10 New Nail Colors to Try This Summer

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

Paintbox nail art

“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,