Amazing Nail Art Designs for Beginners

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Getting complimented for your nail art design feels great as your nails are an extension of your personality. Therefore, your nail art becomes a way of expressing your sense of style, mood, and much more. If you have been a fan of the monotone manicure and pastel shades, it is time to shake things up a bit with the funky nail art designs. Here, we have some step-by-step tutorials for nails depicting different moods. Just grab a few basic things and get going in the comfort of your home!

1. White And Orange Flames Nail Art

Everything about this nail art design is so fresh and youthful. The color combination is great, and it can be pulled off as the perfect summer nail look. You can also use a different set of nail colors if you’re aiming for a different look.

2. Purple-Pink Floral Nail Art

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Don’t these nails look pretty as hell? The pink and white combination is delightful and is basically like you have spring on your fingernails. It’s a simple yet classy design and can be recreated in just a few steps. You can wear it to brighten up those dull days or even on a sunny summer day.

Step By Step Tutorial

You can choose to recreate this look differently as well by creating flowers on the whole nail instead of just one side. You can also use other bright colors over your white base.

3. Color Splash Nail Art

This is by far my favorite nail art design. You are using your nails as a blank canvas and splashing some colors around for that cool effect. Isn’t it just so artsy?

What You Will Need

Note: You can use any colors of your choice for this look. It will still look just as cool.

Step By Step Tutorial

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4. Colorful Clouds Nail Art

There’s nothing to not love about this design. It’s colorful, it’s easy, it’s bright, and it’s so damn adorable. We’re playing with just the ring fingernail, and the others are left with a minimal aqua green-blue coat of nail polish. This design is perfect for the spring and summer.

5. Diagon-Alley Pink And Yellow Nail Art

This colorful nail art is a treat for the eyes. It’s trendy, vibrant, and young. You can pull it off casually and it will brighten up your outfit and your day!

6. Plastic Wrap Nail Art Design

This rare combination of light blue and gold is fabulous. You can wear this look either casually or for a fancy event to go with your gold outfit, perhaps? We’re using plastic wrap to get that unique texture on the nail.

7. White Minimal Chevron Nail Art

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This minimal design is uber classy and simple to recreate. It’s all white and anything all white automatically takes exclusive to another level. Don’t you agree?

8. Striped Aztec Nail Art

This may look complex but we’ve broken it down to just a few steps, and you can get this look right at home. It’s THAT easy. Isn’t it the prettiest design ever? Also, we are totally loving the color combination that’s going on. It’s so good!

9. Pink Ombre Nail Design

A pink gradient is created to achieve these pretty pink ombre nails. Don’t they look super cute? You can use the same techniques with whatever colors you choose. This is a simple technique and can be done in just a few steps.

10. Gold Glitter Nail Art

This design is fancy, and it can be worn on days you want to go a little extra! Isn’t it pretty? Also, super quick and easy!

11. Smokey Grey Nail Art

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This design is so dark and beautiful. You need to try it!

Step By Step Tutorial

1. Paint your nails using the dark grey nail polish. 2. On a clean surface, mix your nail polish with some glitter (you can use craft glitter). 3. Using a brush, apply this to the ends of your nails as seen in the image. 4. To finish, top it up with a clear coat of nail polish!

Voila! Say hello to fabulous nails!

12. Chocolate Gold Nail Art

This is perhaps the chicest color on the list. This brown is beautiful, and the combo looks heavenly!

13. Four-Leaf Clover Nails

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This four-leaf clover inspired nail art design is super simple to recreate. We are loving the pale yellow and green combo. The significance of the four-leaf clover is that it brings you good luck! That’s reason enough to try out this design. Don’t you agree?

14. Two-Toned Blue Nail Art

This nail art design is so simple to recreate, and it looks very fresh and classy. You can use any two colors that you like to achieve this look and glam up your nails in a flash!

15. Strawberry Fields Forever Nails

Do you love red but are bored of the classic red mani? Try something different with this strawberry-inspired nail art design. It looks ultra-fresh and can be worn as a fun summer look.

16. Deep Blue Nail Art

This is a fancy design suitable for occasions when you want to amp up your look. It’s also got just the right amount of glitter. You can vary this design with different colors if you wish.

17. Valentines Nail Art Design

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This V-day inspired nail art design is spot on – not too much and just about right. If you’re in the mood for some pink hearts on your fingernails, then read on.

18. Triple Cloud Nails

f you want to amp up your regular French manicure, then this design is for you. It’s got a very minimal pale pink base and just a few pastel shades of nail polish to go with it.

19. Scales Nail Art Design

This aqua-green nail art design is literally the easiest thing to do. It also looks great on short nails. It’s a forever chirpy color that will make your nails stand out. The color is so bright, and you get to play around with the dots on top using different shades of nail polish.

What You Will Need

Note: For the scales, you may use other shades as well.

Step By Step Tutorial

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Wasn’t that super easy? It’s for all the lazy girls out there who aren’t up for anything too elaborate and are looking for a fun way to do their nails.

20. Lavender Circles Nail Art

This cute nail art design uses lavender and a grayish nude together, and it’s the sweetest combo out there. You can instantly brighten up your hands with this design. Flaunt it in the spring or summer or on a blue rainy day.

21. Leopard Print Nail Art Design

This chic nail art is easy to recreate with just a bit of will and patience. Aren’t the end results fabulous? The younger crowd will love this animal pattern and it looks so bold and trendy.

Step By Step Tutorial

There you go! You now have the chicest nails in town. I’m sure you will get a ton of compliments for this classic!

22. Musical Notes Nail Art

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If you’re a hard-core music lover, then this is something for you. It’s a classic.

23. Red And White Polka Nail Art

These red and white polka dot nails look adorable! They’re so trendy and can be worn casually. You can also use a different color combination if you want to try something different. Follow these simple steps.

24. Yellow Grapefruit Nail Art

Isn’t yellow such a happy color? Some of you girls may feel yellow nail polish is a little too intense, but let’s reject that. This grapefruit inspired nail art design is so summery and cute, you just have to try it!

25. Halloween Skulls Nail Art

This spooky yet cute nail art design is perfect for a Halloween party! What do you think? Celebrate the fright night with this Halloween inspired mani. Also, it’s super quick and easy to do.

Step By Step Tutorial

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That was our compilation of 25 nail art designs that any nail art newbie can create! When it comes to nail art, it doesn’t matter what your age is – nail art is a fun way of expressing yourself! It’s time you try out some of these designs and give your nails a quick makeover. Do you have a favorite? Share with us in the comments section below.

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