The Top 5 Nail Polish Trends Of Summer 2021 Are Right Here

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If your style choices lean neutral — white, cream, black, denim — you may feel compelled to infuse some summer brights into your accessories. Whether it's a pink linen button-up thrown over a white tee, or a baby-blue purse that you wear on repeat when the temperature peaks 70, the saturated tones imbue optimism and happiness.

The easiest, and most affordable, way to infuse a brighter color palette into your look is with a vivid manicure/pedicure. Whether you're heading into the salon or going DIY, it's all about bubblegum, tangerine, and coral tones — the brighter, the better. For proof, and a preview of the exact shades that will be trending this season, scroll through to see the summer launches from some of our favorite nail labels. Shop your favorite bottle and make it your summer signature.

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<h3>Suite Eleven Bubble Gum Yum</h3><br>Suite Eleven founder Ari Smith-Liburd predicts a Bazooka pink tonal trend for summer. This exact shade is already one of the brand's top sellers, with reviewers giving it five stars and dubbing it "the prettiest, most unique shade of bubblegum pink."<br><br><strong>Suite Eleven</strong> Bubble Gum Yum, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suiteleven.com%2Fcollections%2Fnail-lacquer%2Fproducts%2Fbubblegumyum" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Suite Eleven" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Suite Eleven</a>

Suite Eleven Bubble Gum Yum


Suite Eleven founder Ari Smith-Liburd predicts a Bazooka pink tonal trend for summer. This exact shade is already one of the brand's top sellers, with reviewers giving it five stars and dubbing it "the prettiest, most unique shade of bubblegum pink."

Suite Eleven Bubble Gum Yum, $, available at Suite Eleven
<h3>Essie Tangerine Tease</h3><br>Out of <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/04/10444053/essie-summer-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Essie's Summer 2021 collection" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Essie's Summer 2021 collection</a> comes a tangerine that hits the perfect sweet spot of orange: bright, but soft in undertone so it feels more citrus and less traffic-cone neon. <br><br><strong>Essie</strong> Tangerine Tease, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/essie-Limited-Collection-fluid_ounces-Tangerine/dp/B08WY55L9W" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Essie Tangerine Tease


Out of Essie's Summer 2021 collection comes a tangerine that hits the perfect sweet spot of orange: bright, but soft in undertone so it feels more citrus and less traffic-cone neon.

Essie Tangerine Tease, $, available at Amazon
<h3>Mischo Beauty Diana</h3><br>Mischo Bauty founder Kitiya King named this new poppy red in homage to Princess Diana, which makes it the chicest complement to this summer's classic athleisure aesthetic: <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/11/10163882/the-crown-princess-diana-outfits-fashion-buy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:biker shorts and crewneck sweatshirt" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">biker shorts and crewneck sweatshirt</a>.<br><br><strong>Mischo Beauty</strong> Diana, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mischobeauty.com%2Fcollections%2Fnail-lacquer%2Fproducts%2Fdiana" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mischo Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mischo Beauty</a>

Mischo Beauty Diana


Mischo Bauty founder Kitiya King named this new poppy red in homage to Princess Diana, which makes it the chicest complement to this summer's classic athleisure aesthetic: biker shorts and crewneck sweatshirt.

Mischo Beauty Diana, $, available at Mischo Beauty
<h3>Peacci Forget Me Not</h3><br>For <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/spring-pedicure-colors" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sandal season" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sandal season</a>, you can't go wrong with a saturated <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/light-blue-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:baby blue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">baby blue</a>. This shade by Peacci, called Forget Me Not, is the perfect go-between a springtime pastel and a sunny bright.<br><br><strong>Peacci</strong> Forget Me Not, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fus.peacci.com%2Fnail-polish%2F97-forget-me-not.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Peacci" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Peacci</a>

Peacci Forget Me Not


For sandal season, you can't go wrong with a saturated baby blue. This shade by Peacci, called Forget Me Not, is the perfect go-between a springtime pastel and a sunny bright.

Peacci Forget Me Not, $, available at Peacci
<h3>Olive & June Pink Sands</h3><br>If you want a bright <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-white-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:white polish" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">white polish</a> that's a little softer with a hint of pink, this Olive & June's shade is the dreamiest hybrid that founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle calls a "sun-bleached pink."<br><br><strong>Olive & June</strong> Pink Sands, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Foliveandjune.com%2Fproducts%2Fpink-sands" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Olive & June" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Olive & June</a>

Olive & June Pink Sands


If you want a bright white polish that's a little softer with a hint of pink, this Olive & June's shade is the dreamiest hybrid that founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle calls a "sun-bleached pink."

Olive & June Pink Sands, $, available at Olive & June

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