Lemonade yellow, beach-sand browns, soft sky blues… It seems like the most popular 2019 summer nail polish shades put all our favourite summer beach memories in a bottle. Pick one of these trending shades to wear this weekend or on your next beach holiday.
Chanel Le Vernis in Giallo Napoli
It’s hard to find a good shade of yellow nail polish, since most of them can look chalky or garish. However, Chanel completely “nails” this colour. The deep citrus is modern and chic. We can totally see ourselves wearing this during summer, but it’ll look fabulous all year. (Imagine this on a pedicure, and really sexy black heels!)
Butter London Pantone Color of the Year 2019
You can’t let this year end without wearing coral nail polish! Pantone picked a really gorgeous Color of the Year. It’s especially perfect for summer and holidays: it’s bright, happy and carefree.
Essie Nail Polish in Bikini So Teeny
This cornflower blue nail polish looks like the perfect summer sky! And don’t you think it’ll look sweet with denims, too? Wear on its own, or pair it with white nail polish for really chic nail art.
OPI Alpine Snow Nail Lacquer
Speaking of white nail polish, OPI Alpine Snow is one of our favourites! You get a completely opaque coat in just two coats. We also like using this for french tips and for making stripes or dots in nail art.
Deborah Lippman Leave A Light On Gel Lab Pro Collection
Muted pastels are a huge summer nail polish trend, and Deborah Lippman’s collection is a good way to start. The pastels have very subtle shimmers, so your nails actually glisten in the sun.
Zoya Birch Nail Polish
If you’re the type who usually wears nude or neutral nail polish, then this cool, muted lavender might appeal to you. It’s still very low-key and classy, but still plays with that muted pastel summer nail polish trend.
Orly Mint Mojito Nail Lacquer
Mint is such a refreshing summer nail polish colour! This one is particularly well formulated: it dries quickly and doesn’t streak. It also doesn’t have that chalky undertone — the colour is true to the bottle and looks vibrant even with just two coats.
Essie Nail Polish in Tiers of Joy
Metallics and shimmers will always be trendy. What changes every season is the shade. For summer, try this subtly shimmery lavender. You’ll love how it catches the light when you’re outdoors! And as you can tell from the pic, it suits all skin tones!
OPI No Tan Lines
This metallic tangerine is the summer nail polish version of the holiday gold glitters. It’s fun, it’s pretty, and it looks great on everyone! It gives warmth to fair skin, and picks up the gold flecks in tanned skin.