Are you fed up with round and square-shaped nail design and searching for something different? If yes, then consider going for short coffin nails that look both trendy and elegant! Short coffin nails accentuate your overall appearance and complement your style. The coffin nails, also called ballerina’s nails, are long compared to other regular shapes and boast narrow squared-off ends. The coffin shape also helps the problem of brittle or split nails, as you can file the nails on the sides, where breaks happen the most.

Trust us when we say that the short coffin nails are going to stay in trend for a longer time! If you aren’t sure about which design to choose, you can combine different elements with seeing which works best for you. Additionally, you can also pick a design mentioned below!

1. Uber Stylish Nude Short Coffin Nails

Nude color with a tint of glitter and sparkle over it is a heavenly combination. You can wear this sophisticated yet fantastic nail design for regular office days or even on special occasions. Besides, nude color nail design makes nails look longer which is perfect for short nails!

nude color short nails
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2. Silver Glitter over Purple Nail Polish

To transform your nails, use shiny silver glitter on one or two nails and leave purplish wine color on the rest. See how the colors compliment each other and seem stunning on your hands.

Wine Color Nail Art with Glitters
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3. Marble Short Nail Design

Be creative and try this trendy short nail design that gives your nails a texture of marble. Paint your nails pink. Then coat the dark grey color over a nail stamp with a little glitter in small measures, and stamp it on your nails. It’s done!

Grey Nude Marble Nail Art
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4. Vibrant Platin Coffin Nail Design

Choose white platin nail color and add your twist to it. Short coffin nails featuring a mix of platin white base and colorful glitter helps you get the desired design. Try using other base colors you love.

White Platin Coffin Nails
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5. Delicate Floral Art on Short Acrylic Coffin Nails

Floral patterns on nails seem both fancy and classy. Pair the floral art design with dark or light color to match it with your outfit. To begin with, you can try a glossy dark blue color.

Flower Design on Acrylic Nails with Dark Blue Nail Polish
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6. French Ombre Short Coffin Nails

White goes for all only if you know how to combine it with other base colors. White color featuring ombre french tips rock the overall attire. Further, this short nail design seems perfectly balanced.

White Ombre French Manicure on Coffin Shaped Nails
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7. Spectacular Fall Coffin Nails

If you have already tried your hands on classic nudes or other standard shades, then try something spectacular like olive green for short coffin nails fall season. It is the most elegant color and works great for every occasion as a short nail design.

Fall Season Nail-Art with pumpkin design and olive green nail polish
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8. Decent Short Acrylic Coffin Nail Design

The short acrylic coffin nails allow you to play with different light nail color shades with a tint of colorful glitter over them. Here is one such shimmery, simple, and reflective combo that you can try.

Glittery Pink Short Acrylic Coffin Nails
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9. Shimmering Purple Short Coffin Nails Designs

Are you on a quest for gorgeous and dreamy short coffin nail design? If yes, then go for a purple base with some sparkles on the nail end. You can play around with other purple shades as well.

glittering purple short coffin nails
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10. Skittle Short Coffin Nails

Skittle nails mean having different color on each finger. Try putting on striking colors on different nails and see how it goes hand in hand with each other. Create your own jazzy style short nail design by using the colors you love the most.

Skittle Short Coffin Nails
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11. Vibrant Colors of Yellow, Green, and Pink Short Coffin Nails

Different shades of different colors on one nail? Hell yes! This design adds a colorful pop to your manicure and gives it a vibrant look. Follow a different design on each nail to make it appear unique.

Vibrant Colored Short Nail Design
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12. Studs Coffin Nail Design

Begin coating nails with matte color and adorn the rest with star or round-shaped studs for a plush look. For studs, choose a light base color to add a pinch of oomph to your overall attire! Studs on short coffin nails will look amazing!

Pink Short Nail Design with Studs
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13. Bold and Delicate Short Coffin Nails

Are you searching for a neat yet glamorous short coffin nail design? Blend different elements like studs, glitter, sparkles, diamonds, and florals over a matte color base and see how mesmerizing it will turn out. This beautiful combination of short nail design look glamorous!

Silver and Pink Acrylic Short Coffin Nails
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14. Plenty of Pinks Short Coffin Nails

Using different pink shades from light to dark creates an elegant manicure. For adding a little more grandeur and the final touch, combine it with shimmery glitter.

Glittery Pink Short Coffin Nails
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15. Elegant Glossy Short Nail Design

Put on a glossy transparent nail base and paint dark color over it. Pastel pinks and dark matte shades can never go out of trend. It gives a required extra touch to your short coffin nails.

Gold and Wine Color Nail Art
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16. Bright Orange Ombre Nails

Who knew even an orange mani could make your nails look striking enough? Use bright orange shade, and on top, sprinkle clear glitter on the short coffin nail tips for an ombre look.

Orange Ombre Nail Art
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17.  Golden Glitter Short Coffin Nails

To add more vibrance to your short coffin nails, dust your alternating nails with golden glitter. It’s the quickest manicure, and ladies, people will not be able to take their eyes off your nails.

Purple and Gold Glitter Short Nail Design
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18. White Short Coffin Nails

You don’t see white enough when it comes to short nail designs. You can take the manicure game to the next level by adding studs over a white base for an elegant contrast.

Milky White Coffin Nail Art with Studs
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19. Pink Platin Short Coffin Nails

Want to add some platin shine to your nails? Then make pink your best friend and add a gloss over it to get ultra-shiny nails. Choose light pink platin shades and adorn them with studs, thick glitter, or other dramatic effect patterns.

Gold Glitter and Platin Pink Short Coffin Nails
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20. Classy Red Short Coffin Nails

With red, you can mix up different shades to achieve the desired bold and classy effect. To decorate more, add a white color on alternate nails with red dots or studs over them. Red and white color always look classy on short nails.

Red and White Short Gel Nails in coffin shape
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21. Ombre Short Coffin Nails

Adding minimal touches to nails pop out the glossy nude color base. You can now get the desired ombre effect without spending hours! Phew.

Nude Short Coffin Nails with glitters and studs
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22. Christmas Short Coffin Nails

As you can see, the nails here look both elegant and sparkly. Besides, Christmas nail art suits this nail shape a lot. Recreate this design on just one or two nails, and you are good to go!

Short Coffin Nails with Christmas Tree Nail Art
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23. Pink andGrey Short Coffin Nails

Nothing compliments nude or pink better than grey and gives it an utterly contemporary pattern. Coat glittery grey shade on alternate nails and leave shimmery nude on the rest.

Pink and Grey Short Gel Coffin Nails
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24. Ombre French Short Nail Design

Are you on the hunt for a simple design? Then go for an ombre. Fade in white color gradually into the pink for setting the nail tip just like french manicure. This chic combination is best suited for short coffin nails.

Ombre French Manicure Short Coffin Nail Design
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25. Brown Shimmering Fall Nails

Paint matte brown color on few nails and stroke shimmery glitter on others over a light color base. Mix it up with other straight floral patterns and color shades.

Nude and Brown Fall Coffin Nails with Leaf Nail-Art
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26. Neutral Colors Design

Even a simple manicure design can turn to be a chic combination if you balance the elements neatly. This plain sparkly nail design over neutral colors goes with everything.

Shimmery Short Coffin Nails
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27. Pink Pattern Coffin Nails

Take an idea for the next manicure from this short coffin nail design that seems glamorous.

Furthermore, you can put this idea together to raise awareness of breast cancer and support the cause. Create a different nail art using your own choice of colors.

Pink Short Nail Art for Breast Cancer Awareness
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28. Sparkly Fall Short Nail Design

If you are running late on time, here is an idea that you can try! It features a neutral and dark shade of one color on alternative nails with golden silver glitter touch. This short coffin nail design is perfect for the fall season!

Brown Ombre Short Coffin Nails with Glitters
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