15 Best Winter Pedicure Colors of 2023, According to Experts

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For a true 2000s silver finish, she recommends OPI’s Go Big or Go Chrome. For a gold moment, you can try Zoya’s Goldie. Shengaris’s other favorite for winter? A dark-metal chrome, like Lakur by Londontown’s Skyline Reflect.

Midnight blue

Chanel Le Vernis in Fugueuse

OPI Nail Lacquer in Yoga-ta Get This Blue!

Sundays Nail Polish in No. 41

Blue has been headlining its own never-ending Eras Tour this year. Cool blue reigned over spring and summer pedicure trends, while teal blue was at the top of the fall nail color list. Although both shades can continue to be worn into the new year, this winter will be dominated by deep, dark, navy blue. “Dark navy gives your toes a fresh feel for winter,” says Shengaris, who loves a velvety blue, like the Chanel Le Vernis Fugueuse, and the shimmer-spiked OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue!. “The deep shade pairs well with the darker clothes we tend to cover up with during the season, giving off winter Parisian vibes.” For an even deeper, almost-black shade, Meesh suggests Dear Sundays #41, which is basically 1 a.m. in a bottle.

Dark chocolate

Hermès Nail Enamel in Brun Bistre

OPI Nail Lacquer in Shh… It’s Top Secret

Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer in Bordeaux

The creamy caramels we saw during fall have taken on a richer chocolate hue for winter (which, honestly, is only fitting for a season of decadent treats). “If you want to try a brown polish but you’re not sure where to start, I would go with a deep brown, like the Hermes Brun Bistre,” says Brittney Boyce, a nail artist and founder of the nail-care brand Nails of LA. That said, feel free to play around with your chocolat vibes this season, because you really can’t go wrong with whichever you pick. “Dark chocolate works well for any skin tone, since it can create contrast against porcelain skin or look like an understated nude on deep skin,” says Shengaris, who loves the almost-black Opi’s Shh… It’s Top Secret (“It’s so dark and yummy”), along with warmer, tawny-hued browns, like Static Nails in Bordeaux.

Black licorice

OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquer in Black Onyx

CND Shellac Power Polish in Black Pool

Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer in Run the World

CND Vinylux Long Wear Shine Top Coat

It’s not just a phase, mom. The emo-centric black nail trend is still going strong for winter, especially on the toes, mostly due to its chameleon nature. “There aren’t many colors that can be both a bold and a neutral, while also feeling moody, eerie, or fun, depending on your vibe,” says McCullough. If you’re new to the black-nail game, make sure to stick with an “ultra-high shine” formula, she adds, like OPI’s Infinite Shine in Black Onyx. “It’s one thing to have a chipped, matte manicure on your nails, but go for neat and glossy on your toenails.”

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