Raydene Salinas Hansen
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of seasonal beauty trends. My motto 99 percent of the time? Just go ahead and wear whatever your little heart desires, no matter the month or the vibes on your Instagram. HOWEVER, nail polish colors are the only exception. For that, I am all about switching up my go-to mani shade to fit with the time of year. Call me basic (hey, wow, mean), but there’s just something fun about swapping your polish stash with the seasons to contrast or match with your cold-weather clothes. And because winter will be here before you know it, I’ve rounded up the 23 trendiest winter nail colors to try ASAP. Get ready for a lot of sparkles, moody blue, grays, and blacks, plus a few classics on the list, too.
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This Shimmery Black Winter Nail Color
Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish
Not only does this shimmery black polish come in a cute (and v affordable) mini size, it happens to be one of the prettiest winter nail colors of 2020. Trust me—you’ll be wearing this shade on repeat as soon as December rolls around.
This Royal Blue Winter Nail Color
Sundays Non-Toxic Nail Polish No.35
Proof that you can DEF wear bright polish during the winter months? This royal blue lacquer from Sundays (P.S. it’s one of my fave natural, non-toxic nail brands). It’s bold and impactful and has a cool, wintry vibe.
This Shimmery Slate Winter Nail Color
Cirque Colors Velvetine Slate Shimmer Nail Polish
I know it’s not even winter yet, but I love this shimmery slate nail polish so much, I’m already using it to DIY my manis and pedis. The gray-blue shade is infused with teeny tiny copper flecks for an eye-catching multidimensional effect.
This Metallic Lilac Winter Nail Color
Essie Nail Polish in Girly Grunge
This Silver Winter Nail Color
Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer in Magnifique
This Jet-Black Winter Nail Color
OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx
This Holographic Winter Nail Color
China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners
Love a little shimmer? Same. Which is why I’m going to be living in this holographic winter nail color for the next three months. It has a sheer, silvery-pink iridescent finish that gives your manicure a cool, Euphoria-like vibe.
This Plum Winter Nail Color
Rooted Woman Nail Polish in Renewed
This White Winter Nail Color
OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow
This Blue-Gray Winter Nail Color
Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Color in Air Dry
I’ve been using this polish from Essie for weeks now and I love how easy it makes doing your nails at home (P.S. you can watch me demo it in our new Sh*t We Stole video series). Anyway, it requires no base or top coat and dries in 60 seconds (go ahead and time it if you don’t believe me). And the soft, blue-gray shade is pretty much the perfect winter nail color.
This Oxblood Winter Nail Color
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Spiked With Style
Once it gets cold outside, I retire my bright polishes and bust out the darker, edgier winter nail colors, like this oxblood shade from Essie. It’s the perfect amount of sexy and vampy—plus, the gel-like formula lasts for a solid week without any chips.
This Rose-Gold Winter Nail Color
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in A Little Lovely
If you love winter because of all the holiday fun, this festive polish with gold and rose-colored glitter is definitely for you. Apply one layer for a subtle sheen, or multiple coats for a thick, chunky-glitter effect.
This Shimmery Navy Winter Nail Color
Christian Louboutin The Noirs Nail Colour in Bianca
This Pale-Pink Winter Nail Color
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Delicate
This Neutral Winter Nail Color
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Toasted Sugar
TBH, you never go wrong with a sheer, neutral/nude nail polish shade like this one from Tom Ford. It looks good any time of year—including the winter months. And if (okay, when) it starts to chip, that won’t be super noticeable.
This Multi-Color Winter Nail Color
JINsoon Nail Polish in Dotty
This Earthy Winter Nail Color
Tenoverten Nail Color in Hester
Earthy, clay-inspired nail polish colors are going to be everywhere this winter—trust me. So get in on the trend and try this warm tan shade from Tenoverten. The all-natural formula is 8-free, which means it’s made without iffy ingredients commonly found in conventional nail polish brands.
This Icy Blue Winter Nail Color
Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Nail Polish in Crystal Blue
Not only is this icy blue a super-pretty winter nail polish color, it’s 16-free (aka formulated without the chemicals traditionally found in nail polishes), made with plant-based ingredients, and completely vegan too. Pretty impressive for a drugstore nail polish that’s less than $7.
This Berry Winter Nail Color
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Wine Therapy
Need to paint your nails for a last-minute holiday party? Reach for this wine-colored winter nail color with sparkly flecks from Sally Hansen. It’s infused with nail-strengthening oils, too, so your nail beds won’t flake and crack from wearing it.
This Gray Winter Nail Color
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Show Steel-er
This Bright-Red Winter Nail Color
OPI Infinite Shine Nail Laquer in Big Apple Red
My holiday checklist (in no particular order) includes an excessive amount of hot chocolate, Christmas music on repeat, and a festive manicure the entire month of December. The shade I always go with? This winter-approved red nail color from OPI.
This Gold Winter Nail Color
Essie Nail Polish in Good As Gold
Not into thick, chunky glitter? NBD. You can still get in on the sparkly nail trend for winter with this shimmery gold polish from Essie. It has finely-milled, light-reflecting pigments that’ll make your mani sparkle.
This Sparkly Green Winter Nail Color
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Neblue-La
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