15 Essential Spring 2019 Nail Colors, According to Editors

We’re not sure what’s more predictable—moody nail polish shades like burgundy, navy, and eggplant for fall or feathery pastels like buttercup, robin’s egg, and mint for spring. We’ll let you debate, but we’d prefer to be a tad less predictable with our springtime manicures this year. Nails are the ultimate fashion accessory when it comes to our beauty aesthetic, and even if you’re not one to swipe on a glittering lid, hot pink lip, or graphic liner, a super-cool and unanticipated spring nail color is an easy way to step up your beauty game without feeling overly ostentatious. That said, if you want the lid, lip, and nail, more power to you.

We’ve already conducted some research this winter in terms of everything nail-related. I sacrificed my fingers to Julia Roberts’s crystal-healing manicurist (eh, it’s a tough job, I know), we’ve pinpointed the top nail destinations in both New York and L.A., and we’ve chatted with some of the top nail artists in the biz to find out what’s in for spring 2019 and what’s best left buried in 2018. (R.I.P.) That said, I was still curious. What specific colors and polish shades would WWW HQ be wearing on their tips the minute the clock strikes spring this year?

It’s part of our job to be well ahead of the curve in terms of trends and launches, and we know 2019’s red carpet and runway trends like the back of our hand. Therefore, I pinged every single fashion and beauty editor two very important questions—what nail color will you be sporting this spring and why? From dove-like blues and dusty to pinks that have nothing to do with ballet studios or their associated footwear, keep scrolling for 15 VIP spring nail colors you’ll spot on our editors’ fingers this spring.