11 Trending Winter Nail Colours, According to Top Nail Salons

When it comes to winter nails, we don't know about you, but we find it harder than ever to choose the manicure we want. Sure, there are those festive nail designs that will be sure to give us Instagram-worthy Christmas nails, but if nail art isn't your thing, choosing a chic shade that will last you right through until 2019 can be tricky.

So because we're so indecisive, we decided to reach out to our favourite nail salons to see what winter nail shades they've seen an increase in people asking for. Because if you can't beat them, join them…

Keep scrolling for all the most popular winter nail ideas.


It doesn't get more classic than a simple red mani come wintertime. Fiona McIntosh, co-founder and creative director of Blow LTD told Byrdie that lots of people tend to choose a classic red shade this time of year. Whilst Sherrille Riley, founder at Nails & Brows Mayfair, also cited two red Kure Bazaar colours as their most requested shades.


Another huge trend this time of year? Crystal manicures. Riley noted that Nails & Brows Mayfair sees a huge increase in the number of requests for delicate crystal designs. Like those created specifically for the salon, above.


“This time of year, we tend to see lots of people coming in for classic red or nude, ready for the party season, but the Christmas chrome-effect powders from OPI has also been hugely popular in our Blow LTD salons,” says McIntosh.


Nails & Brows, House of Lady Muck and Nail Club all noted that the CND Shellac shade Oxblood was topping their most popular shade over the winter months. Whilst Juanita Huber-Millet, founder of Townhouse revealed deep red, burgundy and browns have been popular this winter. We're not surprised, either. Oxblood is a gorgeous deep burgundy shade that's perfect for winter. 


Laura Southern, founder of House of Lady Muck told Byrdie, "We’ve seen a real mix in classic winter shades with some surprises from our clients this year. A hot request at the moment is Denim Patch, a cool tone denim blue which is surprisingly wearable and looks great dressed up and down." Huber-Millet also cited Midnight Blue as one of Townhouse's most popular winter nail shades.

Want more? These nail polishes are sure to match your autumn/winter wardrobe.

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