As spring arrives, it’s time to pull out the nail polish remover, take off the berry-hued lacquers and slick on some bold brights and grown-up pastels.
Whether it’s powdery lavender or a bolt of cobalt blue, here are ten of spring’s new ‘it’ colours we’re totally obsessed with…
Versatile and perfect for spring, soft blue shades are so neutral that they go with pretty much everything, while still adding a dash of subtle colour to your talons.
We love: Of Fingers & Toes in Azure, £16
Striking bright blues are a vibrant alternative to darker nail colours come the warmer months. Paired with a white summer dress or denim pinafore, electric blue is a great way to inject a pop of colour to your look.
We love: Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Desert Rain, £11
We’re big fans of sky blue polish here at Glossybox HQ. The colour adds an almost opaque shimmer of blue summer skies to your fingertips, making it a fresh palette that’s practically designed for the sunny weather that awaits us.
We love: Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Maybe It’s Blue, £3.99
A coating of minty fresh lacquer on your nails is a spring staple as far as we’re concerned.
We love: Cheeky Nail Polish in Minted, £7
A little more muted than your standard spring/summer shades, a dusty grey lacquer with depth, warmth and blue undertones is our go-to hue at the moment. It inhibits a neutral feeling to it, while still being rich in colour and pretty on your fingertips.
Nails Inc Nail Polish in Gloucester Cresent, £14
Sheer white may usually be reserved for French manis, but slicking it over your whole nail makes for a crisp, sleek statement, all while not being too ‘heavy’. We’re big fans.
Nailed London Gel Wear Nail Polish in Chica Bonita, £6.99Milky pink
Milky pastel pinks are the epitome of spring. Soft and subtle, it adds the perfect feminine touch to your nails.
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Pink Lemonade, £3.99
Fuchsias and magentas are key nail colours for the season ahead and what’s more, they’re the ideal hues to adorn while the flowers start to bloom.
Ciate Gelology Nail Polish in Kiss Chase, £12
Lavender-y purples make for a pretty alternative to your traditional pastels, all while still having a little brightness in them to amp up your mood. They also create the illusion your skin has a dash of colour to it. So essentially, you’re colouring your nails healthy.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Fauntleroy
Coral shades consist of both warm and cool tones, ergo they’re universally flattering and so like lilac, have the ability to make your skin look a little more bronzed than it actually is. Yep, really.
We love: Nailed London Gel Wear in Coral Chameleon, £6.99