Nude nail designs are just perfect for any occasion: as they give a very natural, pretty base, you can let your creativity free and create endless designs using nude nail polishes and different décor elements. From light nudes to mattes and florals, we’ve gathered 30 of or favorite nude nail designs for your inspiration.
Matte With A Twist
This nail art features a cooler-toned, almost taupe nude as the base color, but besides its simple, matte designs, there is also a glittery element, which looks absolutely stunning with the minimalistic matte vibes.
A beautiful reinterpretation of „nude” is this ombré French that has shades of pink, nude and white. Because of the very soft polish shades and the short, square shape, the overall effect is a natural, nude nail look.
If you’d like to give the regular nude tones a twist, give your manicure a floral makeover. This nail art design uses roses in deep red and pink shades, but this manicure will look stunning with other flower and color combinations as well, such as pink peonies or yellow sunflowers for a more summery look.
If you are looking for something subtle and soft, yet very unique, apply tiny, white or gold pearls to your ring fingers or middle fingers. To complement the small pearls, choose a warm, pinky nude nail polish.
Nude with a hint of shimmer…what else could make this look more Disney and fairytale like? Mickey’s iconic logo! You can either create this nail art with a black Mickey Mouse sticker (or any other character) or create the Mickey logo yourself with an angled brush.
The little triangle shapes with the clear, nude and silver glitter nail polishes go great together with the almond shaped, long nails and create a clean, yet fun nail design. If you want to make it more interesting, add a pop of color (such as yellow or turquoise) to one of the triangles.
This cool undertone, taupe nude nail polish is a match made in heaven with the white nail art. If you are unsure if you can create something that detailed, try to use a very thin, clean eyeliner brush for applying the nail polish, or simply search for white, boho chic nail stickers. For summer, this nail art could look really cool with neon pink details.
From the soft, glossy pink to white ombré to the small crystals placed, this nail art is ideal for special occasions, and even for your wedding day. There is nothing that could make this manicure more sophisticated and beautiful!
Because they have a very neutral, soft shade, nude nail polishes can be varied with any type of glitter, even with lighter ones, and this manicure proves how stunning glitter tips can look with a nude base and small, square shaped nails.
This nail art takes a glitter version of the nude nail polish and mixes it with elegant white on the ring fingers…and it’s definitely a delicate, special nail design!
Asymmetric & Metallic
To create this look, choose a cool toned nude base polish shade. After applying two coats and waiting it to completely dry, apply an asymmetric, French line of metallic (either gold, rose gold or silver polish) and wait for it to completely dry down. To make it more interesting, you can also add glitter tips or small, clear crystals on your ring fingers.
For this manicure, look for two, contrasted nail polish shades (such as pastel pink and a deeper nude or taupe and matte beige), and place small gold or silver beads or crystals on the contrast line to pull together the whole nail art.
Nude and White
Nude nail polish can work beautifully together with white, especially if you mix it together with different prints and patterns. For a fun manicure like this, search for different nail stickers, stamps, and crystals and have fun while doing your nail décor!
Square shaped nails can be beautifully divided into two parts, just like this nail art design with the nude and white floral pattern, and to make the contrast even more visible, this manicure features small, asymmetric beads.
Small, squared shaped nails with a matte, grayish taupe shade is the perfect minimalistic, nude nail design with a slight twist to it. Because it’s a neutral color, it can be worn with any outfit, such as a casual T-shirt and jeans combination or with a beautiful maxi dress.
This manicure looks like gorgeous seashells because of the reflective, nude nail polish! To achieve this pearl shine, try to find a metallic, glossy finish nude nail polish or a pearl shine top coat, which can be used for any other nail polish as well.
Who says a regular nude polish can’t be interesting? This manicure shows the wild side of nude nail art with turquoise and black elements and with a few crystals – and it can be the perfect glam manicure for a pool party or any summer holiday.
This mermaid nail art is absolutely stunning and something we haven’t really seen before: instead of a simple glossy finish or a wild, metallic finish, it is somewhere between iridescent, pearly and glittery, and it makes the basic nude shade turn into absolute magic.
Creating a marble nail art at home can be quite tricky, but with the help of a beige and nude marble nail art sticker, you can easily recreate this manicure. The details we love the most are the harmony of the different shades (the white, beige and tan nail polishes) and the small, gold elements.
This pretty pink nude with the stunning, reflective stripes is a sophisticated yet cool nail art design for any occasion. Although these metallic stripes could look pretty eye catching on any other, bold color, it looks just perfect with a soft pink or nude polish. If you can’t find stripes, just purchase reflective or metallic nail stickers and cut them up into small stripes.
Glass Hologram Nails
This nude has a feminine, fun vibe to it with the glittery hologram pieces. Instead of a regular, full-hologram nail art, these little hologram pieces are all over the nails, creating a vibrant, pretty effect.
Although it is quite loud with the rose gold glitter, gold stars and pink metallic detailing, it can still be considered a stunning, nude nail design. To tone it down a bit, switch from metallic pink to a matte taupe or beige.
Nude and Black
Nude and black is such a classic combination, even on nails! This nail art captures this classic, feminine vibe with a cute, black leaf design on a yellowish toned nude. If you are not a fan of the strong contrast, try to imitate the leaf pattern with a different shade, such as yellow, mint, maroon or pink.
If you want to keep as minimalistic and simple as possible, take a look at this extra long, full-nude nails and get inspired! Play with different nude shades and find the one that suits your personal style the most.
Mix of Nudes
Couldn’t choose your favorite shade? No problem, you can also create a manicure by mixing your favorite nude shades from a yellowish latte shade all the way to deep toned nudes, pinks and even grays, as long as the overall effect is a neutral manicure.
There are endless ways to play with the classic French manicure (such as reversed, colorful or glitter tip French manicures), but this one has to be one of our favorites with the vibrant white, geometric shades. For this look, use manicure staples to help you draw straight lines.
Rose Quartz Illusion
This nail art features a pink toned, rose quartz illusion, which is absolutely stunning! What we love the absolute most about this manicure is the reflective, pink polish details that create the rose quartz effect. If you want to play more with this technique, try out purple and blue shades as well.
Nude Lady Bug
This is probably the cutest manicure idea from our list. The nude looks great with the 3D lady bug sticker – and because of the color contrast, it is still a clean, polished nail art design. If you want to make the lady buy pop even more, apply red and black polka dots to one of your nails.
Take your nude manicure to princess level by adding reflective crystals to your nails! Start by choosing a coffin or almond shape (or any long shape that allows you to place lots of crystals as décor) and get creative with the placement and color of the crystals.
Adding texture to your nails is a great way to make a nude nail art more interesting, so experiment with tiny beads, crystals, and the caviar nail technique to create a 3D effect, textured manicure!