Pastels are closely associated with Easter, but the soft shades are also synonymous with spring. (Try saying that last bit five times fast.) While there are plenty of pastel manicure options specifically for Easter, there are countless nail art looks that you can rock long after you’ve eaten all of your chocolate eggs. If you’re looking for some ideas that you can rock the rest of the year, we’ve got your covered.
Here are 13 pretty pastel manicure ideas to try out:
1. Pastel Rainbow Tips and Star Glitter
Think of this as a supersized version of your French manicure but with pastel colors. The floral stone design and glitter stars make it even sweeter.
2. Pastel Nails with Negative Space Hearts
Are you a fan of negative space nail art looks? Then you’re going to like this look. The negative space hearts are very cute.
3. Pale Purple Texture
If you love a galaxy look or smoky quartz, you’re going to be a fan of this blended nail art.
4. Pink, Blue and Yellow Geometric Design
Treat your nails like a blank canvas. The white lines help make the different pastel sections on these digits pop.
5. Rainbow and Cloud Nails
Because what would spring be without some rainbow and cloud nail art? The softer pastel shades are just as pretty as the usual rainbow brights.
6. Turquoise Base and Lime Green Tips
Bored with your traditional French manicure? Revive it with a turquoise base and lime green tips.
7. Multicolored Ombre Nails with Unicorn
The green, blue, mauve and pink ombre with glitter on top is stunning, but the addition of the unicorn decal takes it to the next level.
8. Pastel Stripes
Look at those lines. Don’t struggle with free-handing a design like this. Use nail tape and nail polish pens to get a crisp finish.
9. Soft Glitter Ombre
If you painted all of your nails in one of these shades, they would still be lovely. However, it’s the combination of colors that works. The very gradual ombre is a fresh change compared to drastic ones.
10. Two-Tone Manicure With Glitter Accent Nail
A little simplistic pastel gradient while I figure what to do on top of it! And a little prompt of #pastels for #clairestelle8feb 💙💜 💅 #nailart #nails #twinkledt #nailmail #instanails #photography #rbh #coachella #panama #panamafashion #pty #beauty #summer #sumervibes #summernails #pastelnailart #glitternails
Here’s your proof that sometimes the simplest look can make the biggest impact. Combine two of your favorite pastel nail polishes then throw in a glitter accent nail.
11. Little Shapes
There are so many different elements going on in these geometric nails thanks to the colors, the sparkle and the white accents, but everything works together so well.
12. Pale Blue Polka Dot Nails
Those cupcake rings are obviously adorable, but so are the pale blue nails with dainty dots.
13. Green and Purple Ombre Nails with Linework
These nails look very impressive, but they’re not that complicated to do. All they will take is a bit of time. One you’ve got your purple and green ombre finished, use a very fine nail brush or a toothpick to cover your digits with little white lines.