New year, new me, new nails — if this is your current mantra, then we’ve found the best New Years nail art ideas + NYE designs to help you ring in 2024 in style!
As we head into our NYE countdown, we’re bidding farewell to the nail trends of the past year and saying hello to all our future nail obsessions. (Hint: metallics, metallics, and more metallics!) So whether you’re looking for the perfect nail art for your New Years Eve party or stockpiling your 2024 nail ideas, we’ve rounded up the most dazzling, glittering, and party-ready designs for the occasion.
So pop the bubbly and let’s get this party started!
Green Wedding Shoe’s product selections are curated and/or tested by the editorial team and GWS community. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. Please consider shopping through our links if you would like to support GWS!
What nail colors are trending for New Years 2024?
It should come as no surprise that the colors that are trending for New Years 2024 are bold, festive, and most importantly, shiny. Metallics are having a serious moment this year, both for fashion and manicures, and silver or gold hues are the perfect way to get a headstart on the trends. After all, it wouldn’t be a New Years Eve celebration without a little champagne, and the same goes for your nails!
If you want to add a pop of color to your NYE ensemble, we’re also loving bold shades of blue for 2024. From cobalt to navy, blue is the perfect color to rock as you count down to midnight and party under the stars! Plus, it’s the perfect shade to rock all chilly szn long. Timeless? Yes, please!
What nail shapes and design styles are best for a New Years Eve party?
If there was ever a time for glittery nail designs, it’s a New Years Eve party. Channel all the glitz and glam of the holiday with shiny metallic finishes and sparkly polish — bonus points if it matches your sequin attire! Celestial nail art is also a no-brainer for your NYE midnight countdown, and the same goes for colorful confetti designs (like the one above!). Basically, if it looks like NYE fireworks, you’ve struck gold.
When it comes to nail shapes, one of our favorite ideas is going with classic almond nails for a New Years Eve party. They’re trendy and timeless at the same time, and they pair great with every nail design! Speaking of NYE nail designs….
Everything You Need to DIY The Cutest New Years Nails Designs
Calling all DIY lovers (current or aspiring)! If your New Years resolution is to become a nail art pro, then here are the essentials to get you started.
- Base Coat: Lay the foundation for your dazzling designs with a good base coat. This not only protects each nail in your NYE look, but it also ensures your polish goes on smoothly and lasts longer.
- Trendy Polish Colors: Stock up on the must-have shades of the season, from shimmery silver to midnight blue.
- Top Coat: Seal the deal with a glossy top coat. This adds shine, protects your masterpiece, and helps your manicure dry faster.
- Nail Art Brushes and Dotting Tools: Invest in a set of nail art brushes and dotting tools (this set is under $10!) to help you create the gorgeous New Years nail designs you’ve seen all over your IG.
- Nail Stickers: Not everyone is a freehand artiste, and that’s okay. Nail stickers are a fool-proof way to create flawless nail art for your NYE manicure and beyond!
- Rhinestones and studs: Elevate your New Years Eve nail game with a bit of bling. Sparkly rhinestones and pearl studs add a touch of glamour to any design.
- Cuticle Oil: Finally, keep your digits looking bright and healthy with a nourishing cuticle oil. A must for all your 2024 manicures (but especially in those colder months)!
Our Fave Dazzingly Cute New Years Eve Nails to Rock At The Party
Grab your glitter and sequins, because it’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and ring in your sparkliest year yet! Whether you’re celebrating New Years Eve at a glamorous party or watching the ball drop at home, we’ve found the best nail art and design ideas that are worthy of 2024.
From the tried-and-true classics (glittery gold!) to the hottest new trends (metallic silver!), there’s a little something for every NYE celebration. Keep scrolling for our faves!
1. Sparkly Silver New Years Eve Nails
If you’re planning on rocking sequins to ring in the new year, then you’re going to need nails that match — and these sparklers definitely understood the assignment! From the holographic silver tips to the metallic nail art, they’ll shine as bright as your favorite NYE party dress.
And for an easy DIY, we found the perfect twinkling nail stickers to complete the look!
2. Rainbow Confetti New Years Nail Design Ideas
Now THIS is the energy we want to bring into 2024! Channel a midnight confetti drop with this fun ombre design, which features the prettiest rainbow glitter polish. It’s bright, it’s sparkly, and it’s SO perfect for NYE!
To get that raining confetti look, add the glitter to the top half of each nail and slowly fade to a nude base. This will add contrast to your mani and make those rainbow hues pop!
3. Short Champagne Gold New Years Eve Nails
No NYE is complete without a glass (or two) of champagne, so why not design your nails to match?! Inspired by a bottle of bubbly, this mani feature flecks of shimmering gold glitter that instantly put us in the party ~spirit~.
If you’re looking for simple New Years nail ideas that ooze party vibes, it doesn’t get better than this! And the short trim is the perfect amount of practical for popping a bottle of bubbly without chipping a nail. We love to see it.
4. Multicolored Rhinestone New Years Eve Nail Art Ideas
Get ready to make the whole room shimmer with this bejeweled manicure! Another design inspired by confetti, these beauties up the sparkle factor with dozens of multicolored rhinestones. Taylor would definitely approve!
P.S. We also found these super similar press-on nails to help you recreate this New Years look at home.
If anyone can get us in the party spirit, it’s Taylor Swift. For more bejeweled nail inspo, don’t miss our round-up of the best Swiftie nails for every era!
5. Short Disco Ball Themed New Years Nails
One of our fave ideas: give the disco ball at your New Years Eve party some competition with these metallic silver nails! With a reflective mirrored look, they’ll instantly light up any dancefloor.
We especially love this polish for a short New Years nail look. Let the metallics do all the talking, without overcomplicating it with too much nail length.
6. Festive Glitter New Years Eve Nail Design
Is it glittery tinsel or festive streamers? Either way, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and we’re smitten to say the least. When you don’t want to change your nails between Xmas and NYE, you need a nail design that can do both!
Seamlessly transition from December 25th to January 1st with this dazzling rainbow nail art. Featuring an extra glittery top coat, it’ll add the perfect sparkly touch to both holidays!
7. Timeless White + Gold New Years Eve Nails
Give your go-to French mani a New Years Eve twist with this sparkly gold nail design. We love how the glitter gold polish makes the traditional white tips stand out — and vice versa. Both timeless and festive, it’s a manicure you can rock all January long!
8. Glitzy Black and Gold New Years Eve Nails
Queue the fireworks! Black and gold New Years Eve nails are one of the cutest ideas for manifesting your perfect midnight, with a dazzling fireworks-themed design and a glitzy Art Deco-inspired color palette. It’s all very Gatsby, and we couldn’t be more obsessed!
Plus, mismatched nails are a great option if you’re feeling indecisive going into 2024. Create a different design on each finger using this polish set for a full glam look!
9. Mesmerizing Silver NYE French Manicure
When you want to add ~just~ the right amount of sparkle to your NYE look, these New Years nails are perfection. With holographic silver tips, they’ll catch the light from every angle — without going overboard. Kind of like the perfect accessory!
10. Dreamy Star-Studded New Years Eve Nails
We have major starry eyes for these beauties! Pay homage to the shimmering night sky with this iridescent coffin nail design — perfect if you’re planning to spend New Years Eve partying under the stars.
We especially love how these nails create negative space with the bold star design. Get the look by adding star-shaped nail stickers to your natural nails, then painting over them with a shimmery polish. Remove the stickers and voila! You have the dreamiest mani for NYE.
11. Trendy Bow Tie New Years Nail Art
If your idea of a must-have accessory for New Years Eve is a trendy hair bow (because same), then these nails are for YOU. Give your mani an equally cute finishing touch with an adorable bow for each finger — bonus points if you choose colors that match your NYE ensemble!
Complete the look with a few dainty rhinestones for some New Years sparkle and you’re pretty much golden.
12. Minimalist Gold Outline New Years Nails
Calling all minimalists! If you want the rest of your ‘fit to do the talking, this New Years nail design is the best simple yet stylish look. It channels the ultimate clean girl aesthetic but with a glitzy NYE twist. Because sometimes less really is more!
For an easy DIY, use this gold liner polish to create a simple French tip outline on top of a milky nude base. Trés chic!
13. Mixed Metals New Years Eve Nail Art
Can’t choose between silver or gold for your New Years Eve manicure? Why not do both?! This rad design channels the mixed metals trend we’re about to see everywhere in 2024, with chic silver and gold accents on each finger.
It’s the perfect way to get a jumpstart on all the new trends of the new year! Pair this manicure with a mix of silver and gold jewelry for maximum sparkle.
14. Barbie Pink New Years Nail Design
Just because it’s a new year doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up the Barbiecore trend yet! Create your own Barbie World this NYE with these pretty pink nails, complete with dazzling pink glitter tips. Now all that’s missing is a matching pink dress for your Dream House dance number!
Looking for the perfect dress to ring in 2024? We’ve got you covered with these dazzling NYE outfit ideas for every type of celebration!
15. Celestial Glitter Ombre NYE Design
Love the ombre design of the last design but want a little more sparkle for your New Years Eve look? These beauties have you covered. They trade classic polish for shimmering and sparkling glitter, which reminds us of a twinkling night sky (or dreamy NYE confetti, tbh).
16. Glazed Glitter New Years Eve Nails Ideas
You can give us a glazed manicure any day, and this one is perfect for NYE! It’s sparkly yet sophisticated, with a glittery pearl hue that’s versatile enough to wear long after the ball drops.
17. Cute Pearl Dotted French Manicure
Speaking of pearl-inspired nail ideas, here’s another chic design for NYE! This one takes the pearlcore aesthetic a little more literally, with dainty pearl nail stickers dotting each finger. Such a trendy way to upgrade a classic French mani!
And for another trendy touch, swap your traditional white tips for these edgy black ones. We love!
18. Blueberry Glitter New Years Eve Nails
You’ve heard of blueberry milk nails, but now meet blueberry glitter nails! The ultimate NYE version of the viral nails trend, this design is perfect for adding a pop of color to your New Years Eve party ensemble. Get the look with this icy blue polish — it’s the color we’ll be wearing all January long!
19. Fun Fireworks Themed New Years Nail Art Idea
These nails look like a mini fireworks show for your fingers — and what more could you ask for when it comes to New Years Eve nail ideas?! Bright and colorful, they have us counting down the seconds until the celebration at midnight.
And as a bonus, this manicure is way easier to DIY than it looks. Just use a dotting tool to recreate the festive polka dot design, and add some nail stickers for the twinkling stars. No salon appointment necessary!
20. Mesmerizing Holographic New Years Eve Nails
Start 2024 off with a little magic — in the form of these mesmerizing New Years nails! Sparkly, iridescent, and mystical, these nails will help you manifest all of your dreams for the new year. They’re bringing the good vibes, and we are HERE for it.
21. Starry Black and Gold New Years Eve Nails
Black and gold is one of the best color combos for New Years Eve nails (and a tried and true go-to, year after year), and this design is proof!
We love love love the contrast of the glitzy gold tips with the bold black stars. It’s cool, it’s glamorous, and it’ll instantly elevate any NYE ‘fit (even if you’re ringing in 2024 in your pjs).
22. Glamorous Emerald Green Manicure
For an unexpected NYE look, ditch the classic colors of the season and opt for gorgeous emerald green New Years nails instead!
This is another great design to help you transition from December into the new year. With the glamorous green hue and glitzy rhinestone decals, it’ll look just as good whether you’re decorating your tree or partying like Gatsby.
We’re not gonna lie, we’re also totally obsessed with how the first three nails have a gloss top coat and the last two with the rhinestones use a dreamy matte finish. Iconic.
23. Metallic Mirrorball New Years Nail Art
If one of your New Years resolutions is to become a nail art pro, then consider these NYE nails your first project!
To create your own disco ball manicure, use this iridescent polish for your base and these black and white liner brushes to draw the grid lines and celestial nail art. Remember: practice makes perfect, so don’t get discouraged on the first try!
Finish with an ultra-shiny top coat and get ready to show off your party-ready masterpiece.
24. Glimmering Metallic New Years Eve Nails
We’re checking off allllll the metallics with these NYE nails! Featuring a dazzling ombre design, these nails blend gold, silver, and rose gold hues into one glamorous manicure.
Finished with a chromatic nail powder for an extra shiny touch, they’re the only accessory you’ll need to complete your New Years look! Talk about making the whole room shimmer.
25. Midnight Blue New Years Eve Nails
For New Years nails that say “meet me at midnight,” look no further than this navy blue hue! It’s the perfect color if sparkles and glitter aren’t your jam, but you still want your manicure to feel on-theme for New Years Eve.
Just pop on a few coats of the midnight polish, add a glossy top coat (this one makes your nails look like a gel manicure), and you’re good to go!
Also, there’s no denying the sophistication of the square shape. Basically the quiet luxury NY manicure.
26. Iridescent 3D Pearl French Manicure
Here at GWS, we believe there’s no such thing as TOO many pearls, especially for New Years Eve. If you can relate, then prepare to fall in love with these NYE nails! They take a classic French manicure and give it a glamorous makeover with dozens of glistening 3D pearl decals.
P.S. If you want to get these nails done at a salon, we suggest bringing along your own pearl beads for the artist to use!
27. Glittering Galaxy-Themed NYE Manicure
If you’re looking for New Years nail ideas with major star power, this design is IT. Like a glittering galaxy in nail form, they’re the perfect nails to countdown to midnight in style.
Plus, all you need to get the look is this cat eye polish, which comes with a magnet to help you create those mystical designs. Finish with some astrology nail art for a star-studded NYE manicure!
28. Cobalt Blue New Years Eve Nail Design
Bid farewell to 2023 with one of the trendiest nail colors of the year! Bright and bold, this cobalt blue hue will add the ultimate cool factor to your party look. Add some wavy accent nails for an extra trendy New Years nail design and pair this mani with your favorite 2024 trends (an off-the-shoulder dress, perhaps?).
29. Crystal Studded New Years Nail Art
Icicles? Chandeliers? Snowflakes? Diamonds? No matter how you interpret this nail design, you can’t deny that it’s one of the most dazzling ideas for your New Years Eve party!
30. Dainty Bow Tie New Years Eve Nails
These New Years nails are the perfect bow on top of your past year — literally! We can’t get enough of the bow trend right now, and this is another one of our favorite ways to incorporate it into your NYE ensemble.
For more trending nail ideas, don’t miss our list of the best winter nails — from must-have colors to seasonal nail art!
31. Simple Gold New Years Nail Design
These nails are proof that all that glitters is gold! For subtle New Years nail art that makes a major impact, just swipe a dash of gold glitter nail polish to the tips of your nude or natural nails. Add a few starry nail stickers, finish with a top coat, and you’re golden.
32. Shiny Silver New Years Eve Nails
Metallic silver has been having a serious moment lately, and we’re not mad about it! Whether you’re looking for a way to try out the trend or you already own head-to-toe metallics, these NYE nails are the most dazzling look for your 2024 celebration.
Plus, we found the perfect metallic silver press ons to help you get this mani at home!
33. Icy Blue Ombre NYE Design
Introducing: another one of our favorite trendy blue nail ideas for New Years Eve! This design pays homage to the frosty season with an icy blue hue that gradually fades to nude. It almost looks like your nails are slowly freezing — perfect if you’re celebrating the new year in the cold!
34. Art Deco Themed New Years Nail Art
These black and gold NYE nails are giving us major Art Deco vibes, and we can’t think of a more glamorous design for New Years Eve! Channel the Roaring ’20s as you ring in 2024 with these glitzy geometric tips and sparkling celestial nail art.
And if you want to DIY this look at home, this nail striping tape is the best way to get those perfect straight lines. Just remember to remove the tape before the polish fully dries to avoid chipping!
35. Romantic Rose Gold French Manicure
If rose gold is your metal of choice, then these are the New Years party nails for YOU. Similar to the metallic French manicure from #9, these nails trade white tips for a dazzling sparkly hue. But this time, it’s this gorgeous rose gold polish that takes center stage.
Perfect if you prefer your sparkles with a dose of romance!
36. Simple Vanilla Shimmer New Years Eve Nails
The nail cool girls will definitely approve of this stylish New Years Eve look. Simple, sophisticated, and a little bit sexy, these long vanilla nails speak for themselves. Plus, they go with everything! Perfect whether you’re dressing up for a New Years Eve party or watching the ball drop from the comfort of your couch.
37. Reflective Rose Gold NYE Manicure
Make a statement for 2024 with these long New Years coffin nails! When you want that extra somethin’ somethin’ to elevate your party ensemble, these beauties deliver.
We’re especially digging the contrast of the metallic stars with the nude matte polish. Get a similar look with these 3D nail stickers (which come in a shimmery rose gold hue!) and this matte top coat. Simple, but SO effective.
38. NYE Themed Black and Gold Nail Design
Can we just take a moment?! These NYE themed nails channel the best celebratory vibes, with cute New Years countdown nail art and that dazzling black and gold color combo. Perfect for the maximalists, these nails are proof that sometimes more is more!
Get a similar design at home with these dazzling nail stickers. Let the countdown begin!
39. Mesmerizing Mirrored Gradient Manicure
These New Years Eve nails capture the same trendy look as the other metallic ideas on this list, but they kick things up a notch with a gradient purple color palette. We love!
Not a purple fan? Customize this design with any colors of your choice, then add this mirrored nail powder on top to create that blinding shine. It can be used with both normal and gel polish for a super easy at-home mani!
40. Bright and Bold NYE Design
Speaking of blinding nail ideas, this design will give you your shiniest New Years Eve yet! They combine dazzling glitter polish with starry NYE nail art for a design that’s as bright as your future (sorry, we had to).
Plus, we found THE perfect silver polish for this look. ‘Tis the season for sparkle, and this sparkly hue definitely understood the assignment!
41. Cozy Beige + Gold Glitter New Years Eve Nails
When in doubt, just add glitter! If you typically keep things low-key when it comes to your manicure ideas, this glittery nude design is a great way to channel party vibes without sacrificing your personal style. And this is EXACTLY the type of manicure that’ll look amazing well after January 1st.
We love the juxtaposition of the cozy beige polish with the dazzling gold glitter polish. So elegant!
42. Starry Night New Years Eve Nail Art
It’s official: black French tips are about to be EVERYWHERE in 2024, and this is such a cute way to rock the trend! With a mix of edgy black polish and twinkling gold details, this design reminds us of a starry night sky. Very on-theme for your midnight countdown!
And if you don’t have time for a full DIY, we also found these identical press ons. They can be customized with different lengths and shapes for your perfect mani!
43. Short Black and Gold New Years Nails
What did we tell you?! This is another one of our favorite ideas for rocking black French tips for your New Years nails — because you can never go wrong with a black and gold combo! Perfect for a short look, this design keeps things simple with edgy black tips and a glamorous gold accent.
And we love how the layered double-color French Tip takes these NYE nails from simple to glam, without totally overdoing it. The perfect party mani in under 5 minutes? Say no more!
44. Shimmery Glazed Pink NYE Manicure
Pink is ALWAYS a good idea, and that also applies to your NYE manicure! Embrace your divine feminine energy with this shimmery glazed look, complete with the prettiest pink hue.
And if you want to keep your mani simple, this shimmery pink polish will give you that gorgeous shine in one swipe. Brb, adding to the cart as we speak!
45. Twinkling Blue New Years Eve Nail Ideas
We had to end with a bang! The ultimate manicure for your midnight countdown, these sparklers feature all our favorite festive ideas in one mani. Midnight blue polish? Check. Glittery gold details? Check. Trendy French tips and twinkling nail art? Check and check!
And we can’t get over the subtle sophistication of the square shape. So unexpected and gorg.
For the nail novices, these sticker guides will help you create the perfect tips every time. That means less time stressing over your mani and more time getting this party started!
Complete Your Iconic New Years Eve Look With Our Best Fashion Guides
We’re here to help you ring in the new year in style!
Now that you’ve found the perfect New Years nail ideas, it’s time to find an outfit to match — and we’ve rounded up the most dazzling ideas for every type of celebration. Bring on the sequins!
To complete your look, also check out our round-ups of fun tassel earrings and dance-ready heels (because comfort is a must when you’re on your feet all night long). We’ve even found the cutest half-up half-down hairstyles to help you achieve a stunning head-to-toe look!
Which of these manicure ideas are you pairing with your NYE look? Let us know in the comments below!