Tips for Choosing Nail Color Posted on 20 Jun 00:00

Choose the perfect color for your skin tone too. Unfortunately, when it comes to shades, it’s not a one fits all scenario. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy every color – especially if you’re a fan of nail art. You just need to choose the right tone out of that family. 

Best nail polish for fair skin

The best nude nail polish for you is sheer pink, rather than beige, which will look more yellow. If you’re after something classic, go for a cool, blue toned red to brighten up your skin. 

If you want something darker, try navy. For a softer color, go for pastel purple or a any type of pink. This is the one color that will work with your skin tone, no matter the intensity or undertones. Generally, polishes with cool silver hues in them work best.

If you want to make your hands look younger, go for a retro pink. And to make them look more tanned, try a deep green. If you want your nail bed to look smaller, try a deep electric blue. And if you want to make your hands look slimmer, go for sheer pink.

Best nail polish for medium to olive skin

Your ideal nude nail polish is beige. Unlike fair skin tones, which look dull when up against beige, medium skin tones can handle this hue without leaving the skin looking washed-out.

However, the perfect shade does depend on your undertones. Medium skin with cool undertones, should generally go for deeper hues of beige. On the other hand, medium skin tones with warm undertones should generally go for cooler shades of beige.

Orangey-reds will work best for you that bring out the warmer tones as will peachy pinks and sky blue. And if you’re after a darker hue, try a deep grape purple. It’s one of the most flattering colors for this skin tone.

If you want to make your hands look younger, go for hot orange. And to make them look more tanned, try hot coral pink. If you want your nail bed to look smaller, go for a dark grey blue or dark red. And if you want to make your hands look slimmer, go for sheer nude or pink beige.

Best nail polish for tan to dark skin

When it comes to nude nail polish, you can’t go past cream and beige. Both of which work to compliment your skin tone and bring out the warmth. Deep skin tones can also wear both pastel and dark purples. As do all shades of red. But if you’re looking for something that will really bring out the best in your skin tone, go for cobalt blue. You’ll see what we mean when you put it on.

If you want to make your hands look younger, go for something like bright mint. And to bring out the warmth in your skin tone, try lemon yellow. If you want your nail bed to look smaller, go for deep green. And if you want to make your hands look slimmer, go for toffee beige.