38 Striking Silver Nails for Every Season

Updated on February 29, 2024
Tatiana Cooper By Tatiana Cooper
Tatiana Cooper

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    38 Striking Silver Nails for Every Season

    If you’re like us, manicures are an important part of your life. Having one that shines as bright as you is very important. So, we want to introduce you to silver nails. They are bright, opulent, dramatic, and very high shine. Plus, they look great with any color colors! It’s a true fact.

    Modern Silver Nail Designs

    Nothing says you are hip and trendy like a modern manicure, and what could be more modern than placing a twist on the classics – aka silver French tip nails? If you want to add some uniqueness to your modern silver nail designs, you could add some gemstones to complement the silver.

    If modern is what you’re after, there are designs you could tackle, such as:

    1. Sleek metallic finishes
    2. Geometric patterns
    3. Chrome effects
    4. Holographic accents
    5. Foil detailing
    6. Ombre gradients

    Blue And Silver Nails

    As you’ll come to notice throughout this article, silver works with pretty much any color. However, these blue and silver nails stick out to us the most. You can never go wrong with a royal blue shade and even more so a royal blue shade with diamonds and silver.

    Black And Silver Nail Designs

    Ah, black and silver, the perfect match. These black and silver nail designs are edgy, and mysterious but also fun and bold. There is so much opportunity for different designs you can play around with like geometric shapes or even just simple silver glitter accent nails.

    Pink And Silver Nails

    If your go-to is a classy shade of pink, but this time around you’re feeling like switching things around, this is the perfect chance. Pairing pink and silver together will open doors to a handful of different and unique nail designs that will make you proud of your manicure choices after you leave the salon.

    Zohna Tip

    After painting your nails, dip them in ice-cold water for a few minutes to help the polish dry faster and prevent smudging.

    White And Silver Nail Designs

    If a clean and simple manicure is something you envision every nail appointment, then these white and silver nail designs will be ideal for you. The silver incorporated into the white makes a beautiful pairing that’s both generous, and eye-catching, but also not so in your face. If you wanted to go all out you could try and do some white and silver marbling.

    Silver Tip Nails

    There’s something undeniably superior about silver tip nails. This design involves painting the tips of your nails in a stunning silver shade, but it also means so much more. Tip nails also refer to adding tip extensions to your nails. Tips are a great way to boost those claws of yours, giving them a little added length and any desired nail shape. If length is what you are after, you can get it in multiple ways without waiting for your nails to grow out. Slide down to the chart below to learn more about your options.

    Options For Adding Length For Long Silver Nails Info
    Nail Extensions Nail extensions are artificial tips applied to the natural nail to add length. These can be made from acrylic, gel, or fiberglass.
    Acrylic Nails Acrylic Nails are created by applying a liquid and powder acrylic mixture over nail tips or forms to extend the length of the nails. They are durable and can be shaped as desired.
    Gel Nails Gel nail extensions involve applying layers of gel over nail tips or forms to create length. They are cured under UV or LED light and provide a natural-looking finish.
    Press-On Nails Press-on nails are pre-made artificial nails that can be glued onto the natural nail to add length and style. They are convenient and come in various shapes, sizes, and designs – including silver nails!
    Nail Wraps Nail wraps are thin adhesive stickers that can be applied to the natural nail to add length and create a decorative look. They are easy to apply and remove.
    Nail Growth Treatments Using nail growth treatments containing ingredients like biotin, keratin, and vitamins can promote nail growth over time, allowing you to achieve longer nails naturally.
    Healthy Nail Care Maintaining a healthy nail care routine, including keeping nails clean, moisturized, and properly trimmed, can prevent breakage and promote natural nail growth.

    Navy And Silver Nails

    Navy And Silver NailsInstagram@selfnailsPIN

    Navy is an underrated color, and we’re here to protest that it be admired to it’s fullest potential! We mean, just look at how opulent and amazing these navy and silver nails look. Can you spot what makes them so special (besides the navy)? The silver aspect is silver foil! How cool is that? It’s true, you can incorporate silver into your nails in more ways than just silver polish.

    Ways To Incorporate Silver Into Manicures How To Incorporate
    Silver Foil Cut silver foil into small shapes or strips and apply them onto the nails using nail adhesive or a clear top coat for a metallic accent.
    Silver Nail Charms Attach silver nail charms or embellishments, such as studs, beads, or chains, onto the nails using nail glue for a 3D effect.
    Silver Nail Wraps Use silver nail wraps or stickers to cover the entire nail or create geometric patterns, ombre effects, or intricate designs.
    Silver Leaf Apply thin sheets of silver leaf onto the nails by pressing them onto a tacky base coat or clear nail polish, then sealing them with a top coat.
    Silver Glitter Apply silver glitter onto the nails using clear nail polish or nail glue for a sparkly accent or create gradient effects by concentrating the glitter at the tips or base of the nails.
    Silver Rhinestones Embellish the nails with silver rhinestones in various sizes and shapes, arranging them into patterns or clusters and securing them with nail glue or a sturdy top coat.
    Silver Powder Use silver nail powder to create chrome or metallic effects by rubbing it onto a tacky nail surface or mixing it with clear acrylic or gel for a custom finish.

    Silver Glitter Nails

    Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? If you want your nails to shine as bright as your personality, these silver glitter nails are going to be your new best friend. Forget about adding silver with another color, and just go for the straight silver glitter look. There’s honestly nothing better than shining bright – and in more ways than one.

    Red And Silver Nail Designs

    Okay, we’re totally transporting you back to the early 2010s for these red and silver nail designs. Do you remember the uber-trendy crackle nails? They were the hottest thing in nail art circa 2012. If you don’t recall or you weren’t around, we’re here to jog your memory with these red and silver claws. The silver crackle that split open to reveal a warm red shade beneath is iconic, and it’s back and better than ever, baby, thanks to a revival on TikTok.

    Silver Chrome Nails

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    Silver chrome nails have been waiting for you if you’re after a high-shine and futuristic look. Achieve a mirror-like finish with chrome powder for an undeniably attention-grabbing manicure.

    It might seem complicated, but there are only a few steps to chrome-ifying any manicure, such as:

    1. Start with a clear base coat and let it dry completely to create a smooth surface for the chrome powder.
    2. Apply a thin layer of gel polish in your desired color and cure it under a UV or LED lamp according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    3. Apply a no-wipe gel top coat over the cured gel polish and cure it under the lamp.
    4. Using an eyeshadow applicator or silicone brush, gently rub the chrome powder onto the nail until you achieve the desired effect.
    5. Seal the chrome powder by applying another layer of no-wipe gel top coat and cure it under the lamp.

    Green And Silver Nails

    Green and silver nails?! We know, sounds funny, right? But, in all honesty, these nails are actually kind of iconic. We love the dark forest green with the dusting of silver holographic powder overtop. It creates this futuristic yet still decently simple manicure.

    Metallic Silver Nails

    If you’re going for a silver manicure, you might as well go metallic. These metallic silver nails are iconic and give “I came from the future.” If you’re into sci-fi kind of things or if you just like extra silvery looks, then these metallic silver nails will be the perfect action for your claws.

    Gold And Silver Nail Design

    The moment you’ve all been waiting for, gold and silver coming together to create a magical manicure. These gold and silver nail designs are iconic with the different 3D designs that really help to make this manicure a one of a kind. Silver and gold nails will leave you feeling opulent on their own, so we can’t imagine what they’ll make you feel like together!

    Hot Pink And Silver Nails

    Bright, brilliant, and bold – that’s what you’ll say when you see these hot pink and silver nails. The pink and silver complement one another beautifully, and they remind us of a set of Barbie nails. This color combination makes for a fun and energetic manicure, that’s for sure.

    Silver Press On Nails

    Silver Press On NailsInstagram@eilanailsPIN

    If you’re not blessed with long and strong natural nails, don’t worry – silver press-on nails have got you covered. These ready-to-wear nails come in various silver shades and designs, making achieving a flawless and professional-looking manicure in minutes easy. Say goodbye to waiting for your nails to grow and hello to instant silver glam.

    You have a few different options for attaching press-on nails to your natural nails, such as:

    • Adhesive Tabs
    • Nail Glue
    • Nail Adhesive Gel
    • Dual-Adhesive Method

    Burgundy And Silver Nails

    You can never go wrong with burgundy nails, and you can never go wrong with silver nails. Do you know what this means? Exactly, you can never go wrong with burgundy and silver nails. Good critical thinking! These nails are a fabulous way to elevate either a silver or burgundy manicure. Toss on some silver gems or some silver polish, and you’ll be golden, or should we say silver? These would also be the ideal color combo for Christmas nails or holiday nails, just saying!

    Gray And Silver Nails

    Gray and silver nails are a fantastic choice for a minimalist nail design. This color combination is understated yet kinda perfect, making it ideal for those who prefer a more subtle look. Picture a glossy gray base featuring delicate silver swirls or matte grey nails adorned with a silver accent.

    Silver Sparkly Nails

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    Silver sparkly nails are a dream come true for those who love all things sparkly. These nails maximize the bling factor through silver glitter, sequins, or rhinestones. Try going for a full-on glitter bomb or an accent nail adorned with crystals – the choice is yours. Silver sparkly nails are perfect for those who want to shine bright like a diamond.

    Maroon And Silver Nails

    For a sophisticated and grown-up manicure, maroon and silver nails are here to guide the way. The deep and richness of the maroon toned up with the silver create a very satisfying-looking manicure. Add some 3D designs to really make this a special manicure to remember.

    Emerald And Silver Nails

    Emerald and silver nails are a show-stopping choice if you want to make an impact. The rich green hue of emerald nails pairs beautifully with silver accents. We support you no matter how you incorporate silver into your emerald nails, but we love the intricate line detailing.

    Zohna Tip

    If you have a torn or broken nail, cut a small piece of a tea bag, apply a layer of clear nail glue or base coat to the nail, place the tea bag piece over the tear, and seal with another layer of glue or base coat. Once dry, buff and shape as usual.

    Purple And Silver Nail Designs

    Picture this: a deep, royal purple base paired with delicate silver patterns. It’s like having a galaxy at your fingertips. As you move your hands, the silver patterns catch the light, creating a dazzling effect that will surely have some admirers.

    Silver Gel Nails

    Gel and silver go hand in hand. If you want your silver nails to last for what feels like a life time, these gel nails are just what you need. Gel nail polishes offer a sleek and glossy finish that lasts for weeks. Plus, they come in a wide range of silver shades, from metallic to holographic. So bid farewell to constant touch-ups and embrace the fabulousness of silver gel nails!

    Teal And Silver Nails

    Teal and silver make a striking duo, no matter how you swing it. Let your creativity flow and experiment with different nail art techniques to create a unique teal and silver masterpiece. Or just go for a simple teal and silver glitter moment. Sometimes, the simplest route is the right one, so just feel it out and do what makes sense at the moment.

    Silver Almond Nails

    Almond-shaped nails are all the rage, and when paired with silver polish, they become even more irresistible. The elongated shape of almond nails beautifully complements the metallic shine, creating a visually stunning effect.

    Silver Chrome French Nails

    Silver, chrome, and French tip, this is one jam-packed manicure, but it’s so worth it. We love how high shine and reflective this manicure is. Plus, sometimes colors like this on a full set of claws can be too much; that’s why we like segregating it to one area, the tip, to help minimize the overpowering ability it can have.

    Zohna Tip

    If you don't have proper cuticle oil or hand lotion, massage nails and cuticles with warm olive oil to hydrate and nourish them. This helps prevent dryness and brittleness and promotes healthy nail growth.

    Silver Dip Nails

    Dip powder nails are a brilliant type of manicure that instantly helps to create a thicker-looking nail only with powder! The dip powder application process grants you long-lasting, durable nails with a flawless silver finish. You do multiple layers of the powder, and that’s how you can create these interesting due shade manicures, like this nude and silver one here.

    Silver Wedding Nails

    When it comes to your special day, silver wedding nails can add just the right amount of glamour to your bridal look. We suggest long square claws with simple silver glitter. Sometimes less is more, especially on the big day. We don’t need your nails outshining your dress; that would be criminal!

    Silver French Nails

    If you love the elegance of a French manicure, why not try it in silver? Silver French nails combine classy with a touch of shimmer, giving your fingertips a contemporary twist. We suggest doing a few French nails and then accenting silver nails to get across your love for silver nails.

    Short Silver Nails

    Short and silver both start with an S, so do you know what that means? They obviously look good together! We’re just kidding, well, kind of. They both start with an S and they do both look great together, so I guess we’re kind of not kidding? Anyways, these short silver nails are iconic, and the silver really helps your short claws stand out when they might not otherwise.

    Orange And Silver Nails

    Orange and silver may seem unconventional, but they create a mesmerizing contrast that can’t be ignored. We love how this person incorporated the orange and the silver with the swirl designs. With a good nail art brush and silver and gold polish, you will create the perfect swirls in no time.

    Silver Nails With Rhinestones

    If you love a little extra sparkle, silver nails with rhinestones are the perfect choice for you. You could add maybe just one or two or fill a whole nail with just rhinestones. The choice is yours, so get making it!

    Yellow And Silver Nails

    Yellow and silver nails are like a burst of sunshine on your fingertips. Our favorite way to incorporate the two shades is to add some silver rhinestones to yellow nails. You could add silver polish, but we think this option looks too good to pass up, don’t you think?

    Silver Matte Nails

    Silver Matte NailsInstagram@ojeojeliPIN

    Matte nails have a chic allure to them that we just can’t seem to push off, and when done in silver, they are truly hypnotizing. The non-shiny finish adds a touch of intrigue to your nails, making them look effortlessly cool. You can leave them as is, which is certainly enough, or you could play around with all the different nail design types.

    Turquoise And Silver Nails

    If you have a turquoise manicure, we have the perfect way to elevate it slightly – silver! This combination is reminiscent of an ocean escape; all we want to do is go somewhere tropical now. Get ready to make waves with turquoise and silver nails!

    Sparkly Silver Nails

    If you love all things sparkly, then sparkly silver nails are a dream come true. To make the sparkly silver stand out the most, try putting it cover clear acrylics. This way, there’s no color trying to steal the show cause we can’t have that now, can we?

    Cute Silver Nails

    Silver nails can be cute, too! What do we suggest? Well, thank you for asking; that’s so sweet of you. We suggest adding silver hand-painted designs to a neutral base. This is the ideal way to cute-ify your nails. Try stars, swirls, hearts, or any other shapes that come to mind.

    Long Silver Nails

    All we have to say is please don’t poke an eye out with these ones, a lawsuit would not be fun. Just kidding, but please be careful if you go for these long silver nails. The elongated shape allows you to showcase the metallic shine to its fullest potential.

    Brown And Silver Nails

    Brown and silver may seem like an unexpected combination, but they create a warm and earthy manicure that is unconventionally perfect. To make it seem less earthy, if that’s not your vibe, try incorporating some designs or even some gemstones or nail stickers. Have fun with it, cause why not?


    • How Can I Make My Silver Nails Last Longer?

      To make your silver nails last longer, apply a base coat to create an even surface. Then, apply thin layers of silver polish, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next. Finish with a top coat to seal and protect your manicure. Remember to moisturize your cuticles regularly to keep them healthy and prevent chipping.

    • Can I Wear Silver Nails In The Workplace?

      Silver nails can be a stylish and professional choice for the workplace. Opt for more subtle silver shades, such as metallic silver or silver, with a hint of shimmer. If you work in a more conservative environment, you can incorporate silver accents or a silver French manicure for a touch of elegance.

    • How Do I Make My Silver Nails Stand Out?

      You can experiment with nail art techniques such as gradients, ombre effects, or intricate designs to make your silver nails stand out. Additionally, you can add rhinestones, glitter, or metallic accents for extra sparkle and flair. Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

    Shimmer With Silver

    Now that you’re armed with all the tips and inspiration, it’s time to get going on the silver nails trend and let your fingertips shine like never before. We are almost certain it will look good if you don’t see silver and your favorite color combination. So just swap out the color of any of the styles you saw with your favorite color, and bam – your dream manicure!