The Y2K aesthetic is everywhere and with it, comes a new favorite nail color. No, we’re not talking about lime green, silver, or baby blue (though you’re getting warmer). This season, we’re embracing our inner Elle Woods with baby pink nails.
Whether it was the star of your first-ever manicure or applied haphazardly at a slumber party, baby pink is the classic queen of the polish world (see: Essie’s iconic shade Ballet Slippers). And fortunately, there are plenty of grown-up ways to carry off the color — though balance is key. While millennial pink served to celebrate the shade in its most neutral and modern guise, baby pink can be surprisingly tough as you lean into its unassuming vibe. Start off with tiny painted hearts and pretty petals, then graduate to ombré takes, gradient palettes, and unexpected details that elevate baby pink from a soft, delicate shade to full-on diva moment. In short, baby pink nails are a perfect choice for the spring and summer months, or anytime when you need a mood boost.
We scrolled Instagram in search of the most visually-inspiring baby pink nails. Here, 25 candy-sweet options for your consideration.