21 Pink Nails We Are Saving For Our Next Manicure

If you're anything like me, you absolutely love having your nails done. But the hardest part is choosing a nail colour to commit to. While we're big fans of nail art, or opting for a new, bold nail colour, there's something to be said for timeless pink nails. Pink is dependable, goes with all of your outfits, and is neutral–without being boring. Whether you opt for a classic baby pink, an expensive-looking muted tone, or a subtle, translucent wash of pink–AKA, "clean girl" nails–pink is a the tried and tested colour we default to when we're overwhelmed by nail colour options.


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Ahead, you'll find plenty of pink nails to inspire your next manicure. Whether you opt for a baby pink, bright fuchsia French tips or a subtle wash of pink, there's something for everyone.

1. Tonal Pink Nails


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Can't decide which colour pink to go for? We've all been there. Why not opt for a different hue on each nail?


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Want something more subtle? Two similar shades paired together give a nod to the trend.


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An pink ombre manicure lets you experiment with lots of shades, like this pink and orange look.

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2. Baby Pink Nails


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A baby pink is the equivalent of a pair of jeans – it will go with everything.

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A pale pink is a smart choice for prolonging your manicure, as the regrowth is less obvious compared to a bolder colour. Even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a fan.

@raelondonnails baby pink manicure

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Almond-shaped pink nails always look so chic.

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3. Rose Quartz Nails


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If you want your pink manicure to have sparkle and shine without verging into glitter, then rose quartz is a chic option.

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4. Fuchsia Nails


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Fuchsia is making a big comeback. We love how it looks paired with red and orange for summer.


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Sometimes, an energetic shade brings instant zing to your fingertips.

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5. Pink Nail Art


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If you want to switch up your usual pink manicure, nail art is the way to go. This negative space mani with dainty swirls is a cool update.


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We're quite literally in love with this subtle pink and white nail calligraphy. 


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Pink sunset clouds give a dreamy mood to your fingertips.

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6. Pink French Tips

@raelondonnails pink French tips

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For when you want to dabble with a hint of colour, French tips make a great choice. 

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7. Raspberry Pink Nails


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If red is your usual nail colour go-to, then a raspberry pink hue bridges the gap between red and pink. It also makes a great option for toenails, too.


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This raspberry hue is the perfect pairing with red for a twist on your usual manicure.

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8. "Clean Girl" Pink Nails


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Sometimes, only a neutral manicure colour will do. A sheer wash of pink keeps your nails looking polished–it is like a tinted moisturiser for your nails.


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A sheer wash of colour gives your manicure longevity, as translucent shades will show less chipping than opaque colours.


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Top your hue of choice with a glossy top coat for a luxe finish.

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9. Neutral Pink Nails


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Neutral pink shades are perfect for any minimalists out there.


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It's a great way to add a hint of colour to your nails without going for something too bright or bold.


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Classic and timeless.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.