15 Nude Nail Polish Shades for Your Wedding

From natural nudes to shades with a hint of pink and mauve, find your perfect shade.

Regardless of your typical beauty habits, we recommend that those who don't want to wear a shimmering metallic or bold shade on their nails during their nuptials don a nude polish.

Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Happy National Nail Polish Day! In the final days leading up to your wedding, you've likely checked off most of the boxes on your to-do list. You have your dress, picked your accessories, found a hairstyle and makeup look you love, and know exactly which perfume you'll be wearing as you walk down the aisle. But what about your wedding-day manicure? For brides who always have their nails painted, this detail has likely been on the forefront of your mind, but those who typically keep a natural nail may not have considered this element of the overall ensemble.

Regardless of your typical beauty habits, we recommend that those who don't want to wear a shimmering metallic or bold shade on their nails during their nuptials don a nude polish. The complementing shade will look lovely in close-up photos as you're getting ready, holding your bouquet, and exchanging rings during the ceremony. Since every woman has a different skin tone, there are many shades of nude nail lacquers – the key is to find the one that complements your unique complexion. Fair brides will want to lean more towards sheer nudes with a touch of pink, while medium-toned skin works best with nudes featuring a bit of purple or mauve. Women with olive skin tones look great in beige hues, while brides with deeper skin tones should also choose polish in deeper shades.

The most important thing to consider when selecting the right nude nail lacquer for your wedding day is to find a color that you feel comfortable in, one that doesn't detract from your dress or bouquet, and most of all, makes you feel like the beautiful bride you are. Take a look at 15 nude nail polishes below – all ranging from light cream to nude pink. Shop your favorites by clicking on each image!

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“Sweet Charity” sheer vanilla nail polish, $50 by Christian Louboutinsaksfifthavenue.com

Nude nail polish ideas Baby's Breath by Essie cream nail lacquer

“Baby’s Breath” nail polish, $9 by Essieulta.com

Smith and Cult nude nail polish semi sheer pale pink for brides

"Ghost Edit" semi-sheer pale pink nude nail lacquer, $18 by Smith & Cultsaksfifthavenue.com

Wedding day manicure nail polish ideas Chanel blanc white cream nude

“Blanc White” Le Vernis Longer Nail Colour, $28 by Chanelnordstrom.com

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“Emmy Lou” cream nail polish, $14 by Julepjulep.com

Deborah Lippmann nude nail polish written in the sand nude nail polish ideas

“Written in the Sand” neutral beige cream nail polish, $18 by Deborah Lippmansephora.com

Nude nail polish ideas Christian Louboutin tutulle wedding manicure nude nail polish

“Tutulle” rosy nude nail polish, $50 by Christian Louboutinsaksfifthavenue.com

Nude nail polish ideas Yummy Mummy from Butter London wedding manicure ideas

“Yummy Mummy” Patent Shine 10X Lacquer, $18 by Butter Londonbutterlondon.com

Nude nail polish ideas Keaton from Julep wedding manicure ideas

“Keaton” maple sugar shimmer nail polish, $14 by Julepjulep.com

Deep nude nail polish color Madame from Marc Jacobs Beauty wedding manicure ideas

“Madame” Enamored Hi-Shine nail polish, $18 by Marc Jacobs Beautysephora.com

Nude nail polish colors Beige Leger from Yves Saint Laurent wedding manicure ideas

“Beige Leger” La Laque Couture nail lacquer, $28 by Yves Saint Laurentnordstrom.com

Nude nail polish colors Wild Nude by Essie wedding manicure ideas

“Wild Nude” light tan nail polish with wash of white, $9 by Essieulta.com

Starkers Butter London nude nail polish ideas for brides wedding day manicure
“Starkers” Patent Shine 10X Lacquer, $18 by Butter Londonbutterlondon.com

Nude pink nail polish color Incognito by Dior wedding manicure ideas

“Incognito” Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer, $28 by Diornordstrom.com

For more wedding nail tips, discover which bridal manicure style is right for you, see 13 stylish manis worn by real brides, and get more wedding beauty tips here.