A look is never complete without freshly painted claws! You might be looking for some new nail art designs to deck your digits out with and you’re in luck because we have found some exciting nail art designs that will make you feel like the fancy, glamour queen you are. Whether you are someone who goes to the salon for manicures or you do your own at home, it never hurts to get inspired by the nail art others have created to inform your own nail art designs!
We decided to dig into the newest nail art designs people shared on social media to discover the hottest trends and how people are pushing the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to nail art. We are pleased to share with you that we’re in a golden age of nail art or, at least, it feels that way by looking at these inventive designs on social media! Here are 50 nail art designs that you should absolutely dip into for inspiration!
Get a Fresh Look with These Chic Nail Art Designs!
Swirl Them Tips
Get a retro vibe with swirly tips in complementing colors! People love nail art designs that offer a touch of vintage appeal these days and these nails perfectly nail it.
You can go for a neutral base layer and then add a complimenting color for a pop of vibrancy. We love these beige and orange nails that remind us of a creamsicle!
Lisa Frank Your Life
Animal print is red-hot for nail art designs today. Check out these neon nails with a rad cheetah print on top of an ombre background. Put these claws in the Louvre!
Mix It Up
You can mix and match from different nail art designs to come up with your own unique look. These nails look like a combination of the previous two examples with a neutral scheme and some animal print!
We told you animal print was hot! Here is a peachy zebra print with white stripes. What a dream!
Ombré nails are so attractive and treasured these days that calling the look a trend might do it a disservice. We love the color choices here that remind us of the setting sun.
Pollock Meets Plaid
Here’s a work of modern art. Tartan on nails is not new but applying it to look like paint splatter just might be!
Can’r decide on one scheme? Why not try a few nail art designs? Pick something cute to paint on each nail and you’ve got a gallery on your fingers.
Who does not love pastels? Serve pinks, baby blues, and sea foam greens for days!
If you’re tired of long nails, you can always go for a shorter length. The square shape of these nails works well with the blocky nail art designs. These nails scream Saved by the Bell!
Retro looks are big right now and these nails look modern, but they definitely feel like they belong on The Beetles’ Yellow Submarine. Hippie-inspired nail art designs look so fun and free.
Get Gay with It
Pride month may have passed but you can still celebrate your individuality all year long. These rainbow claws with metallic gold really sparkle.
A neutral base layer with pastel and black accents really looks fabulous. Nail art designs that capitalize on complimenting colors for maximal effect are definitely hot right now.
This is an original design that’s also extremely chic. We find the most calming shade of blue on earth decorated with one eye open and one eye closed. What a flirty look!
Marble nail art designs have been around for a moment and we hope the trend never stops. These peachy nails are arrestingly beautiful.
Here’s a very subtle marbled effect that’s totally dreamy. Blush and baby blue are two clearly amazing colors to pair together.
Colorful dots that get progressively bigger as you move toward the nail beds proves a clean and attractive look. Do you think you could pull off these dots?
We find another example of marbled nail art designs with these stunning claws. Apparently, gold is the thing to pair with your rainbow scheme as this is the second time we’ve seen it on this list. Beautiful!
Ready to make a statement? Go with neon green and no one will miss it! We love these simple flames that we think most amateur nail artists can pull off at home.
Here is one of the classiest nail art designs on this list! A pretty nude color paired with peach contrasts beautifully. The ornamental work looks like something you would find on a treasured antique.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb! Any fruit will do but these little cherries are especially playful and sweet. Get fruity for the best summery nail art designs!
Showcase the life aquatic with this fish scale effect. Have yourself a mermaid moment with nail art designs just like this one.
I <3 the 80’s
Pick a decade, any decade! Here we find a scheme that looks like something you would find in a Wall Street banker’s home in the 1980s. A touch of post-modern design never hurts!
Pretty Pastel Rainbows
We are definitely getting My Little Pony vibes from these beautiful nails that are decorated in pastel rainbows and plenty of sparkles. Glitter and be gay, folks!
Speaking of Sparkle
When was the last time you put on glitter polish? Now is a great time to try it again. Look how stunning this chrome metallic look is!
Bring Back Botanicals
As we were looking through the new images of nail art designs people have recently shared we noticed there was a lack of botanical-themed nails at the moment. Bring those flowers back! Lovely little lotuses like these would be a great way to do it.
These electric neon hearts prove an attractive detail on the tips of these nails. Rainbow colors are clearly having a moment.
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Wow! These majestic butterfly wings look great with polish to match the yellow and cream colors. Add a little gold and you’re ready to werk.
These pretty paisley nails sure look nostalgic and fun. The next time July 4th rolls around, you know what to do.
These long coffin nails look just like ears of corn. What do we think of this look? We do not see many food-inspired nail art designs so we’re not sure what to do with this one.
The best nail art designs are the most expressive and personal ones. We get a glimpse of this individual’s punk rock style with these fun nails.
Very loud nail art designs are dominating these days but it’s fine to go back to basics. A nice pale pink base layer toped with a gem or two and a minimal branch looks sophisticated.
Shades of Green
We get a little bit of splatter and a whole lot of green on these handsome nails. If you are feeling one color more than the others, go monochromatic!
The Transatlantic Nail Treaty
We find Union Jack, stars and stripes, and glitter on these very interesting nails. We’re not sure why this happened, but it’s a very fun concept!
Lots of Love
How precious are these nails with little metallic hearts? We think they are so sweet, delicate, and cool.
Petals & Petals
Someone was feeling floral and we’re here for it. A peachy nude base with purple flowers makes for a playful look.
Make Them Pop
Go off script and you will not regret it! We love how each nail matches on the corresponding finger while each design chosen looks totally random. We think it offers balance.
How dramatic do these black and yellow nails look? We love nail art designs that stick to a strict color scheme like this. If you love yourself some sunflowers, do it up!
At the Heart of It
Not new, but always a refreshing design, these heart tips are classy with a touch of whimsy. This is one of the nail art designs on this list that most people could pull off at home.
We find another one of the marble nail art designs here but this person has taken extra care to create the veins and swirls you find in natural marble. Looks like money to us!
These extremely understated nails somehow make a huge statement. They’re simply stunning. We find the lightest of pinks with a white halo hovering over a pastel green semicircle. The shapes of the design real accentuate the shape of the nail. Simplicity is bliss!
This is one of the best nail art designs on this list. Take a look at this pink and red leopard print that’s been repeated in lightning bolt form. This artist picked a them and stuck to it!
We love nail art designs that focus a lot of the visual interest on a single nail on each hand. You can achieve these mod vibes by choosing just primary colors (red, blue, yellow).
Where the goth girls at? How creative are these The Nightmare Before Christmas nails? There’s Jack, of course, but we also get a hint of Sally with the stitched nails. A winner!
She was feeling cow, girl. These simple black and white nails make a big impact. As you can see, any animal print will give you fun nail art designs.
Who wants these cotton candy clouds? We think all skies should be pink skies from now on.
Red & Much More!
These drop-dead gorgeous nails are decorated with different motifs from African art. These nails are so meaningful and full of beauty.
Fun in the Sun
These nails scream summer vacation and look like a little slice of paradise. If you’re prepping for a trip to the beach, you could do no better than nail art designs like this one!
Tired of too much shine? Check out these magical-looking nails done in matte. We’re so used to seeing glossy nail art designs these truly stand out.
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Gel Nails for the Win!
We leave you with this nature-inspired design that finds birds on wire with a warm sun on their backs. We also see a tree done in a rich black that looks great with a light green base layer.
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these nail art designs and feel inspired to try some new things with your own nails. These designs we shared with you on this list range from amateur to professional-level so if you are just starting to experiment yourself, start with a more basic design and work your way up to more complicated nail art designs. Nail art is all about self-expression, please do just that with your colorful claws!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Get a Fresh Look with These Chic Nail Art Designs!
- 1.1 Swirl Them Tips
- 1.2 Creamsicle
- 1.3 Lisa Frank Your Life
- 1.4 Mix It Up
- 1.5 Seeing Stripes
- 1.6 Ombré, Okay
- 1.7 Pollock Meets Plaid
- 1.8 Individuality
- 1.9 Pastel Frenchies
- 1.10 Get Shorty
- 1.11 Flower Power
- 1.12 Get Gay with It
- 1.13 Squiggles
- 1.14 Wink!
- 1.15 Peachy Keen
- 1.16 More Marble
- 1.17 Dotty Girl
- 1.18 Rainbow Marble
- 1.19 Neon Green
- 1.20 Send Nude
- 1.21 Cherry Bomb
- 1.22 Mermaid
- 1.23 I <3 the 80’s
- 1.24 Pretty Pastel Rainbows
- 1.25 Speaking of Sparkle
- 1.26 Bring Back Botanicals
- 1.27 Neon Tips
- 2 Keep Scrolling for More Amazing Nail Art Designs!
- 2.1 Majestic
- 2.2 Bandana Bonanza
- 2.3 Coffin Cobs
- 2.4 Rebel Girl
- 2.5 Branch Out
- 2.6 Shades of Green
- 2.7 The Transatlantic Nail Treaty
- 2.8 Lots of Love
- 2.9 Petals & Petals
- 2.10 Make Them Pop
- 2.11 Sunny Sunflowers
- 2.12 At the Heart of It
- 2.13 Gold Veins
- 2.14 Blush
- 2.15 Electric Leopard
- 2.16 Pick One!
- 2.17 What’s This?
- 2.18 Moo!
- 2.19 Pink Skies
- 2.20 Red & Much More!
- 2.21 Fun in the Sun
- 2.22 Matte Magic
- 2.23 Gel Nails for the Win!
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