You walk into your nail appointment and your nail tech hands you the nail swatches with, what seems like, every color of the rainbow. How is one to decide what color to paint their nails?
When trying to decide what color to paint your nails, I like to consider looking at your skin tone when selecting a perfect nail polish or gel color. First, let’s ask a few questions to find out what your skin tone is! Are you cool, warm, or neutral? Every human is one of those 3 basic skin tones! Skin tone is not about your race or ethnicity. It is your DNA, and all 3 are equally beUtofull! Knowing your skin tone helps you to know what clothing to wear that will make you feel like a million bucks, what makeup to brighten your complexion, what jewelry will bring out your confidence, and what nail color you should paint your nails to bring out the very best in you!
So, let’s find out your skin tone. Ask yourself, when you look in your closet, what colors of clothing do you see predominantly? What is the color of that outfit that makes you feel the most confident? Do you prefer cream or white? When it comes to jewelry do you prefer gold or silver?
Are your answers cool colors, warm colors, or are they a little bit of both? If you see both cool and warm colors, you are most likely a neutral skin tone. You can wear all colors in clothing, makeup, hair colors, and nail colors! If you have a neutral skin tone, you look equally flattering in white and cream. You get to enjoy the ultimate amount of freedom in all your color choices! You can choose from cool and warm colors, sometimes, you might prefer either cooler or warmer shades. Earth tones, black, gray, and nude are trending colors for neutral skin tones.
For cool skin tones, you definitely look better in white than cream. Wearing white next to your skin helps brighten your skin and you will look healthier and brighter. Wearing a cream shirt makes your ‘flaws’ (under eye circles, rosacea or redness, acne, etc.) much more visible and makes you appear sickly. Trending colors for cool skins are cool grays, pale blue, pearl (hello Hailey Beiber nails!) light violet, and white.
If you have a warm skin tone, you definitely look better in cream. The cream will brighten your complexion while white makes you appear pale and ill. You will look best in those amazing earth-toned colors. Wear your choice of lighter or more intense shades, but stay away from clear colors like neon yellow or bubble-gum pink. Trending nail colors for you are earth tones, warm nude, and cream.
Change up your nails with seasons and holidays, and when you know your skin tone, you know just where to start! It can help you pick the perfect shade of green for Holiday nails or help you see what nail trends may or may not be for you! The best thing to do is to have fun with nail colors and see what makes you feel the most beUtofull!