How to Determine Your Skin Tone and Undertone

For years, there has been a debate on how to choose the right nude for your skin tone. Some claim it is becoming somewhat darker or lighter than your skin, while others assert that it ought to resemble your fingertips.

While we don’t think there should be any restrictions when it comes to how to dress in color, we do think it’s important to help you find your own unique shade of nude. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a guide nails supplies with light, medium, and darker complexion tones in mind so you can discover the perfect nude polish to look good on you all year long.


Examine the veins in your body to find out. You have warm undertones if they range from green to olive, which frequently look best with gold accents. If they lean toward blue-green, you are neutral and go well with rose gold. If they lean toward blue-purple, you are cool and go well with silver. See our recommendations for your skin tone and discover which items suit you the most by reading on.

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2. Light skin tone naked nail colors

Choose a delicate pink shade like Mod About You or Put it in Neutral if your skin is light with blue or purple undertones. If you have a blueish-greenish undertone, a peachy color like Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. or a warmer pink like You’ve Got That Glas-glow will stand out. Wear these hues with rose gold accessories because rose gold is a metal that always complements this undertone. Warmer colors like Tiramisu for Two work well with olive undertones.

3. Nail Colors for Light-Medium Skin Toned Women Who Are Nude

The color Taupe-less Beach, a light gray with nuances of lavender, looks beautiful on medium-toned skin with cool undertones as well as on silver jewelry. Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains can be used on blue-green undertones, while Coconuts Over OPI would look stunning on olive-green undertones.

4. Medium Skin Toned Nude Nail Colors

Our favorites for tanned skin with cool undertones are Put it in Neutral and Passion—pinkish beige colors usually look good on you. Warm colors like Krona-logical Order and Somewhere over the Rainbow Mountains will look best on skin with blue-green undertones, while Be There In A Prosecco, an opaque creme polish, would look stunning on skin with warmer undertones.

5. Medium Deep Skin Tone Nail Colors for Naked Nails

Baby pink hues, such as It’s a Girl! or a mild buff wash, like Coconuts. Over OPI looks fantastic on medium-deep tones with hints of blue and purple. Samoan Sand is a lovely warm nude manicure color for skin with olive-green undertones, and neutral undertones will look wonderful with a dove beige hue like Icelanded a Bottle of OPI and rose gold rings.

6. Deep skin tones for bare nails

Rich colors of rosy pink, like wholesale nails or Passion, are always flattering on deeper-toned skin with cool blue-purple overtones. Silver stacking rings or bracelets can finish the look. Tagus in that Selfie is a terrific choice if you have blue-green undertones; but, if you have olive undertones, rich chestnuts like My Italian is a Little Rusty are constantly in style.

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