19 Stunning Coffin Ombre Nails Designs You’ll Love

Updated on September 14, 2023
Shauna Freemantle By Shauna Freemantle
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    19 Stunning Coffin Ombre Nails Designs You’ll Love

    If you’ve scrolled through Instagram in the last few years, you may be familiar with coffin nails and ombre nails alike — so it’s only natural that you’d want to get some ideas for combining these two fave looks together into one fabulous set.

    In this post, we’ve got 18 ideas for coffin ombre nail designs that you can keep handy to show your nail artist next time you’re in the salon.

    What are Coffin Ombre Nails?

    Quick Facts

    Ombre is a long-loved trend to wear on your nails, and applied to a coffin nail shape feels modern and fresh. You can incorporate anything from glitter to jewels to intricate designs, and the color combinations are endless.

    Some of the most popular color combinations for coffin ombre nails include:

    Primary Color Common Pairings
    • Nude
    • Rose Gold
    • Magenta
    • Coral
    • Black
    • White
    • Hot Pink
    • Black
    • White
    • Purple
    • Pink
    • Gold
    • Green
    • Navy
    • White
    • Purple
    • Lavender
    • Gold
    • White
    • Coral
    • Red
    • Pink
    • Nude
    • Magenta
    • White
    • Pink
    • Black
    • Nude
    • Green

    As you can see, there are plenty of ways to wear coffin ombre nails. The sky’s the limit with color combinations!

    Best Coffin Ombre Nails Ideas

    As you can probably tell, there’s no rulebook on what to do with coffin ombre nails. That’s why we’ve got some ideas for colors and designs in this post that you can reference the next time you’re dreaming of the perfect coffin ombre nails.

    However, some top ideas for coffin ombre nails include:

    1. Coffin Red Glitter Ombre Nails

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the salon with these ruby slipper-inspired red ombre nails coffin that are giving serious Dorothy vibes! We love the chunky, rich red glitter at the tips that fade to nude. These are nails fit for a diva of any kind.

    2. Coffin Blue Ombre Nails

    These coffin blue ombre nails remind us of a beautiful blue sky! With white and pastel blue blending together, this ombre look would be easy to DIY at home. Try Essie’s shade Blanc with OPI’s Grabs the Unicorn by the Horn. Don’t forget to add a long wearing, quick dry top coat like Sally Hansen’s fan favorite Insta-Dri Top Coat.

    3. White Ombre Coffin Nails

    This set of white ombre nails, coffin-style may be toned down in color palette but certainly not in style or bling factor. These coffin acrylic nails ombre are ultra-feminine but totally grown up. The accent nail is sparkly and adds the fun these understated, elegant nails need to pull it together.

    4. Rhinestone Ombre Coffin Nails With Diamonds

    Rhinestone Ombre Coffin Nails With DiamondsInstagram@yansnailsPIN

    If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then these coffin ombre nails with rhinestones will certainly be too! We love the combination of glitter and gemstones paired with an understated white and nude pink background. Just remember that when you add gemstones like these to your mani, you’ll incur more costs per nail. Adding something like Swarovski crystals to your nails can cost anywhere from a few extra dollars for one or two crystals or upwards of ten dollars for a single full nail.

    5. Coffin Glitter Ombre Nails

    Do these nails remind anyone else of glittering snow and icicles? They definitely give us ice queen vibes! We love the simplicity of these white and silver coffin glitter ombre nails. They would look great for formal events, and the relatively short coffin nails’ length makes them manageable for everyday life.

    6. Acrylic Coffin Ombre Nails

    These acrylic nails coffin ombre nails are a cotton candy dream come true! We love the blend between soft, baby pink, and blue paired with a combination of rainbow chunky glitter, silver glitter, and gems. This is totally maximalist and we’re here for it. Just remember that the more you add to your salon mani, the more it will cost you on the final bill.

    7. Matte Coffin Ombre Nails

    Matte Coffin Ombre NailsInstagram@zin_phanPIN

    These matte coffin ombre nails are a total tangerine dream. They are super subtle at the cuticle but make a big impact at the tip, and get in on the always popular matte nail trend at home or at the salon.

    Zohna Tip

    By itself, a matte topcoat is only a temporary way to rock matte coffin ombre nails. You'll wear it off in a couple of days if you don't apply both a matte polish and a matte topcoat. If you’re creating this look at home, try picking up a polish from Zoya’s Matte Velvet collection like shade Iris and pair it with Essie’s Matte About You topcoat.

    8. Coffin Red Ombre Nails

    Red nail polish has long been a commanding favorite of manicure enthusiasts, and these ombre acrylic nails coffin is a modern twist on that look. We love the combination of ombre with solid red nails as well as the subtle jewels on the ring finger, too. The high-shine finish adds a touch of glam to this already bossy look.

    9. Pink And White Ombre Coffin Nails

    Coffin pink and white ombre nails like these are subtle, simple, and pretty. While this set is likely made with acrylics based on the length the nail artist has created, this ombre pink and white coffin nails look could be achieved with only two shades of polish at home (Try Zoya’s Matte Velvet polish in Aspen and China Glaze’s Life Is Suite!) and some careful shaping. Be sure to file in only one direction and go easy around the sides of your nail to prevent breakage.

    10. Coffin White Ombre Nails

    Frosted tips may have gone out of style for your hair decades ago, but these ombre white coffin nails take that trend to a whole new (glittery) level and we love it! Glitter polish transforms these otherwise simple, classic french mani-inspired glitter ombre coffin nails into glamorous and fun accessories.

    11. Coffin Ombre Nails With Diamonds

    Talk about sparkle factor! These peachy-pink ombre nails coffin with diamonds are the perfect backdrop for the jewels and glitter this nail artist has added to the look. With each nail offering a different design, ranging from full glitter to a single diamond accent, these nails are practically jewelry you can wear.

    12. Ombre Coffin Nails With Rhinestones

    This color combination totally reminds us of a real-life Cinderella look. From the delicate rhinestones to the elegant, elongated shape, to the powder blue and nude ombre color combination — this set is practically begging for a glamorous night on the town (or at the ball).

    13. Matte Ombre Coffin Nails

    Matte Ombre Coffin NailsInstagram@mffnailsPIN

    Coffin matte ombre nails are cool-girl approved — read: total baddie vibes — and this purple and gray ombre look is the perfect way to get in on the trend. If you’ve been lusting after matte ombre popular coffin nails, then the dramatic length of this set is perfect for you! It reminds us of the super-long looks favored by the Kardashian-Jenners.

    14. Coffin Red Ombre Acrylic Nails

    We’re loving these dark, moody red and black ombre nails. The classic, romantic color combo plus the marble effect on the ring finger makes for a subtle, but dramatic look. Though this set is clearly done with acrylics, you could easily get this look at home with the right shades. For a deep, opaque black, we recommend JINSoon’s Absolute Black paired with OPI’s Malaga Wine.

    15. Blue Ombre Nails Coffin

    Blue Ombre Nails CoffinInstagram@14nailzPIN

    Pastel is one of the biggest rising trends in nail art. From ombre french tips to these funky blue ombre coffin nails, there’s more than one way to get in on the trend. We love this triple ombre combo of sky blue and lavender with a touch of periwinkle in between to really top off the ombre blue nails coffin look. It reminds us of cotton candy and summertime, and who wouldn’t want to bring a touch of that fun all year round?

    16. Ombre Pink Coffin Nails

    Ombre Pink Coffin NailsInstagram@ivynailssPIN

    Pretty in pink doesn’t always have to mean soft. Instead, these pink ombre nails are hot pink and dramatic in length. We love the accent nails featuring that signature Barbie pink fading to a soft nude combined with solid color nails to round out this set with attitude. Though these ombre coffin acrylic nails have been done at the salon, you could try this on natural nails using Sinful Color’s Professional Nail Color in shade Fit Chick

    17. Coffin White And Gold Ombre Nails

    Coffin White And Gold Ombre NailsInstagram@itsmia882PIN

    Hoping for some regal-looking nails on your next trip to the salon? Check out this idea for some ombre white nails coffin. The gold glitter and truly opaque white are fresh and bold, and we love the all-glitter accent nail, too.

    18. Black And White Ombre Coffin Nails

    Who said black coffin nails are just for Halloween? These sparkly, fun black and white ombre coffin nails bring spooky fun all year round. We love how each nail offers a slightly different design, including a snakeskin-inspired print, white and black glitter fade, and even some duo-chrome too. This is like getting all of your fave Halloween candy from one house when you go trick or treating, which is pretty sweet if you ask us.

    19. Coffin Pink and White Ombre Nails With Glitter

    How fun are these pink white ombre coffin nails? The chunky pink and holographic glitter reminds us of confetti at a birthday party. The holographic element is super fun and easy to replicate at home. Just grab your favorite opaque white polish (we’d suggest China Glaze’s White On White) with OPI’s Confetti Ready. You can apply several coats to get a look like these coffin ombre nails with glitter, but be sure to seal it in with a high-shine, long-lasting top coat like Essie’s No Chips Ahead

    Types of Coffin Ombre Nails Treatments

    If you’ve gone to the salon lately, you’ve likely been met with more options than an all-you-can-eat buffet. The simple manicure, although still available as an option if you’re hoping to get coffin ombre nails, though it’s definitely less popular than other treatments.

    Popular treatments for coffin ombre nails include:

    1. Gel manicures
    2. Acrylic overlays
    3. Dip or Powder manicures
    4. Shellac manicures

    But exactly what can you expect when you get one of these nail treatments? We grabbed the most popular types of coffin ombre nail treatments and broke them down in the table below.

    Type of Coffin Ombre Nails How it Works
    Gel A UV light cures a special liquid polish in several stages, creating a manicure that lasts at least three weeks.
    Acrylic An acrylic overlay is a combination of a liquid monomer and powder polymer that sits over your natural nails.
    Dip or Powder After applying a base coat, the nail is dipped into a powder and sealed with a topcoat.
    Shellac This treatment is a hybrid between regular polish and gel and is cured under UV lighting to set it.
    Traditional Polish Often used at home, traditional polish is the easiest to apply and remove yourself.
    Press-On Nails Pre-made designs and shapes made of acrylic resin that can be applied to nails using a variety of adhesives at home.

    Final Thoughts

    You could say we’ve nailed down all there is to know about coffin ombre nails. You’ve got everything you need to make the call on your perfect set before you walk into a salon or try a DIY look at home. From ombre matte coffin nails to ombre glitter coffin nails to matte coffin ombre nails, there’s something for everyone who rocks this look.