Posted: Apr 07, 2014 8:00 AM
Winter polish trends were sleek and dark, but spring means bringing color back to your fingertips. Look to the colors nestled in baskets of Easter eggs for the prettiest nail trends this spring.
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Let your nails say goodbye to winter

This winter seemed to drag on far longer than normal. Even people living in areas unaffected by record snowfalls grew weary of hearing terms like "polar vortex" and "negative wind chill." Nail trends for fall and winter were dark — oxblood, granite and even matte black — and turned out to be perfect for the chilly months of hibernation. Spring has finally arrived, and everyone is ready for lighter, brighter nail trends. Let your fingertips lead the way with colors that share the fun, seasonal shades of Easter eggs.

Pretty pink nails are always in style

No spring nail collection would be complete without a little bit — or a lot! — of pink. Pink is the kind of color that brings a smile to your lips, and it's a great nail polish shade for most people. The rosy color comes in both warm and cool offerings, so there's a pink out there to work with any skin tone.

Essie Romper Room

Essie's nail collections are known for their wide variety of gorgeous pink shades, and Romper Room is no exception (Essie, $9). The pale pink will work like a neutral on your nails, brightening your fingertips without taking the attention away from the rest of your accessories.

OPI Kiss Me, I'm Brazilian

If you prefer your pinks on the shocking side, you won't want to miss Kiss Me, I'm Brazilian from OPI (Ulta, $9). Your nails will blend in with the brightest eggs you can find this Easter, and this shade is sure to make you feel like summer is just around the corner.

Bring on the blue

There's something a little daring about blue nails. Whether you're talking a soft pastel or bright robin's egg shade, blue nails draw attention to your fingers and show that you're always ready to enjoy the fun that life has to offer. If you're not ready for blue on your fingers, try it on your toes. They need a little fun after being stuck in boots for the last few months.

Essie Truth or Flare

Truth or Flare, inspired by vintage denim, is a pop of color for your nails (Essie, $9). You won't be able to resist this shade that lingers somewhere between too pale and too bright, and the color is eye-catching enough that you won't need to worry about throwing on a bracelet.

Essie Find Me an Oasis

Another great Essie choice is Find Me an Oasis (Essie, $9). The ice blue is so pale it borders on white, making it a safe choice for those who want a more subtle blue shade.

Nail polish shades in rainbow colors

Blues and pinks are lovely, but Easter baskets are filled with eggs painted with all shades of the rainbow — and we've found the nail polish shades to match.

Butter London Keen

Keen from Butter London isn't exactly orange, but the gorgeous shade just begs to be part of your spring collection (Sephora, $15). The peachy shade is a rich, warm opaque that will work this spring and possibly take up permanent residence in your nail polish collection.

ULTA I Just Can't Cope-Acabana

OPI offers I Just Can't Cope-Acabana for those looking for a yellow shade (Ulta, $9). The sunshine yellow isn't for the faint of heart, but the spring shade will make your fingers the brightest on the block.

Royalty Reinvented by L'Oréal

For a perfect purple, try Royalty Reinvented by L'Oréal (Target, $5). The glossy violet shade is pale enough to satisfy pastel purists but adds a little richness of color so your nails pop.

Julep Leah

Even the spring grass wishes it looked like Leah by Julep (Sephora, $14). The bright green has a hint of shimmer that adds dimension to the shade without a full-on glitter effect.

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