From lemon meringue hues to juicy tangerine, if you’re in the market for a fresh summer nail shade scroll on for our favourites.

While in winter we always return to our two favourites – barely-there blush pink or rich merlot – summer calls for something more fun and a pop of colour on our nails and toes. From fresh tomato reds to off-white and pretty apricot, there’s something to suit all skin tones.

Favourites include Nail Inc.’s ‘Kiss My Peach’ duo which comes with two shades, a perky bright nectarine shade and a softer velvety nude. Or keep it classic with H&M’s coral ‘Happily Ever After,’ the perfect pairing to sandy beach toes and a snip at just £3.99.

For something a little more off-beat (and expensive), we’re loving Gucci’s ‘Peggy Sunburn’ 70’s-esque shade, inspired by Creative Director for the fashion house, Alessandro Michele’s fondness for all things retro. Plus, it will look as good on your vanity as it will your nails. Or & Other Stories’ cerulean colour – a rare blue that suits every skin tone.

The hardest part is deciding which one to go for.

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