13 Coffin Nails Designs to Inspire Your Next Mani


Spaced Out

Space-like chrome, texture, and hints of transparency send this coffin design out of this world.



Follow in the famed steps of celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik and mimic the “BowLicious Mani” he perfected for Camila Cabello. The coquette-esque mani includes soft pinks, a translucent chrome finish for dimension, and bows and pearls for a sweet and playful touch.


Chrome Hearts

Channel this “hot” motif with silver chrome tips and flame-adorned hearts.

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Mix and Match

A non-uniform design mani can look put together when using the same color scheme. Celebrate each nail as its own design element by taking inspo from these hypnotic nails that include metallics, pinks, and a whole lot of 3-D texture.


A Peek-A-Boo Design

Inspired by New York-based celebrity manicurist Julie K, take advantage of the coffin nail length by including a peek-a-boo design on the underside of the nail.


Festive Tips

Lean into the spooky side of coffin nails with spiders and witchy design elements. Appropriate year-round, not just Halloween!

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Having Butterflies

Take flight with this impossibly charming design that celebrates the beauty and intricacy of Mother Nature—and butterflies!


Quick Fix

In a pinch and need to elevate your coffin-shaped nails? DIY designs with nail art stickers, like these delightful options from Deco Beauty.


Minimalist Hearts

Wear your heart on your nails with silhouette hearts for a bold, yet minimalist look.

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The Perfect Nude

Let the coffin shape of your nails do all the talking with a perfect nude nail. Add just a hint of artistry with a drizzle of white polish on a few nails for a unique accent.


Gold Accents

Gold nail stickers, pearlescent finishes, and pistachio green-tipped accents take these coffin nails into a dreamy place.


Romantic Florals

Calling all brides: this wedding-day approved design is the perfect way to make your coffin nails special. Romance is alive with floral touches and an ombre ballet pink hue.

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Green Varietals

Nothing says spring like fresh green hues that call on the warmer weather. The 3-D elements give this colorful mani an edgy vibe.


Kristin Limoges is a freelance editor, covering all things beauty, wellness, and travel. She was previously the wellness editor at Domino Magazine. Kristin can usually be found face, hair, and body masking simultaneously, while thinking-up clever DIYs for her small-space Chinatown apartment. 

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