The temperatures have begun to rise, flowers are on the cusp of blooming, and you know what that means—spring is finally here! A great way to celebrate the new season is by refreshing your nails. And since any time of the year warrants playful shades and designs, it’s always the perfect time to try out some eye-catching nail art. From twists on classic french nail designs to pastel floral accented nails, there’s sure to be a look that will fit your personality. So grab your manicure tools and read on to get inspired by these 10 pretty spring manicure designs that you can recreate at home.
Nothing says spring like soft pastel floral nails. And instead of having to paint on mini flowers, try using floral nail stickers and gems instead. The end result will leave you with a stunning spring manicure that is sure to garner plenty of compliments.
Editor’s Tip: Stick with a nude base and dress it up with pastel floral shades like lilac, yellow, and white. Apply the stickers directly to the center of the nail from the base to the tip for a clean and chic look.
Multicolored Striped Nails
Looking for ways to brighten up your nail look? Try painting on multicolored stripes to add a fun twist to your manicure. For those who prefer to keep it subtle, use rich muted colors against a nude base for a simple and clean look.
Slanted French Tips
French nails are a classic style we continue to reinvent each season. And our current nail obsession is with the slanted french manicure, which requires creating a deep arch on the side of the nail instead of following the natural curve at the tip. Bonus: this style also makes your nails appear longer.
Editor’s Tip: You can stick with a nude or light pink base, finished off with the classic white tip, or go for brighter hues and shimmery tips.
Color Block Nails
For an easy-to-do and quick spring nail design, try color blocking. This look only requires two colors: the base and another to be layered on top to create the color block look. Use tape to help create geometric shapes across all your nails.
Mismatched nails are one of the most popular trends right now. If you’re looking for a chic way to stand out, try alternating colors and designs during your next manicure.
Editor’s Tip: We recommend using hues within the same color family for a flattering look. For example, if you want to use pink, find a few lighter and deeper variations of pink to use.
Modern Art Nails
Create your own mini-masterpiece by experimenting with bold spring nail colors (like yellow and emerald green) and shapes during your next manicure. You can also use nail stencils to get crisp and even lines.
Minimalist Accent Nails
You can never go wrong with a classic shade of white on your nails but if you’re interested in jazzing up your manicure just a bit, try creating an accent nail design on your ring finger. You can paint on your favorite flowers and use a metallic polish in the middle for a subtle pop of sparkle and glam.
Smiley face nails might have you singing the tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” all day long, and it’s a style we absolutely love. Try painting a few nails with a solid yellow polish and play up your other nails by keeping them bare and adding a few smiley face stickers to deck out your mani.
The two-tone nail design is all about pairing things together, and there are lots of fun ways to play around with this look. You can go with two colors, textures, or a half glitter style. Check out a few online tutorials to find a look that will suit you best.
Negative Space Nails
Negative space manicures offer fun ways to spruce up your natural nails since the style only requires the use of shapes, patterns, and nail polish on certain areas of the nail. You can use a negative space design to incorporate two hues (a lighter and darker shade of the same color) and create cool abstract shapes for a chic and trendy manicure.
Photo Credit: Melanie, @overglowedit