6 Pretty Nail Polish Colors for Summer

Hot weather, cool tips: Here, the season's prettiest shades to swipe on now.

1

ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in “Birefringence”

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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.

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2

Essie Nail Polish in "Chillato"

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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.

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3

Jin Soon Nail Polish in "Farouche"

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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.

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4

Nails Inc. Nail Polish in "White Horse Street"

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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.

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5

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Polish in "Set Sail"

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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.

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6

Priti Nail Polish in "Super Trooper Rose"

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Bright orange tones are nothing new for summer, but this has flecks of iridescent sparkle that catch your eye in the sunlight. Plus, the five-free formula is gentle on nails.

To buy: $15, pritinyc.com.

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