45 Cool Ways to Rock Chrome Nails in 2021

Love having stylish nails but need some new ideas? Then we are here to help! We have found 45 of the coolest ways to rock chrome nails. Chrome is a gorgeous nail trend and the look has been in the style spotlight for a while now because of celebrities like Rihanna and Kylie Jenner. Chrome nails are not going anywhere anytime soon so why not give the trend a try. We have many different ideas and there is a design to suit every style – from silver chrome to chrome with sparkling gems, and more.

1. Silver Chrome Nails

The first idea we would like to share with you are these silver chrome nails. Silver chrome is a classic and looks stylish on everyone. The nails featured are long, but silver will look great on shorter nails also. You can have silver chrome on it’s own or add some gems to glam up the manicure.

Stiletto Silver Chrome Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

2. Blue and Silver Chrome Nail Design

Next, we have a beautiful blue and chrome nail idea. The nails have been painted with Essie nail polish in shade Udon Know Me with a chrome stamp on the top. We love this design as it uses the chrome as a feature. You can take inspiration from this and recreate the look or use different nail colors and stamps.

Blue and Silver Chrome Nail Design

Source: @hemmyberlin

3. Sparkly Chrome Nails

Our next chrome idea features some sparkle! Most of the nails are silver chrome and two accent nails have gold glitter. This is an elegant way to wear chrome and it can be worn for special occasions like parties. Consider using gold or rose gold chrome for a glam look too.

4. Gold Chrome Ombre Nails

You can use chrome to create some amazing ombre looks. These nails feature gold chrome on the tops that blend into a beige tone. This color combination is beautiful but you can use other chrome colors and nail polish shades too. A nail design like this is more suited to longer nails of any shape.

Gold and Nude Chrome Ombre Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

5. White and Chrome Toe Nail Design

It’s not just fingernails that look stylish with chrome but toenails too. Here we have white toenails with a trendy chrome design on the top. Nails like these will suit everyone and would look amazing for the summer and vacations. You can use this technique with other chrome colors too.

6. Glitter and Chrome Nails

Next, we have a stunning chrome and glitter idea. The chrome used here has multi tones because it changes color depending on which angle you look at it. This would look great as it is, but there is also glitter around the cuticle too. A design like this is perfect for anyone who wants unique nails that make a statement.

7. Chrome Coffin Nails

An easy way to glam up your nails is with gems. Here we have a beautiful nail idea that uses crystals and chrome. Most of the nails are light pink and there is an accent nail with rose gold chrome. There are also lots of gems too. You can take inspiration from this and create many different sparkly looks.

Chrome Coffin Nails with Rhinestones

Source: @riyathai87

8. Trendy Platinum Chrome Nails

Looking for nails that will make a stylish statement? Then this next idea is for you. Here we have long coffin shape nails with a platinum chrome on the top. Nails like this are trendy, gorgeous and will suit everyone. For a bold look, use platinum chrome on long nails of any shape, for a subtler look use on short nails.

Trendy Platinum Chrome Nails

Source: @chaunlegend

9. Chrome Stiletto Nails

Our next pick is a cool blue chrome idea. Most of the nails are clear with blue glitter tips and two nails on each hand are blue chrome. We love this idea because it is vibrant and chic. Blue chrome like this would be awesome for creating mermaid nails too. You can also use just chrome if glitter is not your thing.

10. Sleek Steel Chrome Nails

Next, we have a sleek and chic manicure idea. These square shape nails are in a steel grey chrome. We love this idea because it is simple but so stylish. Nails like this would suit everyone, with any nail length and shape. A chrome color like this will suit any occasion or event from a night out to work.

Sleek Steel Chrome Nails

Source: @riyathai87

11. Clear Coffin Nails with Gold Chrome

You can jazz up the simplest of nail designs with chrome. Here we have long clear nails with a chrome design on the top. We love this idea because the nails look artistic and unique. You can recreate this look or use gold or rose gold chrome.

Classic Clear and Gold Chrome Nails

Source: @riyathai87

12. Glam, Gold Chrome Nails

Looking for a glamorous nail design idea? Then this next pick is for you. These nails feature gold chrome and a pop of gold glitter. The glitter compliments the chrome perfectly and both create a super stylish look. You can use rose gold or maybe use gold and silver. Maybe combine two different colors for a mixed metal look.

Gold Chrome Nails with a Pop of Glitter

Source: @riyathai87

13. Simple Chrome Nails

If lots of glitter, chrome and gems is not your thing, this next idea may be for you. Here we have nails that feature a light and soft silver chrome. The chrome used here is not as bold as some of the others featured. Nails like this are perfect for anyone who wants a stylish but subtle look.

14. Red Ombre Chrome Nails

Earlier in the post we featured a gold chrome ombre idea. If you like the ombre idea, then you may like this one too. These coffin shaped nails have red chrome tips that blend into a lighter color. We love these nails because they are statement making and bold. Red is great for the summer, vacations and special events like parties.

Red Ombre Chrome Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

15. Elegant Chrome and Pink Stiletto Nails

Our next nail idea is perfect for anyone who wants a pretty and elegant manicure. These nails have been painted in a soft and light pink with a silver chrome. Nails like this will look amazing in any nail shape and length. You can recreate the look or experiment with different polish colors and chrome shades to create a similar look but in your favorite colors.

16. Funky Chrome Nail Design

You don’t have to cover the whole nail in chrome, you can use it as a feature or pattern too. These nails have been painted in a blue shade with a chrome print over the top. We love this look because the chrome has created a unique pattern. This design also has a glitter accent nail which you can recreate or leave out. Patterns in chrome will look gorgeous with any polish underneath.

Funky Chrome Nail Design

Source: @cloud_nails

17. Light Pink Chrome Nails

When choosing chrome for nails you have a variety of colors to choose from. If the classic gold, silver and rose gold is not what you are looking for or if you want to try a different color, this design is for you. These nails feature soft pink nails with light pink chrome accent nails. The light pink is very chic, pretty and elegant. A design like this will work best on longer coffin nails.

18. Chrome Almond Nails with Rhinestones

You don’t have to choose one chrome color either, why not have two? These next nails feature two different chrome shades. Most of the nails are the same but one accent nail is a different color, it also has a gem design too. You can choose pretty tones like these or bolder shades. Try to keep the colors similar to each other for a chic and coordinated look.

19. Multi Tone Chrome Nails

Next, we have a stunning chrome nail idea. These nails feature chrome that has multi tones. We can see purple, gold and other shades. We love this chrome look because it is different from the one tone chromes that we often see. Nails like these are perfect for someone who wants a unique, stylish and eye-catching manicure.

Multi Tone Chrome Coffin Nails

Source: @sheadbeauty

20. White & Gold Chrome Nail Design

Our next idea uses a few different techniques and colors. Some of the nails are gold chrome, two have an ombre design and gems while the last nail is white. The combination of different colors and crystals creates a stunning manicure. You can recreate a similar look or just use some of the features to create your own design.

21. Aurora Chrome Nails with Crystals

Looking for a magical manicure? Then this next idea is for you. These nails feature Aurora chrome with a gemstone accent nail. We love the chrome used here because it looks ethereal and the different tones are stunning. You can use chrome like this to create nails inspired by unicorns and mermaids.

22. Light Grey Chrome Nail Idea

Grey looks chic and trendy in any shade. These next nails feature a light grey tone. The grey chrome has been placed on shorter nails and as you can see it looks gorgeous. Nails like these are great for women who want stylish and minimal nails. You can choose a darker tone but this will create a bolder look.

Light Grey Chrome Nail Idea

Source: @salonmoft

23. Rose Gold Glitter and Chrome

Want a manicure that has sparking bling? Then this next idea is for you. The nails are painted in a light shade with a light pink chrome. There are also two nails with rose gold glitter. The pink and rose gold compliment each other beautifully. Nails like these will look amazing for a party or other special occasion.

24. Silver Chrome and Blue Nails

The chrome you choose does not have to be super shiny and glossy. You can have a subtler chrome like the nails featured. Here we have nails with a soft silver chrome and blue accent nails. The blue and silver looks great together but you can choose another shade or just have the silver.

Silver Chrome and Blue Nails

Source: @judyrox

25. Statement Chrome Nail Design

Next on our list is this statement design idea. The nails are in a variety of colors with gold chrome and lots of different gems. Nail art like this is perfect for someone who wants a sparkly and eye-catching manicure. You can recreate this look or take inspiration from it to create your own gem and chrome nail design.

Statement Chrome Nail Design 

Source: @riyathai87

26. Color Changing Chrome Nails

Next, we have another color changing chrome. This one is more purple and does have a bronze coppery tone when moved in the light. The color combo is stunning and you get to wear multiple shades all in one mani. This chrome will suit all nail lengths and shapes too. Keep it simple or you can jazz it up with some rhinestones.

27. White Chrome with Floral Art

This next nail idea is stunning! Here we have long stiletto nails and most of them are white chrome. There is one nail that is clear with flower art. The flowers look beautiful with the white chrome. These nails can be worn for any occasion but would be great for weddings. You could match the flowers on your nails to the bridal bouquet.

28. Bright Blue Stiletto Nails

If you are looking for a statement making mani, then this is perfect for you. These nails are super long and are a stiletto shape. Each nail is also covered in bright blue chrome. The blue looks so bold and beautiful. These nails will be perfect for the spring and summer. You can recreate this stylish stiletto look or use a similar blue on a different nail shape and length.

Bright Blue Chrome Stiletto Nails

Source: @chaunlegend

29. Chrome and Glitter Coffin Nails

We love this next nail idea, it is so pretty and stylish. For this look, most of the nails have a light purple and peachy ombre. Some of the ombre is glossy and some is chrome. There is also one glitter accent nail. We love the mix of textures and the glitter really glams the mani up. You can find tutorials for ombre nail art online.

30. Glam Coffin Nails with Rhinestones

Glam up your look with a nail design like this one! Here we have coffin nails and most have a different design. Some have glitter ombre, one nail is adorned with rhinestones and one nail is nude chrome. It is a stunning look and it is perfect for parties and special occasions. Recreate the whole look or you can try just one or two designs on all nails.

31. Purple Chrome Coffin Nails

This next nail idea is another one of our favorites! The mani features long coffin nails that are a bold purple chrome. We love the color and it looks so striking with the long nails. Try a similar design or you can add rhinestones to really create a glitzy and statement making mani. This chrome will look amazing on all nail shapes and lengths.

32. Chrome and Glitter Ombre Nails

Love ombre nails? If so, check out this design. These nails are long and coffin shaped. One hand has white and glitter ombre art while the other has white and purple chrome ombre. We love the mix of glitter and chrome, it is such a trendy look. Recreate this or you can put the purple chrome on all nails and save the glitter idea for another time.

Chrome and Glitter Ombre Coffin Nails

Source: @riyathai87

33. Nude Nails with Gold Chrome

Want to try chrome but want subtler nails? If so, this is perfect for you. Here we have shorter nails. Most are nude but there are two accent designs. One nail is nude with chrome stripes while the other is completely chrome. It is a chic and elegant nail idea. You can recreate the gold look or try a similar design in any color chrome. Purple chrome would look amazing.

Nude Nails with Gold Chrome

Source: @homenails01

34. Gold and Blue Nails with Marble Art

Make a stylish statement with these nails. The mani has a glam color palette of bright blue, gold and white. Some nails have marble art, matte color and chrome. It is a gorgeous mani that will make you stand out from the crowd in style. Try the whole design or just the chrome and marble. These nails are great for the summer.

35. Pink Chrome Nails with Rhinestones

Next, we have another pink look to show you. This time we have pink ombre coffin nails. Each nail has a chrome effect. A few nails are also decorated with rhinestones. It is a pretty, cute and glitzy look. Nails like these are perfect for the spring, summer, parties, weddings and the prom.

36. Pretty Pink Matte and Chrome Design

The next nail idea is so pretty and stylish! Here we have sharp stiletto nails. Three are covered in pink chrome and two nails are matte pink with chrome art. We love the different pink shades and textures. This is a bold and gorgeous look that will suit everyone. You can try a similar pink chrome on all nails.

Pretty Pink Matte and Chrome Nails

Source: @riyathai87

37. Beautiful Light Chrome Nail Design

We love this mani, it is so beautiful! For this look we have long coffin nails. Some have a light chrome that looks ethereal and the other nails are covered in rhinestones. This mani looks so magical and it will glam up your nails. It shows how to wear trendy chrome in a more elegant way. You can buy rhinestones in different sizes, colors and shapes online. They can be stuck on with nail glue.

Beautiful Light Chrome Nail Design

Source: @riyathai87

38. Pink and Blue Mani

If you like to wear lots of color, then this mani is for you. These nails use a blue, pink and silver color palette. Some nails are chrome and some have rhinestones. It is a fun, bold and unique mani. The colors are perfect for the summer. Recreate this or use three different colors of your choice.

39. Elegant Chrome Nail Design

This next nail idea is so glam and gorgeous! The nails are a shorter length and feature three different designs. We have soft French ombre, all over chrome and glitter. The colors are stunning and the ombre adds class and elegance. Try something similar or you can opt for a lighter pink chrome.

40. Black and Grey Coffin Nails

Not a fan of all the bright nail colors? If so, check this out. Here we have a mani that is glitzy but edgy too. It uses darker colors such as dark grey and silver. Different art has been used to including chrome, glitter and rhinestones. It is a very glam and trendy look that is perfect for a night out or party. Recreate the whole mani or try just one or two of the designs.

41. Pink and Gold Nail Design

Love gold? If so, you need to see this design. Here we have long coffin nails. One nail is covered in glitter, the next rhinestones, then pink matte color and finally chrome. There is also one stiletto nail that is pink with a charm. We love everything about this, from the chrome and pink to the different shaped nails. Nails like these will wow and they are perfect for the summer.

Pink and Gold Nail Design

Source: @riyathai87

42. Silver Nails with Rhinestones

Next, we have another glitzy rhinestone design. This time the nails are silver chrome and two nails on each hand are covered in rhinestones. It is a stunning look and it is perfect for those who like plenty of bling on their nails. Recreate this look or you can try a gold version with gold chrome and rhinestones.

43. Grey Coffin Nail Design

The next nail idea shows another glam but edgy design. For this look we have long coffin nails. Some feature metallic grey and silver chrome. There are also two nude nails with sparkly tips. The colors look trendy with an edge while the glitter adds some fun and glitz. These nails are perfect for a night out and the design would look great in a stiletto shape too.

44. Glam Gold Chrome and Glitter Nails

This next mani features another gold design. The nails are short and are a mix of gold chrome or glitter. We love the glitter and chrome and the gold looks so luxurious and glam. It also shows how stunning chrome looks with shorter nails. Recreate this or you can try a silver version.

45. Soft Pink Chrome Look

Love pink nails? If so, check this out. Here we have a simple and stylish mani. The nails are quite long and are all covered in a soft pink chrome. It is a stunning look and it the pink is so pretty and glam. A pink shade like this will suit all seasons, occasions and it will look great on all nail lengths and shapes.

As you can see, chrome nails have a moment right now. We hope you have found the perfect chrome nail design idea for your next mani or pedi!

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