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Nail Polish Colors And Their Meanings

Updated on October 2, 2015
The nail colors add beauty to your nails but have you ever noticed that the colors you wear  also show the kind of mood and personality you carry?
The nail colors add beauty to your nails but have you ever noticed that the colors you wear also show the kind of mood and personality you carry? | Source

Have you ever wondered about the nail polish colors that you use, they are not only a reflection of your personal style but also represent the kind of personality you have. Studies and research have shown that like the dress colors you wear, the nail colors are also one which show the kind of mood and personality you carry. Below are some of the basic nail colors whose interpretation reveals what personality or mood features they represent.


The RED NAIL COLOR is one of the most demanded item in beauty industry. The trend and lovability of red nail color is endless and its admiration is eternal. The red color exudes self confidence in a personality. People wearing red nail color are considered to be bold and classic. It also represents the adventurous and daring side of a personality. People who like to wear red nail color are full of energy and joy.


Mostly the meaning of BLACK NAIL COLOR is associated with Emo, Gothic or punk look. Lately this color has been really topping the lists of fashion trends. It is said that people who like to wear black nail color are rebellious. This color also stands for style and uniqueness.


PINK NAIL COLOR is the one which is admired and liked by all. Different shades of pink from bright to light are a reflection of youthfulness and energy. Not only it looks eyecatching and decent, it also shows a softer side of your personality. It’s a feminine color and is chic.


ORANGE NAIL COLOR is vibrant and is said that it draws attention. It also shows the curious nature of a person who likes to explore new things and is willing to embrace new creative ideas.


Dark shade of BROWN is a rich color and is mostly associated with being energetic. It also reflects a stable, down to earth personality.


MAROON is also one of the admired colors mostly used. It reflects a warm personality, a person who is mature and signifies sophistication. It also reflects confidence with an increased level of enthusiasm about things and interests.


DEEP PURPLE is a nail color which represents a person’s confident personality. It shows that a person is always ready to stand out in the crowd and is different and unique in his or her own way. It also reflects the peace of mind.

Thus nail colors do show some reflection of your personality. However the individual traits of a person vary.

The above mentioned meanings of nail polish colors are just based on the studies and common observations. It must be kept in mind that they are not the final word about any personality.


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Do the color of your eye effect your personality? If yes then what your eye color means? Learn a little bit about your eye color and its impact on your personality traits in this article!!!

Colors leave an impact on human moods,thoughts and emotions.The color psychology greatly helps in figuring out the impact and effect which colors create.This article provides you an insight in the deeper meanings of the colors that we wear and use in our lives!!!

© 2012 Saadia A


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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hey Liz... In case you haven't noticed, it has already been mentioned in the article that the above observations are just based on common observations and some color studies.They should not be considered as the final say !!!

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      Liz 5 years ago

      I don't suppose anyone knows where this information came from..? I kind of want to research it for a school thing...

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Thanks rockstar123 for dropping in your feedback on the Hub.I am glad you liked the article and discovered something new about your favorite color!!!

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      rockstar123 5 years ago

      well,i like red nail polish and i never knew that it represents joy and energy! thank you so much for this article xxxx :)

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hi NP.QUEEN....Nails indeed are a reflection of one's personality to certain extent.Thank you for coming by and your appreciation of the article :)

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Very nice article. Really nail is one of the symbol of personality. I think so....Thanks for sharing.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hey thelyricwriter ,nice to see you and please no apologies for a late visit.Its absolutely fine ,whenever you come by,late or early,it is always a pleasure to see your feedback. I am glad that you found the article good.Yeah, colors and their effects is an interesting phenomenon and it is always fun to learn about them.

      Thank you very much for your votes and your time for reading and your very nice comment.I am good and hope you are absolutely doing great as well. Take care and my best wishes for you always!!! :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and all across but funny. What a great cool interesting article Learner. I never knew that these colors would have meaning as nail polish. It was fun to learn all the different meanings. Awesome job. Hope your doing well and appologies for the late visit:) Take care friend.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hi CosmopolitanGreen, i will be updating and adding more colors in near future.So keep your fingers crossed for the new additions. :) thank you for coming by !!!

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hi ishwaryaa ...well haha i am really revolving around color psychology and hopefully you will get to see more on colors from me someday.Thank you so much for leaving your feedback on the hub,your votes and sharing.

      I also admire the classic shades of maroon and copperish brown shades.They are pretty nice shades and look good on almost many kinds of skin tones.

      Thank you again for coming by.I appreciate that :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      First eye-colors, now nail-polish colors and what's next? An enrapturing hub indeed! My favorite nail-polish colors are classic shades of maroon, rich copperish-brown and luxurious dark golden-brown which goes well with my typical Indian golden-honey-toned skin.

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up.