Dark digits took center stage at the 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California. Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty Images | Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA | Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for PCA

While the fashion, hair and makeup at the 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California was suprisingly stunning, we couldn't help but notice celebs flaunting ultra-glam manicures in dark nail polish.

Actresses Vanessa Williams and Tiffany Hines and reality TV star Kim Kardashian all hit the blue carpet donning dark digits in mysterious shades of amethyst, emerald green and black, respectively.

And each of the leading ladies stuck to the unwritten beauty rule: dark nail polish looks better on short nails.

We can't wait to make an appointment at our local nail salon to update our manicure. But what do you think about dark nail polish?

Leave a commment and watch the video below as celebrity manicurist Jill, from Spa Chicks on The Go, gives us the skinny on how to get a gorgeous gray manicure.