Top 10 Winter Nail Colours to Wear This Season

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Top 10 Winter Nail Colours to Wear This Season

We’re excited about the resurgence of simple, low-maintenance manicures for winter 2024. The prevailing trend for winter nails is all about solid colours in classic, understated shades. The focus has shifted from elaborate nail art and frequent salon visits to simple at-home manicures. Are you seeking inspiration for your next manicure? Let’s explore the top 10 winter nail colours to wear this season.

1. Chrome French Manicure

Chrome French Manicure | Manicurist: Sarah Alaina
Winter Nails: Chrome French Manicure | Manicurist: Sarah Alaina / @saruhnails

According to leading trend forecasters, the chrome nail trend will remain popular in 2024. We’ve discovered a subtle take on the trend that you can easily achieve at home: the chrome French manicure. Manicurist Sarah Alaina created this set using Gelcare’s UV gel nail polish in South Sea Pearl, an iridescent, translucent, white-based colour, and French Alps, an opaque white.

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2. Cherry Red Nails

Winter Nails: Cherry Red | Manicurist: Christina Louise
Winter Nails: Cherry Red | Manicurist: Christina Louise / @manicuredbychristina

Is it even winter without perfectly manicured deep red nails? Manicurist Christina Louise created her own custom shade of cherry red by layering Bio Sculpture Evo Gel Polish in shades Ruby and Daniela. Check out our top picks to achieve the look in one.

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3. Navy Blue Nails

Winter Nails: Navy Blue | Manicurist: Charlotte Knight
Winter Nails: Navy Blue | Manicurist: Charlotte Knight / @nailchark

Navy blue is that unexpected but classic shade that goes with all of your winter neutrals. Chanel Le Vernis in Fugueuse is the epitome of a classic navy blue, as is the Mii Colour Confidence Nail Polish in Scandi-Navy for a fraction of the cost.

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4. Glossy Red Nails

Winter Nails: Glossy Red Nails | Manicurist: Gel By Megan
Winter Nails: Glossy Red Nails | Manicurist: Gel By Megan / @gel.bymegan

Creamy, glossy, vinyl-like red is a popular nail colour this season. Classic red nails are always in style and add a touch of glamour to any occasion. Here are our top picks of creamy red nail polishes for your next manicure.

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5. Latte Nails

Winter Nails: Latte Manicure | Manicurist: Charlotte Emily
Winter Nails: Latte Manicure | Manicurist: Charlotte Emily / @charlotteemilybeauty_

Latte nails, as the name suggests, feature a variety of neutral shades inspired by the colors found in a latte, ranging from pale taupe to creamy beige to dark brown. To achieve the perfect latte manicure, choose nail polish colours with a brownish nude base.

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6. Grey Nails

Winter Nails: Grey Nails | Manicurist: Olga
Winter Nails: Grey Nails | Manicurist: Olga / @like_my_nails_london

When it comes to winter nail trends, one colour in particular looks so effortless and elevated – we’re talking about grey nails. You may have wondered if grey is boring, but this timeless, muted colour always looks chic and adds a stylish touch to any manicure.

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7. Pink Chrome Nails

Winter Nails: Pink Chrome Manicure | Aurora Lovestrand
Winter Nails: Pink Chrome | Manicurist: Kenzo Nail Studio / @auroralovestrand x @auroralovestrand

Kenzo Nails Studio created this beautiful manicure using OPI Nail Polish in Bubble Bath, followed by a layer of silver chrome pigment to give it a stunning pearlescent finish. It’s soft, feminine and elevated – everything we love in a manicure.

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8. Icy Blue Nails

Winter Nails: Icy Blue | Manicurist: Olga
Winter Nails: Icy Blue | Manicurist: Olga / @like_my_nails_london

Introducing the manicure equivalent of the icy make-up trend. This winter’s trendy nail colour is icy blue, also known as super pale blue. And because it falls into the pastel category, it’s just as wearable in spring.

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9. Creamy Beige Nails

Winter Nails: Creamy Beige Nails | Manicurist: Danielle McDonagh
Winter Nails: Creamy Beige | Manicurist: Danielle McDonagh / @withdanielle_

Creamy neutrals are a popular choice this winter, not just beige. You can experiment with different undertones to find a nail colour that suits you best. Grey, brown and pink undertones all work well, ensuring the base colour is bright and creamy. Manicurist Danielle McDonagh used Biosculpture Gel in Crescent Moon, a creamy beige with brown undertones, for this fresh manicure.

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10. Chocolate Brown Nails

Winter Nails: Chocolate Brown | Manicurist: Kimberley Oates
Winter Nails: Chocolate Brown | Manicurist: Kimberley Oates / @kimberley_oates

A colour inspired by chocolate, what’s not to love? Not to mention, it’s also ideal for complementing all the winter neutrals in your wardrobe. Brown hues ranging from dark chocolate to creamy chocolate fudge are all in the mix for winter 2024.

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