It's a Fact: These Best-Selling Nail Colours Look Better on Your Toes

We like to think pedicure season is year around, which means it's never a bad time to plan your polish MO. (If you're a hot-pink person, these 20 shades have us feeling a certain type of way right now—just throwing that out there.)

Electric shades of neon or pastel hues like mint have been the pedicure prescription of choice, but this year, we're throwing some new colors into the mix just in time for your next salon appointment. Yes, scarlet reds and go-with-everything nudes will always be on the polish menu for our toes, but we'd also like to introduce more unexpected nail colours like dusty olive, denim blue, and antiqued shades of peach and pink for your consideration. Ahead, we're highlighting the 12 best pedicure colors to experiment with. Plus, the exact nail polishes you should snap up before they fly off the shelves. 

#12: Denim Blue

Navy blue is classic, but a lighter, denim-inspired hue of blue feels a little fresher for this year. 

#11: Dusty Olive

Olive green might seem an unlikely pedicure colour, but it's a surprisingly flattering option for your toes. It goes with pretty much everything, and it's a fresh alternative to the tired and expected mix of mints or neons. (I'm especially obsessed with Essie's 8-free, quick-dry formula above!)

Olive is a chic twist from the usual pastel tones we see around summertime.

#10: Peaches 'n' Cream

Think of this perfect pedicure colour as a rich, sleek alternative to your usual salon order of pale pink or coral. J.Hannah's lighter option feels subtler, but if you're craving something more intense, we're having a moment with Nailberry's peach colour below.

#9: Go Buff

Best Pedicure Colors



Nothing will be more iconic than nude. For those who want polish with zero fuss, it's a no-brainer option for your pedicure aesthetic. 

We love this set of different neutral hues.

#8: Hot Pink

Hot pink has been having a non-cliché comeback, and we are so here for it. This colour can veer more pink-pink or purple-pink—pick your poison!

#7: True Turquoise

A stunning compromise between blue and green—and one of the ultimate shades to dunk your toes into this season. 

#6: Baroque Purple

Plunge into a shimmering shade of violet or go subtler with a smokey hue of lavender. Shades of purple are always relevant when it comes to the best pedicure colours. 

A pop of lilac is always a great option for toes.

#5: Glossy Hematite

When in doubt, black is always the answer. Yep, even on your toes! It's unexpected and the superior colour choice if you're looking to hide sand or any other inevitable damage your pedicure might accrue once you're outside more. The key? Keep it ultra-glossy with a durable topcoat and reapply every few days. 

This top coat has a gel-effect finish to make your nail colour last for longer.

#4: Limoncello

You can wear any shade of yellow on your toes, but we're especially into opaque, floral iterations that are bright but a tad less primary than the Crayola trend that's been popular in seasons past. 

This muted pastel hue is so pretty for warmer weather.

#3: Pearl

Crisp and light—white actually makes a statement in a big way on your toes. Opt for a super-opaque, long-lasting formula or go a bit more whimsical with this shimmery cream.

This opaque white polish goes with every open-toe shoe look this summer.

#2: Metallic

Any colour looks prettier on your toes when it's a glimmering metallic. We're suckers for the classics like gold or silver, but really, the world is your oyster with this one! 

#1: Electric Cherry

You can't argue the power and compliment potential of a bright-red pedicure. There are so many great shades, but these are our forevers. 

This iconic shade of Chanel's is a timeless colour for toes.

Up next: And Now, the 20 Best-Selling OPI Nail Colors of All Time

This article was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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