It’s that time of year again, the holidays are over, yet you are still feeling festive. So why not blast some cheerful tunes while decorating your nails? Whether you want to do it yourself or get them done professionally, here are the best winter nail colors and designs that you’re sure to be complimented on.
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Winter Nail Colors
There are so many different colors to chose from this winter when manicuring your nails. You can go minimal, with just one color, or use a few, either on different nails or even one. Though you may be tempted to pick the winter basics, remember your blues, purples, and nudes. Almost anything goes this season; it’s all about how you decorate them.
Everything that Glitters is Gold
Paint your nails a simple color like white and pink, then dress it up by adding a sprinkle of glitter. It’ll be a favorite winter design and an excellent choice if you want to add a touch of luxury to your seasonal nails.
Nice and Neutral
If you usually stick to a neutral color, then you can continue doing this in winter. Just pick one nail to add a feature too and make it seasonal. It can look really elegant while still keeping in the holiday spirit.
Go for Green
Experiment with different textures and shades of green this season. Dark green, ballerina shaped, matte nails can look amazing. Try it; you won’t have any regrets.
Red Holiday Nails
Red is another typical holiday season color that’s fun to play with. And who said you can’t rock it after Christmas? You can make deep reds a little more interesting by adding silver or white to the nails for a bit more detail.
An icy purple will look fantastic if you want to fit in with the cold, crisp atmosphere of winter. These dark to light gradient nails are the perfect variation of the more popular, pink to white nails. You could even add a little bit of silver or gold glitter on top.
White and Gold
These nails are perfect for any season; they will dress up any look. Keep it simple but elegant by painting half of your nails white and the other half gold. It’s a simple style if you’re hopeless at nail art but still want something that catches the eye.
Nude and Silver
These nails are so glamorous and gorgeous. If you usually tend to go for a simple nude nail, you can continue this trend over winter. Simply sprinkle a bit of holiday spirit on top and make them sparkle. In fact, paint one nail entirely silver and frost the other for a more expensive finish.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t usually put a lot of effort into your nails, then this is a great seasonal look. All you’ll need is white nail polish and a stamp, or you could buy snowflake nail stickers. Then sprinkle glitter on the tips and swipe a top coat over them. Your nails will still look nice and natural, just with a bit of a winter twist.
Marble and Gold Leaf
If you’re dedicated to the upkeep of your nails, then this is a good look to try. Black and white marble nails are a little more stylish with the addition of gold leaf on top. These nails are a real statement piece that you could rock this winter.
Paint each nail a different shade of red, starting with the deepest color and ending with the lightest. This winter look is more subtle, keeping with the theme without being overly committed to the festivity.
Plain white nails are perfect for winter. They’ll match the snow outside and can be easily paired with absolutely any outfit. They’re a basic look that is easy to upkeep if they end up chipping and can be dressed up with jewelry.
Pearl nails are like looking into an ornament or pure white glowing snow. They’re festive but remain feminine, while the ballerina shape adds to their elegance. Pearl looks exceptionally beautiful on nails that are a little longer, so keep that in mind when filing your nails.
Dark Grey Winter Night
Both light and dark grey can look lovely on your nails over winter. They’re a good background color to use if you’re looking to add festive nail art to your fingers or dress them up with silver glitter.
Cold Blue Snowing Sky
Turn your light blue nails into a winter wonderland with the addition of a sparkly silver nail. Dark blue can also be super festive with nail art or glitter added to them. Blue is a good choice if you’re looking for a refreshing change from red or green but still want them to fit the winter look.
Winter Toe Nail Designs
If you’re going to create winter nails for yourself, then you can’t possibly leave your toenails bare. You can have just as much fun with them if you want to. Match your toenails, re-creating whatever designs and colors you used before, just in a much more simple style.
Starry Night Blue
This is a great winter selection for your toes and it’s so simple to do. Pick out your favorite shade of blue and apply it to your toenails, then perfectly place gems on the corner of your big toes. Once that is complete, put a layer of topcoat over them so that they stay in place.
This look would pair perfectly with any nail choice that has white in it. This simple look is perfect if you’ve spent ages on your nails and still want your toes to look nice but don’t want to put in too much effort.
Perfectly match these toe nails with your finger design. A french manicure and pedicure with a holiday twist will look fantastic. If you want it to be more eye-catching, add the gem on the big toe to finish off the look.
These toes go perfectly with all nail designs that are nude, neutral or natural in color. Add a little bit of rose gold glitter on to every second toe, then finish the look off with gems.
Nude and Gold
Paint your toes nude, with one feature nail in glitter gold. Finally, add the detail around the big toes. It’s simple, stylish and pairs nicely with many nail styles.
Trending Winter Nail Colours
This winter, neutral and earth tones are totally in style. These colors are so easy to pair with any and everything, that you’ll be reaching for them by instinct. Why not be creative with your nails though and pick a few colors at once. This will definitely make them stand out. Try pale pink, transitioning into white. This frosted look is so on-trend and definitely meets the brief for this winter season.
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