Name a more classic nail design than the French manicure — we’ll wait. While the classic version featured a neutral (usually pinkish nude) base and signature white tips, the timeless look has gotten quite a few stylish upgrades over the past few seasons. One modern twist on French tips that we’re currently obsessed with is the trendy marbled French manicure.
Like the OG style, this newer version of French manicure features a neutral base coat and painted tips — but with a marbled effect. It’s just as sophisticated as the original and delivers that same polished look we all know and love. Not to mention, there are so many pretty versions to choose from. If you’re in need of a paint job, here are seven marbled French manicure ideas to use as inspo before your next nail appointment.
1. Blue Marbled French Manicure
Zhuzh up your French manicured nails with blue and white marble tips.
2. Gold Foil Marbled French Manicure
Level up your nails even more by adding a shimmering and glitzy effect to them with a gold foil.
3. Gradient Marbled French Manicure
You can also veer away from the traditional tip by asking your esthetician for a more gradient-like look.
4. Marbled French Tip Accent Nail
Another way you can rock this on-trend nail design is by doing a French marble accent nail surrounded by a solid color set.
5. Marbled French Manicure With French Marbled Accent
Or you can go for a marbled manicure with a French manicure accent nail. Can you really have too many sassy swirls?
6. Terracotta Marbled French Manicure
We also can’t get enough of a marbleized terracotta hue (aka brown marble tips) that’s giving us major pumpkin spice latte vibes.
7. Heart-Shaped Marbled French Manicure
If you really want to nail the look, go for a heart-shaped tip instead of a stripe. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect design to test out.
Written by: Sophie Dweck, Photo Credit: IG/Nail Artist @beautyby.alexaliberatore