Get The
Best Price
  • How To
  • How To Do Chrome Nails

How to Do Chrome Nails

By Carly Cochrane - 5 years ago | Updated
chrome nails

Chrome nails are killing the game right now and honestly, we can’t get enough of ‘em.

The high-shine look works on short nails, long nails and acrylics, and it can even be used as nail art, making it a trend that everyone can get involved with.

As we spend most of our lunch break ooh-ing and ahh-ing over thousands of breathtaking designs, we thought it was about time that we not only share our favourites, but also tell you how to achieve them.

1. Chrome French Manicure

Take the classic french manicure for a shiny spin with this design. This is the perfect introduction to the chrome trend as nails stay subtle and natural – the only difference is the super amounts of shine.


Mavala Nail Colour


2. Rose Gold Chrome Nails

Who doesn’t love a bit of rose gold? This flattering colour will have your fingertips dripping with luxury. Pair it with your favourite jewellery for a bedazzling mani.


ORLY Breathable Nail Polish


3. Mirrored Chrome Nails

Imagine having not one, but ten mirrors at hand, at any given time. Leave your compacts at home ladies and gents, as this reflective chrome colour gives your nails a mirrored effect that will most definitely help you out with those quick touch-ups.


Jessica Custom Nail Colour


4. Unicorn Chrome Nails

Calling all the unicorn and holographic obsessed, we might have just found your dream manicure. Coat acrylics or false nails with this pretty rainbow chrome colour for ultimate unicorn vibes.


essie Original Nail Polish


5. Dark Chrome Nails

Match your nails to your mood with dark and sophisticated chrome claws. We love these for the winter season, the days you want to stay lowkey or paired with an all-black outfit.


Jessica Effects The Touch


6. Pink Chrome Nails

It’s our ride or die nail colour so, of course, when Kylie Jenner posted this snap of her pink chromed out hand on Instagram we went wild. Clutching a fur bag, she showcases how chrome can complement all kinds of textures.


Nails Inc Beach Bottled Sun-Kissed Nails


7. White Chrome Nails

Flaunt a clean-cut look with a lick of white chrome nail polish. As this design doesn’t have a solid mirrored effect, it’s a great choice if you’re wanting something more subtle.


Mavala Star Top Coat


8. Short Chrome Nails

The chrome looks just as good on short tips as it does on long claws. Spruce up the previous white chrome look with a splash of gold for a mesmerising manicure.


Jessica Phenom Vivid Nail Colour

£5.80 £14.50 (60% off)

Nails Inc Beach Bottled Sun-Kissed Nails


9. Ombre Chrome Nails

If there’s one trend we love as much as the chrome, it’s ombre. Combine them and we’ve got our newfound favourite. We’re obsessing over this uber-girly iridescent finish.


Nails Inc Sparkle Like A Unicorn Duo Kit


10. Chrome Nail Art

Discreet dustings of chrome nail art is one way to stay on trend without being OTT. We love these gold chrome tips for a minimal manicure.


Nails Inc Beach Bottled Sun-Kissed Nails


Now that you've finessed the chrome nail trend...

Whether you're heading out to a party, frolicking at a festival or simply want to turn your manicure up a notch, with this inspo you'll be able to rock the chrome nail in no time. (Side note: prepare to be bombarded with endless compliments). Don't forget to check out our collection of discount nail supplies for the hottest deals on nail varnishes, tools and nail care.

Related Categories

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

Sign in or register

Sign in or register to save your wishlist permanently and view them on other devices.

  • View your wishlist across all your devices
  • Manage your price drop and stock alerts
  • Get access to exclusive promos
Select Site

Sign up for an extra 5% off!Treat yourself with an extra discount on your first purchase over £30.

Added to your bag