21 Cool and Edgy Ideas for Coffin Shaped Nails

Coffin shaped nails originated in the 1990s and are still going strong! They are also referred to as ballerina nails. They are similar to stiletto nails as they are very long and tapered.

Are you ready to try some fun coffin nail designs? Yes, the shape is similar to that of a coffin, hence the name. Despite their rather morbid name, they are quite trendy at the moment! With their flat, tapered fit, they are really elegant, but with a slight edge.

We have put together a gallery of coffin nails: from classy to cutting edge to funky, we have it all. Be sure to pin your favorites so that you can experiment with different looks and make them your own!

Burgundy Beauty

This burgundy color is like fine wine. Add some matching gemstones for a totally glamorous look.


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Silver and Black

These sparkly silver nails with black lines are simple yet elegant and are ideal for those who want a classy look of coffin shaped nails.


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Black and Gold

Another classy style for coffin nail art is this gorgeous shiny black base with golden accents.


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Navy and White

This chevron nail art in dark-blue and white will be a pretty and eye-catching adornment for your ring finger. Spice things up with a blue anchor on a white base on the middle finger and leave other nails plain dark-blue.


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Rhinestone Cowgirl

If you love all that glitter, this look is perfect for you. Classic white polish with sparkly rhinestones is perfect for a night out on the town!


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Lacy Leather

This matte black base with delicate white lace designs is strikingly sophisticated!


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Color Explosion

You’ll definitely love this bold burst of color. It’s like a disco on your nails!


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Cat Attack on Halloween

If you love cats or Halloween for that matter, this look is just for you. This dark blue to black ombre and glitter on the accent nail looks miraculous. Paint a silhouette of a black cat on the ring finger and pumpkins on other fingers to feel the Halloween vibes.


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Lovely Leaves

This stylish take on the modern white-tipped French mani is both classy and edgy, with the delicate white leaves on all finger.


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Violet Vixen

Violet is such a soft and feminine color, but if you add some shiny gems, you can take this look to a whole new level of sass and style!


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Gothic Glam

For those with a darker side, paint all of your nails transparent and paint the tips black and then paint a lacy design on one nail. Or better yet, paint a skull or a spider web!


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Flower Power

Floral nails are always pretty and chic. We just love these dark red nails with white flowers on one finger of each hand!


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Party Girl Nails

This glamorous look works best on really long nails. Paint your nails pretty pink and add sparkly gold for a look that says “I’m here for the party!”


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Ruby Red

Red nails have always been classy. If you want a simple yet stunning look and aren’t a fan of showy nail art, why not paint your nails this gorgeous ruby red?


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Fancy Fireworks

Another look for those who like a lot of color is this stunning fireworks display that can be easily achieved by either marble or sponge art!


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Milky Way Nails

This swirly design of dark blues, sparkly silver, and purples on a shiny black base is totally out of this world!


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Disco Doll

Do you want to sparkle and shine wherever you go? This look harkens back to the days of disco with its pink base, thin golden details and glittery silver accents. Add a few large crystals so you’ll be sure to catch everyone’s eye!


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Girly Glam

This pretty purple base with white flowers is quite dainty and demure for the girly-girl!


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Mix It Up

Can’t decide what look you like best? Mix and match! We think this black and white look with varying designs of stripes, flowers, and gems is bold and beautiful!


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Roses and Vines

This dark shade is similar to a fine wine. And we love the rose and vine design on a nude base on the accent finger.


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Coral and Gold

Coral is such a fun shade for summer nails. The coral base is pretty on its own, but with golden tips and stripes it’s even more captivating!


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Think you’re brave enough to sport these breathtaking designs for coffin shaped nails? We dare you to try one of these designs or create your own look. With the right nail tools and colors, the possibilities are endless!

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