Despite the fact that it happens every year, the seasonal change still sneaks up on us. The first forty degree day and these winter nail designs are our official wake up call. Green Day needs to get on it and write a song about December next.
Decision fatigue is real, so don’t make us choose our favorite from these winter nails—sparkles, chrome, snowflakes, glazed, or even classic red and green are all great choices. We’ll easily choose between apple and pumpkin pie, though. Both. Always both.
So get to it so you can try out all these winter nail designs before spring hits. You’re welcome for at least one thing to look forward to this season!
23 Fresh Winter Nail Designs to Round Out 2023
1. Gradient Galaxy Nails
To the moon and beyond. This gradient mani is out of this world. Is the moon considered part of our world? We didn’t pay attention in middle school science class.
2. Brown Hearts
3. Periwinkle Snow Nails
This charming winter manicure is helping us feel excited for the season’s first snow. Don’t talk to us after the second.
4. Red French Tips
5. Black Snow Nails
These stylized snowflakes on dark matte black are the goth Christmas look we’ve been searching for. Red and green are annoyingly persistent.
6. Princess Sparkles
The subtle gold leaf glimmer on these soft pink nails is an elevated holiday look. It’ll look so classy on your raised pinky while you down Fireball shots at the office party.
7. Glazed Nails
We’re not sure why we’re suddenly craving Krispy Kreme. Can’t think of a single reason.
8. Chrome Jewel Nails
These long claws with glittery chrome highlights are bringing the crisp, cool winter vibe. We’re not sure we could wrap presents in these, but that’s OK. They’re all gift cards anyway.
9. Celestial Mani
We didn’t realize technology had advanced to the point of space age robot unicorn nails. Did you use AI to make these?
10. Black Menorah Nails
This winter nail design is proof that you can be festive at Hanukkah without wearing all blue. Just paint a little flame onto each candle every night.
11. Extreme Shine Black Winter Nails
These are the prettiest oil slicks we’ve ever seen. Not that the competition is particularly fierce.
12. Black and White Starlight
Consider these your daylight saving time nails. It’s your disheartening reminder that nighttime comes early now. But hey, at least it’s pretty.
13. Black Pinstripes
These pink and black beauties remind us of the cute 1950s bathroom tile in that vintage bungalow that we pretend we live in when we daydream. Is that you at the door, young Elvis?
14. New Neutral Nails
Cool neutrals always work in winter, but these gray and latte shades werk.
15. Sparkly Snowflake Nails
This elegant set displays a subtle snowflake jewel, just enough to welcome a winter wonderland. Hear that snow? You’re only welcome if you stay shimmery.
16. Graphic French Mani
Traditional French tips are a bit more summery, but these dark versions are stunning for winter holiday soirées. That being said, we wouldn’t turn down a beach trip if you’re offering.
17. Cross Talons
This winter nail design is all you’ll ever need to repel vampires. The cross alone should work, but if it doesn’t, the spiky stiletto tips are a good backup plan.
18. Chrome Detail Nails
If you love 3D elements on your nails, but hate getting jewels caught on your hair, this 3D gel is a shiny and perfect solution. Next: to solve for drinking copious amounts of coffee without getting jitters.
19. Red and Green
Festive Christmas manis can sometimes look hokey or childish. But these daggers in slightly darker red and green are nothing but grown-up elegance. We’re still excited to open our stocking, though.
20. Delicate Jewel Winter Nails
Multicolored gems raise the ante on the glamour of this winter nail design. Just don’t get too close to the lights on your tree, or you might blend in.
21. Black Glazed Nails
What’s mostly dark but with glimmers of shiny hope? Our soul. Oh, and these nails.
22. Light Green Sparkle
We’re not sure what Kermit was going on about. It’s easy being green when you have a nail tech.
23. Champagne Nails
These charming nails are subtle enough to go from the office right to the party. What party, you ask? We were hoping you had one.
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