With so many hot hues available, narrowing down your choices to just two colors is a bit tricky, which is why we turned to the pros to do it for you. See which combos Hollywood’s most sought-after manicurists are pumped to paint fingers and toes with this season, plus a few of our personal picks.
1. Polka Dot Accents
Polka Dot Accents
“My favorite pairing for summer is JINsoon Pop Orange and Polka White topping on toes, matched with Revlon Color Stay Café Pink on fingers,” says celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi. “I’m loving bright, single toned colors for the season and I’m personally being inspired by the fashion and art fads of the ‘50s, which this combination is a nod to!”
JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Pop Orange, $18, nordstrom.com
JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Polka White, $18, nordstrom.com
Revlon Color Stay Nail Enamel in Café Pink, $2, Drugstores
2. Pretty Pinks
3. Polished Purples
Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, co-creators of Ginger + Liz Colour Collection, are also all about contrasting manicure and pedicure combos. “Right now, our obsession is a ‘Total Control’ pedicure paired with a ‘Calm Down Girl’ manicure. Talk about the perfect balance of cool and bright. They really look great together and are perfect combo for the girl that prefers to have fun with her pedicures and keep her manicures somewhat subdued but still stand-out pretty."
Ginger + Liz Nail Polish in Total Control and Calm Down Girl, $12 each, ulta.com
4. Bold Brights
Go bold with neon lime and intense yellow. Essie lacquer in ‘Vices Versa’ and Brazilian brand Impala’s ‘Caja Manga’ polish are one muy caliente twosome that we’re very into at the moment.
Essie Nail Polish in Vices Versa $8.50, Drugstores
Impala Nail Polish in Caja Manga, $8, amazon.com
5. The Blues
“I love color combos because they expand your ‘accessories’ to accent what you wear and tell your personal style,” says celebrity manicurist Elle. “Denim is always big, so using two colors like Dermelect's ‘Pristine’ on hands and ‘Phenom’ on toes can be your inspiration for denim, or any blue that was on the runway. Corals and mint green combos are a big take on combos this season as well!”
Dermelect ME Nail Polish in Phenom and Pristine, $14 each, dermelect.com