While colorful nail designs are certainly not a new thing in the beauty sphere, I've been seeing more and more bright-hued, mismatched, and unique nail art on my Instagram feed, especially from my favorite fashion girls, which reflects the punch of colors I've seen trending in clothing as well. As someone who keeps their nails either without polish or to one beloved minimal tone (Hi, Ballet Slippers by Essie!), I have to say I'm both intrigued and inspired. As I've already been a long-time maximalist when it comes to my wardrobe, I'm willing to take note from our stylish friends and add a little fun to my nail routine too.
If you're skeptical, don't fret—I've rounded up a variety of eye-catching nails that adhere to multiple style preferences. I'm talking about designs that include neon tips, negative space, and ombre. Whether you're a pro or an amateur like me, I'm positive there's a nail design amongst this mix that'll make you want to take a break from your go-to nudes.
Tie-dye isn't just for our sweatshirts—it also makes the perfect nail design. And with so many places now offering press-on nails, it's pretty easy to get the colorful designs without having to leave your house.
While I've seen smiley faces plenty in the jewelry scene, I'm starting to see them spread onto people's nail art, too. I'm completely on board with it. Not only does it add a pop of color, but it'll also bring a smile to anyone's face.
If you're itching to get your nails done but want to DIY it, swirls can be an easy design that you can start off with a fun color of your choice. Trust me—I'm no nail expert, but even I've tried it.
It's funny how trends in fashion can overlap with what's on top in the beauty industry. I'm all aboard the checkered train in my clothes and nails, especially after bingeing The Queen's Gambit. Opt for a colored checkered rather than the typical black and white for an added twist.