The Best 25 Spring Nail Colors for a Warm Weather Upgrade

No boring neutrals allowed in 2022.

model with spring nail colors against a red handbag
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While OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark (opens in new tab) will forever and always have a spot on our shelf, it’s time to retire your darker, winter-themed nail shades in favor of brighter spring  colors. Be it highlighter hues or pastel tones, it's due time to give your manicure a refresh. The good news? There’s no shortage of gorgeous colors to go with the warmer weather. 

“This spring, people are loving bold colors, neon shades, and not-so-basic browns,” celebrity nail artist and founder of NAILS OF LA Brittany Boyce says. “Even pastel colors aren't as washed out as before. They have a richer, warmer tone to them.” Milky colors are also having a moment, with whites, peachy nudes, and ivory shades becoming popular. 

Nail artist and Essie Global Lead Educator Rita Remark agrees with Boyce, noting that nail art will also reign supreme this year. “Nails with a bit more design are definitely trending high this season, so feel free to express yourself,” she adds. And fear not: You don’t have to be an artist to get the look. With easy-to-apply decals, press-ons, and stickers from brands like Mani Me and PaintLab, intricate nail art has never been easier to achieve. That being said, keep scrolling to check out the best spring nail polish colors for 2022.