43 Nail Design Ideas Perfect for Winter 2019
Winter is almost here! The season will soon be changing and so will the fashion. It is not just your outfits that you should think about but your nails too. Nails can be a stylish way to add the seasons colors and prints to your look. To give you some inspiration, we have found 43 winter nail ideas. There is something for everyone from nail art masters to beginners. Take a look to find your favourite.
1. Metallic Plaid Nail Designs
First up we have this metallic plaid nail art. Plaid is a must-have trend for the winter so wearing it on your nails will give you a stylish manicure. Painting this pattern can be tricky but with practice you can create nails like these at home. There are tutorials online to help you. You can paint your nails in any color but try and keep in the silver colors as this suits the winter perfectly.
2. Winter Lace Nails
Warm colors like dark red are a great choice for the winter. If you like red nails but want to make a statement, jazz them up by adding a lace design like this one featured. The nails are a beautiful red with white lace accents. You can add in the lighter color to or just keep them red. Lace can be created freehand or with transfers.
3. Bordeaux and Glitter Nails
We couldn’t have winter nail ideas without mentioning glitter! Glitter is perfect for the winter season especially when Christmas and new year comes around. Our next pick features a red Bordeaux color with silver glitter accent nails. Nails like these will be perfect for a party.
4. Rose Gold Glitter Nails
Rose gold is very popular this year. It has featured in many things from fashion to home decor. This next idea shows how you can wear it in your nails to. The nails are long with an ombre rose gold glitter effect. Nails like these are glamorous way to wear rose gold. You can buy rose gold glitter polishes from many stores.
5. Purple and Sparkle Design
Purple is a stylish color choice for the winter season. It is a cute color that brighten up your look. There are so many beautiful purple polishes available so why choose just one? This next nail idea shows how you can wear multiple tones in one manicure. You could recreate something like this with the glitter and accent nails or not. Just choose different purple polishes.
6. Winter Green Nails with Lace Accent Nail
If you liked the lace design from earlier in the post then you might like this next idea to. These nails feature a lace accent nail but this one is painted in elegant black. The lace nail has been paired with dark green polish. Green and black are a trendy color combo for winter. You can create lace freehand or with stencils so have a practice.
7. Purple and White Splat Design
Next, we have a creative nail idea. It features a purple polish with a white splat design. The splats can be created with a splatter design nail polish or it can be created freehand. If you want a purple design like this one you will have to create it yourself. So, get a purple and white polish and have fun making dots.
8. Leopard Print and Gem Winter Nail Ideas
Looking for statement making winter nail ideas? Then this next pick could be for you. These nails feature a variety of different designs including leopard print, sparkly gem nails and nails with chains. You could just take one or two elements out of this design or try and recreate them all. The gems and chain can be stuck on with a topcoat and glue while the leopard print can be created freehand or with stickers.
9. Red and Silver Glitter Nail Designs
Winter is a special time of year because when this season arrives so does Christmas! Christmas is an occasion that requires red and/or glitter. This next nail idea gives you both must-have elements in one manicure. You can recreate this look with a burgundy nail polish and a silver glitter polish. Create accent nails and ombre or make up your own design.
10. Dark Purple Nails with Gold Glitter Accent Nail
Purple and gold are such a glamorous combination. These nails feature a very dark purple with a gold glitter accent nail. Nails like these will suit any occasion from a day out to a night out or special occasion. You can recreate this look easily at home with similar colors.
11. Winter Red and Gold Nails
Our next idea shows how you can jazz up your nails. This manicure features beautiful red nails but each hand has one accent nail. The accent nail has gold embellishments. You could recreate something like this with any red polish and embellishments. For a glam look try gems for a trendy look try gold pieces like these.
12. Chic Black Leaf Design
Looking for winter nail ideas that are chic and stylish? Then these next nails could be what you are looking for. This manicure features a nude color polish with one black leaf accent nail. The leaf design is very elegant and simple. Nails like these are perfect for the women who like subtle nails but want to try something different.
13. Glam Gold Glitter Nails
Gold glitter looks very glamorous on nails. Not only that but glitter is perfect for this time of year as it suits the party season. All over glitter like this is easy to recreate at home. You can purchase a gold glitter polish and just give your nails a couple of coats.
14. Black and White Marble Nails
Marble nails look cool and trendy. Creating this look at home is not as difficult as you might think as there are many tutorials online to help you. When creating your look try a white and black combo like this one. White and black is chic and black suits the darker color palette of the winter. We love this look!
15. Glitter and Vibrant Color Design
If the darker winter colors are not your thing then go for a brighter manicure like this one. The vibrant red will brighten up your winter look. You could just have a similar color on its own or you could add the silver glitter accent nail to. The silver glitter will give the nails that extra special finishing touch.
16. Dark Polish and Gold Leaf Nail Design
Next, we have a manicure that uses a very dark red polish. The red polish will look stunning on its own but you could jazz it up with accent nails like these. Glitter will give the nails glamour while the leaves give the nails a Christmas vibe. To get the leaf look you could use stencils or stickers.
17. Black and Gold Nails
Black and gold is a super stylish combination. This next nail idea shows a black and gold manicure that is perfect for parties. To recreate this simply all you will need is a black nail polish and a gold glitter polish. You can have just black with a gold glitter accent nail or sweep the glitter over the black for a glitzy look or even both.
18. Purple Matte and Shine Nails
Matte nail colors have been a huge trend. This next nail idea shows how to mix shiny and matte polishes for a stylish look. These nails feature three different purple shades in a combo of shiny and matte. Just get similar colors to recreate the look. For a special occasion you could even add in the glitter accent nail.
19. Winter Sweater Nail Art
Looking for unique winter nail ideas? Then this next pick could be for you. These nails feature a textured 3D sweater design. This is an awesome technique that will give you a statement making manicure. There are lots of tutorials online to help you create the look or you could just take this picture to your nail salon. We love this nail idea!
20. Black and Orange Glitter Nails
Orange is another color that will warm up your winter outfits. A stylish way to way orange is with black like the manicure featured. These nails feature a sweep of orange glitter over black polish. This is a trendy combo that can be easily recreated at home.
21. Grey, Black and Grid Nails
Grid nail art is a simpler nail technique to try. You will need a black nail pen or a polish with a thin brush. Then with a steady hand just add in the grid lines. You could create a full grid manicure or you could make it an accent design like in the manicure featured.
22. Winter Green and Gold Glitter Nails
Looking for funky winter nail ideas that will wow? Then this next pick is for you. This manicure features dark green nails with gold glitter accent nails. A combo like this bold and stylish. Not only that but it would be a brilliant choice for Christmas.
23. Dark Purple Glitter Nails
Next on our list is this stunning dark purple manicure. The nails were created with polish Colors by llarowe in color Figgy Pudding. This is a beautiful color that has a subtle glittery look. Nail polish like this will glam up your look for any occasion.
24. Chic Rose Gold Winter Nails
The next nail idea is so chic and glam! Most of the nails are light and there is one stunning rose gold accent nail. Two nails are also decorated with gems and there is a rose gold snowflake on one nail too. The nail art is just gorgeous and rose gold snowflakes are our new favorite! This look was created with Essie Polish Between the Seats, Orly Nails Rage, Unail Stencils Snowflake vinyl and dailycharme rose gold Swarovski crystals.
25. Short Snowflake Nails
Next, we have a glam nail design that features wintry snowflakes. Two nails are beautiful and blue with white snowflakes and one nail is gold and sparkly. Some nails also have the blue snowflake art but with clear sections and gold nail tape. The colors are gorgeous and it would be the perfect mani for the holiday season and parties.
26. Sparkly Nails with Cute Festive Nail Art
If you want to go all out with your nails, then this idea is perfect for you. Some nails are white and are decorated with rhinestones, one nail is sparkly and two nails on each hand also feature festive nail art. This is a bold and unique mani that is perfect for those who love Christmas and the winter season. Recreate the whole look or try just one or two of the designs. You can buy festive nail stickers online.
27. Grey Snowflake Nails with a White Knitted Accent Nail
One of the must-have nails looks for the winter is knitted sweater art and this mani shows how to wear it in style. Most of the nails are painted in a dark grey shade and one of the nails features snowflake nail art too. There is also one accent nail with a white knitted pattern. It is a fun and trendy design that is perfect for the winter. You can check out a tutorial for the snowflake art and you can see the products used for the look on the page below. There is also knitted sweater art tutorials online too.
28. Blue Coffin Winter Nails
Glam up your look with a bold blue manicure like this one. Two nails feature a blue and silver glitter ombre design, one nail is dark blue and the last nail is nude with glitter tips. The colors are stunning and the glitter is so glitzy. Nails like these would be perfect for a party or special event and it is a mani you could wear during the holiday season too.
29. Light Pink Nails with Sparkly Gold Snowflakes
The next nail design is so pretty! All of the nails are painted in matte pink and each nail is decorated with gold sparkly snowflakes. The gold and pink is a gorgeous color combination. It is a unique alternative to the classic blue wintry colors. You can hand-paint the snowflakes or you can buy snowflake nail stickers.
30. Unique Christmas Nail Design
Next, we have a unique Christmas nail design. This time two nails are covered in silver glitter, one features sparkly snowflakes and the last nail has cute nail art based on a Scandinavian Christmas gnome. It is an adorable and fun design that is perfect for those who want a festive mani. Snowflakes like this are available online as a Christmas gnome nail stickers.
31. Matte Burgundy Winter Nails
Burgundy is a must-have color for the fall and winter and this next mani shows a beautiful way to wear it. All of the nails are matte burgundy but there are different designs including a snowflake and gems. We love the white snowflake with the burgundy because it looks so striking and stylish. Recreate the whole look for glam nails or just the snowflake for a trendy wintry manicure.
32. Dark Nails with Snowflakes and Gold Glitter
Navy and gold is a gorgeous color combination. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next mani! Here we have dark navy blue nails and three nails are decorated with white snowflakes. There are also two gold accent nails. One is covered in gold and the next is navy with gold drips. It is a stylish and wintry look. You can buy snowflake stencils online and you can also find drip nail tutorials.
33. Festive Red and White Nails
This next idea is so festive! Two nails have a white and red snowflake design, one nail features a white reindeer and two nails have knitted sweater art. This is one of our favorites looks because it uses lots of different festive colors and designs. You can recreate the whole mani or just one or two of the nails.
34. Pretty and Chic Winter Nails
Next, we have a pretty and chic nail design to show you. One nail has stylish tweed art that is decorated with a snowflake while the rest of the nails are painted in the colors used in the tweed pattern. We love the tweed design and think it is a very trendy pattern to use and it is perfect for the winter season. Recreate this or use the tweed pattern on all nails. You can create the pattern with a thin brush.
35. Matte Snowflake Nails with Glitter
Earlier in the post we featured a snowflakes and sparkle mani. If you loved that idea, then you need to check out this one too. This mani has similar nail art with the blue color and snowflakes but this one features silver glitter and rhinestones. It just shows how you can be inspired by an idea and how you can put a new spin on it. This is an elegant and stylish mani and it will suit everyone.
36. Glitter, Ombre and Chrome Design
The next nail design is trendy and sparkly. Most of the nails are different and include glitter ombre and silver chrome. The glitter and chrome is such a stylish combination. A mani like this is glitzy and it would be perfect for a special occasion during the winter season. You can recreate something similar to this or you could even jazz it up even more with snowflakes or rhinestones.
37. Stylish Short Winter Nails
Next, we have another stylish wintry look. This time different purple shades have been used and there is one sparkly nail too. Most of the nails also feature festive art including snowflakes and a Christmas sweater pattern. This is a fun and beautiful manicure. Recreate the whole look or just one or two of the nails.
38. Glitter Nails with Snowflakes and Christmas Trees
Looking for a glam mani for Christmas? If so, this is perfect! Some of the nails are nude with sparkly ombre and each nail is decorated with snowflakes and Christmas trees. It ticks all the boxes for a festive manicure. You can view a short tutorial and check out all the products used to create the look on the page below.
39. Winter Theme Nails with Mittens and Snowflakes
This next nail design is so cute! All of the nails are blue and two have wintry nail art including adorable mittens and snowflakes. It is a beautiful design and it is perfect for those who like unique nail art. You can check out what products were used to create this look on the nail artist’s page.
40. Glitzy Winter Nails with Rhinestones and Glitter
If you love glitzy and glam nails, then this idea is for you. Three nails are glittery and two nails are decorated with rhinestones. The colors and nail art are stunning. This would be perfect for Christmas parties and for Christmas day too. You could even wear the nails for NYE, maybe just without the snowflake.
41. Cute Winter Coffin Nail Design
Next, we have more cute nail art to show you. This manicure features French ombre and one nail is covered in gold glitter. Some nails are also decorated with rhinestones and two have super cute nail art including a penguin and red mittens. This is a glitzy and fun festive manicure and you can buy nail stickers and rhinestones online which will give you a similar look.
42. Classy Winter Nail Design
Are you going to a Christmas party or are you going out to celebrate NYE? If so, this nail design could be perfect for you! Some nails are matte brown and some are sparkly. There is also a very glam accent nail. This is a very chic and stunning mani that will wow at any winter event.
43. Navy Blue, Snowflakes and Glitter
The next idea is cute and sparkly. All of these nails are navy except for one. The navy nails are decorated with white snowflakes and the accent nail is covered in gold glitter. It is a chic and easy to wear winter themed mani. You can see what polishes were used to create the look on the page below.
We hope you have been inspired by our winter nail ideas!