The Perfect Nude for Every Skin Tone

The Perfect OPI Nude Nail Polish Shade for Every Skin tone
  • The Perfect OPI Nude Nail Polish Shade for Every Skin tone
    For years, there has been a debate on how to choose the right nude for your skin tone. Some say it’s going a shade darker or lighter than your skin, while others say it should mirror your fingertips. While we don’t believe there are rules when it comes to wearing color, we do believe in helping you find your most flattering personal shade of nude. To help you, we created a guide with light, medium, and deeper skin tones in mind so you can find the best nude polish to compliment you all year round.

    Before you begin, you’ll need to know if you have warm, cool, or neutral undertones. To find out, take a look at your veins. If they’re green to olive, you have warm undertones, which often look best with gold accessories. If they’re blue-green, you are neutral which pairs well with rose gold, and if they air on the side of blue-purple, you’re cool, which looks great with silver. Read on to see our picks for your skin tone, as well as what types of accessories flatter you best.

    1. OPI Fair Skin Tone

      For fair skin with cool undertones, not only do we recommend sticking with silver accessories, but opt for soft, pink nudes like Bubble Bath or Put it in Neutral – they’re delicate and sweet, but still pop. For neutral undertones, you can wear just about any color and look great, warm, and cool tones included, so try Lisbon Wants Moor OPI or Made Your Look. For warm undertones, darker nudes like That’s What Friends are Thor or warm, pink tones like Half Past Nude will compliment you well.

      Shop Cool Shades:

      BUBBLE BATH   Baby Take a vow

      passion   Put it in neutral

      Shop Neutral Shades: 

      Lisbon wants more OPI   I can never hut up

      MADE YOUR LOOK

      Shop Warm Shades:

      That's what friends are thor    Half Past Nude

      Stop It I’m Blushing!

       

    2. OPI Light Skin Tone

      If you have light skin with blue or purple undertones, you’ll want to reach for soft pinks like Mod About You or Put it in Neutral. For blueish-greenish undertones, a peachy shade like Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. or a warmer pink like You’ve Got That Glas-glow will stand out – pair these shades with rose gold accessories, a medal that’s always flattering for this undertone. Olive undertones can opt for warmer hues like Bare My Soul or Tiramisu for Two.

      Shop Cool Shades:

      MOd about you   Baby Take a vow

      passion  Put it in neutral

      Shop Neutral Shades:

      Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs.   You’ve Got That Glas-glow

      MADE YOUR LOOK
       

      Shop Warm Shades:

      Bare my soul   Tiramisu for Two 

      YOU DON’T KNOW JACQUES!    Stop It I’m Blushing!

      Half Past Nude
       

    3. OPI Medium Skin Tone Shades

      Medium toned skin with cool undertones not only looks great in silver jewelry, but shades like Taupe-less Beach, a soft gray with subtle hints of lavender. Blue-green undertones can go cool with Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around or warm with Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains, while shades like Coconuts Over OPI will look flawless on olive-green undertones.

      Shop Cool Shades:

      Taupe-less Beach   Baby Take a vow

      passion   Put it in neutral

      Shop Neutral Shades:

      Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around   Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains 

      Shop Warm Shades: 

      Coconuts Over OPI    Stop It I’m Blushing! 

      Sweet heart

       

    4. OPI Tan Skin Tone Shades

      Put it in Neutral and Passion are favorites of ours for tan skin with cool undertones – pinky beiges will always flatter you. Blue-green undertones will look best with warm shades like Krona-logical Order and Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains, while opaque creme polish like Be There In A Prosecco will perfectly flatter warmer toned skin – this undertone and shade also looks great with gold accessories.

      Shop Cool Shades:

       Baby Take a vow   passion

       Put it in neutral

      Shop Neutral Shades:

      Krona-logical Order   Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains 

      Lisbon wants more OPI 

      Shop Warm Shades:

      Samoan Sand    Stop It I’m Blushing!

      Be There In A Prosecco

       

    5. OPI Dark Skin Tone Shades

      Baby pinks like It’s a Girl! or a gentle wash of buff like Coconuts Over OPI looks great on darker skin tones with blue and purple undertones. Neutral undertones will look great with a dove beige like Icelanded a Bottle of OPI and rose gold rings, while Samoan Sand or Stop It I’m Blushing! are stunning warm nudes for dark skin with olive-green undertones.

      Shop Cool Shades:

       Coconuts Over OPI    passion

       Put it in neutral   It’s A Girl

      Shop Neutral Shades:

      Icelanded a Bottle of OPI   Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains 

      You’ve Got That Glas-glow   It's Pink PM  

      Shop Warm Shades:

      Samoan Sand   Be There In A Prosecco

       Stop It I’m Blushing!

    6. OPI Deep Skin Tone Shades

      Deeper toned skin with cool blue-purple undertones are always flattered by rich shades of rosy pink, like Tickle My Francey or Passion – complete the look with silver stacking rings or bracelets. If you have blue-green undertones, opt for bright, pinky nudes like Tagus in that Selfie, but if you’ve got olive undertones, rich chestnuts like My Italian is a Little Rusty is always a good look.

      Shop Cool Shades:

       Tickle My Francey   passion

       Put it in neutral    It’s A Girl

      Shop Neutral Shades:

       Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains   You’ve Got That Glas-glow 

       Tagus in that Selfie    

      Shop Warm Shades:

       My Italian is a Little Rusty   Be There In A Prosecco 

       Stop It I’m Blushing!

       

    7. Show us how you wear your perfect nudes and tag #ColorIsTheAnswer for the chance to be featured on our Instagram. 

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