Gunmetal Grey Nail Polish Style Tips for Women 40+

If black and grey are not your colors, you may be wondering how to wear gunmetal grey nail polish. I find that black and white are just too stark for my pale skin. They make me look washed out so they aren’t colors I typically wear. but, I do like how sophisticated grey nail polish looks. So, it’s a color I choose regularly in cosmetics and clothing. I received product for this post. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

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Gunmetal Grey Nail Polish Style Tips for Women 40+

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Gunmetal Grey Nail Polish

Gunmetal grey nail polish is a very versatile color to wear. It goes well with your little black dress for office functions or holiday parties. And, looks just as good with washed out jeans and an oversized sweatshirt. I don’t have time to change my nail polish several times a week, so it’s important that the color I choose works easily for multiple outfits.

Gunmetal Grey Nail Polish for Light Skin

My skin is very fair, and I find that a matte gunmetal grey nail polish works best for me for that reason. Matte colors look stylish without being too showy which may overemphasize how pale my skin is. I also really like light gray nail polish like Sally Hansen Greyfitti and Sally Hansen Seize the Gray.

Gunmetal Grey Nail Polish on Dark Skin

If you have dark skin, a glossy or glittery gunmetal grey nail polish may work wonderfully for you. Check out Sally Hansen Stilletos & Studs for a really stylish pop of color. Of course, remember your top coat for even more shine and to make your polish last longer.

Gunmetal Grey Nail Polish Style Tips for Women 40+

Grey Style Tips

You can wear grey in a variety of different ways from a grey sheath dress to a grey pencil skirt with a white blouse. Casual outfits could include black leggings with an oversized grey sweater or sweatshirt. Or, distressed jeans, converse and a grey t-shirt.

How to Accessorize Grey

As with any outfit, don’t forget your accessories. Because grey is a neutral color, it works with lots of different accessories. You can add a scarf, pearl necklace, statement pin, shawl or blazer. It’s important to remember that you want your accessories to stand out from the rest of your outfit. Opt for a bold color or a contrasting color. Wear a strand of pearls against a grey dress. Or, add a red blazer to a grey pencil skirt and white blouse. Try black pumps or a bold red pair of heels depending on the situation.

Grey Makeup Look

Of course, you probably don’t want an entirely grey makeup look or you may end up looking goth rather than sophisticated. Try choosing one or two grey cosmetics and offsetting that with another color. You can do a grey smokey eye with a bold red lipstick.  Rimmel London has a gorgeous grey eyeshadow called Magnif’Eyes Show Off that you need to try with their Guilty Grey Eye Shadow Stick.

Do you have any gunmetal grey nail polish style tips to add?

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Ellen is a busy mom of a 21-year-old son and 25-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email to chat.


  1. I’ve never worn black nail polish and honesty don’t care for it on others either. Grey seems like a color I would try, especially a shiny grey polish. It would look great with red accessories and white pearls like you said. I do like the lighter greys over the darker greys and it helps me get out of my black clothes routine.

  2. Melissa Storms says:

    I like grey polish, but I wear a lighter color when I wear it. With grey clothing I usually pair grey with a brighter color, it is just what works for me and my pale, pale skin.

  3. Julie Waldron says:

    I love that color! It would look great during the holidays.

  4. I love wearing gray but I never thought of putting that color on my nails. I love the gray and black lace nail. Gorgeous!!