These Are the 14 Prettiest Pastel Nail Colors, Hands Down


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A stunning pastel nail color feels quintessential for spring, and now that we've officially hit the turn of the season, we're fully on board. From delicate bloom-inspired shades like lilac and rose to slightly punchier hues of peach or tangerine, our favorite nail polish brands have been debuting fresh, muted versions of our normal go-to hues. 

Whether you love splashy shades of neon or you adhere to a steady rotation of black, red, and nude, we're about to prove pastel nail colors don't have to be predictable or boring. Below, we're sharing the 14 prettiest pastel nail colors we're currently lining up for our at-home manicure routine this season. Keep scrolling! Serious polish inspo is just ahead. 


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Plush Bleu

Crème Beige

Peachy Keen

Prismatic Periwinkle

 Lilac Quartz

Muted Coral

Powdered Mauve

Build-Me-Up Buttercup

Crème de Menthe

Petal Pink

Crisp White

Electric Violet

Satin Rouge

Lime Twist

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.