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Time for A Pedicure? This Is What to Ask For

Here are the biggest pedi trends of 2023.

Last Updated on June 20, 2023

Summer is officially here, so if you’re in need of a last minute pedicure, you might be wondering what to get on your toenails. I’m here to share the biggest pedicure trends of 2023, so you no longer need to wonder.

Our toenails are seen a lot less than our fingernails, but that doesn’t mean trends don’t reach them. These ideas are just that – ideas; but if you’re looking for inspo, it might be helpful to see what nail techs are doing more of this year.

Some pedi ideas are similar to fashion trends, like Mermaidcore and pastel polishes. Others are their own beasts, like the neutral nails loved by Hailey Bieber and her mates (glazed donut nails, anyone?).

Remember as always to embrace the trends you love and leave those you don’t. At Wear Next, we celebrate you and your taste – we don’t tell you to wear or try things you don’t want to.

Let’s take a closer look at what pedi’s people are loving this year.

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I don’t know about you, but personally I prefer to keep my toenails less fussy than I do my fingernails.

Shades like soft beige, pale pink, and sheer nude are taking centre stage, which you’ve probably already picked up on following on from the trends of glazed donut nails, milk nails and the like.

These understated hues are easy to wear, working effortlessly with any outfit and leaving you looking polished.

Nudes can be tricky to wear, so check out 21 nude nail polish colours that look gorgeous on every skin tone.

Nail Polish - 6 Ballet Slippers essie

Nail Polish – 6 Ballet Slippers, £8.99, essie at LookFantastic – buy now

O.P.I Nail Polish PUT IT IN NEUTRAL 15ml

Nail Polish PUT IT IN NEUTRAL 15ml, £9.99, O.P.I at Amazon – buy now

Pops of Colour

While neutrals are big this year, we can’t forget about the power of a vibrant pop of colour.

Neon shades are making a comeback in 2023, injecting energy back into your pedicure. Think electric blue, vivid orange, and neon green.

Similarly classic colours like reds and blues are big too, but slightly less in your face.

nails inc. Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml

Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml, £9, nails. inc at LookFantastic – buy now

Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml, £9, nails inc. at LookFantastic - buy now

Plant Power Nail Polish 15ml, £9, nails. inc at LookFantastic – buy now

Pretty Pastels

Pastels are big in fashion right now, so perhaps it’s not surprising that they’re after your toenails next.

Soft lavender, mint green, and baby blue work for a wide range of skintones and are perfect for summer too.

Barry M Nail Paint Gift Set, 4 Pastel Air Breathable Nail Paints - Pastel Dawn

Nail Paint Gift Set, £10.16, Barry M at Amazon – buy now

essie Nail Polish - 374 Salt Water Happy 13.5ml

Nail Polish – 374 Salt Water Happy 13.5ml, £8.99, essie at LookFantastic – buy now


If you’re looking to add a touch of glamour to your pedicure, metallic shades are the way to go.

Gold, silver, and rose gold are all the rage in 2023, although silver is certainly my preference after seeing Beyoncé’s Renaissance show.

Happy Anniversary Silver Nail Lacquer Colour A36

Happy Anniversary Silver Nail Lacquer Colour A36, £9.99, O.P.I at Amazon – buy now

Mavala Cyber Chic Mini Colour Nail Varnish 5ml (Various Shades)

Cyber Chic Mini Colour Nail Varnish 5ml, £5.12, Mavala at LookFantastic – buy now

Artistic Accents

For those who dare to be different, artistic accents are a must-try trend. Nail art has exploded in popularity this year, and your toes are no exception.

Play with geometric patterns, floral designs, or abstract shapes to create a truly unique and eye-catching pedicure.

Check out these heart nail art ideas and some of the world’s most talented nail artists on Instagram for some inspo.

Nail Art Brushes Set Amazon

Nail Art Brushes Set, £3.99, Amazon – buy now


A slight variation on metallic nails, mermaidcore isn’t just impacting how we dress but it’s informing nail trends too.

Following on from the release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, shimmering shades are everywhere, as well as ocean-themed nail art.

Color Club Nail Lacquer Halo Hues, Halo-Graphic Number 978 15 ml HALO-GRAPHIC 978,15 ml (Pack of 1)

Nail Lacquer Halo Hues, £11.95, Color Club at Amazon – buy now

Mermaid Manicurist

Mermaid nail polish, £14, Manicurist – buy now

French tips

French tips, but on your toenails. There’s not much more to say!

Bright White Mani Marker Nail Pen nails inc

Bright White Mani Marker Nail Pen, £5, nails. inc – buy now

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