Discover 46 trendy acrylic 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 46 acrylic nail designs I have chosen that will make you want to get them done today.
If you’ve considered doing your own acrylic nails, check out my acrylic nails at home beginners guide.
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 colors used means that the lighting blot pattered 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
Add a twist to the standard French manicure with two black lines. This design is so simple but looks great, it’s a look that’s perfect for casual wear.
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 makes them look more expensive but also 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
This nail design is very unique and is a great design to keep on trend, as it is multiple trends mixed into one design. The white line drawing against the nude and animal print is very chic.
9. Midnight Black
Black nails is very sleek and sophisticated, but going for an iridescent black adds an extra little detail. 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 then adding a colour and a glitter changes the level of these nails. 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 manicure a unique factor.
12. Spiced Latte
These are perfect for going in to autumn, the colours used are very warm and the contrast of the two colours blend nicely. The gold foil flecks creates a golden sun effect which we’re loving at the moment.
13. Brush Strokes
The brush stroke design creates a waterfall effect and the colours used are very calming. The abstract feel to them is a good way to keep your nails being unique.
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
A manicure of a mixture of colours and prints, is very eye-catching and creative. This is a good way of trying out different trends all in one. The shades of colours used for this manicure are all very versatile and suit each season.
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 girly. 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 clean.
18. Perfect Marble
This design is has so many details in it and the colours are perfect for all year round. This design is very artistic and has a vintage feel to it. You could even have this design as an accent nail and your manicure would still look chic.
19. Black Heart
This dainty design of the heart is a good way to keep this manicure looking simple with such a bright colour. Although these are bright and would be perfect for summer, they are also perfect for autumn and Halloween.
20. Pink And Whites
A classic french tip can be too simple sometimes, so this design is a great way to add a twist on it. The pink and white is classy but then adding the diagonal design to it gives the illusion of a whole new design.
21. Nude Polka Dots
The polka dot design is very simple, and the small detail of each nail being slightly different adds an extra feature to them. The light colours makes this design very elegant and easy to have as an everyday style.
22. Key Lime
A very simple and clean 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 gives it that wow factor.
24. Chocolate Orange
The mixture of nails in this design, is every trend roll into one. The glitter accent nails, tip design and marble effect are all statement designs but put together like this, balances them out.
25. Starry Eyed
The simple star design on a bare nail has become very popular recently. The different colours adds an element of fun back into them 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 classy 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. The different coloured nails, is great for those that don’t want too much colour as it’s a good balance.
28. Colour Bomb
If you’re going to get acrylic nail design, you might as well have fun with it. This design is bright, bold and fun; the small details in the design makes them look put together rather than an overload.
29. Black Marble
This is a very classy manicure, the marble keeps them on trends but then the black keeps them very understated. This type of manicure is perfect for evening events or nights out.
30. Crystal Clear
These pearl design is a trend that everyone is loving right now. The gold detail and rhinestones make the manicure look expensive. It’s a very versatile design, and 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 is still very unique. The design is very delicate and is perfect for special occasions.
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. It’s a very minimal design but still stands out.
36. Black Stars
Black nails are a classic design that always look chic and sophisticated. Adding the start details gives them an element of fun, without having bright colours or extreme designs. The simple design makes them more suitable for more occasions.
37. White Lines
Sometime less is more. The simple line detail may not be obvious or out there, but it makes your nails very delicate and detailed. These are 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 nails. The white marble design is very clam and understated, then with the gold leaf, it add an expensive feel to them.
39. Daisy Chain
Floral nail designs has always been popular, but having flower tips is a good way to add a spin on the trend. The monochrome pattered keeps it looking very classy, and perfect for everyday.
40. Fall Palette
These are great nails are the ultimate autumn nails. The cow print keeps them in style with the latest trends. This design is very versatile, as it can also be done with other colours to suit what you like. The design also looks really good on a short set, so if you aren’t a fan of long acrylics, this would be perfect for you to try.
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 versatile and a 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 feel of them.