Nail Colors for the Corporate – The Long and Short of Classic Dark Colors


Wearing a dark polish is a simple way to look classy and put together. The single, most important consideration in sporting a vampy shade at work is nail length.  Nail length does a lot to influence the overall look of the polish.  A dark polish on shorter nails looks effortlessly chic.  I have a lot of dark polish favorites in my nail polish stash.  I like them because under office lighting, it just looks like I have a dark polish on my nails.  On certain angles however, the color offers a flash of shimmer or sparkles without going over the top.


The downside to wearing a dark color is that the slightest chip is easily visible.  This is the reason why I highly encourage keeping polish remover wipes handy.


These pictures showcase my favorite dark polishes.  The swatches were done on long and short nails for reference.

Nars Zulu


sapphire in the snow
OPI Sapphire in the Snow


plum full of cheer
OPI Plum Full of Cheer


midtown magic
China Glaze Midtown Magic


endless night
Sally Hansen Endless Night


first class ticket
China Glaze First Class Ticket


Zoya Indigo


lincoln park after dark
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark


midnight express
Nars Midnight Express


concrete catwalk
China Glaze Concrete Catwalk



All images © 2014 Ann Itoralba

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