13 Nail Polish Colors That Really Pop on Darker Skin Tones
When it comes to nail polish shades, the options available on the market are endless, which is why picking out a color at a nail salon or beauty supply store often feels like a job in itself. The good news for people with dark skin is that there's not a nail hue that won't look amazing. In fact, even the boldest of shades have the ability to pop on deeper skin tones. We're talking bright yellows, shimmery metallics, and stark whites — the higher the pigment punch, the better.
In case you're wondering what exactly these colors look like, we rounded up a few of our favorites. Read ahead to check out which nail polish colors look especially great on dark skin.
Mented Cosmetics Nail Polish in Brown & Bougie
Mented Cosmetics Nail Polish in Brown & Bougie ($8) should be your go-to if you want to add some color to your nails while also keeping things neutral.
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Uptown
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Uptown ($15) is a dusty color that's slightly darker than a pale pink, but still more subtle than a hot pink.
Butter London Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds
White nail colors like Butter London Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds ($18) are about as simplistic as you can get. And if you're ever feeling adventurous, you can always add a tiny pop of color to really set things off.
Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Anti-Social Climber
A nice pale pink like Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Anti-Social Climber ($11) has the potential to look good on anyone, and it comes in handy when you want some color on your fingers that isn't too loud or attention grabbing.
Orly Breathable Treatment + Color Nail Polish in Namaste Healthy
Fiery reds aren't the only shades that'll bring out add a little flare to your look; darker hues like Orly Breathable Treatment + Color Nail Polish in Namaste Healthy ($9) will do the trick as well.