Break Out Your Sandals—These 19 Pedicure Trends Are Coming in Hot

If I’m having a bad day, you can guarantee that I’ll book myself a pedicure appointment. Nothing lifts my mood quite like looking at my toes and seeing a fun color and perfectly squared off nails. Even though I love going to the salon, it’s perhaps even more satisfying to paint my toenails at home—as long as I have the right colors in my arsenal. 

There are a lot of trending pedicure colors this year, but there’s one overarching theme: joy. "Colors that bring you pure joy will be big in 2022,” says Riyah Martin, Editorial Nail Artist and Color Mixologist at Orly Color Labs. "A lot of us are stressed and anxious from the state of the world, and seeking color that makes you happy and cozy, even momentarily, is big. One trick is to pay attention to your mood when different colors catch your eye, and you’ll notice colors that you’ve never thought to use for manicures and pedicures." She recommends nature-inspired colors like shades of green, purple, and yellow.

I spoke with nail experts to find out the latest color trends to consider for your next pedicure. These colors are unexpected, sophisticated, and joyful, which is exactly the type of energy we need right now.


(Image credit: @cassdimicco)

1. Terracotta

2. Baby Blue

3. Cherry Red

4. Edgy Metallic

5. Milky White

6. Mauve

7. Buttercup Yellow

8. Sheer Neutral

9. Mint Green

10. Midnight

11. Sage Green

12. Oxblood

13. Sandy Nude

14. Pantone Very Peri

15. Classic Periwinkle

16. Neon Yellow

17. Lavender

18. Ice Blue

19. Monochromatic French

Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.