15 Best Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2021

Grooming is always a testament to how much one prioritizes self-care, and your nail routine is no different. There’s nothing like a fresh manicure to pull a look together.

From French tips to rhinestone beads, it’s hard to keep up with this season’s trends. Quarantine was the era of investing in at-home nail kits. As we start to establish some sense of normalcy again, you’ll want to look your best for the next social engagement.

If you’re a minimalist when it comes to your nail upkeep, subtle Earth tones like sage green or a milky pink might be just what you’re looking for this spring. However, if you prefer a pop of color, bright pastels will be right up your alley.

From the neutral-toned nail lover, to the daring neon manicurist, we’ve got you covered with these 15 nail shades to shop this season.

Le Mini Macaron 1-Step Gel Polish in ‘Lemon Sorbet’

Diving into shades of Spring, Le Mini Macarcon’s 1-Step Gel Polish in “Lemon Sorbet” might be indicative of this season’s dessert menu. The formula offers a base coat, nail polish and top coat all in one making it a one stop shop for a bright yellow manicure.

Le Mini Macaron 1-Step Gel Polish Lemon Sorbet

Londontown Lakur Colour Nail Lacquer in ‘Crowning Crumpet’

No matter the season, a pink polish works for all of them. If you need a simple, go-to shade of mauve pink, Londontown’s “Crowning Crumpet” will make your hands feel like they just received the royal treatment.

Lakur Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in ‘When Doves Cry’

Deborah Lippmann’s “When Doves Cry” slate gray polish is anything but boring. The cool undertone upholds a sophisticated yet chic appearance, perfect to pair with any outfit.


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OPI Nail Lacquer ‘Do You Lilac It?’

If this doesn’t scream “springtime” we don’t know what does. OPI Nail Lacquer’s “Do You Lilac It?” provides the perfect dose of color.


OPI Nail Lacquer 'Do You Lilac is?'

Sundays Nail Polish in ‘No.30 Sage Green’

If you refuse to commit to the bright hues of neon green, try Sundays’ Nail Polish in “No.30 Sage Green.” This unique shade offers a hybrid of gray and olive green undertones, making it the perfect shade to rock this spring.

Sundays Nail Polish No.30 Sage Green
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Ella + Mila Nail Polish in ‘Cause I’m Happy

Orange seems to be everywhere right now. Surprisingly a very on-trend color for spring, make sure to tell your manicurist you need Ella + Mila’s “Cause I’m Happy” before the season is over.

Ella + Mila Nail Polish, orange, samba
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Zoya Nail Polish in ‘Nahla’

This understated glitter functions like a neutral, only better. With a hint of gold flex and a high-shine finish, Zoya’s “Nahla” polish pairs perfectly with anything in your spring wardrobe.

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Expressie Quick Nail Dry in ‘Crop Top & Roll’

Essie recently released its Expressie line, boasting a dry time of only a few minutes. For a fun twist on the season’s classic pink pastel finish, we love Expressie’s Quick Nail Dry in “Crop Rop & Roll” done in a lovely muted peach color.


Essie Nail Polish, pink

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in ‘Chalk Me Up’

China Glaze’s “Chalk Me Up” baby blue polish has just enough vibrancy to be eye-catching while still maintaining versatility.


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Essie Nail Polish in ‘Sleepover Squad’

Spring is the perfect excuse to add a little vibrance to your manicure. Essie’s “Sleepover Squad” in hot pink fuchsia offers a frosted finish, amplifying all the shine you could need for your next trip to the salon.

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Nars Nail Polish in ‘Hunger’

Chic and classic, what more could you want from a nail polish? Suitable for all seasons, this Nars’ Nail Polish in “Hunger” is a must-have for your collection.

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Olive & June Nail Polish in ‘Cloudy Skies’

Olive & June prides its polish on being toxin free and extremely long wearing. This “Cloudy Skies” shade is perfect for the girl who wants to opt for a crisp, off-white color without compromising the longevity of your manicure.

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OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in ‘Linger Over Coffee’

Brown is extremely on-trend right now, and for those of you who refuse to give up your dark nails for spring, fret not. OPI’s Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in “Linger Over Coffee” has you covered with this rich, chocolate polish offering a high-shine finish and full opacity formula.

OPI OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish, coffee, brown

Dior Vernis in ‘Mirage’

Dior’s Vernis in “Mirage” is equally as luxurious as it is long wearing. The coral toned polish is the epitome of a classic spring shade.

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Essie Nail Polish in ‘Pret a Surfer’

The perfect transition shade from spring to summer, Essie’s “Pret a Surfer” in deep blue should complement all skin tones.

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