Spring means warmer weather, sunnier days, a feeling of freshness, and, of course, sandal season! After months of wearing boots and socks and other cold-weather footwear, it will finally be warm enough (depending on where you live) to break in those new spring shoes. I don’t know about you, but when spring rolls around and it’s time to break out my sandals and open-toed shoes, I feel the need to give my feet some TLC with a pedicure before they make their big debut.
When I think of spring nail colors, I think happy, bright, and light—for both manicures and pedicures. It’s time to say goodbye to chilly winter times and hello to more sunshine, and I like to show that through my wardrobe and beauty routine.
If you’re looking for pedicure inspiration for spring, I’ve got you covered. Here are colors to consider wearing this season.
Pastels for spring are far from a new idea, but why fix something if it’s not broken? Purple polishes look so pretty on the nails. You can go with traditional light purples and lilacs for the pastel motif or just a couple of shades darker.
A total classic, right? There’s nothing like a soft-pink polish because it goes with just about anything and works well for any occasion. You can go for that almost white or neutral pink, or you can be a little bit bolder with a rose- or bubblegum-like hue.
When you think of pastels, you probably think of pinks, purples, and yellows, but don’t sleep on light blue. It’s a nail polish color that is a bit more unexpected and unique than the traditional spring hues.
Spring can be a lush time and a moment of rebirth and rejuvenation, so why not go with a verdant green? A soft, light green just gives off a sense of calm.
Yellow is just a sunny, cheerful color, so of course, it’s perfect for spring. You can stick to the usual pastels, but if you want to switch things up, go for warmer-toned yellows.
Okay, this is for the people out there who are a bit tired of the soft hues and pastels that spring may bring. Time to go for something that’s more eye-catching and bold—orange! You can choose a fiery tone or opt for a Creamsicle-inspired hue.
Red is a color that just works year-round, so it has to be on this list. To give your classic red pedicure a spring vibe, go for something that’s less wine or burgundy and more cherry or creamier.
It’s okay if you don’t want to go too crazy with the colors for a pedicure. Neutrals are a mainstay for a reason—they’re always in style and transcend all seasons and fads. Go for warmer neutrals like the browns and earthier grays here.