Freshly painted manicured nails are a great mood improver. It makes you feel put together even if you didn’t have time to apply a full face of makeup and steam your outfit. And unlike the dramatic look of black, deep red or neon nail art, natural nails colors go with everything without taking centre stage for those days when you want to feel put together but just can’t be bothered with difficult choices. Even if you are not an expert at how to apply gel nail polish perfectly, natural nail color polish is forgiving and effortless.
And if you are like us and your nails need a bit of help to look effortlessly perfect, natural nail colors are to your hands what no-makeup makeup is for your face. But easier to apply and it lasts longer. Here is our choice of the best natural nails colors for all skin tones, including some sneaky nail art inspiration that only people paying attention will notice.
Short Natural Nails Color Inspiration
Short natural nails are great when you want to look polished but understated, and it’s really workplace friendly even on the most conservative offices. While you can also get a japanese manicure and get the rosy, healthy nails of your dreams, sometimes a natural nail color polish is the quicker fix to make your hands look perfect. If you want to enjoy the finger-lengthening visual benefits of long nails, minus the annoyance of typing with long tips, choose a nude color similar to your skintone and finish with white tips in a classic french manicure.
Or you can just pain a glossy coat of nude nail polish, perfect for your first gel manicure at home. Natural nails colors are easier to apply for a novice, because you won’t see minor defects and streaking like you would on a brighter color. However, applying them as perfectly as the short natural nails image below takes practice and dedication. Or a visit to the nail salon.
You can choose a variety of natural nails colors for this type of nail art, but often the best nail polish nude effect is accomplished with pinks and light brows even on darker skins. Avoid anything too white unless you are going for a milk nails effect, and stick to foolproof blush natural nails color for best results.
- Fun color for both toes and fingers
Natural Nails Color Gel Manicure Ideas
Gel manicures are practical, long lasting, chip proof and with the right technique they can easily give you that “my nails, but better” effect for two weeks in a row. A favourite of wedding nail art, natural nails colors never go out of style.
Add some funky details to the tips, such as this take on a negative space geometric french manicure, for extra interest.
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Natural Nails Colors And Nail Art
Natural nails color doesn’t need to be boring or corporate! You can add some classy understated nail art to keep on with the trends without being too dramatic. Or you can go all out with details such as rainbow tips or multicolored negative space shapes.
This type of minimalistic manicure is perfect if your style errs towards the classic but you still want your nails to be the center of attention. For something more colourful, consider this rainbow french manicure.
- Personal Style: With the primary colors included in this set you can mix and match the colors for...
Natural Nails Colors Inspiration For Long Nails
It doesn’t matter if your nails are naturally grown long, or if you got help from acrylics, natural nails colors suit long nails perfectly. After all, if you are making a statement with the length you can choose more subdued colors and still have full impact.
A bit of glitter on otherwise natural looking long nails adds some fun minus the precision work.
Or you can combine a natural nails color with a bit of neon and create a beautiful negative space manicure on long nails.
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This particular set works great if you are looking for fall nail polish color ideas.
Nude Nail Polish Ideas For All Skin Tones
Selecting the right nude nail polish for your skintone can be difficult. Too light and your nails may look chalky, too dakr and it’s not really as natural looking as you would like. Nails are generally lighter and rosier than your skin, and we often associate health with pink, glossy nails no matter your skin tone. However, it’s important to pay attention to your undertones.
If you have natural cool undertones (your skin is more pink and blue than yellow) a pink nude nail polish or even a light greige will suit you best. If your undertones are naturally warm and you have a lot of yellow on your skin, warmer peaches and yellow beiges will look more natural on you.
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- Glossy Shine Nail Polish: essies Ballet Slippers is a classic pale pink nail polish [with sheer pink...
- Glossy Shine Nail Polish: essies Go Ginza is a soft purple nail polish with a glossy shine finish....
- Glossy Shine Nail Polish: essies Muchi, Muchi is a mid-tone pink nail polish with a glossy shine...
A special mention goes to OPI Gel break, a three steps system designed to help your nails recover in between gel manicures while keeping them looking healthy and glossy.
- Won't damage your natural nails, when applied & removed correctly.
Neutral Dip Nails: Natural Nail Colors In Dip Manicures
Dip manicures, which you may have heard off as SNS nails, have become the DIY choice of many. Unlike gel nail polish they don’t need a UV lamp nail dryer, and they last for weeks without chipping. If you are after natural looking nails, consider getting a toolkit with blush and beige colors that you can use on your hands and feet.
- 8 step application, easy steps to game changing nail Color.
- 2+ weeks of wear,this super powder gives a protective overlay over nails to ensure long lasting wear...
If you aren’t very confident on your skills, consider a subtle layer of glittery nail polish. The texture will hide any mistakes and your nails will look polished and eye-catching but still understated.
Or opt for a white and pink ombre for a natural effect that still brings full drama.
A dip powder starting set with nude and glittery colors is very affordable investment that will keep your natural nails looking polished and strong.
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As you can see, there are many options and styles for a modern and striking natural nails color manicure. From barely there nails to eye catching acrylic and dip manicures, you don’t need to go all colorful to make an impact.