10 Elegant, Nearly Nude Nail Polish Colors That Will Shine Next To an Engagement Ring

To announce their engagement, Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle stepped out in The Sunken Gardens of Kensington Palace, where they posed hand-in-hand for photos. For the occasion, Markle kept her ensemble simple–a white coat, knee length dress, nude heels and an elegant nude manicure–to show off her stunning three-stone diamond ring. With engagement season just around the corner, we suggest taking a note from Markle’s style guide, and trying a light pink nail polish color. From Chanel’s off-white shade and Essie’s sheer pale pink to Burberry’s dusty rose lacquer and Dior’s translucent pink formula, there’s something for everyone’s style and skin tone. Here, a closer look at the classic sheer pinks, creamy whites, elegant nudes, and 7 more sophisticated neutral nail polishes for a newly engaged hand.


For those who prefer a more opaque finish, try on Burberry’s Tea Rose.

Burberry Nail Polish in Tea Rose No.403, $23,


This color is an elegant shade of white with a hint of nude for a foolproof timeless finish.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 548 Blanc White, $28,


This petal rose pink comes with a intense shine for a manicure worth showing off.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Glaze Nail Lacquer in 206 Resurrection, $18,


For those who prefer an au natural finish, enhance the color of your nail with just one stroke.

Dior Nail Glow Nail Enhancer, $28,


This Essie shade has all the perks of a gel polish in a sophisticated sheer pink lacquer with a glossy, high shine finish.

Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture, $12,


A translucent, sheer pink that’s as delicate as your blush for a romantic hint of color.

JINsoon Nail Polish in Blush, $18,


A cult classic for those who prefer the subtlety of a natural nail with a hint of pink.

OPI in Bubble Bath, $11,


This elegant shade of light pink is suited for any occasion.

Deborah Lippmann Shimmer Nail Polish in A Fine Romance, $18,


A harmonious blend of pink and nude for the a different approach to the classic sheer nail.

YSL La Laque Couture in 24 Rose Abstrait, $28,


A soft pale pink white an elegant creamy finish for the ultimate polished manicure.

Zoya Nail Lacquer in Madison, $9,