8 Mani-Pedi Color Pairings to Try This Summer

by Meghan Carlson | 18 Comments

We love summer for so many reasons—not least among them the fact that it’s the season of sandals, bright fashion choices, and (of course) pedicures!

Long gone are the days when it was considered a faux pas to show off two different nail polish colors on your fingertips and toes. On the contrary, open-toed shoes just give you another opportunity to accessorize your look with a pedicure that fits the season and complements your manicure.

We picked 16 of our favorite summer nail polish shades and paired them up into eight coordinating looks that are so right now, from sweet and subtle to outrageous and adventurous. Which summer mani-pedi pairing is calling your name?

Raspberry & Powder Pink


Looking for a mani-pedi that’s the perfect blend of fun and feminine? Combine a rich raspberry color pop like Maddy (Classic with a Twist) with a barely-there powder pink like Jules (It Girl) for a spot-on seasonal look that can go from the office to the beach to a summer wedding.

Electric Purple & Baby Blue


Like a dreamy summer sunset, this duo is all about showing personality while keeping things in balance. Electric neon purple Bette (Bombshell) demands attention, while airy periwinkle Margaret (It Girl) smooths out the edges.

Seafoam Green & Gold


Whether you’re going somewhere tropical or just fantasizing about it, a cheerful seafoam green like Denver (It Girl) paired with a chic, shimmering rose gold metallic like Zelda (Bombshell) will give off those modern mermaid vibes you’re after.

Red & Hot Pink


Just ask any kid on the last day of school: summer is all about freedom. Pair a brighter than bright red like Myriam (Classic with a Twist) and a vivid hot pink like Avery (Classic with a Twist) for a bold color clash that proves you’re never too old to play by your own rules.

Yellow & Peachy Pink


Make your mani-pedi as deliciously refreshing as a piña colada. With your fingertips and toes showcasing a cheery lemon chiffon shade like Lilou (Bombshell) along with a retro-sweet peachy pink like Natalie (Classic with a Twist), every hour will feel like happy hour.

Apricot and Cobalt


Sand and surf—what more can you ask for on a hot summer day? With its golden shimmer finish, an apricot shade like Saaya (Bombshell) will bring you into a beachy state of mind, especially when you coordinate with a rich and vivid cobalt like Bailey (It Girl).

Jungle Green and Lavender


On your way to a music festival this season? A bright, metallic jungle green like Phoebe (Boho Glam) paired with a more demure but still eye-catching pastel shade like Elisa (Boho Glam), our soft wisteria shimmer, will help you nail the quirky, mix-and-match festival fashion look.

Coral and Baby Blue


Wherever you’re going and however hot it gets there, a juicy guava coral color like Harriet (Boho Glam) plus a clear-blue-sky shade like Jeanne (Boho Glam) will keep you looking cool while you lounge by the pool … or fan yourself next to the A/C unit.

Which of these nail color pairings will you be rocking this summer? Do you have a go-to summer mani-pedi look that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.