Summer is right around the corner, and that means sandal season, which also means it’s prime pedicure season. You probably have your go-to colors already, but why not branch out a bit this year? After more than a year of being in sweats and probably wearing no shoes at all, it might be time to shake things up. A lot of us will be able to go outside and catch up with people we haven’t seen in a while this summer (in the safest way possible, of course), so this might be the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a pedicure and try something new.
And in case you’re in need of some inspiration, check out the pedicure colors for summer that are on our radar below.
Red is a year-round kind of color, but there’s just something about a bright, hot red polish in the summer. It’s daring, spicy, and statement-making. Talk about some oomph!
Now’s your chance to get those pretty summer sunset colors on your toes. I mean, this wouldn’t be a summer nail polish list without including orange options. The shade variations are endless—from the more coral tones to the warmer terra-cotta orange hues.
In the winter season, you might gravitate towards navy or midnight blue, but in the summer, why not look to the other end of the blue spectrum? I’m talking aqua, turquoise, and sky blue. If you can’t be near the ocean all summer long, you can keep some watery shades on your toes.
Summer is such a carefree and fun time, so that’s why neon-colored polishes deserve some love right now. It’s the perfect opportunity to with some shocking and bold hues, like a lime green and fluorescent yellow.
Pink is another one of those classic polish colors that works for any season, but I like to use the summer months to go all-in on shades of watermelon, hot pink, and bright magenta. Whenever I have pink on my toes, I feel a little flirty and sassy.
You can’t go wrong with a white polish—talk about a summer staple. It feels so fresh and crisp, especially when you choose a shade that’s super opaque.
A bright purple can be so pretty paired with your favorite sandals. Like blue and orange, you can play with the shades here—think everything between pastels to an almost-fluorescent purple.
And if you want to take a break between the bold hues, or it’s just not your style to have such saturated colors on your toes, you can always reach for the neutrals. They’re always flattering and might even let your cute shoes do the talking.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.