13 Dark, Moody Nail Polish Colors for Winter

This rich ruby red is stunning on its own, but for a little extra flair, it makes a great base for a flaky or shimmery topper. The wide, fan-shaped brush from Olive & June makes it easier to achieve a clean cuticle line.

Olive & June Obsessed 

Meet Me On Regents Street, a perfect plum shade for the holidays and beyond, is part of Nails.INC's 45 Second Speedy Gloss line. The large, white overcap serves a dual purpose: it pops off and serves as a finger rest to keep the brush steady while painting.

Nails.INC Meet Me On Regents Street

This shimmery, dark olive-green color is an all-in-one formula that does not require a base or topcoat. It's from Orly's Breathable collection, which is cruelty-free and vegan, as well as infused with argan oil, provitamin B5, and vitamin C.

Orly Faux Fir

No nail polish collection is complete without a classic navy blue, and this one has a 73% plant-based formula and recyclable packaging to boot. It's from Nails.INC's Plant Power collection, which is 21-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and halal-compliant.

Nails.INC Spiritual Gangster

This gorgeous sapphire blue has a metallic finish that will remind you of a gleaming Christmas ornament. It's ideal for holiday gatherings, cookie exchanges, and re-watching "Home Alone" for the millionth time.

Loud Lacquer Ya Filthy Animal

The base of this magical magnetic polish is an indigo-blue jelly, and the pigment shifts between magenta pink, amber gold, and pear green. Don't be surprised if you find yourself staring at your nails as the color changes depending on the angle and lighting.

Cirque Colors Dream Within A Dream

Zoya Olivera is a "spellbinding color-flip metallic" shade with an indigo base and a green and purple shift. It's dark and mysterious, and it gives you all the winter feels.

Zoya Olivera

This dark-purple hue first appeared in 2021 as part of Olive & June's winter lodge-inspired collection. It's ideal for après-ski, decking the halls, and counting down the minutes until midnight.

Olive & June Velvet Pouf

This deep-purple shimmer is another Breathable shade that doesn't require a base or topcoat, allowing you to get on with your holiday festivities without having to wait for your nails to dry.

Orly I'll Misty You

This gemstone-inspired color has a deep brown-black jelly base with holographic flakes that sparkle in the sun. The effect is meant to resemble the "fire and scintillation of precious jewels," and it's essentially holiday cheer in a bottle.

Cirque Colors Smoky Quartz

Everyone enjoys accent nails, but what about accent manicures? Blue and silver hex glitters suspended in a black jelly base make up this sparkling black glitter nail polish.

OPI’m a Gem

This charcoal glitter shade has Christmas connotations, but it also has a starry night sky vibe to it. Whatever way you look at it, it's a stunning color to wear in the winter and beyond.

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Carols & Caviar is a blackened gray polish with blue undertones from Essie's Wrapped in Luxury Winter 2022 collection. It's effortlessly chic and would look great with a sparkly holiday outfit.

Essie Carols & Caviar

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