The Most Flattering Nail Polish Colours For Every Skin Tone

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
The most flattering nail polish colours for every skin tone

Matching your nail paint to your outfit is one of the most common mistakes women make. If you spend a lot of time online or after a manicure session looking for the perfect colour that will go with your outfit, here’s a truth – it won’t! Just like your foundation your nail colour too needs to suit your skin tone in order for it to stand out and get you all the right attention.

To save you some time we bring you a list of nail polish colours for every skin tone, read on to find out...


Light skin tone

Deep skin tone

Pastel colours, shades of peach and gold look stunning on light skin tone. The tricky part with this skin tone is that some nudes may look completely washed out. However if you wish to try a nude go for one with coral undertones such as Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Nail Color – Apricot. If you’re opting for a red, try a deep red shade such as the Lakme 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color - Red Alert.


Medium skin tone

Deep skin tone

Those with medium skin tone are few of the lucky ones who can pull of hot and bright shades without looking like a teenager who is experimenting with nail paints. Shades of orange, fuchsia and blue based reds will look great on your skin tone. Try colours such as the Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color - Indigo Ink and Lakme 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color - Berry Business.


Deep skin tone

Deep skin tone

If no one ever told you this, we will – the deeper your skin tone the more colours you can pull off, including nudes! Cream or beige shades of nude, deep reds, bright pinks, glittery purples will all look stunning on your nails. Try the Lakme Color Crush Nail Art - S4 or Lakme 9 To 5 Long Wear Nail Color - Pink Blast.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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