I’ve always thought dark colors look best on short nails, and I’m not alone. Take it from Rita Remark, celebrity nail artist and Essie’s global lead educator. “Deeper hues tend to look a little witchy and talon-like on long nails but super chic on shorter nails,” she says. Jin Soon Choi, nail expert and founder of JinSoon, agrees: “I personally like dark colors on short nails for an editorial look.”
Deep shades of blue are one of my favorite dark colors to wear. They’re more unexpected than merlot or traditional black, yet they’re classic and sophisticated. It’s a winning combination.