Using a marble nail design can be the perfect way to step up your mani game and add some interest. On long, stiletto nails, this design is glamorous and artsy, and on shorter nails, it adds a little more interest to a classic mani. This surprisingly easy to apply nail design is done by dipping your nail in a bowl of water with marbled nail polish floating on the top. Perfect for beginners who want to learn a new design technique, or even for professionals who want to offer a trendy look at their nail salon. These beautiful designs can be worn in any season and matched to any style.
50 Edgy Marble Designs to Try Something New
Nail art is an easy way to make any manicure more stylish and interesting. The marbled effect is cool and versatile and can be dressed up to be chic and professional or given a little artistic flair to make it stand out in a crowd. Applying nail art can be unexpectedly challenging, but marbled nails are surprisingly simple to apply. To create a marble nail effect on your own, you will need a bowl of water, some nail polishes, and a toothpick. Paint your nails the desired base color and let dry. After the base coat is dry, begin to drop nail polish into the bowl of water, each drop on top of the previous one. When you have the desired color combination, swirl the polish with the toothpick, creating the marbled effect. To transfer the design to your nail, dip your nail into the swirled polish and carefully lift your finger out of the water. To make cleanup easier and avoid getting nail polish all over your finger, you can use masking tape to protect your finger and leave just your nail with the marble design. The best part of this nail art design is that it dries extra quickly – just pop your favorite top coat on and go!
1) Studded Tiger Stripe Marble Nails
Proving that neutral tones can still stand out, this manicure uses a muted taupe with studded accent nails and a white, peach, and black marble nail design. The bronze studs and cool tiger stripe nails aren’t too loud but still, make a stylish statement. This nail art design would look lovely against darker skin tones!
2) Black and White Marbled Accent Nail
This is the best way to try out the marble trend – add a couple accent nails of classic white and grey marble. Simple but interesting and even a little Grecian, this marble nail idea is perfect for nail art beginners and is understated enough to wear to work.
3) Pretty Almond Ballerina Pink Manicure
If you prefer your nails to be delicate and feminine, look no further than this almond shaped manicure. The ballerina pink color is combined with a silver and white marble nail design to complete the look. Almond shaped nails are super flattering on anyone and go perfectly with this nail art design. These are cute and girly and would be a great mani for spring!
4) Squared Pink Ombre and Marbled Accent
With a subtle light to dark dusty pink ombre and glittery accent nails in a deep rose, this nail art design is cool but girly. The pink and white marble looks almost like a galaxy and matches perfectly with the ombre. This marble nail idea would be perfect for someone with a glamorous and street savvy sense of style.
5) Edgy Matte Black Nails with Silver Accents
This manicure is an awesome new take on the marble trend. Using silver foil and studs to contrast against a matte black background, these nails are edgy and cool. The classic white, grey, and black marble nail design stand out vividly against the other, darker nails. Wear this manicure to an art museum or gallery, and let the compliments roll in.
6) Sparkly Silver Floral Marble Nail Manicure
Gold sparkles on these long marble style nails, and to add a little more luxury to this already beautiful nail design, sculpted acrylic flowers intermingle with the marbling on the nails. Gold beads form the centers of the flowers, tying together the gold of the polish with the floral design. This gorgeous manicure would be perfect for weddings or other formal events since it’s so feminine and intricate.
7) Short Purple Stiletto Marble Nail Idea
Dark purple is a popular winter or fall nail color and it’s easy to see why – the hue is striking and stylish, and flatters any skin tone. This manicure has a short stiletto shaped nail, making it an easy intro to the stiletto nail trend as well as the marble trend. Accent nails with a cool shade of purple glitter make the marbling really stand out.
8) Cute Pastel Watercolor Marbled Manicure
This is the best nail design for anyone who loves color! Long nails look super pretty in a light, bright pink that lets the marble nail design really make a statement. The watercolor style marble on this manicure is springy and stylish. Try using your own palette of shades to change up the vibe of this mani!
9) Simple Translucent Red Almond Nails
Almond shaped nails are universally flattering and super cute. Pale red and bright white make a cool and unique color combo, definitely good for fall or even spring. The marble nail on this mani is translucent and white, making it look like quartz or crystal. Pair this marble nail idea with a flowing skirt and boho top to channel your free spirit.
10) Easy Pink and Silver Squared Mani
This simple and pretty manicure would look great with a date night outfit, and practically begs to be worn with lots of rings. The squared nail shape is classic and an ideal canvas to try out new nail art trends. Pink polish accented with a glittery silver nail match perfectly with the white and grey marble nail.
11) Pink Manicure with Granite Accent Marble Nail
The soft pink square mani is given a facelift with this take on the trend! The beautiful granite design is shot through with golden glitter, tying it in with the feminine pink color of the rest of the nails. This manicure would look awesome with a glamorous bridal look, or for a special date night.
12) Short Baby Blue Marbled Manicure
Blue nail polish is an easy way to get into wearing more colorful nail art. This baby blue looks great with the dark grey, and the accent marble nail design gives a cool smokey effect. The best part of this manicure is definitely the marble tipped grey accent nail – it totally ties the whole mani together and gives it a modern feel.
13) Beautiful Mixed Metal Marble Nail Design
White polish is shot through with marbling in gold and silver, making this mani super glamorous. The femme fatale shade of red on the other nails looks awesome with the marble nails in this short but super feminine nail art idea. Try this nail look when you need some serious style!
14) Simple and Soft Long Grey Nails
This nail art design softens the dark grey polish color, usually a color that can be a little intimidating. The rounded point of the nail shape lends itself to a more wearable look, and the classic white and grey marbled accent nail brings a little more dimension and light to this manicure. These nails are office appropriate without looking like a uniform.
15) Fuschia Mani with Floral Accent Marble Nail
Matte nail polish doesn’t have to mean black – the mattified fuschia polish in this manicure is unique and helps bring out the accent nails. The marble nail is glossy, with fuschia polish swirled in a floral pattern on a backdrop of bright white. This bright manicure would look best with a cute sundress and sandals.
16) Pink Polish and Gold Leaf Marble Nail Idea
Spiky stiletto nails have never looked so pretty. This nail set uses a nude ballet pink polish as a backdrop for clear crystal accents and gold leaf detailing, and the marbled accent nail has two gold stripes to make the mani consistent. Delicate but with an awesome and undeniable edge, these nails are the best of both worlds.
17) Minimalistic Marbled Mani with Gold Details
Reminiscent of classic Greek and Roman sculpture and design, this minimalistic marble nail design is clean and streamlined. Some carefully placed gold stripes bring some color and dimension into the design, but with this manicure, less is more. Because white is the most prominent color, this marble nail idea would go with practically anyone’s wardrobe!
18) Mid Length Forest Green Nail Design
This nail art idea is painless to apply because you only need to marble two nails. It’s also a really beautiful use of a dark green polish, and the white accent nail is marbled with the smallest whisper of green. This statement manicure would especially make hazel or blue eyes pop.
19) Understated Neutral Marbled Manicure Design
Light, delicate grey nail color is paired with two marble accent nails in this pretty and simple design. This nail design is understated and would be a great way to dip your toes into the realm of nail art. The short length of the nails means this manicure is easy to wear, especially if you work with your hands but still want to have cute nails!
20) Pretty Pink and Grey Marble Nail Manicure
This feminine and dainty manicure brings a little more interest to the classic marble nail design. Using a greige polish paired with ballerina pink and marbled accent nails, and completing the look with a trendy almond shape, these nails would have no problem transitioning from a day look to a night out with friends.
21) Glamorous and Glittery Purple Marble Nail Manicure
The rounded, short nail shape of this mani doesn’t mean that it isn’t an awesome statement accessory. Deep, royal purple is mattified and purple glitter accent nails quickly draw your attention. The marbled accent nail uses white with purple instead of grey to pull everything together and give the look an interesting twist.
22) Classy Pink and White Ombre Nail Design
This manicure would look best during summer or spring when light colors and sparkling crystals are of the moment. Baby pink and white colors make for a classic look on this mani. With a long, squared nail shape and a soft ombre from baby pink to a French white, the marble nail accents look beautiful next to crystal detailing.
23) Mattified Ombre Mani with Marbled Tips
A simple but creative twist on the marble nail trend and a traditional nail shape come together to make a manicure with charm and personality. Instead of a fully marbled accent nail, just the tips of a few nails are marbled and shot through with some gold polish, giving these nails an artsy but dainty feel.
24) Gemstone Inspired Marble Nail Manicure
Soft pink nails are accented by intricate and eye-catching marbled designs that are reminiscent of precious topaz gemstones. Gold foil is used in the marble, giving it a beautiful and luxurious effect. The pink of the rest of the manicure leaves plenty of room for the marble nail design to stand out. On darker skin tones, this mani would be super striking and pretty!
25) Edgy White to Black Ombre Nail Art
Ombre nails don’t have to be impossible! This type of ombre, going from a lighter to darker color across the manicure makes it accessible for anyone to rock this trend, regardless of nail art skill. The accenting marble nails add some dimension and make this edgy, punky manicure a little more artsy.
26) Cute Pink Stiletto Nails with Crystal Accents
The edgy, spiky stiletto nail shape of this manicure is balanced out by a ballerina pink polish and sparkly crystal accents. A white and grey marble nail serves as a stylish accent nail. This cute and simple marble nail design would look best with a vintage dress and mary jane heels, or a classic little black cocktail dress.
27) Dusty Robin’s Egg Blue Manicure
A dainty blue nail polish and four marbled accent nails make these marble nails soft and feminine. The accent nails use some bronze polish in the marbling to match with the robin’s egg blue. This pretty mani would be perfect for bridal wear because of its delicate design and blue polish.
28) Geometric Glossy Mani with Marbled Tips
A super glossy, super chic mani with a signature pink to white ombre and white accent marble nail tips, wear this nail art design when you want to look stylish but not too overstated. The use of gold striping tape to color block the marble nails give this design a geometric and modern twist.
29) Translucent Glittery Blue Marble Nail Look
This manicure is not for the faint of heart but would look completely awesome for a glam night out or even just for a Tuesday. Hexagonal iridescent blue glitter shines from within translucent nails, accented by blue and white marble nails. This bold nail look is perfect to channel your inner mermaid.
30) Color Block Pink and Gold Nail Art
In this manicure, opaque barbie pink nail polish is matched with accent nails of gold glitter. Gold striping tape outlines translucent and pink color blocking, and the signature marble nails give it a more refined look. This mani is super colorful and ideal for tropical vacations or summers by the pool!
31) Short Metallic Blue Marble Nail Ideas
Dark metallic blue nail polish is the clear focal point of this super cool manicure. The glossy, shiny finish makes the polish really stand out, and the silvery blue marble nails look almost galactic. These marble nails are edgy and are begging to be worn with some lace-up boots and a leather jacket.
32) Dusty Rose Sculptured Marble Manicure
Rays of glittering golden polish extend from beautifully sculptured flowers in this elegant and fairytale-esque nail art design. The base color of dusty rose makes an ideal background for the sculptured flowers and the detailed red, pink, and gold marbling of the accent nail. The marble nails look like a watercolor painting of roses against the backdrop of the rest of the manicure.
33) Medium Length Neon Coral Nail Design
This is undeniably a summertime manicure. The neon coral shade next to accent marble nails of white and clear is colorful and bright and is definitely a nail look you could easily wear to a seaside resort. The white and clear marble nails give the signature marbling a subtle twist and brighten up the accent nail.
34) Edgy Egyptian Inspired Glossy Manicure
Black, glossy nail polish serves as a punky base color and a line of gold chain accents one nail. The marbling looks smokey and mysterious, especially with the sparse gold detailing adding just a little more dimension. By far the coolest thing about this mani is the sarcophagus heads encased in the clear nails – so awesome!
35) Hippie Boho Granite Marble Nail Ideas
Nude pink polish provides the backdrop for these marble nails. The accent marble nails vary slightly in color, one using a classic stone grey and the other using a more trendy burgundy. These marble nail ideas give the mani some variation and a hippie boho feel, while the nude pink base polish makes it a versatile look.
36) Glamorous Almond Shaped Marbled Manicure
Subtle, nude pink blends with a glamorous combination of gold, silver, and gunmetal grey in this unique nail art look. Almond shaped nails are girly and fun, and the base color makes it understated enough to wear anywhere. The marbling looks like a deposit of precious metals and it mingles with the base color, providing a natural and blended look.
37) Grey Stiletto Marbled Nails with Crystal Accents’
Crystal accents in triangle shapes at the base of the nail accent the stiletto shape, making it seem more severe. The dark grey nail polish color makes for an interesting marbled effect. The primary color in the marble is the dark grey, with white accents shot through. This makes for a nice reverse marble effect.
38) Light Green Manicure with Chrome Accent
Green nail polish becomes accessible in this earthy toned marble manicure. The marble color is primarily gold, which makes the white and gold accent nails match with the rest of the nail art design. A bronze chrome accent nail on the pinky finishes the look and gives it some shine.
39) Girly Pink and White Marbled Nail Design
Soft acrylic pink blends into french tip white in this long squared mani. The classic nail art design is accented by a marble design on the pointer and pinky fingers, and given a little bit of luxury with some gold foiling within the marble design. A girly and delicate nail design, this is a classic marbled look.
40) Marbled Accent Nail Design with Pink Glitter
A glittery pink accent nail on the pinky fingernail of this manicure amps up the glam factor and continues it throughout the look with some pink glitter polish detailing. The marbled nail design is front and center in this mani, with the interesting twist of pink polish mixed into the accent nails.
41) Completely Marbled Manicure with Squared Nails
If you are wanting to dive headfirst into the marbled nail design trend, look no further. The long, squared shape of these nails would make any design stand out and demand attention, and this manicure is no different. Every nail displays a signature marbling and gives it a cohesive but artsy feel.
42) White and Gold Glitter Ombre Nail Art
Accent nails completely covered in gold glitter are painted next to a trendy and innovative white polish to gold glitter ombre accent nail. This super trendy gradient nail design is luxurious and definitely not subtle. Marbled nails are embellished with golden and bronze crystal details.
43) Matte Navy and White Stiletto Shaped Manicure
Matte nails are a stylish way to give your usual nail designs an upgrade. The dark navy polish color is easier to wear than a true black, and when the navy polish is marbled with white and the smallest hint of gold, it gets a little lighter and brings some color back into the look.
44) Pretty Glossy Pink and Rose Gold Nail Look
Short nails can be just as girly as their more lengthy counterparts, a point clearly proven by this glossy manicure. A rose gold glittery nail brings this popular color into the mani, and the signature white marbling is given some creative liberty, using the pink polish as a base for the marbling instead of white.
45) Dark Squared Nail Art with Marbling
Glossy black polish is a classic nail color and is much less intimidating to wear than many think. Pair the dark color with an intricately marbled design on a few nails and you’ve got a stylishly grungy nail art design. Using a lot of marbling in the accent nails makes this look extra edgy.
46) Classic Long Manicure with Signature Marbling
A long, almond nail shape with squared edges is a perfect length and design for the nude nail polish and signature white and grey marble accenting nails. A great intro to wearing nail art in general, the traditional marble with some larger accent crystals makes this look delicate and feminine.
47) Short Light Grey Manicure with Gunmetal Glitter
A gunmetal glitter accent nail on this nail design manages to be slightly understated due to its placement on the pinky nail and combination with a neutral, light grey. The smokey looking marble effect continues the grey polish throughout the look and makes this manicure striking yet neutral. Wear these short nails when you want style without the maintenance.
48) Extra Long Bright White Marbled Mani
Perfect for someone with a luxurious, girly sense of style, these extra long nails are fun and interesting. The classic marbled design of white, grey and a little bit of gold is an incredible focal point on these intense nails. The look is tied together by gold embellishments, making this mani fit for royalty.
49) Translucent Rounded Nails with Gold Marbling
These nails look just like rose quartz, with their translucent delicate pink color and eye-catching gold marble running through the nails. The almond shape lends itself to a crystal-inspired manicure, and the likeness to rose quartz is dazzling and elegant.
50) Subtle Glossy Black Marbled Nail Art
This nail shape is somewhere between stiletto and almond, giving it an intense and eye-catching shape. The mostly black manicure is accented slightly by a subtle marbling on a few nails. The black polish with hints of white marbling gives it a sophisticated feel.
50 Stylish and Trendy Marble Nail Ideas
Hopefully, these marble nail ideas have inspired you to try something new with your next manicure. From understated and delicate to bold and loud, marble nails can be worn in a huge variety of ways. A marbled accent nail can be a subtle but trendy way to spice up your regular nail polish routine and can be mixed and matched to any color scheme. This manicure design is a great way to get into the world of nail art since the application technique is easy to learn and fun to experiment with.