50 Dark Winter Nails: Cozy Nights & Chic Nails

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I’m convinced that deep winter nail hues perfectly complement cozy sweaters, boots, and scarves. They add a touch of elegance to every outfit and offer a quietly powerful expression.

From deep burgundy to rich navy, there are plenty of dark winter nail colors to choose from. You can opt for a classic shade like black or experiment with different textures and finishes, such as matte or glitter. Dark winter nails are versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Whether you’re going to a holiday party or just running errands, a dark manicure can elevate your look and make you feel confident and put-together.

From beauty blogs to social media platforms like Instagram, you can find countless ideas for dark winter nails.

I’ve rounded up my favorites so you don’t have to scour the entire internet like I did.

And since I am an absolute nail freak, many different styles have come together.

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My 50 Favorite Dark Winter Nails

1. Shiny and Matte Black

 dark shimmering winter nails
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2. Black & Gold

 black and gold nails
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3. Midnight Black with Snowflakes

 shimmering black nails with snowflake
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4. Shimmering Blue

 dark blue winter nails
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5. Snowy Dark Red

 dark red snow nails
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6. Mixed Grey & Dark

 black and grey winter nails
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7. Black with Gold

 black and gold winter nails
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8. Mixed Black

 black winter nails
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9. Classy Green

 dark green winter nails
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10. Another Classy Green

 green leaf winter nails
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11. Matte Green with Reindeer

 matte green winter nails
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12. Matte Green with Gems

 matte green nails with gems
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13. Matte Dark Green with Black Specks

 matte green nails with black specks
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14. Black and Gold

 black and gold winter nails
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15. Grey and Shiny Bronze

 grey and shiny bronze winter nails
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16. Midnight Blue with Decorative Stones

 black and dark blue winter nails
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17. Black & White

 black and white icy winter nails
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18. Dark Blue with Palettes

 dark blue nails with palettes
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19. Dark Green

 dark green nails
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20. Dark Green and Black

 dark green and black nails
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21. Dark Purple

 dark purple nails
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22. Dark Midnight Nails

 Dark Midnight Nails
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23. Black Snowflakes

 Black Snowflake Nails
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24. Black Glitte

 Black Glitter Nails
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25. Midnight Blue

 Midnight Blue Nails
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26. Grey and Gold

 Grey Gold Nails
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27. Pretty Dark Red Nails

 dark red nails
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28. Grey & White

 Grey and White Winter Nails
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29. Mixed Dark Blue

 dark blue christmas nails
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30. Dark Red & Snowflakes

 Dark Red Nails With Snowflakes
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31. Dark Blue Tips

 nails with dark blue tips
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32. Black Zodiac Signs

 nails with zodiac signs
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33. Dark Purple Glitter

 dark purple glitter nails
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34. Chic Dark Green

 festive green nails
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35. Shimmering Black with Snowflakes

 Shimmering Black Nails With Snowflakes
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36. Black Midnight

 Black midnight nails
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37. Mixed Black Snowflakes

 Mixed Black Snowflake Nails
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38. Frozen Blue

 frozen blue nails
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39. Classy Blue

 classy blue nails
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40. Shimmering Black & Blue

 shimmering black and blue nails
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41. Holiday Inspired

 dark blue christmas nails
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42. Black Mixed

 mixed black nails
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43. Green & Black

 green and black nails
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44. Black on Black

 black on black nails
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45. Black & Glitter

 black and glitter nails
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46. Aesthetic Green

 aesthetic green nails
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47. Winter Forest

 winter forest nails
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48. Blue Christmas Nails

 cute christmas nails
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49. Grey Polar Bear

 grey polar bear
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50. Blue with Individual Winter Designs

 blue nails winter design
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Why I Absolutely Love Dark Winter Nails

What are Dark Winter Nails?

Dark winter nails are nail colors that are typically darker and more muted than the bright, bold shades of summer. They are often inspired by the colors of winter, such as deep blues, purples, and greens. Some popular dark winter nail colors include navy, burgundy, and forest green.

I also love incorporating winter motifs such as snowflakes for example.

Dark winter nails are popular for several reasons. First, they are a great way to add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any outfit. They can also help to make your hands look slimmer and more elongated, which is always a plus. Additionally, dark winter nails are a great way to stay on-trend and keep up with the latest fashion trends.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Shade

First, consider your skin tone. If you have a fair complexion, you may want to opt for a lighter, more muted shade, while those with darker skin tones can pull off bolder, more dramatic colors.

Another thing to consider is your personal style. If you prefer a more classic, understated look, you may want to stick with a deep burgundy or navy blue. On the other hand, if you like to make a statement with your nails, you can try a bold, glittery shade or a deep, rich purple.

I try to match my nail style to my clothing style as well. At a very chic party, for example, I prefer to wear plain nails, whereas in everyday life I also wear fancy designs more often.

But don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades and finishes. Matte finishes can be a great way to add a touch of sophistication to your look, while glittery shades can add some sparkle and glam. Ultimately, the key to choosing the perfect dark winter nail shade is to have fun and experiment until you find the perfect color for you.

Popular Dark Winter Nail Colors

These are my most popular dark winter nail colors:

Black

Black is a classic nail color that never goes out of style. It’s a great choice for winter because it’s bold and dramatic. You can wear black nails with just about any outfit, and it’s a great way to add some edge to your look. For a more interesting twist on black nails, try adding some glitter or metallic accents.

Deep Red

Deep red is another classic winter nail color. A warm color that looks great on all skin tones. Deep red nails are perfect for holiday parties and other festive events. You can wear them with a little black dress or a cozy sweater and jeans. Maybe try a matte finish or add some gold accents.

Navy Blue

Navy blue is a great alternative to black if you want something a little less harsh. Navy blue nails look great with winter whites and other cool-toned colors. For a more playful look, try adding some silver glitter or white polka dots.

Charcoal Gray

Charcoal gray is a chic and modern nail color that’s perfect for winter. It’s a great alternative to black and looks great with just about any outfit. Charcoal gray nails are perfect for a day at the office or a night out on the town.

Trends in Dark Winter Nails

As a nail enthusiast, I always look forward to the winter season. It’s the perfect time to experiment with bold and dark nail shades. I will share some of the top trends in dark winter nails.

Matte Finishes

Matte nail polish has been trending for a while now, and it’s not going anywhere this winter. Matte finishes give your nails a velvety texture and a sophisticated look. Dark colors like black, navy blue, and burgundy are perfect for a matte finish. If you want to add a pop of color, try a matte red or forest green shade. To make your matte nails last longer, use a matte topcoat.

Metallic Accents

If I want a more glamorous look, metallic accents are perfect for dark winter nails. Gold, silver, and rose gold are popular choices for adding a touch of luxury to your nails. You can use metallic nail polish for a full manicure or add metallic accents to your dark nails. For example, you can create a French manicure with a metallic gold tip or add metallic stripes to your nails.

Negative Space Designs

Negative space means leaving some parts of your nails unpainted to create a design. For example, you can create a half-moon design by leaving the base of your nail unpainted. You can also create geometric shapes or stripes using negative space. Dark colors like black or navy blue work well for negative space designs.

If you like the designs, yet they don’t match your outfit, there are also some white nail ideas that you might like.

FAQ

What nail polish is good for dark winter?

During the dark winter months, opt for nail polish colors like deep burgundy, navy blue, and forest green. These shades bring a cozy, seasonal vibe to your nails.

Why are my nails so bad in winter?

Your nails can suffer in winter due to lower humidity, cold air, and dry indoor heating. These factors dehydrate nails, causing brittleness and breakage. Proper nail care can help combat these issues.

What colors look good on dark skin nails?

Dark skin tones can rock vibrant shades like deep reds, rich purples, bold blues, and metallics. These colors beautifully complement and enhance the natural beauty of dark skin.


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Elisa Steffes is author and blogger of Nailsslay who loves to write about beauty and fashion such as nail trends, designs and styles.
She has almost three years of SEO experience and writes on these topics for sites like Streetstylis.com.
She has been very interested in nail design since a young age and also does her nails professionally when she doesn't go to the nail salon.

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