Nail Colors That Will Make You Look Tan

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Nothing looks better on your skin than when you’re rocking a healthy bronzed goddess glow (even if you got it from a sunless tanner — we won’t tell!). And we all want to accentuate that bronzed look as much as possible.

You can do that by picking nail polish colors that bring out the dramatic golden bronze skin tones you worked so hard to achieve.

In this article, we’ll take a peek at nail colors that will make you look tan and show you how to pair your nails with your beautiful tanned skin.


Nail Colors That Will Make You Look Tan

If you’ve been spending the lots of time working on your tan, then you’ll want to make sure that all of your cosmetics will help to bring out and enhance your bronzed appearance.

This means you should choose a nail color that really highlights your glow and will keep you looking tanned.

There are a variety of colors that look good on every shade of skin. But in general, pale pastel pinks and lavenders, as well as glittery whites will look absolutely stunning. They will complement your skin, no matter what your underlying skin tone is.

There are a variety of colors that look good on every shade of skin. But in general, pale pastel pinks and lavenders, as well as glittery whites will look absolutely stunning. They will complement your skin, no matter what your underlying skin tone is.

In addition, the following pastel pinks, lavenders and glittery whites we’ve picked out for you below will be appropriate to wear for any occasion, whether you’re heading back to the beach for a tanning top up, attending a friend’s gender reveal party, or having to sit behind a desk at work.

Let’s look at a bunch of our favorites!

1. Pastel Pink

Pastel Pink Nail polish

Essie’s Treat, Love and Color Nail Care Polish in Sheers To You  is a light pastel pink in a vegan formulation that will give your nails a beautiful classic manicure with a glossy shine, as well as make them stronger in just three days, with no base or top coat needed.

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2. Lavender

Lavender Nail polish

Sally Hansen’s Good. Kind. Pure. Vegan Nail Color in Laven-Dear  is a 100% natural, vegan and plant-based 16-free formulation.

This pastel lavender nail polish doesn’t contain chemical nasties like formaldehyde, toluene, acetone, camphor, and parabens.

Even its brush is made from 100% plant-based bristles for smoother application.

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3. Raspberry

Nude Nail polish

The color of Londontown’s Enhanced Color Lakur in Berry Nude  is somewhere between the two already mentioned. Its gel-like and botanically infused color is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 16+ free, and promotes nail strength and hydration for a manicure that lasts.

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4. White

White and tanned skin go beautifully together.

Diamond polish

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Diamonds  is a glittery white that will add a beautiful pale summer-like shimmer to your nails.

It will have you rocking your talons like a girl boss.

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5. Granny-Smith Apple

Granny Smith Apple Nail polish

Examples of these bright colors that you can try include Essie Expressie’s Quick Dry Vegan Nail Polish in Take Controller .

This vibrant granny smith apple green comes in an 8-free formula (see here for an explanation of what x-free formulas mean) that dries in about a minute to give you a contrasting manicure that rocks.

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6. Coral Orange

Coral Nail polish

Zoya Nail Polish in Jesy  is a deliciously juicy and firey coral orange metallic.

It features an exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly appearance. This nail polish comes in a 10-free formulation, and is safe for more health-conscious and even pregnant women to use.

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7. Neon Yellow

Bright neon yellow can really bring out golden tan skin.

Yellow polish

Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Neon Limonchillo  will provide your fingers and toenails with a gel-like manicure that will last for up to eight days with no UV light needed to cure it.

And it will really amp up those golden skin tones.

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8. Gold

Gold nail polish

Another nail polish hue that will make the warmer tones in your skin pop is full-on gold. Ochine New Mirror Gel Nail Polish  will give your nails the ultimate gold appearance.

With its metal mirror gloss effect, it will attract admirers to your mani and/or pedicure.

It will also look amazing if you’re putting together an outfit featuring a gold dress!

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9. Latte

Latte nail polish

And finally, if you prefer a more refined look and would rather avoid the flashy nail polishes that we’ve shown here, there are also some colors you can choose that are still classy without being predictable or boring, and will still make you look tan.

Polish your nails in the opaque decadent caffe latte of Karma Organic’s Natural Nail Polish in Planet Earth . This chemical free nail polish’s nourishing vegan formula is 100% safe for children and is free from TPHP, toluene, formaldehyde and DBP, and other dangerous chemicals.

Extracts of calcium and coffee are included in this vitamin-enriching formula, which will work to nourish your nails, as well as prevent peeling of your manicure to keep your nails looking stunning and classy.

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What Colors Should You Avoid?

The main nail polish no-nos if you want your skin to appear more tanned is to keep away from autumnal and winter shades, such as royal blues, emeralds, blacks, dark grays, wines, and burgundy.

The main nail polish no-nos if you want your skin to appear more tanned is to keep away from autumnal and winter shades, such as royal blues, emeralds, blacks, dark grays, wines, and burgundy.

These should stay on the shelf while the sun is still shining high in the sky.

In-trend bright neon-like nail polish colors will add a striking contrast to your skin, as well as enhance the glow of any complexion. And a healthy-looking glow is what can make our skin appear more tanned, if you’re using the perfect shade of nail polish on your nails.


Conclusion

As you’ve now read in this article, you can see there are several nail colors that will accentuate your tan. You can feel confident rocking your talons while you’ve got your glow on.

So paint your nails, find the right outfit to match, and you’re ready to show off your tan and nails!

Written by Kayla Young

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