The 24 Pedicure Colors We're Going to Try This Summer

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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 colors that are on our radar for the season 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!

Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Massaï ($28)

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Kundalini Hustle ($18)

Emilie Heathe Nail Artist in The Perfect Red ($28)


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.

Olive & June Nail Polish in Lava ($8)

Essie Nail Polish in Tangerine Tease ($9)

Emilie Heathe Nail Artist in Public ($28)


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.

Essie Nail Polish in Juicy Details ($9)

Static Nails Liquid Glass Nail Polish in Cotton Candy ($16)

Jinsoon Nail Polish in Aero ($18)


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.

Duri Nail Polish in NYC Apple Envy ($8)

Orly Nail Lacquer in Oh Snap ($10)

Nails Inc. Naked in Neon Quad ($22)


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.

Olive & June Nail Polish in Wild Orchid ($8)

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Suburban Warrior ($18)

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Fire with Fire ($20)


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.

Nails Inc. Plant Power Nail Polish in Free Time is Me Time ($10)

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Get Mod ($7)

OPI Nail Lacquer in Funny Bunny ($11)


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.

Orly Nail Polish in Lips Like Sugar ($10)

Red Carpet Manicure LED Nail Gel Polish in Lavender Creme ($10)

Olive & June Nail Polish in Bold & Unshaken ($8)


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.

Jinsoon Nail Polish in Nostalgia ($18)

OPI Nail Lacquer in Taupe-less Beach ($11)

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Vegan Nail Polish in Almond Tan ($7)

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