Choosing a nail design can be difficult with so many options! If you’re overwhelmed trying to decide on what design to use, try a season-inspired design – winter nails, since it’s cold outside.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs

Moving from fall to winter takes on a cooler color palette and gets you perfectly snuggle ready. It’s a magical time of year, and it deserves to be recognized! Even narrowing your design options down to winter nail art will leave you with so many options, though. This list has some of the best designs to make sure that you can confidently rock cute winter nails that you love.

These 71 winter nail designs can be used in so many different ways to inspire you.

• Take one of the winter nail designs to your tech, and ask them to recreate it.

• Combine a few winter nail ideas to make a one-of-a-kind design for you.

• Use different winter nail art on each finger!

1. Cute Winter Foliage

It’s the era of the plant baby, and there’s no better way to pay homage to them than by featuring them in your winter nail designs. Use muted greens, burnt oranges, and cool-toned greys to invoke the season’s colors. For a good muted winter nail look, outline the designs in white and leave the base of the nail bare with a matte topcoat.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

2. Abstract Winter Nails

These nails are the perfect conversation starter for all of the gatherings you’ll be attending during the winter. Abstract art designs make for seriously cute winter nail designs. The white base makes your nails a canvas, while the abstract art gives your nails a sophisticated look.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

3. Neutrals and Blank Space

Neutral colors rule the winter nail design scene. Use geometric shapes to carve out bits of blank space to achieve these cute winter nails. The neutral colors will ensure that your winter nail designs match all of your colorful, festive winter outfits.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

4. Glitter Half Moon

Winter nail art shines bright with a pop of glitter over a minimal design. Coat your nails with a cool-toned base color, and add a glittering half-moon at the cuticle for a low-key winter nail design.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@id_nails_space

5. Owl Winter Nails

Harsh winters can leave us dreaming of spring, so a cute winter nail art can remind us of warmer months. This cute illustrated cool-blue owl looks great as an accent on winter nails with a neutral pink base coat.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

6. Mistletoe Nails

Nothing says “kiss me” like these cute winter nails with a mistletoe accent. Let the festive foliage be the star of the show by keeping the rest of your nails nude. This is the perfect winter nail idea if you’re in the holiday spirit.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

7. Winter Florals

Florals are for spring nails, right? Yes! But they also make for cute winter nail designs, too! Use a cool winter blue for the base, then create dark stems with the petals falling off. This is such a unique winter nail idea!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

8. Cartoon Art

These cartoon art winter nails are so cute! Based on a cool blue nail, each fingertip has a cute hand-drawn cartoon design. This winter nail design idea shows that winter nails don’t have to be right on the nose to be perfect for you.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

9. Zebra Accent Nails

These zebra winter nails are so cute. Try one hand with a cool winter olive green and one with a soft pink for this winter nail design. Finish it off with a zebra nail sticker accent on a couple of nails.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

10. Animal Winter Nail Design

This winter nail design idea is perfect no matter what age you are. Each nail is decked out in cute animals wearing winter gear with snowflake accents. Let the illustrations in this cute winter nail art shine by coating the base of your nail with a nude nail polish.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@want_nail_studio

11. Line-Drawing Winter Nails

Keep your winter nail designs simple with line drawings of reindeers and stockings. With a bare nail as the base, this winter nail art is super minimalist while still looking creative. Fill in some of the line art with washes of red for a festive pop on your winter nails!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

12. Charlie Brown Nails

Charlie Brown Christmas screams winter festivities, making it the perfect inspo for your winter nail art! Feature a few of the characters over a nude polish on some of your nails, then throw an accent nail in there. The green and red gift wrap is so cute for winter nails!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@namoro0327

13. Stone-Inspired Winter Nails

Winter nail designs vary wildly – this design showcases that. Take inspiration from anything that screams winter for you. This winter nail art is inspired by gemstones with iridescent flakes and jagged design.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

14. Doodle Winter Nails

This winter nail art takes a different artistic approach with simple doodles on nude nails. Add variation by blobbing pops of color on a couple of the nails. These winter nails are perfect for the daydreamer!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

15. Reindeer Nails

If you’re feeling festive and prefer a simple yet fun nail look, this reindeer winter nail art is for you! Pair soft pink glossy nails with an accented thumb on each hand of a reindeer sitting right on top of your cuticle.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@viktoria_panevina

16. Plant-Lover Nails

Pay homage to your favorite plants by incorporating them into your winter nail designs. The best part about this nail design is what’s under the drawings, though! Use a nude base, then brush on green and white in a jagged pattern to get an ombre acrylic brushstroke look on your winter nails.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

17. Tropical Paradise Nails

Think warm tropical thoughts with this winter nail art! Base your nails with an avocado green and draw on your favorite tropical fruits. This winter nail idea is definitely for my summer lovers!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

18. Creative Artsy Nails

This winter nail design idea is for all of our creative, artsy folks. Treat each nail like a separate canvas that is based on nude nail polish. Winter is all about magic, and your winter nail art should reflect your artistic magic!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

19. Brushstroke Winter Nails

Create colorful brushstrokes on your nails for this winter nail design. Experiment with the patchiness of each brushstroke and add patches of white nail polish here and there for a glossy effect.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

20. Palm Trees and Cacti

This one is for all of my desert-dwellers out there! Winter in the desert looks a lot like this, so don’t be afraid to let your winter nail designs show what’s true to you. Draw on palm tree leaves shading cacti on matte nails to get this look!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

21. Stargazing Winter Nails

Feature the Little Prince and animals you love in your winter nail designs. This design shows a the prince stargazing in the snow on one nail and a fox stargazing on another. Winter nail art that preserves memories is so cute!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsmade

22. Contrasting Vibes

Do you have trouble deciding what vibe you want? These cute winter nails are saying that you don’t have to choose! Choose an edgy textured pattern for one hand and do lighthearted animal cartoons on the other. Your winter nail art. Your choice!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

23. Geometric Birds

If geometric linework is your style, try incorporating them into your winter nails! This cute bird in a beanie interpreted in style is so cute, and the pops of color bring it to life. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a unique way to fuse all of your tastes in your winter nail art.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

24. Minimal New Year Nail Art

New Year celebrations are flashy enough. Minimal New Year-inspired designs are the perfect winter nail designs! Use muted colors and create your own simplistic fireworks to ring in the new year with super cute winter nail art.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@kuz_nails

25. Hand-Painted Art Winter Nails

Is one of your New Year resolutions to make more art? Well, this cute winter nail art is the perfect place to do it. Paint on art that looks hand-painted on canvas to let your talent shine.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@mona.art.lab

26. Pink and White Delicate Winter Nails

Winter may be cold and frosty, but your winter nail designs don’t have to be! Show off your delicate design by pairing snow white nails with soft pink nails with delicate white linework. You’ll have the cutest winter nails and show off your feminine side at the same time.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsmade

27. Classic Festive Winter Nails

Traditions are part of what makes Christmas so fun! This winter nail design is perfect for paying homage to traditional Christmas themes. Alternate red and green nails, decorate one like a gift, and deck one out with a snowflake decal!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsmade

28. Polar Bears and White Space Winter Nails

Navy blue and white are perfect for bringing cute winter nail designs to life! Combine those colors with the original Christmas animal – polar bears – and you’ve got a solid winter nail idea. Experiment with white space on nails that have more intricate designs.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@want_nail_studio

29. Dot and Line Winter Nails

Winter nail art that pushes boundaries is perfect if you’re feeling edgy or even indecisive about what to do. Choose some winter nail colors like red and white, pair them with accent colors like black and gray, and use them to create dots and lines in unique patterns on each nail. Voila! The perfect winter nail idea!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@_moon_nails_

30. Shark Nails

There’s one thing that we know for sure about winter nail art – it doesn’t have to be on the nose. And the magic of Christmas is all about finding your joy. If your joy is this bold turquoise shark-inspired design, then this is the winter nail design inspiration for you!

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@alyonaiils

31. Minimalist Florals

These floral designs are perfect for winter nails! If you’re obsessed with plants, try illustrating some of your favorite plant leaves in black on matte nails. Secure the winter nail look by dotting on cool-toned shades of winter colors to change things up!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@intrigo__dora

32. Christmas Ornament Nails

If you’ve got a major Christmas obsession, then these may be the perfect winter nails. Mix and match sparkly, intricate ornaments with shiny red ornaments. Add dots of white to the cuticle area to add an extra layer of decoration to your winter nails.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@usti_na

33. Pig in a Blanket Winter Nails

Animal lovers, say hey! This textured winter nail design inspiration features a cartoon pig snug in a beanie and scarf. Create texture on the beanie and scarf detailing and an accent nail on the other hand, and surround them with glossy nails.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@usti_na

34. Matte Santa Winter Nail Art

Hail old Kris Kringle with this cute winter nail art! Keep your mani simple by incorporating simple elements like this Santa hat decal or a shooting star.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@arina_vader

35. Speckled Snoopy Nails

If you’re a fan of Charlie Brown Christmas, then you will love this winter nail idea! Start with a neutral speckled base coat. The texture will give your nails more dimension. Then pick a couple of nails for Snoopy to live on. Sprinkle in mistletoe and wreaths for more cute winter nail goodness!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@namoro0327

36. Gold Flecked Winter Nails

This winter nail art inspiration is for the glamour chasers! To get this cute winter nail look, use gold foil to add texture to your bare nails. Keep it jagged to preserve the look of the texture!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@arina_vader

37. Glitter Ombre and Orange Winter Nails

Glitter is a one-stop-shop for all things magical, winter, and fabulous. This is the perfect winter nail design if you’re into the sparkle, but still want your manicure to be wearable. Get the look by adding glitter to a neutral-colored nail heavier at the tips and less at the cuticle for an ombre effect. Paint the rest of the nails a matte color for cute winter nails!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@we_nail_you1

38. Cool Blue and Foliage Winter Nails

Cool winter blue and the deep green of plants come together to form the perfect color palette for cute winter nail designs. The black-outlined plants add contrast to make the design more dynamic. Throw in silver foil for texture, and you’ve got the perfect winter manicure!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@we_nail_you1

39. Silver and White Christmas Tree Winter Nails

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then you will love this winter nail design. Combine white and grey nails with this sparkly Christmas tree accent nail and a silver glitter nail!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@margaritakhudokormova

40. Goth Reindeer Nails

Find Rudolph’s goth side with this dark winter nail art. The sparkly reindeer head on the white nail shows the dark side of Christmas. Mix up the nail colors between white and a sparkly black for chic winter nails!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@margaritakhudokormova

41. Black Florals and Lines

If you love to rock black nails to match the cooler weather, spice up your winter nails with this floral manicure. Leave a few nails bare, but sketch flowers and leaves onto the nail. Add black lines to give a grid feel and add layers!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@margaritakhudokormova

42. Whimsical Heart Winter Nails

If you’ve got a whimsical heart, then why not show it on your winter nails? A soft white neutral manicure is the perfect base for cute winter nails. Use silver foil on a couple of nails and top with a wispy black nest and heart to show how much you love the winter!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@margaritakhudokormova

43. Nude Nail Sketch Winter Nails

For all of the artists out there, it’s time to get experimental with showing your art on your winter nails! Mix stars, faces, plants, and more. There’s no limit to how creative you can get with this winter nail design!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@shalneva_nails

44. Bunny Winter Nails

A plain white manicure is classic and cute, but there is so much room for sprucing! Add a touch of glamour by accenting a nail with ombre glitter. Add a bunny decal for a cute touch, and you’ve got a cute winter nail design!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@margaritakhudokormova

45. Paint Splatter Winter Nails

White manicures are so fun to remix. Get edgy with black paint splatters with some nails fully matte black. You can incorporate words and shapes to create layers and styles for your winter nail design.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@margaritakhudokormova

46. Cute Animal Winter Nails

A simple ombre manicure is so cute during the winter, but have you tried adding animal decals in the mix? You should. They make the best winter nail design art.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@mur.nails.ekaterina

47. Messy French Manicure

French manicures are known for their classic touch, but try it messy! No clean edges on this winter nail art, just touches of color. Layer colors on top of each other to create abstract winter nail art at the tip of your fingers!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@safinailstudio

48. Falling Leaves Winter Nails

Think of days when the grass is alive and green with this manicure mixing mattes and glossy nails and off-white with falling leave accents! If you love the outdoors, then use this winter nail art as inspiration!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@safinailstudio

49. Pastel Color-Block Winter Nails

Love color blocking? Well, give it a pastel twist with cool blue and light beige for these winter nails. Throw in some black line art of plants and trees for contrast (they look like shadows), and you’ll have the perfect winter manicure.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsrnd

50. Glitter Cuticle Winter Nail Art

If you’re a glitter fan, then glitter cuticles are calling out to you! Take any winter nail design to the next level by popping some chunky glitter in your cuticle area. Don’t forget the animal decals.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsrnd

51. Jewel-Tone Nails

Break out the rich jewel tones for winter nails that no one will be able to take their eyes off of. An abstract geometric Christmas tree made out of each shade makes the perfect accent nail, and you can’t forget a glitter accent!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsrnd

52. Snowflakes and Reindeer

Snowflakes and reindeer are arguably the only winter nail art you need to accent your manicure. Make them iridescent decals, and you have the most eye-catching winter nails on the block!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsrnd

53. Snowman Manicure

Nude winter nails are a low-key statement piece! These snowmen just peek up over the tips of your fingernails to remind you that it’s winter. If you love a white Christmas, then you are destined for these winter nails.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@nailsrnd

54. Starry Winter Nails

Have you ever caught yourself staring at that shining star tree topper? Take that feeling you get when you stare at it with you when you put shiny star decals on your nails. Add white dots to resemble a snowy night on these winter nails!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

55. Unicorn Swirl Nails

Unicorn lovers! Sweeten your white manicure with textured unicorn-inspired swirls. Top your nails with chunky iridescent glitter to capture the unicorn magic in your winter nail art.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

56. Pink, Grey, and White Winter Nails

These cool-toned pink, grey, and white winter nails are delightfully feminine. Deck them out with rhinestones at the cuticles, textured patterns, black line designs, and glitter.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

57. Cozy Animal Winter Nails

What’s better than winter animals on your manicure? Winter animals in winter wear! These animals in scarves and beanies make the perfect winter nail art.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@want_nail_studio

58. Picasso Winter Nail Art

Calling all art lovers! This Picasso-inspired winter nail art is perfectly nestled between a soft blue manicure. The art and the soft winter nail color offer contrast and variation!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@be_more.ua

59. Partridge in a Pear Tree Nails

If the Twelve Days of Christmas is one of your favorite Christmas jingles, then a partridge in a pear tree is the only thing you need to perfect your winter nail art. Base your nails with sparkly turquoise nail polish, and give them dimension with 3D elements!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

60. Snowy Landscape Winter Nails

The snowy, winter landscape is gorgeous and bright and deserving of a place on your nails! Use red gems to make the decorated Christmas tree pop, and layer polishes lightly to get a watercolor effect on your winter nail art!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

61. Festive Red Nails

Red nail polish screams festive, so it’s a perfect place for winter nail art. Make them extra festive by adding a cartoon penguin! This winter nail art is simple, but gives the manicure something special.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

62. Minimal Line Art

Sometimes your best bet for winter nail art is to go as minimal as possible. Drip the black nail polish over your bare nails in a webbed pattern on a few nails. In contrast, do strict linework on another. These winter nails are edgy and stylish!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@inna_twinkle_

63. Snow Storm Winter Nails

Capture winter landscape with these detailed winter nail art designs! A clock, a pig, and a train are all covered in snow and framed with a black nail base for contrast.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

64. Simple Owl Winter Nails

Owl lovers, pay attention. This owl in winter wear is so cute and looks great on nails. The pine trees in the snow really invoke the Christmas spirit in this winter nail art, too!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

65. Dreamcatcher Nails

What’s dreamier than a dreamcatcher? Nothing, really. Get these winter nails by making thin and detailed drawings. Accent a couple of nails with glitter to add a festive pop!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

66. Whimsical Winter Nails

If you’re a more whimsical person, then you’ll love this winter nail art! Get this by drawing or stenciling on dragonflies, leaves, feathers, and such. Leave some nails blank to see the soft matte white nail base!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@be_more.ua

67. Grey and White Winter Nails

This winter nail design is simple, yet complex! The base coat is a neutral gray, but the intricate linework is what brings it out. Get super exact and ultra-thin when you do this winter nail art linework!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@tonya_nails

68. Bright Red and Silver Winter Nails

These nails are for those that want to make a bold statement! The glitter pops against the red surface, adding to the attention that the red brings to the winter nail art. Drawing cute animals is encouraged!

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@anna_yudasova_nail_art

69. Cotton Candy Shine Winter Nails

These cute winter nails remind us of cotton candy skies! The winter nail art also comes with an iridescent top coating that makes it shimmer and shine.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@inna_twinkle_

70. Black Magic Winter Nails

Remix a matte black manicure by bringing the magic of the winter to your nails! On the bare nails, use stars and plants to create patterns on the nail. This winter nail art looks so chic.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@korobova.nail.studio

71. Simple Santa Winter Nails

Do you love soft white winter nail designs? Get one! Add simple Santa and snowman decals with snowflakes to make the winter nails pop.

Winter Nails to Spark Magic: Cute Winter Nail Designs
@want_nail_studio

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