40 Best Chrome Nail Ideas

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If you're all about summer colors in the winter and winter colors in the summer, have you ever considered chrome nails and colors all year round? Chromatic colors are changing the game when it comes to nail wear. If you're dressing up your acrylics or your own nails, we are convinced chrome is for everyone.

Sharp, pointy, stubby, or long, no matter the nail, we have something for you to try and take back home to your nail artist this holiday season. So, start scrolling and bring on all the nail ideas and inspiration of your dreams! You'll find French tips, reversed moons, and even solid chrome colors you can pick up at a store near you.


1. Burgundy Dreams

If fall was a nail it would 100 percent be this picture. Living for the burgundy and gold undertones.

2. Sleek

These nails will go with every outfit in your fall wardrobe. If you're looking to re-create this look, you can pick up Essie's version at Ulta.

3. Winter Dreams

This nail color is oddly satisfying to look at, don't you agree? This blue tone is perfect for the winter snow days to come!

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4. Rose Gold

As if our phone and jewelry wasn't enough, it's time to add some rose gold nails to the picture.

5. Nails to Cut

These nails could literally open up all of your holiday Amazon packages. This psychedelic chrome is giving us Coachella vibes.

6. White on White

Everyone loves a good white nail, but these chrome whites take everything up to the next level. If you're wanting to recreate this look, you can snag a similar chrome white from OPI.

7. Matte and Metallic

Tone down your nails while kicking it up a notch. Try doing only a couple nails with a nice chrome color and then offset with a black or other matching shade!

8. Angled Metallic

This look may be difficult to create at home (if you can, let us know), so bring this picture into your nail lady for an expert level nail look!

9. Chromatic Tips

If you're looking to create this chrome tip look, Wet n Wild makes a gorgeous shade perfect for your chrome nails on a budget.

10. Wicked Vibes

Can Halloween please be twice a year? We need an excuse to wear these nails for the next spooky Halloween party.



11. Christmas Miracle

Welcome old Saint Nick by rocking these nails to your holiday party. Both jolly and festive! Ho Ho Ho!

12. Fab and Fierce

These nails are so fabulous and the rings just take it over the top. You know when your jewelry matches your nails it's going to be a good day!

13. Embellished Nails

To create this look or a similar one, you can snag this Obelisk nail polish color (pointy nails not included.)

14. Lavender Daze

If you're looking to spice up the already perfect lavender tones, you can paint just one nail chrome for a little pop!

15. Subtle Soft Pink

This chrome pink is so soft you had to do a double take to see if it was just shiny or chrome.

16. Charcoal Gray

These charcoal nails are a literal mood. This is a great color to mix up if you're tired of the usual black and deep maroon tones.

17. Navy Nails

These elegant nails look absolutely stunning with the shade alone. To take the look over the top, the added glitter moon crest around the cuticle takes this chrome nail look out of this world!

18. Fish Nets

This ocean blue is the perfect pair with the fish net accent. We are loving the tie in of the chromatic colors and dull nude.

19. Frozen

If Elsa was real and had nails, they would be these. From icicle nails to the bright blue chrome, we know Elsa wouldn't want to let these nails go!

20. Light Lavender 

Did anyone else know that NARS makes nail polish? Well, if you didn't, here is the perfect shade if you're wanting to copy this look.

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21. Ombré

The chrome ombré fade is actually incredible. Wishing our nails could look like this everyday.

22. Natural and Gold

These powdered acrylics show the natural nail while giving a hint of gold for the tip.

23. Emerald Green 

How often do you see emerald green nails? Now, how often do you see emerald green chrome nails? We bet you'll be the talk of the town in a shade like this.

24. Blue Da-Ba-Dee

So many shades of blue, it's hard to choose our favorite! The solid, chrome, and sparkle adds so much character and we are here for it.

25. Shatter

Does anyone else remember the OPI Shatter Nail polish? Think back to your 12-year-old self but kick it up a notch with chromatic shatter.

26. Studded Event

As if chrome wasn't forward enough, this look says "never enough" by adding mini diamonds to the nails.

27. Abstract

We love how the abstract nail art is dull which helps bring the chromatic colors to life.

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28. Peacock

Okay, these peacock feathers and coordinating nails are adorable. Perfect for the prom or a wedding!

29. 3D

These nails are almost three dimensional. Can we get some 3D glasses over here?

30. Reverse Moon

This matte black and gold combo has us swooning. We bet the grow out of these nails will be a little easier too as the gold will blend easier with the tone of your natural nail.

31. Perfect Pair

There is no better pair than a deep blue and gold. These accents are astonishing and compliment the stones perfectly.

32. Legally Pink

Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed!

33. Splash of Chrome

Remember, you don't always have to go big or go home! Sometimes, a little splash makes all the difference (no pun intended).

34. White Marble

We love that the biggest come-up of trends in nails is marble and had a collaboration with the above (yet necessary) look!

35. Black Chrome

This black chrome polish gives off so many more colors than just black. This color has us thinking these nails are purple.

36. The Little Nail Mermaid

Look at this nail, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think your nail dreams are complete?!

37. Boy vs. Girl

These nails scream gender reveal party! Loving the rivaling colors on opposing nails.

38. Chromatic Zebra

We aren't sure just how this intricate detailing turned out so perfect, but we are here for it!

39. Clear Acrylics 

Love the idea of clear acrylics for the sun to shine through and bring life to the chromatic colors. This look is so edgy and fun!

40. Star Dust

These nails are a combination of Easter, Pixie Dust, and a little bit of tie-dye. Now, how do we do this on our own nails?

All photos: Pinterest

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