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New Year’s Eve is definitely one of our favorite times of year.
It’s the time to say goodbye to the previous year and look forward to a new one!
Plus, New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect opportunity to get dressed up in your glitziest and most glamorous clothes.
To help you add the perfect finishing touch to your New Year’s Eve outfit, we’ve rounded up 18 of the most festive New Year’s Eve nails.
No matter whether you prefer your nails long or short, coffin or round, minimalist or elaborate, these cute New Year’s Eve nails are the perfect way to ring in the new year.
Here are 18 Festive New Year's Eve Nails to Ring In the New Year.
Festive New Year's Eve Nails
1. New Year’s Eve Martini Nails
These super cute New Year’s Eve martini nails feature the perfect nail art to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
A matte black accent nail is painted with a delicate martini glass, garnished with a teeny weeny olive made out of a single rhinestone.
The other nails can be painted with a glitzy, glittery nail polish in any color of your choice.
2. Gold New Year’s Eve Nails
If you’re planning on wearing a LBD to a New Year’s Eve party this year, these gold New Year’s Eve nails will make the perfect sparkly accent!
They feature two accent nails painted with a super sparkly, textured glitter ombre from gold to white.
A third accent nail is painted with a super metallic gold chrome nail polish.
Finally, the rest of the nails are painted with a matte beige nail polish that offers some much-needed neutral contrast.
3. Black and Silver New Year’s Eve Nails
Thanks to Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour, black and silver is now the hottest color combo of the year.
Take some inspiration from her iconic color scheme with these black and silver New Year’s Eve nails, which feature a variety of cool geometric shapes.
Paint most of your nails with a silver chrome nail polish.
Then, on a few accent nails, create some graphic geometric shapes with matte black and silver glitter polish!
4. New Year’s Eve Nails Short
If you prefer your nails on the shorter side, try these super cute, minimalist, and short New Year’s Eve nails.
They feature a matte, skin-tone nail polish accented with tiny stars painted on with matte white nail polish.
5. New Year’s Eve Nails Simple
These simple, one color New Year’s Eve nails are another great option for people who prefer neutral, more minimalist manicures.
They feature a glittery baby pink nail polish that will add the perfect touch of sparkle to any New Year’s Eve look without standing out too much.
6. New Year’s Eve Glitter Nails
These ultra-glittery New Year’s Eve glitter nails are the perfect manicure inspiration for the girl who loves glitz and glam.
They’re super glittery and almost holographic-looking, but they’re also in a neutral, slightly pink, slightly taupe, slightly champagne color that will look beautiful no matter what color you’re wearing in your New Year’s Eve outfit.
7. Cute New Year’s Eve Nails
If you love super cute, kawaii-inspired cartoon nail art, you’ll love this cute New Year’s Eve manicure inspo.
It features a black creme base, painted over with a coat of holographic sparkly nail polish.
Then, the pièce de résistance is a tiny, adorable cartoon bear painted over the nail.
To really evoke the festive spirit, the bear is wearing a tiny party hat and blowing a little party horn!
8. Rainbow Tinsel Manicure
If you’re not a neutrals girl and prefer your manicures a little more colorful, try these rainbow tinsel New Year’s Eve nails.
To start, paint each of your nails a glossy nude or neutral color.
Then, at the tip of each nail, paint a bunch of vertical streaks in a variety of glittery rainbow nail polish colors, emulating festive tinsel!
9. Glitter Disco Nails
If you’re excited to dance the night away this New Year’s Eve, keep your manicure on-theme with these glitter disco nails perfect for a celebration like New Year’s Eve.
They feature some midnight blue glittery nails, some creme white nails accented with navy blue stars, and a creme white nail decorated with nail art of a shimmering disco ball!
10. Silver and Blue Celebration Nails
If you like your manicure a little on the avant garde side, why not try these silver and blue nails for the new year’s celebration?
They’re kind of like a classic French manicure, but with deep blue tips instead of white tips.
Then, as an accent, they’re decorated with abstract silver chrome swirls that will surely catch the eye of everyone at your New Year’s Eve party!
11. Minimalist Graphic Nails
These minimalist graphic New Year’s Eve nails are the perfect manicure idea for the girl who can’t decide between a minimalist and maximalist look.
Plus, they’re pretty easy to DIY!
One vertical half of each nail is painted with clear nail polish for a natural, glossy look.
Then, the other vertical half of each nail is painted with a coat of super glittery nail polish!
12. Maximalist Rhinestone Manicure
On the other hand, if you’re firmly committed to the over-the-top look, try these maximalist rhinestone nails for New Year’s Eve.
They’re super long and glitzy, decked out with champagne glitter nail polish ombre-d on each nail.
Then, over the top, add some clusters of rhinestone appliques to add major bling to your manicure.
13. Colorful Confetti Nails
For a retro, nostalgic look, try these colorful confetti nails for a super fun celebratory look.
They feature a solid silver backdrop. Then, over the top, paint a variety of geometric shapes in primary colors to emulate festive confetti.
14. Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Nails
These black and gold New Year’s Eve nails are perfectly on theme for ringing in the New Year.
Two nails are painted French manicure-style, with gold glitter on the tips instead of white nail polish.
Then, accent nails are painted with glossy black nail polish and decorated with festive glittery nail art, like fireworks and champagne glasses.
15. Silver Chrome New Year’s Eve Nails
These silver chrome New Year’s Eve nails are a cool, minimalist, and slightly edgier take on the New Year’s Eve manicure.
Instead of a bright sparkly silver, they’re a slightly deeper, metallic, gunmetal silver.
The shade is still festive and exciting, but also a touch grungy!
16. Black New Year’s Eve French Manicure
This black New Year’s Eve French manicure is super sleek, minimalist, and classy.
They feature glossy obsidian nail polish at the tips of each nail, combining elegance with a moodier, more goth aesthetic.
17. Pastel Glitter Nails for New Year’s Eve
If you love pastel shades all year round, you’ll definitely appreciate these pastel glitter nails for New Year’s Eve.
Each nail is painted in a different, contrasting pastel nail polish hue that shimmers and glows with holographic glitter.
18. Eggshell Confetti New Year’s Eve Nails
These eggshell confetti New Year’s Eve nails are neutral and minimalist, but still offer a fun pop of sparkle.
Start out by painting your nails with a creme nail polish in a neutral, eggshell tone. Alternatively, if you have a deeper skin tone, you can also paint your nails with a neutral color that’s a few shades lighter than your skin tone.
Then, over the top, paint a coat of multicolored glitter nail polish that will subtly sparkle and catch the light at your New Year’s party!
If you’ve been agonizing over every last detail of your New Year’s Eve outfit this year, let these gorgeous manicures provide some inspiration!
We’ve included cute New Year’s Eve nail ideas to suit any style, color, shape, and length preference, so you’re sure to find a manicure that adds the perfect finishing touch to your New Year’s Eve look.