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20 Gorgeous April Nail Colors to Try Now

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If April does indeed bring May flowers, you're going to want a mood-boosting manicure to remind you of the vibrant colors and sunny days to come. So now is the perfect time to break out bright yellows, ethereal iridescents, and grounded greens.

"I’m a big fan of anything colorful for April because spring has officially sprung," says celebrity nail artist Natalie Minerva. "This year, I foresee lots of orange-reds, pastel neons, and azul [blue]." Nail artist Sonia Sanchez adds that pastels are also perfect. "Pastel colors provide cheerfulness and calmness from their high brightness and low saturation," says Sanchez.



Meet Our Expert

  • Natalie Minerva is a celebrity nail artist, lead nail artist for HBO's Euphoria, and an OPI brand ambassador.

  • Sonia Sanchez is a nail artist and brand ambassador for Aprés Nails.



To get your arsenal April-ready, browse 20 gorgeous polishes that will put a smile on your face.

Buttafly

<p>OPI</p>

OPI

"The new OPI spring collection, OPI Your Way, has a lot of great pastels that are great for April," says Minerva. This stunning buttery yellow is one of her favorites.

Floating Market Buy and Bye

<p>Pear Nova</p>

Pear Nova

This iridescent coral-y pink is stunning for April. It reflects a subtle silver-blue hue for a dynamic finish.

Sunny Side Up

<p>Suite Eleven</p>

Suite Eleven

Go bright with this yellow shade. It sits somewhere between a pastel and a neon, offering a bold and sunny finish.

Periwinkle Passion

<p>Dazzle Dry</p>

Dazzle Dry

For a cool-toned polish, opt for this one from Dazzle Dry. It's in the periwinkle family, leaning more purple than blue.

Fairywinkle

<p>Apres Nails</p>

Apres Nails

This is the pretty blue Sanchez is sporting in the top image for this story. It's a stunning shade that emulates clear blue skies. It's a gel polish, so it requires the proper base, top coats, and UV light to cure.

*Verified*

<p>OPI</p>

OPI

To get the above blue in a non-gel polish, try out *Verified*, another one of Minerva's faves from the spring collection.

Get in Lime

<p>Ulta</p>

Ulta

Get in Lime is a funky green that's perfect for spring nail looks. It has strong yellow undertones so it's cheery and fun.

Eggplant Emoji

<p>Apres Nails</p>

Apres Nails

Not all spring colors need to be bright. This deep purple is reminiscent of the clematis, violas, and other flowers that are on the cusp of bloom. It's a gel polish, so it requires the proper base, top coats, and UV light to cure.

Moonicorn

<p>Mooncat</p>

Mooncat

Moonicorn is the magical, iridescent color your polish arsenal has been missing. It reflects stunning shades of mint and lavender and is perfect worn alone or layered over other polishes.

Corrigan

<p>Olive and June</p>

Olive and June

For a traditional milky pastel mani for spring, opt for Corrigan. It's a super pale and pretty green polish.

Kaleidoscope

<p>Dazzle Dry</p>

Dazzle Dry

This gorgeous polish is the exact shade you'd get if you dipped a raspberry popsicle in a vat of shimmer. It's bold and dynamic.

Sleeping Bag

<p>Olive and June</p>

Olive and June

This gray blue polish is perfect for brightening your nails without going for a color that's too sweet.

Trip Around the Sun

<p>Pear Nova</p>

Pear Nova

For a pastel yellow with depth, go for Trip Around the Sun. It's a muted tone that's light without being bright.

Sky High

<p>Apres Nail</p>

Apres Nail

For a true baby blue, reach for Sky High. Note that it's a gel polish, so it requires the proper base and top coats and a UV light to cure.

Perfect Pinwheel

<p>Olive & June</p>

Olive & June

This shade is the perfect coral. It's not too pink nor too orange — just vibrant and perfect for April.

Smell The Rosé

<p>Apres Nail</p>

Apres Nail

Keep your mani cute and girly with this rosé-inspired pink polish. It's a gel formula, so note it requires the proper base, top coats, and UV light to cure.

On Another Level

<p>Ulta</p>

Ulta

For a pink that's cheerful yet grounded, snag On Another Level. It's a stunning true pink polish.

Tea Leaf

<p>Apres Nail</p>

Apres Nail

Sanchez adores this tea-inspired green for April. It's a gel polish, so note it requires the proper base, top coats, and a UV light to cure.

Fields of Elysium

<p>Mooncat</p>

Mooncat

For a moody take on April, go for this iridescent gray. The base is a deep green-based gray finished with a blend of super fine purple shimmer.

Caribbean Sunset

<p>Apres Nail</p>

Apres Nail

Get the perfect creamsicle orange with this pastel polish. Keep in mind that it's a gel formula, so it requires the proper base, top coats, and a UV light to cure.

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