The Nail Polish Color You’re Drawn To Says Everything About Your Personality

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Going out with your girlfriends for a spa day is one of the most fun things to do. I always love gossiping with my girls, reading a good magazine, and getting a mani-pedi.

One of the hardest parts of getting a manicure or pedicure, though, is choosing what color nail polish you want!

Every time I get my nails done, I spend way too much time trying to decide on a color — I want something different than my last color, but I always find myself gravitating toward the same ones.

At my most recent nail appointment, I went for something a little different than the usual, but next time I know I’ll go back to my typical coral color.

I’ve always wondered what my picking the same nail polish colors might say about me. And it turns out, the nail polish color you’re drawn to can say a lot about your personality!

Read on to find out more about what your nail polish reveals about your inner self.

Which Nail Polish Color Are You Drawn To?

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Quick — which color do you notice first?

That color says everything about your personality!

These eight choices are all so different — read on to find out what they each mean in terms of your personality traits.


black nail polish
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Black nail polish isn’t just for teens going through a rebellious phase — it’s actually the color a lot of creative people wear!

Dark shades like black mean you have an artistic side, whether you’re a painter, poet, chef, or sculptor.

Even if you don’t think you’re particularly artistic, if you’re drawn to black nail polish it may mean you have a very creative mind!

Tropical Green

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As you may guess, neon green nail polish means you’re energetic and excited.

Like other neon colors, lime green is very bright and bold — but because green also is known to be a calming color, it’s less in-your-face than a neon pink or neon orange.

Although you have a lot of energy, you’re also down-to-earth. You always bring a smile to other people’s faces and you’re always ready to go on an adventure.

Soft Lilac

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People who are drawn to lilac nail polish are often calm, poised, and relaxed.

Other people in your life might see you as their rock — they know they can trust you and turn to you with any problems.

Lilac-wearers are never judgmental and are usually very open-minded.

People who wear lilac may not be the center of attention, but they are dependable and loving.


orange nail polish
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People who wear orange nail polish are daring and impulsive.

You’ll find orange nail polish wearers leading the group, telling jokes, and suggesting crazy adventures.

If you’re drawn to orange nail polish, you probably like being the center of attention and making a statement with your style.

You’re never brought down by what other people think of you — you’re a free spirit and love having fun.

Warm Burgundy

maroon nail polish
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Maroon or burgundy nail polish is sophisticated and sexy. And it means you’re very mature.

Others look to you for advice (especially when it comes to their love lives), and they know they can count on you when they need to have a serious talk.

People who wear burgundy nail polish are self-assured and confident, which makes them sexy in the eyes of others.

Snow White

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White nail polish is youthful and light.

If you’re drawn to white nail polish, you have a young spirit and keep others around you from getting too caught up in the serious aspects of life.

Your friends know they can count on you to lift their spirits, and you love brightening the days of others.

If you go for white nail polish, you’re probably a trend-setter with a love for fashion.

Cotton Candy Pink

baby pink nail polish
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Light pink nail polish is one of the classics.

If you’re drawn to baby pink or other neutral colors, it means you’re bubbly, warm, and kind.

Light pink nail polish-wearers are also ambitious and career-oriented.

This color also indicates that you’re graceful, classy, and regal in the way you carry yourself.

Firecracker Red

fiery red nail polish
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Fiery red is the nail polish color choice for a lot of people with dominant, assertive personalities — and that’s not a bad thing!

People who wear fiery red have natural leadership skills and love being around big groups of people.

Bright red nail polish wearers have a lot of friends; other people are immediately drawn to them.

People wearing this color are easy to get along with and are fantastic story-tellers.

Which Color Do You Love?

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Which color do you usually wear? Does it match your personality? Let us know in the comments below!

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