What color nail polish goes with a Burgundy dress? Full 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.

Now you have a basic idea of the kind of colors that work well with burgundy.

But before you reach for that polish bottle, let’s go a bit deeper.

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 exact nail polish colors that go with a burgundy dress.

Let’s do it.

Here’s a table of contents for easy navigation:

Table of contents:

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

Navy

Beige

Brown

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.

Neutral nail polish colors like black, white, navy, silver, beige, and nude go with anything (burgundy dress included!).

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.

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?”

Then you can’t go wrong with navy nails and a burgundy dress. 

My current favorite navy polish is No More Film by Essie

Beige

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.

Brown

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.

Shades like mint or seafoam for a modern and playful vibe.

Or go with olive, sage, or forest green for a more traditional 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.

You can wear gold or silver jewelry with your Burgundy dress too.

Personally, I prefer silver.

It’s cool-toned and creates a striking contrast.

But that’s just my opinion.

You should always experiment and see what look you prefer.

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

Up to now, the color combos we’ve talked about 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.

Blues

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.

Pink

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.

Peach

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.

Purple

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.

Turquoise

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!

Prom nails for a burgundy dress

If you’re wearing burgundy to prom, this section is for you!

Prom is a formal event, but it can also be an opportunity to show off your creativity and personality.

I’m guessing you already have your dress picked out, right?

Then let the dress guide you in your choice of nail color.

What do I mean by that?

Well, let’s break it down.

Here are some things to think about.

Tips for choosing prom nails to go with a burgundy dress

First, take a few seconds to think about how you would describe your prom dress.

Is it classicly elegant? Fun, and flirty? Minimal and modern? Or quirky and different?

When you’re choosing a nail color for prom, try to match the overall look of the dress.

For example, if you’re wearing a dress that’s elegant, classy, and very formal, then you’ll want a nail color that matches that vibe.

Some great options for a more traditionally formal burgundy dress would be navy, chocolate brown, sage, forest green, ivory, champagne, gold, or silver nails.

If your dress is on the fun and flirty side, then you might get a little more playful with your nails.

Some great ideas for a fun flirty burgundy prom dress would be mint green, seafoam green, or royal blue.

For a modern and minimal look, plain nails in a neutral color like charcoal gray, navy, black, or beige will do the trick.

What are the undertones in your dress?

My second tip is to look at the undertones in your dress. Is it a warm or a cool burgundy?

This can be difficult to pin down because although burgundy is a warm color (a red shade) it is actually a cool-toned red.

It often gets confused with maroon, which is the warmer version of burgundy.

Googling warm and cool-toned burgundy shades might help you to figure it out.

Once you know if the burgundy shade of your dress is warm or cool, a great trick is to find a nail polish (in any color you like) that has the same undertone as your dress.

So if your dress is cool, look for nail polishes with cool undertones, and vice versa.

If you’re not sure whether a nail polish color is warm or cool, check the polish descriptions.

Zoya is great at explaining the overall tone of the polish and you can search on their website by warm or cool.

Do you want your nails to stand out?

My third tip for matching your nails to your prom dress is to think about how much you want your nails to stand out.

I mean, it’s prom so you’re probably going to want all eyes on your dress, right?

In that case, you might want to keep your nails simple and avoid too much bling or eye-catching colors.

A good way to gauge this is to think about how “busy” your dress is.

Does it have a lot of detail on it? Or is it more understated?

You can compliment a detailed prom dress by adding a modest nail color and design.

If you have a lot of detail on your dress then you don’t want a ton of gems, glitter, etc on your nails, as this will draw attention away from the dress.

If your burgundy prom dress is minimal, vintage, or understated, then you might want to go bolder with your nail choice.

You could go for a highly contrasting color or a bold metallic to finish the look.

Final thoughts

Well done, you made it to the end!

Now you know what color nail polish goes with a burgundy dress.

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.

Have a great time wearing your gorgeous dress and knock ’em dead! 🤗