8 Shades of Something Blue Nail Polish for the Manicure-Obsessed Bride

Pick a blue, any blue

Updated 10/27/17


According to the famous wedding rhyme, "something blue" is just one of the good luck charms a bride needs on her big day to ensure a successful marriage. That's superstition for you—and if you're on the hunt for that special something to fulfill the cerulean requirement, consider a blue-hued manicure. We're talking to all of you manicure-obsessed brides-to-be out there: The perfect shade of blue nail polish doesn't just tick the "something blue" box arbitrarily, it complements a classic white or ivory gown and can show off a little personality along the way.

We've done the legwork and have plenty of options to fit your wedding day beauty vibe. For the manicure-loving classic bride looking for a muted shade, there's soft pastels and barely-there blues. Bold brides looking to make a statement can pick from a range of metallic finishes, high-impact cobalt, and really go for it with a navy lacquer. Beyond that, there's a multitude of shades in between to suit every bride's needs (and if you're really looking to take your "something blue" to the next level, go all out with graphic nail art). Feeling inclined to wear your something blue on your fingernails? Feast your eyes on 8 different shades of blue nail polish that fit the bill.

Pastel Blue

Chanel Le Vernis in Bleu Pastel, $28 at Chanel

Sky Blue

Essie nail polish in Bikini So Teeny, $9 at Walmart


CND Vinylux Weekly nail polish in Denim Patch, $10.50 at Amazon

Bold Blue

NARS nail polish in Night Out, $20 at NARS


Nails Inc. gel effect nail polish in Baker Street, $15 at Sephora


Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polish in Soothing Sapphire, $9 at Walgreens

Sparkly Blue

Christian Louboutin nail colour in Biana, $50 at Sephora


Smith & Cult nail lacquer in Kings & Thieves, $18 at Dermstore

Related Stories