15 Easy Halloween Nail Art Ideas
Nail art is a great way to embrace the season and express your personal creativity. There are so many different ways to get styles and looks you love, especially when it comes to the next great holiday. And if you’re on the search for fun and exciting holiday nail art, there’s no holiday better than Halloween. You have so many unique and exciting designs, styles, and themes to pick from and you can begin trying them out even if you’re just getting started on your nail art journey.
When you’re ready to begin trying out Halloween nail styles and designs, Nailboo is here to help. We’re not just dedicated to providing the tools and resources you need to get a great manicure every time, like nail dip kits, tips, and more. We also want to share tips, tricks, and nail ideas for every occasion and style.
Easy Halloween Nail Ideas
When it comes to Halloween, you have lots of great styles and designs to pick from, even as a beginner nail artist. Here are just a few.
1. Glitter Nails
Glitter nails are a great way to take advantage of the best fall colors while still getting into the festive Halloween style. You can use an ombre or drip design with your glitter color, take advantage of the great Halloween shades, like purple and green, or add a little glitter to your favorite Halloween styles.
2. Witchy Nails
You can’t go wrong with witchy season designs and styles. Try out horoscope designs, celestial patterns, and constellations, or even illustrations from old texts. If you’re still new at nail design, decals and stamps are easy ways to get the looks you love on the small surface of the nail. A blue and purple background helps to give a little of that witchy look and you can always add glitter or a white splatter for a dynamic and spooky style.
Spiderwebs are one of the easiest and most effective Halloween designs you can try out on your nails. All you need is a steady hand. Pick a bold or spooky Halloween undertone and then draw straight lines and add waves between them to create a simple but exciting Halloween design.
You can even draw in a spider on one or more of the nails. Try drawing spiderwebs on each nail, at the corners of the nails, or even as an accent nail.
4. Color Palettes
You can’t go wrong with Halloween colors! For a simple and easy design that totally celebrates the season, try creating patterns with green, black, purple, and orange. More subtle Halloween colors can be shades of blues and purples like foggy nights, or you can embrace the seasonal shades with oranges, reds, and yellows.
5. Moon and Stars
We love a full moon—after all, that’s when the wolves come out. Draw out your favorite moon and star designs and add foggy clouds over them for a really spooky style. You can create a whole night sky or go for an accent nail that gives a subtle nod to the Halloween season.
There’s a reason the Frankenstein design is one of the most classic and iconic Halloween looks that you can achieve. Not only that, but it’s very easy to try out, even if you’re just getting started. One of the simplest ways to get a Frankenstein look is to paint your nails green and then apply short scratch lines to indicate the stitches that are often seen on the monster’s forehead and temples.
You can also take it a step further and draw in the eyes, the bolts, the sewn mouth, and more. No matter how you approach your Frankenstein design, it’s sure to be unique and fun.
7. Leaf Patterns
If you’re looking for a more subtle Halloween design, try embracing the fall season instead. Not only do you have lots of fun and bright colors to work with, but you can add glitter into your fall color scheme for a little more celebration and festivity. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with falling leaves. There’s nothing quite like the crunch under your shoes when trick-or-treating!
One fun way to get a unique and exciting Halloween design while still looking appropriate for the office is to go for the glow. Glow-in-the-dark nail polishes can add a little something extra to your zombie, monster, or black cat nail art, but the subtleness means you can wear your nails to formal and professional events without worry.
9. Blood Spatter
Blood spatter is super effective—and it’s also super easy. You can try it out with a white nail base, and then simply flick the tip of your brush across the dried white color. You can also add drops or splatters of blood to other nail art designs, for that extra spooky look.
10. Vampire Nails
And when it comes to bloody Halloween designs, you don’t want to skip out on the king of the night. If you want to try taking your Halloween look to the next level, add a little bit of shape to your manicure. File your middle nails down to a flat, straight line, and keep your pinky and index fingers sharp and pointed. Then dip the tips in your favorite bright red color or even apply your blood splatter to embrace vampire vibes all the way.
Jack-O-lanterns are a holiday favorite for a reason—they’re also an easy nail design to try out for Halloween. You can apply your favorite pumpkin faces to individual nails or draw a larger pumpkin face across your entire nail set. All you need is a little black and orange.
12. Ombre Nails
Ombre nails are always in style, but you can achieve some truly unique and creative Halloween looks with the ombre fade. One great way to get into the spooky season is to fade between black and red for a spooky and eerie Halloween color combination that’s all about the haunts. This is a great type of manicure for taking advantage of glitter shades and decals, as well.
13. Candy Corn
Candy corn may be a controversial sweet treat for the season, but what isn’t controversial is how cute and easy this nail design is to try out at home. It’s the perfect style for beginner nail artists during the Halloween season since all you need is a few simple colors and straight lines. You can apply the candy corn colors straight up and down or rotate your yellow, orange, and white across the entire nail set.
14. Bats and Cats
You can’t go wrong with bats and cats during the holiday season. They’re subtle but really unique and stylish, and you can adjust them up or down to complete a look you really love.
You can add bats and cats as hand-drawn illustrations or simply grab your favorite decals and stamps to get those smooth and clean lines every time. Add a whole set of bat and cat nails, or adorn your accent fingernails with something special.
15. Mummy Designs
If you’re just getting started on your Halloween nail style journey, then a mummy might be a great option for you. It doesn’t require much work to achieve cool and stylish mummy designs.
There are many different ways to get mummy-style nails, but you can start simple with crisscrossing stripes. Add in the yellow or green eyes on a black background to get a simple but totally unique nail design.
Get Spooky With It
Halloween is just around the corner, but you’re sure to return to these classic Halloween nail designs year after year. They’re not just spooky and fun to create, but they’re also easy to try out if you’re just getting started on your nail art journey. Try out designs like Frankenstein looks, glittery ombre designs, witchy nails, spiderwebs, and a whole lot more.
Nailboo is here to help you find the looks you love and the best nail resources to help you create haunted Halloween designs with ease. We carry a wide inventory of products and tools, and we’re sharing some of our favorite looks for the holiday season.
Check out our growing guides to holiday nail styles, seasonal themes, professional office looks, and a whole lot more. The only question now is, which of these unique and spooky Halloween nail designs will you try out for the holiday season first?
Sources:The Twisted Transatlantic Tale of American Jack-O-Lanterns | National Geographic