Looking for new pedicure ideas is a fun way to get ready for spring. Take a look at some of the best pedicure designs we’ve seen and get inspiration for your own beautiful designs. Going through these designs, you’ll find an attractive mix of hand-painted nail art, glitter, chrome, ombré, and sequins. These designs have something for everyone, from people who just want a classic coat of polish to ambitious nail artists who are looking to impress everyone with their skills. Take this article to the salon with you and help your favorite manicurist design a new look just for you.
47+ Splashy Pedicure Ideas to Make You Shine
Most women feel like their feet are underdressed if they go out with open-toed shoes and no polish. This is one reason why pedicures are so popular. In the salon, pedicures involve relaxing pampering, like foot baths and massages. Home pedicures can be just as elaborate if the wearer is looking to treat herself. People love the look of painted toenails. They can be painted to go with an outfit or to make a splash with eye-catching designs. They are an area where any woman can truly express herself.
For an awesome at-home pedicure, you will first need to prepare the toenails. Make sure they are trimmed perfectly and free of any other polish. It’s also a good idea to take care of any callouses or other blemishes on your feet so you have a perfect canvas on which to show off your nail art. Different types of nail art require different preparation. First, practice doing perfect coats of plain polish. It takes some patience to get these right, even though they look very simple. Then practice with glitter polish. Glitter is a fun look, but be aware that it takes some extra effort to remove.
Next, try some simple nail art designs. Paint a solid background and then try adding flowers, polka dots, or hearts. You can use superfine paintbrushes or a toothpick to apply the polish. If you want straight lines in your design, use tape to mask your nails. Trial and error is the best way to learn.
1. Modern Tribal White And Gold Nails
The pattern on these nails is quite intricate and ethnic, but still upholding a contemporary style. To highlight the tribal design, the paint and decals used are made of shimmering material. If you’re someone who appreciates diversity in your style, this modern yet uniquely exotic design is the way to go.
2. Dark Silver Shimmer Nails With Gloss
Having shimmer nails is a simple way to get glamorous. With these two-toned dark silver glitter nails, you can achieve a mature yet elegant look ideal for daily wear or formal events. This type of nail is best paired with dark or deep-colored clothing, maxi dresses, as well as neutral accessories.
3. Black Nails With Fiery Design
For the soulful types, this simple black nails with a fiery highlighted design are subtle yet sophisticated. If you want less of the glam but want to keep neutral elegance in your nails, you can choose to have matte or glossy solid colors along with a contrasting shade for the fiery pattern.
4. Lush Emerald Nails With Leaves
Green is the color for abundance and tranquility. If you want to don a wonderful shade of emerald shimmer on your nails along with an adorable leaf-and-bird design, this definitely goes well for the holiday and springtime seasons. The emerald shade is perfect for most skin tones.
5. Intricate Shape Pattern White Nails
You can have a more casual look with these intricate patterns on white nails. Each piece is delicately designed with triangular shapes, while the smaller nails can also have highly-detailed decals. Although the patterns look complex, it actually gives a clean feel because the colors are subdued.
6. Rich Colors and Botanical Design
These nails have a rich, warm color palette. The big toes are painted in white with delicate green, orange, and burgundy leaf silhouettes. These classy nails are beautiful to wear at any time of year, but especially as fall is coming on. Try wearing them with a simple sandal.
7. Lavender Glitter and Solid Nails
This pedicure idea for summer has the big toes covered with a dense, shiny purple glitter. The other nails have a smooth, solid lavender color. These are fun-loving nails with a kick of fresh summer color. They are perfect for wearing at the beach or by the pool.
8. Amazing Nails that Shine like Chrome
This is one of the simplest, but most impressive pedicure ideas. A perfect coat of chrome polish makes anyone’s toenails a work of art. This would be challenging to get right at home, but you could do it with practice. Try it in different shades of chrome to go with different outfits.
9. Cute Easy Nail Designs with Lemon Stripes
These designer nails are fresh and cute. The big toes have a base of white with slim black stripes. At the top, there are two little lemons with leaves. The rest of the nails are painted in a smooth lemon yellow. This pedicure design looks refreshing like a tall glass of lemonade.
10. Subtle Nails with Bejeweled Accents
These nails are gorgeously embellished for a pretty, delicate look. The base nail polish is a cool pearlescent white. On top, there is an edging of gorgeous crystals and pearls in white and pink. These nails go beautifully with a coordinating fingernail design featuring translucent pink leaves.
11. A Variety of Gold Designs
These toe designs are fun and vibrant. The big toe, middle toe, and pinkie toe are covered with a rich layer of gold glitter. The remaining nails are painted solid white, then gold overlay chevrons are applied. These nails are perfect for showing off with a favorite pair of dressy sandals.
12. Intricate Stained Glass Nail Art Designs
This nail art design shows off an amazing amount of skill in hand painting. Jewel tone colors are applied to the nail, and then black outlines are added for a stained glass effect. Then a clear top coat is painted on. These painted toes are very impressive, but you could learn to do them at home with practice.
13. Turquoise Designer Nails For You
These richly colored turquoise nails shine with swirled glitter. With this summer pedicure, you will look like a mermaid. This seems to be a simple nail design, but the technique of getting the color to swirl can be a little more difficult. This would be a great design to get at your local salon.
14. Soft Baby Pink Nails with Glitter
This simple design is focused on a pretty shade of baby pink. The big toes have pink and silver glitter, and the rest of the toes are painted in the same shade of pale pink. These nails have such a subtle color, they will go with anything you want to wear.
15. Deep Blood Red Nails with Glitter
This pedicure idea for summer has another way to use glitter. Gold glitter is mixed in with a rich blood red. The gold flecks look like stars in the sky. This polish is gorgeous and would be great for any time of year. Try it around the holidays.
16. Combination French Pedicure and Gold Stripes
These French pedicure designs mix the classic look with a gold accented big toe. The big toe is painted in creamy white with metallic gold drawn across it in a zigzag pattern. The contrast between the classy French pedicured toes and the bold graphic design gives this look a nice twist.
17. Pedicure Ideas with Dramatic Golden Sequins
This look is not for those who want to blend in with their toe nail designs. The big toes are painted with a natural gloss in an adapted French manicure style. Gold polish is applied and then dramatic gold sequins are laid on. This look would take a lot of care and precision to get right.
18. Roses, Hearts, and Gold Glitter
This cute flower toe nail design features a classic red rose on one big toe. The other big toe has a tiny white heart on a red background. The other nails have a mixture of gold glitter, white, and red nail color. The hand painting on the rose is gorgeous, but anyone could learn to do it if they have steady hands.
19. Two Kinds of Pink, Opalescent and Plain
This nail polish idea pairs a glossy, opalescent pink big toe with plain baby pink toes. This design is more subtle than a glitter nail and would be great for someone who doesn’t really want to show off, but who wants more than a basic pedicure.
20. Black and Rainbow Polka Dot Nails for You
These designer nails pair a glossy black base coat with perfect rainbow polka dots. There is a double row of polka dots on each big toe. The other toes each have one dot of a different color. This is one of the cuter feet nail designs and is great for anyone with a childlike sense of fun.
21. Classic French Pedicure Designs
This natural French pedicure is lovely in its simplicity. The nails are painted in a classic blush pink with a clear white edging. This is a popular design for women of any age. This is the best design to choose when you want a traditional look.
22. Pink and Silver Snake Skin Nails for 2018
These creatively painted toes have a unique snakeskin pattern. This is hand painted using metallic silver. The base coat is a popular blush pink. These nails give a subtle kick to the traditional blush pink summer pedicure. They are lovely for anyone who wants to give their feet nail designs a little twist.
23. Fire Engine Red is One of the Classics
While some of these designs are elaborate and take a long time to put on, this nail art design is straight from the classic playbook. Everyone loves a fire engine red pedicure. It kicks up any boring outfit and makes you feel powerful and attractive. This is an easy design to get right and it looks great on everyone.
24. Rainbow Colors and White Polka Dots
These cute easy nail designs feature solid color backgrounds and perfectly placed white polka dots. The colors are arranged in rainbow order for a whimsical touch. These are easy for any nail addict to do at home. The freshness of this design would look great on anyone, especially children and teens.
25. Twist on the Rainbow Polka Dots
These toe nail ideas give a different spin on rainbow nails with polka dots. In this example, the toes are painted first with a glossy white, then slightly irregular dots are added in rainbow colors. This fresh pedicure idea for summer makes a cute accent for any kind of beachwear.
26. Different Nail Designs with Half Circles
This cute pedicure is an alternative to polka dots. Large half-circles in varied colors are featured. The half-circles are in shades of blue, white, red, and turquoise. The remaining nails are painted in a solid, glossy red. This look is freshly updated for 2018.
27. Beautiful Flower Toe Nail Design
This cherry blossom pattern is perfect for spring. It has a natural look, with graceful cherry branches and cute pink flowers. The cherry trees are painted on a solid pale blue background. This pedicure nail art would not be that difficult to pull off at home. Try it with a matching fingernail design.
28. 1950s Retro Pedicure Nail Art
This creative pedicure design for summer has a 1950s retro look. It is an awesome way to show off your individual style. Arcs of bright color move across a solid white glossy background. Little polka dots like paint splatters accent the nails. The remaining nails are painted in a pretty robin’s egg blue.
29. Unique Blue Nail Color with Glitter
This pedicure design for summer features a unique shade of blue. The big toes are accented with a fine coat of silver glitter. This is a more subtle look than full-on glitter and is more subtle for people who aren’t ready to go full on the diva. It is also easier to keep up, and you won’t continually be gluing sequins back on.
30. Showy Toe Nail Designs with Crystals
These splashy nail art designs are great for people who want to stand out. The big toe nails are painted with a white, blush pink, and red chevron pattern. The edges of the pattern have fine outlines of black and white. In the center of the chevron pattern, crystals are carefully glued on. The other nails are painted in solid red, black, and white.
31. White Designer Nails with Crystals and Pearls
These pretty feet nail designs have a simple, delicate white background. These designer nails are then accented with beautiful crystals and pearls. These nail art designs are tailor-made for brides. They are delicate and sparkly without being too flashy. They would be great for brides who are wearing open-toed shoes.
32. Royal Blue Pedicure Design with Crystals
These different nail designs have a nice combination of royal blue, white, and crystal embellishments. The big toe nails are painted in a reverse French pedicure design with white and royal blue. The crystals are set in the center of the big toe in a triangle shape. This design is awesome for the nail addict in all of us.
33. Hand Painted Nails for You
This nail polish idea has a complex hand-painted pattern in white, peach, blue, turquoise, spring green, and yellow. The design is outlined in black. The remaining nails have a classic solid red base. This cute pedicure is great for when you want something fun without being too “in your face.” Try mixing this design with your bathing suit or a nice sundress.
34. Cool Glossy Pink Pedicure Ideas
These cute gel nails are incredibly shiny. The nail color is a vivid bubblegum pink. This is an easy design for anyone to wear at any time, without any of the frills. The lovely color stands on its own. Try this with a pair of classy heeled sandals.
35. Awesome Sherbet Color Nail Ideas
These bright sherbet colors are perfect for bringing the 80s back. They have nice shades of pink, turquoise, yellow, and peach. The color palette may look retro, but it is definitely back in this year. Solid designs like this one are super easy for anyone to do at home.
36. Interesting Pedicure Ideas with Glitter
These nails have a lovely pastel color palette. The big toe nails are painted in a contemporary design with different sections of color. The colors are nicely outlined in white. Complementing the pale pastel colors is a bright arc of gold glitter. This design is a little more complex and might be more difficult to pull off at home.
37. Floral Nail Ideas for You
These nails have a cute baby pink base. The big toes are accented with an intricate pattern of geometric flowers. This is a subtle look that almost looks like lace. These nails are perfect to show to your favorite nail artist at the salon and have him or she recreate this design for you.
38. Classy Striped White and Black Pedicure Ideas
These exciting toe designs have cute beaded bows. The nails have a white and black base with contrasting stripes. The bow divides the nail design into striped and plain sections. This design would complement a plain outfit and might be a little too much when matched with another striped pattern.
39. Pastel Ombré Toe Nail Designs
These pastel nails are painted in careful opposites. Each nail is painted in two complementary pastel colors. The colors are skillfully blended together in an ombré pattern. The effect is subtle and delicate. These nails take some skill to pull off successfully at home, but the technique can be learned.
40. Cute Plaid and Matte Nails
These pedicure ideas have nicely painted plaid patterns on a pale pink background. The other nails are painted in a subtle matte burgundy. The plaid pattern could be done by applying two sets of lines with tape, then painting next to those lines. Always make sure to leave enough time for your polish to dry before removing the tape.
41. Festive Black and White Polka Dots
These vivid black and white nails have a reverse French manicure pattern on the big toes. They are accented with cute polka dots and a festive little bow. The second nail has a black and white ombré pattern. The remaining nails are done in a white glossy polish. These would be great for the beach or with a fun pair of sandals.
42. Tropical Toe Nail Ideas
This is an adorable design with a toucan painted on one of the big toes. The other big toe has a selection of tropical flowers. The remaining nails are painted in a clear rainforest green and a silver glitter. This design is made for showing off and would be great to wear on vacation, or whenever you feel like your outfit needs a tropical vibe.
43. Abstract Stained Glass Nail Design
These stained glass nails are done in various shades of pink. Irregular abstract shapes are painted on, then lined with black for a stained glass look. On each nail, one section is done in silver glitter. These nails would be great in any color combination. Try them with a retro outfit.
44. Simple Candy Colored Nail Polish Idea
This pedicure is a super easy way to bring vibrant color to your outfit. Candy-colored shades of yellow, red, blue, and turquoise decorate the toes. This look can be achieved at home in minutes. Try wearing some of these colors in your outfit, or go for a totally contrasting look.
45. Subtle Baby Pink Polka Dots
This Swiss dotted pedicure is pretty and delicate. The model is wearing a toe ring to accent the look. A background of pale baby pink is highlighted by tiny white polka dots. This would be a cute look on a child, or for anyone who would like to add a sweet and adorable accent to their outfit.
46. Intricate Concentric Rings Nail Art Design
These colorful nails would take a steady hand to pull off at home, but it could be done with practice. The background is a plain white. The nails have concentric circles of different rainbow colors, done in tiny polka dots. Each nail is different. The smaller toes have white space than the big toe.
47. Classic Hot Pink Pedicure Ideas
This look is simple and classic. The nails are painted in a rich hot pink polish. The finish is gorgeous and perfectly glossy. This would be easy to pull off with gel nails. This look is great for anyone who wants a traditional look for a special occasion.
48. Oversized Sequin Hearts on Pale Pink
These nails have a classic pale pink background. A large sequined heart with shades of gold, pink, white, black, and blue decorates each big toe. The hearts are outlined in black for a neat look. A lot of patience and a pair of tweezers would be required to get the sequins just right.
49. Fresh and Pretty Pointed Flowers
These nails have a stylized flower design. The flowers and leaves are pointed for a different look. The backgrounds are white, blue, yellow, and pink. The big toes have several flowers, and the smaller toes have one flower each. This look is stylish and fun-loving and would look great on anyone.
50. Red and White Contemporary Design
These bold and exciting nails are done in white and candy apple red. The nails are painted in a version of the reverse French manicure. The design on each nail is different. The ring toes have a pointed design that contrasts with the reverse French manicure look. These nails stand out wherever you go.
51. Solid Dolphin Gray Nails for You
These nails are done in a classic dolphin gray. They are perfectly glossy and neatly applied. This conservative color would be great for anyone who can’t wear one of the more exciting designs to work. They are sophisticated and simple. The color is muted and would go with most work outfits.
52. Lovely Cherry Blossom Pedicure Ideas
The big toes have a base of pale sky blue and delicate branches with cherry blossoms and green leaves. The remaining nails are done in a soft pale pink. This is a special design for spring, especially for cherry blossom season. Flower lovers and anyone looking for a gentle romantic look would love these nails.
53. Pink with Crystals and Silver Glitter
These nails have a clear pink background. On the big toes, an assortment of pink, blue, and white crystals are placed. The remaining toes are lined with silver glitter in a nod to the French pedicure. These nails are gorgeous and eye-catching. They would be lovely for a special occasion like a wedding or prom.
54. Magical Rainbow Pony Pedicure Ideas
These nails have a base of classic hot pink. On the big toes, there are two sweet pieces of nail art. One big toe has a precious rainbow-maned pony with a charming facial expression. The other big toe has a rainbow and cloud. Any little girl would love this design. Grown-ups who have not lost their childlike view of the world would also love them.
55. Fun and Quirky Batman Nails
These nails have an adorable wink to superhero style. The base is painted in pale yellow. On the big toes, there are two funny Batman faces. These are great for showing off your quirky sense of style while letting everyone know your favorite superhero. Try them with a superhero T-shirt.
47+ Different Pedicure Ideas to Light Up Your Toes
This article shows off dozens of different ways to make your pedicure shine. There are designs to go with any outfit, from a fun sundress to a bridal gown. From chrome to glitter, and ombré to delicate hand painting, there’s something for everyone. Some of the prettiest designs have embellishments like beads, crystals, and sequins.
Try some of these designs today, or bring them to your nail salon for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to experiment with nail art – the only way to learn how to do it is through practice. As your skills grow, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with your stylish, classy nails.
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