Coral Nails Are About to Take Over—Here Are the Best Shades for Every Skin Tone


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Is it just me, or is coral one of the best nail polish colors out there? I can already hear some of you disagreeing, but let me plead my case. It's always on-trend, looks gorgeous on every skin tone, and adds the perfect pop of color to any outfit.

Still not convinced? Well then, let me bust out the big guns. I asked celebrity nail artist Queenie Nguyen and Mazz Hanna, a celebrity manicurist and the founder of Mazz Hanna Beauty, to back me up. Both wholeheartedly agree that coral is the new It shade. "Coral nail polish is one of the most universally flattering polishes out there, and its bright pop instantly elevates your mood as soon as you look down at your hands or feet," Hanna says. If you're curious about the coral nail polishes each of them always has on hand, keep scrolling for their top picks and a few of our other favorites.

Queenie Nguyen, Celebrity Nail Artist


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1. CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Salmon Run

2. OPI Infinite Shine in Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal

3. Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Mirage


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4. Nails Inc. Coral Street Neon Nail Polish

Mazz Hanna, Celebrity Manicurist and Founder of Mazz Hanna Beauty


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5. Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Sunkissed

6. MiniLuxe 90210 Nail Polish

7. Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer in Carnival Coral

More Coral Nail Polishes We Love

8. Orly Nail Polish in Sweet Serenity

9. Butter London Glazen Nail Lacquer in Trout Pout

10. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Malibu Peach

11. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Première Dame


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12. China Glaze Nail Polish in Flip Flop Fantasy

13. ILNP Riley Coral Shimmer Holographic Nail Polish

14. Essie Pinks Nail Polish in Peach Side Babe

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.