Must you match your nail polish colors?


I’m not really a waitress.  That’s the color of this OPI nail polish that I frequently use on my toenails.  It’s a vibrant rich red color, and very befitting as an auspicious color for Chinese New Year.

Since I had some interesting comments from my post about matching bra and panty, I want to find out from you ladies if it’s necessary to wear matching colors on your fingernails and toenails.  Do you ever wear different colors?

I did it a few times.   I picked a deep color for my toenails and a silver shade of nail polish for my fingernails.  Or I stuck to a French manicure.  I figured out that if I can wear different colors for tops and bottoms, it shouldn’t be a problem for my nails.   I’m not certain if the idea is normal or odd though.

Okay, I hope all of you are having fun.  I’ll be heading off to my mum’s to have a gathering with my siblings and nephews soon.

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  1. mo says

    I don’t wear anything on my toes. My feet are kind of ugly so I don’t like to draw attention to them! btw, that is a BEAUTIFUL colour, it’s absolutely luscious!

    Mo: Thank you! I love this color very much… I’m the opposite of you. I can’t leave my house without wearing some colors on my nails. Feel kind of naked…

  2. says

    It is ok if it’s not like outrageous difference, like orange on toes and pinks for nails…I match it most of the time as I usually do nail art, but basically it is ok :)

    Nikki: Glad to know that… 😉

  3. says

    First off, that is one of my favorite nail polish shades ever!

    I wear different colors on the nails and toes majority of the time. Usually darker on the toes, lighter on the nails. But I choose colors that complement each other.

    melvel: Lovely shade isn’t it? Yeah…that’s what I do too – darker for toenails and lighter for fingernails. But I rarely wear anything on my fingernails actually.

  4. says

    They are always different. Right now, it’s OPI Curry Up on the toes, NYX Meeso – a copper – on the fingers. The Curry is a light gold, so there IS a theme going on!

    Soos: Cool…copper and gold.

  5. says

    Hey thats such a pretty color, garnet red is my lucky color but I rarely paint my nails, I like it nude or I go for French Manicure. But when I was in college I used to wear black, yellow and what not and my friends used to think I was crazy,lol. Your color looks lovely and I am thinkng of painting my nails now:)

    Have a great time with your family dear:)

    Leon: I love French manicure! But I can’t do it myself. And I’ve never done it on my toenails.

  6. says

    And I use transparent shade on my toe nails:)

    Leon: I’m the opposite. I’ll prefer a transparent shade on my fingernails but something deep on my toenails…

  7. says

    love the red! great job 😉 the color is so even and no bumpy surface. i lurrrvve red toes 😀

    i love mix-matching finger and toe colors. lol.

    Prettybeautiful: I love red too! Feel sexy…hee…but I can’t do my fingernails myself. Shaky and unsteady hands… :(

  8. LL says

    Omg…I have the same OPI shade! I love it too :)

    I always wear different colors on my toes and hands. It’s more fun this way!

    LL: True…more variety, more interesting!

  9. says

    Nope, I don’t match nail colours for my fingers and tooties. I like a neutral, boring shade on my fingers, but blues, greens, reds, hot pinks etc etc on my toes! 😛

    Tine: Oooh, hot pink toe nails!

  10. rooby albert says

    can i wear Beige on my fingrnails and red on toenails ,i would prefer to wear red on my toenails it is soo sexey

  11. says

    Yes, I like matching them. Either they will be the same colour, or the toenail will be a darker shade of the same colour.

  12. Luciana says

    Usually I like french pedi,and fingernails too, but not always, change to some pink or clear colo on finger.

  13. krazykatie says

    i went a little crazy with my nail polish
    i painted a gold/copper color on my toes and a deep red mauve on my fingers
    should darker colors always be on the feet?

  14. ShareeAngel says

    When I do my nails they almost never match I do a silver french tips on my toes and what ever color I feel like on my nails its cute to match but you dont hvae to, I dont match my bra and panties much either its all put to the person

  15. adriane thames says

    I had an incident where my friend told me I shouldn’t wear on color on finger nails and on color on my toe nails. He had the nerve to say hon too. Well it hurt my feelings. I like two different colors as long as it is the same shades. Say reds with different reds, pinks w pinks/ what do you think.

    • Sesame says

      I think it’s perfectly fine. Don’t be bothered with your friend’s comments unless you value his opinion.

  16. Jamie says

    I don’t believe that fingers and toes need to match. I am a guy that gets a mani-pedi every two weeks in a nail salon. I usually wear clear or a very light pink on my fingers but I almost always wear bright fire engine red on my toenails. My favorite toenail polish is OPI Big Apple Red. I live in a warm climate and my toes are almost always on display in women’s sandals. I wear light colored polish on my fingernails because I prefer and understated but manicured look, however on my toes I like to wear a bold, sassy red.

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