Neutral toe nail colors that you need to avoid clashes!

Looking for neutral toe nail colors?

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In this post, I’m going to share neutral toe polish colors, most of which I’ve tested and that I can guarantee won’t clash with your mani or your wardrobe.

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Neutral toe nail colors

What do we mean by neutral toe nail colors?

We mean toe colors that go with everything, work well for any and all skin tones, and don’t clash with your manicure, your shoes, or your outfits.

Neutral pedicures take the worry out of summer dressing, and they always look chic.

If you’re looking for the perfect neutral toe nail colors, read on!

What are considered neutral nail colors?

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The way this question is worded is very telling.

You see, there are truly “neutral” colors and then there are nail colors that are “considered” to be neutral.

True neutral colors are not really strong colors at all.

They blend and mesh with any other color, including other neutrals.

If your pedicure is neutral, you don’t need to think about what colors will go with it.

You can rock any color or style you want it will look amazing.

Here’s a list of true neutrals that are great for your pedicure:

  • White
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Beige
  • Tan
  • Cream
  • Navy blue
  • Nude
  • Beige

Now, “considered” neutrals are colors that are not technically neutral, but they are seen as such because they go well with everything else.

Here are some examples:

  • Brown
  • Sage green
  • Olive green
  • Red (especially classic red)
  • Silver

Obviously, red is not a neutral color.

But because it has become such an iconic and classic nail color, you can wear it with anything.

Sage and olive green, while not quite as versatile as true neutral like white, black, and gray, also work surprisingly well with a wide range of colors.

Colors like these function like neutrals, and so we have included them in our list.

Toe nail polish that goes with everything


If you want a pedicure that goes with everything, your best bet is to stick with true neutrals like white, nude, tan, beige, and navy blue.

These colors can be worn with anything and always look chic.

If you want a little more color in your life, consider some of the non-technical neutrals like olive green, sage green, and classic red.

White and navy blue are 2 of my favorite pedicure colors.

I like to wear a lot of white in summer and navy blue toenails look perfect with white summer dresses, or any summer dresses really!

Neutral toe polish recommendations:

Here are some of my favorite tried and tested pedicure-friendly neutral nail polish shades:

White – OPI Alpine Snow (I wear this all the time, it’s super crisp and pure – perfect for summer)
Gray – Essie Cocktail Bling (one of my all-time favorite shades – goes with everything in my closet!)
Black – OPI Black Onyx
Beige – OPI Beige of Reason
Tan – Zoya Flynn
Cream – Zoya Chelsea
Navy blue – Essie No More Film (it’s hard to find a true navy that doesn’t look too bright like sailor blue. This one is perfect).
Nude – OPI Tiramisu for two

Brown – Zoya Spencer
Sage green – Essie Sage you love me
Olive green – OPI Suzi the first lady of nails.
Red – OPI Red
Silver –  Zoya Trixie

What color looks best on toenails?


This is a hard question to answer.

But we’re going to try anyway!

The color that looks best on your toenails will be the one that best compliments your skin tone and your personal style.

Want to make sure you pick the perfect pedicure color? Check out these helpful tips.

Try to match the intensity of your skin color.

This is called shade matching, and it can make the world of difference when you want to create a harmonious look.

How does it work?

Well, if you’re fair-skinned, a lighter, softer pedicure color is going to work well for you.

Consider a light nude, a soft white, or a pale beige if you have light skin.

For medium skin tones, try a mid-range nude or a medium nude pink.

And if you have dark skin, experiment with darker nudes, tan, chocolate brown, and even classic red.

Of course, these are just guidelines.

My second tip is to match the tone of your toe polish to the tone of your skin.

Matching toe polish based on skin tone

You don’t really need to worry about this if you’re wearing black or white toe polish.

But when it comes to shades like gray, nude, and red this becomes more important.

The first thing you need to know is whether you are warm or cool.

Check out my full guide on how to match nail polish colors to your skin tone if you’re not sure.

Once you figure out your skin’s undertone, you can choose a polish that has the same one.

This achieves a harmonious look that’s very flattering.

Warm-skinned beauties should look for neutral toe nail polish colors that have warmth in them.

This might be a warm beige with orange or red undertones or a yellowy ivory shade for example.

For those with cool skin, the opposite is true.

You need to look for cool colors with blue undertones like bluish grays or icy cool pinks for example.

You might be wondering, how on earth am i gonna know which nail polishes are warm and which are cool?

well, it’s not as hard as you think.

You can actually search for polishes based on whether they are cool or warm.

Not all polish brands ace this, but Zoya’s website does.

Choose a color that’s you.

My final tip is to choose a toe color that works for your personality and style.

We all have different styles, and there’s no point in trying to be someone you’re not.

If you love bold, attention-grabbing colors, then go for it!

A classic red would look great on you and go with everything too.

If you prefer more subdued shades, that’s fine too, just make sure the color you choose is something you’ll feel good about wearing.

Best neutral nail color for toes

As we’ve discussed, the best nail color for your toes is going to be one that works for your skin’s intensity and undertone.

But if you’re still stuck, here are some of my favorite true neutrals that always look chic.

White, nude, tan, beige, and navy blue are all great choices.

And if you want a little more color in your life, consider some of the non-technical neutrals like olive green, sage green, or red.

Personally, I love pale pinky nudes, soft whites, and navy for toes, but you do you!

Final thoughts

So, what is the best color to put on your toe nails?

The answer: it depends!

You should choose a color that complements your skin tone and style.

Consider shade matching, skin undertone matching, and choosing colors you like to create an overall harmonious look.

You really can’t go wrong with neutral colors on your feet, so have fun and try them all out!

I hope that you enjoyed my little post about neutral toe polish colors.

Happy painting and I’ll see you next time!


  • Phoebe Meadows

    Phoebe Meadows is a self-proclaimed nail addict, always on the lookout for the latest trends and techniques. When she's not creating stunning nail designs, you can find her researching the latest nail care products or experimenting with new techniques.