47 Best Halloween Nails – Spooky, Cute, Simple & More

Updated on October 16, 2023
Ari Park By Ari Park
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    47 Best Halloween Nails – Spooky, Cute, Simple & More

    Prepare to spookify your fingertips, nail aficionados! Halloween beckons and it’s your chance to unleash your inner ghoul-trendsetter.

    Whether you’re aiming for eerily elegant or full-on nail nightmares, we’ve conjured up the most enchanting Halloween nail designs for your sinister inspiration.

    So, dust off your broomstick, stir your cauldron, and let’s nail this bewitching journey into the world of Halloween nail art!

    Your fingertips are in for a devilishly good time.

    Simple Halloween Nails

    No Halloween nail art collection would be complete without the classics – black and orange.

    These iconic colors instantly evoke the spooky and festive atmosphere of Halloween.

    Magic Potion Nails

    Feeling magical? You can try a potion bottle nail design. Paint your nails black and use a thin brush to create the shape of potion bottles on each nail.

    To make the design more realistic you can add details such as:

    • Bottle caps
    • Labels
    • Bubbles

    This design is perfect for those who love all things magical and mystical.

    Shattered Glass

    Shattered GlassInstagram@cora.l.aPIN

    For a more abstract Halloween nail design, you can try a shattered glass effect. Use a thin brush to create jagged lines on each nail while starting with a base color, such as:

    • Silver
    • Purple
    • Light blue

    Fill in the spaces with different colors to create a shattered glass effect. This design is edgy and unique, perfect for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

    Vamp it Up

    Spooky or sexy? Vamp things up with red tips, imitating blood from your last victim!

    This understated yet intriguing nail art choice can help you strike the perfect balance between a hint of the supernatural and a dash of captivating allure.

    Black Halloween Nails

    Black nails are a timeless choice for Halloween. Whether you opt for a sleek and shiny black polish or a trendy matte finish, black nails add a touch of elegance to any Halloween look.

    Cute Pumpkin Halloween Nails

    If you want something a little more cute than creepy Halloween nails, try painting tiny pumpkins on your nails. Use an orange nail polish as the base color and add green stems and faces using a thin brush. These adorable, cute Halloween nails will add a touch of Halloween charm to your manicure.

    Zohna Tip

    Use nail stickers or stencils to achieve perfect shapes and lines with ease. No need to be a professional artist when you've got these handy tools at your disposal!

    Sugar Skull Nails

    Sugar Skull NailsInstagram@nbnailartPIN

    We just love this nail design that features a hauntingly beautiful sugar skull with intricate patterns and delicate flowers. Each stroke of the brush brings the design to life, and the attention to detail is simply mesmerizing.

    Haunted House Nail Art

    Transform your nails into a spooky haunted house complete with ghosts and bats. These nails will surely send shivers down your spine. Imagine the creaking doors and the eerie glow emanating from the windows.

    With this nail design, you’ll feel like you’re in the midst of a haunted mansion, surrounded by the whispers of restless spirits.

    Orange Halloween Nails

    Orange nails are vibrant and playful.

    They capture the essence of:

    • Jack-o’-lanterns
    • Autumn leaves
    • Pumpkins

    You can go for a solid orange shade or get creative with nail art by adding black accents or glitter for a dazzling effect.

    Purple Halloween Nails

    Deep purples are a popular choice for Halloween. These rich and mysterious shades add a touch of elegance to your nails.

    You can opt for a deep plum color or go for a more vampy look with a dark eggplant shade. These shades pair well with silver or gold accents for a glamorous Halloween manicure.

    Blood Red

    Blood red nails are another trendy option for Halloween.

    The deep and intense red color symbolizes passion and power, making it perfect for a sultry and seductive Halloween look. You can keep it simple with a glossy red polish or add some nail art like dripping blood or vampire fangs for a chilling effect.

    Eerie Green

    Eerie greens are also gaining popularity for Halloween nails. These shades range from different shades of green, including:

    • Dark forest
    • Neon
    • Metallic hues

    Green nails can represent everything from witches and monsters to creepy creatures lurking in the shadows. You can experiment with different shades and finishes to create a unique and eye-catching Halloween manicure.

    Spider Web Nails

    Spider webs are a classic Halloween design that never goes out of style. With a steady hand and a thin brush, you can create intricate webs that will make your nails look like they belong to a spooky spider.

    And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, add a tiny plastic spider for an extra creepy touch.

    Easy Halloween Ghost Nails

    Ghosts are another easy Halloween nails design that is perfect for the season. All you need is a white nail polish and a dotting tool.

    Simply create two dots for the eyes and a larger dot for the mouth, and voila! You have a ghostly face on your nails.

    Blood Drip Nails

    Create the illusion of blood dripping down your nails with this gory design. Perfect for a vampire-inspired Halloween look.

    As you wear these nails, you’ll feel the chilling presence of vampires lurking in the shadows. The crimson red color will remind you of the taste of blood and the thrill of the hunt.

    Jack-O’-Lantern Nails

    Embrace the Halloween icon with smiley pumpkins adorning your nails.

    They’re sure to make you grin from ear to ear. Imagine the joy you’ll feel every time you catch a glimpse of these cheerful little faces on your fingertips.

    It’s like having your own personal pumpkin patch wherever you go!

    Candy Corn Nails

    Bring the sweet treats to your fingertips with candy corn-inspired nails.

    These vibrant orange, yellow, and white designs will remind you of the delicious confectionery that is synonymous with Halloween.

    Just be careful not to mistake your nails for actual candy corn-they may look tempting enough to take a nibble!

    Ghostly French Tips

    Add a ghostly twist to the classic French manicure.

    By painting your tips with a translucent white polish and adding cute little ghost faces, you’ll achieve a boo-tiful and chic look.

    These nails are perfect for those who want to keep it classy while still embracing the Halloween spirit.

    Who says ghosts can’t be fashionable?

    Black Cat Nails

    Let your nails exude feline charm with cute cat silhouettes. These nails are a purr-fect choice for cat enthusiasts.

    To achieve these adorable black cat nails, follow these simple steps:

    • Apply black nail polish as the base on each nail.
    • Use a fine brush or a nail art pen to create the silhouette of a cat on each nail.
    • Add whiskers and a tiny pink nose for an extra dose of cuteness.

    These cat-inspired nails are not only easy to create, even if you have short Halloween nails, but they also make a fantastic addition to your Halloween or everyday look. Embrace your inner cat lady or celebrate your love for feline friends with this charming nail art design.

    Magical Unicorn Nails

    Magical Unicorn NailsInstagram@qwjlunaPIN

    For those who love all things magical, unicorn nails are a must-try. Paint your nails in pastel shades and add whimsical unicorn designs using bright and sparkly colors. These nails will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale, spreading magic wherever you go.

    Splatter Nails

    Elevate your Halloween style with a contemporary and artistic twist by creating a splattered nail design using a mix of orange and black polish.

    Follow these steps to achieve splattered nails.

    Step Description
    Base Coat Begin by applying a base coat of orange nail polish.
    Splatter Application Dip a toothbrush or a small sponge into black nail polish and splatter it onto your nails for a spooky, artsy effect.
    Unique Design The result will be a unique and eye-catching nail design perfect for Halloween. Try out different vase colors to create different effects.

    These splatter nails allow you to get delightfully messy and creative, resulting in a Halloween look that’s both unique and attention-grabbing. With a blend of orange and black, your nails will exude a modern and artsy vibe, making them the perfect accessory for any Halloween event or celebration.

    Witchy Gradient Nails

    Achieve a glamorous gradient effect using deep purples and blacks, and let your nails cast a spell.

    To create these enchanting witchy gradient nails, follow these four steps:

    1. Apply a base coat of deep purple nail polish.
    2. Use a makeup sponge to dab black polish onto the tips of your nails.
    3. Blend the black polish towards the base for a mesmerizing gradient effect.
    4. Finish with a top coat for a glossy and enduring finish.

    These witchy gradient nails are a spellbinding addition to your nail art repertoire. With a mystical aura reminiscent of witches, they’re perfect for adding a touch of magic to your look, whether it’s Halloween or any other fascinating occasion.

    Glow-in-the-Dark Nails

    Paint your nails with glow-in-the-dark polish for some extra spookiness when the lights go out.

    Imagine the thrill of seeing your nails light up in the dark, creating an eerie and mesmerizing effect. It’s like having a little piece of Halloween magic right at your fingertips.

    Bats and Moon Nails

    Keep it simple yet captivating with a black bat flying over a moonlit sky on your nails. This design captures the essence of Halloween night, with its mysterious and enchanting atmosphere.

    Every time you look at your nails, you’ll be transported to a world of moonlit adventures.

    Spooky Eyes Nails

    Let your nails be the eyes that follow you in the dark.

    These eerie eyes will give your nails a mysterious touch. Imagine the thrill of catching a glimpse of these haunting eyes staring back at you.

    It’s like having a secret guardian watching over you during the Halloween season.

    Neon Halloween Nails

    Combine neon shades with Halloween-inspired elements for a bold and electrifying look.

    Imagine bright green nails with neon purple bats and glittery orange cauldrons. This combination will make your nails pop and give you a truly bewitching appearance.

    Skeleton Nails

    Add a macabre touch to your manicure by crafting spooky skeleton hand nail art.

    Here’s how.

    Step Description
    Base Coat Begin by applying a base coat of black nail polish.
    Skeleton Design Use white nail polish to create an intricate skeleton hand design.
    Nail Transformation Let your nails be the canvas for this bone-chilling and eye-catching manicure.

    This spine-tingling manicure, featuring a detailed skeleton hand design, is a surefire way to make a statement and turn heads.

    With black and white contrasting hues, your nails will exude a captivating and eerie vibe, making them the perfect accessory for embracing the grotesque side of Halloween.

    Candy Explosion Nails

    Adorn your nails with bright candy shapes for a burst of color. Satisfy your sweet tooth without the calories! Think of candy corn-inspired nails with vibrant color stripes, including

    1. Orange
    2. Yellow
    3. White stripes

    You could also go for a candy wrapper design with colorful dots and stripes. These nails will make you the sweetest treat at any Halloween party.

    Glittery Galaxy Nails

    Create a mesmerizing galaxy on your nails with a mix of sparkly blues, purples, and pinks. Add some silver or gold star accents for an out-of-this-world look.

    Rainbow Spiderweb Nails

    Put a colorful twist on the classic spiderweb design by using a rainbow of colors instead of the usual black.

    This unexpected twist will make your nails stand out and catch everyone’s attention.

    Neon Pink Halloween Nails

    Who says pumpkins have to be orange?

    Paint your nails in neon shades like pink, green, and yellow, and add cute little pumpkin faces for a fun and playful Halloween look.

    Frankenstein Nails

    Paint your nails green and add black stitches for some spooky Frankenstein vibes.

    This classic Halloween character will surely make a statement and give your nails a unique twist. Perfect for those who want to channel their inner monster!

    Orange and Black Polka Dot Nails

    Keep it simple yet festive by adding polka dots in orange and black – the classic Halloween colors.

    This design is versatile and can be easily paired with any Halloween costume or outfit. It’s a timeless choice that never goes out of style.

    Mummy Nails

    Wrap your nails in white for a mummified look.

    Add some googly eyes for an extra cute touch. This adorable and quirky design is perfect for those who want to add a touch of humor to their Halloween ensemble. It’s a great way to show off your creativity and make people smile.

    Pumpkin Patch Nails

    Get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin patch nails.

    Paint your nails orange and add cute little pumpkins using a nail art brush or dotting tool.

    This design is perfect for those who want to showcase their love for all things pumpkin and create a playful and festive look.

    Zombie Nails

    Get ready to walk among the undead with zombie nails.

    Paint your nails a pale gray or green and add realistic-looking wounds and blood splatters using a thin brush or nail art pen.

    This design is perfect for those who want to create a truly gruesome and terrifying look.

    Disney Halloween Nails

    Everyone loves a good Disney movie, and Halloween is the perfect time to embrace your favorite characters.

    These Disney-inspired nail designs will make you feel like a princess even in the spookiest of seasons.

    Jack Skellington Nails

    Pay homage to the Pumpkin King with black and white nails featuring Jack Skellington’s iconic face.

    Maleficent Nails

    Show off your darker side with nails inspired by the wickedly fabulous Maleficent.

    Mickey Mouse Nails

    Get festive with Mickey nails in the classic Halloween colors – orange and black.

    Ursula Nails

    If villains are more your style, go for a wicked look with nails inspired by Ursula from “The Little Mermaid.” Paint your nails a deep purple and add her iconic shell necklace for a touch of villainous elegance.

    Halloween Gel Nails

    If you’re looking for long-lasting Halloween nail designs, gel nails are the way to go. With their durability and glossy finish, gel nails will keep your Halloween look fresh for weeks.

    Moody Marble Nails

    Moody Marble NailsInstagram@knmiller5PIN


    For a chic and edgy Halloween manicure, opt for moody marble nails.

    Mix dark colors like:

    1. Black
    2. Deep blue
    3. Purple

    Then use a toothpick or nail brush to create marble-like patterns on your nails. The result is a mesmerizing and unique design that will make your nails look like intricate pieces of art. These nails are perfect for the fashion-forward Halloween enthusiast.

    Graveyard Scenes

    Elevate your Halloween nail game by venturing into a realm of creativity with a spooky graveyard scene adorning your nails.

    Here’s how:

    Step Description
    Base Color Start with a dark, matte base color to represent the night sky.
    Tombstones and Elements Add tombstones, skeletons, bats, and other spooky elements as desired.
    Intricate Details Utilize nail art brushes to add intricate details such as moonlit trees and wispy fog.

    With this eerie graveyard scene, your nails will stand out and take your Halloween style to the next level. Combining the dark, matte background and meticulously crafted details creates a captivating and haunting effect.

    Halloween Coffin Nails

    Halloween Coffin NailsInstagram@ldbdPIN

    Coffin nails are all the rage this Halloween season. These pointed nails are the perfect shape for creating spooky and stylish designs. Black matte coffin nails with spider web accents are an absolute must-try (use acrylic nails for extended length.)

    Witch Hats

    This is a fantastic choice to incorporate into your Halloween nail styles. Picture nails adorned with miniature witch hats, complete with intricate details like:

    1. Buckles
    2. Belts
    3. Brims

    These designs not only showcase your love for all things witchy, but they also add a touch of whimsy to your Halloween look.

    Skull Nails

    Adorn your nails with intricately designed skulls, each one unique and hauntingly beautiful.

    These designs can range from minimalist skull outlines to highly detailed sugar skull patterns, allowing you to express your personal style while embracing the spooky spirit of Halloween.

    Sexy Halloween Nails

    Dark red nails with black lace or fishnet patterns are guaranteed to turn heads.

    For those who are die-hard horror movie fans, why not pay homage to your favorite villains with your nails? Whether it’s Freddy Krueger’s iconic striped sweater or the Joker’s sinister smile, these nail designs will showcase your love for the macabre and add a touch of cinematic flair to your Halloween look.


    • How Long Do Most Halloween Nail Styles Last?

      With proper care, Halloween nail styles can last up to two weeks. Make sure to apply a clear topcoat to protect the design and avoid using your nails as tools.

    • Can I Remove These Halloween Nail Styles Myself?

      Yes, you can remove them at home. Soak your nails in acetone for about 10-15 minutes, then gently push off the nail polish using a cuticle pusher. Remember to moisturize your nails afterward to keep them healthy and strong.

    • Can I Get These Halloween Nail Styles Done at a Salon?

      Of course! Many nail salons offer Halloween-themed nail art. Just make sure to book your appointment in advance to secure your spot and discuss your desired design with your nail technician.

    • Can I Do Halloween Nail Art at Home?

      Yup! There are plenty of tutorials available online to guide you through the process of creating Halloween nail art at home. All you need are some basic nail art tools and a little bit of patience.

    • What if I Don't Have Time for a Full Halloween Manicure?

      If you’re pressed for time, you can still add a touch of Halloween to your nails with a simple accent nail. Paint all of your nails a neutral color and choose one nail to feature a Halloween design, like a:

      1. Spider
      2. Pumpkin
      3. Skull

      It’s a quick and easy way to get in the spirit without a full manicure.

    The Witchy Hour

    Choosing the perfect Halloween nail art design is all about embracing your creativity and having fun.

    Consider factors like your personal style, nail length, and upcoming spooky shenanigans.

    Whether you go for a simple yet striking design or challenge yourself with an elaborate masterpiece, Halloween nail art is all about celebrating the magic and mystery of this ghoulish season.