Neutral shades are always a safe bet when it comes to nail colors; a taupe color is not only safe it also makes a bold statement. It's a shade that is very flattering on all skin tones.
My favorite putty shades:
Chanel in Particuliere:
OPI in you dont know Jacques:
I think this color looks best on short sq-oval nails but im growing mine out and didnt feel like cutting them :o)