6 Pretty Nail Polish Colors for Summer

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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Priti Nail Polish in "Super Trooper Rose"


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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