Edgy Nail Polish Colors That Will Take Your Engagement Ring from Sweet to Sassy

Hair & Beauty
Edgy Manicures for Engagement Ring and Wedding

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It's engagement season! This means one very important thing: You'll need a gorgeous manicure to match and enhance your brand-new bling. We all love the traditional pale pink mani-pedi, but bold-toned nails and nail art have never been hotter. Whether your engagement ring is classic or a bit more unique, our pros have created a palette of edgy lacquer shades to complement your newest accessory and beyond! (Hello edgy manicure to mix up your wedding-day look.)

Oscar de la Renta Nail Polish Larimar

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Talk about something blue! Every model in Oscar de la Renta's spring 2013 bridal show sported this icy, enchanting shade.

Nail lacquer in Larimar, $22, Oscar de la Renta

MAC Nail Polish Soiree

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Metallic rose gold is unexpected—and wildly flattering, says Sally Hansen nail pro Tracylee Percival, who regularly paints Emma Watson and Nicki Minaj.

Nail lacquer in Soiree, $16, MAC

Estee Lauder Chaos Nail Polish

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Experiment! "Try a clear nail with a silver tip," suggests Percival. "I'm always happy to see brides break out of their box and have fun."

Pure Color nail lacquer in Chaos, $20, Estée Lauder

Jin Soon Risque Nail Polish

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Uber-manicurist Jin Soon Choi loves "a super-dark, glossy" nail with a white, fashion-forward gown. "It adds sleekness," she says.

Nail lacquer in Risqué, $18, JINSoon available at Sephora

Vapour Vernissage Scandal Nail Polish

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To modernize classic red nails, go for an "almond" shape. "It's slightly pointy," says Percival, "but with a rounded edge."

Nail lacquer in Scandal, $12, Vapour Vernissage

Sally Hansen Co-Bolt Nail Polish

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"Midnight blue really makes a statement," says Percival.

Insta-Dri in Co-Bolt Blue, $4.95, Sally Hansen available at Ulta

Sally Hansen Fog Nail Polish

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Want a hipper, softer take on white? Try this rosy, pearlized hue that teeters on the brink of gray.

Smooth and Perfect Color + Care nail lacquer in Fog, $5.99, Sally Hansen available at Walmart

Dior Diorific Nail Polish

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On a lighter note, nail superstar Sheril Bailey likes gold with an edgy wedding dress. "The woman who wears a fashion-forward and leggy dress is very secure," she says. "Gold is perfect."

Diorific nail lacquer in Diorling, $26, Dior available at Neiman Marcus

Lancome Gris Angora Nail Polish

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After making its mark on the runway circuit, gray is now a fashion fave. Gutsy but not too dark, this one is oh-so-modern.

Vernis In Love nail lacquer in Gris Angora, $15, Lancome

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