10 Nail Polish Colors That Look Especially Good On Dark Skin

There’s an overwhelming array of nail colors out there – all with pretty creative names – but there are some colors that just look better on some skin tones than others….
That being said, you don’t have to feel locked into a certain color just because it has served you well before. Whether you’re looking to stand out from the crowd and have some fun, or you’re looking for more color at work or for a special occasion, there’s more color here. We’ve got you – keep reading for some of our favorite nail polish colors for darker skin.

Chanel Le Vernis Long Wear Nail Polish Color in Radiant Blue, $28.
This bright and energetic blue looks great on darker skin.

Essie Nail Polish Blue Enamel Garden Variety, $9.
Turquoise looks great all the time, but on darker skin, it can really add an extra element to your outfit and makeup.

Maybelline New York Manicure Show Nail Polish, $5.08.
Hey, a little lilac color doesn’t hurt anyone.

This beautiful, rich red will turn heads with a bold lip.

OPI Exotic Birds Not Chirping Fiji Nail Lacquer, $10.50.
As the name suggests, this color is exotic and will add a little something extra to your look.

Orly Breathable Repair + Makeup, Heart Beet, $9.99.
This deep magenta/plum color is sultry and sexy.

Who says you just have to wear a jewel color to stand out? This steel blue dress will look great on you!

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Chai Hopes, $7.99

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Chai Hopes, $7.99
If you’re doing a nude nail, this color (or something similar) will work well.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer at Jealous Glaze, $23.49.
This beautiful green is especially appropriate for fall.

Zoya Nail Polish, Gold, $10
Get this beautiful, warm, rich gold that will open up your mind.