I’ve always been pretty basic in the nail painting department. I’ve never liked my nails super long because I find they always get caught on stuff. Coffin nails, or ballerina nails as they’re sometimes called, are a pretty cool trend, though — one that I’d be willing to try. They get their name from the shape they give your nail: the blunted end resembles the bottom of a coffin or the point of a ballerina shoe. If you like to keep up with the Kardashians, they are a trend that Kylie likes, as well! They come in various lengths and some eye-popping color combinations. Here are 16 coffin nails that are scary-cute!
1. Be bold with black
Most people like to paint their nails with bright colors. I was one of those people until I stumbled upon the perfect shade of midnight black. It really does make your nails pop! With this particular style, I like how the silver, glittery polish adds some extra zing!
2. Look wonderful in white
White is another shade I don’t really use enough. It has a similar effect to black in its ability to make things pop! I like the look of the gold against it. It reminds me of a sunny day, and the nerd in me thought of a symbol from Zelda.
3. 50 shades of grey looks better on your nails
Just look at this one! To me, it has an ombré feel to it. The cuticle embellishment reminds me of a mermaid and gives off an “under the sea” feel. The nerd/little girl in me is also reminded of Sailor Moon!
4. Beautiful in brown
These ones are on the shorter side in the whole scheme of coffin nails. This would probably be a good place to start if you’re not sure which length you can handle. I’m absolutely in love with the color, because it reminds me of chocolate or a warm sandy beach!
5. These nails are on fire
These nails might just be my favorite! I love how the black outline helps the red pop out! Not to mention that it is also my favorite shade of red. The style almost has a 3-D, cartoonish effect to it.
6. Hell-o yellow
I feel like this look just says “born to be wild!” I love how the neon yellow and black are paired together! My favorite part about this look is the splatter effect, and I will definitely try something similar myself!
7. A breathtaking blue
This look is awesome on so many levels! I love how there are three shades of blue. At first glance, I was reminded of the water at a tropical beach destination! It also looks as delicate as glass!
8. The sky is the limit
I also enjoy a darker blue nail polish. If you get the right shade, it can resemble the night sky. This look popped out at me because the added glitter effect reminded me of stars shining in the sky!