Pink Nail Designs That Deserve a Spot on Your Mood Board

Pink Nail Designs That Deserve a Spot on Your Mood Board

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Whether you are a lover of a good nail trend or just like to keep your hands in tip-top shape, you can never go wrong with pink nail designs. Depending on the shade you use, pink nails can make for a perfect “barely there” manicure, or they can have all eyes in the room on you — either way, the popularity of the color lies primarily in its functionality.

“Pink is such a versatile color,” Nadine Abramcyk, founder of Tenoverten, tells POPSUGAR. “It can be chic, feminine, and even edgy. There are so many ways to wear it for all personalities.” While the color is very much a classic, the premiere of the “Barbie” movie made lovers of the shade take it up a notch, and the subsequent Barbiecore trend has resulted in other trickle-down pink nail ideas like ballet and “coquette” nails having their time in the sun. “The pink nail trend will stick around for a while,” celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec previously told POPSUGAR.

Pink Nail Ideas

Pink has also been used as the base for other popular nail looks, like Hailey Bieber’s glazed-doughnut nails and the beloved ’90s supermodel nail that has been seen on the likes of Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Additionally, it plays a key part in a few manicures that you may already know and love. “If you’re looking to incorporate more of the color into your nail routine, you can never go wrong with a pink-accented french manicure,” Abramcyk says. Not only is the look easy to achieve, whether you opt for any of the more traditional designs like classic or baby french, but you can also always take it a step further and add additional nail-art designs to show more of your personality. The creativity when it comes to pink nails knows no bounds.

If you still need pink-nail inspiration, take a closer look at some of the best pink nail-design ideas that you can re-create ahead.

Pink Nails With Glitter

There is no limit to the pink nails that you can get. Case in point? This gorgeous sweater manicure with a glitter french tip and pom-poms.

Baby-Pink Nails

If you prefer a more understated manicure, try this baby-pink nail design. These simple single-color nails are taken up a notch with the addition of a glitter accent nail.

Pink French-Tip Nails

Your french manicure doesn’t have to be traditional to still be beautiful. Take this nail look, for example, that features a combination of pink tips, hearts, and alligator nail designs.

Cute Pink Nails With Lip Designs

Pink nails also make the perfect base color to mimic your natural nail shade. The cool-toned pink in this manicure allows the V-cut french-manicure design to really pop.

Light-Pink Ombré Nails

If you’re looking for light-pink nail designs, ombré just makes sense. For a more subtle nail-art look, try this gradient french combination that will be sure to feel soft, elegant, and classic.

Square Pink Nails

Pink can add a special touch to a french manicure not only as the base color but also for the nail-art portion of the manicure. This look uses a baby pink for the french tip and accents the smile line with silver glitter, making the square shape really stand out.

Short Pink Nails

If you can’t wait for the summer or just simply love a bold nail look, allow these hot-pink neon nails to serve as a source of inspiration for your next manicure. This is proof that short nails don’t have to be boring.

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Mismatched Pink Nails

If you’ve never been able to stick to one nail-art design, why choose? Take after this pink-themed nail art and opt for french tips, alligator print, and florals, all in one gorgeous set.

Hand-Drawn Pink Nail Art

Why stop at the nail art? Incorporate pink into the different shapes of the nail as well. This manicure uses pink glitter to highlight the one fingernail that’s a different shape than the rest.

Gradient Pink Nail Design

Gradient nail art doesn’t have to take up the whole manicure. In fact, it can be relegated to a few fingers. This manicure features a light-to-dark pink gradient on the middle and ring fingers for a simple but stunning nail design.

Ariel Baker is the assistant editor for POPSUGAR Beauty. Her areas of expertise include celebrity news, beauty trends, and product reviews. She has additional bylines with Essence and Forbes Vetted.


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