6 pastel nail polishes that look amazing on Indian skin tones

6pastel nail polishes that look amazing

Get ready to break some beauty rules right now. You’ve been told that pastels don’t work on our skin right? Wrong! They work and look stunning on our hands. Why? The new clutch of pastel nail polishes has a touch of warm pigments that prevent the colour from being a washout on our complexion. So, stash away your jewel-toned nail polishes, and your metallics, and pick up these pretty pastels to brighten up your grey monsoon days.

Here’s a little secret wearing your pastels: Pammy Kaul, nail art expert and founder of Scratch Nails India tells us that wear your pastels on mid length nails that have square tips rounded gently at the corners. The pastel should be opaque and have a milky texture. We promise they will be Instagram friendly!


Here You Go Now, Take Your Pastel Pick:


This soft, opaque pink evokes that little girl fetish without going into the Barbie zone. It is grown up, and looks ultra stylish and is quite handy in giving a new twist to your French Manicure.

Try: Colorbar Nail Lacquer Pro in Pink Cinema

Sky Blue

This powder blue has a hint of turquoise that makes this colour so versatile. It looks great on medium to dusky complexion. The brightness of this pastel spells eternal summer.

Try: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in Full House

Seafoam Green

Pastel green can look quite dull on our nails. This seafoam shade with a bit of earthy mint works well on fair to medium complexion. Wear this on your tips and toes for the next pool party.

Try: Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist in Mint Julep

Melon Yellow

This shade is a bit of sunshine when the clouds are so grey. Though it’s a pastel, the warmth of yellow brightens any complexion. Pair it with pretty floral sundress, and go out rain dancing.

Try: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow

Soft Peach

Who doesn’t love a soft peach shade? It is feminine without being girly. The colour of the moment has a little bit of warm coral in it that goes with every Indian skin tone. It is a perfect colour wear at work, and is for the girl who loves being subtle without going all out nude or beige.

Try: Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in Cute Coral

Lush Lavender

This is your go-to shade if you like plums and purple, but can’t wear those dark hues right now. The pastel lavender right now is neither too dark nor too light, and goes well with all the skin tones that we have here. The finish is opaque and creamy.

Try: Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in Lavender Lies

For an Understated Yet Classy Nail Art Style Suited to Work, Try This Blushed Manicure.