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Color Pairing: 8 Must-Try Nail Dip Color Combos

There are so many different options when it comes to your next manicure, but if you’re on the search for a long-lasting, high-impact style that always delivers, then nail dip powder is the way to go. It’s great for keeping your nails growing healthy and strong and you can apply it and remove it right from the comfort of home, which can save you time and money at the salon. 

Nail dip powder comes in many unique colors and styles, and Nailboo is here to help you find the perfect combination of designs to fit your wardrobe and look. In addition to the dip powder nail kits available in our shop, we also want to share all we’ve learned about taking care of our nails, listening to our nails’ needs, and getting gorgeous looks every time. 

Here’s what you’ll want to know about applying dip powder to your nails and creating unique and stylish nail color combinations that will really make your nails stand out. 

Benefits of Nail Dipping 

When it comes to your next manicure, you have choices including acrylic nails, shellac nails, nail tips, gels, and even traditional polish. It can be difficult to know where to start or how to switch up the style you’ve been following, but it can be worth it! Here are a few of the benefits of trying out dip nails over all the other options. 

It’s Low Impact

Unlike other nail options, dip nail powders are applied directly to the surface of the nail. That means you don’t need to worry about any adhesives or even exposure to UV light, which is often used to set nail polish and nails. Dip powder manicures can be an excellent option for keeping your nails healthy and growing strong.

It’s Easy To Apply 

One of the best parts of applying dip nail powder is that you can do it yourself. Dip nail powder is very easy to apply at home, which can save you time and money from salon visits and make it easy to change or touch up your favorite colors whenever you’re in the mood. A simple dip powder kit, like the kind you’ll find here at Nailboo, is accessible and affordable and will give you great manicures for a long time to come. 

It’s Protective and Long-Lasting 

Just because you can apply the nail dip powder at home doesn’t mean it isn’t high-quality. Nail dip powder can last for several weeks or even up to a month when properly cared for, so you can set it and forget it for the next great event or your day-to-day. 

The protected exterior of your dip powder manicure means that you won’t have to worry as much about chips and breaks. Nail dip powder is a great way to keep your nails healthy, strong, and happy. 

You Can Remove It at Home 

Many different manicure styles are best removed by a certified technician at a salon, which can mean more time and money spent on your next manicure. But you don’t need to worry about that when it comes to dip powders. Removing your dip powder manicure is easy and affordable and you only need a few tools and materials. 

You’ll want to gather a nail file, acetone, and cotton balls. Begin by filing the top layer of your dip polish off of the nail, working to get as thin a layer as possible. After that, dip the cotton balls in acetone and allow them to sit on the nails for fifteen to twenty minutes. You can use nail clips to ensure that they stay in place long enough to loosen the remaining polish. 

After that, wipe up the polish, use a cuticle pusher to remove any excess polish, and moisturize your hands to keep them from drying out from the acetone. It’s faster, quicker, and easier than nearly every other manicure option. 

You Have Lots of Options 

When it comes to dip powder, the options are endless. Not only do you have a wide range of pastels, jewel tones, and neutrals, but you’ll also be able to get great glitter and sparkle looks, as well. Add your favorite decals, stamps, and designs on the smooth surface of your dipped nails for a unique and personal look every time. 

Color Pairing: Must Try Nail Dip Color Combos

There are so many gorgeous colors and styles to pick from, so it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to your next nail dip manicure. Nailboo has you covered. Here are some of our favorite color combinations and styles for nail dip manicures that you can begin trying out at home today. 

1. Seasonal Colors 

Because dip nails last so long, they’re a great option for seasonal colors and palettes. You have so many different colors to pick from! 

For spring, we’re huge fans of embracing the bright and joyful dip colors, like pinks, blues, and greens, to represent all the colors of the garden. Summer is chock full of blues and yellows for sunshine and seaside styles that you just won’t want to miss. 

When it comes to fall, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous combination of reds, oranges, and yellows in jewel tones. The winter season is best represented by dark blues, purples, greens, and reds. Don’t forget sparkly and glittery colors for great seasonal accent nails that really add a little something special. 

2. Holiday Mixes

Here at Nailboo, we love a theme — and when it comes to holiday festivities, a new manicure is a great way to express your creativity. We’re all about getting into the holiday spirit, which is why we embrace Valentine’s Day nail styles in shades of reds, pinks, and blues. Or, go all out for the Fourth of July with a repeating red, white, and blue pattern. 

For Halloween, we recommend checking out dip color combos of purple, green, and black or white, yellow, and orange. Or, you can take it in a witchy and sophisticated direction with dark blues and golds that add a little something magical. 

Thanksgiving can be fun or chic in shades of orange and red. Christmas combos can’t be beaten with red and white candy canes, green and gold trees, or a snowy style in shades of blue and white. 

3. Shades of Ombre 

Ombre nails are stylish and a lot of fun, and they’re really easy to achieve at home. If you’re interested in creating an ombre style across the entire manicure, you’re in luck. With so many great colors to pick from, dip powders are perfect for an ombre design. 

We recommend ombres in your favorite colors, mixing and matching shades of blues, purples, and pinks, or go for something totally unique and do shades of glitter and sparkle instead. 

You can make the transitions bold and dramatic or subtle and chic. Either way, it’s sure to be stylish and unique every time. 

4. Neutral Lineup 

Sometimes, you’re on the search for a subtler and more subdued style, and you can achieve that in your own unique way with the many chic and glossy neutral dip powders available here at Nailboo. You can ombre shades of white and ivory or mix and match neutrals with each other for a creative style no one else has. 

Neutrals are also a great option for accent nails and colorful tips if you’re interested in adding a little something extra to your style, but the high-quality and glossy finish dip polish means they stand all on their own, as well. 

5. Pink and White 

If you want a subtle and chic look that’s a little bolder than all neutral, then a white and pink lineup may be a good option for you. There are many gorgeous shades of pink powder available in our collection, as well as whites and off-whites. 

Create an alternating pattern or style an accent nail for that special design. You can make a pink and white manicure as bold or glamorous as you want, and it all starts with dip powder. 

6. Glitters and Gold 

If you’re all about the flash and the drama, then gold and glittery dip powders are the perfect addition to your manicure kit. Not only do you have sequins and glitter styles to pick from, but there’s also a shiny metallic lineup that you won’t want to miss as well. 

The glitters go great together, but they’re also an excellent option for tips and accent nails. Add your favorite golds to pinks for something pretty and feminine or mix silver and blue for a witchy, moonlit vibe that’s all about those spooky fall nights.

No matter how you add silver, gold, and rose gold to your manicure lineup, it’s sure to be beautiful and unique. Gold and silver are also great options for stamps and decals if you want a hint of something that really stands out, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your next style. 

7. Neon Rainbow 

Make a statement without the shine when you reach for the neon powders and colors available here at Nailboo. The great thing about neon shades is that they can be used for full nail coverage or as accent nails, bases, and tips for a subtler but still exciting palette and design. We love to mix and match the bright and the bold, so try out a rainbow design, pair orange, yellow, and pink for a sunset, or mix blues and purples for a summery style that everyone will love. 

8. Pink and Green 

When it comes to summer styles, you just can’t go wrong with pink and green. Not only do pink and green represent watermelons and all of your favorite desserts, but they can also be a great way to celebrate fresh flowers and garden joy. 

You can pair your colors together for a gentle homage to summer gardens, or use the pink and green shades to create floral decals and designs that speak to your cottagecore style

Green also pairs great with other flower colors like white, blue, and yellow. No matter how you paint your spring and summer garden manicure, it’s sure to be beautiful and one-of-a-kind. 

In Summary 

These are just a few of our favorite nail styles and combinations here at Nailboo, but the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re embracing the season, preparing for a party, or you just want to try something you’ve never seen before, there’s a dip powder color combination that’s sure to work for you. 

We have dozens of options for you to pick from and the only limit is your imagination. 

Beyond helping you pick your favorite colors and styles to create a manicure that really stands out, we also offer the tools and resources you need to begin the nail dipping process right at home. We believe everyone should be able to get salon-quality manicures without breaking the bank, and it’s easy to get started with the help of our Nailboo dip kits


Explore our library of guides and ideas and check out our growing catalog of Nail dip powder colors to begin planning your next beautiful color combination today. Don’t forget to share your favorite finished styles! 


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