I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for a good, basic nail color. It’s one of my greatest joys in life. Whether that’s a classic black or warm chocolate brown, straightforward hues just feel timeless and complement any outfit. And I can’t forget about all the other mysterious, yet treasured dark winter nail colors in my regular winter rotation.
But I’ll also be the first to say that when I’m feeling festive, adventurous, or downright bold for the season, I turn to the experts for advice on what to ask for at the salon. This time around, I polled celebrity nail artists on what they think will be this winter’s biggest nail trends. Wherever this time of year takes you (gift giving or party hopping), they’ve pinned down a few expert-approved nail ideas that everyone will be rocking religiously. A few are utterly classic, but others may take you by surprise. Read on below for the eight winter nail trends that will dominate the winter season.