Fabulous Nail Trends for Winter 2022

It’s about this time of year that we’re able to focus back on ourselves. The holidays are over and now we can focus on the little things that make us happy and feel put together. One of those things being our nails. Nail trends are always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Whether you’re looking for something simple and understated or something more bold and eye-catching, there’s sure to be a trend perfect for you. This winter’s all about simplicity and minimal nails but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some eye-catching colors in the mix. Check out these fabulous nail trends for winter and get ready to give your nails some TLC this season!

1. One Coat Shimmer

Whether you’re using an iridescent polish or one with glitter, the one-and-done rule applies to nails this winter. The goal of this trend is to still be able to see some of your natural nails below the polish. Not only does this make applying your polish super easy and fast but it cuts the drying time down. So grab your favorite shimmery nail polish, apply a sheer coat and you’re good to go!

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2. Deep Red

If you like red, but you’re over the bright holiday reds then this trend is for you. Deep reds are looking gorgeous this winter. Try a dark cherry red or maybe one with a little brown undertone to it.

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3. Nude Nails

Nails are staying very simple this winter with the one coat shimmers and of course nudes and ultra-sheer polishes. You can never go wrong with a barely-there polish that adds just a little bit of something to your nails.

Essie’s Topless & Barefoot

4. Very Peri Nails

This color trend is no surprise as Very Peri was just named the Pantone 2022 Color of The Year. While it may be hard to find an exact color by this name, any periwinkle color will work. This color, although mainly purple in looks also lends itself to blue making it a great winter color.

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5. Bold Blues

If you want a true blue then go bold! Bold blues are a great way to enjoy the icy vibe of winter while still staying warm inside!

Essie’s Butler Please

6. Pastel Pinks

Who says pastels are only for spring? A dreamy pastel pink polish is perfect for this wintery season. To help make you pastel pink pop try using a milky base coat link Orly’s Orlon Base Coat.

Essie’s Sugar Daddy

7. Pearl White

Pearls on your nails are everywhere this winter but if you’re not sure about adding these rounded accents to your nails, then using a pearl white polish will still give you all the pearly shimmer but in a much easier to do it yourself way.

8. Metallic French Tips

The classic white french tips are getting a metallic makeover this winter with chrome, gold, and lots of sparkles! You can’t go wrong with a thick or thin french tip and for a little extra sparkle, try adding a glitter polish like Essie’s Set in Stone over top.

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Bonus: Nail Shapes

Good news for all you short nail lovers, short rounded and squared nails also called squoval nails as well as short oval-shaped nails are super on-trend this season. If you like your nails short and neat then this is the way to go!

Squoval Nails Photo Credit @aliciatnails / Oval Nails Photo Credit @iramshelton

Your turn! What winter nail trend is your favorite?