9 nail trends to try this winter

Refresh your nail colour with the changing season—from warm and fuzzy tones to cool patterns and hues—there’s inspiration for every mood

Coffee and cream

Paint ‘em all a solid coffee colour or get playful with gradient shades of brown that go from light to dark on each nail

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Whether you fall under the double espresso shot category, at times macchiato or are in the caramel latte club, picking from fifty (to state the least) shades of a hot cuppa joe might just become your favourite winter trend.

Trying this trend at home is as much fun as watching your manicurist swirl up your go-to drink on your nails.

Winter greens

We’re all about the fuzzy fall colours, but adding a touch of moss green to your winter wardrobe might just be the not-so-bright brightness it needs.

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Make it ultra-glossy for a touch of dew.

Swipe on almost-dried leafy hues at home or get a pro to make it modern yet minimalistic with geometric patterns.

Delicate botanicals

Freshen up your balmy evenings with dreamy florals drawn delicately with a sleek brush.

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Try doodling flowers and botanicals from your imaginations and if your home garden is shedding blooms to welcome winter, press the little dried flowers onto your nails—you’ll never want to stop staring at them.

Sprinkling of sparkle

Evoke winter's magical feeling through a scattering of glitters and stars, sprinkled sparingly across your nails.

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Think tiny specks of sparkle that radiate their shine with every soft movement of your fingers, but not all the time.

Gloss + matte

Placing contrasting finishes next to each other will create an ultra-textural dimension without trying too hard.

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And it’s just as simple to do—we love the trend infused in a classic French manicure. Pick your favourite shade as the base in matte, and a shade darker to that in gloss for the French tip, or reverse it up.

Candy Swirls

If you’re a serial nail art lover, try tipsy swirls flowing freely on your nails.

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Match classic candy colours or take shades that will dance harmoniously next to each other. Create fun illusions out of your art—it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect.

French in winter

Here’s a short, dark twist to the timeless technique, for all shapes and sizes.

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Not everyone has naturally long salon-like nails or likes to stick them on, and a French manicure is every girl’s prerogative.

Burnt red

This season, it gets a deeper, darker update: think smoked cherry, burnt amber and mulled wine—let’s call it the winter red.

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Red is irreplaceable and glorious in all its moods.

Milky white

Let soft, milky whites painted smooth on your nails reflect those sunny moments.

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There’s something about white that soothes the soul, like the sliver of light that peeks through the curtain in the daytime, creating sunspots wherever it goes.

Nail Trends To Try This Winter, at home!

Here’s our edit of the best nail trends to try at home if you’re feeling artistic, or to take to your trusted manicurist.

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