Spring 2023 Fingernail Polish Color Ideas

March 12, 2021 (updated February 2, 2023)

Wondering which polish shades to swipe on your fingernails this spring? Spring nails are heading your way with shades of blue, pastels and cherry reds coming in hot. Peep the below picks for nail polish color ideas perfect for spring, all from nontoxic brands.

a hand holds a dark periwinkle bottle of olive & june nail polish

By: Nicolle Mackinnon


We鈥檙e finally coming out of that chilly, I-want-to-hibernate-forever phase and for us, cute spring nails are an easy way to accelerate the seasonal transition. Here are our top picks for nail polish ideas and trending nail polish colors for your March nails!

RELATED: Read our complete guide to nontoxic nail polish here, to learn about what to look for in nail polish + our top nontoxic nail polish brands. And check out our no polish manicure ideas.

Spring nail polish ideas: Neutrals + Naturals

Let鈥檚 be honest, it鈥檚 *always* neutrals season. Nudes, beiges, caramels, grays and taupes are classic and hit on the natural nails trend of sheer nail colors. Demure but put-together, these colors are some of our go-tos for cute spring nails.

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Spring nail polish ideas: Vibrant green nails

March nails = vibrant green nails. Yep, people are going crazy for bright green nails. Here are the ones we鈥檙e eyeing for cute spring nails.

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Spring nail polish ideas: Periwinkle

Trending nail polish colors hover around this blue-meets purple shade that comes in many different hues (we love pairing a light and a dark together here!).

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Spring nail polish ideas: Cherry red

Cherry red never really went out of style, but its making a big appearance this spring. If you prefer your shades to veer into warm-toned territory, an undertone of orange is one point too.

Spring nail polish ideas: Soft pastels

Soft pastels are basically a white shade with three drops of your fave color鈥攕o you can’t go wrong with any of your fave picks.

Spring nail polish ideas: Creamy browns

Just like the brown lipstick trend we saw pick up steam a few seasons ago, creamy browns on your nails for spring is a big win. Choose one that works well with your skintone, and don’t be afraid to try a warm or cool undertone.

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  • Code THENEWKNEW will save you 20% off all Olive & June systems (including Mani, Pedi & Complete Systems).
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Share your spring nails ideas below!

xo, nicolle

A note about C脭TE

Not all C脭TE products are currently benzophenone-1 free (including some of our picks above), which you can read more about in our full nontoxic nail polish guide. But, if you’re wondering, here’s a list of the polishes we confirmed ARE benzophenone-1 free…

  • Colors: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 27, 32, 38, 41, 43, 46, 50, 55, 56, 61, 71, 96, 98, 99, 110, 111,119,120,121,122, 123, 124, 125 and鈥
  • Growth with Garlic Base Coat
  • Protective Base & Top Coat
  • Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Smoothing Base Coat
  • Resurface & Repair Base Coat
  • Strengthening Base & Top Coat
What nail polish colors are in right now?

For spring 2022, these colors are hot:
1. periwinkle
2. soft pastels – a white shade with three drops of your fave color
3. creamy browns
4. natural nails or “sandy nudes” colors
5. bright, bold cherry red
6. nail art
7. vibrant green

What is a good spring nail polish color?

Try these nail polish colors for spring 2023:
1. periwinkle
2. soft pastels – a white shade with three drops of your fave color
3. creamy browns
4. natural nails or “sandy nudes” colors
5. bright, bold cherry red
6. nail art
7. vibrant green

By Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon is TNK's content manager. She has a penchant for vegan lip color, cold-brew coffee and helping women feel empowered to make informed choices about their health by opening them up to new information and trends. Better, clean beauty is just one outlet to changing the way we shop and live.

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