Top 10 Nail Polish Colors for 2016

The top ten nail polish colors for 2016.
The top ten nail polish colors for 2016.

These days, fashion changes really fast. Things that were new and fresh become common after just a few days. I really don't like to wear anything common. It looks really weird when you go to the market or some get-together and someone else is dressed the same as you.

Nail color styles change often too. I always want to keep my nails trendy with new art and colors, and I am sure that most of the girls want the same thing. I did some research and found some hot nail polish colors and trends for 2016. I am sharing them here!

On the Edge
Royal blue
Adrenaline Rush Summer Collection 2015
Chic From Ears to Tail
Baby pink
China Glaze
Treble Maker
Mint green
China Glaze
Electric Nights Collection 2015
That's Shore Bright
China Glaze
On Pinks and Needles
Hot pink flakes top-coat
China Glaze
Brights Collection 2015
I Just Can't Cope-Acabana
China Glaze
I Stop for Red
Perennial Phic
Spring Collection 2015
My Way or the Highway
China Glaze
Road Trip Spring Collection 2015
Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Light Orange

1. "On The Edge"

"On The Edge" by Orly
"On The Edge" by Orly | Source

There is nothing more chic than bright royal-blue nails. You can pair this shade with a same color dress. Add some water slide decals on your nails for a crisp look. Whether you go for classic cobalt or bright cerulean, blue will be popular in 2016. You will feel that you have been transported to the seaside with bright blue shade.

Orly released its Adrenaline Rush Summer Collection 2016. All colors in this collection are bright including the bright royal blue shade, "On the Edge."

2. "Chic From Ears To Tail"

OPI Chic's "Chic From Ears To Tail."
OPI Chic's "Chic From Ears To Tail." | Source

Pink color is always in style, with so many dark and light hues to choose from. This sober and sweet pink color is the best choice when you want to give your nails a simple look.

3. "Treble Maker"

"Treble Maker" by China Glaze.
"Treble Maker" by China Glaze. | Source

Here is a fluorescent mint-green color from the China Glaze Electric Nights collection 2016. There are lots of bright and glitter shades in this collection, but I never saw such beautiful and bright minty shade before by any nail polish brand. Apply two coats of this polish to get perfect finish.

4. "That's Shore Bright"

China Glaze's "That's Shore Bright."
China Glaze's "That's Shore Bright." | Source

Shades of orchid are the colors of 2016. This one, "It's Shore Bright," is a beautiful, bright purple shade by China Glaze. This year, bright candy colors are going to be a hit. If you are going to buy some purple nail polish, then don't miss this shade by China Glaze.

5. "On Pinks and Needles"

OPI's "On Pinks and Needles."
OPI's "On Pinks and Needles." | Source

"On Pinks and Needles" is a hot pink top coat with hexagon-shaped glitter. The glitter is of several different sizes and they look simply amazing when applied on a contrast color base. This polish gives full coverage and applies smoothly. The formula is good enough that one coat gives a perfect look. This shade is part of OPI's 2016 Brights collection.

6. "I Just Can't Cope-Acabana"

"I Just Can't Cope-Acabana" by OPI.
"I Just Can't Cope-Acabana" by OPI. | Source

This is a really yellow cream shade. I like this shade because it goes perfectly with sunny summer days. It is a bright yellow color with a pastel finish. The formula is great, but I have seen a few lines in the first coat. It looks perfect after two coats.

7. I Stop for Red by OPI

I stop for Red by OPI
I stop for Red by OPI | Source

The most popular red hue polish for 2016 is OPI's "I Stop for Red." Like pink, red is a color that always stays on trend, whether it is hot summer or chilly winter. This red will always add charm to your look. "I Stop for Red" is a cream shade that spreads quickly without streaks. It has an undertone of orange, but it looks red most of the time.

8. Essie "Perennial Chic"

"Perennial Chic" by Essie
"Perennial Chic" by Essie | Source

Any nail polish collection is incomplete without a beige or cream color. From the long list of beige hues, I have selected "Perennial Chic" from the 2016 spring collection by Essie. It is a nude shade with a brown undertone. You can reach the full opacity with two coats because the formula is nicely pigmented. This is also a perfect shade for nail stamping.

9. "My Way or the Highway"

"My Way or the Highway" by China Glaze.
"My Way or the Highway" by China Glaze. | Source

China Glaze released a bright teal shade in their Road Trip Spring Collection in 2016. It is brighter and even more green than previous shades, namely "Aqua Baby" and "Wait N’ Sea." There was a similar color in a previous collection, but that one is glossy. "My Way or the Highway" has a jelly formula that gives full coverage with a second coat. This cream polish is my favorite teal shade.

10. "Is Mai Tai Crooked?"

"Is Mai Tai Crooked?" by OPI.
"Is Mai Tai Crooked?" by OPI. | Source

"Is Mai Tai Crooked?" is a gorgeous creamy light orange shade from OPI's Hawaii Collection 2016. I have seen several orange colors, but this one is amazing and has no match. It has really good opacity that will flatter most skin tones. Two coats are enough for a perfect look. It is my favorite color from the Hawaii Collection.

I hope everyone likes my list of Nail Polish Colors for 2016. I am open for suggestion to improve my article. If you think I have missed some color, then do suggest me.

Which is your favorite nail polish color?

  • On The Edge by Orly
  • OPI Chic From Ears To Tail
  • Treble Maker by China Glaze
  • China Glaze, That’s Shore Bright
  • On Pinks and Needles by OPI
  • I just Can’t Cope acabana by OPI
  • I Stop for Red by OPI
  • Essie Perennial Chic
  • My Way or the Highway by China Glaze
  • OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?
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Jasmeetk 5 months ago from India Author

Thanks for the visit @McHuggs

McHuggs 6 months ago

I love your collection of nail polish colors and surprised no Zoya colors were chosen I especially love "on pinks and needles" and and that "on the edge" blue is amazing. awesome selection of teals and reds. Great job. Thank you for all of this.

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Jasmeetk 10 months ago from India Author

thanks #Tinaya Sallie

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Tinaya Sallie 10 months ago from Aliquippa, PA

Nice color choices. Good article.

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DanieN 12 months ago from North America

Love all of these, they are gorgeous!

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definingglamour 14 months ago

omg! I loved your article! it was very informative! Thank you for the effort! I just started to write blogs myself! Please support! Thank You! :)

Robin 18 months ago

I love polishing my own nails ---The majority seems to go get manicures at salons... Which is fine sometimes for me also---but the ones who never do them themselves anymore Are missing out I think---Little primping of myself things since I was a kid was always a fun little thing to do

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boththestar 2 years ago

I am not female but in my opinion, that Blue one (#3) look the best

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Jasmeetk 2 years ago from India Author

@tiffani.... Thanks dear :)

Tiffani 2 years ago

For the twill of it is more of a duo chromo then a holographic I'd say but over all great list!

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Jasmeetk 2 years ago from India Author

@susan... thanks for your appreciation :)

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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

Wow... All Nail Polish Colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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