5 Tips to Choosing the Right Nail Polish Color

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5 Tips to Choosing the Right Nail Polish Color

by Isabelle (Isabelle’s Closet)


When you’ve got your nails done, they are bound to get noticed. A bright nail polish color can be a great accessory to add some pop to your outfit. But choosing a nail polish color isn’t always as easy as it seems. Here are 5 tips to choosing the right nail polish color for you!

1. Choose a color that compliments your skin tone. If you have a light skin tone, go for pastel or neutral colors. Darker skin tones look great with bold and brighter colors like reds and oranges.

2. Get inspiration from the clothes you wear. If you wear alot of black and greys, try something like a shimmery grey with silver flecks in it or if you wear alot of browns and neutrals, try doing an earthy brown nail polish color.

3. Stay neutral with long nails, but if you’re going for short nails, strong colors will make your nails look longer looking than they really are.

4. Keep up with the trends! The hottest nail polish color today might not be hot next year, so keep up with what’s hot and what’s not

You may have heard this before, but it is true that the color of your nail polish says a lot about you. It can be used to match an outfit or contrast your outfit. It can show off your fun and flirty side or it can show off your professional side. Whatever the case, it is important to select a color of nail polish that enhances your look and your mood. Here are five tips to choosing the right nail polish color:

1) Consider the occasion – Most girls know there are some occasions where certain colors should not be worn. For example, you do not want to wear red polish to a funeral. Funeral occasions call for darker hues such as black, navy blue or dark purple. On the other hand, you probably would not wear black to a beach party. When considering the right color of nail polish for an occasion, think about what type of mood you want to project at that particular event and then choose a color that reflects that mood.

2) Match your nail with your lips – While this may seem like common sense, many women fail to coordinate their lip color with their nail polish! In order for this tip to work out properly, both your lipstick and nail polish need to be close in shade. If you follow this tip

Do you have a favorite color? Or do you love every color? Based on your mood, the season and the occasion, your favorite color changes. This can make it difficult to choose a nail polish color that is right for you.

Here are 5 Tips to help you pick the right nail polish color:

1. Consider your skin tone.

A person with a warm skin tone has yellow undertones in their complexion. If you have a warm skin tone and you want to wear reds, orange or yellow polish it is best to pick a warmer red than a blue-based red, because blue-based colors can clash with your yellow undertones. A person with cool skin tone has pink undertones and usually looks best in blue-based reds and pinks.

2. Consider your eye color and hair color.

If you have dark brown or black hair go with darker colors such as maroon, navy, dark green or black. If your hair is blonde or light brown go with peach, light pink, lavender and beige. If your hair is red try gold, taupe, silver or burgundy.

3. Think about where you are going and what are you going to wear?

What season is it

Picking the perfect shade of nail polish can be really hard! Nail polish comes in so many different shades and finishes that it is hard to know which one is right for you. Here are some tips to help you pick the right color for your nails:

1) What skin tone do you have? If you have a warm complexion, go for shades of red, orange and yellow. Cooler tones look better in purple, blue, or green.

2) What season is it? The clothing colors that are in style during the fall and winter months are usually darker than those from spring and summer. Choose a nail color that matches the season’s clothes.

3) What is your outfit going to be? What color are your pants, top or dress? Try to match your nail color with the color of your outfit. This will help tie everything together.

4) What kind of event are you attending? A light pink color looks great at weddings while a dark shade may not be appropriate.

5) For a unique look try an ombre design on your nails or add some gems or glitter.

Nails are a great way to make a statement without saying a word. Before you go out and buy that crazy color, check out these tips on how to pick the best color for your skin tone.

1. If you have a cool skin tone, stick with lighter shades or pastel colors. You can also wear a little bit of glitter, as long as it is not too dark.

2. Red is one of the most popular nail polish colors of all time. If you want to try this look, stick with shades that are more blue based. This will compliment your skin tone, rather than conflict with it. You should avoid too much orange in your reds.

3. Brown has become very popular over the last few seasons. If you have a warm skin tone, you can wear almost any shade of brown that you like. However, if your skin is cooler, stick with chocolate browns and other light shades of brown that have more yellow undertones than red undertones which will be more flattering on your complexion.

4. Black! It may seem like black is just not for everyone, but if you pull it off right, black can really be an amazing look for those who can handle it properly! Black compliments those with warmer skin tones

ONE. Outfit

Now, you might be thinking “My outfit has nothing to do with my nails!”, but it does! The color of your outfit can determine what nail polish color is a good choice for that day. If you are wearing a very bright floral dress, you probably don’t want to choose a dark red or black nail polish for that day because it will clash. If you are wearing a more neutral outfit, like khaki pants and a white shirt, you can go crazy with the colors!

TWO. Skin Tone

Just like eye shadow, the color of your skin can determine what nail polish colors look best on your fingers. For example, if you have light skin, you probably don’t want to wear red nail polish because it might make your hands look even lighter than they are. A nice shade of pink would look great on fair skin though. If you have darker skin, don’t be afraid of those brighter pinks and reds because they will pop against your skin tone!

THREE. Occasion

The occasion is another important factor when choosing the right nail polish color for the day. For example, if you are going to a wedding, wearing funky neon green nail polish might not be the best idea (unless the bride says

I’m not sure why, but nail polish seems to be one of those things that women can’t resist. When I ask a woman if she has any nail polish on hand, I usually get a funny look and something like this, “I don’t know. I have so many bottles of manicure stuff laying around I don’t know what color I even have.”

Doesn’t this sound familiar? Just the other day, I was looking for a bottle of light pink nail polish – you know, the kind that is almost clear with just a pale tint of color to it. After looking through my collection of over fifty bottles of polish, I decided that maybe the bottle was in my bathroom at home.

After returning home, I asked my wife where she kept her nail polish in hopes that maybe she had the color I needed (she has an even larger collection than mine). She pointed me in the direction of her bathroom and said, “Just look through all the bottles until you find something close to what you are looking for.” Sure enough, there were over 100 bottles of nail polish (mostly pink) sitting on a shelf above our bath tub.

I did find what I was looking for eventually. But because it took me so long to find it, I

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