20 Amazing Nail Art Designs to Try This Year

CHROME STUDS

The key to pulling off this trend is pairing studs with soft, feminine rose gold nails.

SQUIGGLES

All you need is a black nail polish pen to DIY this modern look. Even though it looks complicated, we promise it’s impossibly easy.

GRAPHIC GRAY

When you let negative space pop through these white, black, and grey patterns, this look feels classic — not harsh.

POLKA DOTS

It’s impossible to mess up this colorful trend. Just make sure you have an assortment of vibrant colors in your cabinet before you get started.

GALAXY DESIGNS

Astrology lovers will go nuts over this design, which features colorful metallics and statement-making black stars.

MISMATCHED

Who says both hands need to match? A pink and black color scheme keeps the look cohesive while differing designs add visual interest.

SPOTTED PLUM

A trio of dots add dimension to an otherwise simple berry-colored nail. If you’re looking for a similar color, try OPI Iconic Infinite Shine “Berry On Forever”

BOLD SHAPES

Don’t be afraid to go bright and bold with your nails this season — no need to wait for warmer weather!

MINIMALIST FLORAL

Dip your toe in the nail art waters with a floral design on one finger per hand. Paint the rest with a nude like OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in “Samoan Sand”

METALLIC ACCENTS

This stunning design puts an edgy metallic twist on ballet pink. Get the look with the iconic Essie polish in “Ballet Slippers and some silver decals.

HANDS IN THE CLOUDS

If only an actual cloudy sky looked this good!

METALLIC DOTS

Classic polka-dots get a trendy update with metallic gold on a swimming pool blue background.

WHITE TRIANGLES

The negative space trend strikes again, this time with bold white triangles against a clear background.

GLITTER DETAILS

Glitter can most definitely look chic, as demonstrated by the Paintbox manicure with contrasting gold sparkle and robins egg blue sections.

BLACK AND WHITE

A simple and sweet design that won’t conflict with any outfit. Nail artist Miss Pop used CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in “Blackpool for the half-circles.

EYE ART

Cute and kinda eerie at the same time. You’ll need a steady hand — or a trusted professional — to copy this mani.

MIXED FINISHES

A combination of textures gives a simple nail design an elevated, modern look. Try Sally Hansen Big Matte Topcoat to get the chic matte finish.

CRISS-CROSS

L.A.-based artist Fariha Ali created with this sleek geometric design punctuated by gold accents.

NEGATIVE SPACE

Even minimalists can have some fun with a simple, striking design like this one. Artist Madeline Poole used Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in “Haute Stone for the rectangles.

PURPLE GALAXY

Get in on two trends at once with this Pantone Color of the Year-inspired galaxy nail art. Ultra Violet is the perfect backdrop for a starry sky design.