I've always gone wild for all things nails (I love to tell people I owned more than 100 bottles of polish by the time I hit middle school), but my obsession has reached fever pitch in the last few years. Nail polish brands and manicurists are getting more creative than ever before, and my Instagram and TikTok feeds have quickly become a feast for sore eyes where A+++ nail inspo is concerned.
However, despite the surplus of patterns and abstract designs circulating the internet lately, there's one nail design, in particular, that has continued to reign supreme: marble. Whether you want something more elevated and subtle (think white, opal, and metallic accents) or something more attention-grabbing and bold (neon, anyone?), there's a marble nail design out there that is sure to vibe with your beauty and fashion aesthetic. After all, your nails are the ultimate accessory, right? Because I truly couldn't stop downloading and taking screenshots, behold 32 drool-inducing marble nail designs you should most definitely save and bring to your favorite nail salon. Keep scrolling!
This marble nail design melts cerulean and pastel-blue tones. Ask for a couple of strategically placed rhinestones and you could be an extra on Euphoria.
I love this hybrid nail design that feels one part marble and one part ombré.
Yes, this black-and-brown vibe is *technically* tortoiseshell, but it's also giving marble, so let me go there!
Your marble nail design doesn't have to feature monochromatic colors, and this Technicolor snapshot proves it.
From mint to emerald, this marble nail design has us seeing green in the best way possible.
This purplish, opalescent marble look is whimsical on its own, but the addition of gold takes the trend to new heights.
Note to self: add gold foil.
I'm drooling. How pretty is this teal marble design set against a nude background and topped with the lightest touch of gilded shimmer?
Gold foil looks so luxe with juicy shades of pink and purple.
Here's proof that your marble nail design need not match across all five nails.
This delicate pastel number reminds me of a Fabergé egg—perfect for winter, spring, and beyond.
If you're into neutrals like black, gray, and white, there's a ultra-chic marble nail design for that.
Marble meets Barbiecore.
And just like that, I want long, rounded nails dipped in jade. (Bonus points if you pair your mani with an emerald ring or two.)
Here's another sunset-themed take on the matte-marble nail aesthetic.
Green is still one of the most on-trend nail polish colors right now. Make it marble to get ahead of everyone else.
This green-and-blue manicure will make waves.
Brown is one of my go-to nail shades, so obviously, I'm keen on this marble take.
Nothing will look cooler than a marble melting pot of black and holographic nail polish.
This turquoise manicure looks like an actual gemstone. So rich.
Why not try two huge nail-design trends at once?
This one is so subtle, and the pairing of baby blue and ballet pink is as elegant as it gets.
If you don't want to commit to a marble mani 100%, sprinkle in any other design ideas you want on the rest of your fingers—so fresh.
Concentrate beige-gray and gold marble at your tips for a French-manicure feel.
For the minimalist—just a dash!
If you want to choose bold colors like magenta and blue but don't want your manicure to read overly loud, stick to the tips.
Warm brown tones give agate-esque flair to a marble design.
Don't want to play it safe? Try this carnival-inspired look complete with attention-getting neon and primary shades.
A little bit of purple and glimmering gold shake up this pink marble paint job.
The juxtaposition between a pink French mani and pink-and-white marble is sure to win so many compliments.
Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.
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