ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in “Birefringence”
No basic polish change here: This holographic hue shifts from an electric blue to purple—and every color in between.
To buy: $12.50, etsy.com.
Essie Nail Polish in "Chillato"
It’s not a neon or a pastel, but a beautiful hybrid of both that’s just as appropriate in April as it will be come August.
To buy: $8.50, ulta.com.
Jin Soon Nail Polish in "Farouche"
Bold without being too loud, this ready-for-pedi pick is inexplicably more exciting than your standby crimsons, but every bit as flattering.
To buy: $18, jinsoon.com.
Nails Inc. Nail Polish in "White Horse Street"
This muted grey is office-appropriate, but not at all boring. The subtle shade works with any summer dress or occasion.
To buy: $14, beauty.com.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Polish in "Set Sail"
Perhaps it's the dusty blue color or the fuss-free application (one coat is all it takes), but this calming color makes us feel sublimely relaxed.
To buy: $5, ulta.com.