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The Best Summer Nail Colours of 2019

By Carly Cochrane - 7 months ago | Updated
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Glitter-fuelled Coachella pics have suffocated our social media, bank holiday weekends are coming one by one and in just over a month, Love Island will be back on our TV screens (we can hear the sweet sound of Iain Stirling’s sarcasm already).

That’s right ladies and gents, summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to turn our hands into presentable cocktail-holding talons and make our toes sandal-worthy.

To help you achieve summer nails that are bang on trend, we’ve rounded up all the chic shades that will rule this season.

1. CITRUS YELLOW

Known as the colour of sunshine and happiness, yellow couldn't be any more summer-worthy if it tried. Kick-start your wave of seasonal manicures with citrus and lemon hues (which pair perfectly with a tan, by the way).

Barry M Cosmetics Gelly Nail Paint - GNP55-BANANA SPLIT

Barry M Cosmetics Gelly Nail Paint

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2. LIGHT LILAC

Lilac is the pastel shade that makes transitioning from spring to summer all the easier. If you don't want to jump head first into the bright colours then give this pretty purple a go.

Jessica Nails Custom Colour Nail Varnish - Vio Light

Jessica Nails Custom Colour Nail Varnish

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3. BABY BLUE

Take the clear blue skies of summer and stick it on the end of your fingers for a super cool look. Pastels aren't going anywhere this season so a baby blue manicure will definitely be a winner.

OPI Tokyo Collection Kanpai OPI! Nail Lacquer

OPI Tokyo Collection Kanpai OPI! Nail Lacquer

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4. COOL CORAL

It's Pantone's colour of the year and it's here in all its glory. Coral is the colour set to storm summer beauty looks and we're obsessed. The cross between peach and pink creates a gorgeous low-key orange hue that compliments any skin tone.

ORLY Spring Radical Optimism Collection Nail Varnish Everything's Peachy

ORLY Spring Radical Optimism Collection Nail Varnish Everything's Peachy

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5. GLITTER CONFETTI

Introducing the ultimate festival, party and holiday manicure. A simple swipe of a glitter top coat and you've got yourself a sparkling set of summer nails that will surely get you noticed.

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Deborah Lippmann Stronger Created with Kelly Clarkson

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6. NEON GREEN

Remember back in the day when you’d colour in your nails with the highlighter pens at school? Well, we’re bringing it back – but with actual nail polish this time.

It’s safe to say that neon is poppin’ off at the moment. If you don’t fancy being luminous from head to toe then a neon manicure is the perfect way to get involved.

OPI Tokyo Collection Infinite Shine How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? Nail Varnish

OPI Tokyo Collection Infinite Shine How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? Nail Varnish

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7. BARELY-THERE BEIGE

On the flip side, barely-there beige is the go-to for beauties who want to keep things natural this summer.

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish

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8. OFF-WHITE

White is our all time favourite for summer. Crisp, clean and matching with every outfit, it's the cheapest accessory you'll find. While the colour is here to stay this season, it boasts a little off-white tinge for a more neutral vibe.

Nailberry White Mist Nail Varnish

Nailberry White Mist Nail Varnish

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9. PINK PALETTE

Kylie Jenner showcases an ombre manicure that means we'll never have to worry about picking the perfect pink again. Great for the indecisive beauties out there, this manicure allows us to flaunt our favourite pinks all at once.

Mavala Delicate Nail Varnish Trio

Mavala Delicate Nail Varnish Trio

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10. FRUIT-INSPIRED

Watermelon is the ultimate summer fruit, so it's only right that we give our nails a taste. This fruit-inspired manicure instantly refreshes hands, making them look sweet for the summer season.

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essie Nail Polish 13.5ml

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