Coral Is The Perfect Nail Color For Summer 2019, According To The Pros

Even if Living Coral hadn't been named the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, there's a good chance you'd still pick the shade, a warm, peachy pink with rusty-red undertones, for your first mani-pedi of the summer. The color just symbolizes all things good about beach season: terrycloth towels, flip flops, watching the sunset on the horizon.

Whether you're feeling drawn to coral in large part because of the trend reports, or you just like the way the bright shade pops against the sand (not to mention freshly bronzed skin), we have the exact bottle of polish for you. We've rounded up the prettiest coral shades ever made, recommended to us by the nail pros who know their polish. From OPI's red-tinged Aloha to a subtle pale peach by Essie, find your new favorite nail polish, ahead.


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Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Coralium

Nadine Abramcyk, nail pro and co-founder of clean polish brand Tenoverten, tells us that Chanel's Coralium is one of her go-tos. It reads as a light pink with subtle hints of creamsicle orange, which Abramcyk says looks great on every skin tone.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour$28.00 Buy

Tenoverten Nail Polish in Spring

For something a little more flashy, Abramcyk loves Tenoverten's Spring. "It's a bright coral that just makes me happy when looking at my nails," she says. A cheerful coral with a pro endorsement makes this bottle an easy add to your next Target run.
Tenoverten Nail Polish Collection$12.00 Buy

Nars Nail Polish in Trouville

If you're a Ballet Slippers-on-repeat kind of girl, this polish makes for a smooth transition into the coral color family. At first glance, it almost reads as a neutral — you only pick up the nuanced orange tones up close.
NARS Nail Polish in Trouville$20.00 Buy

Essie Nail Polish In Lounge Lover

The name says it all: Lounge Lover is begging to be worn on a fully-reclined beach chair, frozen margarita in hand.
Essie Essie Nail Polish In Lounge Lover$6.50 Buy

OPI Nail Polish in Aloha

This blazing coral looks gorgeous on all skin tones, but it's especially striking on deeper complexions.
OPI OPI Nail Lacquer in Aloha, 0.5 Fl Oz$10.50 $5.99 Buy

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Baja Sunrise

Celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley says Lauren B's Baja Sunrise is the perfect your-nails-but-better coral. "I love that it's a soft pink-peach," she says. "It brings out your skin's natural glow."
LAUREN B Baja Sunrise – 7 free + Vegan Nail Polish$18.00 Buy
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