What Color Nails Go With a Raspberry Dress?

Actress Ashley Madekwe wears pale polish with her raspberry dress at an event in Los Angeles in 2013.
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A little bit red, a little bit purple and a whole lot of pink, raspberry is an eye-catching hue that pops in a crowd. Find a nail color that doesn’t compete or choose a polish shade that works like an accessory to amp up the volume even more.

1 Classic Approach

A striking color like raspberry stands on its own, so nails can play a supporting role. Go subtle and sophisticated with a pale pink or cream manicure or infuse a little edge with a classic black or deep plum to pick up the cool pink undercurrents in your dress. Both light and ultra-dark polishes look finished, while keeping your dress the star.

2 Modern Touch

Have fun with your polish with a contrasting color, like emerald green or cobalt blue lacquer. OPI Celebrity Manicurist Beth Fricke suggests coordinating the polish hue with your jewelry or eye makeup. Rock your raspberry frock with silver and crystal accessories and extend the shine through your tips with shimmery silver polish, or glam up your eyes with a bright lilac shadow and paint your nails to match.

Stacey Kole holds a Master's Degree in Education and has written for a variety of education publications. She also was managing editor of the International fashion and beauty publication Savvy, penning cover stories on such celebrities as Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.