What color nail polish goes with a Teal dress? Ultimate Guide.

Got a Teal dress? Oooh, I bet it’s cute! But what color should you do your nails? Let me help you out 😊. In this post, we’re gonna look at what color nail polish goes with a Teal dress.

Good news – there are lots of options for polishes that match teal – yay!

Let’s take a look at the best matches.

I’ll even share exact shades of nail polish that will work with a Teal dress or outfit.

No time to read the full post?

Here’s the short answer:

White, Navy, Cream, and Beige nail polish go with a Teal dress. You can also wear Lime Green, Powder Blue, Brown, or Red nail polish. Cool and mid-grays, most shades of Orange, Gold, Silver, and Copper nails will work well with a Teal dress.

Now you have a basic idea about what color nail polish goes with a Teal dress.

Let’s go deeper, see more options and find out what kind of vibes you can create.

Here’s a table of contents for easy navigation:

Table of contents:

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

Bright White

Navy blue

Cool and mid-grays

Tan, Beige, and Cream

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

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

Final thoughts

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

Forget about diamonds – when it comes to nail polish, neutrals are a girl’s best friend.

Neutral colors like black, white, and gray go with anything and everything.

So not only will your nails match your dress, they’ll match everything else in your closet too!

I love neutral nails so much I wrote a whole post about them.

You should check it out if you wanna learn more about matching nail polishes with your clothes.

It’s called 14 nail polish colors that go with any outfit.

Any neutral nail polish color will work with a teal dress.

But some work slightly better than others.

That’s because of the undertones in the neutral color.

With that in mind, here are the best neutral nail polish colors to wear with your teal dress:

Bright White

Teal is a mix of blue and green.

The exact shade of teal can vary depending on the amount of blue and green in the mix.

White is a perfect choice to go with teal.

Because a pure, crisp, bright, white is going to work with every teal variation.

Try a stark white like OPI’s Alpine snow.

Navy and teal together create a moody, dramatic, and monochromatic look.

I love having navy nails. They make me feel very sophisticated and classy.

Navy nails will look sophisticated and elegant with your Teal dress.

Especially good for more formal events.

Navy nails also work great with blue jeans!

Cool and mid-grays

Gray might not be the first color you think of to pair with Teal.

But a lot of grays have either blue or green undertones, so it can be a great match.

Look for a cool gray polish with a mid-tone like Zoya’s August.

Cool polish shades will complement the cool tones in Teal perfectly.

Stay away from warm-toned greys.

If it looks at all like brown or greige – then it’s probably warm-toned.

Tan, Beige, and Cream

Tan and teal work surprisingly well together.

Tan adds some warmth to the richness of Teal.

This is a great combination for spring and fall.

If you want a subtle look, go for a Beige nail with your Teal dress.

Beige nails are a classic, simple and understated choice.

Cream nails are another good option.

The yellow undertones in Cream make it a perfect match for Teal.

Paint your nails Cream for a relaxed and stylish look that doesn’t look like you tried too hard.

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

Want a look that’s a bit more unexpected?

Or maybe you just love shiny things!

If you’re feeling bold, why not try a metallic polish with your teal dress?

Gold and Silver both work well with Teal.

Teal and Gold together create a sophisticated look that’s timeless and classy.

Gold with Teal is also great for warm skin tones.

Silver will give you a more modern and contemporary look. Silver also works better for cool-toned skin.

Not sure what your skin tone is? Take a look at the veins in your wrist.

Do they look green or blue in natural light?

Green means warm, blue means cool.

Copper also looks amazing with teal.

Try painting your nails in a copper polish like Autumn from Zoya.

This metallic shade works especially well against warm skin tones.

I have cool-toned skin, and I love Essie’s Penny Talk.

It looks amazing with a Teal dress too.

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


Teal and pink is one of my favorite color combos.

Depending on the shades, Teal and Pink can look soft and dreamy, or modern and funky.

Does your Teal dress look more green than blue?

If yes, try pairing it with pink nail polish.

Light shades of pink, like blush, will add a touch of femininity and sweetness to your look.

Brighter shades will give a bolder, more eye-catching look.


Teal and purple both have blue undertones.

This means that they complement each other beautifully.

A jewel-toned purple polish can be the perfect accompaniment to a Teal dress.

I like this cool-toned amethyst from Zoya.


Even though it’s not a neutral color, red is a classic staple in the nail world.

I’m always surprised at how many outfits I can wear with my red nails.

Teal and red is a bold, high-contrast combination.

Try a warm brick-red like Zoya’s Tamsen or a terracotta shade.

For a bolder look, ruby red nail polish will perfectly complement your Teal dress.


Orange pops so well next to teal, your nails are sure to get noticed!

Most shades of Orange nail polish will work.

But for the best match, look for reddy-oranges like Vermillion.

Any shade of Coral nail polish will look amazing with a Teal dress.

If your dress is dark Teal, go for a bright orange.

And if it’s a lighter shade, you could try a fun Tangerine like Zoya’s Cam to add punch.


Yellow nail polish is a fun and eye-catching idea you can try.

In summer, go for bright, sunshine yellows with a Teal dress.

In fall and winter try a darker yellow or mustard.


Teal has a lot of blue in it.

So wearing blue nail polish with your teal dress is going to give you a semi-monochrome look.

The best shades to pair with Teal are Powder Blue and Royal Blue.

Light, Powder, or Sky Blue nail polish works best with lighter Teal shades.

It will give you a laid-back vibe that’s soft and pretty.

Royal blue nail polish will give you a bolder, stronger, and more striking look.

Yellowy greens

Greens that have a lot of yellow in them work great with Teal.

Lime green, for example, could be a good polish option.

Or chartreuse.

Look for polish shades that are green but look yellow, they often have names like apple or pear.

Prom nails for a teal dress

If you’re wearing teal 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 teal 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 teal dress would be white, navy, cream, tan jewel-toned purple, gold, or silver.

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 teal prom dress would be blush or bright pink, orange, coral, or yellow.

For a modern and minimal look, plain nails in a neutral color like gray, navy, tan, 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 warm or a cool teal?

Generally teal is a considered a cool color but the undertones can be warmer depending on the warmth of the green that’s mixed with the blue.

Once you know if the teal 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.

This tip works for any dress color, not just teal.

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 teal 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

Teal is a very versatile color.

So you have a ton of options for nail polish colors that will match your dress.

I hope you found the info in the post useful and inspiring.

Keep this post in mind when you are choosing what accessories to go with your Teal dress.

Because these colors work for shoes, scarves, bags, and jewelry too!

Have fun playing with the color suggestions above.

And have a fabulous time wearing your amazing Teal dress 🤗