20 Winter Nail Colors to Inspire a Season’s Worth of Manis

Ask any nail polish aficionado worth her $55 tin of Reverence De Bastien Nail Brightness Pearly Buffing Cream, nail colors, like fruits and veggies, go in and out of season. While summer is a time for bright fuchsias and sunny yellows, the intensely cold, drying winter calls for deeper, darker shades (and tons of cuticle oil).

Still, dark as many of them are, this season’s #trending winter nail colors are far from gloomy. Think rich, radiant jewel tones, glittery metallics, festive greens and reds and even pearlescent pinks. (Contrary to normal seasonal patterns, pale nails are currently having a moment — blame the rise of utilitarianism and less-is-more makeup.)

All this to say, whatever your seasonal plans/aesthetic, there’s a winter nail color to match. Find it (and buy it) in the gallery above so that, like the wise Wexlers, you can do touch-ups during the week. (Don’t know about you, but we like to make our ~$20 manicures last as long as humanly possible.)

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