If you’ve found yourself in a serious nail rut, look no further than the most popular nail colors of the moment. Sure, we all have our go-to shades, whether a classic (Topless and Barefoot), Instagram-inspired (heart nails), or a dark and moody hue (navy, deep wine) that’s as sophisticated as it is cool. That’s all well and good, but it’s easy to find yourself slicking on the same shade again and again, and suddenly your mani pics are looking like something out of Groundhog Day. The answer? A fresh crop of color inspiration.
Looking to the runways (or social media) is a great source of cool new nail ideas, but if you want to know what’s really trending, there’s no better place to look than the salons across the country. We checked out local favorites from Seattle to Boston, in search of most popular nail colors for 2023. You may want to take notes for your next appointment.