You really can't go wrong with a neutral nail color. The hues work with just about any outfit and are perfect for any occasion. They're really not meant to stand out or make a statement, but they do a good job of enhancing your look and adding some polish to it (pun intended).
My favorite neutral of the moment is taupe. I know, I know, a lot of people say that neutrals (including taupe!) are boring, but I'm here to make a case for the versatile color. The reason why taupe is my go-to right now is that it's the perfect balance of being a neutral, yet it still having some interest. Unlike a totally nude polish, taupe is a bit darker and can have tones of purple, mauve, or gray in some shades. It's just a nice step up if you want the neutral look, but looking for a little bit more oomph. And I don't think it looks as good on your fingernails as well as your toes.
Seriously, try it for your next manicure, or when you're looking for a new neutral. Take a look at some great shades below.
Olive & June Nail Polish in RP
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in New Dawn
OPI Nail Lacquer in Over the Taupe
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Shade To the Taupe 205
Essie Nail Polish in Chinchilly
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Fashion
A brownish-nude taupe, this nail color is ultra flattering on so many skin tones. The Gel Lab Pro line has formulas that are infused with 10 active ingredients, like evening primrose to prevent moisture loss; biotin to stimulate keratin production; and green tea extract to protect nails from damage.
Orly Nail Lacquer in Down to Earth
Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Doe My Dear
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Head to Taupe
Côte Nail Polish in Neutral Taupe No. 125
Essie Gel Couture in Taupe of the Line
Londowntown Lakur Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer in Natural Charm
But if you're looking for a darker hue, try this deep shade from Londowntown. It's espresso-like and delivers high shine and long-wear.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Taupe-less Beach
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish Lacquer in Taupe Priority
Nailcare Products for Your Next Manicure