A far cry from the attention-grabbing glitter nails of the holiday season and the moody jewel tones of winter, spring's a time for pale nudes, pastels, and deep (but subdued) hues that suggest the greenery and blooms to come. Ahead, 14 new palate-cleansing nail colors you should invest in this spring.
A bright shade of robin's egg blue to accessorize your toes on beach vacations and picnic lunches.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in "Cut the Mullet," $18; net-a-porter.com.
A soft shade of green and gray that acts like a subtle nude, in Revlon's new long-wear gel formula.
Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in "Roll the Dice," $8; ulta.com.
This ocean blue-green color from O.P.I's island-inspired Fiji collection is already making us dream of vacation season.
OPI Fiji Infinite Shine in "Is That a Spear in Your Pocket?", $13;ulta.com.
A pale pink shade in a new Nails Inc. formula designed to smooth over ridges and correct discoloration, even for the shakiest of hands.
Nails Inc. Correct, Conceal, and Heal Nail Polish in "Harley Gardens," $15; us.nailsinc.com.
A tropical shade of coral reminiscent of florals and afternoon sunsets.
Dior Vernis in "Maybe," $27; dior.com.
A rich merlot that looks especially regal when paired with gold jewelry.
Givenchy Beauty Le Vernis Nail Polish in "Pourpre Defile," $24; barneys.com.
A subdued green color to remind you of English gardens, inspired by the Burberry spring runways.
Nail Polish in Stone Green, $23; us.burberry.com.
The stereotypical cotton-candy-pink of spring, but better: it comes in an extremely wearable (and durable) gel finish.
Nail Polish in "Cake by the Ocean," $20; deborahlippmann.com.