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New Year's Nail Ideas

New Year's Eve is a perfect time to turn ordinary things, for example, your nails, into something magical. What idea of New Year’s nails is both trending and corresponds to your preferences? Don't worry. Luckily, New Year's Eve nails come in an enormous variety of designs.

New Year’s Eve Nail Trends for 2022

2022 is a year of simplicity. You can have long, short, medium-length nails, but the design should be neat and even plain. However, a New Year manicure allows you to go wild with elegant decorations, such as rhinestones, caviar beads, foil, etc. The essential thing is that these details should match the whole look.

Let’s look at some New Year's Eve nail ideas that will complement your festive attire.

Trendy Colors

As for the color palette, it hasn't changed a lot. On New Year's Eve, trending shades are the following.


Nude colors are always classy, moderate, and they make NewYear’s themed nails look genuinely aristocratic. Moreover, such shades are perfect for short nails as they make the nails visually longer. 

Nude colors go perfectly with delicate swirls, white crystals, and caviar beads, creating the effect of frosty windows.


Classic New Year's colors are always in fashion. Red nails look particularly exquisite with classic evening gowns or cocktail dresses. Plus, they give the whole look a touch of charm. Red shades and shiny decorations like foil, dark crystals, or New Year's nail art make a lovely combination. Nail art may feature a small Christmas tree, reindeer antlers, or Christmas stockings with gifts. However, bear in mind that a New Year's Eve manicure shouldn't be too flashy.


Glossy, matte, or velvet black is always in the spotlight. Black nails complemented by a couple of eye-catching rings or bracelets are enough to consider an individual a style icon. However, if you decorate your pretty New Year’s nails with teardrop crystals, delicate snowflakes, or stained glass nail art, they will look elegant rather than bold.


White is a marvelous color, but it's essential to take into account your skin tone. If your skin has a pronounced reddish or pale color, it's better to choose a coating of creamy or milky white shades. Darker skin tones go effectively with any white shades, but it's worth adding abstract, mosaic, or watercolor nail art. Otherwise, white color will draw too much attention to your nails.

Light Blue

Depending on your preferences, you can choose nail art inspired by snow, for example, light blue shadows on the snow. You can also add a few tiny rhinestones or crystals, which will create a festive mood.


Feel free to use dark blue shades and complement them with rhinestones, caviar beads, sequins, foil, and other details to create a New Year's Eve manicure.


Gold color is associated with celebrations and joy. Thus, foil, mica powder, glitter, or nail stamping are perfect for creating cheerful vibes.


Even regular New Year's nails can look intriguing, if you add some silver to them. This color will make your mani look vivid and casual at the same time. New Year's Eve nail design complemented by silver polish will be a dazzling option not only for those who are into experiments but also for fussy fashion lovers.

Popular New Year’s Eve Nail Designs

When looking through New Year's manicure ideas for the right nail design for a New Year's Eve party, keep in mind that there are two key techniques that are most likely to become game-winners in 2022.


New Year's ombre nails have a great variety of forms. For instance, a classic variant implies a smooth transition of several shades of the same color. Another stunning New Year’s design is a gradient done with the help of different colors. The trendiest ombre manicure suggests a transition from a thick coating to an almost transparent one. In addition, you can create a horizontal ombre in the form of a snowbank. A diagonal ombre may produce an effect of a mind-blowing snowfall.


There's an infinite set of French nail ideas for New Year's Eve. It can be a classic variant with white tips or a combination of black and silver. In addition, a chrome manicure decorated with blue sequins is a brilliant option. As for the border between the nail plate and the tip, it can be decorated with images of candy canes, branches of a Christmas tree, or tiny Christmas tree ornaments.

Simple New Year’s Nails

If you don't have much time for getting an intricate New Year’s Eve nail design, or you're just into a plain manicure, these simple, yet eye-catching nail art ideas are just for you!