As the weather turns colder, my thoughts turn to cozy sweaters, steaming mugs of cocoa, and of course – my winter nails. I look forward to this time of year not just for the holidays, but for the chance to break out rose gold glitter, velvety neutrals, and dark red wine polishes.
I don’t know about you, but there’s also something so satisfying about complementing a warm, wintery outfit with a matching manicure!
When planning my annual winter nails, I’m always inspired by new trends – but also like to stick to my tried and true seasonal staples. This year, I challenged myself to find the best of both worlds. I scoured the internet and curated a collection of 34 on-trend winter nail designs that still feel classic.
Check out the photos below – you’ll see my collection of chic nails for every winter mood. From festive pinks and wintery blues to moody burgundies and rose gold glitter, these ideas will spark creativity for your next chilly-weather manicure. I can’t wait to try some of these manicures this season!
Now, without further ado…
Winter Nails Pictures
1. Elegant Matte Mauve Coffin Nails with Glitter and White Snowflake Accents
Elegance meets subtlety in these long coffin-shaped nails. A soft matte pink base lays the foundation for understated sophistication. Two nails are enhanced with sparkle through a dusting of fine glitter, while another exhibits a delicate white snowflake, adding a touch of artistic flair to this polished look. Perfect for those who adore a hint of glamour with their grace. ✨
2. Glamorous Gold Glitter Nails with Bold Black Tips
Elevate your style with these shimmering rose gold nails, exuding sophistication and glamour. The glittering finish, complemented by bold black tips, offers a modern twist on the classic French manicure. Perfect for a chic evening event or a stylish everyday look. ✨
3. Neutral Toned Oval Nails with Delicate White Stripe Detail
Embrace understated elegance with these short, natural-shaped nails featuring a soft pink base with delicate white line art. The minimalist stripes design exudes sophistication, making it a perfect choice for a chic, everyday look. 🌸
4. Ocean Breeze Squoval Nails with Glittery Blue Accent and White Plaid Design
These nails boast a charming mix of designs perfect for a fresh and vivid look. Two nails shine with a sparkling blue glitter overlay, while other nails feature a bright blue and white base with clean horizontal and vertical line patterns. The remaining nails are painted in a crisp white and accented with two silver stripes for an added touch of elegance. A beautiful harmony of glitter, geometry, and simplicity! ✨💙
5. Elegant White Stiletto Nails with Subtle Pearl Effect
These elegant stiletto nails boast a chic pearlescent design, that offers texture and depth, kinda like vanilla chrome nails. The pearlescent polish creates a subtle yet sophisticated look perfect for any season.
6. Lavender Stiletto Nails with Glossy Finish
Embrace elegance with these almond-shaped nails in a soft, shimmering lavender hue. The subtle metallic sheen offers a touch of sophistication, perfect for a chic and understated look. I love them! 💜
7. Glossy Taupe Squoval Nails with a Pop of Red Accent
These oval-shaped nails offer a sophisticated blend with their glossy finish. The understated taupe hue on most of the nails sets a neat, elegant canvas, while the accent nail pops with a bold, glossy red, adding a touch of daring contrast to the overall look. Perfect for those who appreciate a splash of color amidst a chic, monochromatic scheme.
8. Elegant Almond-Shaped Nails with Nude Polish and Gold Accents
These almond-shaped nails boast an elegant nude base. Each nail is complemented by a graceful touch of gold at the tips, along with a subtle star design that adds a touch of sophistication and glamour. Perfect for adding a luxurious yet understated charm to any look. ✨
9. Chic Ivory Stiletto Vanilla Chrome Nails
These elongated almond-shaped nails are the epitome of understated elegance. The nails are painted in a creamy beige hue, offering a glossy vanilla chrome finish that exudes class and sophistication. Perfect for any occasion, these nails add a touch of refined glamour to any look. 💅✨
10. Glittering Gold and Bronze Ombre Nails with Metallic Accents
These short, rounded nails are dazzling with a glittery gold and brown ombre effect. A touch of luxury is added with a striking gold tip, while one nail stands out with a silver sheen, adding a unique twist to the shimmering ensemble. They exude elegance with their warm, sparkling tones. Simply enchanting! ✨
11. Sleek Taupe Squoval Nails with Elegant Cable Knit Accents
These short, almond-shaped nails flaunt sophistication. Featuring a muted mauve base, two of the nails on each hand are embellished with a subtle cable knit pattern, giving a modern yet understated vibe that exudes understated elegance. Perfect for those who love a hint of artistry without overpowering their look. Simply chic! ✨
12. Pastel Pink Stiletto Nails with White Glitter Snowflake Accents
These almond-shaped nails present a soft pink base with a sprinkle of glitter creating a frosted tip effect. Accentuated with subtle snowflake designs, the nails offer a touch of winter wonderland charm. The overall look is both elegant and seasonal. ❄️✨
13. Elegant Almond Nails in Glossy Nude with White Stripes and Delicate Snowflake Accents
Elegance meets winter wonderland with these almond-shaped nails. A soft pink nude base graces some nails, providing a warm, versatile backdrop. Others feature captivating white accents: crisp stripes evoking candy canes, delicate snowflakes offering seasonal charm, and a tranquil white tip that works so well with the nude base. This manicure is a cozy embrace of winter’s serene beauty. ❄️💅
14. Elegant Soft Pink Stiletto Nails with Delicate White Lace Tips
The almond-shaped nails present an elegant French tip design with a twist. A soft, pink base keeps things classic and feminine, while the tips are tastefully edged with an intricate lace pattern in white. These nails embody a sophisticated blend of traditional style and delicate detail, perfect for adding a touch of romance to any look.
15. Glitter-Infused Stiletto Nails with Intricate Purple Snowflake Accents
These long stiletto nails boast a magical look with their sheer base sprinkled with delicate glitter. Each nail is uniquely embellished with hand-painted, purple chrome snowflakes highlighted by subtle hints of iridescent pink on the tips, creating an enchanting and celestial vibe. The subtle sparkle and artistic flair make for a captivating manicure perfect for those looking to add a touch of fantasy to their style. ✨
16. Neutral Toned Long Almond Nails with Festive Glitter and Snowflake Accent Art
Embrace the winter wonder with this almond-shaped manicure, featuring a cozy neutral taupe base. The accent nails bring the holiday joy; one shimmering with a textured gold glitter and the other showcasing an intricate snowflake design in a warm rose gold hue. This manicure offers a subtle nod to the festive season with a sophisticated twist. Perfect for sipping hot cocoa by the fire! 🦌✨
17. Chic Stiletto Nails with Gray and Blue French Tips
These stiletto nails boast an elegant French tip design with a modern twist. The nails feature a soft pink base that effortlessly transitions into crisp blue and gray swirly French tips, which are then accentuated with bold lines of deep blue at the base, creating a sharp contrast and a sophisticated look. Elegant and contemporary! ✨
18. Elegant Coffin Nails with White Tips, Glitter Accent, and Delicate Snowflake Designs
Elegance meets winter wonderland with these long, coffin-shaped nails. The soft pink base is graced with a sharp white French V-shaped tip, adding a twist to the classic French manicure. Select nails are elevated with an overlay of sparkling silver glitter, while tiny snowflake accents give a nod to the frosty season, featuring a crystal in the middle. The overall look is a harmonious blend of sophistication and holiday charm. Simply gorgeous! ❄️✨
19. Glossy Red Long Squoval Nails With White Sweater Patterns and Glitter
These long squoval-shaped nails are a perfect blend of classic and playful. A dazzling ruby red glitter polish covers most of the nails, offering a glamorous look. Complementing this, a soft pink nail adds a touch of elegance. White wavy lines on a matte red glittery base create a fun cable knit sweater pattern, giving the set a unique charm that’s sure to turn heads. Perfect for anyone looking to add a sparkle to their style! ✨
20. Glittery Silver French Tips on Sheer Pink Stiletto Nails with Delicate Star Accents
Stiletto nails with a soft peachy-pink base add a touch of sweetness. Sparkling silver glitter tips give a glamorous gradient effect, while the delicate star designs provide a subtle, yet sophisticated touch. These nails blend simplicity with a hint of celestial magic, perfectly suited for a chic and modern look.✨
21. Royal Blue Stiletto Nails with Snowflake and Geometric White Designs
These stiletto-shaped nails in a deep blue metallic hue embody the winter season. One nail features an intricate snowflake design, while another showcases a stunning geometric flower pattern with a single diamond embellishment, adding a touch of sophistication. The remaining nails are coated in a glossy finish, making this set a perfect blend of elegance and seasonal charm. ❄️✨
22. Black Glitter French Tips with Delicate Star Accents on Natural Almond Nails
Elegant almond-shaped nails feature a sheer pink base, each accented with a sparkling rhinestone at the center. The tips are encrusted with fine black glitter in a chic French tip design, adding a captivating contrast to the delicate pink. This manicure is a harmonious blend of classic grace and modern flair. Simply stunning! ✨
23. Elegant Almond Nails with Matte White and Grey Shades and Leaf Design
Elegant almond-shaped nails with a soothing palette of white and soft grey shades. The design incorporates a minimalist botanical print on one nail, adding a touch of nature-inspired sophistication. The rest of the nails are beautifully presented with a mix of matte white and grey finishes, creating a serene and polished look. Perfect for a subtle yet stylish statement.
24. Snowflake French Tips with Glitter Gradient on Coffin Nails
These long, coffin-shaped nails exude winter elegance with a translucent pink base. Each nail is a canvas for sparkling snowflake art and shimmering white stars. Rose gold glitter graces the tips and creates a gradient transition with the pink base color, adding a frosty charm to this enchanting manicure. ❄️✨
25. Chocolate Brown Stiletto Nails with White Snowflake Designs
These almond-shaped nails boast a rich chocolate base, elegantly decorated with intricate white snowflake designs for a touch of winter wonder. The subtle detail of the pearl rhinestones adds a cozy seasonal flair to the manicure. Perfect for snuggling up in a sweater with a hot cocoa in hand. Simply charming! ❄️
26. Elegant White Coffin Nails with Snowflake Art and Crystal Accents
These long coffin-shaped nails boast a pure white shade that transitions into a clear tip. They feature an intricate white snowflake design, giving a touch of elegance to the overall look. A subtle addition of tiny rhinestones creates a hint of sparkle, perfect for a sophisticated and stylish finish.
27. Pastel Pink and Glitter Stiletto Nails with Embossed Cable Knit Design and Plaid Accents
Elegance meets whimsy in this charming nail ensemble. A glossy baby pink base is textured with a subtle cable knit pattern, while its companion nails offer a creamy matte finish. Two nails feature a glitzy lilac glitter, and the remaining boasts a geometric plaid design with clean lines. Two tiny lavender studs add a finishing touch of sparkle. This combination creates a delightful play on textures and patterns, perfect for a touch of wintertime magic. 🌸✨
28. Chic White Stiletto Nails with Cozy Sweater Design
These almond-shaped nails boast a gorgeous neutral base with white cable knit sweater art. The minimalist design exudes elegance and the monochrome palette ensures they’re perfect for complementing any outfit. A true classic with a modern twist! ✨
29. Winter Wonderland Coffin Nails with Glittering Snowflake Accents
These coffin-shaped nails embody a winter wonderland spirit. The soft white and pale pink base hues are impeccably frosted with intricate snowflake designs and sparkling dots, reminiscent of a fresh snowfall. A subtle hint of iridescent glitter constitutes a magical touch that makes these nails a perfect match for cozy winter days. Absolutely enchanting! ❄️✨
30. Soft Pink Long Almond Nails with White Snowflake Designs and Iridescent Flakes
Elegance meets whimsy in these long almond-shaped nails. A soft pink base layers perfectly with sparkly flakes, creating a dreamy backdrop for the delicate white snowflake designs. This manicure is a winter wonderland at your fingertips, exuding a cozy yet chic vibe. Absolutely enchanting! ❄️✨
31. Sheer Pink Almond Nails with Gold Foil Accents and Delicate White Snowflakes
Elegant almond-shaped nails with a soft pink base create a delicate canvas for the intricate designs. Each nail flaunts a beautiful white snowflake motif with a gold foil speck that add a luxe touch. This manicure is a perfect blend of sophistication and whimsy. ✨
32. Clear Coffin Nails with White Snowflake Design and Rose Gold Glitter French
These long coffin-shaped nails boast a chic design. The sheer pink base exudes natural elegance, complemented by the statement-making rose gold glitter tips on select nails. A single stripe of white and rose gold on one nail adds a touch of glamour, while the delicate white snowflake pattern on another creates a sophisticated contrast. Perfect for those who love a hint of sparkle with a refined aesthetic.
33. Soft Pink and White Short Squoval Nails With Snowflake Accents and Rose Gold Stripes
These short, squoval nails are the epitome of winter elegance. A soft pink base coats several nails, each featuring either one or two intricate white snowflakes. Other nails are painted in a pure white, providing a crisp contrast. A touch of glam is introduced with thin, diagonal golden stripes, giving a festive and chic finish to this wintery manicure ensemble. Perfect for embracing the chilly season with style! ❄️💅
34. Elegant Nude Stiletto Nails with Minimalist Black and White Reindeer Art
These stiletto nails are the epitome of elegance with a playful twist. The glossy light pink base sets a soft, feminine canvas, subtly embellished with white dots that are reminiscent of snow falling. The accent nail features minimalistic black reindeer antlers and a white nose. A statement that’s both chic and whimsical. Exquisitely understated! ✨