When it comes to nude nail color, it doesn’t seem like there’d be too much variation. After all, nude nails are there to look, well, nude. But this simple nail color works great as the base coat in a variety of styles. Below are several creative ways to rock a nude nail color.

  1. Bling

One of the most popular ways to wear a nude nail color is with shiny, metallic accents. The nude nail acts as a neutral background, which draws attention to the jewels. It’s a truly classy look.

  1. Sparkle Accent Nail

Go for contrast by having nude nails with one bright, sparkly accent nail. Any glitter polish with a nude polish should do.

  1. Polka Dots

Like bling, another popular nude nail option is polka dots over a basic nude nail color. The polka dots act to accentuate or provide extra depth and dimension to the neutral nail color.

  1. Plain Nude

Sometimes in our quest to look fabulous we forget the basics. A nude nail by itself is a classy, elegant look that goes with just about any outfit.

  1. Sparkling Ombre

A nude nail with a base of confetti polish is a stunning look. Just paint a base of nude, let dry and layer a confetti polish near the base of the nail. Try to go lighter on the polish the farther up you go to create a truly tapered, ombre look. The confetti should cover about the bottom half of the nail.

  1. Shades of Nude

When people think of nude, they usually think of a general beige color similar to that pictured. But there are tons of shades of nude to experiment with, from pinker hues to deeper brownish hues. Feel free to experiment or even combine colors on different nails.

  1. Sparkle Tips

Alternatively, a nice shimmery sparkle at the tips of nails is sure to draw some eyes. Just lay down a nude base and paint the tips with a clear glitter polish.

  1. Nude as an Accent Nail

You could also go the other way and paint your nails a basic color like black with one nude accent nail. A little black, accented tip on the nude nail will really tie it in. It’s a great look for little black dress events.

  1. Leopard Spots

A nude base pairs well with leopard spot stencil patterns. The nude color matches some of the pale base colors in certain wild leopard varieties.

  1. Golden Tips

A nude nail pairs well with a metallic gold polish on top. If you don’t want the two matching too much, opt for a nude nail color that’s on the pinker side.

  1. Getting Geometric

Geometric patterns are the latest trend in nude nails. Mix up the patterns for a simple yet satisfying look or choose a basic geometric pattern across all your nails for a more classic look.

  1. Flower Accents

A nude nail works as a wonderful base under flower stencil patterns. The nude color will blend nails in and make it look like the flowers are floating on their own.

  1. Nude with Confetti

Nude nails pair great with a touch of confetti for a little extra flair. Paint your nails a classic nude color and add a layer of confetti polish overtop. Tip: a clear, gel polish topcoat will give the confetti extra dimension.

  1. Nude Waves

Another new trend is nude wave nails. Use your favorite neutral shade as a base and add random white swirls and waves for dimension, simplicity, and elegance.

  1. Jeweled Tips

Jeweled tips create a sparkling contrast against a clean nude nail. Either go for rhinestones or get a bold confetti polish with large sequins.

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