It’s official: Lavender nail polish is having a moment. According to Pinterest, the lilac shade is trending everywhere from home decor to the fashion runways, but it’s the most popular when it comes to nail polish. Saves for “lavender nail polish” are up a whopping 874 percent among Pinterest users compared to 2017, and the number is only growing from there. Looks like the neutral nail polish colors brides love and last year’s top color, Essie’s Topless and Barefoot, have some competition. After all, Pantone named Ultra Violet the color of 2018, so it should come as no surprise that a pastel iteration is inspiring spring and summer manicures.
This time of year, pastel nail polish shades—whether it’s lavender, sky blue, pale pink, or yellow—are a no-brainer when it comes to mani-pedi combinations. And if you’re an engaged bride-to-be, the soft hues are kind of perfect for a summertime ring selfie, bridal shower, or even your warm-weathered wedding day. If you’re feeling the lavender nail polish love, you’re in luck because the beautiful shade comes in various iterations and finishes, all perfect for your next manicure.
Below are just a few of our favorite lavender nail polish colors.
Essie Nail Polish in Nice is Nice
This quintessential summertime lavender is flattering on all skin tones and can have a subtly sheer or totally opaque finish. Either way, gorgeous.
OPI Nail Lacquer in You’re Such a BudaPest
There’s a reason this punchy hue is part of the brand’s core collection—it’s a classic. The pearl finish will make any ring sparkle and shine even more.
Lauren B Nail Enamel in Meet Me on Melrose
For a slightly edgier take on lavender, look for a dusty lilac with gray undertones, like this one.
Lancôme Le Vernis Nail Polish in Crispy Lavender
It doesn’t get better than high-shine, a long-lasting formula, and a pop of color that will turn heads.