These Dreamy Nail Polish Colors Spark Serious Joy

April is the perfect time to start transitioning your nail colors from winter to full-on spring colors. We're filling our beauty mood boards with all the inspiration we can get. From talking to hairstylists about the best spring hair colors to studying glam celebrity makeup routines, our spring looks are shaping up to be pretty phenomenal. Per usual, we're also zoning in on all the nail colors we can't wait to try this month.

Now that spring is in full swing, it's the perfect time to lean into bright hues, pastels, jewel tones, and neutrals on our nails. Ahead, check out the best April nail colors we're seeing around the internet and shop the polish options that most speak to you for your next professional-looking at-home manicure.

Milky Nude

Tyla-Lauren April Nail Colors

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This subdued hue is like an Instagram filter for your nails.

Rose Cream

A Style Edit April Nail Colors

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This polish is like a confection from a French pâtisserie—it's delicate and refined yet totally delicious.

Bubblegum Blush 

Imarni Nails April Nail Colors

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This creeps right up to that fine line between sickly sweet and just pink enough.


Elif April Nail Colors

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This mani is the epitome of spring.

Yellow Poppy

Vic Styles April Nail Colors

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The sunlight hits different on golden-yellow laquer.

Soft Adobe

Imarni Nails April Nail Colors

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This earthy tone is beyond perfect for Taurus season.

Orange Squeeze

Stephanie Arant April Nail Colors

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There's nothing quite like a citrus-inspired manicure.

Oxidized Apricot

Kim Seidensticker April Nail Colors

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This burnt orange is a perfect change for those who like to stay in the red family.

Rusty Red

Emily Ku'unani Ton April Nail Colors

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This isn't a regular red polish—it's a cool red polish.

Firecracker Red

TyLynn Nguyen April Nail Colors

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It's the perfect time for a tomato-hued mani.

Classic Crimson

Asos Lottas April Nail Colors

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Red nails are always a good idea.

Split Pea

Elif April Nail Colors

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Bring nature indoors with this fresh green polish.

Electric Navy

Jen Azoulay April Nail Colors

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Sure to pop with any outfit. 


Ama Godson April Nail Colors

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This muted tone is the perfect cross between light blue and lavender.


Chinda Phraph April Nail Colors

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Extend this trending color from your clothes to your nails.

Champagne Glitter

Imarni Nails April Nail Colors

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A little sparkle is just the remedy for the April blues.

Oat Latte

Linh Niller Skvortsova April Nail Colors

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This neutral is far from boring.


Betina Goldstein April Nail Colors

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This is the perfect gray-beige hybrid for spring.

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

Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.