7 Nail Colors That Go With Everything
Whether I’m wearing my nails long or short, I always keep up on my manicures. Throughout the years my color preferences have gone through many phases. Nail art ranging from bright colors, shiny chrome, sparkles to flower designs. Most about everything you can think of, I’ve tried. Nail polish colors and artistic nail designs are one easy way of expressing our individual styles.
These days I like to keep things pretty minimal and usually stick with neutral nail color. I prefer to have a polish shade that goes with whatever I wear. I’ll even wear the same shade for several months at a time. Not only does it save me time at the nail salon, but it also becomes part of my signature look.
Nail polish trends will come and go but some shades you should always have in your arsenal. So I’m rounding up a list of nail colors that work with any outfit on any occasion.
Nail Colors That Go With Everything
In the colder winter months, black polish is my go-to color. The darkest of neutrals, black goes with everything and always looks clean and sophisticated. Black colors can range from a true jet black to shades of “almost black” like OPI’s Lincoln Park after Dark which is actually a super dark purple that looks black.
White nails are great all year long but particularly in the summer months. It’s obviously a neutral color, but at the same time, bold enough to compete with other dramatic colors. From opaque to sheer, white is equally lovely on all skin tones, nail lengths, and shapes. One of my favorite nail polish colors is Funny Bunny a soft white polish by OPI. I find that gold jewelry looks particularly stunning against this nail polish shade.
If black nails are a little too goth-like for you, brown is the next neutral nail shade that works well for any occasion. It’s probably one of the most versatile neutral nail polish colors with shades ranging from a dark cocoa brown to barely-there nude nails, there’s a shade out there that will compliment every skin tone.
Because there are so many different shades of grey to choose from, grey nail polish is very versatile. It’s a modern, minimalist neutral color that makes a great transition shade from fall into winter months. From iridescent and metallic to shades with purple, blue, and even green undertones there’s a grey polish shade out there for everyone.
With colors like cobalt, periwinkle, and baby blue evoking thoughts of tropical beaches, blue nail polish is always on trend for summer and can work for everyone. A dark navy color can look like black from afar but is a nice surprise upon closer inspection. Cobalt is great when you want to add a bright pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. And shades like baby blue are perfect if you want a softer pastel color that compliments any outfit.
If bright pops of color are more your thing, red nails are always a classic. Not only are they sexy, but they will make just about any outfit looks great. A good tip to keep in mind when choosing a red nail polish is to look for shades that compliment your skin tone. If you have fair skin, paint your nails with red shades that have blue undertones. Brighter reds work with warmer and olive skin and more purple reds with darker skin shades.
Light pink and nude nails are about as user-friendly as it gets. Always elegant and classy, pink nails are soft and subtle but will always have you looking polished and put together. Nude nail polish and blush pink colors also offer the added benefit of elongating your fingers for more elegant-looking hands.