If you’re like me you want your nails to match your personality but sometimes that isn’t feasible due to work dress code standards. However, in 2021 more and more employers are allowing women to express themselves in not only what they wear but also through their hair and nails. You could always choose to wear nothing but a clear topcoat, but let’s admit it, that’s so 1999. There are so many shades to choose from nowadays.
Keep reading to learn more about the 7 best nail colors for work.
Best Nail Colors for Work
Red nail polish
Who doesn’t love a bright, cheery red? Res is the ultimate statement of glamour. It’s bold and speaks of passion and confidence. You become daring, dramatic, outgoing, and don’t shy away from the spotlight. If you want to bring out your inner diva, play with this shade.
Nude nail polish
If you find the right nude shade, it can be like a second skin for your nails. You can compare a nude nail polish shade to a tinted moisturizer. It gives you the just-right amount of color and coverage. When using Jude shades, make sure you get a shade that is complementary to your skin tone. You don’t want to look too washed out with too cool or too warm undertones.
White nail polish
White nail polish looks fresh and airy in summer and crisp and classy in winter. With the beauty of white comes the not-so-pretty side; white manicures show cracks and chips quickly, which could tell people you are a hard worker. Women wearing white nail polish know that it’s an updated, trendier version of the French Manicure.
Pink nail polish
You can’t go wrong with a classic, light pink nail polish. Light pink is the ultimate neutral of the nail polish world. Pink is perfect for any office environment, season, or occasion and always looks clean and appropriate.
Grey nail polish
I love colorful manicures, but some circumstances call for an in-between color such as grey. Grey nails are incredibly versatile.
There are so many different shades of grey to choose. You could choose a different shade of grey to make an ombré manicure if you chose to. Color Street doesn’t disappoint in the grey nail color department.
Burgundy nail polish
When I think of a burgundy nail polish color, I think of a nice bottle of red wine. Burgundy can be classified as chic, trendy, and indicative of an edgy personality that appreciates a good challenge.
And, last but not least, we have the ever-favorite French Manicure. With a simple French Manicure, your nails go from blah to boom. The style is simple, clean-cut, chic as well as classy.
Does my nail polish have to match my clothes?
In short, no nail polish doesn’t have to match your outfit. Nail polish should match your personality; whether you’re feeling flirtatious or goofy, your nails can and should match it. Matchy-matchy nails were so last century. You can show your wild and free side with nail designs or your quiet and meek side with a classic, easy French manicure.
Pro tips on nail care
Keep nails clean and dry; this prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails.
Cut nails straight across. Use sharp nail scissors or clippers, and round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength.
Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with an emery board. File your nails in one direction; making a seesaw motion can cause additional snags. Do not bite fingernails or remove the cuticle by biting it. Instead, use cuticle clippers or nail scissors. Biting nails or cuticles can damage the nail. Use cuticle oil daily. You can use Hard as Hoof’s hand cream or any nail strengthener if you have weak nails.
So, there you have it…the 7 best nail colors to wear for work. There’s something for everyone.
Many people are under the impression that nail polish is only appropriate for a night out or when you’re not working. You can tell they don’t work in an office! With more and more employers allowing women to express themselves through their nails at work, there are now many shades to choose from. Try a red, pink, or neutral tone today. Whether you want to match your hair color or show off some personality, nails have come a long way– so it’s time we catch up with our bosses and show them what we got!