Sandal season is officially in full swing, and because your strappiest shoes are finally getting prime use, pedicures are back at the top of the self-care menu. We love a neutral as much as the next (classics, like Essie Clam Bake, are also forever staples), but why not step out of your comfort zone and try this summer’s trendiest polishes?
Brittney Boyce, celebrity nail artist and founder of NAILS OF LA, has what she calls “not-your-average-browns” at the top of her list—but it wouldn’t be summer without the statement shades, too. “Summer is all about bright colors that look cute with your strappy sandals,” Boyce advises. “Neons have been big on manicures and it’ll be really popular for pedicures this summer.” If you prefer something lighter than browns and more muted than neons, though, try lilac. “Pantone listed a blue-toned lilac as the color of 2022. For it to look good on pedicures, make sure you choose really opaque formulas with a warmer tone to it.”
Finding your signature summer color is about whatever best suits your mood or completes the look. Scroll ahead for the best summer colors to wear on your toes.