Taking a cue from amazing hair trends, nail designs are crossing over into the world of ombre nails and delicate color blends. We know how “extra” winter can get on our hands, so we love how nail fashion has just stepped up its game to new styles and fashionable winter looks. Ombre nails are the perfect option to chase away the winter blues and keep you feeling warm and they allow you to play with your favorite colors while keeping it classy. It’s the perfect alternative to more traditional looks which, to us, have simply had their day already. Keep it real with our favorite ombre looks.
47+ Gorgeous Ombre Nail Looks You’ll Want This Season
The thing about doing your nails in this style is that it isn’t something that you can do in a hurry. Simply trying to paint your nails with two different colors, just like that, isn’t going to work out that well. With that being said, it’s not impossible to do it yourself at home. Or, you could get the look done at your favorite nail salon.
To paint ombre nail designs, you’re going to want to pick two colors that you like best. Whether they “match” or not doesn’t matter. You’ll need sponges, plastic, and toothpicks. Use the lighter color of the two that you’ve chosen and paint each nail. Let them dry.
Put the two colors on the plastic sheet. Using the toothpicks, swirl the colors in the middle. You can choose the kind of color gradient you like best. Take the sponge and dab it in the nail polish and then on your nail. Don’t let it cover the whole nail. You can dab as many times as you like before polish dries to ensure that you get the exact color you like. If that’s too much work for you, consider having a professional do it instead. But until then take a look at our ombre nails collection and get inspired!
1. Pale Blue Ombre Nails with Sparkly Decals
These pastel blue acrylics are a sight for sore eyes. The lengthy extensions feature blue and nude gradients with iridescent snowflake decals and sapphire rhinestone aggregates. This fabulous look is perfect for special occasions.
2. Dazzling Pale Pink Ombre Nails with Gold Decals
This reimagined French manicure features a blurred gradient line and sparkly gold butterfly decals. These long yet feminine talons have a dense jelly finish. These long, delicate nails would be a blast to accessorize.
3. Shimmery Rose Nail Art with Snowflake Decals
Deck the halls with silver snowflakes! This seasonal nail idea features a mix of semi-translucent pastel pink and shimmery silver polish. Embrace the cold weather with crystalline snowflake decals. We suggest that you leave this intricate nail job to the professionals.
4. Pink Ombre Nails with Marbled Rose Gold Accents
You’ll be the belle of the ball in these delectable pastel pink nails. The square-shaped gel extensions feature a mix of purple and pink gradients and semi-translucent rose gold marbling. The soft, dreamy nail concept looks exceptional against dark and olive skin tones.
5. Reverse Ombre Watermelon Nails with Silver Embellishments
This fruity shade of pink is so yummy we cannot almost taste it! These watermelon-colored gradient nails fade from nude to neon without skipping a beat. Silver accent nails help this manicure fulfill its glitter and rhinestone quotas.
1) Winter Blues Can Be Beautiful
Just because the winter has got you blue, doesn’t mean you should keep the blues away from your nails. The col blue set in ombre with a lime green pairs nicely with the accented glitter nail on one hand. It’s not a look that you’ll see everywhere but certainly, one that will warm your heart every time you look at your hands.
2) Keep It Classy With Simple Ombre Nails
Cool and subdued, these nails look as classy as you’d want for a formal setting, but with some extra pizzazz. With an ombre style that is just barely there, these nude colored nails are fabulous for those special occasions where you want to have fun but keep it cool.
3) Variety Is The Spice of Life
Anything but boring, we love what’s going on with this design. From simple pink ombre designs to sparkles in between, you don’t have to stay limited to just one look. Keeping it fun in the cold months is what this nail look is all about and we think it looks quite awesome.
4) Cool Colors For Cool Weather
Metallic blues fading slowly into greens reminds us of the changing of seasons. For the cool girl yet ever so subliminally feminine, this look is shiny yet subdued, keeping it real for the lady who knows how to work hard and how to have fun. Shiny glitter and ombre nails are much cooler than we had ever thought.
5) A Pretty Twist For The Blushing Bride
Reminiscent of the traditional French manicure but taking things up a notch, the finesse of these ombre nails is second to none. Smooth transparent color blending its way into white is simple yet eye-catching while the glittered nails add that touch of “all eyes on me” that any bride-to-be could want.
6) An Awesome Look For An Awesome Girl
There’s just something about shiny things that make us say, “yes!” and this look has us begging for it. The soft pink with the unique glitter ombre design is the work of art that you want on your fingers. Whether you have a special occasion coming up or simply like all things beautiful, you can totally pull off this classically beautiful look.
7) Shine Like A Diamond With Ombre Nail Art
What is better than pink ombre nails? Not much in our opinion, but if we had to choose something, it would be this gorgeous nail art that is everything girly-girls’ dreams are made of. With the unique accents on each nail to the glitter adorning almost every nail, this look is certainly one that will make you feel like “he should put a ring on it.”
8) Bold, Daring, Cute, and Unique
You were born to stand out so why try to fit in? If you’re all about being who you are, this unique orange ombre design will make you feel as sassy as can be. From the bold pattern to the spot-on fading in the ombre design, we’re all about this being the daring look for a winter “gone wrong.”.
9) So Delicious, Like Cotton Candy
Mmm, these nails look so good, we can almost taste them. Yet, you don’t want to do any biting on nails that look as fine as these ones. The perfect graduation of white to pink with one glittered nail on one each hand, there is so much that we’re loving about this sweet-looking design that has us craving the good stuff.
10) Ombre Nails Have Us Loving Winter Skies
The smooth gradient of black and grey with light touches of glitter in this ombre nail design is so perfect, it reminds us of looking up at the starry night skies. See? Winter isn’t so bad if you know where to look and when you have this classy design on your hands, you’ll be looking “up” a whole lot more.
11) The Ice Queen Wants Her Nails Back
This design looks like it belongs to ion Elsa in Frozen. The cool color blends will have you matching the snowy weather, but we’re loving it in a really good way. Metallic blues, glitter, and pink and blue ombre are surprisingly attractive on your nails, separately and together.
12) Pretty In Purple Is A Thing
We know that girls look pretty in pink but did you know they also look just as cute in purple? At least if they’re sporting these perfectly done purple ombre nails that have the best fading of color ever. Whether you love purple or want to feel awesome, these could be the nails for you.
13) So Yummy, I Could Eat Them
You know that when nails look like food, they are definitely a cute look that you want to sport. Reminding of lemon squares, this delicate design is perfect for anybody, from the beautiful bride to the college student. The light pink color with the white speckled ombre is classy yet fun, no matter the season, no matter the occasion.
14) Easy, Calm, and Collected Beauty
Pastel colors blend nicely with this design that is all about standing out from the rest. With baby blue nails paired with a glittered nail on each hand and a soft pink and blue ombre nail design to pair with it, this design is bold in a very calm and soothing way.
15) Pretty In Pink Ombre Nails
Pink nails dipped in glitter can make anyone feel like a princess. This amazing design can make anyone feel like a girly girl, no matter what you’re getting up to. For the delicate lady who wants to show off her feminine side, this could be the easy look for you.
16) Take Me To The Beach
An incredible style that is reminiscent of sand and waves, the easy breezy beach bum is going to love a look like this one. The ombre design of blues and white will have you thinking of white sand beaches and sipping on a margarita and to be honest, who wouldn’t want to be thinking of a picture like that?
17) Simple And Sweet Ombre Nails
If you’re less about wild patterns and bold designs, this simple yet unique ombre design is both classy and sweet. A light baby blue fading into a light pink makes this look both fun and feminine. It’s the perfect look for holiday fun and vacation while remaining authentic and unique.
18) An Awesome, Edgy Look For A Cool Girl
Shiny nails are fun for anyone, so if you’re a woman who wants to stand out while also keeping the look classy and unique. This ombre design is different in that the metallic silver gradually fades into a transparent design. It can easily combine with any outfit and will make you look edgy but still keep it real.
19) Nails-Born to Stand Out
If you’re the type of girl who is all about standing out in a crowd, this bold purple and blue ombre design with exotic nail art will have you attracting all eyes to you. You can be sure that no one could ever think you boring with nails like these ones.
20) Subtly Seductive and Sexy Nail Design
If you look quickly, you’ll barely notice that this easy look includes an ombre design. The subtle gradient of maroon and black is barely noticeable but when you do see it, you love it. It keeps what seems like a traditional look from being too basic and adds just the right amount of edge to the design.
21) A Few Of My Favorite Nail Designs
The lavender, the sparkle, the shine, and oh the precious stones, all combine nicely to make the perfect marriage of designs for a look that says, “I love variety.” It’s as festive as the holidays and a perfect look for spreading the cheer that is so fitting for the winter season–and what gorgeous ombre nail art that we can admire.
22) Simple and Easy Yet Eye-Catching
If you are looking to stand out but keep it traditional, this look is ideal. With glitter taking the stage as the pairing “color” in this ombre design, you don’t have to worry about being in the spotlight if you don’t want to, but you’ll definitely catch people’s eyes.
23) Delicate Enough For a Royal Lady
If you’re looking for a design that doesn’t scream for attention but subtly demands it, this glitter and pink ombre nails design may be perfect for you. Delicate yet eye-catching, it’s the ideal look for you if you like to win hearts in a subtle yet present manner.
24) Shiny and Beautiful Nail Design
A pimped-up version of your regular French manicure, you can keep things traditional with a white/transparent ombre design while adding some sparkle with a couple of gold-glittered nails. Perfect for wedding days and special occasions, you’ll stand out in any room with these nails.
25) You Can Have The Stars and Moon
Did someone take the stars from the sky and put them on your hand? That’s what this sparkly and beautiful design looks like. It’s as shiny as you could hope for if you like everything pretty and everything nice. Capture the stars for yourself with an ombre nail design like this one.
26) Earthy Tones Are Perfect For 2018
Who says brown nail polish isn’t a good idea? It’s totally in color this year and we’re loving how fabulous the brown polish pairs with the ombre glitter nails. Unique yet incredibly attractive, this original look will be having you feeling like a fashionista this year.
27) The Nails Khaleesi Would Love
This look is as royal as Khaleesi herself. The unique ombre design of gold accents and a smooth tan color is the marriage we never expected. If you are all about standing out in the crowd, this is the perfect option for you.
28) Dark and Mysterious Ombre Nail Art
Make them wonder with this look that is perfect for the chic who likes to keep it edgy and cool. Glittery reigns supreme in this style with shiny glittery taking over. To keep your hands from blinding, the glitter pairs wonderfully with the dark nail and the one glitter/transparent nail that takes the stage on each hand.
29) A French With a Pretty Twist
Most ladies love a French manicure but imagine making a simple and traditional look pop with a bit of shine. The silver glitter ombre design that bleeds into the nude color is the perfect alternative for your average French manicure—still classy but a lot more fun.
30) The Best Design For Unicorn Lovers
If you’re about unicorns, then you’re probably a big fan of colorful designs. If you like rainbows, you may want to capture one and put it on your hands. Without being too corny, this design has gorgeous colorful glitter that blends nicely with a light pink background.
31) Shiny Is All The Rage These Days
Keeping up with fashion isn’t a bad idea when what’s in style is shiny and glittery. Who wants to grow out of shiny things? Not I. You won’t have to with these glittery, pink ombre nails that will brighten up any outfit or any gloomy day. Stand out with glittery in 2018.
32) Metallica Called and Wants Their Nails
Shiny metallic glitter blended into two shades of a peachy/gold color certainly deserve their place in the spotlight. Perfect for the rock and roll lady who likes happy colors, you can be sure that you’ll shine brightly with this look—just like a diamond.
33) A Cute Design For The Fun Loving
The clean fade of purple into a light pink makes this a fun ombre nail design that is perfect for those who want the perfect example of ombre done right. If you’re bored of the single color nail art, keep it trendy with this sweet look that won’t go out of style anytime soon.
34) It’s Time To Celebrate The Holidays
These colors are so perfectly festive, they look like they belong on wrapping paper. The soft red pairs wonderfully with gold glittered, while the sole ombre nail with a combination of both takes over to make the perfect combination of nail art. Nothing else says celebratory like these nails and we love it.
35) Is There Ever Too Much Ombre?
This is a question that these ombre nails may not want an answer to if your answer is no. But if you’re all about the ombre, then you’ll be all about this design. The white/transparent ombre design to the pure gold glitter nails to the transparent and glitter ombre nail makes this a very happening scene, but one that we approve of.
36) As Pretty as a Wedding Day
A French manicure for your wedding day is a great idea but you know what is an even better idea? This option with its shiny glitter nails paired with white/transparent ombre, and stones accenting a finger on each hand. If you want your hands to look like a fairytale, this is the look for you.
37) As Elegant as Audrey Hepburn
Change things up with elegant black nails that have a couple of special details that make a world of difference. The three solid black nails paired with an ombre nail design of shiny glitter and black and the sole nail of white and gold glitter make this a highly elegant look that any Hollywood star would love to sport.
38) Pastel Pinks Make Us Feel Good
The unique glitter and transparent ombre nail paired with light pink nails is already a great combination, but add the white nail with the light red splatter and you have an incredible look that just feels right. It’s the happy look for the lady who is all about keeping things fun in the gloomiest season of the year.
39) The Perfect Blending of Colors
The way that the pink nails slowly blend into another color as the nails go on makes us think that the designer of these nails was an art genius. The pink blending into the purple is the perfectly fun look that makes us smile. Who knew pink and purple looked so great together?
40) Born To Stand Out Nails
This is the rose-gold ombre design that can be the game changer that you’ve been looking for if you want to take things up a notch. Bold yet feminine, you can show the world who’s in charge while keeping things simple and beautiful. The glittered polish is the kind of eye-catching beauty we adore.
41) Simply Smooth Ombre Nail Design
Nude that blends into a pastel blue isn’t exactly the design that we could have imagined when thinking of these colors, but the blend of these colors is as romantic as we could want. The color gradient graduates from one nail to another, making it a work of art.
42) As Many Colors as A Rainbow
Purple, blue, pink, red and green are colors that you’d see together in the sky after a rainy day but they may not be the colors that you’d see on many people’s nails and especially not on someone’s two hands, but the way that the colors blend together in an ombre design just works for us.
43) Any Mermaid Would Love This Look
Reminiscent of aqua colors, the glittery blue blending into purple at the tips of each nail has us loving this look that we think would look great underwater. Whether you’re into how mermaid tails look or like the perfect marriage of these two colors, this is a happy design that works for almost any lady.
44) The Combination You Never Thought Of
Pink and glitter and whites are all ideal options for your nails on your own, but with this look, you can see that they work together as well. The ombre glitter and white polish add to the beauty of the glittered nails and solid pink ones. If you like to have a lot going on, this multi-tasking design is the one for you.
45) Colors Are Everywhere You Look
Remember how pretty Edward’s skin looks when he steps into the sun in Twilight? Oh, we know you do. Who knew that shiny colorful glitter could look so good in an ombre design, combined with a light pink? This design somehow gets it right with this legendary look that we love.
46) This Trippy Will Keep You Staring
No one will be able to look away with this design. The pink and blue ombre design on the pinky, the swirl of orange drops against a blue background, and the nude nail with stone accents fit for a queen are all incredible designs on their own but paired together, they are hard to turn away from.
47) Girl, These Nails Were Made For You
Half pink, half purple are what little girl’s dreams are made of. The combination may seem like something you left behind in your childhood, but let’s be real, have you really? If you’re still all about these happy colors, this perfect blend will make you happy. Own it.
48) Tis The Season To Keep It Festive
If you’re just not about bright festive colors, you can still keep it happy and bright with this look. The soft light brown with the metallic dark brown is already attractive. Add in the brown ombre glitter nails and you have a festive look that doesn’t follow the rules but simply works. If you dare to wear brown nail polish, then this look may be the perfect option for this special season of 2018.
49) Traditionally Classy and Cute Nails
This simple white and transparent ombre blend isn’t noisy or happening like some of our other designs but it pulls off classy in a perfectly classical way that we love. Perfect for the average workday or even for the bride who wants to keep her hands simple, this combination is ideal for almost anyone, no matter the season.
50) The White Christmas You’ve Dreamed Of
Reminding us of the snow, this white ombre design that goes from solid white tips to a transparent white base, you don’t have to worry if you’ll get the white field for Christmas or not. You’ll have the beauty of Christmas right on your hand—that is, if white Christmases are what you’re into.
47+ Creative Ombre Nail Styles That Are Fashionably In Season
From bold colors to light classy looks, there is something for every type of woman who loves to have her nails perfectly done. Ombre nails are definitely in style right now, so if you like to keep up with the fashion, you can trust that these designs may work perfectly for you.
Whether you want to have bright and festive colors for the winter season or keep it cool with classy designs and pastel colors perfect for the cold season, these ideas will help to get you started with options for the ombre nail art that is perfect for you. Which ombre nail art design do you like best?.
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