Those with a passion for flare and exhibiting it with stylish long nails have another reason to let their imagination run wild. Also called “Ballerina nails,” their flat tops and long tapered shapes are back on the top trends list. The timing couldn’t be better because there are so many attractive designs from the lengthy decadent look to the shorter and, dare we say, “practical” appearance.

20 Trendy Coffin Nail Designs

Neon Nails

Neon coffin nails 

If you’re feeling alive and vibrant here is a look that screams or whispers depending on how you apply it. Neon nails add light and life to your look and can be accented with rhinestones, glitter and other patterns for an enhanced look.

Extra Long Coffin Nails

Extra Long Coffin Nails 

Yeah, you aren’t going to get much typing done, but these long nails aren’t meant for the office anyway. These are best when used at special occasions to get those Instagram likes.

French Tip Coffin Nails

French Tip Coffin Nails 

The French tip is beautiful and always has a classic feminine look. It is especially applicable to coffin nails. Be sure the white portion extends a little further down than normal to achieve a balanced tone.

Dramatic Gradient

Dramatic Gradient 

This is the perfect solution to an attractive contrasting color and dimension without it actually looking like you did anything at all. It’s very covert.

Laced Up

Laced Up 

Sexy and subtle is the best look for all kinds of extravagant and “practical” nails.

Rosy Nails

Rosy Nails 

Coffin nails are typically a strong and edgy look that can be a little overpowering if amplified with wild patterns and bright colors. You can try taking the shouting match down a few decibels by transforming your coffin nails into a lovely pink shade. This will underscore your powerful look with a calm feminine appeal. Take this to another level by using the same soft rosy pink on your lipstick as well.

Dripping in Gold

Dripping in Gold

Could you achieve a more opulent look than having one or two fingers drip with solid gold? Complete the look by painting the other nails creamy white or black.

Baby Blue Nails

Baby Blue Nails 

If your nails are already long and attractive, you may find that muting them with a pale shade of baby blue or another pastel perfects the rest of your look. This is a great way to show off your favorite collection of delicately stacked rings.

Sparkly Accent Nail

Sparkly Accent Nail 

If you are going to accent your nails, make it a deep salacious and exotic one. There are rhinestones, Swarovski’s, crystals and glitter polish of all colors to choose from.

Accents are a good option to achieve a stunning special look, without hitting the gaudy and overdone zone. A great way to accent nails is to make one nail on each hand a different color from all the rest. Take this idea to another level by adding tiger stripes, plaid or lace patterns. There’s a wide variety of printed options as well.

Gold Glitter Nails

Gold Glitter Nails 

Modernistic but still very classic and totally trending today. Take your holographic metallic nails to another level with a strong shape.

Matte Nails

Matte Nails 

It’s always fun to play around with the look of your nails and a good way to do this is with the final textures. Rather than the usual glossy top coat, consider a matte look that makes an even better background for that accent nail.

Lovely Lilac Nails

Lovely Lilac Nails 

The soothing tones of lilac purple are cool, inviting, and super feminine. Make this look extra luxurious with small fine jewelry.

Blue Moon Nails

Blue Moon Nails 

Create mystery or melancholy with this bitter-sweet combination of high-shine and the right tone of cobalt blue.

Short Coffin Nails

Short Coffin Nails 

You can also go for the shortened variety of coffin nails and still rock this stylish look. But you will need those tips to extend past the fingertips to properly achieve the coffin shape.

White Coffin Nails

White Coffin Nails 

White is one of the most classic colors to use on coffin nails. It can be done in a variety of ways to achieve the look you are hoping for. You can pair it with a high gloss finish to get that classic look or go for a more contemporary look with a matte coat.

Nude Coffin Nails

Nude Coffin Nails 

Subtle, bold and still amazingly stylish. More and more people are going for that nude look and it makes a great option for more formal functions.

Coffin Shaped Acrylic Nails

Coffin Shaped Acrylic Nails 

If you are having trouble growing your own nails out, then consider having them transformed into the perfect shape using an acrylic piece. This way you are sure to achieve whatever look you are going for at the perfect length.

3D Coffin Nails

3D Coffin Nails 

There are many options for 3D looks. Ask your nail tech which options and specialties they provide. You could go for a flower arrangement, special cut gemstones and a wealth of other options as well.

Transparent Coffin Nail Design

Transparent Coffin Nail Design 

When it comes to achieving the perfect nails in relation to the rest of your look, it is often best to choose a quieter look. Transparent is a perfect option to contrasting a variety of different colors and styles. Just place a strip of masking tape over a small portion of the nail when painting and pull it off just before applying the top coat. You can also make the entire look transparent as this is trendy and attractive as well.

White Tip Coffin Nails

White Tip Coffin Nails 

If you want a chic look, try combining the classic French-tip with an ombre style. These have also been called baby boomer nails and are an especially sophisticated look that looks great for many occasions.

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