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The Prettiest Spring Nail Art Inspiration For Your Next Appointment

It’s never too early to start thinking about what spring nail art we want to try once the weather warms up. Let’s call it manifesting. Nail enthusiasts are familiar with the high that comes with romanticizing those fun designs and mixing and matching bright colors for the upcoming season, so why not indulge in those good feels now with the best spring nail art ideas?

Spring Nail Art

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This spring we can expect to see classic pastel shades as well as fun finishes like chrome, pearl, and loads of shimmer. Florals, naturally, are a must, as are gingham prints and French tips. But you can expect lots of psychedelic and retro-inspired designs, as well as metallic 3D art to make your typical spring nail a little bit more exciting.

Whether you’re booking gel nail appointments with your trusted manicurist or a big DIY nail artiste, there’s a design on this list that’ll get those creative juices flowing. Below are 29 spring nail art ideas we found on Instagram to get you prepared for the upcoming months.

Whether you’re booking gel nail appointments with your trusted manicurist or a big DIY nail artiste, there’s a design on this list that’ll get those creative juices flowing. Below are 31 spring nail art ideas we found on Instagram to get you prepared for the upcoming months.

Cherry Bomb

In the heart of the spring season, delicious cherries not only bloom on trees, but on our manis as well—by the way of nail art, of course. Celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik draws adorable cherry decals against a bare nail for something super fun.

Faint French

 

When in doubt, one can always go the French mani route. Bachik opts for two pink shades that just barely contrast each other to give Selena Gomez’s mani a subtle coquette touch.

Crystal Clear 

 

Glitter isn’t the only way to show some serious shine. Throwing it back to J.Lo’s appearance at the Super Bowl, Bachik used Swarovski crystals over clear nails that are just super pretty to look at.

Alien Metal

 

We’re always looking for unique ways to elevate classic French tips. For Camila Cabello, Bachik used chrome finishes and Swarovski crystals for added texture.

Holy Ground

 

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Dress up a bubblegum pink nail with gothic cross decals to give your spring nails some edge. Celebrity nail artist Brittney Boyce uses CND’s Kiss From a Rose for the base, and tacks on a cross at the center of each nail.

Neon Aura

 

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Call upon the happy and good vibes by channeling those aura nails. This mix of orange, neon pink, and lime green colors will make anyone smile.

Candy Coded

 

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Chrome nails are striking on their own, but one of the easiest ways to level up is with some 3D nail art. These candy-like shapes in bright neon colors contrast quite nicely against a silver base.

Art Inspo

 

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Nail artist Hang Nguyen took inspo from one of the greats: Yayoi Kusama. Replicate Kusama’s iconic polka dots in bright colors for the ultimate spring mani.

Color Splatter

 

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You can’t go wrong with a muted lilac and soft pink nail, but the right red splatter shapes painted on top make a lovely spring mani just a little bit more fun.

Dainty Florals

 

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You don’t need a whole bouquet drawn on your hands to make a statement. Dress up a simple mani with minimal floral designs that will still stand out.

Written in the Stars

 

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Astrology girlies know to turn to the stars for some guidance. Channel the power of the universe on your nails with this chic constellation design.

Delicate Daisies 

 

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This is the ideal spring nail art for minimalists at heart. Simply grab an acrylic pen (Nguyen writes in her caption that it’s easier to do it this way than using a dotting tool) and draw tiny daisies across each finger. Set against a bare nail and you’ve got a chic flower nail that anyone can replicate on their own.

Mismatched

 

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Throwing a mixed bag of designs and colors can make for a magical look. Celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorigt uses celestial shapes in silver, neon orange, electric blue, and turquoise against a bare nail to give actress Madelyn Cline an out-of-this-world mani that’s simply stunning to look at.

Snakeskin

 

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Even if Taylor Swift has yet to drop this particular re-record, it’s never too early to start living out your Reputation era. Ganzorigt gives actress Jenna Dewan a textured mani with this snakeskin design.

Milk Bath Chrome 

 

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Give your pearly chrome manicure a creamy texture and opt for a milky base. Celebrity nail artist Kim Truong mixes a light pink chrome polish from Toy’s x Inity and polishes from PLA’s Fashionably Light collection to get that ethereal vibe going.

Pucci French

 

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Springtime calls for the idyllic colorful print that is Pucci. Truong keeps the signature kaleidoscope of colors on a white tip for a dynamic spin on the French mani.

Romantic Lace

 

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Lace works for all seasons, but it just feels right at home during spring. For Kerry Washington’s nail look, Truong paints on intricate white lace-line lines against a neutral-colored base before topping it off with floral detail.

Cutting Corners

 

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Dare we say, Bring back the square tips? Truong makes a strong case for it and goes minimal with thin French tips and daisies peeking out on the corners of each nail for singer Ella Mai. It also makes for an easy short nail look if you’re not looking to invest in acrylic nails.

Black & White 

 

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Not a fan of loud colors for spring? No problem. Take a cue from Truong as she paints on tiny black-and-white floral decals to match the black-and-white French tips for a super cute nail look.

Fairy Dust

 

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Bring on the shine. Celebrity nail artist Coca Michelle dresses up French chrome tips with loads of silver shimmer to give nails a cool velvet finish.

Abstract Tips

 

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Using one of spring’s hottest nail colors, Michelle creates a curved striped ombré look that slowly fades into a soft pale pink at the base. It’s so pretty to look at.

Geometric Dots 

 

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As far as nail art designs go, spring 2024 is just calling for us to go all out on dots. Mix and match shades of mustard, turquoise, maroon, green, and yellow to lighten up a neutral nail. (Plus, they’re super easy to DIY, which is always a welcomed bonus).

Crystal Energy

 

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Spring cleaning calls for all sorts of cleansing, so why not sweep away the bad vibes with some crystal-inspired nails? Mix in pink and white in a marble-like design so that when you hold your actual rose quartz crystal, you’ll feel double the good energy.

Chrome Texture 

You can’t go wrong with colorful chrome shades, and we especially love a bright purple, green, gold, and silver mix. The artist opts for raised shapes and curves for a unique twist.

Preppy Gingham

 

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Spring is pretty synonymous with gingham—and we’re here for it. Go classic with a mix of white and cherry red.

Spring Garden

You’ll always have us at Saltburn-inspired. Celebrity nail artist and Euphoria nail lead Natalie Minerva mixes dreamy pastel nail colors from OPI’s Your Way collection and tops each nail with a floral sticker and jewels for added romance.

60s Mod Half Moons 

What Minerva calls “cuffed half moons” is giving us the ultimate ’60s mod nail. Stick to a classic black-and-white combo on these geometric shapes for something especially striking.

California Dreams 

This sunset ombré nail mixes orange and purple and has a lovely shimmer finish, which can make for a stunning spring nail on its own. But Minerva’s palm tree details just give such a nice added touch, and it’s something that can easily turn into a summer nail if you want it to.

Subtle Accents 

 

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Another chic and simple design for minimalists, we love these floral petals peeking out of the corners against a nude nail. It gives the mani a cool negative space feel without doing too much in the floral nail department.

Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

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