It’s spring, the most exciting mani time of the year! After a long winter, spring is when everything starts to bloom and we could all use a little refresh, including our manis. Spring nails are the perfect way to give yourself a little self-love, and a boost of energy to start the new season!
Spring always brings a new palette of fresh seasonal colors. Look for bright pastels like lavender, mint, or pistachio green, and ocean-inspired blues as some of the most popular nail colors for spring. While vibrant hot pinks, neon greens, and yellows are also very hot nail colors for spring. But if the typical spring colors are too much for you and you want to keep things a bit more low-key, you'll be happy to know that the clean aesthetic is still having its mani moment. Thanks to the lip gloss, glazed donut, and fairy glaze trends, these sheer, barely there pinks and neutrals are also perfect shades for spring nails!
While we love spring for the burst of color it brings, there are also a few more natural and subtle ways to celebrate this beautiful time of year. You can get your mani into the spring vibe with nature-inspired designs! Spring means lots of floral nail designs, but why not jump out of the typical flower box and go for a few leafy designs or tropical palms? But if you still want to keep things a bit more down to earth, you can choose muted earthy browns and olive greens inspired by nature. Marble nails are also a unique nail design to try, these can be made to look like natural stones and create a very zen-inspired earthy look.
When thinking of nature inspired nail designs, you can also go with the call of the wild and dedicate your mani to your favorite animal. Create some fun animal print nail designs, like leopard, zebra, and cheetahs using a variety of gel polish colors, or jump on the new reptile nail trend with some slithering snakes! No matter what you choose, all of these nature-inspired designs will keep you grounded and connected to mother earth this season
It's no surprise that flower nail designs with bright colors are the most popular choice for spring. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating cheerful flower designs on your nails. You can try different types of flowers like daisies, roses, or sunflowers, and play around with various petal shapes and sizes to create unique nail looks, but the type of flower is not the only decision you need to make. The colors you choose will help determine the style and aesthetic of your flower manicure. For a groovy or retro-inspired look, you will want to choose bright colors mixed with large flowers, while small white daisies with pastel colors will give you more of a feminine floral design. If you want a more tropical flower vibe, consider using bold pinks and oranges with a few bright green leaves. The placement of the flowers can also add uniqueness to your design. You can choose to paint the same flowers on every nail for a cohesive look or only a few flower accents on just a couple of nails.
Adding a touch of glitter to your spring manicure is the perfect way to add a bit of shimmer and shine, and we are never short of ideas for glitter nail designs! One of our favorites for spring is pastel glitter ombre nails. You start with a soft pastel base color, such as light pink, lavender, or mint green, and then create an ombre effect by gradually applying glitter polish in the same color family towards the tips of the nails. This creates a subtle yet sparkly look that is perfect for spring. You can also give the classic French manicure a sparkly twist for spring by using glitter polish for the tips instead of traditional white polish. You can use any color of glitter gel polish you like, silver, rose gold, or any colorful glitter, to create a sparkling and modern French tip design that will shine this season!
Bring the party to your mani with confetti nails! Confetti nails are an easy nail art design with small, colorful dots or shapes resembling confetti scattered on the nails. You can create this look by using nail art tools to create a random pattern of dots or shapes on the nails, just like confetti that you throw in the air to celebrate! Confetti nails can be created using any gel polish shade as the base color and then placing contrasting colors on top for a super festive and playful nail design. Confetti nails are perfect for special occasions, parties, or whenever you want to sprinkle a bit of color on your nails.