Nail Colors That Complement Women of Color

August 22, 2011  |  


Are you deadlocked on a particular nail polish? As if you thought red, pink or black were the only colors available to black women, you’re wrong. Aiming for strikingly different colors will not only give you the confidence to wear lighter shades of green, but complement your darker skin tone. You can be more selective with hues that are outside of the box, trendy and/or professional!

Take a look:

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  • lilith

    Geesh…..does our skin color or shade have to be in everything? The only women I know wear the color polish they like…….whatever skin shade they happen to be.

  • usegoodgrammar

    You're using the word "your" in the wrong context. It should be "you're".

  • Saintsinno

    Dumbest article ever…because basically it said where whatever color you want. It covered every shade on the color palet!!!

  • Teach

    "If your open to trying more glowering polishes like brown, it also enhances your look".
    Madame Noire when using the contraction of you are, the correct version would be you're, i.e., "if you're open to trying…" You need a proofreader, or take your time.

  • UptownChick

    I'm convinced WE can rock any color !

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  • jess

    I’m brown skin and I strictly use all diff shades of beige and pinks from Essie . point blank period. it looks so clean and soft! we rock it best.

  • Trisha

    Wouldn't it make sense to have the nail polish color on people of color :/

    Anyways, i'm a brown skin girl & i wear any color i want. I wear bright yellow on my nails, sparkle,pale pink, light/aqua blue…but i stay away from dark colors like black or dark purple

  • Yardie

    Thank you for your recommendation on that L'oreal nail color. I was looking for a burgundy color.

  • soso

    Wow, My best fríènd ,she just has annóuncéd hér wēddīng wīth a mīllionairě mān who is a cèlèbrìty !They mèt via~~~~Affl·uent·Sin·gle . c'o'm ~~~~ is the lārgēst and bēst clúb for cělêbrīty and theìr àdmirèrs to chát ōnlìnè. …You do nǒt hávè to bê rīch ór fāmóùs. ,bùt yōu cān meēt yóùr trùē lòvê , It's wòrthy ǎ try!


    *it sparkles

  • melle

    woulda have been nice if every picture of the nail colors was on a woman of color and not just 2
    doesn't seem to properly support the title

  • BoomBoomRoom

    So basically they saying any colors would compliment us.

    • BlackOutLoud

      Exactly…already knew that anyway! lol

  • Laura

    I never thought of trying grey, but I think it would compliment my skin tone nicely.

  • Ebony

    It's not about color, but Hue. Colors have different shades, those shades match different skin tones. As for nail polish…Rock whatever color you want. It really doesn't matter all that much. It's an accessory, like a purse or a pair of earrings. If a woman needs to read an article to have the guts to try a nail polish color her issues run deeper than a topcoat!

  • Andrea Henry

    @Dimples…but you spent your time commenting??

  • Brwnskinbella

    No metallic colors like silver or gold?

    • Shiri

      I think gold and copper work well. At least, they have for me, and my favorite nail polishes are shades of gold, bronze and copper. Right now I am wearing a deep maroon that I feel looks lovely on my hands 🙂 Anyway, try the silver or gold shades and see if you like them! 🙂

  • Dimples

    I didn't even read the article, the title said it all and it is nothing of interest that I want to spend my time reading.