The beauty of the nail arts is showcased in this article. We have presented some of the most exciting, different nail designs. These designs range from everyday concepts like solid nails presented in perfect classic colors to dramatically embellished showstoppers. Many of these designs are easy enough for the beginner to accomplish at home. These nail art designs are tailored both for people who want to make a subtle addition to their outfit and for those who want to impress everyone with their creativity and individuality.
Nail art is popular because many people who like to paint their nails want to stand out from the crowd. Having a lovely design painted on your nails is a great way to express yourself as well as showing off your skills. You can match your design to your outfit or try for an exciting contrast. Using these nail ideas will help you make whatever impression you’re looking for.
47+ Eye-Catching Nail Art Designs to Impress Everyone with YourPersonality
Anyone can learn to do nail art with a few tools and a lot of patience. You can start doing nail art right away by buying a nail polish pen at the beauty supply store. As you get more sophisticated, start using Scotch tape to block out areas of your nails for striped and color block effects. Just make sure you let the nails and tape dry for at least an hour before peeling any tape.
Many special effects require only a toothpick or very small paintbrush to pull off. For example, marbling nails require pulling the small paintbrush through a speck of darker polish to give it a finely veined effect like the natural stone.When gluing on crystals, it’s important to use tweezers. With tweezers, you can drop the crystals in dots of nail glue but do it very carefully. With practice, you’ll be able to place crystals like a professional.
1. Luxury Gradient Nails With Stones
If you are feeling a little more luxurious, these gradient nails with intricate stones and branded accents can be your best bet. You can choose two to three color gradations such as seen in the picture, transitioning from white to bronze or bronze to pink. Gradient colors also work best with longer nails to better highlight the spectrum of shades.
2. Two-Tone Dotted And Glitter Squared Nails
A contemporary nail style that fits most personalities is these two-tone dotted nails. The medium-length squared edges are easy to maintain, and the glittering dots are a great addition to highlight the whole look. You can choose two kinds of colors that go alternately per each nail, with the lighter shade adorning the shiny dotted design.
3. Oval Shaped Vintage Combination Nails
You can never go wrong with a classic. These oval-shaped nails can come in two colors, usually one with a shade of deep red, and the other a subtle color along with a vintage plant design. You can mix and match the designs such as roses, swirls, or polygonal shapes. The vintage red blends well with classic makeup styles and rouge lipstick.
4. Peach And Grapefruit Summer Nails
A nail style that goes well with the sunny weather is these pink and coral gradients. The colors remind you of a cool tropical drink, or a fancy flamingo, while the accent nails provide the illusion of small coconut trees. To make the style using complementing shades, you can also pick a single color of the small leaves, such as purely brown, white, or green.
5. Gothic Almond Nails With Swirls
Dark and classy, this look is easy to match with clothes and other accessories. The black almond nails give a polished regal vibe, while the swirled white nails give a special accent that remains elegant. You can sport this nail style with a gray or black blazer set along with a dress, or an elegant top with slacks.
6. Red Nails with Glued On Crystals
This red nail design gives you an eye-catching makeover with shining crystals. First, apply a coat of solid candy apple red to your nails. Make sure the color is saturated and shining. With your ring fingernail, apply a twinkly silver glitter. Finish by gluing on a variety of beautiful crystals.
7. Pink and Rose Gold Contrast Nails
These pink and rose gold nail designs play on the contrast between solid and metallic nail polish. It is a subtle design that blends well with any outfit from classy to casual. Simply apply a cotton candy pink nail polish to your thumb, the first finger, and middle finger, then apply rose gold to your ring finger and pinkie finger.
8. Matte Black and Embellished Gold Nails
This black nail design is best for those who want to make a unique impression. Pointed tips are paired with matte nails. Golden accents are glued on in an arrangement that brings art deco to mind. These nails may not be the most practical, but they will certainly make you stand out in the crowd. These are perfect for any nail addict to wear.
9. Ombre Nails with Glitter Accents
This pretty pink and white ombre design is paired with a lovely rose gold glitter over the half-moon. The pink color and ombre effect are subtle. These nails would be perfect in any color, but pink has a special appeal to all nail art lovers. These nails have square tips for a unique look.
10. Translucent White Nails with Subtle Shine
This nail art looks plain at first. The glitter accents are so subtle, they wink out at the viewer unexpectedly. These nails rely on a lovely translucent white background to make the glitter stand out. These nails are shorter with rounded tips. They are practical for daily wear while adding a touch of sparkle to any outfit.
11. A Long Nail Design with Pink Flair
These dramatic pink nails are worn long for extra glamour. The colors are simple, with matte blush pink and metallic pink accents on alternating fingers. These nails are made for those who don’t mind drawing attention to their carefully done manicure. Try these nails with a white top to make them stand out even more.
12. Pointed Pink and Gold Nails for You
These pink and gold nails are worn long and pointed for a dramatic effect. Different manicure types are good for different occasions. This is a take on the French tip nail design. These nails have bright chrome gold accents on the half-moon for a touch of glamour. These nails nicely complement shiny gold and diamond jewelry.
13. Silver Glitter and Glossy Black Nails
These black and silver nail designs combine painted accents with shiny glitter. These short nail designs show that you can make a strong impact without wearing a long manicure. These nails are incredibly glossy and reflect a lot of light. Silver nail designs are especially elegant and will give your special occasion outfit a particular sense of style.
14. Short Pearly White Designs
These cute nails and classy nails showcase the beauty of iridescent white polish. Worn on a short, rounded nail, this polish reflects light and draws attention to the hands. This design would be nice with a more elaborate outfit to provide an understated contrast. Wear these nails whenever you want to shine.
15. Soft Pink and Glitter Accented Nails
This short nail design makes an impression with a soft shade of pink and glittery accents of rose gold. Wear these nails if you want to accent your outfit without overshadowing it. Short nails are practical for everyday wear, and these nails can brighten any dull day. Wear these nails and be ready to receive all kinds of compliments.
16. Disco Glam Nail Art For You
This unique black nail design makes a splash with special occasion outfits. These designer nails combine matte black with a translucent nude accent nail. On the accent nails, add rows of glimmering mirrors. These nails evoke the glamour of nights at the club without being too difficult. These nails go beautifully with any outfit for a fun night out.
17. Sparkly Red Glitter Nail Design
This vivid red nail design stands out with any outfit. With a short nail design, they are great for day or nighttime wear. These nails gleam with bright, beautiful color. This is a manageable look to do at home. Essie polish would be a great choice to make this look perfect. Be sure you apply enough coats to make the job look professional.
18. Matte Black and Glitter French Nails
These creative nails for 2018 are a fun take on a French nail design. With squared off matte black tips, these nails have a glittery pink band around the half-moon. These nails are tailor-made for natural nails or acrylics. This is a nail polish idea that you could pull off at home with a little skill and a lot of patience.
19. Matte Black and Shiny Diamond Nails
These dark nails have a stylish design. This design sets off black matte nails with glossy white and an argyle pattern of iridescent diamonds. These nails are squared off and practical for daily wear. The contrasts between matte and glossy, and black and white, makes for a visually interesting presentation.
20. Gold and Gray French Nails
Another creative take on matte nails comes with brilliant gold French tips. This cool design shows off your unique sense of style. Gold nail designs are perfect for when you want to stand out from the crowd. These are beautifully simple and can be pulled off at home. These may be just the right nails for you.
21. Gorgeous Pale Pink Mallow Nails
This nail art design combines the best features of mallow nails with a touch of French nail design. A lovely pale pink color sets off the clean white tips. These nails have an understated elegance that pairs well with any style. Essie nail polish would be a great choice for doing this manicure at home.
22. Subtle Pink Ombre Nails for 2018
These nails are a smart combination of mallow nails with ombre nails. Any nail addict could wear this as an everyday design. Squared off tips make this design easy to wear. The ombre shading is so subtle from base to tip, it might be difficult to do at home. Leave this popular design to the professionals at your favorite salon.
23. Navy Blue and Gold French Nails
This is one of the more different designs in this article. It has a cool mixture of dark blue matte polish, clear white glossy polish, and metallic gold accents. These designer nails are sharp and tailored. They would look great with formal outfits. Try them with a navy blue dress or skirt suit.
24. Metallic Nails with a French Accent
These unique nails combine a pale pink glossy nail color with a gray accent color. One nail has a French design and the smallest are metallic nails. The design flows nicely from the pale pink glossy polish to the metallic accents. Try these nails with a subtle cream-colored outfit or go for contrast and wear black.
25. Amazing Glossy Chrome Nails for You
These awesome metallic nails have a beautiful chrome finish. You can almost see yourself in it. These nails would make a stunning accent to any ensemble. Manicure types are different, but anyone can easily wear this one. They look fantastic with gold and diamond jewelry. To get this kind of perfection, visit your local professional nail salon.
26. Glitter Nails with Ombre Style
These popular nails have a whimsical finish that brings glamour to any outfit. The pink nail polish is overlaid with silver glitter in an ombre style. This is a long nail design that would be pretty for anyone. Try it in a different pastel color to match or contrast with your outfit. Try wearing these nails for any fun special occasion outfit. Match your toenails for a stunning effect.
27. Marbled Nail Art with Metallic Accents
This awesome nail art design provides a subtle metallic accent to any outfit. A glossy nude nail design is combined with creamy white. Across the white nails, paint metallic rose gold polish to look like natural marble. This nail art is simple and creative. Anyone should be able to recreate this design at home.
28. Simple Shades of Blush Nails
Rather than nail art, this design showcases the individual colors of the manicure. Each nail is painted in a subtly different shade. This is an easy way to make the perfect nails for you. The nails come to neat points. This long nail design is understated and professional for any occasion.
29. Classic Squared Off French Nails
This timeless nail art design looks great on everyone. It combines a classy pale pink French manicure with squared off tips. For variety, you could change the pale pink color to another pretty pastel. These nails are so easy to wear, anyone would want to have them. These subtly shiny nails will help you look your best in any situation.
30. Matte Black and Pink Chrome Ombre Nails
This cute nail art design combines several popular trends in one. Matte black nail color provides a backdrop to shiny nails with pink and chrome ombre. The chrome nail polish makes the ombre effect unique. This is a fun-loving design that would look especially pretty with a black dress.
31. Cool Teal Nails that Shine
Teal and green nail art are in fashion this year. This pretty nail polish idea pairs subdued but gorgeous color with a classic nail silhouette. Squared off and short, these cool nails are practical for anyone to wear. The teal color goes nicely with black, gray, and khaki outfits. Try it with a work outfit for a quirky individual touch.
32. Shiny Nails with Matte Accents
These dark nails combine the best of chrome nail art with glittery matte purple polish. The chrome effect is truly stunning in a dark wine color. The matte nails have a little bit of glitter for a different look. These nails would look beautiful with a black formal gown.
33. Classic Black Nails with Crystal Embellishments
Dark nails provide a classy backdrop for beautiful crystal embellishments. The crystals shine in different pastel colors. They are laid diagonally across the nails to maximize the shine. The glossy black nails have shine marks in a medium gray color. They are hardly needed with the impressive shine of this manicure.
34. Pale Pastel Nail Polish Idea with Pearly Accents
This simple nail polish idea uses three nail colors: a pale peachy pink, a light lavender, and a gorgeous iridescent pearl. The pearl color is so bright, it makes the smallest nails the highlight of the entire look. You don’t need nail art if you combine your nail color this nicely.
35. Deep Purple Nails and Chevron Glitter Accents
These standout nail art designs make a big impression. The deep wine-colored nail color sets off the pale blush pink ring finger. A chevron design is painted on the nail with the dark purple, and light pink glitter fills it in. These are dramatic nails but the color profile keeps the look professional. Anyone would be able to wear these nails, night or day.
36. Matte Green, Marble, and Glitter Nails
This nail art design combines three popular trends: matte, glitter, and marble. The marble veining is subtle enough to look natural. The contrast between matte and glitter makes these nails pop. The design would not be that difficult to achieve at home, with tutorials available for creating the marbled effect.
37. Glossy White Nails with Crystal Shine
These shiny nails have a simple white glossy background and are accented with a short row of crystals. These cute easy nail designs would be easy to do at home. They would make an elegant accent to any special occasion ensemble. These nails would also be perfect for any bride.
38. Pale Pink Mallow Nails with Crystals
These nails shine with enough crystals to delight any little girl and those who are young at heart. The pretty, pale pink color provides the perfect backdrop for scattered crystals. The perfection of the glossy surface might be hard to achieve at home, but with practice, anyone could do it.
39. Candy Pink Nail Art with Iridescent Chevrons
The bubblegum pink nail makes a simple backdrop to a dramatic iridescent chevron. This is an interesting spin on the French nail with a gorgeous shine. Placing the shining inlay on top of the nail could be difficult and may be best when left to a professional nail artist. When you wear this design, you’ll get lots of compliments.
40. Matte and Marble Nails Look Great Together
Matte and marble textures give a natural flair to this design. Subtle marbling accents two fingers, while a pale mauve, matte nail color covers the others. This design is so understated, it can be worn even by people who don’t normally enjoy wearing nail art. It is easy to pull off at home.
41. Glistening Teal Polish on Natural Nails
This design has the teal polish that is applied so skillfully, it looks like it’s glowing. This is a great design for people with natural nails. The color is trendy and goes with almost everything. The pretty nail color gives any outfit a lift. Try these nails for work.
42. Understated Glossy Nude Nails For You
These nail ideas look pretty on everyone. The lovely nude nail design is easy to wear. These are natural nails, meaning that anyone can wear this look with confidence and style. The trendy short nail designs are simple enough so that people who don’t normally enjoy nail art will wear them.
43. Red, Pink, and Gold Nail Designs
This design proves that red and pink can go together. Red and pink polish are set off with gold glitter nails. This look is easy to wear with shorter, rounded nails and a quirky, fun sensibility. This concept can be used with any range of colors. Try it in dark and light blue with silver glitter.
44. Classic White Polish for You
When you’re looking for a classic, look no further than basic white polish. White polish is hard to apply perfectly, but this nail artist has done it. The deep shine of white polish would be great for spring or summer and would complement any sundress. Try it with winter outfits also.
45. Silver and Pink Matte Nail Polish
Nude pink matte polish contrasts with gleaming silver. The darker shade of silver gives depth to the design. On the ring finger, the artist has painted a triangular design, giving a unique spin to the French manicure concept. This design presents an update to the classic nude pink matte nail.
46. Pale Pink and Iridescent Shards
This design presents a spin on the classic nude pink glossy manicure. The artist has laid shards of an iridescent material on top, covering it with a top coat. This brings dimension and movement to the nail design, keeping a pale pink from becoming boring and overdone. This design has a lot of imagination.
47. Remixed French Nails with Glitter
This pattern provides a breath of fresh air to the classic French manicure. Nude tones provide a base for the design. The reversing of the usual pattern makes the design exciting and different. A nod to the French manicure is found in the glitter half-moon on the two middle nails. One nail is painted in a rich, glittery silver to complete the manicure.
48. Stunning Black and Gold Manicure
This design combines black matte polish with shiny metallic accents. The contrast between the matte polish and the bright metallic overlay makes these nails stand out. Short and natural, these nails can be worn by anyone. Since they have a dramatic effect, try wearing them with something more subtle for an attractive contrast.
49. Long Nails with Rose Gold Glitter
This long nail design combines classic pink with a trendy rose gold glitter. This is a simple and subtle design and a great way to bring glamour to any special occasion. Everyone can wear this color combination. Try it with different colors to bring your own spin to this simple design idea.
50. Long Nude Nails with Spectacular Glitter
In contrast with the nail design above, this is a dramatic and splashy presentation. Long nude nails with squared-off tips are accented with individually placed bits of glitter. This design takes a lot of time and effort to achieve, and you may want to take it to the experts at your local nail salon if you want to try it. This design would also work nicely on a shorter natural nail.
51. Contrasts in Matte and Glossy
This design plays with the contrast between matte, glossy, and glitter nails. The matte and glossy polishes are the same shade of deep burgundy. The gold glitter covers one nail and provides a centerline accent to the middle nail. This shape is elegant and graceful and calls the Eiffel Tower to mind.
52. Fun-Loving Blue Design with Sequins
These nails have a spunky and fun sensibility. Blue and turquoise polishes are accented by oversized blue, silver, and gold sequins placed by hand. The clarity and simplicity of this presentation are easy to accomplish at home with only a little skill in nail art. Try it in a different color palette for an entirely different look.
53. Pink French Manicure with Incredible Detail
This design starts with a classic pale pink French manicure with white tips. The third nail is painted pale pink all over and then covered with gems. Different size crystals are arranged in a graduated fashion, giving an almost ombre effect on the nails. Around the edges of the design is a ring of silver glitter. This design is highly intricate and difficult to achieve. The time and patience needed to properly place the crystals is all worth it when you receive well-deserved compliments. Spice up your usual burgundy nails with this design.
54. Maroon and White with Gold Glitter Chevron
These nails are painted in a classic dark maroon color. The tips are squared off so that anyone could wear them with ease. This design features the ring finger, which is accented with a white nail with a maroon and gold chevron. The neat V shape of the chevron takes patience to get right. This design presents a balance between the understated and the dramatic. It would look special with a contrasting outfit.
55. Gorgeous Rose Gold Nails for You
This perfect chrome finish is difficult to pull off, but it can be achieved with practice. The nails are painted in a uniform rose gold color. They are great for the beach or for any place where you want to be the star. They’re not too fussy, however, and they won’t keep you from getting into any fun activity you want to participate in.
47+ Fabolous Nail Art Designs to Stand Out from The Crowd
When you look at our cute easy nail designs, you will be inspired to try them for yourself. Most of these different nail designs can be pulled off easily in the comfort of your home, but some of them may require a professional’s artistic touch. Most of them can be accomplished if you take the time to learn the newest techniques.
Often, nail art is as uncomplicated as having the patience to wait between coats or for various accents to dry before applying a top coat. Rushing and being impatient will result in disappointment. Try some of these beautiful ideas for yourself and find your inner nail artist.
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