Whether you're newly engaged (and showing off that ring) or mere weeks out from the big day, 'tis the season for romantic hues on your fingertips, and the celebrity manicurists we spoke with agree—fresh spring nail colors are a must for brides as the weather warms.
From timeless sheer rose to a classic French tip with a twist, here are five spring nail colors that'll take a bride-to-be from her bridal shower to the walk down the aisle, and they're all gorgeous in their own right.
Morgan Taylor Platinum Nail Lacquer in Liquid Bling
Kick off your bachelorette weekend with festive, glitter-packed nails. With clients like Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, and Hailee Steinfeld, celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec knows how to make a statement with nails, and instead of going for a single spring nail color, she says to go for a color-shifter like Morgan Taylor Platinum nail lacquer in Liquid Bling. "It's a micro-holographic silver that's perfect from brunch to cocktails, and anything in between for your bachelorette party!"
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Essie Gel Couture by Reem Acra in Moments to Mrs.
Michelle Saunders, who manicures celebs with cool-girl style like Saoirse Ronan and Pink, recommends using your florals as an inspiration for your wedding-day nail color. "I love the Essie Gel Couture by Reem Acra in Moments to Mrs. because it reminds me of a shiny pink rose," she says. "Matching your nails to the floral bouquet is the perfect inspiration for brides."
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Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Ballerina
For the big day, Julie says you can never go wrong with a classic. "Chanel Ballerina is the epitome of class," she says. "This milky-sheer shade can be layered for more coverage, or just used as a single layer for a chic and truly timeless mani." Nothing like a glossy blush manicure to get you in the mood for spring.
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Essie Nail Color in Mademoiselle, and Essie Gel Couture by Reem Acra in Picture Perfect and Getting Intricate
Michelle agrees that sometimes classic is the way to go for a walk down the aisle, but she knows just the way to make a wedding-day mani modern. "I’m loving an updated French manicure using Essie Mademoiselle at the base of the nail with Picture Perfect from the Gel Couture collection at the tip." Gone are the days of a solid white blocked tip—the shimmery sheer ivory is chic and modern—and there's one more step to complete this updated French mani. "Place a thin line of Getting Intricate below the French tip," she explains, noting that the finishing touch can serve as your something blue.
Essie Nail Color in Need a Vacation
Whether you're heading out on an African safari or lounging by the beach in Hawaii, Julie says punched-up flamingo pink shades are the best spring nail colors no matter where your travels take you on the honeymoon. "Essie's Need a Vacation is perfect for the beach or city—and for holding hands."
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