Explore the best Winter nail colors trending for cold January and February weather reading indoors and snowy days sledding outside, an get an exclusive discount code to save money on these cute Winter nail ideas for dark skin tones and fair skin tones.

Since I’m an Olive & June ambassador and only use their nail products exclusively, I am focusing on their products for these nail trends for Winter. Their collections are so thoughtful and their products truly enable you to DIY a salon-quality mani and/or pedi. I also just LOVE how color-coordinated their Winter manicure ideas are.

olive and june winter 2022 mani system


Shopping Tip: While you can buy the nail polish of your choice separately, new customers can get 20% off with my code OJJULIANNEB20 when you purchase any Olive & June system.

The new Winter mani system contains all the new Winter nail polishes for your Winter self-care, PLUS:

  • the trunk studio box
  • Poppy (to help you paint more easily)
  • nail clippers
  • nail buffer
  • nail file
  • clean up brush
  • super glossy top coat
  • nail polish remover
  • cuticle system (award-winning)

PLUS, you get 20% off with code OJJULIANNEB20.

(Alternatively, you can order a mani system with just one nail polish, a pedi system with one nail polish or six nail polishes. PLUS, new customers can still get 20% off any of these systems with code OJJULIANNEB20.)

You’re going to love these Winter nail polish colors!

Top Picks for the Best Winter Nail Colors

What nail color is good for Winter?

A good nail color for Winter is magenta red, Pantone’s color of the year. More good Winter nail colors include Winter white, blues of all shades, jewel tones, metallics, and deep and dark shades of purple.

Olive & June "In the Clutch" nail polish (magenta red)


My top pick for the best nail polish color for winter is In the Clutch which is a magenta-red shade. It’s a nearly identical match to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2023, Viva Magenta 18-1750.

Pantone describes this Viva Magenta as “brave and fearless […] a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.” Sounds perfect for the new year, doesn’t it?!

olive and june winter 2022 nail polish


Besides In the Clutch, these are the best Winter themed nails for this season. This set grew on me over time since I first saw it, and it has become one of my favorite sets for ANY season. These Winter Wonderland nails make me think “après-ski” and feel so vampy, yet also have pops of clean neutrals, and a show-stopping gold-flaked topper to take you from New Year’s Eve to Superbowl Sunday.

This set includes:

  • In the Clutch – magenta red (Pantone’s color of the year)
  • Plaza – mulberry purple (one of my favorite shades of the year, as it’s so unique and bold)
  • Dry Clean Only – taupe putty
  • It’s Actually Dark Green – dark green (I also always adore a shade that appears black at first glance, but isn’t.)
  • Make a Res – dark navy 
  • Cheers! – icy blue
  • Is It Too Much? – gold glitter topper (I can’t put my obsession with these flakes into words.)

More Best Winter Nail Colors

Below are more of the best Winter nail colors, separated by sets so that you can mix and match the most complimentary shades from a curated group. I’ve included some personal thoughts and tips on these shades as well.

olive and june winter 2021 nail polish


When the above Winter nail colors were released, I thought they were absolutely perfectly curated for both the holidays and beyond. The creamy neutrals are reminiscent of warm beverages and make for great Winter ombre nails when combined. The red and green are festive yet not too Christmas-y, and the metallics scream seasonal fun.

This set includes:

  • BUNNY SLOPE– winter white (good for warm skin tones)
  • CABLE KNIT– muted classic cream
  • CARAMEL BUDINO– toasty toffee (best for dark skin with warm undertones)
  • VELVET POUF– sumptuous purple
  • INTO THE TREES– spruce green (a blue-green for fair skin with cool undertones)
  • RUBY SHIMMER– metallic red
  • COZY UP– dark red (not too bright and not too dark — just right)
  • LILAC SHIMMER– metallic lilac
  • SUNDANCE SHIMMER– metallic bronze

olive and june winter 2020 nail polish


These cute Winter nails are all about two things that are perfect for Winter — jewel tones and metallics. You can’t go wrong with any or all of these shades in cold weather.

This set includes:

  • CV– cherry red (the most absolutely perfect basic shade of red everyone should own)
  • CN– chocolate brown
  • E+M– inky black
  • HJ– shimmering midnight blue
  • LL– shimmering emerald green
  • SD– vampy plum (similar to OPI’s cult-favorite shade, Lincoln Park After Dark.)
  • OJBH– gold metallic
  • OJPAS– platinum metallic
  • OJSM– rose gold metallic

olive and june winter 2019 nail polish


Lastly, this Winter nail polish collection ranges from bright and bold to deep and dark, and they are festive for Christmas, New Year’s, snow days, Valentine’s Day, and beyond.

This set includes:

  • XOXO– hot pink
  • NAILFIE TIME– true ruby (popular)
  • OBSESSED– dark ruby
  • YES PLEASE– true turquoise (a true Tiffany blue)
  • BESTIES– deep emerald
  • OMG– deep navy
  • EXCLAMATION POINT– silver glitter
  • OBVI– gold glitter

Now you know all the best Winter nail colors that are perfect for cold and snowy days!


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