Firstly, it’s got to go with your wedding dress, but it’s also got to stand the test of time without chipping half way down the aisle or an hour into the reception.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up our favourite pearly pinks and beautiful beige shades as well as the tools and insider tricks that’ll see you through your big day.
The Tool Kit
Nude is probably the most popular colour amongst brides. It goes with anything, doesn’t distract from the dress and won’t look tacky in years to come BUT you have to make sure you go for the right shade, otherwise it can be unflattering against your skin tone. Here’s what’s best:
Medium skin: pinky or browny beige
Olive skin: creamy nude or peach tones
Dark skin: dusty opaque rose or coffee coloured hues
Pastels are a great middle ground if you want colour on your nails but you don’t want them to be garish. They also go with cream and white, and, if you get the right shade, they’ll set your skin tone off beautifully. We suggest picking a pastel that’s more on the creamy side of things rather than the block colour vibe. That way they’ll look “pretty” as oppose to “statement”. Also try and stick with primary colours aka. reds, blues, greens etc. – they’ll look less fad-y in years to come. Here is some of the best nail polish in these shades.
If you don’t want an out-there-colour but want to add a little sparkle to your nails, pearlised varnishes are the perfect balance. Stay away from bold colours (there’s a time and a place for bright and sparkle but it’s not this day) and opt for a nude, red or pastel with some light iridescence. You’ll literally be the glowing bride.
Check out our gallery of a few of our favourite bridal shades to inspire your look…