When you think of pastels you might be thinking of Easter and spring. The warm sunnier days as we inch closer to summer is the perfect time to shift from dark shades to more muted hues. But who said pastels were only for spring? Pastels have been having a big moment and there are tons of ways to wear pastels throughout the year well beyond Easter.
They don’t always have to be predictable like pale pinks. Pinks are a classic of course, but you’ve also got some gorgeous unexpected twists in creamy lilacs, greens, and cornflower blues. Pair them with some trendy nail art like checkers or acrylics and you’ve got yourself a winning combo. Plus there’s just something so calming about pastels after the year we’ve just had. With that said it’s the perfect time for some nail inspiration and we’ve got a rainbow of choices. Time swap out your deeper tones for these fresh styles.
Keep scrolling for the most Instagrammable nail ideas for your next manicure:
1. Ethereal Fairy Vibes
Reminiscent of a Monet painting how dreamy are these watercolour style nails. With a subtle shimmery pearlescent base and mix of mints, lavenders and tiny water lilies we can feel our worries floating away.
2. Rainbow Swirls
A playful rainbow of pastel waves in a sweet colour palette makes for a very groovy design without being over the top.
3. Pastel Checkers
Checkered nails are totally having a moment right now. So hop on the trend and have fun with it!
4. Pink French Tips
Take the classic French tips and turn it on its head with thin pink tips over nude nails or a sheer base. Make it a bit more fun by creating a gradient of pink tips from dark to light instead of a single colour. Add a super-shiny topcoat to up the impact.
5. Smiley Face
Looking for something simple and easy to do at home? These sage green nails with single a cute yellow smile will certainly cheer you up.
6. Abstract Blocks
Is it just me or are these nails giving me serious 90s vibes? As long as you’ve got a steady hand its totally doable at home. Just have fun with the colours and patterns, that’s the beauty of abstract nail art.
7. Mini Easter Eggs
Easter is around the corner. To mark the occasion Paint your nails the way you would decorate an Easter egg—add a bunch of spots that pop against a canvas and your good to go.
8. Half moons
A buttery yellow that’s not too vibrant is perfect for the spring or summer season and its upper flattering on most skin tons. Go a bit edgy with this safe colour and try out this half-moon nail up to subtly switch up from your usual designs
9. Fresh Daisies
How cute are these dainty daisies? Florals aren’t groundbreaking but this minimal design is so sophisticated and easy to replicate you really can’t go wrong with it.
10. Pastel Marble
Super fun yet chic, alternate blue and green nails on each of your fingers and marble them with a white.
Which nail art design are you going to try out next? Let me know in the comments below.
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