Every season, fashion takes on a new theme. It changes from dark or cold color schemes in the winter to pastels and florals in the spring. These patterns and color schemes reflect in not only clothing, or shoes, and accessories, but also in nails. Whether it is for a special occasion or just for the week, everyone can appreciate a good mani. While colors and patterns go out of season and change with the times, manicures often maintain a couple of classic shapes no matter the season or fashion trends.
1. Heart Tipped Nails
These heart tipped nails, which some might want to avoid in favor of the last ones, are perfect for the Queen of Hearts within you. Or, if you want to be the Queen of Hearts for Halloween, of course. And you have to have a Good Makeup Look for Halloween.
2. Dusty Rose Nails
Perhaps the most classic nail color of all, this dusty rose is perfect for a business casual outfit, or anytime you just want to stick to a more traditional mani and want to look polished and professional.
3. Neon Yellow Nails
While these do hinge on the neon highlighter effect, they are perfect for a summer day spent on the beach. Don’t be afraid to pair these with that yellow polka dot bikini, because everyone could use a little sunshine at their fingertips.
4. Onyx Deep Black Nails
A basic black nail can never be overlooked as one of the most elegant men of all. It’s professional, but also shows personality, and is always polished.
5. Turquoise Nails
Once you adjust to all the rings, the simple turquoise of the nails stands out as effortless and light, reminding you of clear skies and of course, pairing wonderfully with silver jewelry and accessories.
6. Bright Red Bling Nails
Alright, so there are some rhinestones on these nails, but they’re solid. The feature that brings this so close to the heart is the texture on the nails. Normally, you want the smoothest finish you can get, and any texture means you messed up. But, for these, the different reds provide texture through their contrast.
7. Grey Blue Nails
Once again, the texture is key. These nails actually have texture in the solid colors, and one can only wonder how they got that texture on the nail, let alone how it stayed.
8. Ombre Glitter Mermaid nails
These sparkling nails actually look like they came out of a treasure chest! With the lights twinkling off of them, they could be mistaken for a jewel.
9. Iridescent Sideways Ombre Mermaid Nails
The ombre effect, where it exists, goes sideways and uses more pastel hues than the last set.
10. Multi-colored Mermaid Nails
These nails fit into the mermaid group by the combination of colors in them. They are a different take on the mermaid’s nail because instead of covering a range of colors on a single nail, through an ombre, they use different shades on all the nails.
11. Opaque Mermaid Nails
Like the last set, these nails use different colors on the nails, by alternating them. These are the most opaque of the group, but they still follow the mermaid scheme with the lavender and teal blue.
12. Geometric Mermaid Nails
With a geometric pattern incorporating the opalescent effect, these are perhaps the most intricate of all the mermaid nails. And while they might stick to different aspects of the same shade with reflective stripes running down the nail, it still fits into the category of mermaid scales.
13. Gold Mermaid Nail Charm
While these nails might not be a part of the mermaid color scheme, they are rightfully here with the dainty little nail charm. This mermaid could sing to the sailor, even when you’re on land.
14. Moon Phase Nail Designs
Whether these help you channel your inner werewolf or your Goddess Diana, these nails depicting the phases of the moon, capture a little bit of the universe on your fingers. They represent a different take on the typical galaxy motif.
15. French Mani Rose Nails
This rose is one of the smallest roses you will ever see while capturing the simplicity and elegance of a French manicure. It’s so detailed, you might want to make sure you have the patience to get it done before you decide you want it.
16. Black Rose Nail Art
Maybe even more detailed than the previous roses, these black roses on a classic nude nail color are reminiscent of a tattoo, except for their being on your nail. They could be a “nail tattoo” of sorts if you please.
17. White and Turquoise Swirled Designs
It’s hard to say what this design is supposed to be. But, it does look like a henna design on a peacock-galaxy print background. Whatever it might be, it is very intricate and you would get envious looks from anyone who saw it.
18. Cotton Candy Nebula Nail Design
Of the fingers with the swirled cotton candy nebula on them this set of nails could be the memory of a childhood visit to the beach, channeling the azure of the water with the pink you couldn’t have enough of back then and that boardwalk cotton candy.
19. Glitter Turquoise Nail Design
Although the shape of these nails might border on the stiletto, we can claim it as an almond, for this post. The glitter from the rhinestones and the turquoise contrasts the simplicity of the milky blue for a flawless mani.
20. Love-ly black and nude nails
Who wouldn’t love a little love on their hands? This nail design takes a fun and quirky spin on two of the most classic colors of mani’s- black and nude.
21. Geometric Green and Gold Nails
As green and gold were my high school’s colors, this brings back a lot of memories for me. But, it is very emerald city elegant and polished, perfect for a night out.
22. Yin Yang Black Dusted Nails
These nails provide a contemporary take on the traditional yin yang symbol, with the shape of the black as it’s dusted across the light pink. The pattern could also be interpreted in a different way, depending on what you see.
23. Rhinestone Pink and Navy Nails
These nails might be a bit more crusty, but they’re perfect for a special occasion. The rhinestones are just enough to provide a little bit of glamour to your mani, without being overpowering.
24. Pink and Gold Nail Art
These are perfect for when you want your inner diva to sing out loud and proud. The gold and pink combo is very spring, especially for that Easter dinner with your family.
25. Gold, Black, and Nude Nails
If the gold were considered a solid, this trio would be a simple, but the glittery version of a party nail. Perfect for New Year’s Eve parties and little black lacy dresses, these nails would be the start of your party.
26. Shades of Teal Nails
With all the different shades of teal and or turquoise, these nails can show the different shades of you. The glitter in the azure is balanced out by the simplicity of the white and the milky blue. The geometry of the white and the nude is balanced out by the solid colors.
27. Peachy Nails
Get a little summer peach cobbler on your fingers, but without the mess! This peachy themed mani gives you a fruity touch and is perfect if you do not want to saturate your nails with bright orange and coral tones.
28. Pink Bows Nails
These nails are so delicate, with their bows and tiny rhinestones, they’re perfect for a clean and polished outfit. Maybe you see the first cherry blossoms of the year and you’re just inspired. But, don’t forget the bow in your hair to match.
29. Black and White Swirl Nails
These black and white swirled nails are just amazing. If you’re ever in doubt about which colors to pair together, it’s black and white. Some people like to counter that by saying black is the absence of color and white is all colors, so they are not colors themselves. Whatever you like to believe, there is no doubt black and white together is the way to go.
30. Cactus Pattern Nails
Get this cactus mani for your next vacay to the south. The flowers and cacti are whimsical, but well done so you can get in the spirit of the trip.
31. White Christmas Nails
Nothing says winter more than snow and a white Christmas. These nails celebrate the season with their snowflake mani. Seeing the snowflakes at the tips of your fingers will make you just want to grab some snow and have a snowball fight with your friends.
32. Glitter and Blues Nail Design
The silver glitter on these nails doesn’t scream party as much as the gold does. In fact, paired with the baby blue, it’s perfect for an ordinary day when you just want to bring some glitz to your life.
33. Spiders and Bones Nails
There’s only one time of year for these nails, and unfortunately, while it may have just passed, there is plenty of time to plan for next year. These spiders and bones look like a mini Halloween display on your lawn, but they bring the spirit with you.
34. Bees and Honey Nails
While you might not want real bees this close to you to avoid getting stung. This is a perfect way to show your support for the dying bee population. They might be going extinct, but they are not forgotten.
35. Breast Cancer Awareness/Support Nail Art
There are so many ways to show support for breast cancer awareness, and nothing is more recognized than the pink ribbons. This diva worthy mani will show your support while also showing off the diva in you.
36. Black and Red Rose Art
Another variant on the rose, this mani is probably the most goth of them all. With the frightfully detailed and accurate red roses on the black background, you could be the Evil Queen.
37. Ice Cream Cone Art
This really is nostalgic for childhood summers and ice cream truck cones. The mini cones on your fingertips are like summer memories within your grasp.
38. Butterfly Wing Nails
These nails are like mini butterflies wings on your fingers. If you’ve ever wanted a butterfly to flutter onto your hand, this might help attract them.
39. Taj Mahal Jeweled Nails
These ruby and gold nails might not be much, but they do remind me of Indian jewelry fit for royalty and the stones on the Taj Mahal. This mani is perfect for attending an Indian wedding.
40. Peach and Coral Summer Nails
These multi-patterned, multi-jeweled nails are so summer, you’d have to be crazy to disagree. They are so bright and happy, but intricate at the same time, people are sure to stop you to compliment you on them.
41. Black and Emerald Confetti Nails
These could be bits of emerald and gold confetti falling down around you on a New Year’s Eve, as the clock strikes 12 at Times Square. This time, maybe the nails can identify you as the one who ran away with the chimes of midnight.
43. Grey and Pink Nail Polish
The powder pink detailing provides just enough color to transition this grey nail color from a fall/winter to early spring or hopeful spring attitude. The rhinestones and glitter are just delicate enough to say maybe the long winter is over.
42. Nude and Gold Nails
These nude nails are brought to the party with a single gold finger while the triangle pattern breaks up any monotony with the solid nude.
44. Gold Tipped Nails
While you may be thinking these should have gone with the tipped nails, they just scream party. Gold glitter always seems to me, to mean New Year’s Eve parties and holidays celebrating with friends.
45. Barbie Ombre Nails
This hot pink and purple ombre mani will remind you of those days when you used to play with Barbie. Hot pinks and purples just speak of her, you know?
46. Palm Beach Sunset Nails
Palm trees and sunsets, how else would you describe paradise? Reminiscent of Hawaii, these nails, with their ombre sunset tones transport you straight to the islands.
47. Blues and Bows Nails
This blue ombre just touches on your flirty side with the bows and medium tones of blue. The shades are mellow enough not to clash, but not pale enough to be baby colors.
48. Black Ombre Nails
If you really want to go for goth, this black tipped mani is just for you. With the shape of the almond tipped nails, this looks very vampiric.
49. Red Tipped Nails
If you love red tips, but don’t want all are styles of heart, these nails will be your best friend. The angle of the tips contrasts with the roundedness of the almond nails, but the contrast is just enough to work well.
50. Orange Almond Nails
These orange almond nails border on a coral but stay away from the neon highlighter shades. They are perfect for a bright early summer day, when you’re dreaming of the beach.