Believe it or not, pedicure season—sun! sand! swimwear!—is just around the river bend, which gives you a great excuse to start planning your spring and summer polish MO. (If you're a hot-pink person, these 20 shades have us feeling a certain type of way right now—just throwing that out there.)
In seasons past, electric shades of neon or pastel hues like mint have been the pedicure prescription of choice, but this year, we're throwing some new colors into the mix just in time for your next salon appointment. Yes, scarlet reds and go-with-everything nudes will always be on the polish menu for our toes, but we'd also like to introduce more unexpected nail colors like dusty olive, denim blue, and antiqued shades of peach and pink for your consideration. Ahead, we're highlighting the 12 best pedicure colors to experiment with this season. Plus, the exact nail polishes you should snap up before they fly off the shelves.
Olive green might seem an unlikely pedicure color, but it's a surprisingly flattering option for your toes this spring. It goes with pretty much everything, and it's a fresh alternative to the tired and expected mix of mints or neons. (I'm especially obsessed with Essie's new, 8-free, quick-dry formula above!)
Think of this perfect pedicure color as a rich, sleek alternative to your usual salon order of pale pink or coral. J.Hannah's lighter option feels subtler, but if you're craving something more intense this season, we're having a moment with Smith & Cult's antiqued shade of pink.
When in doubt, black is always the answer. Yep, even on your toes and even in the springtime! It's unexpected and the superior color choice if you're looking to hide sand or any other inevitable damage your pedicure might accrue once you're outside more. The key? Keep it ultra-glossy with a durable topcoat (like Olive & June's formula below) and reapply every few days.
Crisp and light—white actually makes a statement in a big way on your toes. Opt for a super-opaque, long-lasting formula like this one from Deborah Lippmann or go a bit more whimsical with this shimmery cream from Smith & Cult.