This winter, you won’t want to be hiding your hands under mittens, especially if you opt for one of these Instagram-worthy nail designs. From chic matte looks to festive manicures, we at Rethink Beautiful have got you covered this season. Discover all of our favorite winter nail designs in the list below, and be sure to let us know your favorites in the comment section. Happy painting!
Hues of Blue
Adorning your nails with shades of blue in the winter season is an obvious choice. They’re icy, snowy, and the ideal canvas for adding fun accents, like snowflakes and white glitter. You can also opt for less explicitly seasonal nail designs, like putting different blues on each of your fingertips or giving yourself a french tip manicure with sparkly blue tips for a mod twist.
Get the look: Holo Taco Cold Shoulder Nail Polish, $13 (click here)
Who says cardigans are just for wearing? With knit nails, you can bring the idea of winter coziness to your manicure. Take style tips from your favorite chunky sweater with a painting style that mimics a cable knit design. Whether you want to do it yourself (with a fine nail brush, gel art powder, and your favorite color) or purchase knit nails online, creative nail art is relatively simple to achieve.
Get the look: Etsy Cable Knit Press On Nails, $35 (click here)
Grey nails are an ideal option for winter—the muted tones of your nails will often match the sky. If you decide to opt for a grey manicure, you can use it as a canvas to add wintery accents, like a reflective silver nail or a sparkle coat.
Get the look: Essie Nail Polish in The Best-est, $8.69 (click here)
Just because the season’s festivities are through doesn’t mean you have to be done celebrating the dawn of a new year. Champagne nails are a simple, elegant way to show off your holiday spirit. They’re a mixture of pale yellow and shimmer and are ideal for those looking to elevate their manicure at the end of the holiday season.
Get the look: Kiko Milano Smart Nail Laquer in Pearly Champagne, $2 (click here)
Deep colors reside in the palette commonly associated with winter and the season’s richness. Burgundy is reminiscent of nights by the fireplace sipping mulled wine and is best rendered in a high gloss finish. It’s the ideal choice for someone looking for an understated yet seasonal nail design to rock the rest of winter.
Get the look: Static Nails Liquid Glass Laquer in Scarlet, $12.80 (click here)