2022 Summer Nail Polish Trend Report

Written by Victoria McMillin


Posted on August 09 2022

Photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash  

Hey Beauties!

Summer is in full swing here in Indiana and that means it's time for a trend report! I asked our Instagram followers what their favorite shades of nail polish were to wear during the summer. While I received many different responses, at the top of the list were:

1. Neons & Bright Shades

It's no surprise neons are at the top of the list! To be honest, they are some of my favorite shades to wear for summer too, just check out the recommendations I made for our mention in Indianapolis Monthly! (You can also read the blog post.) There's just something about a bright, bold shade that screams summer fun. My top pick has to be 'Glowstick', but you can check out our other neon shades here.

BLUSH Lacquers Glowstick

Pictured: 'Glowstick' worn by @heeymercedes

2. Oranges

I was slightly surprised by this pick, because I tend to think of oranges being worn more in the fall because of Halloween, pumpkins and pumpkin spice related things. When I think about oranges, I think about the rusty, dusty oranges like fall leaves. But oranges can make great summer shades too, especially bright or loud oranges. I'm personally a fan of 'Heatwave In Havana', a juicy tangerine orange from our Poolside Collection.

BLUSH Lacquers Heatwave In Havana

Pictured: 'Heatwave In Havana' worn by @thecremeconnoisseur

Check out our full collection of orange shades here!

3. Pinks

I find pink shades to be timeless. I think they are fitting for spring as they often emulate flower shades, but really a good pink to perfect year round. Sticking with our bold summer shade theme, my pink pick is 'Oh Là Là-guna' from our Pink Lagoon collection. What's fun about this shade is it's pretty magenta color mixed with a shifting shimmer of pink, orange and gold. It's always reminded me of those big pink Hawaiian Hibiscus flowers, like a little luau for your nails!

BLUSH Lacquers Oh La-Laguna

Pictured: 'Oh Là Là-guna' worn by @so.so.nails

Want more pink shades? Browse here!

In my opinion, summer is a great time for bright and fun nail polish shades. Are you normally a neutral or pastel girl? Try something bold and different for this season! What will you be wearing? Comment below!

Need more summer inspiration? See all of our summer shades here! Or check out our 2022 Summer Edit to see our curated favorites for these summer trends!

Read more of our 'Trend Report' series:
2021/2022 Winter Nail Polish Trend Report
2022 Spring Nail Polish Trend Report



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