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Top 10 Silver Nail Polishes

ICYMI: Silver Nail Polishes Are A Thing—Here Are The Best Ones To Buy

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Grab a champagne flute and crank up the disco, because this year’s most coveted nail polish shade is silver. As we predicted in our round-up of 2024 fashion trends, silver and metallics are having a moment. So, from handbags to high heels—and of course, on our nails—we’ll be donning the shiniest of shades for the rest of the year. 

That said, painting your nails at home is an art that requires patience and good products. Choose the wrong lacquer and you’ll end up with brittle, chipped nubs. Choose the right lacquer, and you’ll be empowered to make every hand flourish just a little bit bigger—especially if you’re sporting silver, which glitters, shines, and demands attention. 

Still, silver nail polish has a spectrum all its own, with many different versions of the color to choose from. Fortunately for you, we’ve found the most talked-about options so you can spend less time shopping and more time polishing.

How We Found The Best Silver Nail Polishes

As always, we couldn’t have done it without our data-powered, unbiased algorithm. Using a diverse range of data from reviews and social media buzz, the proprietary tool identifies and creates a ranking of standout products. Keep reading to see what our algorithm found this time. Then, check out the 10 Best Base Coats to find the perfect polish to ensure your mani stays in tip-top shape. 

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January 25, 2024

Written By:Sierra Rogers

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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The Rankings


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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Color In Pumping Iron

Overall Score

4.05

10

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Color In Pumping Iron

4.38

19047 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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Best Silver Nail Polish For Brittle Nails

THE SPECIFICS
You know Sally Hansen, but if you don't, here's the gist: The company has been a household name since 1946. Its Hard As Nails collection is formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and green tea to help fragile nails grow longer and stronger, and the Pumping Iron shade is right in line with this year's metallic trend.

MORE TO KNOW
Sally Hansen makes some of the best, most affordable nail polish around; you can buy this bottle on Amazon for less than $3.


Ella+Mila Nail Polish In Mirror Mirror

Overall Score

4.05

09

Ella+Mila Nail Polish In Mirror Mirror

4.52

753 User Reviews

3

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Chrome Silver Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
Mirror, mirror on the wall, this silver is the fairest of them all. A true standout on this list, Mirror Mirror has a sexy chrome finish that gives more shine than glitter. 

MORE TO KNOW
Shoppers love how stunning and rich the color looks with just one layer. 

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


OPI Nail Lacquer In I Cancer-tainly Shine

Overall Score

4.1

08

OPI Nail Lacquer In I Cancer-tainly Shine

4.6

968 User Reviews

3

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Holographic Silver Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
Calling all Cancers! A shiny shade from OPI's 2023 Big Zodiac Energy Collection, I Cancer-tainly Shine is a holographic shade packed with metallic glitter.

MORE TO KNOW
For long-lasting results, top this polish off with a coat of OPI's Infinite Shine Gloss


Londontown Lakur In Coconut Crush

Overall Score

4.15

07

Londontown Lakur In Coconut Crush

4.91

49 User Reviews

2.4

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Clean Silver Nail Polsih

THE SPECIFICS
Londontown is a brand committed to clean beauty. You can expect paraben-, formaldehyde-, and phthalate-free formulas, as well as natural ingredients that benefit your skin and nails (like biotin and jojoba seed oil). Pick up a bottle of Coconut Crush for a pearlescent shade that can lean fancy and formal or cool and casual.

REVIEWER HIGHLIGHT
"I wore this polish on my toenails for two weeks with no chips. I polished over the existing polish to brighten up the polish and fill in the gap caused by nail growth between my cuticle and nail and applied a good topcoat. The polish lasted another two weeks until my upcoming pedicure."

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Paintbox Nail Lacquer In Like Future

Overall Score

4.2

06

Paintbox Nail Lacquer In Like Future

4.6

2 User Reviews

2.1

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Glitter Silver Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
Paintbox is known for its standout studio designs and long-lasting nail polishes. Like many other brands, it’s also 10-free, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free. 

MORE TO KNOW
Like Future is described as an “icy silver” whose glitter fragments add “megawatt depth,” almost resembling expensive jewelry. 

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Essie Luxeffects Nail Polish In Set In Stones

Overall Score

4.3

05

Essie Luxeffects Nail Polish In Set In Stones

4.6

17729 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Silver Top Coat Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
The Luxeeffects line is less polish and more top coat; a multidimensional touch for any solid color. Still, it can also be worn alone, though you may have to apply a couple of coats for full coverage. 

MORE TO KNOW
Set in Stones is a silver-gray glitter hybrid.


OPI Nail Lacquer In Go Big Or Go Chrome

Overall Score

4.3

04

OPI Nail Lacquer In Go Big Or Go Chrome

5

2 User Reviews

2.1

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Metallic Silver Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
It's your choice: Go Big Or Go Chrome. Described on OPI's website as "...a distinguished metallic silver color, associated with wealth, sophistication and glamour," Go Big Or Go Chrome is a lacquer shade with a luxurious, galactic look to it.

MORE TO KNOW
Prep your nails with OPI's Natural Nail Base Coat before applying this polish for the best results possible.


Olive & June Nail Polish In Exclamation Point

Overall Score

4.4

03

Olive & June Nail Polish In Exclamation Point

4.5

223 User Reviews

2.7

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Gel-Like Silver Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
Olive & June’s take on silver is the equivalent of a disco ball for your nail beds. The silver holographic shade is a multidimensional feast for the eyes, where you’ll be able to spot a rainbow of tones that make up the silver finish. 

MORE TO KNOW
The formula is gel-like but still easy to remove without having to soak for hours in acetone.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Zoya Nail Polish In Trixie

Overall Score

4.4

02

Zoya Nail Polish In Trixie

4.54

406 User Reviews

2.8

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Foil-Finish Silver Nail Polish

THE SPECIFICS
Zoya is also a clean nail polish brand that prides itself on excluding formaldehyde, toluene, lead, and other harmful chemicals from its ingredient list. This silver is described as a “light silver with a sparkling metallic foil finish.” 

MORE TO KNOW
Zoya is also considered a top healthy choice for pregnant women.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Olive & June Nail Polish In Ojpas

Overall Score

4.45

01

Olive & June Nail Polish In Ojpas

5

81 User Reviews

2.5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Silver Nail Polish Overall

THE SPECIFICS
Named after the brand’s second salon in Pasadena, CA, OJPAS is a “pure platinum” silver with a classic metallic finish. Not too light and not too dark, its neutral tone is probably why so many people love it. Additionally, some reviewers suggest painting on top of Exclamation Point, another O&J polish on this list. 

REVIEWER HIGHLIGHT
“Listen. There is not a single better nail polish brand on the planet. Every single polish is perfect. The applicator is *chefs kiss*—I have never had a metallic go on so effortlessly. I’ll never buy another brand of polish again.”

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free

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