The Dreamiest Pastel Nail Colors for Spring

March 27, 2018

Spring is all about bringing colors back into your wardrobe. Now that Spring has finally reached us at last, it’s time to have fun with your style! There are so many easy ways to incorporate the excitement of this season into your wardrobe, but the best way is through your nail polish! Your nails add the perfect pop of color into your daily look, and you’re sure to catch some compliments! Switch up your nail color this season with the dreamiest pastel nail colors for Spring!

It’s All About Pastel

This Spring, the focus is on pastels! As if you needed any more reason to add more pinks and light blues into your wardrobe! Pastels have been seen everywhere this season both on and off the runway. Big designers like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana are fully behind this pastel movement with their new collections! The good news is this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! It looks like pastel is here to stay, and Summer collections already include these fun colors in their staples.  (Seriously, check out the Vogue article; I have never seen pastels look so stunning!)


So what are the best pastel colors? It’s about more than the classics nowadays. You’ll fall in love with these new color additions that are perfect for your nails! Nobody wants to look like a decorative Easter egg when they play with pastel style, so that’s why these colors are breaking all the rules. Stay on the cutting edge of fashion with these dreamy new gel nail polish colors below!


The Pantone color of the year fits right into this pastel trend! Ultraviolet is perfect all year round, but it’s especially perfect for Spring. Ease your winter woes with this vibrant purple that has just hints of that classic pastel. This color speaks for itself. It’s edgy without being too over the top! You’ll never want to take it off!

Brilliant Blue

Take pastel pink to a new level with this Brilliant Blue shade. Nothing says Spring like natural colors, right? Wear a Spring day on your fingertips with this Brilliant Blue! Unlike other blues, this shade is just the right amount of understated. It’s just dark enough to keep you from feeling like a stereotypical Easter Egg, but it’s still classic in its simplicity.


Brilliant Blue from Pink Gellac

Soft Yellow

If Ultraviolet and Ocean Blue are too trendy for you, don’t be afraid to go back to the basics. Sometimes the best way to celebrate Spring style is with the tried and true. Soft Yellow is the definition of pastel classics. It’s something that you just can’t pull off as a nail color during most of the year, but Spring is the exception to the rule. The best part about Soft Yellow is that it looks surprisingly great on almost any skin tone!


Periwinkle is a pastel version of a much more vibrant blue. Since it’s not quite summertime, keep the tones muted with a gorgeous Periwinkle. This color is like a long lost cousin of Ultraviolet but with more cool tones. Periwinkle looks best on those with cooler undertones who like to pull off bold styles. Nothing says daring like a dash of Periwinkle on your nails!

The base color on my “April Showers” manicure is a great example of a perfectly pastel periwinkle!


Dusty Rose

If you’re looking forward to adding more bold pastels to your wardrobe, you might want to keep your nail color soft. You can never go wrong with a light rose pink! Dusty Rose pink makes you look like the girl that has it all together, and who doesn’t want to look like that girl? Even if you’re unsure about your Spring style, Dusty Rose is always a classic choice.

Dusty Rose from Pink Gellac


White might feel a little too reminiscent of the winter months. It is the color of snow, after all! Luckily, there’s a lot more to White polish than meets the eye. Instead of choosing a cool-toned white, find one that really reflects the warmth of Spring. Look for a white polish with warm undertones that will bring out the change in the seasons! White is neutral enough to go with just about everything, and it still looks amazing on its own!

I have to admit that personally, I’ve never done a plain, all-white manicure, but I’ve seen it loads and it always looks clean and classy.  It’s definitely on my manicure to-do list!  ;)


Celebrate Spring with Gorgeous Nails

These dreamy colors will make you feel as warm as Spring itself! Let yourself have fun with the different nail polish trends this season, and don’t be afraid to go all in with the pastel trend! These paint colors carry beautifully into Summer as well so you can get the most wear out of your new polish!

In fact, if you’re interested in joining The Fashion Huntress and me in our #MonthlyMani fun, be sure to check out our “Color of the Month” lineup we’ve created for the next five months!

April – Pastels
May – Purple
June – Yellow
July – Bright Blues
August – Neon

Obviously, we’re kicking off Spring next month with pastels, but after that, it’s all about color, color and more color!  The “rules” are simple, incorporate the Color of the Month into your manicure in some way and tag one of us when you share, adding #MonthlyMani!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


As always, thanks for reading, and a special thanks to my collaborator for this article, Ashley!  She’s also featured me on her list of Top Beauty Hacks from Beauty Bloggers, so be sure to check it out if you get the chance!



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