Ring in Spring With These Pretty Pastel Manicures

Lilac, periwinkle, seafoam—oh my!

Updated 04/30/18

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Not to speak disparagingly about winter, but we’ve been waiting for spring to rear its head since before the first snowfall. And now that it’s finally here, we’re ready to ditch dark shades (and parkas, while we’re at it) for something a bit lighter.

While there are plenty of ways to incorporate seasonal hues—like lilac, seafoam, periwinkle, sky blue, and rose to name a few—into your springtime look, one of our faves is with nail polish. Whether you’re a bride looking to snap a ring selfie or a wedding guest who needs the perfect finishing touch, the pastel tips ahead are too pretty to resist.

Good vibes only! Ward off negativity with a lovely lavender version of the ever-popular (and protective evil!) eye mani.

SHOP NOW: Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Style in Excess, $9.79

So many seasonal shades in one fun-loving look. These playful stripes are a fab option for a spring bride who doesn’t take herself too seriously.

SHOP NOW: Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple, Fiji, and Bikini So Teeny, $9; Essie Nail Polish in Chillato, $9; Essie Nail Polish in Go Ginza, $9

These wedding-ready ombré digits are reminiscent of dip-dyed Easter eggs—and they’re downright adorable!

SHOP NOW: butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Minted, $15; Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Orchid-ing Aside, $9.99; Pop Beauty Nail Glam in Baby Blue, $10

This swirly, lollipop-inspired design is oh so sweet. Suddenly, we’re craving candy. Coincidence? Probably not.

SHOP NOW: Essie Nail Polish in Baguette Me Not, Blue La La, and Sweet Souffle, $9; Essie Nail Polish in S'il Vous Play, $7.99

Color blocking with an of-the-moment twist. A glittering gold diagonal line amps up the pizzazz.

SHOP NOW: Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Perfect Posture and Lace Me Up, $11.50; Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer in Stun, $9

Polka dots—like florals—are a must for spring 2018. What better way to rock this cute trend than on your talons?

SHOP NOW: Sally Hansen Nail Art Round Tip Pen in White, $5.29; OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer in Mod About You, $2.99; OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer in Do You Lilac It, $7.25; OPI Nail Polish in Gelato On My Mind, $8.69; 100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish in Cloud, $12

This cloud blue-to-lilac gradient is a totally gorgeous iteration of classic two-tone tips. Plus, it’s simple to recreate.

SHOP NOW: Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in What In Carnation?, $7.99; Sally Hanson Insta Dri Nail Color in Set Sail, $4.99

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