Chocolate brown nails are definitely having a moment. This manicure trend is all over my Instagram feed, with the hashtag #chocolatebrownnails gaining almost 300,000 views on TikTok alone. But as chic as this colour is, I can’t help but think that it’s not very festive. However, it seems that there’s a new brown nail trend taking over, and it’s perfect for this time of year. I’m talking about brown chrome nails. I’m sure you’ve all seen chrome nails before, but for the colder months, have you considered opting for a deep, chocolatey brown hue with a pearlescent, chrome finish? In my opinion, it’s the perfect way to bring a little bit of sophistication to your Christmas mani.
The hashtag #brownchromenails already has over six million views on TikTok, giving the chocolate brown nail trend a serious run for its money. There’s something about the super-shiny, iridescent effect that makes this mani so stunning, and it’s such an elevated way to incorporate a little bit of glitz and glamour into your nails. Don’t believe me? I’ve spent hours finding some of the best brown chrome manicures on Instagram, so keep scrolling for all the inspiration you need. I’ve also rounded up some of my favourite nail polishes so that you can re-create the look at home. Don’t say I don’t treat you…
This manicure looks so expensive.
Gold jewellery pairs so well with the deep brown shade.
Hailey Bieber is rocking a full brown chrome look here, nails included.
In my opinion, this is the perfect Christmas Day manicure.
Just so chic.
The brown chrome nail trend works so well with both long and short nail shapes.
Even Lily James is a fan.
Look at that shine!
A couple of coats of this nail polish will have everyone thinking you spent hours at the salon.
A gorgeous rich, molten shimmer.
I love the glittery effect that this nail polish has.
For those of you who like something a little bit darker, opt for this Dior shade.
Price shown is members’ price. Beauty Pie has created a beautiful coppery brown polish.
This will make your nails so shiny.
If you like doing gel nails at home, Mylee has you covered.
Another amazing dark brown option.
I love the brown and gold mix here.