Before saying hello to springtime, let’s make sure those cute spring nails are on point first.
Florals? Glitter? Pastels? Pale pink? Easter? Marbles? White? Spring manicure is all about joyous and life-filled designs that match well with flowy dresses, flower prints, neutral tones, and the bright sun.
Though, gold, black, and blue are still welcome, provided you keep a minimalist design.
If you’re looking for cute nail art inspirations for your cute outfits this spring, here are 25 designs to emulate.
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25 Cute Spring Nails for a Better 2020
1. Cute Spring Floral Nails
Love floral designs and can’t get enough of them? Here’s a cute spring nail design to try this weekend.
It’ll go well with your spring OOTD selfies.
2. Cute Spring Cherry Blossom Nails
Who doesn’t like cherry blossoms? No one!
The time has arrived to paint them on your nails as a reminder of the beautiful spring season.
3. Cute Spring Water Marble Nails[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B-C5R6pHyMe/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Looking for cool and unique nail art designs to display on special spring occasions? Try this trendy and cute spring water marble nail idea!
4. Cute Spring Dandelion Nails
I don’t know about you but there’s something about dandelions that give me the feels. If you feel the same way and like seeing dandelions flying in the wind, try this cute spring nail idea.
The step-by-step tutorial for this look can be found here.
5. Cute Spring Ladybug Nails
The more flowers are in bloom, the more ladybugs there are. But instead of searching for them in the garden, why not paint them on your nails?
6. Cute Spring Heart Flower Nails[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BBnK6ItGbIi/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Are you still a beginner with nail art? You can put in some practice with this cute flower heart design.
Then, challenge yourself with tape and stickers when you get better.
7. Cute Spring Gray & White Nails
While spring is all about color, this gray and white combo offers a change of pace from the usual vibrant, candy-colored designs. This idea, complete with a chevron pattern, cute elephant, and bird, is the cutest way to show your springtime spirit.
8. Cute Spring Girly Girl Nails[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Gs4fzpsiw/ hidecaption=true width=600]
So you’re looking for a hardcore girly girl nail design, are you? Then this cute spring nail art is what you’re looking for.
The powder pink color and flowers make this the perfect Pretty in Pink-inspired look.
9. Cute Spring Pastel Nails
Because this list wouldn’t be complete without adorable pastel colors, here’s a cute nail art design that takes the boring ol’ solid color mani and turns it into something electric and awe-inspiring.
10. Cute Spring Glitter Nails
@cataldibeauty✨GLITTER NAILS💅🏻 Do you like them? 🇮🇹 Vi piacciono le unghie glitterate? ##makeup ##nails ##unghie♬ original sound – cataldibeauty
Sparkle, glitter, and pastels—oh my! This is one of our favorite looks in this post as it’s all about the color.
The best part is that you can choose which color palette you want and can adapt it to various seasons. We’re already planning our neutral ombre glitter nails for fall!
11. Mystic Lavender Nail Design[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B-CNogrJDj9/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Lavender may be a shy color but it sure can bring out a nice skin tone. And if you mix a little powder blue, you can have cute spring nails that’ll make people question if you’re sweet or feisty.
12. Cute Spring Watercolor Nails
@hannahroxit.comEasy watercolor nail art with acrylic crafting paint! ##nails ##nailart ##beauty ##fyp ##foryou♬ October – Icarus
This design doe…we love the watercolor graphics, inverted heart, and purple. It’s a gorgeous, unconventional design that was practically born of spring itself!
13. Artsy Stripes[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B9UsTNMgZdN/ hidecaption=true width=600]
We love the artsy striped nails. You don’t have to worry about being too precise here if you have nail tape, so you can definitely DIY it at home!
Just pick out some of your favorite colors and go for it! I suggest the different shades of purple and mauve.
Adding a solid accent color on one nail or two makes this look extra fashionable.
14. Not-so-Nude Nude Nails
If you’re a fan of neutrals and nudes, you’ll love this spring trend. It’s spring, so chances are, you’re already wearing a cute spring outfit.
And if you are, painting your nails in a neutral color like brown or beige is a great way to make your hands stand out. To make your nails really pop, go for a shiny finish; but matte browns have their own spunk, too.
15. Single White Dots[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B7J5Kpjg43u/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Cop these amazing nails inspired by the Oscar de la Renta show. Minimalist accents are so on trend this spring, and we just love how simple and elegant these nails are.
If you want to replicate this look, all you’ll need is some pink and white polish. Paint your nails pink and wait for them to dry.
Then carefully add a single white dot on each nail. This look works best with long almond nails.
Tip: If you aren’t a fan of pink, feel free to switch up the base color!
16. Pastel French Tips
Nudes with a splash of pastel is a great way to ease into springtime fashion. We love how Miss Pop executed this look for Oscar de la Renta’s show.
The creamy nude base with the pastel orange tips is to die for! You can totally take these stylish nails from the runway to the streets!
Tip: Feel free to experiment with your base and tip colors. Just stick with the basic formula of going with a creamy nude and pastel tips.
17. Barely There Pink Polish[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B2SLjW3AyDg/ hidecaption=true width=600]
One of our favorite spring nail trends this 2020 is clean and healthy nails. But every girl knows that a no-makeup look doesn’t really mean no makeup—and this principle follows with nails.
A light pink tint (think: base coat) will make it seem like you’re not wearing any polish at all, but it’ll give your nails that clean and healthy glow. A single layer is all you’ll need to achieve these pretty spring nails.
18. Pastel Yellow Nails
Don’t you love it when trends are simple and straightforward? These vibrant and creamy yellow nails scream spring but they’re also subtle enough to match with a variety of looks.
The best thing about this nail trend? You can totally work it even if you have short nails.
Tip: Dark outfits make these yellow babies really pop!
19. Easter Eggs[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B98i1pXhb3A/ hidecaption=true width=600]
If you can’t get enough of pastel, you’re going to love Easter egg nails. It’s fun to mix and match pastel colors because they go so well together.
Pastel colors are also muted enough to wear every day, even if you’re sporting a different shade on each finger. To truly achieve these Easter egg nails, round out the nails when you file them.
Tip: When choosing nail colors for this look, go with classic Easter egg colors like mint green, blue, purple, yellow, and pink.
20. Dainty Spring Nails
Pale pink and bloomed flowers speak very well of spring. Get your black or white fashion pieces ready so these babies can shine like the spring sun on your nails.
21. Gold Shimmery Tips[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BrDcUnYg6Yo/ hidecaption=true width=600]
A pastel shade with a hint of metallic is a great combo for spring. These gold shimmery tips by The Nail Art Babe nails this combo (no pun intended).
22. Cute White Daisies Nail Art
They say white daisies symbolize new beginnings. And 2020 spring could really use a good restart.
Paint the flowers on a turquoise blue base to make them stand out.
23. Cute Earth and Galaxy Nail Design[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B-FOwvCBSDj/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Let the soil and the stars coexist on your nails. Get your dotting tool (or a toothpick) and small paintbrush ready to perfect this masterpiece.
24. Cute Easter Spring Nail Design[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B97KV5ohUhB/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Easter Sunday comes with spring, so you can’t really have a list of cute spring nails without Easter nail designs. Here’s one you can try on acrylic nail tips or long coffin nails.
25. Cute Sheep Nail Art for Spring[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/B-FOkm9BOql/ hidecaption=true width=600]
Looking for a fun but uncommon spring nail art? Try painting sheep!
You can keep it on one nail to lessen the struggle. Then, paint your other nails with neutral tone glitter polish.
Pastel can sometimes look a little too youthful, so the gold shimmers kick it up a notch and transform your nails from cute to elegant. These subtle and chic nails are definitely a must-try this spring.
If you love painting your nails, these cute spring nail art ideas will come in handy. If you’re a beginner looking to experiment with nail art, you’ll love the challenge.
It’s springtime, cuties, so take out those nail polishes and paint away!
Which was your favorite spring nail design? Let us know below in the comments section!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.