7 Yellow Nail Polishes That Are Like Sunshine In A Bottle

When it comes to seasonally apropos manicures, there's one color that is inherently associated with the summer solstice. As much as we love an unconventional hue (take Margot Robbie's burgundy moment on Instagram), nothing feels more sun-and-fun than yellow nail polish.

In addition to instantly creating a faux glow effect, a fun yellow manicure is exactly the sort of beauty pick-me-up to literally and metaphorically brighten your day. From pale lemon to bold, buttery marigold, yellow is one of the freshest colors to try on your nails ASAP (that is, if you haven't already). Ahead, seven ways to get the look at home.

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Jinsoon Tweety


Named after the iconic cartoon bird, this mid-tone yellow strikes the perfect balance between bright and muted for a thoroughly modern result.
JINsoon Tweety, $18.00 Buy

Nails Inc. Nail Polish In Living Your Best Life


Vivid marigold with a high-gloss finish? No wonder this shade keeps selling out.
Nails Inc. Life Hack Personality Nail Polish Collection, $11.00 Buy

Olive & June Bright & Focused


The Los Angeles-based brand is currently taking preorders for its new summer drop, which includes this medium-toned bright yellow that's Cali vibes incarnate.
Olive & June Bright & Focused, $8.00 Buy

Zoya Nail Lacquer in Bee


This clean brand is frequently name-checked by professional manicurists and editors alike, so you know it's the real deal. For a pastel take, this creamy banana shade is the move.
Zoya Nail Polish in Bee, $10.00 Buy
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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear #Pride Collection in Mellow Yellow


It's not just another funky yellow: Proceeds from this limited-edition collection directly benefit LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD.
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear #Pride Collection, $3.59 Buy

Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in Taxi Hopping


If neutral tones are your bread and butter, try a mustard hue with plenty of warmth, like this one from Essie's quick-dry polish collection.
Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish, $9.00 Buy

OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Exotic Birds Don't Tweet


With a color this good, you want it to last. OPI's sunny hue lasts a week sans chips, and with mirror-like shine to boot.
OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish, Oranges/Yellows, $13.00 Buy
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