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11 Nail Colors That Are Particularly Gorgeous Against Dark Skin

These shades are guaranteed to pop on fingers and toes!

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Whether you're looking for a beauty boost or a way to rock this year's latest beauty trend without a major commitment, a mani/pedi is always a good idea. But with a plethora of nail polishes on the market, it can be tricky to choose one that's current and complements your dark skin tone.

"My favorite nail colors to see on dark skin tones are anything citrus," says Rachel James, founder of nail brand Pear Nova, who expects to "see louder statements being made on the nails" in 2021. Don't worry: the trendiest styles are DIY-friendly. "Minimal nail art is hot as more and more people are being creative in the confines of their own space doing their nails," says Gina Edwards, a celebrity nail stylist in New York City. And "investing in at-home nail care treatments is a must," says Kitiya Mischo King, founder of nail line Mischo Beauty, to keep those natural nails strong and healthy.

If you're heading to the salon or purchasing a polish so you can DIY a mani at home, we've rounded up the best nail polish colors that look fantastic on darker skin tones, from summer nail inspo to fall nail colors and winter-friendly nail colors with neutrals, shades for toes, and more!

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1
MILKY CAPPUCCINO
Mented Cosmetics
Nail Polish in Yes We Tan
Mented
2
SAGE GREEN
Pear Nova
Nail Polish in Herticulture
Pear Nova
3
INKY PLUM
Mischo Beauty
Nail Polish in Lacquer of Love
Mischo Beauty
4
BRIGHT CHERRY RED
Sally Hansen
Miracle Gel in Red Eye
Sally Hansen
5
BOLD CITRUS
OPI
Nail Polish in A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find
OPI
6
RICH RASPBERRY
Olive & June
Nail Polish in XOXO
Olive and June
7
BRIGHT WHITE
Essie
Nail Polish in Blanc
Essie
8
CREAMY YELLOW
Breukelen
Nail Polish in Chill Son
Breukelen Polish
9
EARTHY AMBER
OPI
Nail Polish in My Italian is a Little Rusty
OPI
10
HINT OF GRAY
Côte
Nail Polish in No. 101 Smokey Grey
Cote
11
COOL PASTEL BLUE
Sundays
Nail Polish in L.03: Milky Blue
Sundays
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