Because everybody loves flowers, these gorgeous nail art designs are perennial. Whether done freehand with a brush or with the help of stamps, a floral effect is surprisingly easy — and always lovely.
Not ready to take the full floral plunge? Take inspiration from your favorite blue china and decorate an accent nail or two with delicate roses. This nail artist topped hers off with .
Instead of painting on flowers, why not apply actual petals? In this Ipsy manicure, Nail artist Kristin Gardner attached to a glitter-ombre base.
Talk about pretty! The reversed accent nail gives this pastel manicure a gorgeous yet subtle twist.
This Laura Ashley-inspired floral nail design would go perfect with a summery white dress. Use a super-pale pink like Essie's Minimalistic ($9, ) for a perfect contrast.
Perfect for the beach, this fun two-tone nail design will make you feel ready for warm weather in a snap. Get the Hawaiian-inspired design by using a thin .
Nothing says "spring" quite like a bunch of daisies. Make them pop with a bright blue or base underneath — Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in In Prompt Blue ($7, ) is a great choice.
Sprout a few beautiful blooms from each of your nails with this gorgeous lavender design. Keep the background a super-pale purple, like Zoya Nail Polish in Marley ($10, ) to give it a delicate feel, or swap it out for a bright shade on bolder days.
If you want a design that will really stand out, give this gorgeous fuchsia, white, and yellow pattern a go. Just make sure to clean up the edges with an — all those colors can get messy!
For this one, you'll need a steady hand and a lot of patience. But these teeny tiny dotted patterns — created with a — form gorgeous flowers on your fingertips.
Pop a fresh coat of green on your nails — like Essie's Fashion Playground ($9, ) — then paint on delicate violets in varying shades for a gorgeous manicure that works for any spring or summer wedding.
The cool thing about nail art is that by switching it up just a little bit, it can change your whole look. Rather than placing flowers directly in the center, pop them towards one edge — just that teensy change gives them a unique touch.
Mint, a beloved summery pastel hue, gets a modern update with negative space nail art and a .
Take inspiration from antique furniture with this bright, sweet flower pattern. We especially love the pop of bright pink done with China Glaze Make an Entrance ($4, ).
Not all floral nail art has to be bright — you can go dark with your mani, too. Try using romantic shades like deep scarlet — we love JINsoon's Audacity ($18, ) — and vivid gold.
Fittingly called "Something Blue," this delicate turquoise design goes perfectly with any wedding gown, no matter the season.
Give your fingertips a candy-like look with cute daisies and dots in bright, bold shades such as teal, coral — we recommend Essie's California Coral ($9, ).
Take your nails back to into the '70s with this funky neon design. Simply swap out your typical pastel spring shades for vivid turquoise, shocking pink, and wild purple, like China Glaze Purple Panic ($6, ).
Show your love for all things floral with this gorgeous manicure, complete with a rose heart. Use varying flower patterns from nail to nail for a fresh effect.
Headed on vacation? Opt for brighter blossoms against a , like in this manicure. For a less bold take, use the same technique but with pastel polish instead of neons.
If you love nude nail art, this pale pink and white flower design — created with Ella + Mila Nude Attitude ($11, ) is the perfect manicure to wear all season long.
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