“Summer means Happy Times and Good Sunshine”- Brian Wilson

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Summer is finally here and with comes bright colors and fun looks. With every season also comes the same questions. What is the season’s hottest looks, colors and trends. Every woman also has the same question week after week. “What color should I do my nails?” Nail salons have walls of hues to choose from and can be super overwhelming. Well, after a TON of research I have compiled 12 of this Summer’s hottest nail colors and which brand has the best in that shade. That’s one shade for every week of the summer! So, without further ado let’s take a look at the Summer of 2020’s Best Nail Colors.

12. Lilac- Call Out My Name – Deborah Lippman

Call Out My Name by Deborah Lippman

A soft lilac is always a great choice! This polish combines the technology of Gel Lab Pro with nail color, this dual-patented formula with 10 active ingredients helps deliver Health, Wear & Shine. Promotes healthy nails and creates the same long-lasting finish you’d get from the manicurist. GEL LAB PRO COLOR applies and removes like any normal polish. It is long lasting and has great shine. Find it here!

11. Green- Mojito Madness- Essie

Mojito Madness by Essie

Who doesn’t love mojitos in the summer? This lime green shade is so fun and looks great on everyone! Essie provides high, glossy shine finish and provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability. Find it here!

10. Orange- Tang Bang- Smith & Cult

Tang Bang by Smith & Cult

This shade is great all year but really pops in the summer. Smith & Cult Tang Bang has a richly pigmented, chip-resistant formula so you can enjoy your gorgeous set of nails even more. Designed to give you flawlessly smooth coverage, this long-wear nail color offers a high-shine finish, while the 8-free formula means it’s free of a slew of potentially harmful ingredients. Find it here!

9. Yellow- I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana- O.P.I.

I Can’t Cope-Acabana by O.P.I.

A bright, sunny yellow that lights up the room! This polish is fast drying and is said to have seven days of wear. I think bright yellow nails just scream summer and is such a fun shade. Find it here!

8. White- Absolute White- Jin Soon

Absolute White by JINsoon

Pure bright, shiny white with a gleaming cream finish. JINsoon Absolute White is the ultimate in modern simplicity.  JINsoon formulas are now 10-free and formulated without harsh chemicals. Long lasting formula with a chip-proof finish. Also offers rapid drying time, UV filter protection, vegan friendly and cruelty free. Find it here!

7. Gold- Mosaic On Down- Essie

Mosaic On Down by Essie

Enchanting gold nail polished laced with ultra-fine glitter gives the effect of gold dripping on your tips and toes.  Essie nail polish is the go-to brand when it comes to guaranteed professional and high-quality manicures. All Essie nail polishes are DBP, toluene and formaldehyde free. Find it here!

6. Fiery Red- Big Apple Red- O.P.I Infinite Shine

Big Apple Red by O.P.I.
Classic red is beautiful all year!

If you’re looking for that special shade that feels simultaneously vintage and modern, OPI’s Big Apple Red is a great choice. OPI’s Infinite Shine is a three-step long lasting nail polish line that provides gel-like high shine and 11 days of wear. Red nails are a classic look that is stunning on everyone. Find it here!

5. Teal- Slapper- Butter London

Slapper by Butter London

A bright teal cream nail polish. This color reminds me of summer with its bright beachy vibe. Highly pigmented for one-stroke coverage 
It’s Quick-drying, High gloss, and Chip Resistant. Promotes strong, healthy nails – Contains Hydrolyzed Silk, Horsetail Extract, Vitamins B, C, and E. 10 Free: butter LONDON does not add Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Parabens, Gluten or TPHP to any of its nail product formulas. Find it here!

4. Pale Pink- Lady Like- Essie

Lady Like by Essie

This elegant soft mauve nail lacquer. this dainty darling is just the thing for a proper manicure. High, glossy shine finish provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability. Find it here!

3. Beige- Toasted Sugar- Tom Ford

Toasted Sugar by Tom Ford

It’s a creamy nude with a bit of warm peach making it the perfect nude nail polish. It delivers high coverage and shine while staying color true throughout wear. This is one of my all time faves. I consider this my go to shade all year! Find it here!

2. Coral- Trout Pout- Butter London

Trout Pout by Butter London

Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is still going strong! Butter London came out with a limited edition coral 3 peice lacquer set to commemorate the color. This year dress your nails in a vibrant butter LONDON bright coral crème nail lacquer that’s equally as cheeky, as it is sophisticated. Expect a high-shine glossy finish with full coverage. This perfectly coral luxury nail polish glides on effortlessly, thanks to the unique curved brush for easy application and our Patent Shine 10X formula with good-for-you 10 Free ingredients proven to promote brighter, stronger, healthier nails. The patented Shock Resisting Polymer Technology delivers gel-like cushion and long-lasting shine for polished-looking nails with up to 10 days of wear. After all, nothing improves your mood more than a fresh manicure. Find it here!

1. Classic Blue- Tidal Wave- Sally Hansen MIRACLE GEL™ / 2020 Pantone’s Color of the Year

Tidal Wave by Sally Hansen
Pantone’s Color of The Year 2020- Classic Blue

Ever since Pantone named classic blue the color of the year for 2020 we have seen this shade everywhere. So of course it is a huge nail trend. And for good reason, it is absolutely beautiful! This was a tough one because every company came out with a classic blue shade. But Sally Hansen has the best formula in my opinion and last the longest. It stays glossy and is chip free. Sally Hansen also is the easiest gel polish to apply and remove. This is definitely a winner! Find it here!

Which one will you choose?

So, there you have it. This summer’s 12 best nail colors. One shade for every week. I hope this helps and gives you some ideas when you are at the salon or in the nail aisle. Which color is your favorite? Tell us your faves below we love to hear everyone’s top nail polish shades! Be sure to subscribe and get an alert when a new blog post is up. Wednesday’s post will be What’s New at Sephora and Ulta!