I don't know about you, but there's something about the holiday season that makes me want to paint my nails a festive and somewhat extra color. First of all, you should know that I don't normally paint my nails.
But as I said, this holiday season, I'm feeling a bit more adventurous in the nail department. I'm on a mission this year to have the most festive holiday nails possible.
To gather some inspo for my future at-home manicures, I took a look at the holiday-inspired nail colors that I've been seeing everywhere lately. Here's what I've found.
Okay, yes, red is pretty much a given during the holiday season. But that's not to say it isn't a flattering color on pretty much every skin tone. Not to mention it's a total classic. This is the perfect nail color for the holiday traditionalist, but it doesn't have to be boring, as there are so many different shades to choose from, like a bright candy-cane red or a deeper berry shade.
And where red is mentioned, there has to be green. While it's another classic Christmas color, green is a unique shade for nails. If you want to go a step above traditional, I'd recommend going with this hue. While you can do a Grinch-y green, there's something so sophisticated and cozy about dark, forest-green nails.
Silver bells, silver nails… Well, you can't go wrong with metallics during the holidays. They'll take you straight to New Year's Eve. There's something so sleek and a little icy (in a good way) about silver nail polish.
Personally, I'm a gold kind of girl. All my jewelry is gold, and pretty much all the home décor accents in my apartment are, too. I love a metallic-gold polish this time of year because it feels celebratory—like a glass of champagne.
This one caught you by surprise, right? But if we're talking about general winter themes, navy is perfect for the season. Not as dramatic as a stark-black polish, a dark, deep blue still gives statement-making and sophisticated vibes.
White is pretty much a nail color for all seasons, but it fits especially well with the wintry one. Think about it: snowflakes, the marshmallows in your hot cocoa, and white poinsettias. A creamy or iridescent shade of white is perfect for a holiday manicure.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.