It's all about jewel tones.
You can (and should) 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," says celebrity manicurist Mimi D. She says 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," agrees celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards. "I 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.