25 NEW YEARS NAILS - New Years Nail Ideas

25 NEW YEARS NAILS – New Years Nail Ideas


25 NEW YEARS NAILS - New Years Nail Ideas


As you will know, a huge celebration takes place during the very end of the year and it also marks a new beginning! This event is no other than New Year’s Eve! The last day of the year has become a time for huge and fabulous parties. It’s all about getting together with friends and family, saying goodbye to last year and welcoming the next! Perhaps you will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year at your place or a venue or maybe you will be going to a glamorous occasion. No matter what sort of party you will be attending, you will want your makeup and nails to match your outfit! Take a look through our collection of New Years nail ideas and other New Year’s ideas. Hopefully, you will find a bit of inspiration in this pick of New Years nails.


1. The Last Minutes – The Final Countdown

When trying to find the right design for your nails for an event, make sure that the design matches the theme of the occasion. For example, a fabulous nail design for New Year’s Eve would incorporate the final minutes of the year. Paint the upper part of a clock on your nails, with both of the hands nearly at the number twelve. Above the clock, you can even paint the words “Happy New Year” on them. An extra effect is to paint the number of the new year on one of your nails as well.

2. Champagne and Stars – New Years Nails

When you think of New Year’s Eve, what sorts of images come to your mind almost immediately? Perhaps it is a bottle of champagne being popped with bubbly liquid spilling out of it. If so, make sure to include two glasses of champagne on your nails. Further, add a multitude of stars on your nails as an extra effect. To give your nails an elegant glow, you can try using a deep, sparkling blue for the base of your nails. Then use golden stars and golden glasses of champagne as the decorative elements.

3. A Bit of Bubbly – Say Cheers

A Bit of Bubbly - Say Cheers

Here is one of many simple yet beautiful new years nail designs, that will be perfect for New Year’s Eve. First of all, coat your nails in glittering gold polish. Then paint two glasses of champagne touching each other, as if people were wishing others a Happy New Year. You can add a few rhinestones or a few dots of nail polish above the two glasses. These small dots or stones will represent the bubbles flying out of the drinks.

4. Festive and Fun – Try a Combination of Black and Gold

If you are going to be heading off to a New Year’s Eve party, make sure you make that party present on your new years nails as well. Firstly, cover your nails in a shiny jet black polish. After allowing them to dry, it’s time to add the decoration. Use gold shimmering lacquer for the decorations. You can create an array of gold streamers and small speckles of gold as if confetti were falling in the room. Also, make sure to write “Happy New Year” on one of your nails, bringing complete NYE vibes with itself.

5. Adding a Wintery Vibe – New Years Nail Ideas

New Year’s Eve takes place after the Christmas holidays, close to the middle of winter. Since the event is during the winter season, why not include a few wintery elements to your New Years Eve nail designs? For example, include a wintery pullover decor on a few of your nails. If you are thinking of including the number of the year which is arriving on your nail art, why not make the numbers look like Christmas tree ornaments? Attach “strings” to them, as if they were hanging off a fir tree!

6. A Suit and Tie – Get Ready for the New Year

Perhaps you are considering going to a fancy party for New Year’s Eve. If so, make sure your nails bring elegant and sophisticated vibes with themselves. For example, you can create the image of a suit and tie on one of your nails and cover another one of your nails in an abundance of rhinestones. Decorate a few of your other nails by painting glasses of champagne on them. After all, champagne has become a symbol of New Year’s Eve, so it would only make sense to use it as a decorative element to your New Years nails.

7. Stylish and Chic – Try a Matte Black

Stylish and Chic - Try a Matte Black

Here is yet another beautiful and chic nail look for anyone who is going for something refined and sophisticated. First of all, you will need to coat all of your nails in matte black. After letting your nails dry, it’s time to decorate them with glasses of various alcohol. For example, you will want a glass of champagne, but also a martini glass. You will have to paint these glasses of alcohol with thin nail brushes.

8. Counting Back the Minutes – New Years Eve Nails

As we have mentioned before, using a clock as inspiration for your New Year’s Eve nail design is a perfect idea. You can show off that there are only a few minutes or hours left of last year. Use a combination of gold and black for the colours of your nails. Create a clock on one nail, drawing thin lines for the hands of the clock. You can cover one of your other nails in an array of rhinestones as a dazzling effect. Feel free to experiment with this idea!

9. Pink and Bubbly – New Years Nails

Since it’s New Year’s Eve, you will definitely want to pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate. You give thanks for the year that was and look forward to the future! Use a unique combination of matte black and glittery pink. The sparkling pink will resemble pink champagne. Coat most of your nails in this sparkling colour, leaving only one of your nails in matte black. On that single nail, paint a glass of pink champagne, using the same glittery pink for the contents of the glass. These nails will look fabulous at any New Year’s Eve party you decide to go to!

10. An Elegant Clock – Gorgeous and Sophisticated

An Elegant Clock - Gorgeous and Sophisticated

There are a lot of different ways of creating clocks on your fingernails for New Year’s Eve. We’ve talked about using clocks as inspiration for this occasion, but here is a more elegant version of it. Use a combination of pale rose and deep burgundy for the colours of the nail art. Then create the shape and form of a pocket watch on your nails, using rhinestones as decorative elements on it. You can also paint the chain of your pocket watch trailing onto a few other nails.

11. Lucky Pigs – Cute and Merry

Lucky Pigs - Cute and Merry

Pigs have become a symbol of wealth, luck and abundance. So it would only make sense to use pigs to decorate your New Years nails with! After all, you would like a bit of prosperity to come your way during the next year. You can decorate your nails with all sorts of pigs, one can be wearing a Santa Claus hat. Another pig can be standing in a pile of snow, while a third one can show its backside. These nails are guaranteed to turn out super cute and will also look great as Christmas nail art.

12. Pretty in Purple – New Years Nail Ideas

If you adore the colour purple, then this nail art was practically made for you! Coat your nails in any shade of purple you’d like. As we have talked about it before, you can use a clock as inspiration for your New Years nail ideas. So, if you like this idea, make sure to use it in your nail art, with both hands pointing towards the twelve. You can decorate the clock itself with all sorts of rhinestones and jewels.

13. This Will Be My Year – Lovely and Stunning

If you had a really bad year, don’t worry! Your next year is sure to be a lot better! Write these wishes and hopes down on your nails as well, including it in your nail art. For example, paint all your nails, except for one, in black. After allowing them to dry, paint small silver stars on them. Cover that one remaining nail in silver nail polish. Then using a thin brush or nail stickers write up the message “This will be my year.” This is a super cute way of welcoming the new year!

14. Filled With Fireworks – Vibrant New Years Nails

Here is yet another fantastic way of saying goodbye to the last year and hello to the new year. Paint your nails in a simple shade of black. Then using different coloured vibrant nail polish, write one word of “Happy New Year” on each of your fingers. Using the same colours you used for this short message, paint a set of fireworks on the remaining nails. This is the perfect nail art to welcome the new year with!

15. Metallic and Magnificent – Chic and Cool

Metallic and Magnificent - Chic and Cool 

Make sure to try out a short nail idea that is chic and cool for New Year’s Eve. You don’t have to go overboard on the design. For example, use a simple combination of black metallic and black glittery polish.  Using the two will create an extremely chic and sophisticated look. This nail design will look perfect at any New Year’s Eve party you might be heading to.

16. A Groovy Look – New Years Nail Designs

If you are going to be attending a party this New Year’s Eve, make sure your nails give off the same sort of vibe! You can use disco balls as inspiration on a few of your nails. Adding specks of sparkles to them or tiny sequins. Paint the rest of your nails in a dark colour.

17. Stunning Fireworks – An Exciting Atmosphere

An event linked to New Year’s Eve is no other than the celebration of fireworks at midnight. This is a spectacular sight to see, which makes people gather around to witness it. Use fireworks as inspiration for your nail design, painting bursts of colours and sparks on your nails. Make sure to get creative with this design!

18. Stunning in Silver – New Years Nail Ideas

Silver is a colour of celebration! So if you adore this shade as much as we do, make sure to use it in your nail design! For example, you can integrate a glimmering silver into your french manicure!

19. Pretty in Pink – Fancy and Cute

Pretty in Pink - Fancy and Cute

If you love the colour pink, then why not use it in your nail design for New Year’s Eve? Using a combination of simple pink with sparkly pink will look fancy and lovely! This is a great nail design for anyone who doesn’t want to go over the top!

20. A Modern Twist – Sparkly New Years Nail Ideas

Create a modern effect on your New Year’s Eve nails! First of all, coat your nails in a simple black. Then with a sparkling silvery polish, create triangles on each of your nails. You catch switch up the direction of where the triangles are pointing on the nails. Just check out the idea above!

21. Black and Gold – A Fabulous Combination

Black and gold have become a typical colour combination for New Year’s Eve. So make sure to embrace this colour scheme on your nails for the occasion as well! Firstly, cover your nails in simple black, then add speckles of glittering gold to the black. This will look incredibly beautiful!

22. Looking Your Best – New Years Nail Ideas

Here is yet another beautiful nail design, which will take everyone’s breath away at the NYE party you attend. Create a french manicure, but with your own twist. Coat your nails in white and use gold to cover the tips of your nails. You can cover one of your nails completely in gold for an even more dazzling effect.

23. Stylish and Modern – A Piece of Art

Stylish and Modern - A Piece of Art

If you are a creative person who is constantly filled with new and innovative ideas, why not get your nails done in a way which reflects your personality? Create a piece of art out of your nails, twirling lines and splashing glitter over them. You can also add a few beads or rhinestones to your nails. This is completely up to you and your creativity!

24. Snowflakes, Stars and Streamers – A Beautiful Look

New Year’s Eve is a winter event for most countries! So make sure to incorporate a wintery element or two in your nail design. For example, combining stars, snowflakes and streamers will create perfect nail art for the New Year!

25. Celebration and Fun – New Years Eve Nail Designs

As we have mentioned before, it is a fabulous idea to use the imagery of a clock and fireworks for your new years eve nails. First of all, coat your new years nails in matte black, before adding the decorative elements to them. Try using all sort of vibrant and vivid colours to achieve this!

We hope that this pick of 25 New Years nail ideas have helped you find something for the occasion! For other New Years ideas, besides New Years nails, such as New Years Eve Party Decoration Ideas or New Years Eve Food Ideas, visit our website.