Discover 75 easy and cute nail designs that will make you want them done today.
Acrylic nail designs have become a lot more creative, and there are so many more popular designs around now. Having your nails done is a great way to be adventurous and to try something new.
This post has many designs, everything from the most minimal designs to the brightest, most creative designs. There is something for everyone.
Here are 75 cute and simple nail designs I have chosen that will make you want to get them done today.
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1. Pink Checks
This is a very girly design, the color palette gives it that 90s vibe. The pattern is very simple, yet effective. The almond shape of these nails gives them a more sophisticated look.
2. Abstract Cow Print
If you want an acrylic nail design that will be on the latest trend, then this is the design for you. The different colours on each hand makes it different from the standard cow print but will for sure have people commenting on your manicure.
3. Blue Lightning Bolts
This design is a very cool design, the colours used means that the lighting bolt pattern can only be seen in certain lights. So, although it is a detailed design it is still very understated and a good idea for those that don’t like too much.
4. Double French
This design is a twist on a French manicure by just having the outline of the tip. It’s simple but looks great, it’s a great design for both everyday nails or if you’re getting your nails done for a special occasion .
5. Touch of Black
There are so many nails designs that can be done with black. This design looks very luxurious, but is still very simple. The black and nude contrast is a lot softer than the standard black and white.
6. Tortoise Tips
Tortoise print is a popular trend right now and these are great way to hop on the trend whilst still keeping it subtle. The gold stripe brightens the design but doesn’t overload the design.
7. Water Marble
White nails have been a classic for a long time and now that marble is a trend this design is perfect. Adding a feature nail allows you to still have your classic manicure and try something new.
8. Abstract Leopard Print
Abstract nail designs are very popular, but having a white line drawing on top of a split design is very unique. The colours used all compliment each other well, and creates a very chic design.
9. Midnight Black
Black nails always look very sleek and sophisticated, but an iridescent black elevates the design. The iridescent detail is very subtle, so if you want something that has small detail this would be great for you.
10. Glitter Lavender
The ombre French tip is a classic manicure, but pairing it with an accent nail is a good way of adding a contrast to the nails and making the manicure more interesting. This manicure would be great all year round as the elegance of the ombre tones down the glitter and bright colour.
11. Multi Swirls
The swirl design is very retro and the colours used gives the manicure a vintage feel to it. This detail on a basic manicure makes it stand out more and gives the design a unique factor.
12. Spiced Latte
These are perfect for autumn. The colours used are very warm and the contrast of the two colours blend nicely. The gold foil detailing adds a bit of sparkle to the design and brightens the whole look.
13. Brush Strokes
The brush stroke design creates a waterfall effect and the colours used are very calming. The mix of the design nails and fully painted nails is a good balance as it keeps the design from becoming to overbearing.
14. Pretty Pink
The contrast between the different shades of pink is very subtle yet very effective. The cow print accent nail keeps the manicure on trend but also doesn’t over power the design.
15. Mixed Manicure
This design is definitely a creative look. The different colours and patterns gives the manicure a fun and free feel to it. Not many people go for designs like this, so if you try it out you’ll definitely get a lot of attention from them.
16. Ombre Clouds
Ombre pastel colours has been a trend we are all loving. Having two popular colours blend into each other takes the elegance of an ombre design and makes it more playful. The cloud design makes your manicure look dreamy.
17. Yellow Sunflowers
A very happy, bright design, perfect to brighten up your day. This manicure is ideal for spring and summer. The short acrylics keep the manicure looking simple and clean.
18. Perfect Marble
This manicure is such a detailed and intricate design. Although this design is a very modern look, it has a very artistic and vintage feel to it. This is definitely a statement nail design you should try.
19. Black Heart
The dainty heart detailing is such a simple yet cute touch to a design. The orange and black contrast works really well together and create an eye-catching manicure perfect all year round.
20. Pink And Whites
A french tip can be too simple sometimes, so this design is a great way to add a twist to it. The pink and white is a classic that always looks good, adding the diagonal tip design to it is fun but still a traditional nail design.
21. Nude Polka Dots
This polka dot nail designs is a very unique style, the different colours and sizes of the dots creates a very intricate design. Even though there is a lot of detail in the design, the neutral tones keeps the design looking classy and fresh.
22. Key Lime
A very simple and tidy design, this is perfect if you like bright colours but aren’t a big fan of nail art. The gold detail blends nicely with the colour, this is a great for spring and summer.
23. Blue Ocean
This shade of blue mixed with the nude is the perfect blend, it gives a clam water feel to it. The small gold foil pieces, makes the wave design stand out and definitely makes the nails design stand out more .
24. Chocolate Orange
There is a mix of designs in this look but having the same colours throughout is a nice way of blending them together. The glitter accent nails, tip design and marble effect are all statement designs but put together like this, creates a nice balanced manicure.
25. Starry Eyed
The simple star design on a bare nail has become very popular recently. The different colours adds an element of fun into the design and is a good way to add your own twist on trends.
26. Sea of Gold
This design looks very rich and chic. The gold foil detail is on theme with the design. It’s a very fashionable design and is great all year round. The coffin shape of this manicure also adds to the overall chicness of them.
27. Orange Butterflies
The design is very cute and girly, the butterfly detail is recently becoming a popular trend. Having coloured nails mixed with nude nails, is a great idea for those that don’t want too much colour.
28. Colour Bomb
If you’re going to get an acrylic nail design, you might as well have fun with it. This design is bright, bold and fun; even though there is an overload of designs in this manicure, having the same colours run through the nails bring the whole look together.
29. Black Marble
This is a very sophisticated manicure, the marble design adds a bit of trendiness to the design whilst the black is very clean and elegant. This type of manicure is perfect for special occasions.
30. Crystal Clear
Chrome nails are a trend that everyone is loving right now. The gold detail and rhinestones make the manicure look even more detail and expensive. It’s a very elaborate design, but it’s great for special occasions.
31. Confetti Ombre
These nails are perfect if you’re not very adventurous with your nail designs. If you want to stay safe with the colour choice but want to add something extra to give them a wow factor, this is what you need.
32. Pink Florals
The encapsulated flower design is very popular right now, but this style still has a unique look to it. The design is very delicate and is perfect for special occasions such as a wedding.
33. White Lavender
This colour is very popular, and the subtle detail of the white tips and marble effect gives them a touch of something different. The coffin shaped manicure is a classic, so adding small details is a good way to change it up.
34. Ocean Beach
These nails are the ultimate summer vibe, even when it is not summer this is a great design for your holiday nails. The black nail art against the bright blue makes it stand out more and makes it more vibrant.
35. Abstract Faces
This type of acrylic nail design is a celeb favourite. It’s a simple design that has so much detail in it. Even though it is a minimal design the contrast makes it stand out; the definition of less is more.
36. Black Stars
Black nails are a classic design that always look chic and sophisticated. Adding the star details gives them an element of fun, without having to have bright colours or extreme designs.
37. White Lines
The simple line detail may not be obvious or out there, but it makes your nails look delicate and detailed. This design is perfect for occasions where you want a nice manicure but still be quite plain.
38. White Quartz
The mix of two popular trends, marble and gold foil, creates the perfect nail design. The white marble design is very clam and understated, then with the gold leaf, it add a bit more detail and elevates the look.
39. Flower Link
Floral nail designs have always been popular, but having flower tips is a good way to make the nail design yours. The monochrome pattered keeps it looking very classy, and perfect for everyday.
40. Fall Palette
These is a great design; they’re the ultimate autumn nails. The mix of colours and patterns is a great way to show personality in your nail design. Even though this design is a great autumn blend, you could change the colours to suit other seasons or occasions.
41. Pink Gradient
If you can’t decide what shade to go for, pick them all with this design. A gradient design is super eye-catching, and the contrast of the different shades adds a soft feel to them.
42. Black and White Outline
If you’re not a fan of bright colours or a lot of detail, this is ideal for you. They’re a versatile and cool design, perfect if you want something different but still not too out there.
43. Mix And Match
This nail art is fun and creative, a great way to change up your standard nail designs. Also, this is perfect for when you can’t decide what to get, you can’t go wrong with this type of design.
44. Green Goddess
This is a very clean manicure, the chrome detail makes them look a lot more cool. This is a very strong colour for a manicure, mixed with the silver makes them look very fancy.
45. Blue Tips
The two-tone contrast softens the whole design and gives them a calming feel to them. Although the tips are bright and bold, this design is great for all year round. This type of manicure works well with different lengths, so you can change it to suit you.
46. Black Moon
This nail design is very simple, but the detail in the nail art makes them look very chic. It’s an easy design that you can have multiple times but can make it look very different, for example changing the colour of your nails will change the whole vibe of them.
47. Pastel Ombre
Pastel colours are a great option for nail designs, especially if you want to create an ombre design. The colours blend really well together and create a nice rainbow effect. The tip ombre is a really nice look; definitely worth trying out.
48. Brown Abstract
This is a great autumnal nail design; the dark brown is perfect for the transitional season. The contrast between the dark brown and nude creates a bold look but doesn’t make the design as harsh as black.
49. Daisy Chain
Small nail art designs are a great way of having the designs you want whilst still having a simple and understated manicure. This flower design is simple yet has so much detail, and the colours complement each other well.
50. Cream Caramel
Having full nails painted can be a bit boring, so having small details like this design is a nice easy way of making the design more interesting. The beige colour against the natural nude tone makes it even more subtle and keeps the design classy.
51. Deep Oceans
This teal blue colour is an elegant, mature tone, perfect for special occasions. The accent nails are a good way of adding more detail to the design without overpowering it or taking the attention away from the rest of the design.
52. Animal Love
This is a fun, creative design; the different animal prints in the love hearts are a good way of keeping the design simple yet fun. The nude base is a classic and a good way of keeping the nail design clean.
53. Olive Green
Green is such an elegant and luxurious colour to have in a nail design. This design has been popular recently, and it’s a great staple design.
54. Blue Butterfly
The butterfly nail art is a lovely detail for a nail design. The thin tip design is a good way of incorporating the tip design trend but still allowing the focus to be on the butterfly detail. This is a beautiful design, perfect for both casual and special manicures.
55. Galaxy Ombre
This is a good way to incorporate the ombre effect but make it unique to you. This silver line detail is a nice touch that elevates the whole design and brightens the look.
56. Glitter Dots
Black is a colour that’ll always look good on a nail design, no matter the design. The subtle glitter in the black tip is a detail you may not see at a glance, but it adds a nice touch to the look. The dot detailing is another way to make the design more unique without adding too much.
57. Rainbow Drops
If you don’t like nail designs with a lot of nail art but want to add small touches of colour to your designs, this is for you. The dot design around the nail bed is very delicate and dainty, which is perfect if you’re going for a simple, understated look.
58. Flower Bloom
Tip designs are a good go-to design; it’s such a classic that it always looks clean and chic. The flower detailing is an intricate design that gives the manicure a feminine yet playful feel to the design.
59. Monochrome Print
Animal prints are always stylish and on-trend, so it’s a good nail design to try. The white and black design and the light pink base look great together. This type of design you can have multiple times, and it’ll look good each time.
60. Iridescent Shell
Pastel colours and the ombre effect are the perfect combinations for a nail design. This is such a delicate and unique design, perfect if you’re looking for a statement manicure.
61. 50 Shades of Brown
Brown tones always look good in nail designs, and this design is a great way of implementing them. This heart design is a nice, eye-catching design incorporating the gradient nail design trend uniquely.
62. Talavera Tile
Blue and white are such a nice combination; they create lovely designs, perfect all year round. This Talavera design is a nice intricate design with so much detail but looks elegant; perfect for your nail designs.
63. Crystal Stone
This crystal-like design is a great way of making the marble effect unique and personal to you. Purple is a vibrant, elegant colour, perfect for everyday and special occasions. The oval shape is also a very classy shape that is also one of the most practical nail shapes to have.
64. Power Puff
Pink and purple nail designs are super girly and fun. The combination of designs in this look all work well together and create an exciting and vibrant manicure. The nude base is a good way of keeping the design looking classy and not being too bold.
65. White Celestial
White abstract designs make great manicures. White is a classy and chic colour, but the abstract designs add a fun element to the design. The oval nail shape works really well with abstract nail designs, creating statement looks.
66. Summer’s Day
This design is a nice spring-summer design. The contrast of the white and orange against each other is a great way of making the design stand out. The different placement of the flowers gives the manicure a quirky and distinctive look.
67. Up in the Clouds
Cloud nail designs have a very calm feel to them, and against the blue ombre, it’s the ultimate dreamy look.
68. Iced Coffee
Brown and nude marble designs have to be one of the best; they create such an elegant and graceful design. The marbled design ombre into a nude base is the perfect design. If you plan on trying any nail design, try this one.
69. Sunshine & Flowers
Designs at the cuticles are a new popular trend that is a nice way of adding a twist to traditional nail designs. The pastel yellow and white marble tip is a subtle detail but stands out and creates a statement manicure.
70. Sunset Sky
Ombre nail designs are always a stylish look and a good go-to design. The white swirl line design against the ombre is a good contrast and stands out well. The two different colours are a good idea when you can’t decide between two colours or shades.
71. Melting Gold
Gold is a luxurious and chic colour, adding a lovely touch to any design. This is a good design for special occasions, especially if you don’t like nail designs with colour or nail art.
72. Pearl Green
Tip designs are always popular; they’re simple but effective, a nice way of adding colour to the design without it having to cover the whole nail. The clear pearl detailing is a new trend, but it’s a great way of adding more detail to the design but still keeping it very subtle.
73. Chocolate Swirl
Swirl designs have become really popular, and they’re a great design to try out on your next manicure. They’re a nice mix of abstract designs and chic line detailing. The brown and neutral tones against the nude tip design is a very elegant and luxurious design.
74. Cloud Nine
The uniqueness of this design, with the marble effect and cloud nail art, makes the design stand out. The gold glitter detailing is a nice touch that ties the whole design together. The oval nail shape also complements this design well.
75. Green Envy
The chrome glitter trend has been really popular this year, and this is a great way of adding it to your design without it being too overpowering. Green is a great colour; it stands out but is still very elegant and sophisticated.
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