Summer Nail Colors for Olive Skin

If you’re like me, then you’re probably in search of the perfect summer nail color. After all, nothing says summer quite like a bright and colorful mani! But if your skin is olive, figuring out which shades look best on you can be tricky. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the top five summer nail colors for olive skin tones.

Whether you’re going for a bright and colorful look or something more subtle, these shades will have your nails looking amazing.

Let’s take a look!

#1. Essie Nail Polish in Smokin’ Hot

Nothing says summer quite like bright red nail color, and this shade of red is perfect for olive skin.

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It’s neither too orange nor too blue, which makes it incredibly flattering for olive complexions.

#2. Zoya Nail Polish in Hayden

If you’re looking to branch out from the traditional red and want something a bit brighter this summer, then this shade of neon pink is what you need.

Bright pinks look great on olive complexions, so go ahead and try it out.

#3. China Glaze Nail Polish in Flock Together

Going with the subtle route? Then this white-and-silver glitter combination might be just what you’re looking for.

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This shade would also look beautiful as an accent nail with any of the above colors (or even on its own ).

#4. Essie Nail Polish in A Cut Above

While this is less of summer color and more of an all-year shade, it’s too pretty to not make the cut.

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This neutral violet/brown color with pink undertones would look perfect on olive skin. If you’re looking for something more unique, try using two different shades or even adding some silver glitter as I did with my manicure (the key is painting them both on the same day).

Choosing nail colors based on skin tone

Nail polish is a fun way to add some personality to your look, and it’s also a great way to express your mood. But before you go shopping for nail colors, it’s important to consider your skin tone.

Some colors look great on someone with a fair complexion, but may not look as good on someone with a darker skin tone.

Here are some tips for choosing the right nail color based on your skin tone.

Fair skin

If you have fair skin, then you should stick to cooler nail colors like pinks, blues, purples, and grays. These types of shades will really make your nails pop.

Olive skin

If you have olive skin, then the number one rule is that neutral colors are your friend! You can’t go wrong with light browns or neutrals. When in doubt, lean towards these kinds of colors whenever you’re shopping for new shades.

A word on glitter

Don’t be afraid to incorporate a little bit of glitter into your manicure this summer. Pastels look lovely when mixed with silver glitter.

Just remember that if you’re going for an all-over glitter look, then choose a color that’s closest to your skin tone.

If you’re going for a more subtle glittered accent nail, then pick a contrasting color that will really pop.

What nail Colour do guys like?

Nail polish is a fun way to express your style, but what if you want to know what color is best for attracting the opposite sex?

Lucky for you, we did some digging and have the answers.

In a recent poll (1), men said that they preferred blue nails to any other shade.

olive skin makeup

Blue is a very versatile color which means that you can’t go wrong with it! In addition, ladies tend to pick blue nail polish more often than any other type of color, so it’s likely that he will see this shade on many women and begin to associate it with femininity.

So if you want to make sure your nails catch his eye, then try picking up this shimmery (but not overly glittery) pastel blue and coating your tips! You’ll thank us later.

As for the least popular nail colors among men?

According to the poll results, greens and golds ranked last when it came to what guys liked.

In fact, the only green that made it to one of the top five spots was hunter green, which ranked #4 on a list of colors preferred by men ages 18-29!

Perhaps this is because many men associate these shades with being too feminine for their tastes. But if you’re not ready to go all out and wear a bright blue or pink shade, then there’s no need to worry.

Just stick to neutrals like browns and greys instead. That way, he can appreciate your femininity without feeling as though you’re trying too hard.

As always, keep in mind that this is just a general guide when it comes to what nail colors men find attractive. In the end, you should choose a shade that makes YOU feel your best.

Final Thoughts

Choosing nail colors based on skin tone can be a difficult task, but understanding which colors look good with (or better in contrast to) your natural skin tone can make picking out new shades pretty easy.

Whether you opt for neutrals or want to go bold with bright colors, the most important thing is that you’re happy with the shade.