Instead of painting that violet color all the way down, leave some space open at the bottom.
Painting your winter nails black is surprisingly chic, especially if it’s confined to the corners. Just make sure your square-cut tips are pearly white.
Patchwork is currently trending and that extends to your nails. Lay down a ballet pink base before painting an army green square up by the tip.
For once, don’t cover all the angles. Simply paint opposite corners bright white on each finger.
A shiny emerald green is a surefire cure for the winter blues. Bonus points if you match your nails to your earrings.
Can’t decide between a stormy gray and a blush pink for your winter nails? Split the difference by painting the majority of each nail gray and the very bottom pink.
Go nude by layering three distinct neutrals on top of each other. Focus just on the upper nail and have the shades go from light to dark.
Seek out a "muddy, murky mauve" like this Deborah Lippmann shade for a sweet treat in the dead of winter.
Use a fanned makeup brush to swipe on a penny-colored shade back and forth. The more haphazard, the better.
Leave winter nails basically bare by just painting your tips and bottoms. Try using a golden polish up top and a red one on bottom — or vice versa.
After painting your nails a subtle beige, create burgundy crescent moons along the bottoms for extra polish.
Turn up the heat with this red ombre mani. The only downside? You’ll want to go without gloves to show it off.
For these winter nails, simply swipe a diagonal swatch of dark gray on the upper left of each nail on your left hand, then paint the right side a light, almost invisible gray. On your right hand, switch the swatches.
Who says teal is reserved for spring? Rock the green/blue hue as part of a negative space French manicure to brighten up the season.
This nail art is a plum example of how two shades can play off each other. Start off with a rich purple base, then turn to a striping brush or tape to make diagonal lines in a stark white or frosty baby blue.
Blood red is a wicked way to spice things up this season. No fancy nail art required.
Dust some gold particles along the bottoms of nude pink nails to jazz up any trek through the snow.
Embrace a glossy navy this season that’ll still pop against your winter-favorite dark denim.
Now that the holidays are all wrapped up, the winter blues start to sink in. You’re basically stuck in your house due to freezing temps and all that snow with the only reason to leave revolving around your need to head to work to get that paycheck. But the season doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Brighten things up with a winter-ready mani featuring cooler weather shades like gray, red, navy, green and even black. You can also embrace still-trending negative space nail art or add in some strategic glitter to jazz up your day. Here are 22 ideas for winter nails that will have you wishing winter lasted beyond March 20.
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