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Manicure trends pop up all of the time. Just in the last few months we’ve seen high heel nails, geode nails, wire nails and rose quartz nails. However, one look that has been popular for awhile now is negative space nails.

It’s easy to see why negative space manis are so popular. You can create countless looks from the simple idea of leaving nail polish off some of your nails. And no matter what version you try, you always seem to get a cool result. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas, we’ve rounded up some fun and easy negative space manicure ideas.

(Related: Yup, Acai Bowl Nail Polish Is Now A Thing)

Take a look at 12 negative nail art ideas that are worth trying:

1. Peach Nails with White and Negative Space Accents

Get those ring fingers out. You don’t need any jewelry when you’re rocking a cool manicure like this.

2. Red Half-Moons

tfw your #NegativeSpaceNails sync up with the waning moon. ?? cc: @handmodelkr

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The finger ink is amazing, but so are these red half-moon nails. Swoon.

3. Polka Dots and Semi-Circles

There’s no rule that says you have to limit yourself to one nail art design. This one successfully combines negative space nails with polka dots.

4. Gold Lines

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Now this is a very minimalist manicure. However, it still has major impact.

5. Oxblood Nails with Negative Space Moons

Negative space on nails!!

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Are you a nail art newbie? Instead of painting all of your nails with your usual burgundy nail polish, try leaving your moons au naturel. It’s a very simple look, but the effect is gorgeous.

6. Black and White Lines

This looks complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to do. Just make sure you’re using fine nail brushes or nail art pens.

7.  Black Bands

How’s this for a very minimalist take on the negative space nail art trend? It’s also a twist on the classic French manicure.

8. White Diamond Design

How clever is this? Your nails will look three-dimensional if you try out this design.

9. Black and Gray Diagonals

Bright colors work great in negative space nails, but black and grays always create an edgy look.

10. Black and White Designs

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Black and white and oh-so-right. If you’ve tried negative space nails before, try switching them up by playing around with a few different nail polishes.

11. Pale Pink Nails with Negative Space Triangle Accents

Switch up a classic pink manicure by incorporating the negative space look as accent nails. We love this double triangle look.

12. Chevrons with Red


These are like superhero nails. The red nails with the bare chevron would still be amazing, but the sparkly gold polish really elevates the look.