These Basic Nail Colors Look Good on Everyone

There's no denying that nail art is fun. Cute manis with sprinklings of glitter and hand-drawn flowers are as pretty as a picture, and negative-space nails earn instant cool-girl points, but there's something effortlessly stylish about basic nail colors. Reds, nudes, and navy blues might seem like obvious choices when you're faced with a rainbow of options at the nail salon, but let's face it: They're classic shades for a reason. (And that's because they look good on everyone and are always on trend.) We caught up with some nail experts to find out what specific shades of nail polish remain popular year after year, and why certain colors manage to stand the test of time.

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