Best nail colors of the season

by SheKnows
Apr 5, 2012 at 2:36 p.m. ET
We all know that Tangerine Tango is the hottest color of the year. So this summer, get into shades of orange and tangerine, like Essie nail polish in Braziliant ($8). Image: Essie

1 /9: Lilac

1/9 :Lilac

All the shades of summer aren't overpowering. If you want something a little more subtle, try She's Picture Perfect from Essie. It's an iridescent, reflective shade of lilac you won't be able to resist. Image: Essie

2 /9: Sea green

2/9 :Sea green

Pick up a shade of breezy sea green this summer. We love Thanks a WindMillion ($7) from the OPI Holland Collection for Spring/Summer 2012. Image: OPI

3 /9: Neon Yellow

3/9 :Neon Yellow

Vibrant neon hues are all the rage. Try the Yves Saint Laurent La Laque polish in Electric Yellow ($25) to add a neon pop of color to your look. Image: Yves Saint Laurent

4 /9: Hot pink

4/9 :Hot pink

Even if you aren't headed on an island vacation, get into a tropical shade of pink. We love Disco Biscuit ($14) -- a hot pink glitter polish from Butter London. Image: Butter London

5 /9: Shimmery coral

5/9 :Shimmery coral

Coral nail color is hot once again this summer. Try Myrta ($8) from the Zoya 2012 Surf Collection. It features red undertones along with a touch of gold and silver metallic shimmer. Image: ZOYA

6 /9: Ocean blue

6/9 :Ocean blue

You don't have to spend a bundle to find great nail polish. Check out L'Oreal Colour Riche nail color in one of the hottest shades of the season. Now You See Me ($6) is a fabulous ocean blue that you can find at most drug stores. Image: L'Oreal

7 /9: Melon

7/9 :Melon

Look for bright melon-like shades of nail polish like Babe ($16) from Sheswai. This watermelon coral is bold, bright and beautiful. Image: Sheswai Beauty

8 /9: Sand

8/9 :Sand

Another shade inspired by the beach is sand. This summery color is neutral and subtle -- perfect for daytime wear. Try Sand Tropez ($8) from Essie or OPI's Samoan Sand. Image: Amazon

9 /9: True red

9/9 :True red

If you love reds and pinks, you have to check out OPI's Minnie Mouse Collection. We adore both The Color of Minnie (classic red) and Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It (confetti pink), $8.50 each. The collection will be released on June 1 and will consist of four new colors. Image: OPI