11 Non-Moody Nail Polishes That Belong on Your Fingertips This Winter

Disclaimer: We have absolutely nothing (objectively) against the rich, moody, and yes, 100% predictable nail colors of winter collections past, present, and future. In fact, we love them and wear them. We've even gone so far as to gather our favorites into gothically vampy odes to burgundyblack and gold, and even olive green. See? No bias here. 

However, we'd be lying if we told you our current winter nail M.O. wasn't craving something a bit fresher, a bit lighter, and a bit, well, less angsty. Luckily for us, it's as if all of our favorite polish brands heard our whispers of frustration and answered with collections of housing the winter nail colors of our dreams—unexpected, pretty, and still seasonal to boot.

Ahead, see 11 of the best nail colors to sport this winter that not only challenge the status quo of bold and Bordeaux but will likely improve your mood in one fell swoop. You know that giddy feeling you get when you catch a glimpse of a just-painted mani? Yeah, these colors will achieve that. And guess what—they pair great with a glass of wine and whatever show you're currently binging on Hulu. Keep scrolling!