You can choose any manicure color you want. But there are certain shades that look so lovely on deeper skin tones that they deserve a special call-out. In my opinion, bold, rich shades really pop on dark skin. The popularity of nail shades depends on the season, but overall she finds clients with darker skin gravitating towards Earth and jewel tones like cobalt blue, hunter green, and bright orange.
People tend to think that warm and dark colors work best on darker skin. In my opinion, a brighter color always adds an HD contrast. Some people have so many favorite shades but if I had to narrow it down I would include warm terracotta, rosy tan, navy, and deep sage greens.
With those in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bold nail polishes for medium and deep skin tones. If you’re looking to change up your usual go-to nail color, give these colors a try.
- Cobal Blue (O.P.I)
Cobalt blue is a great staple color. It goes it with everything. This deep, rich blue is easily one of our favorites.
- Hunter Green (Zoya)
Mimi D’s personal favorite is this hunter green shade from Zoya. It’s a bold olive green that really pops against medium to deep skin tones.
- Festival Fever (Pear Nova)
Another personal pick from Mimi D, this orange is a great alternative to the dark and moody shades we normally pick during the colder months. It will make you smile every time you look down at your hands.
- Brigitte (Zoya)
This rosy beige brings out the warmer undertones in medium to deep skin. It’s subtle but gorgeous, and will be your new go-to nude mani shade.
- Souq up the sun (Essie)
This orange from Essie is the quickest way to boost your mood. Paint it on just once and you’ll soon keep it in your normal rotation of nail polish shades.