We’re Calling It: These 15 Chic Nail Trends Will Be Everywhere This Winter 2023

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Winter is definitely on its way, bringing with it the holidays, pumpkin-spiced lattes, and cold weather. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already spent some time putting together your winter capsule wardrobes and now you’re ready to start thinking about winter nail looks. Whether you’re into a DIY manicure or looking for nail art ideas to bring to the salon, ahead, we’ve rounded up the fifteen best winter 2023 nail trends to usher in the season. 

We’re swapping out our Birkenstocks for leather boots, tequila-fueled happy hours for mulled wine nights at the local bar, and colorful summer nail art for a moody color palette. Winter is the ideal time to change up your nail game and start fresh.

Luckily, winter 2023 nail trends are super minimal and versatile, so there’s something here for everyone. Fine line detailing, chrome, and subtle shimmers reflect the best visuals the season has to offer, along with cold-weather classics like burgundy and emerald green. You’ll want to run not walk to the salon with these winter manicure ideas.

For new winter 2023 nail trends that will have you practically running to the salon, keep on scrolling!

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1. Bold in Red

A mani is something you can count on, even in frigid temps. These red tips are the godchild of the old classic French manicure and the infamous holiday season nail staple: burgundy red.

2. Velvet Nails

Mimicking the look of a soft dusting of snow, velvet nails are crafted with ultra-reflective glitter nail polish which is brought to the surface using a magnate. This mani screams opulence and luxury. We’re not surprised as to why this look went uber viral on TikTok these past few months and is holding the top spot for the most talked-about manicure of the moment.

3. Moody Aura

Dreamy aura nails are still going strong since 2022. A lot of manicurists use an actual airbrush to achieve the look, but we’ve found a simpler way to recreate this manicure using eye shadow palette colors. We’re working on a DIY tutorial at the moment for the mani so make sure to bookmark our site to catch the tutorial when it goes live!

4. Milky Manis

“Your nails but better” is the catchphrase of a look that’s been big all of 2023. This milky mani makes your nails look healthy and doesn’t require too much maintenance. It’s a win-win in our book. For a detailed DIY tutorial on how to recreate this look affordably at home including our picks for both regular nail lacquer and gel polish, make sure to read our guide.

Read More: DIY: Recreate The Viral Milky Nails Trend At Home And On A Budget

5. Latte Nails

I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about the latte makeup trend that’s taken up space on our social media feeds. Now we’re bringing the trend to our manicures. Think smokey, toasted browns and warm-toned shadows, with gold decals.

6. Minimalist Metallic Nail Art

Ah, we love this super futuristic nail design featuring chrome tips.

7. Starburst Nails

Pair milky nudes with intentionally placed gold stars for a subtle yet standout winter manicure.

8. Chrome French Manicure

We love this new take on the classic French manicure.

9. Fine Line Details

This look is super simple to do at home! After you’ve prepped your nails with a basic nude mani all you have to do is apply golden nail art on top and finish with a top coat. You can get the stickers on Amazon using this link.

10. Pearl Embellishments

A cousin of the famous “glazed donut” nails popularized by Hailey Bieber, this new pearl trend is glam, ethereal, and gives off total mermaid vibes.

11. Christmas Jingle

Are you ready to fa-la-la-la-la-la towards the nearest barrel of mulled wine? Us too. This cute and cheeky mani is absolutely perfect for the holidays.

12. Chocolate-Brown Nails

Chocolate brown nails are a winter-season staple and the ultimate minimal mani, especially if you don’t like having elaborite designs on your nails

13. Chrome & Ombre

One of our favorite winter 2023 nail trends is this look that combines 3 trends in one manicure – chrome, ombre, and latte brown!

14. Classic Burgandy

Along with chocolate brown, this classic deep burgundy manicure fits any aesthetic and outfit. You can recreate this look using the color Cherry Mocha by DND

15. Marble & Gold

Lucky you! We’ve saved the best for last. These marble and gold nails are in our opinion, the most beautiful nails on this list. We could get lost staring at these nails forever!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

We’re seeing a lot of nude and milky white manicures. Paired with this minimal polish is usually some chrome powder and gold embellishments.

A great nail color that’s best for winter is deep burgundy. Gold nails and subtle gold details on a nude come in at a close second, especially when the holiday parties come along.

Popular nail shapes for 2023 include square for shorter nails, and an almond shape for acrylics and longer nails.

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