Winter is a great time to wear nail polish. The colder air can be drier, causing unprotected nails to become weaker and prone to breaking without a protective layer. When you wear nail polish, you protect your nails from the elements and fortify them while looking beautiful and stylish.
Colder weather and longer nights tend to make people shift towards moody and dark winter nail colours that match the weather. However, there are more options than just these vibrant darker palettes. Choosing colours that make you happy is the best thing you can do for a more fulfilling and authentic look. The dark winter nail colours we cover here are just a few recommendations from stylists and nail connoisseurs for trendy styles.
Similar to makeup, remember to consider what nail colours suit your skin tone best. We have an excellent article describing how to find complementary winter nail colours for your skin tone right here. Now, let’s find out what colours work best for your wintertime look.
Winter Nail Polishes For A Pop Of Colour
There are many different polish choices available when browsing for winter nail colours. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll break them down into two general categories: warm and cool tones.
Warm-toned winter nail colours include a variety of vibrant plum purples or berry and wine reds and their numerous variations. Depending on your preference, these can be on the darker end of the spectrum or very bright for an elegant pop of colour. The Semilac 316 Burgundy Red UV gel polish is a popular winter colour choice, nearly a perfect match for the lovely red wines that warm you up during the cold months. The Semilac 015 Plum UV gel polish is ideal for those who love an intense purple with cherry undertones.
Winter nail colours can have cool undertones, such as dark jewel tones like emerald or hunter green, as well as pastel shades like pale blue, lilac, and lavender. A stunning cooler-toned purple is the Semilac 104 Violet Grey UV gel polish, reminiscent of fog covering the last light rays during an early winter sunset. The Semilac 422 Deep Forest Green UV gel polish is a fabulous dark green with cool blue undertones.
Glittery versions of all of our previously mentioned colours are available at Semilac if you want to add complementary accent nails or designs for a little extra flair. And, of course, white is the epitome of winter nail colours and pairs beautifully with any of these shades.
Winter Nail Colours For Everyday Looks
Neutral tones such as beige, grey, brown, and black are excellent candidates for simple and sleek winter nail colours to match warm clothing. The Semilac 221 Smoky Beige is a lovely classic beige with a subtle hint of grey mixed in that is a staple for any nail polish set.
If you are looking for a colour similar to black in range but not as intense, we recommend the Semilac 016 Grunge, a deep dark grey shade akin to shadows during daylight hours. It makes an excellent base colour for winter-inspired designs.
Hopefully, this article helps you discover the many possibilities of wintry colours and combinations. Be sure to check out our basic nail manicure sets, or send us a message if you have any questions. We have an assortment of neutral UV gel nail polishes that keep your nails looking gorgeous even through the harshest weather.