The Best Nail Polish Matches For a Burgundy Dress: Ultimate Guide


Got a nice burgundy dress? Want some polish options? Then this post is for you. Today we’re gonna look at what color nail polish goes with a burgundy dress.

But before we go deeper, here’s the answer in a nutshell (just in case you have a party to get to 😉).

Navy, Beige, Black, and White nail polish go with a Burgundy dress. You can also wear Mustard, Peach, or Turquoise nail polish. Light and charcoal gray, most shades of green, and pink or purple nails will work well with a Burgundy dress.

Alright, now you’ve got the scoop on what colors play nice with burgundy, my friend!

But before you go and grab that polish bottle, let’s dive a bit deeper and explore some more possibilities.

We’ll talk about shades and their vibes, and I’ll share some tips for getting the right “feel”.

I’ll even show you some specific nail polish shades that will look amazing with your burgundy dress.

Let’s do it.

Here’s a quick guide table to help you navigate this post:

Table of contents:

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Neutral polish colors that work.




Light and Charcoal grays

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Complementary polish color that works.

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Metallic polish colors that work.

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Other polish colors that work.

Final thoughts

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Neutral polish colors that work.

I adore neutral nail polish colors.

No matter what I’m wearing, there’s always a perfect neutral that will go.

When in doubt, neutral nail polish colors like navy, silver, white, beige, black, and nude are always a safe bet! These shades go with just about anything, so you can’t go wrong!

Check out my 14 nail polish colors that go with any outfit post to learn more about neutral nail colors.

Now, back to your dress.

Burgundy is a deep, rich, warm reddish-brown.

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It screams sophistication, power, wealth, and ambition.

Want all eyes on your dress?

Then a neutral nail color is going to make you look polished (see what I did there?) without drawing attention away from your dress.

You can actually wear any neutral with your Burgundy dress.

But some neutrals go slightly better with a Burgundy dress than others.

The best neutral nail polish colors to wear with a burgundy dress are listed below:

I love a navy mani!


Burgundy and navy go together like peaches and cream.

They are both deep, rich colors that create a chic and sophisticated feel.

So many people choose burgundy and navy for their wedding color scheme. Because these two colors together are elegant and classy.

Want a look that says “I’m confident, cultured and well put together?”

Try navy nails with a burgundy dress, it’s a match made in heaven!

My current favorite navy polish is No More Film by Essie


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When I think of burgundy and Beige together it conjures up images of stately homes.

Beige is a classic choice to pair with burgundy.

Beige has brownish yellow undertones.

These perfectly compliment the reddish brown tones in burgundy.

If you want a classy, elegant, and timeless look then beige nails could be a perfect choice.


Chocolate browns look fabulous with burgundy!

But any shade of brown from light to dark will go with a burgundy dress.

Burgundy and brown together can look a little androgynous, or even masculine.

Just something you might want to bear in mind.

Light and Charcoal grays

Mid to light grays in either cool or warm tones will look fantastic with your dress.

It’s best to stick with a mid to light gray because dark greys don’t offer enough contrast against burgundy.

You want a light gray that’s going to lift the color of your dress.

Like all the neutrals in this list, gray nails are going to create a sophisticated look.

August is an example of a mid-gray nail polish from Zoya.

Dawn of a new gray is a light gray nail polish from OPI.

Either of these 2 shades will look amazing with your burgundy dress!

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Complimentary nail polish color that works.

In color theory, every color has a complementary color.

If you look at a color wheel, you’ll see that the complementary colors are always opposite each other.

Burgundy is mostly red (though it does also contain brown and purple undertones).

The complementary colour for red is green.

This means that most shades of green nail polish will work with a burgundy dress.


Try pairing your burgundy dress with green nail polishes.

For a modern and playful vibe, try pairing your burgundy dress with mint or seafoam-colored nails. It’s a fresh and trendy look.

If you’re going for a more traditional look, try pairing your burgundy dress with olive, sage, or forest green nails.

These shades are the perfect complement to the rich color of burgundy and create a cohesive look.

Using complementary color schemes is a great way to catch people’s eye and make a positive impact.

So feel free to play around and see what works for you.

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Metallic polishes that work.

Gold and silver nail polish both work well with burgundy.


Though gold is the more traditional choice.

The warmth of burgundy makes it the perfect partner to gold.

However, silver, since it works like a neutral, also looks great.

Pairing burgundy with silver is probably less expected and a bit more exciting.

When it comes to accessorizing your Burgundy dress, don’t be afraid to mix it up! You can rock some gold jewelry one day and switch to silver the next. Both will look great!

Personally, I prefer silver.

By pairing a Burgundy dress with some silver jewelry, you’re creating a striking contrast that will definitely turn heads! It’s a bold and daring look that will make you stand out from the crowd.

But hey, that’s just my humble opinion, you do you and wear whatever makes you feel confident and fabulous!

What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Other polish colors that work.

Up to now, the color combos we’ve discussed have been neutral, complementary, and metallic.

But what other options are there?

Well, quite a few actually.

If you’re looking for something fun and unexpected, this section should give you some great color inspo.

Let’s get into it.


You already know that navy blue works well with burgundy.

But other shades of blue can look amazing too.


Royal blue works particularly well with burgundy for example.

Royal blue is a great color to use if you want to make a burgundy dress look less formal.

Blues like teal which have a lot of green in them will compliment your dress too.

If you want a little more contrast, or a more playful look. Then try a light, ice blue, or a pale grayish-blue.

I like this (All Access Pass) from Essie which would go great with burgundy.

Golden Yellow

Golden yellow shades of nail polish go very well with burgundy.


They add a touch of luxury for a polished look.

You can wear golden sunshine yellow nail polish, or a mustard one.

I love mustard and burgundy together for fall.


Pale, soft pinks make burgundy look less serious and more feminine.

Look for light, warm shades like Zoya’s Joey or floral shades like rose.

Pink-purple shades like Fuschia will also work to add a playful and modern touch to a burgundy outfit.


Burgundy and peach is another color combination that’s popular for weddings.

It’s the perfect combination of formal yet playful and fun.

It’s most often used during the fall and winter seasons.

Try peach nails to add a light, fresh touch to your formal burgundy dress.


Burgundy and purple is a bold and fun combo.

Vivid and light purples both play well with Burgundy.

Shades like grape can work really well for a chic, well-put-together look.

For a feminine and fun vibe, try a lilac nail polish.


Any shade of blue-green should match your burgundy dress.

But turquoise is the perfect shade to really make a bold statement.

Turquoise and burgundy together signals confidence and creativity.

So try out this combo if you wanna get noticed!

Final thoughts

Well done, you made it to the end!

With options like navy, mint, olive, sage, and forest green, you can choose the perfect nail polish color to match your burgundy dress.

Whether you want a classic, modern, or traditional look, the options are endless.

Hopefully, you now have some great ideas for how to do your nails.

The colors listed in this post don’t just work for nails.

Oh no!

You can use any of the colors I’ve mentioned to pick out shoes, bags, and accessories as well.

It’s time to rock that gorgeous burgundy dress, have a great time, and make a statement! Knock ’em dead! 💅💥


  • 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.