5 Trending Nail Polish Colors to Try This Year

January 09, 2023
Jordan Julian
By: Jordan Julian | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Essie (Un)guilty Pleasures green nail polish shade and Essie To Me From Me blue nail polish shade on a green and blue background

While a fresh mani never goes out of style, nail polish color trends come and go. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep rocking your favorite shade in 2023, but we always get excited to switch things up in the new year. There really isn’t a better time to switch up your manicure game. Ahead, find the nail polish colors we think will be some of the trendiest shades of 2023. 

Rich Teal

Essie (Un)guilty Pleasures Nail Polish

Essie (Un)guilty Pleasures

Essie’s winter collection is all about treating yourself in the new year — and not feeling guilty about it. This rich teal shade, aptly named (Un)guilty Pleasures, is indulgent and elegant. It’s perfect for pampering yourself. Pair it with your favorite cozy loungewear and a luxe face mask for your next girl’s night in.  

Dark Blue

Essie To Me From Me Nail Polish

Essie To Me From Me

Dark blue is one of our go-to neutral winter shades when we don’t feel like committing to black, and this option from Essie puts a fresh spin on the look. Not quite navy, To Me From Me is a soft indigo with white undertones, making it look almost gray. Gift yourself this chic shade — you deserve it.  


Essie Isle See You Later

Essie Isle See You Later

Pantone named “Viva Magenta,” a bold and vibrant red-pink shade, the color of the year for 2023. Channel the trend with Essie Isle See You Later nail polish. This polish is an updated take on the classic red or pink manicure. 

Iridescent Clear

Olive & June Frosted Gloss Nail Polish

Olive & June Frosted Gloss

The glazed donut manicure was one of the biggest beauty trends of 2022, and now there’s a polish that makes it easier than ever to replicate the look. Since ’90s and 2000s nostalgia isn’t going anywhere in 2023, this iridescent shade should definitely be added to your arsenal. Match it with your shiniest clear lip gloss.    


Paintbox Like Cocoa

Paintbox Like Cocoa

Brown is back in a big way, and a sophisticated manicure is a subtle way to work the color trend into your look in 2023. This deep, moody shade from Paintbox is inspired by a quintessential winter drink. After all, what’s better in January than a mug of creamy hot cocoa?  



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