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Halloween isn’t just about Trick or Treat or baking those indulgently tasty and spooky Halloween desserts for a party.
Or even diving into these healthy yet amazing Halloween party foods.
Okay, maybe it is…
But Halloween is also the perfect time to showcase your creative flair, and there’s no better way to do so than with a unique nail design.
Whether you opt for simplicity or intricate detail, the possibilities are endless with “uñas de Halloween” – Halloween nail designs.
Whether you’re looking for something spooky or just want to have some fun with your October nails, we’ve gathered the best Halloween nail designs for you to try this year.
Before I show you the best Halloween nail designs for this year, let me answer some commonly asked questions that many people have about Halloween nails.
What color nails should I use for Halloween?
For Halloween, I absolutely adore using classic orange colors because, let’s face it, you can never go wrong with them. Orange is a no-brainer, of course, but I also recommend adding a twist by incorporating other fall-inspired hues. A blend of burnt orange, deep brown, and nude can complement the season perfectly and make you the center of attention.
Consider the colors of a pumpkin spice latte – warm, rich, and oh-so comforting. And don’t hesitate to play around with patterns. One thing I totally enjoy doing with my nails is adding a subtle sparkle with gold glitter or crafting designs with black to infuse a spooky touch. This is what I personally like and recommend, but remember, everyone is unique. So, the most crucial thing is to choose colors and designs that make you feel festive and ready to embrace the season!
How to do Halloween nails?
I’ve collected the most desirable and festive Halloween nails, ranging from classic and sexy to spooky yet cute, so you can check out the images below to see how these nails were done.
What is the Halloween nail trend now?
Whether you’re aspiring to channel a mystical witch aura with a set of sharply pointed coffin acrylic nails, or favor a more conventional approach, there is a Halloween nail trend tailored just for you. Choosing a timeless black French manicure or a marginally more sinister variant that substitutes white tips for blood drips is invariably a foolproof option.
Below are the most sought-after trending nails for Halloween in 2023!
While you’re at it, you may also want to check out these nails that are trending for Fall:
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1. Stylish Black Halloween Nails
Black nails are both dark and beautiful. The subtle spiderweb design on these nails is made for anyone who wants a stylish but understated look. If you want something a little more dramatic, you could paint your entire nail black and add a pop of color with a spider or other small design.
2. Sharp Black and Red Vampire Nails
Dracula isn’t the only one who can rock sharp black and red nails. This design is for anyone who wants to add a little bit of edge to their Halloween look. The red blood contrasts sharply with the black nails, and the sharp points add an extra bit of drama.
3. Cute Halloween Pumpkin Short Nails
What’s Halloween without a pumpkin? The gentle sparkles on these nails give them a festive look, while the short length keeps them looking chic. Orange nails are the perfect color for fall nails, and this design is no exception.
4. Short Coffin Nails for Halloween
Flaunting these short coffin nails on Halloween will elevate your spooky ensemble.
Their distinct shape, reminiscent of a vampire’s resting place, paired with haunting designs, creates an eerie elegance.
It’s perfect for those seeking a blend of the macabre and chic for the ghostly festivities.
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6. Glow in the Dark Halloween Nails
Your nails will be the life of the party with this glow-in-the-dark design. The glow-in-the-dark paint will make your nails light up in the dark, and the added design elements will give them an extra bit of pizzazz. If you want to keep it simple, you could just paint your entire nail with glow-in-the-dark polish.
7. Halloween Disney Nails
Looking for bat nails infused with a touch of Disney fun?
These Halloween Disney nails, featuring a bat-shaped Mickey Mouse, blend iconic charm with spooky flair.
The whimsical design pays homage to Disney’s beloved character, while adding a haunting twist.
It’s a playful nod to Halloween, perfect for those who love merging festive spirit with timeless Disney magic.
8. Pretty Pastel Purple Coffin Nails for Halloween
If you don’t want to go too dark this Halloween, try out this pretty pastel in light purple design. The coffin nails are painted a light purple color and adorned with bats, moons, and spider webs. The pastel purple color is both unique and stylish making it very cute.
8. Easy and Elegant Spiderweb Nails
Want pretty nails that are festive but still classy? Try out this design. It’s a simple spiderweb design on top of nude nails with French tips. The contrast between the black and nude nails is super pretty and is perfect for anyone who wants to add a little bit of Halloween flair to their look without going overboard.
9. Spooky Black Cats
You don’t have to be a cat mom to appreciate these cute black cats. The spooky eyes on the small felines are enough to scare away any bad dreams. Just don’t get hypnotized by their cuteness.
10. Sparkling Witch Gel Nails
Ever wonder why some witches have sparkly nails? This design is inspired by those celestial ladies. These gel nails are painted black and decorated with golden jewels and gems. Add a touch of magic to your nails with this magnificent design.
11. Halloween Madness Acrylic Nails
There are all kinds of craziness going on with these nails. The different colors and designs make for a fun and festive look that’s perfect for Halloween. You could even mix and match different colors and designs to create your own unique look.
12. Boo-Tacular Halloween Nails
Is cute and short nails more of your style? Try out this ‘Boo-tacular’ design. Start with a black base and paint cute little Halloween creatures on each nail. The touch of pink paint adds a little bit of playfulness to the look, but you could also use any color you want.
13. Eye-catchy Bloody Nails
Walking around with these nails is sure to turn heads. The bloody design is both graphic and gruesome, making it look like you just had a bloody battle with a vampire. We know all know who won the battle, so make sure to flaunt your victory.
14. Spooky Halloween Nails Ideas
These nail arts are fit for a gothic queen that’s ready to rule Halloween. The matte black polish is both elegant and alluring. You can add some rhinestones to make these nails extra special.
15. Oogie Boogie nails
Drawing inspiration from “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” these Oogie Boogie nails are a standout among Halloween nail ideas.
The iconic burlap sack villain, with his twisted smile and eerie silhouette, is artfully depicted.
The moonlit color palette amplifies the design’s spooky charm.
Ideal for Tim Burton aficionados or those seeking a unique Halloween touch, these nails are not only a nod to a beloved animated antagonist but also a surefire conversation starter at any Halloween gathering.
16. Cute Killer Bunny
AHHH! This design is so cute it’s scary. The killer bunny is adorable and fierce, bringing the best of both worlds to your nails. The pastel pink, blue and white colors are perfect for a Halloween look that’s not too dark.
17. Simple Halloween Bat Nails
Running late and don’t have time to do a fancy design? No problem. This quick and easy bat design is perfect for those last-minute Halloween parties. The black and white colors make it simple but still stylish.
18. Green Halloween Disney Nails with Mickey Mouse
Feeling nostalgia for your childhood? Bring back the good old days with this amazing Mickey Mouse nail art design. The bright neon green color serves as the backdrop for a classic Mickey silhouette.
19. Classic Black Spider
Spider webs are another classic Halloween symbol, and they make for a great nail design. You can keep it simple by painting a small spider web on each nail or go all out and create an intricate design. Either way, spider webs are a great way to show off your love for Halloween.
20. Classy Red Vampire Blood Nails
Looking for classy Halloween nails to showcase the bold and strong woman in you, with just a hint of your vicious and dangerous side?
A couple of drops of blood never looked so good. These nails are painted red with a few drops of vampire blood dripping down the nail. Who says you can’t be elegant and festive at the same time?
21. Cute Halloween Ghost Nails
Wrap your fingers in cute ghosts this season. They are out of this world, and everyone will be asking where you got your nails done. The best part is that this design is really easy to do! Has anyone seen Casper the friendly ghost?
22. Stitched Purple Nail Art
This nail art idea gives the illusion that your skin has been stitched together. The purple color brings a dark and mysterious vibe to the look, while the stitches add a touch of realism to the design.
23. Green Slim Nail Designs
Gooey and gross, these nails will make everyone’s skin crawl. The green slime oozing down the nail is both eerie and alluring. By changing the nail polish color to red, you’ll instantly get a completely different look.
24. Simple Happy Halloween Nails
Corn candy, pumpkins, black cats, and ghosts. This October nail idea has everything you need for a happy Halloween. All that’s missing are goblins! The colors are perfect for the fall season and will go great with all your Halloween outfits.
25. Halloween Spirits
Funky and stylish, you need to try these nails for your next Halloween party. The different colors and patterns make each nail unique. Customize this design by choosing your favorite Halloween creatures and patterns.
26. Short Pacman Ghosts
Do you remember playing Pacman when you were younger? These nails will take you back to those days. Hurry! Gobble up those ghosts before they get you.
27. Bad to the Bones Nail Art
Doctor, doctor, give me the news. I got a bad case of loving these bones! Anyone that loves Halloween and skeleton puns will adore this nail art idea. The black and white colors are classic and easy to achieve, and the bones are easy to paint by hand.
28. Halloween French Manicure Nails
Dazzle your friends with these super creative Halloween French manicure nails. Each nail has a different design, from classic black bats to spooky ghosts. Looking classy has never been so easy!
29. Trick or Treat
Looking for fun Halloween nails? These colorful and snappy nails are made for you! You might not be going door to door this year, but you can still enjoy some tasty candy with this one-of-a-kind design.
What would Halloween be without jack-o-lanterns? This classic design is perfect for anyone who wants to keep their nails simple but still wants to get into the Halloween spirit. You can either paint one large jack-o-lantern on each nail or several small ones. Either way, this design is sure to please.
31. Horror Movies Acrylic Coffin Nails
These nails are for the horror movie lover in all of us. These coffin-shaped nails are painted using classic colors like white, black, and red, and each nail has a different design inspired by some of our favorite horror movies. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, you could also paint your nails all black and add a few small red accents.
32. Thriller Nails Designs
MJ would be proud of these ‘Thriller’ nails. The iconic song and dance are represented in this design with a red and black color scheme. Bring back the good times with this retro design.