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.


  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. Nikki 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. melvel 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. Soos 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. Leon 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. Leon 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. prettybeautiful 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. Tine 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. sesame says:

    It’s really your personal choice. If you feel comfortable, why not? ?

  12. Jyoan 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.

  13. Janet says:

    I like matching colors too. Great pic above. I love that ruby’ish color on your toes.

  14. Dannie says:

    I wear diff ones all the time when I can’t decide what color I want to wear.

  15. Luciana says:

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

  16. 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?

  17. sesame says:

    Well, no hard and fast rule. It all depends on your preference.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Sesame says:

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

  21. 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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