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Must-Try New Nail Colors! If you like black: Try BROWN. If Chanel Black Satin is still your Holy Grail nail color, consider indulging in chocolate (polish, people!) instead. Still dark and moody, just warmer and more skin-flattering. We like it on short, well-groomed nails and even toes. Have a very dark skin tone? A rich cocoa lacquer can also serve as your skin-matching "nude" shade. Try Givenchy Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer in Delicate Brown. #SelfMagazine
Must-Try New Nail Colors! If you like purple: Try ORANGE. Bold-lovers, leave the lilac behind for an in-your-face tangerine—orange is the new, um, purple. A red-tinged bright, such as Le Metier de Beaute Clockwork Orange Nail Lacquer, won't clash with your skin tone and makes a stronger statement than a carrot-esque hue. To keep it on the sophisticated side, steer clear of any hint of shimmer or sparkle. And unless you're at a bachelorette party toes only, please. #SelfMagazine
Must-Try New Nail Colors. If you like blue: Try GREEN. We're not talking grass or neon green here. A more muted, deep hunter or teal lacquer, like RGB Nail Color in Tropic, is a chic update from your go-to navy blue. Paint on fingers and toes—or even both at once; deep green has enough edge to make the matchy-matchy look acceptable—yet it's demure enough for (most) offices. Layer two or three coats for maximum opacity. #SelfMagazine
Must-Try New Nail Colors! If you like pink: Try MAUVE. Mauve polish has acquired a granny-ish bad rap as of late—the new versions, however, have a bit more of a badass aesthetic: shimmer-free and tinged with gray. Use mauve as a neutral for fingers in place of basic Ballet Slippers pink for a downtown cool-girl look. #SelfMagazine
Must-Try New Nail Colors! If you like nude: Try WHITE. Before you start having nightmares about French manicures (or coloring your nails with Wite-Out in an ode to middle-school chic), hear us out: White lacquer is having a moment (see the Nanette Lepore, Tibi spring '14 shows). Trade your meh beige for a graphic, opaque white, such as Priti NYC 5 Free Nail Polish in White Ballet Dahlia. #SelfMagazine
Must-Try New Nail Colors! If you like red: Try YELLOW. You're not afraid to sound the alarm, so drop classic crimson for traffic light yellow. Opaque and marigold-inspired Julep Nail Color in Catrina, is our pick since pastel yellows can veer into Easter egg territory and sparkle gets gaudy. #SelfMagazine