As titillating as bright, wacky colours may be, nude nails will always be the most polished way to make a chic statement. After all, there's a reason why royals like Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine, Duchess of Sussex, and Meghan (Markle), Duchess of Cambridge, opt for this simple, muted shade. In the way that nude nails are a concept and not a specific shade, so are the options for achieving this naked look. Whether it's nude sparkly nails or nude square nails or even nude nails coffins (otherwise known as ballerina extensions) that appeal, we suggest you read this ultimate guide to nude nails before you even think of popping open a polish...
The Best Nude Nail Polishes
When it comes to the best nude nail polishes, we're spoilt for choice. A number of our favourite brands have specialist nude ranges including Butter and Nails Inc.
Think of Butter's Sheer Wisdom as the manicurist's answer to a BB cream. The collection is a range of tinted moisturisers for your nails that come in a shade for every skin tone. It's enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil and Keratin to help hydrate and revitalise dry or brittle nails. We also love Essie's range of affordable colours, which means we can focus on expanding our nude nail tone repertoire.
If you've got a little more cash to play around with, may we direct you to Christian Louboutin Beauté's luxurious range of nude varnishes? Priced at £38 and named after a capsule shoe collection of the same name, the line-up features shades in matte and metallic finishes across a spectrum of colours.
Shop our favourite products in the gallery below...
Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturiser, £15shop
Nails Inc Gel Effect Varnish, £15shop
Christian Louboutin Nail Varnish, £38shop
Nailberry, A Touch Of Powder, £14.50buy
Smith & Cult, Nail Lacquer Honey Hush, £18, Cult Beautybuy
Nude Nail Art Inspiration
Looking to embrace nail art but a minimalist at heart? Why try a nude hued design. Whether its glitter, metallic cuticles or graphic stripes, there are endless subtle ways to upgrade your nude mani. Check out our favourite ideas in the gallery below....