Calling It: These Trending Nail Colors Are the Only Ones That Matter This Winter


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Well, folks, it's officially winter. Though it feels like we were only just plotting our extra-colorful manicure plans and perfecting our at-home French manicure skills, the time has come to start talking about the shades we'll be breaking out ahead of the holiday season. It snuck up on us, but trust and believe we stay ready. 

There are hues from all over the rainbow popping off, and we couldn't be more thrilled. From bright-red hues to minimalist glosses and all the shimmery white polishes you'll need to get ready for blankets of snow, check out the 10 best winter nail colors from the best nail polish brands to try now. 

1. Deep Maroon

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2. Soft Mauve

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3. Nearly Naked 

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4. Vintage Emerald

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5. Runway Red

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6. Washed Gray

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7. Chocolate Mousse

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8. Winter White

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9. Champagne Pop

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10. Metallic Earth Tones

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.