If you don’t know what coffin nails are, you’re missing out on a whole new nail trend. Also known as ballerina nails due to their resemblance of pointe shoes, this manicure style combines a round and square shape, tapering off at the tip to create a smooth and unique nail. This look might seem a little out there, so here are eight cute coffin nail looks that aren’t too much to get you started.
Marble nails are a stylish and chic look when you want your nails looking professional but not boring. Combined with the straight cut of the coffin nail shape, marble is a great way to get a sleek look that isn’t too much. Whether you have all your nails in this pattern, or just one and the rest complemented with another colour, marble coffin nails are a definite go to for your next manicure.
Especially in the warmer months, yellow nails are a great accessory to your spring and summer outfits. Using a block colour on your nails is a great way to keep them versatile so that they are suitable for any and every occasion, but a bright yellow will still make them stand out. Add some sunshine to your outfit with a yellow coffin nail to make it feel like spring all year round.
Glitter coffin nails are perfect for an evening to help dress up your outfit; paired with heels and a dress for a night out, these nails are the ideal accessory to finish your look. Whether you go for a block sparkle, coloured glitter, or a clear polish with a sparkle underneath, these nails master the delicate balance between subtle and fancy; they even look great during the day paired with the most casual of outfits.
A red nail is a classic look for any and every occasion, made even better with this coffin nail shape. It is sleek, sophisticated and eye-catching, so no one will miss your new manicure. This red nail look is perfect for the festive season to complement the red and greens of Christmas, but is just as at home in the summer months paired with a bikini on the beach. Red is always a versatile shade, so is definitely one to try on your next coffin nails.
Mix up your usual shiny french manicure with a matte nail polish for a different and interesting look. In any colour, matte nails look fresh and elegant, and slightly more understated if you don’t want anything too fancy. Matte nail polish is easy to buy and apply yourself so you can keep changing your nail colour without having to go back to the salon.
The trend of ombre colours still hasn’t worn out, so why not try an ombre coffin nail? This looks great with soft, pastel colours but you can try it with all colours for a pretty and stylish manicure. Just choose two similar colours that complement one another to mix up your plain, block coloured nails. Ombre nails look especially good with the coffin shape as the colour changes as the shape curves up and tapers off, for a simple but refined finish.
Rainbow coffin nails are an easy way to instantly brighten up your outfit and bring some colour to your day. Try a different colour on each of your nails when you get bored of the same old block colours, to get an effortless but vibrant look.
Another great evening look is metallic coffin nails; they look great when dressed up, their shiny metal look can almost replace your jewellery. These nails are also perfect for a festival as an easy way to add something extra to your outfit. You can get a metallic nail in any colour but if you want a more sophisticated and understated look, stick to the golds, silvers and bronzes.