Winter is coming, and while it’s not that dreary yet, winter nails are one way to accessorize your winter wardrobe. Even if that wardrobe is a onesie.
Whether you’re headed to a holiday party, curling up to watch Christmas movies, or just like being that person who does the holidays better than everyone else, there’s a nail design idea here for you.
From traditional deep dark colors to those with lots of sparkle and winter wonderland designs, these are the best winter nail art ideas. And even if they’re not, they’re way cuter than frostbite.
24 Winter Nails for the Season
1. Winter Forest Stiletto Nails
We went to Narnia and all we got were these amazing wintry daggers. Unfortunately, the wardrobe prevented us from bringing back the airbrushed t-shirts.
2. Wavy Blue Nails
These wavy shades of blue tips are great because we can’t do anything in a straight line. We learned that when we tried to cut our own bangs.
3. Evergreen Tree Nails
Using Orly Pine-ing For You nail polish is a great alternative to trying to color your claws with pine needles.
4. Christmas Glow In The Dark Press On Nails
5. Forest Green and White Winter Nails
Matte green, snowflakes, silver, and diagonal stripes sound like three more extra elements than what we were prepared to try. But it’s way easier (and less dangerous) than putting up Christmas lights, so we’ll take it.
6. Daisy Wreath Nail Design
These are going to look really good with your car’s wreath. But watch out – your door may get jealous.
7. Midnight Winter Press-On Nails
8. Olive Green & Gold Nail Design
What do olive green, knit sweaters, gold, and the beginning of a fancy spreadsheet have in common? Just another day in our home office.
9. Burgundy Plaid Nail Art
These burgundy nails will look great with our new Burberry bag. You got us a new Burberry bag, right?
10. Neutral Winter Nails
This look will help you practice the same precision you’ll need for gift wrapping. while also giving yourself a manicure. Or, it’ll remind you why you always put gifts in a bag. Ideally, a Burberry one. What?
11. Snow Bunny Nails
These are going to look great when we go skiing. And by that, we mean drinking hot toddies in the ski lodge.
12. Winter Forest Scene Nail Design
Turn your nails into a snow globe with this tranquil winter nail design. Remember to poke some holes so the reindeer can breathe.
13. Emerald Green Snowflake Nail Design
These nails showcase emerald in several finishes – matte, shiny, sparkly. Personally, we like our emeralds with a nice gold setting surrounding them. We’ll accept silver though.
14. Winter Earth Tone Skittles Mani
The basic version of ombre nails, also known as a skittles manicure, looks just as good in the winter using some earth and wintry colors. Unfortunately, they don’t taste as good as that tropical mix. Ok, ok, they are better than the yellow ones.
15. Black and White Winter Nails
We may have to wear matching red and green outfits for family Christmas photos, but we will get our favorite color in their somewhere.
16. Elaborate Santa Claus Nails
Santa Claus can focus on how to get down the chimney, and we’re going to focus picking up cookies without running these elaborate nails.
17. Rudolph Accent Nail Design
Word on the street is that the other reindeer were making fun of Rudolph, so we’re giving him the spotlight with this sparkly winter nail design. Also, it would take a really long time to paint the rest of them.
18. Hot Cocoa Nails
We pay anyone who will paint this design on our nails in a giant bag mini marshmallows. Ok…maybe just half the bag. Or one quarter of the bag and a high five?
19. Rose Gold Stiletto Nails
This design takes the appeal of fresh, glittery snow and takes it up a notch with a tint of rose gold.
20. Home Alone Stiletto Nail Design
Use this winter nail design to subtly suggest you want to turn the house into a giant booby trap. Who doesn’t love stepping on LEGOs at 3am?
21. Snowflake Cable Knit Nails
This half-cable-knit sweater, half-snowflake nail art is inspired by all those knitting projects we started and abandoned. The first month of quarantine was a weird time.
22. Pink Gingerbread Man Nail Design
We’re sorry about the leg; we got a bit snackish. We’re sure a bit of icing will fix him right up. No, we’re totally not eyeing the other leg.
23. Mistletoe Nail Art
We’ll meet you under the mistletoe when we’re done painting our nails like this. So, approximately three Christmases from now.
24. Shades of Green Nail Design
Grab all your different shades of green polish and some nail tape for this off-kilter nail design. Your landlord may not let you paint your walls, but he can’t take this from you!