This Is Summer's Biggest Nail Polish Trend

editor@purewow.com (PureWow)

Pastels are to spring what brights are to summer—and this summer’s trending nail colors are dialing the glow factor all the way up to neon. Think: Shades of fluorescent yellow, pink and blue that are so vibrant they look electric. 

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China Glaze Nail Polish in "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"

To really make a color pop, layer a coat of opaque white polish on underneath. Tip: Pair with a creamy nude on toes to balance things out.

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Essie Summer Trend Nail Polish Collection in "Soles on Fire"

A tangerine polished hand was made to hold an ice-cold glass of sangria (or Aperol Spritz). Just as a purple pedi was made to anchor an orange mani.

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Christian Louboutin Loubiflash Limited Edition Nail Polish in "Dragon Flash"

A bold turquoise instantly brightens deeper complexions (as does a crisp white on toes).

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in "That's Shore Bright"

On the fairer side? Try a vibrant violet mani, which gives the illusion of a subtle tan. Pair with a peach pedi for your next vacation.

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Essie Summer Trend Nail Polish Collection in "Take the Lead"

One way to beat the heat when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic getting to the beach? A cool blue polish that reminds you of the ocean. (Namaste.) Keep things tonal on your toes (we like a pale blue or seafoam green).

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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in "Gitane"

There's no better way to dip your toe in the neon trend than swiping a vibrant red. Bonus: This summery shade looks equally good on your hands and feet so go ahead and paint yourself a perfect ten.

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Smith & Cult Nail Polish in "Plastic Beach"

Doesn’t it make you happier just imagining this pop of pink peeping from your sandals? Try it with a muted green mani for a breezy finish.

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Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in "Mirage"

Fact: A bold magenta is universally flattering on all skin tones. Wear it with the bright blue above to nail the summer trend.

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CND Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish in "Hot Pop Pink"

This electric pink will glow against your skin. Nail art aficionados: We love this shade against a nude base.

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Nails Inc. Bright Ambition Nail Polish Collection in "Not Invited"

A brilliant blue never fails to put us in a better mood. (It helps that it also happens to pair well with pretty much every color on this list.)

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