45 Best Spring Nail Polish Colors for 2022

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There are a million reasons why I can’t wait for winter to be over, but finally being able to use all my spring nail polish colors again? That’s 100 percent at the top of my list. When it’s time to switch over from my winter nail polish shades like icy blue and ~edgy~ black, I get a little pep back in my step, ’cause breaking out my bright yellows and baby pinks means that spring is almost here. And while I might have to wait a few more weeks for the warmth and pretty blooming flowers, I def don’t have to wait to paint my nails in every shade of pastel in existence. If you’re on my level, keep scrolling for the prettiest spring nail colors on the internet rn, from mauve to lemon-yellow, to brighten up your mani.

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This Vibrant Fuchsia Spring Nail Color Idea

Sundays Studios Nail Polish in Inspire

You can never go wrong with a bright, bold pink shade for spring. This natural and non-toxic nail polish will match any flowers you find blooming this season (and what better goal is there than to color-match with the flowers?). Plus, it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and 10-free—meaning it’s made without typical chemicals found in other nail polishes.


This Pastel Turquoise Spring Nail Color Idea

Gucci Vernis À Ongles Nail Polish in Dorothy Turquoise

Even if you’re not into most blue nail polishes, you’ll like the way this soft turquoise nail polish color looks on your nails this spring. It’s the perfect mix of bright but subdued so you make a statement on your nails 24/7. Want to level up your mani? Try a cute nail sticker to add some dimension.


This Plum Ruby Nail Color for Spring 2022

Zoya Nail Lacquer in Allison

If you like to wear red polish year-round, this plum ruby nail polish color is a really pretty red shade for the warmer weather. It’s creamy, opaque, and would look super-cute around a spring cocktail. Bonus tip: Brush on cuticle oil to really gloss up your mani.


Sugar Lilac Spring 2022 Nail Color

Le Mini Macaron 1-Step Gel Polish in Sugar Crush

Not only is this a super cool spring nail color, it’s an all-in-one formula (meaning there’s no need for a base coat or a top coat). Just paint on two thin coats of nail polish and you’re good to go.


Champagne Shimmer Spring 2022 Nail Color

Orly Breathable Treatment + Color in Let’s Get Fizzical

Shimmery shades like this one are my go-to for quick and easy manicures. Here’s a nail-painting tip for you: For best results and wait at least two minutes in between coats before swiping on the next one.


Clementine Orange for Spring 2022

China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Tangerine Heat

It is just me, or does this shade give you major sorbet vibes? I mean, just looking at this makes me want to demolish a tub of orange sorbet while wearing this shade. Even though orange nails can skew summery, this polish works for spring, too, thanks to it’s soft, muted finish.


Dusty Mauve for Spring 2022

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Sweet Emotion

If you typically wear neutral shades all year round, you can keep this dusty rose nail polish color in your arsenal throughout the seasons for a soft splash of color. This gel polish has just the right amount of coverage for you to paint on one quick coat and run out the door. And if you want to keep your mani from chipping, brush on a top coat for maximum protection.


Sandstone Brown for Spring 2022

786 Cosmetics Halal Nail Polishin Uluru

Not only is this sandstone clay brown nail polish color legit perfect to wear for spring, it’s also a great neutral shade to have in your collection. A light earth tone like this is wearable all year round, IMO, from spring nails to Thanksgiving nails, too.


Parakeet Green for Spring 2022

Jin Soon Nail Polish in Palma

Green nail ideas are having a moment right now, and it also happens to be the perfect color for your spring manicure. It’s giving me palm trees, fresh cut grass, tropical vibes—basically the exact opposite of winter nails.


This Sparkly Cerulean Nail Color for Spring 2022

Auda.B Vegan Nail Polish in Bad Girls Shut It Down

Trust me, bright blue nail polish colors are going to be everywhere this spring. I literally cannot stop looking at this cerulean blue—it literally looks like if gold were actually blue, and then melted down.


Tangerine Orange for Spring 2022

ella+mila Samba Collection Nail Polish in Cause I’m Happy

Meet the spring 2022 version of Halloween pumpkin orange: this tangerine nail polish. If you’re also someone who judges spring nail colors based on how closely they resemble foods that you want to eat that season, you’ll want to try this orange creamsicle shade.


Pastel Purple for Spring 2022

OPI Nail Lacquer in You’re Such a BudaPest

You don’t have to be a purple person to like this bright lavender polish. If you love both rainbow colors and nail polishes that evoke the feeling of tranquility (but, like, not in a boring way), a pastel purple is a solid choice for your spring 2022 nails.


This Neon Green With Iridescent Flecks Nail Polish for Spring

Cirque Colors Iridescent Nail Polish in Sour Punch

Didn’t you hear? Green is going to be one of the biggest spring nail trends of 2021, so start stockpiling all the different shades. I’ll bet you don’t already have this sheer lime green with iridescent flakes, but I’ll also bet that you now want it.


This Bright Yellow Nail Polish for Spring

LaPierre Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in U-R-My Sunshine

This bright, fun, happy yellow shade is everything you want in a spring 2022 nail color. It’s pretty much impossible to wear this and be in a bad mood. Nail hack: To really boost the color payoff, apply a coat of white polish as your base before layering this vibrant yellow on top.


Vibrant Orange Spring Nail Polish Idea

Nash + Pino Vegan Nail Lacquer in Single AF

This aptly named orange shade perfectly embodies the single life: It’s fun, bright, and flirty. Funny, because those are also the three words I’d use to describe the best spring nail colors, too.


Pastel Lime Green Spring Nail Polish Idea

Suite Eleven Nail Lacquer in Quarter Water

This lime green nail polish is a must for all your St. Patrick’s Day nail looks, yes, but it’s also one you’ll want to keep in rotation all season long. Lighter than slime but brighter than earthy forest green, this pastel hue was made for spring 2022.


Robin Egg Blue Spring Nail Polish Idea

Duri Nail Polish in Cloud True Blue

Maybe ocean-inspired blues and turquoises are better suited for summer nail trends, but this aqua blue leans a little more robin’s egg blue. Translation: it works just as good for springtime nail polish.


Seafoam Green Spring 2022 Nail Color

Triple O Polish Nail Lacquer in Serer

Okay, I know I just said the thing about ocean colors and summer, but we need to make an exception for this seafoam green. The perfect combination of earth tones and pastels, this sage Easter shade needs to be your transition shade for spring to summer.


This Bright Red and Orange Nail Color for Spring 2022

Nails Inc. Freshly Juiced Nail Polish Duo

This spring nail color is just…juicy. Sorry, had to. But actually, these two tones were practically made for warmer weather. Use each color in the nail polish gift set separately or mix and match them on your fingers.


Deep Green Spring Nail Polish Idea

Smith and Cult Nail Lacquer in Darjeeling Darling

Okay, so you don’t have to throw out all of your winter nail polishes—that green hue you wore all December long is the perfect spring 2022 nail color. Transitioning your forest green nail polish from the holidays into spring immediately takes it from festive to chic.


Opaque White Spring Nail Polish Idea

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in 510 Sure Thing

This white nail polish is crisp, clean, and fresh—aka everything you’d ever want in a spring nail color, especially in 2021. It’s neutral, yet still eye-catching, and it’s flattering on all skin tones.


Watermelon Pink Spring 2022 Nail Color

ZOYA Nail Polish in Elodie

If watermelon sugar was a nail shade, this would be it. You don’t need to wait until you are painting on summer nail polish colors to bring out this pink. This bright spring nail color is a fun transition from those moody shades of winter—it’s bold enough to be show-stopping without being too agro.


Periwinkle Blue Spring Nail Polish Idea

Rooted Woman in Flow

You don’t need an added pearl finish to make a pale blue polish feel icy. This periwinkle blue shade still has all the frosty vibes of the early ’00s but without all the extra glitter.


Neutral Creme Spring Nail Polish Idea

Essie Nail Color Polish in Spin The Bottle

One way to add dimension to a boringly neutral sheer spring nail color? Whipping up your own custom shade by layering different polishes. This semi-sheer neutral nail polish color from Essie is a great topper. Layer this over a mauve nail color to add a pretty and classic twist.


Sheer Beige Spring Nail Polish Idea

Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Color in Naked

Pink nail polish not really your thing? Layer your spring nail polish with this sheer beige from Deborah Lippmann for more of a sandy-neutral base color. 


Creamy Sheer Spring 2022 Nail Color

Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Tutu Cute

Like the tinted moisturizer of nail polishes, this sheer spring nail color offers a faint hint of color that’s just enough to warm up a cool base shade without totally taking it over.


Silver Shimmer Spring 2022 Nail Color

Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish in Engagement Ring

If you already have your favorite pastel polish, layer on a coat of glitter nail polish to DIY a frosted finish. This spring 2022 nail color by Sephora Collection shifts from pink to blue for an icy-pearl effect that still feels fresh, not retro.


Holographic Silver Spring Nail Polish Idea

ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Mega

Most toppers require a million coats to achieve a truly opaque coverage, but you get the full pay-off of this holographic nail polish after just one coat. So yes, this spring nail color is as magical as it looks.


Multi-Hued Top Coat Spring Nail Polish Idea

Color Club Shine Shifter Nail Lacquer in Glow Get ‘Em

The shimmer flecks in this sheer, iridescent top coat shift from white to blue to purple in this spring nail color—exactly how an icy finish should look.


Frosty Pink Spring Nail Polish Idea

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Follow the Petals

Frosty doesn’t necessarily mean cool-toned. While this spring 2022 nail color might appear like a pink ballerina nail color in the bottle, it actually looks like a warmer salmon shade once applied.


Shimmery Apricot Spring 2022 Nail Color

People of Color Nail Polish in Unicorn

Speaking of warm shades, this apricot spring nail color has a hint of shimmer with a purple reflect, which gives this otherwise super-warm shade a frosty coolness. 


Holographic Pink Spring Nail Polish Idea

Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in Totes 3D

Kinda pink, kinda rainbow, this iridescent polish from this fun nail polish brand adds a whole lotta interest to even the most subdued of spring nail colors. And that’s basically the only level of interest we can handle in 2021, you feel?


Opaque Bubblegum Pink Spring 2022 Nail Color

NCLA Beauty Vegan Nail Polish in Not So Sweet

Sheers aren’t for everyone, so if opaque coverage is more your thing, try this baby-pink polish by NCLA finished with a frosty top coat. This spring nail color manages to complement multiple skin tones and undertones, thanks to its crisp, milky-white base.


Baby Pink Spring 2022 Nail Color

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Mayfair Lane

A little dustier version of the pink nail trend, this spring nail polish feels a bit more sophisticated than a true baby pink.


Cool Pastel Pink Spring Nail Polish Idea

CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish in Cake Pop

This spring nail color has a slightly bluish undertone, which makes it feel a little cooler (I mean that both ways) than your usual Valentine’s Day nail art pink.


Pastel Yellow Spring Nail Polish Idea

China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Lemon Fizz

If you saw yellow and immediately thought, “Nope!” Fine, but don’t write off the shade completely. This version of the spring 2022 nail color is lighter and softer, making it a little easier to pull off, especially on deeper skin tones.


Creamy Yellow Spring Nail Polish Idea

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Lacquer Polish in Zuma Beach Bum


Lemon Yellow Spring 2022 Nail Color

Londontown Lakur in Notting the Fancy

Or try this light lemon spring nail color that’ll brighten even the coldest of hearts. This is the pick-me-up you need after a long, colorless winter.


Powder Blue Spring 2022 Nail Color

OPI Nail Lacquer in Check Out The Old Geysirs

Can you bring back the frosted trend without including a baby-blue shade? The answer is no. Fully embrace this throwback trend with a shimmery, powder-blue polish like your mom’s favorite ’80s eyeshadow palette.


Baby Blue Spring 2022 Nail Color

Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer in Undaunted

If you were to take a flat white polish and add a teeny bit of blue, you’d get this pastel blue nail polish color. A spring nail color this shade doesn’t need shimmer to feel frosty.


Amethyst Purple Spring 2022 Nail Color

Côte No. 80

If you’re down to try a frosted look but don’t care for pastels, you can try out an amethyst spring nail color instead. There’s nothing baby about this darker purple, but the shimmery finish makes it feel soft and seasonal in an unexpected way.


Purple With Blue Shimmer Spring 2022 Nail Color

Pear Nova Lacquer in Rooftop ‘Til You Drop

For something with more dimension, try a grape purple with a blue shimmery finish like this spring nail color from nail polish brand Pear Nova, which shifts from purple to blue.


Iridescent Purple Spring 2022 Nail Color

Orly Treatment + Color in You’re A Gem

A little more iridescent than the other two options, this spring nail color has a purple base but the shimmer reflects shades like a gold nail polish would.


Rusty Rose Gold Spring 2022 Nail Color

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Ceremony of Secrets

Glitter is always in season (um, come at me), but to keep the glitz from feeling too intense, try limiting your glitter topper to an ombré accent nail or use a subdued, shimmer-flecked polish instead. This spring nail color by Smith & Cult uses micro-fine flecks instead of chunky sparkles for a finish that looks soft and frosty from afar.


Rusty Copper Spring 2022 Nail Color

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Prismatic Shine Nail Color in Conjure Copper

Usually, when you think of rust, another season comes to mind (ahem, fall nail polish colors), but this metallic formula with a hi-shine finish gives the rusty copper more of a shimmery coral feel perfect for a spring nail color.

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