15 Elegant and Trendy Grey Nails to Try in 2023

Find inspiration for that next nail polish from neutral colors. Nude shades are usually the first thought that pops up when you’re searching for a universal design. Why not go this season with grey nails?¬†Of course, it’s a fantastic base color that works well with an array of hues, yet is distinctive and captivating enough to hold its own.

From simple matte to glittery and glossy grey nail designs, of course, gray shades are different and versatile. So, there are many designs and styles to entice and inspire you prior to your next visit to the salon. Just Keep Scrolling!

1. Floral Matte Grey Nails Design

Grey nails have been popular for several seasons, but this spring you can expect something a little lighter. Spring 2022 will bring a soft gray polish, almost white. So, this cool design consists of a matte light grey color shade with black speckles, besides white flowers on accents to create a chic design. Indeed, there’s a gray nail design for every taste and style but definitely, matte grey nails will turn all heads.

Medium Length Floral Matte Grey Nails 2022 Design with Black Speckles
Credit: Instagram@taryns.nails

2. Sparkling Light Grey Nails with Butterflies

For a cool spring look, try a butterfly nail art in glossy grey background. Additionally, you can use accent glitter for more attraction. Grey is a great neutral color that will go well with many outfits. If you’re a fan of sparkling nails, consider using rhinestones as you see in this awesome grey nail design below.

Sparkling Coffin Light Grey Nails with Butterflies, Rhinestones, and Glitter Accent
Credit: Instagram@noirenailbarestero

3. Yellow and Grey Ombre Nails Design

Indeed, there are lots of different options available, such as ombre nail art. So, this yellow and grey ombre nail design is sure to turn heads and get a lot of compliments! Besides, you can try this out for yourself and see if it is right for you.

Long Yellow and Grey Ombre Nails Design
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4. Long Grey and White Nails

If you want to try something new, this grey nail design is for you. It can be both a vibrant and subtle shade, and its color is much more sophisticated than a simple black or white. If you have been a fan of the bold, vibrant hues that are trending these days, you might be interested to know that there are plenty more options to try in the Grey color family.

Long Grey and White Nails with Leaf Nail Art and Foil Transfer
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5. Elegant Black and Grey Nails

Every fall, hot rodders, trendsetters, and fashionistas flock to the county fair to glimpse the latest hot new trend sweeping the country. One of the highest well-liked of the year is the shade “Earl Grey.” The color is outstanding. Besides, many people describe it as the “Sexy” color of the season. The nail color has graced the fingernail and toenails of beauty vloggers and other members of the fashion elite and is a favorite of celebrities.

Long Elegant Black and Grey Nails with Leaf Nail Art and Gold Foil Transfer Patches
Credit: Instagram@a_angelika31

6. Smokey Grey Nails with White Flowers

Having a nail design that is not only beautiful but also trendy is one of the most popular trends of the year. While gray nails have been a popular trend for a few seasons, the color in Spring 2022 will be lighter. Indeed, adding flowers and French tip accents to your nail art design will turn it into a masterpiece.

Long Almond Shaped Smokey Grey Nails with White Flowers and V French Tip Accents
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7. Shimmer Coffin Grey Nails

A great neutral color that goes with just about everything is grey. This cool base color can go with everything from pinks to blues, and it is versatile enough to stand on its own. And of course, your choice of such elegant grey nail design below will make you the most elegant wherever you go.

Shimmer French Coffin Grey Nails Design with Rhinestones and Marble Accent
Credit: Instagram@johnhnguyen94

8. Grey Nails with Glitter Design

Another gray nail design that will make you stand out this year is grey with silver glitter. Indeed, this combination looks festive and feminine, and the glitter touch turns them into a masterpiece. This look will look great during the warmer months, too!

Long Grey Nails with Glitter Silver Design
Credit: Instagram@beauty_by_bettina

9. Grey with Fashionable Zebra Print Design

A gray nail is practical, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Grey is one of the hottest nail color trends for next season, and designers are loving it. It works well with many outfits and goes well with multiple occasions. You can also experiment with ‘animal prints’ nails, which combine different nail colors such as pink to create a chic design. This trend is a perfect choice for those who don’t want to grow up!


Square Grey with Fashionable Zebra Print Design over Two Pink Accents
Credit: Instagram@domprzezduze_d

10. Simple Spring Light Grey Nail Design

If you are a gray lover and would like to try something simple then this design is for you. Besides, the accent leaf nail adds a touch of elegance and simplicity. This cute and simple design will suit almost any occasion.

Simple Spring Light Grey Nail Design with Accent Leaf Art Nail
Credit: Instagram@nailsbypaulin

11. Chic Light Grey Nails Design

You can also try square-shaped nails. These are nails that are filed square-shaped. Though they are not very difficult to create, they are quite distinctive and are perfect for formal events. Indeed, these pink and grey nails with marble effects using transfer foil are great and worth trying.

Chic Light Grey Nails Design with Marble Nail Art Uses Transfer Foil
Credit: Instagram@amanda.sudolll

12. Valentine’s Day Grey Nails

Have you ever tried the gray color for Valentine’s nails? If you haven’t tried it before then this design below will convince you. Additionally, this design you can try at home with the aid of a nail stamper for the accents.

Long Valentine's Day Grey Nails with Rhinestones and A Heart Shape on Accent Nail
Credit: Instagram@nailssbykate

13. Matte Grey with White Marble Accents

Another trend for grey nails is pairing them with marble accents. This design is particularly striking in matte finishes. Moreover, you can combine different shades of grey in any shape you want! Whether you’re wearing your nail art at work, going out with your friends, or on a date, this matte grey nail design will make you look stylish and classy.

Square-Shaped Matte Grey Nails with Two White Marble Accents
Credit: Instagram@berillnails

14. White, Pink, and Grey Nails Design

Mixing grey nails with pink and white nail colors is another cool option to wear a chic nail design. There are many ways to incorporate this look, and you’ll be glad you did!

White, Pink, and Grey Nails Design with Black Speckles on Two Accents
Credit: Instagram@diamondshine.beauty

15. Sparkling Dark Grey Nails Design

The dark grey manicure always looks great. So, trying dark grey nails with glitter accents will give you a fantastic result like this cute nail art design below. Indeed, grey nails aren’t just for winter. Just pick a grey nail design to wear this season and make your nails pop!

Long Square Dark Grey Nails with Two Glitter Accents
Credit: Instagram@agata_hojka

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