Pressed flowers, fluorescent tips, and color-blocked pastels make these spring manicures prime picks for warm-weather months. But we don't blame you if you wear them year-round.
This super-easy manicure adds a single stroke of complementing or contrasting color off to one side of each fully-painted nail. The color combinations for spring are endless!
Take a polka dot manicure to the next level with only one nail polish! How? Nail artist applied large pieces of to a beige base to create this eye-catching idea.
Just like tweed jackets are the perfect transition piece from winter to spring, a tweed-inspired nail art is the perfect manicure to welcome slightly warmer weather. Manicurist Claire Beaudreault used Floss Gloss nail lacquer in Baby Baby ($9, ) as her base color, but any light shade will do.
Rose quartz melds perfectly with marble for a subtle crackled effect.
You'll need for this trendy mani, plus a seriously strong top coat. Press your blooms between the pages of a heavy book to make them flat before adhering, then prepare for mucho compliments.
What's more spring-appropriate than floral nail art? Try your hand at a lovely lavender design that turns your fingertips into tiny works of art. A super-pale purple base like Zoya's Marley ($10, ) looks especially pretty.
This dividing design is a pretty way to wear three of the season's best shades: a rosy pink like OPI's If You Moust, You Moust ($8, ), a periwinkle blue like Essie's Bikini So Teeny ($5, ), and a rich turquoise like Butter London's Slapper ($15, ).
This elegant mani couldn't be easier. Just apply one strip of per nail, paint two coats of a bold spring shade on top, and wait 'til it dries. Voilà! You've got a gorgeous glam look on your hands.
This funky nail art might be different than what you typically go for, but the negative space and simple design make it a totally modern, adult way to wear fun colors.
That's right: braids aren't just for your hair anymore. This overlapping design gives your nails a three-dimensional look while also giving them the illusion of being longer and slimmer.
Just because it's not Christmas time doesn't mean you have to put away your red and green polishes — you can still pull 'em out for this pretty poppy look!
Polka dots are always a fave for spring fashion, but there's something totally unique about this bold manicure that layers dots in several shades of purple, creating a bubbly effect.
Go for a graphic white and black design for the chic factor, add the grape-colored, done here with Smith & Cult's Filth Noir ($18, ), accents for a playful dash of color.
You know what they say — a little glitter goes a long way. Bonus: This look doesn't need to be absolutely perfect, so if you don't have a totally steady hand, you can still achieve wonderful results.
If a five-carat ring isn't in your budget, why not opt for diamonds on your nails instead? This geometric design is the perfect way to wear three colors at once.
You've never seen neon — or French tips — quite like this before. Just a thin, delicate stroke of a fluorescent orange, like China Glaze's Neon Orange Knockout ($6.50, ) makes for a totally new, fresh spring look.
Play with the negative space in your nail art by striping a few shades of polish diagonally across your nails from one corner to the other.
Give your nails the gold treatment by painting a thin line of metallic polish around the base of your nails, following their natural shape. Then apply a soft pastel shade in the same shape just a few millimeters higher.
Sometimes the coolest designs are the simplest. Take this two-color split that not only makes your nails look longer, it's also so easy to do. Plus, you get to pick double the spring shades to show off.
Spice up your typical pastel mani with a marbled accent nail. Keeping the solid nails in neutral shades prevents this look from going over the top. We suggest Essie's Ladylike ($8.50, ) and Zoya's Dove ($10, ).
Why choose just one shade of pink when you can use a bunch? The pastel shades of this pretty look make it a classic pick for spring, while the geometric design keeps it modern.
Bring a sunny disposition to your fingertips with these fun, squiggly lines of warm yellow polish like China Glaze's Lemon Fizz ($5, ).
An eye-catching neon manicure gets even cooler when you add a leafy accent nail and a swipe of metallic polish.
When you think "neon," the word "delicate" doesn't typically come to mind. But because these two bright shades are so close together, the geometric design down the middle is surprisingly subtle. The next time you want to swap out your typical neutrals for something more fun, try this bold idea.