Fall and Winter Nail Trends

Fall and winter nail trends 2021

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If you are looking for the best Fall and Winter nail trends for 2021 and 2022 you have come to the right place! I have researched the top winter nail trends you need to try. These nail trends are easy to achieve and you don’t need to go to the nail salon. Just follow these 10 easy Fall and Winter nail trends and you’ll be able to recreate the nail look you want for 2021 into 2022.

You’ll see a range of deeper bolder shades that are unexpected for Fall and Winter nail trends. You’ll also see how nail art has evolved in both directions: minimal and very loud prints and shades. Really all bets are off for Fall/Winter 2021 and 2022 nail art.

Depending on your look you may continue to avoid nail art and just keep your nails one solid colour. If that’s the case and you still want to be on trend try one of the popular shades for Fall 2021 such as Sage, Turquoise and Plum. You can also play with nail shape and keep them short as that is a popular trend on the rise for Fall and Winter nail trends.

Keep reading to find the best colours for the Fall and Winter Nail trends you need to add to your collection now!

Sage Green Nails for Fall and winter

Sage green nail trends 2021 and 2022

If you are following the colour trends for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 you’ll know that Sage is a huge trend. Fall colours don’t always have to incorporate dark oranges and browns anymore. The new trendy colour for Fall and Winter is a light sage which is similar to a pastel green. There is a bit more of grey/black in this particular shade of Sage so that it is the perfect Fall addition to any winter wardrobe.

Black and White Minimalistic Short Nails

Minimalistic nail trends 2021 and 2022

Short nails are also making a comeback and it is crucial to use simple colours like black and white to get your point across. When you use simple colour the minimalistic look comes across and of course, black and white is always chic. As you can see in the photo the black is used sparingly as to not overtake the entire look almost like a pair of dice.

The hint of black on top of the white ties the whole look together and is very purposeful. This type of nail trend looks better on short nails because it is a clean and sleek nail trend.

Purple Ombré Nails

Ombré nail trends 2021 and 2022

In one of my other nail trend posts I included a nail trend for ombré nails. For Fall and Winter 2021 and 2022, the ombré trend extends to some of the darker shades for fall. Purple and plum are always a popular choice to add a pop of colour while still remaining seasonal. Since there are so many different shades of purple nail polish out on the market right now you can be sure that you can find a full array of purple and plumb nail polish to create purple ombré nails.

Bold Colours on Different Nails

Different colour nail trends fall 2021 and 2022

For this Fall and Winter 2021 and 2022, the colours of the season are a bit unexpected. We’re seeing a lot of blues mixed with rust and neutral beige colours. A bit of a leap from our traditional fall orange and brown vibes. Our colour palette is expanding and there are so many unique colour palettes to mix together. This nail trend of having each nail colour a different bold look allows you to use all of the trendy nail colours for the season.

Mixing of Matte and Glossy Textures on Short Nails

Dark green nail trends 2021 and 2022

Mixing matte and glossy nails is also a huge nail trend for 2021. The idea is that the nail polish is pretty dark think a hunter green or navy blue. Adding a matte top coat on top will provide a uniqueness to the manicure without having to add any nail art. This is a very sophisticated and simple nail trend for Fall and Winter 2021 and 2022. The nails should also be shorter so that they continue to look polished and on point.

Black and Gold Marble Nails

Marble nail trends 2021 2022

So many people are obsessed with the glazed marble nail trend. This mixes in hints of gold throughout the nail combined with other neutral colours such as white, taupe and beige. This is also a sophisticated take on the standard black manicure and adds more dimension and uniqueness to this nail trend.

Ice Blue Nails

Especially for Winter 2022, ice blue nails with a hint of grey are making a huge comeback. This ice queen look is becoming very popular because so many nail polish brands are coming out with their version of this ice blue.

Essie and OPI have the best blue grey ice blue nails for Winter. You can also add silver sparkles and other accent nails including darker greys to make this nail trend more unique.

Nail Swirls with Negative Spacing

When it comes to negative space, we saw a lot of that for Spring and Summer 2021 nail trends. Now we are seeing more negative spaced nails with one colour with the addition of swirls. A popular nail colour trend for Fall and Winter 2021 and 2022 is chocolate brown. The photo above shows the perfect mix of nail swirls in a chocolate brown with just the right amount of negative space. When it comes to this nail trend, less is definitely more.

Don’t forget that unexpected bold colours are the name of the game for Fall and Winter nail trends for 2021 and 2022 so don’t immediately look at at a nail polish colour and discount it. Give some of the weirder colours a try you may be pleasantly surprised.

I hope you enjoyed this overview of the best Fall and Winter nail trends for 2021 and 2022.


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