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! (And before you start painting, check out our guide to discovering your best nail shape.)
Boston-based nail artist Courtney calls these her "itty bitty blue flowers." With a lilac base like Essie's Lilacism ($9, ), you can't go wrong.
This season, match your nails and hair with this unique fishtail design. Paint your nails and then put a twist on the accent nail by highlighting your middle and ring finger with this colorful, cross-hatched pattern.
Don't have a green thumb? No one will notice when they're gold this spring. Add a polish like Butter London's The Fully Monty ($15, ) to your tips for even more flair.
Rose quartz pairs perfectly with marble for a subtle crackled effect.
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! 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, tweed-inspired nail art is the perfect way 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.
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-apropos 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 Essie's Go Ginza ($6, ) looks especially pretty.
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.
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!
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.
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 ($7, ) makes for a totally new, fresh spring look.