Beyond clothes and makeup, our nails offer a daily opportunity for self-expression. Whether you prefer classic French tips, festive nail art, or bold coffin/gel/nail jewel designs, changing up your nails is a simple way to add a little extra sunshine to your daily life. And who doesn’t love sunshine?
That’s why we’ve curated a list of the 60 most stand-out nail designs for 2023 to make your manicure selection a breeze. Whether you’re drawn to a specific color, occasion, nail shape, or type (acrylic/gel/ombre), we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey of discovering your next favorite nail design!
1. White Nail Designs
A timeless option for a simple and elegant look, white nail designs complement any shape and length. They provide the perfect canvas for nail art of all colors.
2. Black Nail Designs
Black doesn’t have to be grungy! With various textures and shapes to explore, black nail designs can exude chic elegance. Plus, they effortlessly match every outfit, making them a year-round favorite.
3. Black and White Nail Designs
Monochrome never goes out of style, and these swirly black and white nails will elevate any outfit. The Paloma Picasso vibes give this manicure an extra touch of sophistication.
4. Nude Nail Designs
Nude nail designs are timeless and versatile. They blend seamlessly with any outfit and occasion. Try this understated nude flower design for a cute and low-key look.
5. Nude Glitter Nails
Who says glitter has to be garish? These stunning glitter accent nails offer a subtle take on the trend. Add it to every nail or keep it modest with just a few.
6. Peach Nail Designs
Embrace the cuteness of nude nails with peach nail art and flowers. This playful combination will bring a smile to your face.
7. Light Pink Nail Designs
Delicate and feminine, a light pink nail design with painted lattice patterns adds an elegant touch to your manicure. Perfect for a refined aesthetic.
8. Hot Pink Nail Designs
Add a pop of energy to your nails with neon hues and cow-print accents. These fun and vibrant hot pink nail designs are a surefire way to stand out.
9. Yellow Nail Designs
When life gives you lemons… paint them on your nails! Embrace the zestiness with bold yellow and 90s hearts for a truly fun look.
10. Neon Yellow Nails
Shine bright with 90s hearts paired with bold neon yellow. These nails are the epitome of playful and vibrant.
11. Red Nail Designs
Red is a classic and popular choice for nails. This modern take on red nail designs features a triple French tip set by Chanel nail artist Betina Goldstein, exuding elegance and chicness.
12. Orange Nail Designs
Get ready for spring and summer with these juicy bright orange nails adorned with pretty daisies and gold dots. They’ll bring sunshine wherever you go.
13. Green Nail Designs
Swirly nail designs are a hit on social media, adding a modern feel to any outfit. Opt for this groovy green set with minty swirls for a fresh and trendy look.
14. Blue Nail Designs
Butterflies are making a fun comeback! Embrace the trend with this intricate butterfly blue nail design, perfect for adding a touch of retro charm to your nails.
15. Light Blue Nail Designs
Create a fresh and serene look with a light blue nail design. You can even add pretty pearls for a 3D effect.
16. Turquoise Nail Designs
Channel your inner mermaid with these turquoise glitter gradient nails. Perfect for summer, they can also bring a frosty winter touch to your Christmas celebrations.
17. Royal Blue Nail Designs
Tap into superstition with the evil eye amulet look. This royal blue design, inspired by Greece and Turkey, is perfect for those seeking a unique and mystical style.
18. Navy Blue Nail Designs
Dark and mysterious, navy blue nail designs never go out of style. Pair them with warm silver tones, copper, or rose gold for an enchanting combination. The matte navy blue set with silver flecks is particularly cool.
19. Purple Nail Designs
If you’re looking to make a statement, these futuristic purple nails are for you. Prepare to give off space-girl vibes wherever you go.
20. Lilac Nail Designs
Ombre nails are a classic choice that complements any style, length, and shape. Don’t miss out on the fabulous range of lilac ombre nail designs available.
21. Sparkly Purple Nails
Whether it’s a special event or you simply want to add some glitz to your life, sparkly purple nail designs are the way to go. This shorter set exudes cleanliness and style.
22. Lavender Nail Designs
Dreamy and elegant, these lavender, silver, glitter, and marble acrylic nails are on-trend. The cool Digital Lavender tone has even been named WGSN’s color of the year for 2023.
23. Brown Nail Designs
A stylish and sophisticated choice, brown nail designs add warmth and elegance to your overall look. This multi-tonal look paired with silver and gold jewelry is simply adorable.
24. Gold Nail Designs
Indulge in the glimmer of gold with various designs: chrome gold, glitter gold, sparkle gold, or gold accent nails. This set with glitter and dainty stars is pure magic.
25. Rose Gold Nail Designs
Rose gold is a classic color that suits any occasion and outfit. Pair it with nude for a complementary look, or explore contrasting colors to let your creativity shine.
26. Silver Nail Designs
These silver French tip nails are visually appealing on their own, but the addition of tiny gems takes them to the next level. It’s a small detail that makes a big difference.
27. Chrome Nail Designs
Looking for a touch of glam without going all out? Try some chrome tips on longer nude nails. Slide on your favorite silver rings, and you’re ready to conquer the world.
28. Multi-Color Nail Designs
Add a twist to the traditional rainbow swirl by hand-painting it on top of a neutral nail. This style works wonderfully with pastel and neon varnishes. Cover your nails with sweet swirls or simply add them to the tips for a pop of color.
29. Multicolored Gem Nails
Want to turn heads? These minimalist gem nails adorned with abstract shapes are head-turners. Explore the world of rhinestones, studs, crystals, and charms for a truly unique look.
30. Multicolored Abstract Nails
Think block colors, squiggly lines, and abstract shapes. This trend has taken over Instagram with its vibrant and artful designs.
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31. Flower Nail Art Designs
Flower nail art offers endless possibilities – from flowers on every nail to dainty dots, painterly leaves, and a riot of colors. Let your imagination run wild with these blooming designs.
32. Bright Flower Nail Art Designs
Achieve a neat and clean set of nails with bright flower print using a stamp. No matter the color, these nails are sure to make a statement.
33. French Tip Nail Art Designs
French tip nails are a classic that never goes out of style. Enhance the elegance with the classic nude and white combo on almond-shaped nails.
34. Colorful French Tip Nail Art Designs
Who says French tips have to be monotone? These smiley face French tip nails, adorned with cool pastel colors, are a delightful twist on a classic.
35. Rainbow Nail Art Designs
Rainbow nail art can be dreamy and whimsical. These pastel rainbow nails, complete with painted stars and glitter, are simply enchanting.
36. Tie-Dye Rainbow Nail Art Designs
If you prefer bold and bright colors, these tie-dye nail art designs are the way to go. Embrace the vibrant and psychedelic style of tie-dye patterns.
37. Simple Nail Art Designs
While elaborate nail art designs are prevalent on social media, there’s something captivating about simple line nail art. This minimalist approach still catches the eye and complements any outfit.
38. Easy Nail Art Designs
If you prefer a DIY approach, this easy-peasy nail art design is perfect for novices. Grab a small brush or a wooden dotting tool, and let your creativity shine.
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39. Easter Nails
Celebrate Easter with bunnies and eggs on your nails. Capture the joy and whimsy of the season with these playful designs.
Valentine’s Nail Designs
Heading out for a romantic meal or celebrating “Galentine’s” with your friends? Add a touch of whimsy to your outfit with understated Valentine’s nail designs featuring a neutral base and dainty hearts.
41. Beach Nail Designs
Immerse yourself in the beach vibes with pretty shells and ocean hues. These long, almond-shaped nails with delicate shell accents are a ticket to paradise.
Tropical Nail Designs
Tropical nail designs are all the rage, featuring palm trees, neon colors, pineapples, and flamingos. Embrace the warmth and vibrancy of summer with this matte look that evokes the spirit of sandy beaches and refreshing piña coladas.
43. Halloween Nail Designs
Let’s embrace those bats! These Halloween nail designs are both spooky and cute, capturing the essence of the season.
Olive Green Fall Nails
Olive green is a stunning and versatile color, perfect for year-round wear. In fall, it serves as the ideal neutral base for other colors, creating sophisticated and stylish combinations.
45. Christmas Nail Designs
Get into the holiday spirit with this Christmas nail design featuring a bow. The classic colors of red and gold make it a festive standout.
Festive Nail Designs
Decorating the Christmas tree is an event in itself. Embrace the holiday cheer with this green, white, and gold set, topped with the iconic star.
47. Long Nail Designs
Long nails exude grace and elegance, especially when shaped into almond, square, round, or stiletto shapes. Soft and neutral shades like blush pink or nude often complement the length, creating a sophisticated and versatile look.
48. Moon and Star Long Nail Designs
Celestial themes are everywhere, and these mystic metallic blue nails with gold designs capture the trend perfectly. Embrace the cosmic energy.
49. Short Nail Designs
Short nails can still shine! Even if you use your hands frequently or spend your days typing, you can add gems or pearls for a touch of elegance to your short nails.
50. Block Color Short Nail Designs
Embrace the beauty of simplicity with block color short nails. This cool and versatile look can be customized with any colors you desire.
51. Almond Nail Designs
Nicknamed “the orbit,” almond nails offer a unique and trendy shape. The curved edges mirror the natural cuticle curve, resulting in a neat, symmetrical, and fashionable look.
52. 3D Almond Nail Designs
Take your almond nail design to the next level with 3D elements like gems, pearls, and charms. This playful addition enhances the overall aesthetic.
53. Stiletto Nail Designs
Daring and dramatic, stiletto nails require length to capture their essence. Safety takes priority over color, allowing you to experiment with daring choices. Just be careful not to poke yourself in the eye!
54. Flame Stiletto Nail Designs
Flame designs are hot right now, and they look especially cool on stiletto-shaped nails. Choose neon and black for amazing contrast, or go for understated elegance with pastel shades.
55. Oval Nail Designs
The classic oval shape suits everyone. With its curved edges mirroring the natural cuticle curve, this style offers a neat and symmetrical look. The possibilities for customization are endless.
56. Nude Oval Nail Designs
Nude nails serve as a perfect base for any color. Try this Aztec-style set with painted ferns, black triangles, and gold line accents for a trendy twist.
57. Square Nail Designs
Square nails don’t have to be long! This tidy short square nail design with colorful tips adds a pop of color to your nails.
58. Long Square Nail Designs
If long nails are more your style, explore the realm of pretty designs. This tortoiseshell square set with accent nails offers a sophisticated and stylish look.
59. Coffin Nail Designs
Coffin-shaped nails are perfect for making a statement at festivals. Their longer length allows for intricate and attention-grabbing designs. This marble set is an instant showstopper.
60. Marble Coffin Nail Designs
Marble nail designs are all the rage, especially on long coffin nails. Keep it simple with a matte grey base or add some gold or silver accents for a touch of customization.
And there you have it! The 60 best nail designs for 2023. Now, it’s time to head to the salon and let your nails steal the show!
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