I know it’s been a challenging winter, but it’s officially spring. And with the first signs of the season (my daffodils are gorgeous right now!) comes the desire for me to skip the dark, jewel toned nails of fall and winter and dive right into the pretty shades of the next two seasons. Here are 10 must-try shades for spring 2023 nail colors and where to find them.
Spring 2023 Nail Colors
For spring 2023 nail colors, there’s a definite shift away super long, deep nails but towards two decades ago (think all of the hip, Y2K colors and fashion) instead. We’ll be seeing a ton of natural length nails in gorgeous neutrals and the colors of nature. Here’s what to look for this season.
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Soft Pink, AKA, Cherry Blossoms
I love the color of cherry blossoms and have always been a fan of that perfect shade of light pink for both nails and makeup. It’s youthful and girly but not overly so and it really is pretty no matter what time of year. But for spring 2023 nail colors, look for it just about everywhere as it’s neutral enough to wear with anything. Whether you choose to go with a shade that matches its lighter petals or a deeper shade that can be found on the inside of the flower, you’ll be trendy no matter what.
Cherry Blossom Nail Polish – Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Primrose and Proper
At this point in my life, holo white nail polish is a nude color for me. If my nails need a quick upgrade, and I don’t have time for several coats, I throw on this gorgeous color-shifting polish in a light coat and out the door I go.
Holographic White Nail Polish – ILNP Pina Colada – Sheer White Holographic Jelly Nail Polish
That perfect shade of Barbie pink has been branded into my brain since I was a little girl. There was so much potential in the iconic shade and for spring 2023 nail colors, you can expect it to be on top.
Barbie Pink Nail Polish – Vishine Nail Gel Polish, 15ml Soak Off Nail Gel Polish
In my book, nude nails never go out of style. This season, look for manicures that are barely noticeable (think the clean-girl aesthetic) and are super easy to maintain as it’s a one-coat-and-go style.
True Nude Nail Polish – GAOY Jelly Nude Pink Gel Nail Polish, 16ml Sheer Natural Brown
Ahh, the color of real butter. It’s beautiful for hair highlights and really gorgeous on all skin tones. But when it comes to spring 2023 nail colors, look for this flattering hue on hands and feet.
Butter Yellow Nail Polish – OPI Nail Lacquer, in Bee-hinds the Scenes
Believe it or not, my house is a light shade of moss green and I never tire of it. With trim the shades of lilac and ivory, it’s perfect for my cottage-style abode and for those that love cottage core.
This season, look for pretty moss green nail polish that flatters most skin tones and looks beautiful with a neutral wardrobe.
Moss Green Nail Polish – LONDONTOWN Lakur Nail Polish Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer in Star Moss
If you still want a deeper color for spring, go for a warm terra cotta color to stay on trend. It’s pretty with neutral clothing but still look gorgeous and pops when wearing black, white, and gray.
Terra Cotta Nail Polish – LONDONTOWN Lakur Enhanced Color in Mudslide
Spring 2023 nail colors have me pegged. First, it’s the color of my house and next, my favorite fruit. The perfect shade of ripe watermelon is gorgeous for spring and carries well into summer, so make sure you have it on the front burner as a go-to style.
Watermelon Nail Polish – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Watermelon Felon
Another beautiful trendy color for this spring in periwinkle blue. The warm tone was a favorite in my box of 64 crayons and continues to be a prominent color in my wardrobe to this day.
Periwinkle Nail Polish – China Glaze Nail Polish in Secret Periwinkle
Remember the color an Easter egg would get when you dipped it both the green and blue water dyes? That beautiful shade of teal will be showing up of plenty of manicures for a big spring 2023 nail color trend. It’ looks pretty on everything from paler skin to deeper tones and will carry straight onto the beach for summer vacation.
Light Teal Nail Polish – essie Nail Polish, Cream Finish in Transcend the Trend