43 Crazy-Gorgeous Nail Ideas for Coffin Shaped Nails
Coffin or ballerina nails are one of the most popular nail shapes to wear! These nails are seen all over the internet from Pinterest to Instagram, and celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Rihanna love them too! When a nail is coffin shaped, the nail will start wide and then it will become narrower towards the tip. The tip is then squared off to give it a coffin or ballerina slipper look. Coffin shaped nails are one of our favorites because they just class up every outfit. This shape will also make you fingers look more slender too which is perfect if you like to wear rings.
To give you some nail inspiration, we have found 43 crazy-gorgeous nail ideas for your coffin shaped nails. You will find bold designs, cool patterns, beautiful colors and more. There is something to suit everyone!
1. White Coffin Shaped Nails
We would like to begin our list with this beautiful white nail design. These nails are painted in a white polish with one accent nail. The accent nail features bold and sparkly rhinestones. It is a stunning look and it would be quite easy to recreate something similar. All you will need is a white nail polish, nail glue and some sparkly rhinestones, all of which can be bought online. Paint your nails and glue the rhinestones on. A manicure like this would be perfect for a special occasion.
2. Metallic Nail Design
Looking for a design that will make your nails stand out from the crowd? If so, this is for you. Here we have long coffin nails that are painted in a trendy dark blue, metallic shade. There are also two gorgeous accent nails with pink and purple ombre nail art. This is a colorful, creative and stylish manicure that will look amazing on anyone.
3. Pretty Pink and Glitter Nails
Next, we have a pretty pink idea to show you. Most of the nails are painted light pink and there are two nails on each hand in a different color too. One nail is dark pink and the other is shimmering rose gold. Some of the nails have little rhinestones too. It is a glam and beautiful idea and is perfect for those who love pink. Recreate the whole look or just have the accent nails in one color.
4. Pastel Purple Nails with Rhinestones
Our next set of nails features another bright and glamorous design. The main color of the nails is pastel purple. Three of the nails are glittery and the other two are decorated with beautiful rhinestones. A nail design like this will be perfect for the spring and summer. If you like bolder nails, then recreate the whole look or try the pastel purple without the gems for a subtler manicure.
5. Edgy Black Coffin Nails
The color black gives the coffin nail shape such a trendy and edgy vibe. This manicure shows how to wear black nail polish in style! Most of the nails are painted in glittery black and there are two accent nails too. The accent nails are matte with an ombre effect. It is a chic idea that combines some of the must-have nail looks. Try the whole design or just the black glitter as this will be easier to recreate.
6. Summery Pink and Orange Coffin Nails
If you want to brighten up your nails for the summer, then consider a design like this one. Each nail is painted in a different shade ranging from orange to light pink with all darker tones in-between. The gradual color change is so stylish and creative! Each nail is decorated with rhinestones and gold embellishments. It is a summery color palette that will suit everyone. You will just need five similar colors, nail glue and sparkly rhinestones to recreate the look. Of course, you can recreate the design without the rhinestones for a more subtle manicure.
7. French Ombre and Rhinestones
Another nail trend that looks amazing on coffin nails is French ombre. French ombre uses the classic colors of white and nude but instead of having white tips, the colors are blended together to create an ombre look. Here is a stunning example. All of the nails are French ombre and there are two accent nails too. Sparkly rhinestones and ombre compliment each other perfectly and a manicure like this will look elegant and stylish.
8. Bold Yellow Coffin Nails
Our next nail idea is vibrant and statement making! These nails are painted in a bold yellow color and there is an accent design too. The accent nail features colorful and unique art. A manicure like this is great for the ladies that want to stand out and wow. These colors would be perfect for the summer. Recreate the whole look or just the color and rhinestones without the accent nail art.
9. Pink Nails with Glass Accent Nail
Glass nails is another stylish trend that you should consider trying. The glass look features transparent nails that can be any color. Here is a beautiful example. Most of the nails are painted in light pink and there is one clear glass nail that is covered in gems. As you can see, the glass nail just jazzes up the pink and gives the manicure a unique look. Recreate this design or you can have all glass nails. The choice is yours!
10. Dark Elegant Nail Design
Love creative nail art and intricate patterns? If so, this is for you. Most of the nails have a different design and these include: glitter, dark blue, glitter ombre and black and blue art. It is a stunning look that will make your nails stand out in style! Nail patterns like the one featured can be created with stencils. You can recreate the whole look or just use it as inspiration and try your own black and blue design.
11. Light Nails with Sparkly Accent Nail
Next, we have another design that features glass nail art. All of the nails except for one are painted in light pink color. The accent nail is clear and sparkly. What we really love about this manicure is the dangling nail charm. It is so cute and stylish! Recreate the whole look or you can try just the pink nails with the charm.
12. Cute Pink and Blue Nail Design
A cute color combination you should try is pink and blue. This next manicure is a beautiful example. Some nails are either pink or blue and the others feature the two colors together. As you can see, the bright shades just compliment each other perfectly. Two nails are also decorated with gems which glams up the design. Try the pink and blue or choose your own combo of light colors.
13. Peach Nail Design
Another stylish nail idea that you can try is chrome. Chrome will give your nails a futuristic and trendy look. It is available in any color too, so you can add chrome to any nail design. Here is a gorgeous way to wear chrome. Some of the nails are painted in a peach color, one nail is white and the rest of the nails are peach chrome. We love this design and think it will look gorgeous for the summer.
14. Colorful Stripes
Our next idea is colorful, unique and super stylish. All of the nails are painted in a light, nude shade. Each one is decorated with a vibrant stripe. It is such a simple but statement making idea! You can try a similar design with five different colors like this or choose one color for the stripes. The stripes can be created with nail tape or a stencil to give you a clean, precise and straight line.
15. Nude and Glitter Coffin Nail Design
Love nails with lots of sparkle? Then you need to check out this nail idea! The nails have a nude and sparkly gold color palette. Each of the nails also has a different design which includes glitter, french manicure and rhinestones. It is a stunning look that would be perfect for a special occasion like a wedding.
16. Festival Nail Idea
Next, we have a cool and trendy nail idea to show you. Most of the nails are matte black and there are two accent designs. One is colorful with all different patterns and the other looks like paint splatters. It is a fun, stylish and colorful look that will be perfect for the summer and festivals.
17. Neon Yellow and Glitter Coffin Nails
The next idea we have to show you is another vibrant yellow look. These nails are painted in a bright yellow shade with two silver glitter accent nails. Try just the yellow for a simple and summery look, or keep the glitter for a more glam manicure. Either way, it will be gorgeous!
18. Light Pink Chrome Nails
Prefer to wear girly colors? Then you should try something like this! Here we have long coffin shaped nails that are painted in a light pink chrome shade. We love this look, it is one of our favorites! A manicure like this will be stunning for the summer. You can buy similar chrome colors online.
19. Elegant Coffin Nails
Our next idea features an elegant nude design. For this look, two of the nails are painted nude and there are two sparkly gold nails. A dark nude nail is adorned with some small rhinestones. This is a pretty manicure that would be perfect for the summer. It would also suit a trendy bride for the wedding day too!
20. Elegant Matte Nails
Next, we have a gorgeous nail design with lots of crystals! The nails are painted in either light purple or pink and each nail is decorated with rhinestones. There is also one sparkly accent nail too. It is a glam look and it will suit everyone. Recreate the whole design or try just one color with gems. You can buy crystals like these online and stick them on with nail glue.
21. Neon Green Ombre Nails
Love ombre? Then you need to check out this nail design. The nails start very light and then blend to neon green. It is a trendy ombre nail design, perfect for summer. You can create ombre art with a sponge. Just paint the colors of your choice onto the sponge and then dab on your nails. There are in-depth tutorials online. We love ombre art on coffin nails it is such a stylish combination.
22. Pretty Purple Coffin Nail Idea
The next nail idea we want to share is another purple look. This design features different purple shades, one pink nail and a glitter accent nail too. It is such a pretty manicure and is perfect for anyone who loves purple or bright nail designs. Recreate this look or choose one purple shade for all nails. Of course, you can always opt for another, more subtler nail color.
23. Sparkly Short Coffin Nails
Next on our list is this colorful nail idea. Not all coffin nails have to be long, you can go for a shorter version just like this. As you can see, the nails have that coffin shape but they aren’t very long. You can have any design created on shorter nails and you can even try this bold, sparkly look! The shorter nails are perfect for the ladies on the go or for those that can’t wear very long nail.
24. Beautiful Matte Blue Nails
Next, we have a summery nail idea to show you. Here we have long coffin nails that are a beautiful turquoise blue shade. The nails are also matte which gives them a trendy look. A color like this is bright and fun which is perfect for the summer. Keep it simple like this or you can add gems or glitter to jazz up your nails.
25. Coffin Nails with Pastel V Tips
Like trendy nail art? Then v tips are for you! With v tips the design is similar to a French manicure but instead of straight line across, the tips are in a v shape. The nails below are a gorgeous example of v tip art. All of the nails are a nude color and each one has a different pastel colored tip. You can recreate the pastel nails for a unique and summery design or you can choose the classic nude and white.
26. Elegant Pink Chrome Nails
Chrome is another trendy nail look and here is how to wear it in style! These nails are all covered in stunning, light pink chrome. The pink is a rosy color and it looks so elegant and stylish. Nails like these will suit everyone and would be perfect for a special occasion. These coffin nails are on the shorter side, but they still look chic.
27. Trendy Blue Nails with Gold Details
Next, we have another beautiful blue nail idea to show you. Here we have coffin nails that are painted a stunning shade of light blue. All of the nails are glossy and all of them have gold nail art. The gold and blue compliment each other perfectly and the gold also glams up the nails. Try the gold look or you can opt for a blue and silver combo. Either way, your nails will look gorgeous!
28. Colorful Ombre Glitter Nails
Love glitter nails? Then take a look at this manicure. These nails are long, coffin shaped and colorful. The nails are finished off with a coat of sparkling glitter. We love the combination of the colorful nails and glitter. It is such a chic, stylish and unique idea. Try similar nails to these or you can have any ombre nails with glitter top coat.
29. Pretty Orange Coffin Nail Idea
If you like the color orange and bold nail designs, then this is the idea for you. Here we have gorgeous coffin nails and some of the nails are glossy orange and the rest are matte orange. The orange shades are stunning and statement making. This would be the perfect mani for the summer because it is vibrant, glam and fun.
30. Stylish Snake Print Nails
Animal prints are very popular for nail designs. Usually leopard print or zebra print is chosen but have you thought about trying snake nail art?! If you haven’t, then you will want to try it after seeing our next pick. Some nails are pink, some are black and the rest have the coolest snake skin design. You can use a stencil to create the snake look or you can use nail stickers. Take a walk on the wild side and give this mani a try!
31. Neon Nail Design
This next nail idea is one of our favorites! Most of the nails are coffin shaped with super stylish neon nail art. There is also one accent nail on each hand that is a trendy neon color and it has a stiletto shape. We love the idea of wearing two different nail shapes. Not only does it look edgy and trendsetting, but it also gives you the best of both worlds. You can have the sharp look and also have the easier to wear coffin shape. Recreate this summery neon look or try the nail shapes in any color.
32. Bright Gradient Nails
Next, we have a vibrant and stylish nail design to show you. These nails are painted in gorgeous shades from purple to yellow which creates a stylish gradient effect. The color change is just beautiful and nail art like this will make your manicure look unique. Try similar nails to these or try a different gradient. There are also lots of tutorials online for nail art like this if you want to recreate the look yourself at home.
33. Elegant Nude Nails
The next nail idea is elegant and is perfect for those who love floral nail art. Most of the nails are painted in a soft and pretty pink. There is also one accent nail on each hand with a stunning white floral design. The white and pink compliment each other beautifully. A manicure like this would be great for an occasion such as a wedding or prom or just for the days where you want to look chic.
34. Chic Ombre Coffin Nails
Love ombre nails? If so, check out this idea! Here we have long coffin nails with nude and light green ombre. We love this look because the green is bright but toned down by the nude which keeps the nails chic. You can recreate this or you can have more of the green color.
35. Nude and Silver Glitter Nails
This next nail idea is one of our favorites! Most of the nails are nude while the rest are silver glitter. There is also an elegant accent nail with an ombre design. A pretty set of nails like this would be perfect for a special occasion such as a party, wedding or even the prom. The design is easy to recreate, you just need a glossy nude nail polish, a silver glitter one and a matte top coat.
36. Glitzy Leopard Nail Design
Stand out from the crowd in style with glitzy nails like these. The nails have a stunning leopard design paired with elegant french ombre look. Some of the nails are also decorated with sparkly rhinestones. The leopard design, french ombre and rhinestones all look amazing together. This manicure is perfect for the ladies who like to look glam!
37. Glamorous Glitter Nails
Have a special occasion coming up or just want to give your nails a glamorous makeover? If so, you need to check out this next idea. Here we have long coffin nails that are painted in a light color with silver glitter. The silver glitter looks stunning, stylish and chic. This would be a beautiful manicure for a bride. To jazz up the nails even more, you could add some rhinestones too.
38. Pink Coffin Nails with Gems
You can create so many different designs just by using a few nail polish shades and this next set of nails is a gorgeous example. Some of the nails are light pink, some are sparkly and two nails feature a beautiful crystal design. As you can see, the gems really glam up the pink color. You can buy rhinestones like these online in lots of different colors and they can easily be stuck on with nail glue. Buy some rhinestones and see what designs you can create.
39. Nude and Gold Nails
Next, we have a stunning nude nail design to show you. Most of the nails are simply nude and two have a beautiful gold design. The gold is gorgeous and this is a glam and luxurious look that would be perfect for a special occasion. You can create a similar look with nail foils which can be bought online and there are also tutorials to show you how to apply them too.
40. Colorful Neon Ombre
Show off your unique sense of style with a manicure like this! Here we have long coffin nails with a colorful neon ombre design. The neon colors are so striking and statement making. You will certainly stand out from the crowd with a mani like this. Recreate this look or you can opt for just one neon color.
41. Elegant Chrome Nails
The next nail idea that we have to show you is elegant and trendy. These nails are light with a subtle chrome effect. We love this idea because you get the best of both worlds. You can keep your nails chic and classy but also try one of the latest nail looks too. Nails like these will suit everyone and they will keep you looking stylish for any occasion.
42. Pink Nails with Glitter Backs
If you love glitter nails, then you need to see this next nail idea! Here we have pretty pink coffin nails. There is an initial as an accent design, too. What makes these nails really stand out is the sparkly backs. The back of each nail is covered in pink glitter! As you can see, this is such a cool and unique idea, it looks super glam. You can recreate the pink look or try any nail color with any glitter color.
43. Stylish Geode Nails
Another cool nail design that has become very popular is geode nail art. This next idea features a stylish example. All of the nails are white with two geode accent nails. As you can see, the blue crystal design looks amazing with the white! Recreate these nails or you can choose any color for the geode. There are tutorials online that can show you different ways to create this look. You can keep it simple like this or even add some little crystals!
We hope you have found a stunning design to try on your coffin shaped nails!