a selection of very adorable candy cane nail art to encourage you to try this unusual look on yourself. Instead of just going for the classic candy cane design, I’ve attempted to incorporate a wide variety of concepts; you can do a lot more with this than you may expect.
They’re enjoyable, simple to accomplish, and the ideal method to liven up your nails. Many of the nail patterns that I frequently witness people doing for Christmas are suitable for any time of year.
1 Perfectly Pink
Don’t get it twisted—pink polish is not solely for Valentine’s Day nail ideas. This rosy shade is the perfect backdrop for snowy whites and bold reds.
2 Wrapping Paper
This adorable winter greenery, candy cane art is so good, it looks like it should be printed on wrapping paper. The greens bring an earthy element to the vibe, toning down the boldness of the red for a balanced look.
3 Glammed Gold
Gold nail art is a staple no matter what holiday or season it is. The proof? Here, in this opulent peppermint swirl and snowflake combo.
4 Classic Candy Cane
Extend the classic candy cane French tip down one side of your nail to complete the curved stick (and stand out from the candy cane crowd). The addition of the pistachio mint base brings a fun twist to the French as well.
5 Candy Cane Reverse French
Think of the reverse French as the trendier sister of the OG. It’s a fun and easy, at-home way to switch up your look, especially when you theme it for the holidays.
6 Peppermint Swirls
Coquette Christmas is a major TikTok trend. And while most videos are directed towards decorating trees with sweet baby pink and mint, we can’t help but encourage the adornment of nails, too, as seen above.
7 Sweet Sparkles
Bejeweled nails are a huge trend right now. And naturally, the sparkly nature of crystals feels particularly on theme for Christmas. Adorn all of your nails with gems placed in a candy cane shape, or simply stick the sweet treat to a few accent nails.
8 Postcard Pretty
Like an illustrated stamp on a postcard addressed to Santa, these candy cane-outlined nails are a true masterpiece. Hand-painted mistletoe sprigs and pressed gold leaf add the finishing touches.
9 Beyond the Basics
Not a fan of bright hues? Pay hommage to the subtler burgundy and evergreen twists that candy canes come in.
10 Candy Cane Waves
For an extra-festive, holiday party-worthy manicure, gravitate toward fine glitter nail polishes that reflect lots of light. The white outline underneath the French tips and between the wavy candy cane lines adds an extra dose of definition, drawing attention to the starry details.