10 New Nail Colors to Try This Summer

From muted hues to subtle nail art, W’s editors share the favorites at their fingertips.


“I can’t get enough of Paintbox’s negative-space nail art. This new design from their Show Some Skin collection is at the top of my summer list.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Mod Moon gel manicure, $65, Paintbox, 17 Crosby Street; 212.219.2412.


“This muted turquoise is begging to slip into a pair of new white sandals.”- Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Chanel Mediterranee nail polish, $27,


“It’s the perfect shade of red-orange—for fingers or toes!” – Sarah Leon, Senior Web Editor

Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc. nail polish in Judo Red, $25,


“It gives you that easy, clean and freshly manicured look—perfect for the warm weather.” – Chrystin Bunion, Fashion Assistant

Dior Nail Glow, $27,


“I want to wear white nail polish without looking like I spilled white-out all over myself. This butter LONDON color is simple and light.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

butter LONDON nail polish in Cotton Buds, $15,


“The ergonomically designed shorter brush makes a D.I.Y. red manicure possible.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer in Lover, $25,


“During the summer I like clear nail polish for my fingers. I use Essie’s Millionails because it’s fortified with iron and amino acids and makes my nails super strong.” – Nora Milch, Accessories Editor

Essie Millionails Treatment, $10,


“Skip the fan—this saltwater shade will keep me cool no matter what the thermometer says.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Smith & Cult nail polish in Bitter Buddhist, $18,


“Purple is my color of choice this spring, and I have yet to find a more perfect version!” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Chanel Lavanda nail polish, $27,


“A bright teal polish like this one has me dreaming of far off exotic places with crystal blue waters and pink sunsets.” – Kristin Auble, Research Editor

Essie nail polish in Garden Variety, $8.50,