40 Latest Winter Nail Designs To Try In 2024!

by Zoe Scott
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Welcome to the sparkling world of winter nail trends for 2024! As the frosty season unfolds its magic, it’s time to adorn your nails with some of the most enchanting and stylish designs that this year has to offer. From the shimmering elegance of icy hues to the warm embrace of rich, cozy tones, we’ve got an array of pretty winter nail ideas that are sure to inspire your next salon visit or DIY nail session. Whether you’re a fan of minimalist chic or love to make a bold statement with your manicure, these trends are poised to transform your nails into a dazzling expression of the season’s beauty.

Charcoal Grey Christmas Nails with a Festive Sparkle

Charcoal Grey Christmas Nails with a Festive Sparkle
@nailssbykate and nc_nails_company via Instagram

Step into the holiday season with a chic, charcoal grey manicure that whispers the serene elegance of winter nights. These nails, featuring a mix of textured glitter and delicate snowflake art, offer a modern twist on festive styling—ideal for those who want to combine tradition with contemporary finesse.

Modern Take on Blue Christmas Nails

Modern Take on Blue Christmas Nails
@thehotblend via Instagram – click to buy this polish

Revitalize your holiday look with these modern Blue Christmas nails, a fresh take on festive nail art. The blend of classic French tips with a splash of sapphire blue brings a cool, contemporary vibe to traditional holiday aesthetics, perfect for a stylish season.

Deck Your Nails With Christmas Sweater Style

Christmas Sweater Style
@creamnailbar via Instagram

Nothing says “Hello, holidays!” like a Christmas sweater on your nails. Seriously, go all out! From reindeer patterns to snowflakes, the sky’s the limit. I love adding a dash of glitter for that extra festive flair.

Pink And Black Winter Nails

Pink And Black Winter Nails
@pomalowanki_iwona_wilk via Instagram – click to buy this polish

This bold combination of pink and black brings an edgy yet playful vibe to your winter nail art. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your winter attire, blending warmth with sophistication.

White Shimmer: A Snowy Daydream

White Shimmer
@merlin_nails via Instagram

Turn your nails into a winter wonderland with a mesmerizing holographic glitter topcoat that paints a snowy daydream on your nails. Pacifica’s Bio Glitter in Celestial has been my go-to for achieving this effect – it’s simply magical!

Matte Light Brown Winter Nails

Matte Light Brown Winter Nails
@xpositiv via Instagram – click to buy this polish

Offering a subtle and natural look, matte light brown nails are perfect for those who prefer understated elegance in the winter. Their earthy tone and matte finish give a contemporary and cozy feel.

Short Green Winter Square Nails

Short Green Winter Square Nails
@borcsanails via Instagram – click to buy this polish

These short, square nails in a deep green shade embody the essence of winter’s natural hues. Their compact size and bold color make them a practical yet stylish choice for the season.

Grey Ombre Christmas Nails With Glitter

Grey Ombre Christmas Nails With Glitter
@merlin_nails via Instagram

Capture the essence of a wintry twilight sky with grey ombre Christmas nails that transition from a deep slate to a frosty white, dusted with glitter. This nail art promises to add a touch of sparkle to your seasonal celebrations, mimicking the glisten of fresh snow under the moonlight.

White Winter French Nails With Gold Glitters

White Winter French Nails With Gold Glitters
@xinxin._ via Instagram – click to buy this polish

These nails bring a festive twist to the classic French manicure with white tips and sparkling gold glitters. They are perfect for adding a touch of holiday cheer to your look.

Matte Winter Nails With Rhinestones

Matte Winter Nails With Rhinestones
@merlin_nails via Instagram – click to buy this polish

These nails blend the soft elegance of a matte finish with the sparkle of rhinestones, striking a balance between sophistication and glamour. They’re ideal for those who love a touch of bling without going over the top.

Checkerboard: A Trendy Game

Cozy Stripes nails
@paintboxnails via Instagram

Pair your nails with your beloved striped sweater to create a cohesive and snug winter look. Drawing inspiration from nail artist Betina Goldstein, I recently opted for the Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Brun Fumé and Rouge Brun, and let me tell you, the compliments just kept coming!

Frosty Tips: A Splash of Glamour

Frosty Tips
@merlin_nails via Instagram

Keep things fresh and frosty with sparking french tips!

Forest Green French Mani: A Timeless Classic

@evergreen_beautycollege via Instagram

Elevate your nail game with a shade that resonates with the holiday spirit yet maintains a chic subtlety. Trust me, a coat of Olive & June’s Geometry is all you need to nail this look!

A Silver Glitter Wonderland

Silver Glitter
@nailishq_hyd via Instagram

I can guarantee that a splash of Olive & June’s Exclamation Point on your nails is a straight ticket to a world sprinkled with joy and happiness. It’s like the first flurry of snow, adding a serene sparkle to the winter landscape.

Winter Almond Nails With Gold Snow Flakes Design

Winter Almond Nails With Gold Snow Flakes Design
@bycheznails via Instagram – click to buy this polish

The almond shape of these nails provides a modern canvas for the intricate gold snowflakes design, capturing the delicate beauty of winter. These nails are perfect for those who love detailed and refined nail art.

Silver Winter Nails With Glitters

Silver Winter Nails With Glitters
@brittneyau via Instagram – click to buy this polish

These nails embody the icy elegance of winter with their shimmering silver base and glitter accents. They’re ideal for adding a touch of glamour to your winter wardrobe, making them a go-to for holiday parties.

Almond Royal Blue Christmas Nails

Almond Royal Blue Christmas Nails
@artdecom via Instagram – click to buy this polish

Embrace a regal flair with Almond Royal Blue Christmas nails, where the richness of royal blue meets the fashionable almond shape. These nails are a royal decree of style, commanding attention with their bold hue and elegant form.

50 Shades of Blue: A Serene Canvas

50 Shades of Blue
@fatimaelasmar and faabnailsss via Instagram

Dabble into a calm and serene canvas with a blend of blue tones. It’s visually pleasing and brings a tranquil vibe to your overall look, a perfect antidote to the winter blues.

Sweet as a Chocolate Glazed Donut

Chocolate Glazed Donut
@lisa_kon_ via Instagram

Imagine bringing chocolate-glazed donuts’ warm, inviting aroma to your nail art repertoire! This winter, pamper your nails with an irresistible manicure using shades like Coffee Bean and Spiced Brown from DND Gel, crowned with a hint of OPI Chrome Effects in Tin Man Can. Trust me, it’s as delightful as enjoying a freshly glazed donut on a chilly morning!

Bubbly Celebration with Champagne Sparkles

Champagne Sparkles
@lifestyledbyjess via Instagram

Here’s a toast to one of the most celestial nail polishes I’ve encountered in my fashion expeditions – the ravishing Essie in Semi-Precious Tones. It’s akin to having a bubbly champagne celebration right at your fingertips, ready to bring a sparkle to any winter ensemble. Just a glance at them, and you’d be reminded of a joyous toast at a festive gathering!

Light Brown Almond Nails

Skittles Mani nails
@heluviee via Instagram

Light brown almond nails are the epitome of understated elegance, offering a classic and versatile look that complements any winter outfit. Their warm, neutral hue pairs beautifully with the almond shape, making them a sophisticated choice for those seeking a chic, yet subtle nail style this season.

A Festive Burst with Confetti Glitter

Confetti Glitter
@heynicenails via Instagram

Even though the New Year’s celebrations might be toned down, your nails can still host a fabulous, glittery bash! I remember donning this at a quiet New Year’s Eve gathering; let me tell you, it was the night’s talk!

Indulge in Hot Chocolate Nails

Hot Chocolate Nails
@nailzkatkat via Instagram

The sheer delight of cradling a hot chocolate cup with nails echoes the rich and comforting cocoa hues! Combining various chocolate shades for your manicure creates a delightful harmony that is comforting and chic. It’s truly an indulgent experience!

Smooth Shapes: A Nostalgic Touch

Chrome French
@heluviee via Instagram

The iconic seventies make a splash once again, this time on our nails with smooth and harmonious shapes. I’d recommend keeping the palette grounded in neutral tones, ensuring a pattern that gracefully transitions through the seasons.

Winter French Tip Nails With Glitters

Winter French Tip Nails With Glitters
@polished_yogi via Instagram – click to buy this polish

Adding a sparkling twist to the classic French tip, these nails feature glitters that catch the light beautifully, perfect for winter festivities. The combination of traditional design and modern glitter makes it a versatile choice for both day and night events.

Fire Red: A Timeless Charm

Cherry Red
@murzilkanailstudio via Instagram

There’s something perennially festive about red, especially a luscious cherry red that stands out in the holiday season. I adore the Essie Gel Couture in Bubbles Only, a hue that maintains its vibrant allure all year round.

Two-Toned: A Symphony of Colors

@thezoereport via Instagram

Two-toned nails are your go-to if you’re looking for an effortless yet stunning nail art idea. Picture each hand showcasing a different shade, perhaps a pastel or shimmery hue, creating a harmonious color symphony.

Black Licorice: A Glossy Winter Night

Black Licorice
@nailsbyalsn via Instagram

As the temperatures drop, it’s time to bring out the timeless charm of dark winter nails. I swear by the ultra-glossy topcoat like Seche Vite, which adds a luxurious sheen reminiscent of a starry winter night.

Negative Space: A Cool Contemporary Twist

Negative Space nails
@essie via Instagram

The beauty of negative space in nail art is that it instantly adds a modern and chic touch to your manicure with minimal effort. It’s a technique that I’ve embraced repeatedly for a quick refresh, and trust me, the results are nothing short of fabulous!

Blue Tips: The Winter Freshness

Blue Tips
@nailsbyalsn via Instagram

For a refreshing change, how about giving your French manicure a frosty twist with icy blue tips? I adore the OPI in To Infinity and Blue-yond for capturing winter’s cool, crisp essence on my fingertips.

Pink Champagne Tips

Bordeaux Tips
@thenailbarofficial via Instagram

This color resonates with the season and adds a refined touch to your winter fashion narrative.

American Manicure: A Fresh Take on a Classic

American Manicure
@tombachik via Instagram

A subtle and graceful cousin of the French mani. Featuring softer shades of nude and white, it brings a natural, understated elegance to your nails.

Abstract Swirls: Artistry at Your Fingertips

Abstract Swirls
@vivianmariewong via Instagram

On days when a full red manicure seems too mainstream, why not add a bit of whimsy with some abstract swirls? It’s a vibrant escape into the artistic realm, and each nail becomes a unique masterpiece.

Black Micro French: Modern and Sleek

Black Micro French
@atnoelines via Instagram

Revolutionize the classic French manicure with a modern twist by opting for thinner, black tips. It lends a contemporary, sleek vibe bound to make a statement. The last time I sported, this was a surefire conversation starter at a friends’ get-together!

Silver Stripes: A Cool Twist

Silver Stripes
@lily_nailsmaster.nyc via Instagram

As the temperature drops, infuse some cool tones into your nail art with beautiful sweeps of silver and black. It’s like wearing a sleek, sophisticated sweater but on your nails.

Black And Gold Winter Nails

Black And Gold Winter Nails
@lnsta.nails via Instagram – click to buy this polish

Combining the luxury of gold with the boldness of black, these nails are all about sophisticated glamour. They are perfect for making a statement at winter galas or New Year’s Eve parties.

Cute Hearts: Get Ready for Valentine’s Day

Cute Hearts
@heygreatnails via Instagram

Even though Valentine’s Day might seem far off, it’s always early enough to get into the loving spirit. Why not start with a delightful negative-space heart manicure? It’s cute, it’s fun, and it’s bound to spread smiles!

Hot Pink: A Burst of Brightness

Hot Pink
@joydumpling via Instagram

Ditch the winter blues with a vibrant hot pink manicure. It’s a splendid way to inject joy and brightness into those dreary days, acting as a perfect pick-me-up when the weather forecast seems bleak.

Night Sky: A Glam Galaxy

Galaxy Glitter
@checkyesmichelle via Instagram

Transport yourself to a starry winter night with galaxy glitter nails. Incorporate deep blues and blacks interspersed with glittery stars and moons. This design promises to add a sprinkle of celestial magic to your wintry evenings.


Remember that the key to a great manicure lies in both creativity and care. Whether you’re experimenting with light brown almond nails or diving into more intricate designs, it’s important to prioritize the health of your nails. Always use a nourishing base coat and give your nails a break between polishes to prevent damage. And while some styles may require a bit of practice, don’t be discouraged – each attempt is a step toward mastering the art of nail fashion. So go ahead, pick your favorite trend, and give it a try. Embrace the joy of expressing yourself through your nails and enjoy the confidence that comes with it!

Feature image @merlin_nails via instagram

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