Out of all the decisions you have to make in a day, choosing your nail color probably isn't the hardest. But with so many shade options, it can take quite some time. Thankfully, widely inclusive color options make finding shades that suit your skin tone fun. Another day, another new nail shade launches. And brown-skinned beauties, there are shades made with you in mind. The best nail colors for dark skin tones span, well, pretty much all hues of the rainbow. It's true—there's not one shade that doesn't look good on your melanin-rich skin. High-impact shades pop against dark skin tones and deep, sultry shades look seamless. Rejoice: We lucked out in this category (it's 2020, and there are still limited foundation shade ranges for dark skin tones).
If you usually stick to the same nail shades for your dark skin, rest assured that you can't go wrong with having a little fun. Hey, we're all guilty of being creatures of habit with our favorite nail shades. But allow yourself to experiment more with vivid, brighter shades that'll pop against your deep complexion or neutral shades that'll suit your skin just right. Push yourself out of your nail comfort zone and feast your eyes on these 30 fun nail colors that look amazing on dark skin tones.
A light peach color looks really neat for a nice wash of color. Add as many red accent lines as you like, but seriously, the peachy tone here looks fantastic. The polish is Dior's Vernis Nail Laquer in Incognito, $28.
A chic rainbow never hurt anyone. Manicurist Alicia Torello flawlessly executed this look with a cheetah-printed tip.
Lavender, Oh, Lavender
Lavender is a gentle, whimsical color we can't help but return to again and again. Lavender oil is known to have serious calming properties, and we can say we're feeling pretty relaxed looking at this top-notch manicure. It's got it all—a minimalistic design, an eye-catching color choice, and a hint of colorful sparkle to seal the deal.
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