Let me guess — the minimalist in you likes nude nail-art. But you’re a little dramatic that way, and plain old nude nail-art doesn’t cut it for you. You need to dress it up a little — pearls, dots, stripes, and whatnot. Don’t worry — you’ve found your people. The in-between-ers who keep moving between two extremes. And that’s why we’re rounding up some of the best ways to glamourise your nude nails the right way, as well as the hottest nail-polishes RN. Ahead — a demonstration.
Trust us — these are the hottest nude nail designs of this season.
The French Manicure is a classic — and here’s one iteration of the aesthetic. You can set the base with a pink-ish nude, and embellish the tips of your nails with a shade of grey to play into the subtleness of the look. Go on to scatter a few pearls over two of your nails with nail-glue and a toothpick to add a little detail to the nail-art — or replicate across all nails if you’re looking for something more dramatic.
This one’s not so different from the previous. The base remains the same — just line a few gemstones along the cuticles to achieve a minimalistic yet elegant end-result.
This is one the easiest ways to upgrade your nails — adding stars to the equation. If you’re not able to draw them, try nail-stickers instead. Either way — this makes for an understated makeover.
Try contrasting two different shades of nude with each other. Notice the play of lighter and darker shades in this picture. Place a dot on each cuticle, and you’ve nailed the look.
Looking for a nude colour nail-art that pops? You can add stripes of yellow along the cuticles as well as on the tips of the nails to recreate this look, and make your talons pop.
Coat your nails in a single layer of nude — so the paint is more sheer than opaque — and cluster them with stickers of planets and stars. This one’s ethereal, and brings the galaxy to you.
Just add swirls of chalk-white on one nail, and you’ve aced the look already: delicate and intricate.
How about drawing hearts on each nail? Simple, quick, and effective. You can choose another colour apart from yellow depending on your preference.
Create a gradient by using 2 different shades of nude, and alternating between them — and reserve one nail for a glitter–packed makeover to take it up a notch.
If you don’t want to commit to nude entirely, you can switch to poppy colours like yellow, and sprinkle in some flowers.
Throw in some random designs as demonstrated in this picture. You don’t have to stick by the rules — whip out the nail-art manic within you, and brush away.
Glitz it up by dotting polka dots all over the nails — make it a party with confetti!
These electric blue super-skinny tips reign supreme, and paired with daisies. This design is to die for. A hack? If you find painting your tips tedious, just paint a little bit of your opposite finger, and press it against your tip to transfer the colour to the nail. There — a fuss-free Frenchie.
Create a smile-like line across your nail with gold-coloured dottings, and voila! Such a pretty nude shade nail art design!
Or a simple line running across the nail!
Aura nails are in, and this is one way to recreate them. These are essentially pops of colour painted onto your nails in circular ombre or gradient-like designs so they resemble your very own aura. You will need a professional to replicate this manicure for you.
Zebra stripes never go out of style. Set the base of your tips with a white nail-polish, and draw in random black zig-zags to play into the look effectively.
Add a couple of golden-hued swirls to complement the nude. These colours blend into one another flawlessly.
Smileys are playful and quirky. What do you think about plastering them on your nails?
A line-up of the best nail-polishes for your at-home manicure!
Do you catch yourself gazing at the sky often? This is the shade for you — sky-blue and romantic. It’s matte, chip-resistant, and oozes with enough colour to drench your nails in one application.
On Wednesdays, you paint your nails pink. This hi-shine colour endows your nails with a gel-like finish, and makes your talons look like they’re blushing. Don’t believe us? Check it out!
Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? This royal purple oozes with colour and glitter, and makes your nails look like they’ve been dipped in the galaxy.
Looking for a chrome matte-finish nail-colour? This one is it for you — the creamiest velvet-based shades just waiting to drown your nails in swirls of glitter. And you get two!
It’s time to dress your nails up in summer sophistication with 3 luxe pastel shades of your choice. They check all the boxes too — hi-shine, quick-drying, and colour-packed.
What are nude nails
This trend encompasses neutral-toned colours that match your skin-tone. These nails run the gamut from warm-toned shades like peach and beige to cool-toned colours like taupe and pink. The versatility of this category lies in its ability to look chic and minimalistic on any size and shape of nail.
What colors can I wear for nude nails?
Anything that reflects your skin-tone — brown, peach, white, beige, pink, and colours alike have variations that can be categorised as nude. It’s all about finding a shade that suits you.
How do I get nude nails?
Just buy yourself a nude nail-paint, and there — all that’s remaining is to paint them.
How do you apply nude nail polish?
Like you apply any other nail-polish. There’s no difference in application.
Which nude nail-art design did you like best? We know we cannot choose!
Yellow Nail-Art: Looking to add a pop of colour to your nails? Take cues from these yellow nail-art designs now!
Marble Nail-Art: Marble nail-art might sound complicated to recreate at home but we’ve found the easiest way to nail the look. Here’s how!
Ombre Nail-Art: This is one the most satisfying forms of nail-art to recreate. Here are some of the prettiest iterations of the trend.
French Manicure Nail Designs: How do you add your own quirks to a classic French Manicure? We’ve the deets.
Summer Nail Art Ideas: Summer might’ve ended but it’s still on our minds — and maybe our talons. Here are some of our summer-favourite nail-art designs ever.
Bridal Nail Art Ideas: From minimalist to glamorous, we’ve a nail-art design tailor-made for every type of bride. Check ‘em out.
Pink And Black Nail-Art: If you’re all about adding pops of colour to your look, think about the different ways you can pair pink with black — or take cues from our line-up, and add them to your mood board ASAP.