Coffin nails are called coffin nails because they look like coffins…. In case that wasn’t obvious. Long, thin, and with a straight tip, they’re a relatively new nail shape but one that has taken the entire world by storm since Kylie Jenner flashed her beauties all over Instagram.
If you’ve been thinking of giving coffin nails a try, or just need a little inspiration for your next nail look, check out these 31 trendy nail art ideas for coffin nails:
1. Neutral Coffin Nails with Gold Glitter
It’s always a good day for glitter so get things going off to a sparkly start with these neutral coffin nails with gold glitter.
Nude nails are the best start when trying any new nail design. Everything looks great and sparkles against a simple and clean backdrop.
2. Matte Coffin Nails + Sparkly Rhinestones
A matte topcoat is an absolute essential if you want to be in trend and, as you can see, it’s a simple and stunning look that takes just minutes.
Rhinestone additions or not, you need a matte top coat in your nail polish collection. It’s a three minute way to revitalise any old, tired nail paint.
3. Gold Glitter Ombre
Glitter ombré tips are so stupidly simply, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try them sooner.
Leave your base coat neural with just a slick of clear gloss, and using a sponge, dab the gold glitter effect just towards the tips.
4. Snazzy Pastel Design
Spring is coming and let’s face it, spring was made for pastel pops. Pinks and blues make the perfect color combo here but you could go for any pastel hue. With those decals, you could spice up any muted tone.
5. Mint Coffin Nails
Mint is a must-have shade for the up and coming spring and summer and if you haven’t tried this greeny shade for yourself, it’s about time you did.
Mint and gold are two colors that go hand in hand so mix your minty-mani with gold accessories for a bright look everyone will want.
6. Black Matte Nails with a Pop of Gold
We’re singing that song right now – Black & Gold by Sam Sparrow. It was a great song and these are really great nails. Matte nails are perfect for coffin nail shapes and the black and gold design work just helps to bring it all to life.
7. Army Green Design
If you’re proud to be a military wife, or you just really like khaki green, these army green designs for coffin nails are another modern style to try.
The look is kept feminine with embellishments and decals but we can’t help thinking these would look amazing with negative space detailing also.
8. Super Long, Matte Burgundy Coffin Nails
Super long nails might not be the most practical but these long, matte burgundy coffin nails are definitely to die for. We think these would look amazingly sophisticated without the decals but they add a little something extra for a big event.
9. Pink & Neutral Design with a Pop Of Glitter
On the days where you want to keep your coffin nails simple, romantic and girlie, these pink and neutral nails with a pop of glitter are perfect.
Adding one featured glitter nail is a trick that not only takes a couple of minutes, but can totally transform your talons too.
10. Black Matte Nails + Lace Accent Nail
Black and lace go so well together, as you can see from these beautiful black matte nails and lace accent nail.