As much as I’ve been loving doing my nails lately with bright, crazy colors and shiny shell coats, sometimes going bold is better when you’re doing it a little more low-key than everybody else. Enter: nude nail art. Sound counterintuitive? I thought so at first, as most of the ideas conjured up when I hear the phrase “nail art” involve wild rainbow strips, adorable animal images, or tons of turquoise glitter. But nope! There are actually lots of wonderful manicure tutorials that revolve around nude shades.
If you’re intrigued by nail art but want to keep your hands somewhat subtle, the following ideas might be the perfect tutorials for you to try. They’re sophisticated without ever going over-the-top–excellent choices for those who desire a cool new look minus the craziness.
We recently did a tutorial for adding a subtle heart in a contrasting color to your manicure, so we are huge fans of this one!
This tutorial from So Nailicious is amazing. Definitely give it a try for any future event, date night or vacation. I guarantee you’ll get about a million compliments on how cool it looks. Plus, it uses Ciate Nail Polish in Antique Brooch, which is one seriously stunning shade.
I can’t imagine a better manicure to wear to a summer wedding. Utilizing tape would be great for a design as precise as this, and you could alternate or swap out any colors for these two to make an entirely different look.
Click to the next page to see the perfect pastel blue/nude design, the loveliest metallic filigree, and brown-to-nude ombre nails you’ll love!