There’s nothing like a manicure to make yourself feel a little better. Whether you go to a salon or going the DIY route, looking down at freshly painted nails has the effect of making you feel put together, even when everything else in your life isn’t exactly that way at the moment. And because nude nails are an under-the-radar look that others around you might not notice, for me, a manicure just gives me a secret little boost of feel-good confidence. And don’t we all need just that sometimes?
While we love the dramatic look of deep red, springy pastels, and creative nail art, you really can’t go wrong with a natural hue. It looks effortless, elegant, and understated all at once. Plus, these shades will look good even if you’re giving yourself an at-home manicure and are struggling with a shaky hand. Take a look at some of our favorites below for all skin tones.