Go Nude: Natural Polish for Every Skin Tone

It doesn't get more classic than a nude mani on your wedding day. Find the perfect shade to get #ringselfie ready.
Avery Hutchinson
by Avery Hutchinson
Nude nail polish for your wedding

You can't go wrong with a nude manicure on your wedding day. A natural-looking polish will flatter your hands without distracting from an embellished wedding dress or vibrant bouquet. What's the trick to finding the perfect nude hue? Start with your skin tone. Nude polish is no longer a one-shade-fits-all situation and there are lots of options out there. Below check out 12 of our faves in an array of shades—from ballet pink to peach and beige.

Fair Skin

If you're fair, choose a polish with light blush tones to complement the pink and blue undertones in your skin. For an ultra-pretty look, go for a translucent pink hue with just a touch of shimmer.

Wedding Nude Nail Polish Essie Ballet Slipper

Essie polish in Ballet Slipper, $9, Essie.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polish Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Ballerina Pink

Estee Lauder Pure Color nail lacquer in Ballerina Pink, $22, EsteeLauder.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polish OPI Soft Shades Nail Lacquer Collection, Bubble Bath

OPI Soft Shades nail lacquer collection in Bubble Bath, $10, Ulta.com

Medium Skin

Give your skin instant vibrance with beige and pale taupe hues. Steer clear of yellow tones, which may make your skin appear sallow.

Wedding Nude Nail Polish Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, Naked

Deborah Lippmann Nail polish in Naked, $18, DeborahLippmann.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polish Julep Nail Polish, Emmy Lou

Julep nail polish in Emmy Lou, $14, Julep.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polishes OPI Staying Neutral On This One

OPI Nail polish in Staying Neutral on This One, $13, OPI.com

Olive Skin

Try a creamy beige or a soft peachy shade—both will give just the right amount of definition to your nails and add a natural glow to your skin.

Wedding Nude Nail Polish RGB Cosmetics Nail Polish, Doll

RGB Cosmetics Nail polish in Doll, $18, RGB.com

Marc Jacobs Enamored hi-shine nail lacquer in Daisy, $18, MarcJacobs.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polish Tom Ford Nail Lacquer, Toasted Sugar

Tom Ford Nail lacquer in Toasted Sugar, $36, TomFord.com

Dark Skin

A wide range of neutral shades will pop against darker skin. Rosy-beige and coffee-colored tones look especially elegant.

Wedding Nude Nail Polishes Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer

Dior Vernis gel shine and long wear nail lacquer in Incognito, $27, Sephora.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polish ​Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish, Bark

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored hi-shine nail polish in Bark, $18, MarcJacobs.com

Wedding Nude Nail Polish ​Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer, Beige Leger

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture nail lacquer in Beige Leger, $28, Sephora.com

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