Wondering what shades to swipe on your nails this spring? March nails are heading your way with shades of green, nudes and bright reds coming in hot. Peep the below picks for the best spring nail polish ideas!
By: Nicolle Mackinnon
We’re finally coming out of that chilly, I-want-to-hibernate-forever phase and for us, cute spring nails are an easy way to accelerate the seasonal transition. Here are our top picks for nail polish ideas and trending nail polish colors for your March nails!
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Spring nail polish ideas: Neutrals + Naturals
Let’s be honest, it’s *always* neutrals season. Nudes, beiges, caramels, grays and taupes are classic and hit on the natural nails trend of sheer nail colors. Demure but put-together, these colors are some of our go-tos for cute spring nails.
Olive & June The Sheer Set | $40
A perfect entrance into the sheer neutral world of nails, this set from O&J sold out THREE TIMES. That’s how much people love it. This set offers you 4 sheer colors plus a glossy topcoat that helped our nails last longer than other brands (more than five days with no chipping).
Kure Bazaar Cappuccino | $18
A creamy, taupe-coffee color, we love this neutral from KURE BAZAAR. It’s great for darker skin tones, with more brown in it than white, and it’s an every day (all day) color. Don’t forget to snag their nail polish remover, which was one of our top products of 2020.
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Dazzle Dry Boss | $18
A more full coverage nude with a cream finish, this milky neutral is another great everyday fave. It’s not quite white, it’s not quite pink, it’s not quite almond…it’s a gorgeous mix of the three.
GOOD. KIND. PURE. Almond Tan | $8.99
A sheerer almond tone, this color from the Good.Kind.Pure. line is buildable to the opacity you want. Plus, it’s vegan and cruelty-free (it does contain wheat if you’re avoiding gluten!).
Côte No. 122 | $18
This caramel clay color has been on our minds this season. Playing off the on-trend terracotta hue, this cute spring nails color is a lighter version. Looks great on many skin tones, and offers a little more oomf than your regular nude.
Spring nail polish ideas: Green nails
March nails = green nails. Yep, people are going crazy for moss tones, forest greens, light mint colors, and more. Here are the ones we’re eyeing for cute spring nails.
Olive & June WKF | $8
A cool, mossy green that hits all the right notes.
Kure Bazaar Saffron | $18
Yes, this is a little more in the yellow family, but Saffron has a green tinge to its mustard hue. And we’re loving the combo of yellow and green for spring nails.
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Dazzle Dry Vigor | $18
GOOD. KIND. PURE. Mint Refresh | $8.99
We LOVE a good mint color, and this pastel hits the spot. So happy this green nails trend is back!
Côte No. 62 | $18
A true green that’s almost Kelly green, with yellow undertones. So fresh for spring nails!
Spring nail polish ideas: Blue skies
Trending nail polish colors hover around this light, powdery blue shade that’s a pick-me-up from the warmer hues of winter.
Olive & June Angelfish | $8
A super pale powder blue with lots of cool notes for cute spring nails.
Kure Bazaar Frenchie | $18
A sky blue that’s very French, very cool and very opaque.
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Dazzle Dry Ocean Motion | $18
A soft periwinkle blue, with lavender tones.
GOOD. KIND. PURE. Crystal Blue | $8.99
A slightly darker shade of light blue, with a hint of sparkle (not glitter, but glow).
Côte No. 66 | $18
Blue bird blue—like that robin’s egg blue Crayola color from back in the day!
Spring nail polish ideas: Hot Red
That super bright, coral shade of red that’s bordering on orange is always on trend for the spring season.
Olive & June Lava | $8
A spicy red that we’re loving for our toes too.
Kure Bazaar Rouge Flore | $18
A true crimson, with orange undertones.
Dazzle Dry Red Hot Chili | $18
A scorching red-orange with a name that says it all.
GOOD.KIND.PURE. Coral Calm | $8.99
If you’re looking for a pinkier version of this red-hot trend, you’ve found it.
Côte No. 123 | $18
VIBRANT red, with a slightly cooler undertone.
Spring nail polish ideas: Mellow Yellow
Whether you’re leaning towards the pastel nail polish ideas, or you’re on board for a neon shade, yellow is so uplifting for warmer temps.
Olive & June Bright & Focused | $8
Sunshine in a bottle, this is a true yellow hue.
Dazzle Dry Champagne Suede | $18
A metallic champagne with yellow-gold undertones, for when you want a bit of shimmer.
GOOD.KIND.PURE. Sun-Tastic | $8.99
Côte No. 116 | $18
You’ll feel like Billie Eilish bringing back the 90s in this neon shade.
Share your spring nails ideas below!
A note about CÔTE
Not all CÔTE products are currently benzophenone-1 free (including some of our picks above), which you can read more about in our full nontoxic nail polish guide. But, if you’re wondering, here’s a list of the polishes we confirmed ARE benzophenone-1 free…
- Colors: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 27, 32, 38, 41, 43, 46, 50, 55, 56, 61, 71, 96, 98, 99, 110, 111,119,120,121,122, 123, 124, 125 and…
- Growth with Garlic Base Coat
- Protective Base & Top Coat
- Quick Dry Top Coat
- Smoothing Base Coat
- Resurface & Repair Base Coat
- Strengthening Base & Top Coat