Are you looking for cute winter nails that you can recreate at your local salon? If so, this post is perfect for you!
When you think of winter, you automatically think of certain color schemes: there are winter whites, blues, silvers, gold, vampy burgundy and of course, Christmas reds and emerald greens. No matter what nail colors you usually go for, you can easily adjust your typical color palette to include more cool tones that mesh well with winter.
Below, we’ve listed 50 amazing winter nail art ideas that range in their designs and colors so that you can pick out a style that is perfect for you. No matter what nail color, shape, or design you’re after, there’s something for everyone here!
Now, without further ado, let’s jump into the nail art!
The Best Winter Nail Designs To Recreate
1. Gold Snowflakes
We love this minimalist yet chic manicure that is perfect for the winter months. The nails begin with a nude base and feature a white, asymmetric French tip, then are decorated with gleaming gold snowflakes to add a cute wintery touch.
2. Pink Sparkles
If you love feminine, pink nails, then this nail design is exactly what you need. All nails have a pale pink base, then three are decorated with pink and silver stripes, stretching down from the tip of the nail, while the ring and little fingers are decorated with pink snowflakes – so pretty!
3. Winter Forest
This manicure is just exquisite and so unique too! Each nail begins with a snowy white base and is then decorated with winter fir trees, with some darker ones in the foreground and faded ones in the background to give the nails perspective. Gold foil finishes off the look, adding a touch of glamour.
4. Frozen Lake
Chrome nails are so popular at the moment, so why not go for a blue chrome to turn this trendy nail design into something more wintery? The nails are painted with a shiny icy blue chrome polish to create this striking, mirror-like finish that reminds us of a frozen lake.
5. Gold Glitter
Go glam with this gold glitter manicure! The ring and little fingers are covered entirely in gold glitter that really sparkles under the light, while the middle finger has a beige base and is decorated with intricate white snowflakes, then the thumb and index finger are painted with a glossy ivory polish – so chic!
Add a festive touch to your nails with this green, gift-wrapped design. The nails are painted with a glossy emerald green shade, with a French tip design on the ring finger, while the index finger has a gold base and features a green ribbon and bow, like a present.
7. ice & Frost
This frosty manicure is exactly what you need for the winter season, and would work perfectly for the Christmas season too! Each nail features a different design, often beginning with a clear base and then decorated with white snowflakes, a blue glitter French tip, white diagonal lines, and a white French tip, apart from the little finger which is decorated with blue glitter.
8. Ice Cold
These nails have a glamorous, icy look with a white and silver color palette. The nails have a white base and are decorated with silver glitter, while the accent finger features chunky silver glitter at the tip, fading out as you move down the nail, ensuring a sparkling look.
9. Wintery Tips
We love this super cute wintery French tip nail design! Each nail has a glossy nude base and is decorated with a gold glitter French tip and little sprigs of holly, making this manicure perfect for the holiday season as well as the winter months.
10. Burgundy Touch
Dark colors are a must in the winter months, which is why we think you should definitely go for this burgundy manicure. Three nails are painted with a glossy burgundy shade, while the middle finger has a natural base and a burgundy French tip, and the ring finger is decorated with burgundy and white waves – so stunning!
11. Pink Candy Canes
This pink and rose gold manicure is just gorgeous, while the candy cane and snowflake designs ensure a wintery look. The nails begin with a matte pink base and then are decorated with rose gold snowflakes or a diagonally striped candy cane design. The middle finger stands out in the center of the manicure with the frosted pink glittery look.
This nail design is eye-catching and unique, making it an irresistible manicure for the winter months! The base fades from light pink to light blue and is covered with a shimmery top coat that sparkles in the light, then each nail is decorated with little white pearls that look like snowballs – so cute!
13. The Beige Nose Reindeer
This reindeer manicure is perfect if you often go for neutral colors on your nails but want to add a wintery touch. The ring finger has a white base and is decorated with a reindeer face, while the middle finger features bronze polka dots, and the index finger is covered in brown glitter.
14. Gold & Burgundy Stars
These starry nails are ideal for the winter season when you have lots of Christmas events and holiday events to attend, with a glamorous look. Each nail starts with an off-white base and then is decorated with cute stars in burgundy, gold glitter, and pink glitter so they really sparkle under the lights.
15. Black & Silver
Go for a more subtle winter look with this black and silver manicure. Three nails are painted with a glossy black polish, then the ring and little finger are decorated with holographic silver glitter adding an opulent touch to these simple and stylish nails.
16. Midnight French tips
If you are looking for a glamorous manicure for the winter months, then this black, French tip manicure is just what you need. The index and little fingers are painted in glossy black, while the middle and ring fingers have a nude base and are decorated with either a black French tip, with a swipe of silver, or with a silver French tip with black painted sparkles.
17. Emerald & Silver
Emerald green is the perfect color for the winter months, evoking memories of a wintery forest, fir trees, and wreaths. This manicure includes green French tip nails, a ring finger decorated with white snowflakes, and a silver glitter little finger.
18. Glazed Ombre
The brown and beige tones in this nail design are chic and sophisticated for the winter season. The nails have an ombre design, with a nude beige shade at the base of the nail and a chocolatey brown at the tip. The manicure has then been finished with a shiny topcoat to give the nails that glazed effect.
19. pale blue
This pale blue shade is ideal for the winter months, while the sparkling embellishments add a little extra sparkle. Four of the nails are painted with this glossy, icy pale blue shade, while the index finger has a pale pink base and is decorated with silver stars, with a 3D gemstone sitting in the center.
20. Ice Queen
The snowflake designs pair perfectly with the light blue color palette to create a stunning winter manicure. The index and middle fingers have a pink base and a light blue French tip, and are decorated with white snowflakes – so pretty! The ring finger is decorated with blue glitter, while the rest of the nails are painted with glossy light blue polish.
21. Burgundy Flowers
This nail design has a warm and cozier look, with the rich burgundy polish and elegant floral designs. Three nails are painted with this berry-toned burgundy polish, while the index and middle fingers have a natural base and burgundy flowers decorating the tip of the nail.
22. Royal Blue
Go for something a little more artistic and abstract, such as this royal blue manicure. The nails are first painted with a sheer white polish and then each is decorated with a royal blue French tip in a wavy, abstract shape to create a distinctive look and finished with little blue stars.
23. Mauve Mood
The mauve, pink, white, and gold color palette of this manicure is just gorgeous! Two nails are painted in this beautiful mauve tone, while the rest of the nails have a white or pink asymmetric French tip, with an added swipe of gold, and then are decorated with white snowflakes and sparkles.
24. Chocolate Swirls
This chocolate swirls manicure reminds us of hot chocolates, making this design perfect for the winter months! The middle and ring fingers have a sheer pink base and are decorated with swirls of cocoa brown and gold polish, while the rest of the nails are painted with a glossy brown polish.
25. Half & Half
These half-and-half nails have a glamorous, eye-catching look and are just irresistible! Each nail has a classic base, with a nude and white French tip design, then half of the nail is painted in dark green and decorated with flecks of gold foil for a striking look.
26. Short & Sparkly
If you prefer your nails short, this winter manicure is just right for you! The nails are painted with a sparkly midnight blue polish, which reminds us of winter skies, then the accent nail has a shite shimmery base and is decorated with blue and silver snowflakes – just beautiful!
27. White Wonderland
Go for an elegant and refined manicure this winter, like this white wonderland design. Three nails are painted with glossy white polish, while the index finger has a pale pink base and a white French tip, then the middle finger has a pink base and is decorated with a white snowflake.
28. Pale Blue & White
This pale blue and white manicure reminds us of snowy winter days – so pretty! The ring and little fingers have a shimmery white base and are decorated with iridescent glitter and sequins. The rest of the nails are painted with pale blue polish, and finished with tiny flecks of glitter.
29. Minimalist Wreath
This wreath design is just exquisite and ideal if you love a paired-back, minimalist look. Each nail has a sheer pink base for a natural look then are decorated with sprigs of fir tree to create a wreath-like design.
30. Silver Tips
This silver manicure is just stunning and guarantees a glamorous winter look. The nails begin with a glossy, bare base and then are decorated with a silver glitter French tip and a silver, intricate snowflake. The accent nail is covered entirely in silver glitter so it really sparkles in the light.
31. Festive Mood
This nail design is just what you need to take you from the winter months through to the holiday season. Each nail features a different design, for example, the index finger has a gold glitter base and white candy cane stripes, the middle finger has a gold tip and features the word joy, then the ring finger is decorated like a gift – so stunning!
32. Burnt Orange
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We love this manicure that would work for both the fall and winter months. The color palette of these nails includes burnt orange and a shiny copper tone, while the leaf designs ensure a pretty, fall-winter look.
33. Glazed Donut
Glazed donut nails have been incredibly popular ever since Hailey Bieber showed us how to create them on TikTok, and this white-tint glazed look is ideal for the winter months. This manicure looks chic and stylish, while the subtle shimmer adds a little glamour to your everyday look.
34. Sage Green Sparkle
If you are looking for a manicure that is wintery but not too dark, then these sage green nails are exactly what you need. There is a range of designs within this manicure, including snowflakes, glitter, and matte cable knit designs, meaning you can play around and create your own, distinctive nail look.
35. Winter Green
Get inspired by winter foliage for your manicure! This beautiful winter nail design begins with a sheer white matte base, featuring white specks like snowflakes, and then is decorated with winter berry leaves and red berries.
36. Shooting Stars
Go for a dark glamour look with this sparkling black manicure. The thumb and little finger are painted with a black polish with a silver shimmer, while the rest of the nails have a geometric French tip, embellished with black and silver gemstones.
37. Touch Of Red
This red and white festive manicure will take you from the holiday season all the way through to the new year – perfect! The nail design includes white snowflakes, a red French tip, and a red glitter index finger for a stunning, winter look.
38. Glittering Forest
These gold forest nails are just incredible and glam enough for any holiday parties you have coming up in the winter months. All the nails begin with a forest green base, then are decorated with white flecks like snow, green trees in the background, and glittering gold trees in the foreground – just stunning!
39. Rose Gold Touch
For a cute and girly design, go for this pink and rose gold manicure. The index and little fingers have a pale pink base and are decorated with white and rose gold stripes, then the middle finger is decorated with snowflakes and the accent nail is painted in twinkling rose gold glitter.
40. Ice Queen
If you can’t decide on one blue shade for your winter manicure, then just choose them all! These ice queen nails begin with a dark blue shade on the thumb and then each nail gets lighter until you reach the pale blue little finger. We love the chrome finish too!
41. Glossy Grey & Silver
Grey tones always look polished and refined in the winter months, which is why you really need this grey and silver manicure. The nails are painted in different shades of glossy grey, with a white ring finger and sparkling silver little finger to add a glam finishing touch.
42. Sparkling Frost
We love this minimalist yet glamorous manicure, with the white finish and sparkly embellishments. Each nail has a sheer white base that looks like a layer of frost on your nails, then some are decorated with a touch of glitter while others have gold stars and curves – just gorgeous!
43. Burgundy & Burnt Orange Waves
The color palette of this manicure is just stunning, and the glitter polishes add an extra special twinkle to the nails. The little finger is painted with burgundy glitter while the thumb is painted in burnt orange glitter. Then the rest of the nails have a sheer pink base and are decorated with waves of burgundy and burnt orange glitter.
44. Sweater Weather
Go for a cute and cozy look with this sweater manicure. Three nails have a light blue base and are decorated with texture, and cable knit details, while the index and middle fingers have a beige base and feature delicate white snowflakes.
45. Golden Touch
Add something extra special to your neutral nails with a touch of gold. The nails have a pink base and white, V-shaped French tip, framed by gold glitter, except for the ring finger which is covered in gold glitter for a sparkling finish.
46. Green Velvet
We love these velvet-effect nails that look striking and ultra-luxurious! The green velvet effect ring finger is paired with natural nails decorated with green shimmery French tips and white snowflakes – just beautiful!
47. Pink & White Ombre
Ombre designs are just stunning, and these pink and white ombre nails have been given an extra wintery touch. The nails begin as pink at the base and then fade to white as you reach the tip and then are finished with a glittery top coat and intricate white snowflakes.
48. Pink Glitter
This manicure has a simple yet glamorous look with sparkling pink glitter. The thumb and ring finger are painted in pink glitter which twinkles in the light, while the rest of the nails have a glossy bare base and are finished with pink glitter French tip and a polka dot at the base of the nail.
49. Merry & Bright
Go for a more festive look with your winter nails, like this red nail design with gold glitter. The soft matte red nails sit alongside gold glitter nails for a gorgeously festive aesthetic that would work for the winter months, Thanksgiving, and the holiday season.
50. Beige Swirls
Neutral tones can give an opulent look too – just like this glittery manicure. These nails have a glittery beige base and are decorated with a glossy, ivory swirl, while the ring finger is the opposite way round, with an ivory base and beige swirl for a striking look.
Which of these winter nails and winter nail art designs was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!