Fresh Fingers: 10 Tip-Top Nail Colours for Spring

Lisa Patulny

It may be a little too chilly outdoors to permanently dig out your sandals (sorry Birks, you’ll have to wait), but there is a way to freshen up your wardrobe for spring right now – an on-trend manicure.

A new set of digits can make your ensembles – the same ones you’ve been wearing for the last three months – somehow feel lighter and less lived-in. Plus, nail lacquer doesn’t have to be costly to create a statement, making it a budget-friendly accessory with the power to transform practically any outfit.

Keep reading for the ten spring shades we’ll be wearing this season.

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Sugar Dune ($45)

Think of this neutral hue as your ticket to seasonal nude nails – it’s a little bit pastel, a little bit sheer, and super-chic on all skin tones.

Kester Black Nail Polish in Sky ($20)

Think pale blue is just for experimental teenagers? Not so. Surprisingly versatile, it pops against basic colours like grey, khaki and white.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Push The Limit ($19)

Made up of both warm and cool tones, it flatters all complexions. Worn with a tan, this luminous shade also makes skin appear more sun-kissed.

Nails Inc. Nailkale Illuminator in Bright Street ($20)

Opaque might work for best for nail art, but if you’re after a refined and understated manicure, a see-through veil of colour is your best bet.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Gelato On My Mind ($20)

More refreshing than a scoop of peppermint gelato on a hot day, it’s the perfect pastel compromise for non-girly girls.

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Bobby Dazzler ($22)

This season, silver feels fresh again (but only in measured doses). Stick to negative space-style designs for an understated effect.

Mecca Cosmetica Artistry Nail Polish in Cobalt ($22)

Dying for a springtime swim? While you wait for the weather to get warm, this bracing blue might help tide you over.

Faby Nail Lacquer in Hudson Sunset ($20)

Mood-boosting brights can do wonders for a tired wardrobe. Punchy purple is an unexpected way to add colour to navy and black workwear.

essie Nail Colour in A-List ($17)

A classic no matter the season, crimson nails make every outfit look polished and pulled together. Just ask Olivia Palermo.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Winter Glow ($20)

Sweet but not saccharine, baby pink pops against sun-burnished skin. Wear it with denim (not florals) for a cool-girl take.

Which new-season nail colour will you be trying this spring? Share your favourite shade in the comments below!

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