56 Chic Short Coffin Nail Designs for 2022

Are you looking for a chic new nail design to try out? If so, you’ll love these short coffin nails! With their sleek and stylish look, they work with any occasion or outfit. All the style of the coffin shape without being oversized. You don’t need to worry about them getting in the way or being too delicate and they look fantastic.

I’ve seen a real surge of trendy short acrylics lately. Are we all just figuring out that long nails are not worth it? They can give it a more modern twist, they’re less effort to keep and they’re quick to do. Bonus!

We scrolled through thousands of short coffin nails to bring you our favorites. From the easy ideas to try yourself to the intricate ones to show your nail tech. If you (somehow) don’t find something you love here, your next mani is totally on me.

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We’re starting this collection with a set that’s a mixture of simple and glamorous. The milky pink nails keep the look a bit more mellow while the black and white marble and the full gold nail keep it posher.
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We’ve got this duo-tone set. Both nails are painted with a natural pink shade. One hand is painted with some white abstract designs while the other one is painted with similar designs but in black.
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Most of the nails on this set are painted in a bluish-gray shade. As an accent nail, we’ve got this nice simple white nail set that’s designed with some blue marbling design.

short coffin nail design
We’ve got a very trendy colorful nail set right here. The designs range from yin yang symbols to checkered prints, to the evil eye, to butterflies, and smileys.
short coffin nail design
Blue is such a cooling color that automatically refreshes you! I like how the clear nails remind me of the different creatures in the ocean.
short coffin nail design ideas
You can’t have a coffin collection without some black classic coffin nails. These are a staple for those who prefer them simple and sleek. If you like this look, you might like our black square nail designs. I like this shorter style for the look personally.
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We have a very loved set here that the natural nail lovers always enjoy getting! Who doesn’t want a pink to white natural ombré?
short coffin nail design ideas
We have a very lovely brown nail set with an accent nail that has a nice henna design.
short coffin nail design
If you love glitz and glam, then you’ve got to try out these full silver glitter nails!
short coffin nail designs
If you like keeping it artsy and refreshing, you’ve got to try this out! Each nail is painted with layers of two shades of blue and is topped with some nice specks of gold. White and blue nails make a fun colorway and the speck of gold is a playful touch.
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Here’s a fun way to glam up some milky pink nails! We’ve got most of the nails painted in this light pink shade and the clear accent nails have some small reflective hearts in them!
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These are nails that just call for a celebration! Black and gold nails are always exciting but aside from that, we’ve also got this beautiful rose gold chrome!
short coffin nail design
If you love French tips, then you’ve got to try this out. We’ve got some V-shaped french tips with a tapered tip. It’s also painted with a nice teal shade which is so easily classy.
short coffin nail design ideas
Let’s try a simpler set this time. These nails are painted with a very light and natural shade of pink. The accent nail is designed with a white box and is painted with some yellow in the middle.
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Nothing gets shinier than this! We’re bringing you a mixture of really shiny glitter and beautiful opaque chrome polish. They compliment each other so well.
short coffin nail design
The pink to white ombré nail is great if you’re aiming for a natural look. If you want to spice it up then you can add a translucent base nail and top it off with some specks of gold.
short coffin nail designs
We have these short coffin indigo nails with one topped with some colored gems. The accent nail is a clear nail that’s designed with a lot of multi-colored mini gems.
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Here’s a fairly bright nail set. The nails are painted with a light beige shade and topped with some matte 3D flowers. The other nails have some multi-colored sparkles and some gems.
short coffin nail design
If you want something light with hints of sparkles, then you’d really enjoy this! Most of the nails are painted with beige polish. One nail has a clear nail that’s topped with some silver glitter and butterflies.
short coffin nail design
If you’re not sure how to wear red nails, this set might give you an idea! It’s painted with this pink base and is topped with some red diagonal tips and white outlines.
short coffin nail designs
short coffin nail design
Some classic glamorous nails. On top of the pink to white ombrés, there are some white sparkly flowers and large gems.
short coffin nail polish design
If you want to look like your nails have been dipped with glitter, then you’ve got to try this out! Both nails have a white to glitter ombré design. I’m totally here for this short coffin nail trend but there’s something about this set that just pushes it into overdrive. I’m trying this myself.
short coffin nail polish design
For the natural nail lovers out there who want something a bit glamorous, then try out these natural base nails that are topped with glitter tips.
short coffin nail design ideas
We’ve got two designs on this nail set. One is an orange micro French tip and the other design is a clear nail that’s topped with some orange leaves and gold foil.
short coffin nail designs
Nothing gets more glamorous than red nails paired with some silver glitter. The glitter nails are so beautiful because of how opaque they are.
short coffin nail design ideas
If you’re a pink nail lover, then you’ve got to try this out. We’ve got a milky white nail base that’s topped with a diagonal pink marble design.
short coffin nail polish design
Going for a wild ride with this nail set! Aside from the animal print nail art, we’ve also got some abstract designs painted with crazy colors. If you can’t pick one design? Go for them all!
short coffin nail polish design
These nails look like some pretty watercolor art that’s topped with some pretty gold flecks.
short coffin nail design
Top your simple nails off with some geometric shapes. If you want to take it to the next level, add a bit of glitter as well!
short coffin nail polish design
We’re bringing you a pop of color with these natural pink to yellow ombré nails. One nail is topped with some silver gems to add a bit of flair.
short coffin nail design
At first glance, you’ll think that the nails are all painted with the same polish but if you look again you’ll notice how some nails are painted with normal pink polish and other nails are painted with a pink chrome.
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Here we’ve got a natural pink to neon orange ombré design. It’s chic and fun at the same time! Orange coffin nails are probably going to stand out more than some of the crazier nail styles purely because it seems to be such a rare combination. I’m totally here for it though.
short coffin nails
Three designs are present on this nail set. It’s got some white polish, some green marble designs, and a really beautiful silver accent.
short coffin nail design ideas
This is a full clear nail set that’s topped with some Louis Vuitton nail art and gems. If you want something lux, then try this out!
short coffin nail polish design
If you want something cute and simple, try out this milky pink nail set that’s topped with some gold foil detailing.
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Level up your pink nails with some darker marble designs that are lined with gold on the outside.
short coffin nail design ideas
Here’s a pretty posh look with some classy designs. We’ve got some simple black polish, white marble, and full rose gold foil.
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We’re bringing you this blue simple look that’s designed with some chunks of gold and vertical gold lines.
short coffin nail polish design
If you have some pink nails, you can add a few surprising details with these chrome tips.
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This is a nail set for all the people who love bright neon colors. You can add any color you want to add!
short coffin nails
If you want some refreshing nails, then you’ve got to try this blue set with a hint of coral.
short coffin nail design ideas
This blue set has a mixture of different hues. Each nail is painted with a different hue French tip with two of them being topped with a bunch of dots.
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Red and white nails are always a fun time! These nails have some very cute designs such as sparkles, dots, and lines.
short coffin nail design ideas
Does anyone else get reminded of candy corn with these nails?
short coffin nail polish design
Top your French tips with this dotted design that gets smaller and smaller.
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Here are some really bright nails! As a base, we’ve got this bright yellow to white ombré that’s topped with some bright green flowers.
short coffin nail design
This set is for those who love bright and bold colors! We’ve got this full blue nail polish paired with some bright vibrant yellow French tips.

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If you’ve now developed an insatiable lust for short coffin nails, I want to hear all about it. Better yet, I want to see your manicure! Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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