What Color Nail Polish Should I Wear?

Have you ever found yourself asking the question, what color nail polish should I wear? If you love nail polish colors like we do, a rainbow of color options will get you very excited. 

This makes picking one color very difficult and you may find yourself wearing more than one color. But although it’s fun to walk around with multi-colored polish, sometimes you just want a single color to compliment your look. 

So, narrowing it down to colors that fit your unique style could be the way to go. Colors that work with your skin tone and wardrobe will be the ideal. Our selection of nail polish has a color for every skin tone, mood, and personality, so that you get it right every time. 

What Color Nail Polish Should I Wear?

Blue Shades

what nail polish should i wear

Shades of blue nail polish look great on fair and deeper skin tones. A darker shade of blue works well because it truly enhances the complexion. The lighter shades of blue work well because it's complimentary to all skin tones and it’s not distracting.

Blue is harmonious and calming. It fits well with personality types that are friendly and outgoing. Our Gotta Bounce blue nail polish color is a well-balanced blue. It’s the perfect denim blue. It's also a great shade for the best nail color for a beach vacation as it contrasts well with the blue ocean and sky in the background.

  • Skin tones: All shades
  • Personality: Friendly and outgoing
  • Orly: Gotta Bounce

Red Shades

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Truth be told, there’s a shade of red nail polish for every skin tone. Deep red and dark red wine red is striking on fair skin. If you have cool undertones, it contrasts perfectly with the red, making your skin look crisp and clean.

Red is not relaxing and comforting, it is quite the opposite. It is passionate and bold. It’s the color of love and the color of adventure. 

People who wear red often assume the personality type of being courageous,  bold and very chic.

From our red range, Sunset BLVD would be a stunner on almost anyone. This color is a fiery and gorgeous red hue. 

Opulent Obsession has rich eggplant tones to bring forward the warmth in your skin tone, while the deep burgundy of Ruby creates a sophisticated, classic look. Lastly, Ma Cherie is a gorgeous Winter Christmas nail polish color.

Green Shades

what color of nail polish should i wear

Shades of green nail polish are in abundance. Think about our connection to wellness and nature. Shades of green dominate the best spring nail polish colors

People who wear green are doers and in touch with nature. They get straight to work and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Those that love green have the personality to quickly look at the facts and formulate an immediate solution should they be faced with any problems. 

Doers improvise rather than spend time planning. They are also caring, encouraging, patient, and relaxed. Amongst our favorite Orly colors, Fresh is a beautiful hue that is rich and reminiscent of new leaves. 

We love Happy Camper for its fresh and icy aesthetic. Wild Willow is such a stunning moss tone and enhances everyone's inner glow. And lastly, we love Hip and Outlandish. It’s a bright and rejuvinating Teal that is a blast of energy.

Purple Shades

Shades of purple nail polish look great on both warm and cool undertones. no matter the color Purple brings out the beauty in everyone's skin.

The color purple is regal, charismatic and has a compelling charm on people. People who are outgoing and energetic gravitate towards this color naturally. They have a magnetic charm and are gentle, sensitive, and supportive. 

Our Synthetic Symphony is stunning. It beautifully pops against all skin tones. It's vibrant and literally purple, not lilac, not dark purple, not lavender just a lovely, vibrant purple. Scenic Route is a supersaturated lilac that is a wonderful, flattering shade. It will surely brighten your day.

Another popular shade is Wild Abandon. Its darkness adds an element of mystery to your manicure while making your skin tone radiate.

Yellow Shades

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There are many shades of yellow nail polish that look great across all skin tones. whether pale yellow, or highlighter yellow, there is an ORLY shade that brings out your individual beauty.

We love it because it adds some excitement to your manicure. A yellow polish is cheerful, warm and just brings your hands to life. It encourages communication, so it’s great nail polish for a job interview

Those that opt for yellow can have warm and friendly personalities. They are dynamic and quite enthusiastic. Some of our yellow shades that people love are  Oh Snap, a bright, summertime, neon yellow. Here Comes The Sun, a gorgeous saffron shade and Claim To Fame, a perfect golden yellow.

Yellow can work for all skin tones because there are so many shades to choose from.

Nude Shades

Shades of nude nail polish look good beautiful with all skin tones. Nude nail polishes color range is vast and goes from milk to coffee tones and beyond.

Because nude is so universal, all nude shades work beautifully with any skin tone.

Someone with deep skin tones can rock milky shades and someone with fair skin can easily wear an espresso shade. The limit does not exist. 

It works because the different shades of nudes do not have to match your skin tone. Of course you can match your particular tone if you choose, or you can explore the many beautiful shades to complement your look. Nude is relaxing, comforting and suggests it is often chosen for its timeless beauty. 

Those that favor neutrals are practical, balanced, sociable and classicly chic, making it the best bridal nail polish. Our shades of nude are sublime. No doubt you’ll find a shade that suits your tone. Try Sands Of Time, or Country Club Khaki and explore the world of neutrals.

White Shades

Shades of white nail polish are elegant. Think pure and peaceful. 

Shades of white are great worn as summer nail polish colors or winter. It's basically a color that compliments every season. White looks particularly great for people with cool, neutral and warm undertones. Because of the wide shade range, it complements all skin tones beautifully. 

People who wear white are usually trendsetters and forward thinking. They are also motivated by tranquillity and happiness. They want nothing more than a peaceful life and love to be fashion forward.

Power Pastel Nail Polish in our range is a very popular shade. You’ll find a barely there lilac undertone in it which is subtle, yet still looks white. 

  • Skin tone: All shades
  • Personality: Fashionable, peaceful and happy
  • Orly: Power Pastel

Gray Shades

Shades of gray nail polish look great on all skin tones. It adds mystery to your manicure.

People with cool undertones look amazing with warm tones of gray. Look for grays that have a hint of taupe to ensure that the color pops against your skin. 

Medium and olive undertones pair beautifully with all gray shades. The nail color brings out the natural glow in their tone.

Warm undertones look great with a hint of mauve or a purple based gray. This will ensure that it will compliment your beautiful, warm tone. 

The color gray gives off vibes of calmness and a relaxed atmosphere. It is cozy, soothing and those attracted to this neutral, versatile color are quite balanced. You make fair judgments and are very adaptable. 

Our Mansion Lane is divine for all skin tones. It has that lovely hint of brown in it. Mirror Mirror is also perfection. It highlights the beauty of all undertones, so much so you’ll never want to take it off. 

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