Looking for nail inspiration this Christmas season? Check out my list of stunning and whimsical white Christmas nails, including black and white Christmas nails, gold and white, blue and white, and much more!
Originally Published Oct 27, 2022, Updated October 30, 2023
Gorgeous White Christmas Nails
If you’re anything like me, you love getting your nails done for Christmas! Delicate snowy details, shimmering gold foil, and playful Christmas nail art always get me so excited for the holiday season.
Christmas nails are a great way to add festive flair to your everyday outfits or get ready for a special holiday event. And as Who What Wear puts it, “A creamy or iridescent shade of white is perfect for a holiday manicure.”
So if you’re looking for inspiration for your upcoming Christmas mani, you’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling to see my top picks for stunning white Christmas nails you’ll want to try this winter!
Cute White Christmas Nails
If you love cute and classic white Christmas nail designs, then these timeless white nails will be perfect for you.
1. White Cable Sweater Christmas Nails
These long, oval nails are gorgeous and classy, making them a great choice for a cute but subtle Christmas look. And I love how the playful cable pattern across each nail is evocative of cozy winter sweaters.
These nails put me in the mood to snuggle up with hot cocoa and listen to some holiday tunes.
2. Matte White Mani w/ Star Accent Nail
My next nail design is so clean and simple, but the star details add a fun and festive twist. This mani is perfect for adding a holiday feel to your everyday outfits or for a sophisticated design to wear during an office Christmas party!
4. White French Tip Nails w/ Mistletoe
I love a play on classic French-tipped nails. These long nails use a white polish on the tip and have a subtle cable sweater design added on. The mistletoe berries and leaves along the bottom of the French tip give this manicure a unique and festive look, making it a must for elegant Christmas nails.
Black and White Christmas Nails
Black and white are a timeless color pairing. And these neutral shades can be worn year-round in chic nail designs – even during Christmas!
1. Matte White + Glossy Black Christmas Nails
I am in love with the combo of glossy black and matte white polish here. The combination of gift nail art and snowflake details give this mani serious Christmas vibes, making this design perfect for any upcoming family gatherings this winter.
2. Milky White Mani w/ Snow & Reindeer Nail Art
Milky white nails makes it on my list again, and the semi-sheer backdrop paired with black and white snow details gives this nail design a whimsical aesthetic that I just love! The reindeer nail art is definitely a unique touch, although you could easily mix things up with a silhouette of a snowman, pine tree, or Christmas wreath instead.
3. Black + White Glitter Nails w/ Snowflakes
The snowy texture of these nails is so cute and takes this manicure to the next level. And I love the addition of the snowflake accent nails to give this mani more of a winter feel.
4. Neutral Winter Plaid Nails
Plaid is probably my favorite patterns when it comes to subtle and elegant Christmas nails. If you want a more intricate design, I recommend using both large and small lines for your plaid nail art. This will add depth and visual interest to your nails without taking away from the minimalistic aesthetic.
White Nails with Snowflakes
I adore these gorgeous manicures with lovely snowflake details. They are classic yet playful and are a perfect nail design for Christmas.
1. White + Nude Nails w/ Snowflake Accent
In my opinion, nude nails with white French tips are a timeless look. And the two accent nails decorated with dainty snowflakes adds an extra festive feel.
2. Long White Nails w/ Snowflake Texture
Bold long nails paired with classic colors are something I just can’t get enough of. The solid white nails look incredible with the addition of the detailed snowflake texturing.
This snowflake nail look would be my first choice if you want something cute but refined.
3. Clear & White Winter Flurry Nails
This next nail design is an absolute beauty. I love how the shiny white nails are accented by shimmering snowy designs. The translucent base of the accent nails with the snowflakes on top reminds me of days spent outside playing in the snow.
4. French Tip Nails w/ Black Snowflake Art
The traditional style of these nails looks amazing when paired with dark snowflakes. I am in love with the combination of French tips and full coats, both highlighted with glittery silver accents.
5. Milky White Snowflake Press-On Nails
Don’t want to go all out with a trip to the salon but still want cute white Christmas nails? Try a stylish press-on nail design like the one above.
Glamour Magazine stated earlier this year that milk nails are “shaping up to be the biggest nail trend of 2023.” And so far, this nail style has definitely been a top contender for that title! So if you want an elegant but on-trend Christmas look, milky white nails with monochromatic snowflakes would be my go-to mani this winter.
White and Gold Christmas Nails
Gold accents are always a gorgeous addition to any nail look. It also adds a festive touch that is perfect for winter and the holidays.
1. White Nails with Gold Foil
I love that while this nail design has more of a minimalist look, they are still absolutely gorgeous and eye-catching. Shiny white nails make up the base of this manicure and the gold flecks on two accent nails give it an elegant feel.
2. White Nails with Swirl and Gold Foil
In my opinion, these lovely nails have a unique design that sets them apart from the rest. The wavy swirls are fun with a youthful vibe while the gold foil accents keep them looking chic.
3. Coffin Nails w/ Green Leaves and Gold
I adore how the translucent look of these coffin nails gives them a frosted winter look. While these nails use a dark green for the leaves, the transparent design keeps them looking bright, chic, and refined.
4. Nude Stiletto Nails with White Star Art + Gold
This manicure is so gorgeous and classy. The nude nail polish is a perfect background for the delicate white stars and shimmering gold dots. I love that these nails are perfect for Christmas and would still look amazing even after the holiday has passed.
White and Silver Christmas Nails
I couldn’t forget the classic combo of white and silver. These colors complement each other so well and really evoke the spirit of Christmas.
1. White Christmas Nails with Silver Leaf Accents
This stunning manicure has a festive feel but stays looking refined and elegant. I really love that the nails feature different botanical designs on each finger, although I recommend choosing one for all of your nails if you want a more cohesive look.
The shimmering silver looks amazing, and the deep grey adds richness to the nails that complete this mani.
2. White Almond Nails & Silver Snowflakes
If you ask me, silver snowflakes and subtle white glitter are the perfect combination for elegant Christmas nails! A white manicure is the perfect base to make these silver details pop, and it has a clean yet obvious festive look that I can’t get enough of.
3. Glitter Mani w/ White + Silver Waves
You don’t have to include snowflakes, peppermint stripes, or holly berries in your mani to have a gorgeous Christmas nail design. Go for a subtle holiday look with shimmering silver glitter and white waves.
4. Silver Ombre with Snowflake Nail Art
Ombre nails will always have a place in my heart, and this silver glitter ombre is both festive and sophisticated. I love the intricate design of these snowflakes, and they definitely add that Christmas-y aesthetic.
This is a nail design that I would wear on Christmas day or to a fancy holiday dinner party.
Red and White Christmas Nails
Red and white make a great pair for festive nails. They have a classic but bold look that I truly can’t get enough of.
1. Short Nails w/ Red + White Christmas Nail Art
These nails may be short but there is still plenty of room for stunning and detailed Christmas art. Each nail has a different design that conjures the feeling of Christmas, such as the snowman and the snow-covered house.
Topped with a shiny gloss, these beautiful nails will catch the eye of everyone you meet. I would love to wear this nail design to a holiday get-together with friends.
2. Long Candy Cane-Striped Nails
What is Christmas without delicious candy canes? I love how these nails use a thin striped design up the center of each nail to make them look like traditional candy canes. Plus, this nail art would work for any nail shape and length, so I recommend playing around with this design to make it match your aesthetic!
3. Red Glitter + White Nails w/ Holly Berries
Holly berries are one of my favorite details to add to Christmas nails. They’re fun and festive yet still look classy enough to wear to a dinner party or work event. The red glitter nails are another gorgeous and playful touch, and I love how this dark shade contrasts the white nails for a bold look.
4. Milky White Nails w/ Red Stars & Sparkles
Speaking of bold looks, this nail design is definitely daring and so vibrant! I love the subtle holiday vibes here, and these bright red stars and sparkles are sure to turn heads at a Christmas brunch with friends or family.
Green & White Christmas Nails
Green and white is a great combo for nature-inspired Christmas nails. I absolutely love the leaf and tree details on the nails below!
1. Almond Mistletoe Nails
The matte white finish on these nails pairs perfectly with the shiny leaves and berries of the mistletoe for a striking nail design. The different shapes and shades of green used for these nails give them a distinct look and help the vibrant red berries to stand out.
If you want a more eye-catching look, I recommend using gold foil or glitter to accent this mani.
3. White Nails w/ Mistletoe Art + Gold Foil
These short, square nails look amazing painted in crisp white and a rich green. The mistletoe nail art gives this manicure a holiday feel while the gold flecks add a classy touch. You really can’t go wrong sporting these beautiful nails this December.
4. White Snowy Nails w/ Greenery Art
Next, these long square nails have a matte white base that is perfect to showcase the mistletoe nail art. The dark green of the leaves and the snowy accents complement each other well.
Blue and White Christmas Nails
Blue and white complement each other so well and these colors truly give off that Yuletide vibe I’m looking for.
1. Long Blue Nails w/ White Snowflakes + Gold
I think these coffin-shaped nails look so stunning covered in soft, pastel blue. The snowflakes and white details add to that white Christmas feel while the gold flecks make these nails look sophisticated and chic.
2. Pastel Blue Nails with White Fair Isle Pattern
And I have another stunning set of nails painted with pastel blue! This design has such a classic and festive look. The fair isle pattern in the center looks like cute little snowflakes, and the white details surrounding it, along with the lengthy almond-shaped cut, adds a touch of elegance.
This manicure is one of my top picks for anyone who wants to add a subtle pop of color while looking festive this winter!
3. Blue Frenchies & Icy Details
If you’re looking for a chic and elegant manicure that can go from day to night effortlessly, then I have the perfect nail look for you! Slanted blue French tips are stylish and sophisticated, and that white icicle nail art adds such a unique look to this holiday nail design.
4. Sweater French Tips, Snowflakes + Polar Bears
Want something with an adorable aesthetic that you can still wear to work? These polar bear nails are oh-so-cute, but the bear art easily blends in with the classic French tip design, making it perfect for a fun but subtle Christmas mani.
And I love the addition of the light blue nail polish. It’s the perfect backdrop for white snowflakes and adds a little more fun to this chic design.
What color should I get my nails done for Christmas?
Christmas is a festive time of year filled with bright and colorful décor. And while it is common to see red and green steal the spotlight at Christmas, other colors such as white, black, navy blue, frost blue, silver, and gold are perfect to use for your nails during this holiday as well.
When it comes to Christmas nails, white is always a classic choice and makes a great background for festive Christmas nail art, including snowflakes, gold foil, eucalyptus branches, and candy canes.
No matter which nail color or art you choose, you’ll be feeling festive and ready for Christmas! I hope my list of white Christmas nails has inspired you to get the perfect manicure this holiday season.