6 Best Spring Nail Polish Shades

It always starts gradually. First, my wedges begin to get more one-on-one time with me than my booties do. Then, my black skinnies get benched and my colorful dresses come out to play. Eventually, my heavy coat gets exiled to a hanger because my light cardigans accompany me on my way out the door.

Then, I find myself needing to wear sunglasses at 6 p.m., and before you know it, I have the unstoppable urge to snatch up anything and everything floral printed. Despite what the groundhog saw (or didn’t see) at the beginning of February, these are all telltale signs that yes, spring is officially here.

Another way I can tell that spring has arrived? The release of the much-anticipated spring nail polish collections. This year’s spring nail polish trends are all about pretty pastels and bright bold hues that will boost your mood and banish any lingering traces of the winter blues. Better yet, these new shades are super versatile: They work perfectly as a backdrop for punchy nail art and on their own as refreshing solids that won’t clash with your floral jeans.

To kick off the arrival of the new season, we chose the six must-have shades that will have you on-trend — whether you’re going to brunch, the beach, or anything in between. Ready to give your polish collection a makeover? Click ahead to see the 18 lacquers you need to get your fingers (and toes on) ASAP.