This Underrated Color Just Might Be Summer's Most Flattering Nail Trend


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Mint green, slime green, Crayola yellow, juicy peach, red, pink, black, white… There has never been any shortage of trendy color schemes when it comes to our nail aesthetic. It seems as though every season, one color reigns supreme before being replaced by something newer and fresher the following year. However, one nail color that still has yet to really have its moment is blue. Sure, pastel blue and turquoise are always in the mix come spring and summer, while indigo and navy come into play once the weather cools, but we're here to say we'd like the year to be all about blue and every iteration of the shade imaginable.

Not only do blue nail colors look great all year round, but they're also incredibly flattering and can even serve as a great alternative to other beloved natural hues like white, gray, and black. So with head-turning blue nail colors swimming top-of-mind for our next at-home manicure, we're sharing 15 of our favorite blue nail polishes in every finish and hue imaginable. Keep scrolling to find your next favorite!

Light Blues


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Almost-White Blue

Icy Blue

Sky Blue

Medium Blues


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Electric Blue

Denim Blue

Ocean Blue

Dark Blues


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Midnight Blue

Classic Navy Blue

Shimmering Indigo Blue

Flashy Blues


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Blue Pearl

Prismatic Sapphire

Frosted Cobalt

Hybrid Blues


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Blue Meets Purple

Blue Meets Green

Blue Meets Rainbow

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.