new years nail designs

New Years Nails

Happy 2020! Can you believe we’re gearing up to welcome a new decade? Time flies! But we’re not here to talk about how quickly time passes, we know you’re here because you want beauty inspiration – right? Right! With the big night of New Years Eve just days away we wanted to catch you with some of the most stylish New Years nails before you paint your nails for the occasion. These aren’t your average NYE nails either, we’ve stumbled upon some of the most chic NYE nails we know you’re going to love ringing in a New Year rocking.

1NYE Balloons

Give your nails all the celebratory feels with this nail design. Use black as the foundation color to allow gold and white to really pop when painted over it. We adore the balloon and star combination on these nails!

2Chicly Clear for a New Year

These nails aren’t overtly New Years themed, but they’re SO stunning and a great option for the women who don’t want their nails to scream NYE. Really though…aren’t these so stunning? Combine clear, nude and gold glitter touches throughout the nails to get a subtle look like this. The touches of gold glitter bring that NYE vibe into the mix.

3Black Meets Chrome

Few things say New Years quite like black and gold. Let’s face it – a lot of décor for NYE is typically in black and gold color scheme. We’re definitely not complaining! Bring that color scheme to your nails with a geometric design like they’ve done here. Use tape to get the sharp lines.

4Sparkled Style Shine

You didn’t think we were stopping with the black and gold New Years nails, did you? It’s too classic of a color combination not to give you a bunch of ideas to consider. We love how they used large size glitter polish here to get that disco ball aesthetic on one of the nails. It kind of simulates the iconic ball dropping at midnight!

5Holographic NYE

If you want something that’s edgy and glam but a little different for your New Years nails, holographic polish is a great option! Iridescent polish gets a major pop when combined with shiny black polish. Rotate the direction of the triangular shape to add more dimension to the nails.

6Textured for New Years

Black and gold get some texture updates with these New Years nails. No matter what nail length you have, you can easily recreate a style like this. All you need is shiny black polish, matte black polish and gold glitter. Combine them together for a unique twist on the color combo.

7New Year New Stars

Black nail polish is a go-to choice for most women for New Years. This time of year, most of us are drawn to the darker colors like black. Start with a solid black nail color on your nails and then use white polish to paint dots and stars onto the nails. Use a toothpick or small paint brush to make this part easier. Complete the look by painting silver glitter over the top.

8Glam in Blue

Want something different from the typical black for your New Years nails? Blue is a fun alternative! You still get the dark vibe we all love this time of year but also get a little pop of color – especially when you rock blue polish like this. Combine blue cat eye polish with a blue glitter accent nail. Perfection!

9Sparkled in Blues

Another way to rock blue nails for New Years! We love these nails. The key to make this nail design work is to start with a gorgeous blue shade of polish like this, the deepness of the blue gives the white stars an opportunity to really pop.

10Pop the Champs

How adorable are these New Years nails?! We’re in love! If you love champagne bring the champs to your nails for the holiday. We suggest using a stencil to get the champagne glass outline, unless you’re a master at free handing. Gold glitter gives the glass the look of bubbles – such a great touch!

11Clock Strikes Midnight

We all get dressed on New Years Eve to go out and watch the clock strike midnight. This is such a unique way to use inspiration from that ritual in your nail design. Of course, using gold and black brings the design full circle to really encompass the New years feel.

12Rainbow Sparkles

Add some colorful sparklers to your nails for New Years Eve with this design. We love that they used different color glitter on each nail to add pops of color to black nails. A great way to add color to dark black nails for the holiday. If you don’t want to rotate colors you can always opt for one or two colors instead.

13Disco Ball Chic

Give your New Years nails that disco ball aesthetic with a look like this. Start with a metallic silver nail polish on your nails. Once that has dried place silver glitter pieces onto your nails, use tweezers to make placement easier and allow you to have more control when adding them to your nails.

14Fireworks Style

Whether you’re planning to watch fireworks on NYE or not, you can bring the celebratory aesthetic to your nails with this type of nail design. Use a thing paint brush to make creating the firework design onto your nails. To get added dimension to the fireworks mix 2-3 colors.

15Seeing Through Glamour

We’ve been all about clear nails in 2019, it’s such a modern nail look. So why not ring in the new year with one of the hottest nail trends of the year?! This clear nail look gets a New Years touch with chrome and glitter applied to the tips of the nails.

16Gold Tipped Glam

Hello NYE French mani! This is so gorgeous – we’re officially in love with this take on a French manicure for New Years. Add that glam we all know and love to embrace for NYE by swapping white tips for gold glitter. Modern, stylish and chic!

17Cheers to a New Year

You and your friends aren’t the only ones cheers in the New Year with this nail design. Paint clinking glasses onto one nail to really bring the NYE theme through. You can even SAY Happy New Year, like they did on these nails, with your nails to add even more holiday spirit.

18Shaped in Iridescence

This is such a stylish way to add colorful iridescence to your nails for New Years. Use an iridescent glitter to paint onto your nails. Instead of just leaving it as is, add some depth to the polish for the holiday by painting shiny black polish in triangular shapes in different places onto nails.

19Elevated Glitter

JAWS DROPPED! When we stumbled upon these New Years nails we were in awe. These are glam nails unlike any others we’ve seen. For the woman who wants to go full on glamour girl with her nails for New years these were made for you. Combine different color glitter polishes together to get a look like this.

20Neutrally Glam NYE

If you’ve scrolled through our nail inspirations this year you know we’re all about combining textures together for a unique nail design. This a great way to embrace that design technique in a way that’s chic and glam for New Years. Matte nude polish gets a glam update with gold glitter and rhinestones.

21Edgy in Animal Print

Want something a little edgy for your New Years nails? Matte black and animal print are two elements that definitely give those edgy vibes we adore. Perfection for the woman who wants something edgy for New Years – add subtle touches of gold glitter (as shown) to add a little extra glam.

22Confetti Inspired Glitter

We don’t know about you but this multi color glitter is giving us major confetti vibes and we love it for New Years nails. Apply the multi color glitter to just the ends of your nails, creating a faded effect so it looks like confetti falling. Apply over nude polish to give the colors an added pop.

23Subtle Glam Style

Subtle glam at its finest! Show your New Years spirit with a bit more subtly with these nails. Using a nude nail polish as the foundation color and applying silver glitter to the tips of the nails in an ombre-like effect is just enough glam to be festive without an over-the-top design.

24Modern Rhinestones

You’ve seen rhinestones on nails plenty of times, we’re big fans of rhinestones on nails around here but even we haven’t seen rhinestones used like this before. We are in LOVE! Applying rhinestones to the tips and base of nails is modern, unexpected and totally NYE appropriate.

25Matte Black NYE Glitz

More texturing mixing for NYE nails! This time the design is sleek and sophisticated. Combine matte black and gold glitter for the ultimate texture combo for NYE. To make the triangle creation easy use tape to section off the nails after the matte black polish dries fully.

26Rose in Chrome

These nails are so beautiful! We love the use of chrome for New Years nails this year. It’s so edgy, glam and fresh feeling. If you don’t want to go with the typical black polish, chrome is a fun alternative that will still give you that edgy glam feel.

27Counting Down the Clock

Bring counting down the clock into your nail design! How fun is this? Painting a clock, ready to strike midnight, onto nails with fireworks and the year painted onto nails is a literal way to incorporate the New Years theme to your nails for the holiday.

28NYE Neutrals

Love nude polish? So do we! It’s such a gorgeous color option for nails to look polished and sophisticated. Keep your favorite nail color for New Years, but add a touch of glam to make them feel a little more holiday-esque. Glitter in a similar color tone gives you this gorgeous monochromatic feel with just enough glam for NYE.

29Gold Stars

If you love nude polish (like we talked about in the slide before this) but want something with just a BIT more NYE glam this may be what you’re looking for. Gold glitter stars definitely give use those NYE feels and are highlighted even more when painted over nude nail polish like this.

30Feminine for NYE

All our pink loving ladies, we didn’t forget about you. While black and other neutral colors are typical for NYE nails we know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea so we wanted to make sure we gave our feminine ladies a New Years nail idea. Using shades of pink, white and silver glitter is a gorgeous combination that we adore for NYE.

31Chicly Cheering

Love to cheers in the New Year? Bring your love of cheering your favorite drink(s) by adding the design right onto your nail. Using matte black as the foundation color adds so much gorgeous depth to this design to make it really pop next to rose gold glitter.

32A Year in Style

Make any color scheme New Years appropriate by adding the year right to your nail. Paint the year, along with happy New Year onto one accent nail! It instantly makes even an unexpected color scheme feel appropriate for the occasion.

33Red Hot Nights

There’s something about red and gold that feels so glam this time of year – don’t you think? We love this modern take on the color combination, just in time for the New Year. Adding some negative space into the design really breaks up the bold color combination.

34Chrome Stones

How gorgeous are these New Years nails?! We love these for any glam occasion, especially for New Years. Nude nail polish gets a whole different look when simple rhinestones are applied and complimented with gold chrome polish. Simple and fashionable!

35Starry Nights

Metallic polish is an easy way to give just about any nail design a New Year feel – hello glam touch! Black polish gets the transition with chrome stars painted over it. We suggest using stencils to make painting stars onto your nails a whole lot easier.

36Raising a Glass

37Popping Fireworks

38Ringing in 2020

39Striped New Years

40A Fresh Start

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