Celebs Are Making Orange The Nail Polish Shade Of The Summer

We feel like Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, and Margot Robbie could successfully influence us to embrace just about any trend, no matter how daunting. In the past, Gomez has made us desperate for bangs, while Washington and Robbie have made us swoon for monochromatic makeup and bright pink blush.

But this summer, we're heavy into their shared nail polish of choice: bright orange. Understandably, the color is pretty divisive. But even if you've declared everything with a detectable apricot undertone as out-of-bounds, one look at their summer 2019 manis might change your tune.


And when it does, we've rounded up our current favorite bottled-up oranges, all of which will deliver the most flattering sunset glow to your fingers and toes. From coral to traffic cone, find your foolproof guide to orange nail polish, ahead.

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For a press day promoting her upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Robbie looked every bit a creamsicle dream, with light orange smudged across her eyelids, lips, and yes, even her nails.
For Robbie's look, celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik used Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in the shade "Coquillage."
It was Bachik who was also behind Selenz Gomez' vibrant orange manicure. Just a few weeks ago, he posted this shot of her shapely creamsicle fingertips to Instagram.
Not ready to go all in? Some celebrities, like Kerry Washington, are accenting their nails with shade of orange, as you can see here. To add a little oomph to Washington's basic cobalt mani, manicurist Kim Truong used a tangerine polish to paint a geometric pattern onto only her ring fingernails.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Coquillage

This shade of orange, as seen on Margot Robbie, borders on peach with a hint of golden iridescence for extra shine.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour - Coquillage $28.00 Buy

Christian Louboutin Beauty Nail Polish in Crosta Meteor

When we ask nail pros to name their favorite neon nail polishes — be it neoprene pink or this traffic-cone orange — this pointy, calligraphy-style bottle courtesy of Christian Louboutin always earns a mention.
Christian Louboutin Nail Polish in Crosta Meteor$30.00 Buy

NARS Nail Polish in Blow Up

If you bottled up the iPhone fire emoji, it would melt down to this color. Nail pro Jin Soon Choi tells us she loves it for a warm-weather mani-pedi because the opaque, fiery red really pops, and flatters every skin tone.
NARS Nail Polish in Blow Up$20.00 Buy

Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Spice

A burnished terracotta — like this brand-new cinnamon shade by Paintbox — is the classiest, most understated way to wear office-friendly orange.
Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Spice$22.00 Buy

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Tang Bang

This deep orange is so much easier on the eyes than the artificially-flavored astronaut drink of a very similar name.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Tang Bang$18.00 Buy

Essie Nail Polish in At The Helm

Two coats of this color transports you to the perfect sailboat ride, watching the sunset with a soft breeze against your cheek.
Essie Nail Polish in At The Helm$9.00 Buy
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