm weather lives again. After all, it's the little things, right?

In the mood to play with bold blue? Want to upgrade your go-to neutral manicure for the upcoming season? From vibrant to subtle, this summer's most popular nail polish colors cover every manicure preference.

To get a complete lowdown on the trending shades that are going to be on all of our fingertips this summer, put down that sheer pastel pink nail polish you've been wearing since college and start scrolling.

Ahead, the 10 best nail polish colors for all of your summer 2022 manicures.

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Creamy Nude: JINSoon Nail Lacquer in Nostalgia

JinSoon Nail Lacquer in Nostalgia
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Prefer to keep things simple and minimal in the nail polish department? This creamy pink-beige shade by JINSoon is just the summer polish for you. Plus, it's designed to elongate the shape of your nails.

Fiery Coral: Lights Lacquer in That's The Ticket

Lights Lacquer in That's The Ticket
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This fiery nail polish by Lights Lacquer in two words? Red hot. Not quite orange and not exactly red, the warm, creamy in-between shade is the summer version of the oxblood polish you wore all winter long.

Glowy Bronze: Pear Nova Classic Lacquer in Hustle + Glow

Pear Nova Classic Lacquer in Hustle + Glow
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If your summer beauty MO is to glow from head to toe, don't forget your fingertips, too. Enter Pear Nova's Hustle + Glow polish, a nude glitter that will sparkle in the sunlight.

Matcha Green: CND Vinylux Long Wear Nail Polish in Mind Over Matcha

CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Mind Over Matcha
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Pastels are typically associated with spring, but guess what? They're here to stay this summer. This muted green by CND is a unique shade that will earn a ton of compliments. And the actual formula is special, too. Vinylux combines the base and color coat in one step.

Shimmery Barbie Pink: ORLY Don't Pop My Balloon Nail Polish

ORLY Lacquer in Don't Pop My Balloon
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Shades of pink are always a fail-safe option. For summer, why not take your baby pink manicure to the next level with this shimmery bubblegum pink polish by ORLY. The bold shade is packed with pigment so you don't have to apply several coats for an opaque finish.

Tangerine: Essie Nail Polish in Break It Sundown

Essie Nail Polish in Break It Sundown
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This vibrant orange polish is a perfect match for your sunny summertime disposition. While you don't need a UV lamp for Essie's polish to dry, it gives you a high-shine, long-wear finish like a traditional gel manicure.

Lovely Lilac: OPI Nail Lacquer in Don't Wait. Create

OPI Nail Lacquer in Don't Wait. Create.
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Lilac is having a moment in the fashion world, and wearing the color on your nails is another way to take part in the trend. This cool purple polish from OPI has a hint of shimmer in it, which makes it perfect for summer.

Milky White: Nails.Inc World's Your Oyster Babe Iridescent Nail Polish

Nails.Inc World's Your Oyster Babe Iridescent Nail Polish
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Like clockwork, the first gorgeous summer day makes you want to break out the white nail polish. This year, milky nails are the modern remix of the classic white manicure. This Nails.Inc polish is a straight shot to achieving the look. It has an iridescent finish that can be worn alone or layered over the shade of your choice.

Cherry Red: Clueless Professional Nail Lacquer Collection in I Totally Paused

Morgan Taylor Clueless Professional Nail Lacquer Collection in I Totally Paused
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Nail polish trends come and go, but red will always be in style. For summer, swap your oxblood manicure for rich cherry red.

Sea Blue: Olive & June Nail Polish in Blue Canoe

Olive & June Nail Polish in Blue Canoe
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Manifest spending a summer Friday at the beach by painting your nails bright sea blue. Olive & June's polish offers long-wear, so a time-consuming DIY manicure is really worth the effort with this polish.

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