Still rocking your “glazed donut nails” from 2022? We’ve got some ideas for a trendy refresh.

Whether you’re a gel loyalist or are basically in a committed relationship with press-ons, your nails are a great way to accentuate your style and show a little personality without needing to actually commit to changing up your wardrobe. Plus, it just makes you feel great to have your nails painted!

Whether you get them done at a salon or do them yourself at home, it might be time to try out a new color to refresh your look with a fresh coat of color. If you’re ready to give it a go, why not try out one of the ideas on our list of the must-have nail colors for 2023? There’s no time like the present, so go with one of these hues next time your nails need some help.

1. Bold Reds

2023 has us seeing red already, but thankfully, it’s in a good way with these bold red hues that are predicted to take over throughout the year. From deep maroon to bright crimson and everything in between, the bolder the better when it comes to the tones that are trending this year.



2. Delicate Pinks

If you’re not ready to go so bold just yet, delicate pink might be more up your alley. Ballet slipper pink has never really gone out of style, but we’re expecting to see it dancing across our digits a little more often in 2023.


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3. Chartreuse Shades

Going the complete opposite direction from understated pink, we have the electrifying green shade of chartreuse. Chartreuse is not for the faint of heart, and many might even argue that it’s not actually that nice of a color. However, we think it’s worth giving a shot in 2023 if you’re tired of pastels and ready to give something else a go.


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4. A Mauve Moment

Mauve is one of those classic, understated colors that just oozes elegance, and we can’t wait to rock it in 2023. It’s worn best in cooler months, but there’s no reason you can’t try it out even in the summer for an extra classy touch to your look.


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5. Bring on the Shimmer

No matter what color you want, shimmer is in for 2023. From bright mermaid-style teals and blues to deep browns that look almost like a tiger’s eye crystal, go with your heart and let your fingers shine bright this year.


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6. Metallic Tones

Speaking of shimmer, it’s time to bring on the metals. Gold, silver and even bronze are all winners in 2023, and you can even make it even more on trend by adding a touch of medal-worthy glitter on top for a look that gets 10s across the board.


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7. Cobalt Blue

Maybe it’s the fact that the new The Little Mermaid movie is being released this year or maybe it’s just that we’re all searching for something a bit more eye-catching, but we’re all trading in our soft blue shades for something a whole lot stronger. Cobalt blue (similar to cerulean, for any The Devil Wears Prada fans) is absolutely electric, and it looks great on any skin tone during any time of the year. If you don’t want to commit to cobalt all over, the intense blue hue also works great as an accent for any nail designs you might be wanting to try out.



Ready to give one of these top nail colors a try in 2023? If you’re still searching for a shade that screams at you a bit more than any of these trending tones, you might want to click HERE to check out our list of the best classic nail colors for teens.