In Summary

  • It’s no secret that your skin tone plays a large role in helping curate the perfect beauty look.
  • Give your manicure an easy upgrade with one of these shades.
  • Here are 6 nail polish colours that we have sampled for the dark queens.

It’s no secret that your skin tone plays a large role in helping curate the perfect beauty look. From finding your most flattering hair color to determining your ideal skin care routine, your skin tone is a factor you should consider.

This also extends to your nails and there are certain nail colors that just so happen to look particularly stunning against a dark complexion. Interested in learning more?

Check out these 6 nail polish colors to take your manicure to the next level.

1. Cobalt Blue

Bold, bright colors look amazing on dark skin tones — whether we’re talking makeup, clothes, or nails. For a royal manicure, consider giving cobalt blue nails a try. We particularly love this look during the spring and summer months, but it can be worn at any time of year. To spice things up, play with a lighter shade of blue and a toothpick to create an intricate blue marble nail design.

Cobalt Blue Manicure PHOTO/COURTESY




As far as fall and winter nail colors for dark skin go, taupe is at the top of this list. This brown-meets-gray color will create contrast against your deep skin tone similar to cream nail polish but subtler. Consider pairing it with a gold glitter accent nail for a touch of glitz.

Taupe Nail Polish PHOTO/COURTESY





Whether you prefer light gray or charcoal, varying shades of gray are a great option for dark skin tones. Light gray will create a neutral contrast against your deep skin, while charcoal will further emphasize its dark tone. Consider combining the two shades into a two-toned gray manicure for the best of both worlds.



4.Soft Pink


Just like bright, bold shades, soft pastels also create a beautiful contrast against dark skin tones. Try a pretty-in-pink nail look with soft, baby pink polish. You can even rock a half-and-half baby pink and nude accent nail for some subtle detail.

Soft Pink Nail Polish PHOTO/COURTESY



A standout nail color for dark skin, burgundy is a deep and powerful shade often reserved for the colder months of the year. Pair it with a gold or silver metallic accent nail for a manicure you can rock for the holiday season and well into the spring and summer.

Burgundy Nail Polish PHOTO/COURTESY

6.Olive Green


A deliciously subtle hue of green, olive has been on trend for a few seasons now. We’ve seen it on everything from loungewear sets and sofas, to eyeshadow palettes and nail polish colors. Switch things up for your new year’s eve mani-pedi and try a cute olive green and black design with gold foil.

Olive Green Nail Polish PHOTO/COURTESY


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