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What Color Nails Go With A Green Dress?

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You may have noticed that green is everywhere this year. Green is a gorgeous color that has so many different tones and shades. There is a green out there to suit everyone.

If you’ve found your perfect green and wondering what color nails go with a green dress, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we are going to look at what you need to consider when choosing the right color to go with your green dress, as well as suggest some different nail color options that you are surely going to want to try.

If you are in a hurry and were looking for the short answer: red, black, nudes, pink, purple, and gold or silver can all look amazing with a green dress. But it will depend on what shade and tone of green your dress is!

So you might want to read on.


What To Consider When Matching Nail Color and Dress Color

There are a couple of things to consider that will help you narrow down your search of the perfect color to go with your green dress.

Shade

is your dress light or dark green? Lighter greens tend to look better with lighter nail polishes and darker greens will better suit darker nail polishes.

Tone

Is your dress a warm green or a cool green? Choose warm color nails for warm greens and cool color nails for cool greens. This is important because if you’re wearing a cool green with warm nails or vice versa, they will clash. No one wants that!

Choose warm color nails for warm greens and cool color nails for cool greens.


What Color Nails Go With A Green Dress?

We are going to take a look at some nail colors that go amazingly well with green.

Red

Red is a natural choice because red is green’s complementary color.

Now which red will look best with your green dress will depend on what color green your dress is.

A warmer green, will suit a warmer true red, like Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy  in Get Lucky.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Get Lucky
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A cooler green, that’s to say a green that is more blue-based, will be better suited to a cooler red like essie polish  in Forever Yummy.

Essie Forever Yummy
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Now while those reds look great with the green they are paired up with above, if the nail colors switch places, it’s a whole different story. The wrong red can make your sexy, vintage olive dress more of a goose pooh green.

And likewise, an emerald dress coupled with a warm red will make you look like a Dollar Store Christmas card.

All you have to remember when choosing a red is to match warm reds with warm greens and cool reds with cool greens, and you’re good.

All you have to remember when choosing a red is to match warm reds with warm greens and cool reds with cool greens, and you’re good.

Black

Black is surprisingly considered a neutral because it goes with everything. A black polish like Sally Hansen Hard as Nails  in Black Heart, can be incredibly elegant and sophisticated if paired with a dark green dress, in any tone of green, be it warm or cool.

Sally Hansen in Black Heart
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Color, Black Heart, 0.45 Fluid Ounce
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Just a couple of notes on black polish….

Black and any very dark color will make short nails look shorter. Black is not the best color for those with very pale skin. It will tend to make your pale hands look even paler and will highlight any lines and veins in your hands, not to mention you run the risk of looking more goth than glam.

Purple

Purple is the color of royalty, and looks rich and opulent when worn with a deep emerald green. A polish like OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquer  in O Suzi Mio is the perfect choice for a dark jewel tone dress.

OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquer O Suzi Mio

Yellow

Yellow is most definitely a warm color and best suited to warmer greens, no matter what the shade.

A popping lemon yellow nail polish with a medium to dark green dress will ensure that all eyes are on you. For a dress in a lighter green, you can tone it down to a softer pastel yellow.

Sally Hansen Daisy Dukes Revlon Yellow Nail Polish

A popping lemon yellow nail polish with a medium to dark green dress will ensure that all eyes are on you.

Nudes

Nudes are fantastic because they literally go with everything. You might think that nudes are more casual. They can be for sure but, a nude polish for a more formal or professional affair actually looks amazingly chic.

And because they are neutral, nudes will go with any color green.

Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer - Cashmere Taupe, a medium warm nude. Semisheer cream. (0.5 fl oz)
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JINsoon Nail Lacquer, Nostaligia , 0.37 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
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Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish, Re-Nude, Pack of 1
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The only thing you need to watch out for when choosing a nude color is that the neutral you choose is not an exact match to your skin color.

Choose a nude that is a shade or two lighter or darker than your skin.

Peach and Pink

If your green dress is a lighter shade of green, like mint green or lime, the best colors to choose are a light pink or peach.

Pairing pastel shades together is a great combination.

Pairing pastel shades together is a great combination.

For your light cool greens like mint and sage, choose pink, like Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color  in Tickled Pink.

Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color Tickled Pink

For light warm greens, like lime and chartreuse, go peach with a nail color like heroine.nyc  in pastel peach.

Pastel Peach

Gold and Silver Metallics

Gold or silver nails will add a little extra bling to your ensemble for any special occasion. They of course complement any gold or silver jewelry as well.

Gold is warm and will go with any warm green.

Silver, on the other hand, is cool so it will look better with cooler greens. Silver may get a little washed out if your green dress is very light.

Best stick to silver with darker shades.

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Should Your Nails Match Your Dress?

You can most definitely match your nail color to your dress, but you don’t have to — especially if you have a dress that’s not a traditional nail color, like green. Although colors like green and blue are now mainstream, it wasn’t that long ago that having green nails would have been unheard of. If you are not comfortable with green nails, we’ve gone through a lot of color options that will work with a green dress.

Although colors like green and blue are now mainstream, it wasn’t that long ago that having green nails would have been unheard of.

However, if you are not opposed to green nail polish and think this is something you want to give a try, then we have some tips for you when choosing a green nail polish to go with your green dress.

  1. Find an exact match to the color of your dress. If you can do that, you’re golden. But because there are so many different colors, tones, and shades of green out there, it can be difficult to find the same color. If you can’t find an exact match to your dress…
  2. Find the same color in a different shade. Whether or not it’s a few shades lighter or darker, it should still look good.
  3. Depending on the dress color, you can even sometimes get away with a different green as long as it’s the same tone (i.e. warm or cool) as your dress, but it really depends on the color. The only way to know is to take the dress with you when you are looking for polish and try to look at both the dress and the polish together in natural light, if possible.

Take Away

You have lots of options for nail colors to wear with a green dress. And just because we haven’t listed a color you were thinking about here, that doesn’t mean it won’t match.

The only thing you need to remember when you’re wondering what color nails with a green dress is that warm nail colors go with warm greens, cool nail colors work better with cool greens. And nudes go with everything!

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