Ready to update your nails for winter? Check out these cozy colors and delicate embellishments that are trending in 2023. Winter Nail Trends 2023: Get Inspired by These Stunning 20 Winter Nail Ideas! Roll up roll up, we’ve got the scoop on the top trends for winter nails. Read on for chic, cosy, and classy winter gel nail ideas!
Think cosy, deep, warm tones like chocolate browns and deep reds. This is the season for glam and sparkle so don’t shy away from metallics like silver and gold too.
We’re seeing all kinds of combinations of the top trends of the year – so think chrome layered over darker shades like deep brown and midnight blue, and bold sparkly polishes accented with delicate nail art.
If you’re looking for classy winter nails, this is it. Festive, elegant, and totally classy. We’re obsessed with shade 083 Burgundy Wine.
For a sparkly twist, try a shade like 181 Spicy Salsa.
Hot chocolate nails are everywhere at the moment, and they’re the perfect seasonal upgrade to the latte nails we’ve been seeing since summer.
This trend can be worn in different ways: we love the look of a French manicure in these warm brown tones. Shades used: 815, 419, 284, 412 and 283.
Or this abstract nail art in shades 075 and 514.
The addition of warm golden/bronze shades really complements the rich brown tone. Shades used: 413, 419, 307, and 415.
Velvet nails create the illusion of super soft-looking nails. The addition of subtle effect creates Acrylic Powder Clear, apply on your fav burgundy shade and this will add a gorgeous velvet effect. This is shade 083 Burgundy Wine
The cat-eye effect is created by running a magnet over the polish, like in this gorgeous deep red shade in 467 Red Candle Flash, or 466 Blue Silk Pyjamas below.
Black, white and gold are giving Gatsby and we’re loving it this winter. Especially when these colours are combined in delicate nail art. This look was created using Foil Glue and Transfer Foil in 03 Rose Gold, shades 475, 414, and Easy Décor Gel White.
A twist on a classic French, the negative space trend is created by outlining the French tip but not filling it in.
This look was created using our new shade 399 Dark and Spark, which really lights up under flash photography!
Speaking of shade 399 Dark and Spark … it’s also the perfect way to play around with the Glitter Ball trend of super sparkly polishes. This look screams New Year’s Eve.
… and without flash it looks like a subtle shimmer.
The multidimensional particles give two effects, depending on the light. Perfect for a subtle shimmery look in the daytime and a party-glam look in the evening. The Day and Night collection has a gorgeous range of shades that we’ll be wearing all winter.
This trend is less about the colour and more about the shape and length. Classy, elegant and practical … these nails are the perfect length for clawing open your Christmas presents like a hungry bear.
Shade pictured: 420 Safari Night Blue.
Ombre nails look good any time of year, but we love how glitter is used here to create this festive midnight effect. Shades pictured are 340 Shimmer Black and 339 Gold Glitter.
The same glitter ombre effect here is created in sparkly pink tones, using shades 144, 109 and 256. Who said pink isn’t festive!
Snowflakes are the perfect winter embellishment for your nail art. They’re also super easy to create at home with a fine nail art brush and nail art dotter. Red shade is 346 Chic Red Glitter.
This trend creates the look of chunky knit wool on your nails. You can easily DIY this by mixing acrylic powder with your polish to add a tactile element to your mani. Shades used: 221, 413 and 339.
Green with gold, green with red, green with glitter … we love it all. Deep green hues are the perfect nails for winter – not as bold as traditional festive red, but still giving Christmas vibes. Shades above: S255, 422, 414 and 037.
The shade 309 Pine Green is the perfect Christmas tree hue.
These 70’s inspired tortoise shell tones are the perfect way to embrace the darker winter months if you prefer more subtle nail art. These shades are 475 and 472.
We love how these tones have been mixed to create a tortoise shell French look. Shades used: 816, 472, 434 and 029.
These delicate star embellishments are everywhere this winter, and they’re so easy to recreate at home with a dotter and a fine nail brush. Shades above: 307 and 369.
We love how this twist on a French manicure looks just like candy canes on the nail. Shades: 816, 306 and 001.
The candy cane motif looks just as sweet all over an accent nail. Shades: 309 and 305.
This one’s a classic any time of year, but it really shines at Christmastime. Shade 231 is the perfect cheerful red!
This abstract design is an elegant way to wear blue in the winter months. Shades: 474, 475 and 389.
This black French mani is just the right amount of drama for a New Year’s look. Shades are 051, 300 and 292.
These holographic mirror nails are like the chrome trend on steroids. Here, Semi Flash chrome powder 658 is layered over shade 130 Sleeping Beauty to give a super shimmery look that will go with everything.
This is becoming a super popular way to wear more than one shade. It’s simple, elegant, and easy to recreate at home with shades 540 and 814, and T19 and T20 sprinkles.
This is the easiest nail art look you can try – it’s completely idiot-proof (speaking from experience). You just need a dotting tool and a contrast colour. We love how simple the nude, black and white looks. The milky nude shade used here is S251 Coconut Cream. The perfect mani to combat January blues!