5 Non-Pastel Nail Polish Colors To Try This Spring

Who said pastels are a requirement, anyway?

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

Miranda Priestly might have passed on florals for spring, and she's not alone. If there's two things we boldly admit we're a little over with for the warm weather months, it's florals and pastels. Yes, we love them, but we're craving something a little brighter and more exciting this spring. 

With that in mind, we set out to find five nail polish colors that captured the season in a bottle but didn't fall into the pastel stereotype. Read on to see our picks for the prettiest manicure colors for spring!

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Color in Shut Up and Dance ($20)

deborah lippman shut up and dance

You can't have a spring mani and not have pink somewhere in the mix. This full-coverage creme is a twist on poppy pink. With a bit of bubble gum magic thrown in the mix, this is just the perfect pinky hue we'd hope it would be. 


Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Blueberry Hot Rod ($1.99)

Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Blueberry Hot Rod

Rethink everything you know about blue tips. This mix of vibrant blue and iridescent fuchsia is a must for any wild child. Use it on all 10 digits or save it for an accent finger, you can't go wrong with this bold color.


ORLY Nail Lacquer in For the First Time ($8.50)

orly nail lacquer for the first time

Although we're quite positive you can't go wrong with any of the colors in ORLY's new Coastal Crush collection, we're partial to this pink-meets-purple shade, For the First Time. We have a feeling wearing this color is like having the perfect mani, for the first time evey time.


Essie Nail Lacquer in On the Roadie ($9)

essie in on the roadie

You probably think of sea foam or mint for a spring statement, but might we suggest ditching those shades and opting for a bolder effect? We're loving Essie's blend of traditional clover green with a hint of avocado (we're serious) for our #ManiMondays.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Snap! ($14)

marc jacobs in snap!

Lastly, we'd be remiss to leave off a saturated tangerine. Marc Jacobs Beauty hits the spot with this new shade, Snap! The true mandarin shade offers a full-coverage creme with a super high-shine finish that looks totally salon-worthy.


Which of these shades do you love most for spring? Share with us your pick! Better yet, leave a review of your favorite nail polish for all of the Influenster community to enjoy!

About the Author
Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Senior Editor at Influenster. Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller