Last Updated on October 15, 2021 by Nail Explorer
It’s that time of year again! Time to forget all about this year and move forward to next year! What better way to kick off the new year by sporting some New Years Nails?
Starting the new year right can be the difference in having a wonderful year ahead of you or having a not so great year which is not what any of us want in life. Sometimes just having some pretty nails to celebrate the holiday is all us ladies need to brighten up our day and let our free spirits fly. New Years Eve is one of those times in your life where you are going to be surrounded by the people you love, like your friends or family, or possibly even a potential significant other. Having a fresh manicure that is New Years Themed can go a long way while you grab your boyfriend’s face and pull him in for your first kiss of the new year.
New Years Nails
New Years Nails can be one of the most fun holidays to get your nails done for considering the countless number of options available to sport the theme. When you think of New Years, you think of getting together with a large group of people you care about. You think of popping a brand new bottle of champagne and partying until the next year hits you in the face. You may also have some new years resolutions that you want to accomplish going forward, which typically don’t work out as expected.
While you are anxiously waiting for the clock to strike midnight, so you can embrace a whole new year of adventures, people are going to notice your new years nails. The easiest way to have new years nails is to add some glitter or sparkly nail polish to your nails. This is a sure fired way to easily equip your fingernails for a night of success.
You can also get away with darker colors of polish like blacks, deep purples and blues that you have been waiting all winter to wear. Let’s get real right now…As soon as December 25th is over, none of us want Christmas Nails anymore so thankfully New Years is right around the corner.
New Years Nail Designs
We have found some really cool New Years Nail Designs that you need to put on your nails for 2021! Just thinking from the top of our heads, we have thought of some great design ideas!
You can put little bottles of champagne on your nails for one design idea. Another very easy nail design is just to make it look like you have confetti all over your nails. You will see some extravagant new years nail designs below that are so unique and breathtaking. Some people are so creative and it inspires us to make our nails look awesome to start off the new year!
Another quick and mildly simple design would be to write out “Happy New Year 2021” by using each fingernail for each word. This is probably your best bet if you want your nail design to be straight forward. If you didn’t know, many nail salons specialize in crafting holiday designs and you can go to a place locally by your house and show them a picture of what you want and they may be able to accommodate you. However, we definitely think it is more fun to do a DIY (Do It Yourself) project instead this way you can create your own nail designs.
New Years Eve Nails
The whole point in having your nails done this holiday season is to show them off! What better day to show them off than New Year’s Eve? New Year’s Eve is literally the very last day of the year. This last day is what is going to determine how you start the new year, literally. We are all about starting the new year with a bang so make sure you celebrate with some fancy nails.
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While you are counting down waiting for the ball to drop, you are going to be holding a wine glass. Perhaps instead of a wine glass you will be holding a champagne glass.
To be honest, a lot of us are going to be holding plain ole beers! Nothing wrong with that ladies! However, if you are under the drinking age you better have sparkling champagne (grape juice) in that glass!
The point is people are going to see your nails all night long so this, out of any night of the year, is the best time to show off your holiday spirit. You are going to be the hit of the party with your New Years Eve Nails!
New Years Nail Art
Nail Art is always a fun time but it is even more fun when there is a theme to it. We found some really awesome New Years Nail Art and you will totally love these. Like we mentioned before, some of these girls are so darn creative and we can’t even imagine how they thought to do these designs in the first place!
The brilliant minds of young women and girls around the world inspire us so much to be better people and be creators. The New Years Nail Art featured in this post are quite exceptional and are some of the best designs we have ever seen.
Without further ado, let’s look at all these amazing New Years Nail!
New Years Nails – Best New Year Nails To Kick Off 2021!
(some of these new year nail designs feature previous years, obviously just change it to 2020-2021)
Happy New Year Spectacular Nail Art
Happy New Year! What better way to make your nail festive for the end of the year by actually spelling it out! We also love the long nails and how deep the french tips are here. The color scheme is on point and we absolutely love it.
Black Base Coat with Confetti
This is very fun and very simple to pull off this year. All you need is a beautiful black base coat color and some special nail polish lacquer that can grant you that colorful confetti look.
Black & Gold Sparkles Manicure
The black color of nail polish featured in this one looks so good and the gold glitter really finishes this off well. Perfect nails to bring in that new year!
Cute Cartoon Style New Years Nail Art
We really love what this girl did with her nails! There detailed cartoon characters kissing right at midnight is what sold us on this one.
Fabulous Red Glitter with Champagne Glass
It’s so nice seeing a red swatch make it into our list. This red glitter nail polish looks so great and the gold champagne glasses looks perfect. Happy New Year!
Hilarious New Years Resolution Manicure
Well we found our favorite! Obviously just change the date to 2016 and you are good! We love this one because we all have that resolution to lose some weight next year and we love the positive message of “Time to take control.”
Wonderful Grey Base Coat with Colorful Confetti
First off, the grey color nail polish used here is so pretty! It also contrasts so well with the colorful confetti design sitting on top of the nails.
Gold & Red Sparkles with Cocktail Glasses
We love this polish color from China Glaze because it is perfect for Christmas Time and New Years! The black cocktail glasses with the green olives is a wonderful addition.
Black and Silver Sparkly Manicure
This manicure is so pretty and perfect for New Years Eve! We love how sparkly this is and how well the black transitions with the silver glitter
Happy New Year Clock Strikes Midnight
This is another one of our favorite new years eve manicures. The black, silver glitter and white are amazing color options first off. Then they kept a perfect circle smoothly moving from nail to nail to represent the clock that is just about to strike midnight.
Black & Purple Glitter Half Tone
This is definitely the type of manicure that is going to get people staring at your nails all night long. The gradient transition from black to the OPI purple glitter lacquer is quite fab if I do say so myself.
Colorful Confetti and The New Year Spelled Out
Yay! 2022! Oh wait..shouldn’t that be 2016? Well, this was to cute not to sure with you girls! Obviously if you do this nail polish design change the date or leave it. At least you’ll have an ice breaker then!
Gold Base Coat with Black New Years Display
The light gold base coat is absolutely beautiful. We also love the simplistic use of thick black polish to create an awesome new years art. There you see a clock, “Happy New Year”, countdown numbers and what appears to be fireworks. Very cool!
Black Champagne Glasses on Silver Glitter Polish
Well you can’t beat the bubbly! The black champagne glasses look amazing on top of the silver glitter base coat. We also love the tiny little gold pearls that symbolize the bubbly.
Amazing City Skyline New Years Nail Art
This is quite incredible! We see beautiful fireworks and an incredible city skyline that resembles either Chicago or New York. This is quite amazing and she clearly used a very pretty black nail polish color from OPI.
Matte Hot Pink and L.A. Girl Sparkly Blue
Here is a great alternative if you would rather use pink instead of the traditional darker new years colors for your manicure. The pink is a wonderful matte hot pink that looks gorgeous and the sparkly blue lacquer from L.A. Girl is just breathtaking. This is a perfect color combo to bring in a brand new year.
New Year’s Ball Drop and Silver Glitter
You all know the new years ball that drops in New York and this nail art shows that perfectly. What a great idea for New Year’s Eve this year!
Shiny Black Nail Polish with Tiny Colorful Speckles
This black nail polish color from OPI is so cute and very bold. It also looks like a shiny top coat was used here to make it look so fresh and give it that wet look. The colorful speckles is what really makes this amazing.
New Year’s Clock and Nail Art
This is a very pretty new years nail display. It looks like a very dark blue color is being used here as a base coat and then a cute white nail polish for the clock. The rest of the design looks like they used a silver glitter polish. Very cute and very easy to pull off this year!
Shiny Black Base with Silver Stars
Shoot for the stars this new year! This girl has very pretty nails, nice, long and thick to be precise. We also love the silver stars that are painted on top to give a fun, festive new years nails display.
Black Tips with Glitter Manicure
This looks very Las Vegas to us! We love the glitter polish throughout the entirety of the nail and we think the cute black tip design makes this perfect for the holiday.
Simple DIY Black and Silver New Years Nail Art
The deep black base-coat with the glitter in it looks like a galaxy of pretty color in the night sky. We also love the silver for the fireworks and the champagne glasses toasting towards a new year. You should be able to pull off replicating this manicure at home.
Silver Tinfoil Nail Polish with Black Nail Art
Doesn’t the silver base coat look exactly like tinfoil? We think so! We absolutely love this display with the black clock and the black ribbons. You can easily pull this off with a little patience before the year ends.
Very Colorful Long Nails with New Year
This is definitely the most abstract design in this entire list of new years nails. We are so impressed by how colorful this is and how each nails features a brilliant color of it’s own. Change that 2021 to 2022 and you are well on your way to creating an amazing manicure this year.
Gold and Black Dot Design
We love the gold nail polish featured here because it looks so fabulous. We also love how she used little black dots to create some intricate nail art. If you have smaller nails, it’s a good idea to use the abbreviation NYE instead of New Year Eve because it actually looks cool that way in our opinion.
Keep Calm and Happy New Year White Nails
This actually looks like a nail wrap but still fabulous! We love the Keep Calm and Happy New Year part written in black of the white color. The balloons are also a fun idea to add some detail to this mani.
Black Nails, Colorful Font and Champagne Glasses
This pretty much sums up New Years Eve for the majority of us! Champagne glasses and colorful times with great people. This holiday can’t get any better than this.
City Skyline New Years Nail Art
We love the way she put the city skyline in the shadows and shows like a whole huge shadow of an entire city with fireworks in the background. This is quite beautiful and we really love this!
Very Colorful Confetti with Year Written Out
Colorful confetti seems to be a common trend for new years nails and we think thats perfect. Also writing out the year seems to be the cool thing to do so make sure you add that to your nails this year for a perfect new years nail design.
Gold, White and Black Stripes for New Years!
Looking for a simple plan this year? Here it is! You can set up the stripes just how they are displayed in this picture and ti will go very nicely for that new years party you are expected to be at. We love the white and black stripes with the gold glitter splitting them down the middle for a wonderful contrast.
Silver Glitter Nail Polish with Hanging Numbers
This is so pretty! The silver nail polish alone would be perfect for this holiday but the added year written out hanging from a pretty ribbon makes this spectacular.
Vibrant Neon Colors Over Black Background
We sure love how many different colors are used here! The neon colors are extremely vibrant and make this manicure look wonderful. The black background contrasts this colorful display to perfection.
New Years Nail Holding Mirror Disco Ball
This New Years Nail Art will bring you back to the 70’s! Check out the mirror disco ball she is holding to really give it that retro look. New Years Eve lands on a Thursday this year so how about this for the perfect throwback Thursday picture?
Pretty Black and Gold Glitter Nails
This is very pretty! Remember when the song Black and Yellow was popular? It sure reminds us of that song and these colors still look gorgeous together.
Light Gold Glitter Over Matte Black Polish
To finish our list of amazingly beautiful new year nails we wanted to show you this one. We love the matte black polish as the background coat and then the lighter gold glitter looks like it was sprinkled on to make this look amazing. Your fingernails are going to look so fabulous holding onto your glass this year when the clock strikes twelve.
We really hoped you loved our selections for New Years Nails for the year 2016! We want to end this year in a bang and inspire you to create some wonderful nail art. New Years Nails are one of those things that only get to be celebrated for a week out of the entire year because Christmas time consumes your nails choices for December until the 26th day. We really hope you enjoy that short window of time to show off your New Years Nails!