50+ Casual Nail Designs for 2022

These casual nail designs look both easy and chic. A stylish but simple way to do your manicure that looks great while looking like you haven’t put in any effort. I’ve also included some business casual nail designs for those doing a manicure but keeping the office in mind.

We went through a lot of designs to find our favorites and give you a great range to choose from. Whether you’re doing a DIY manicure yourself or you want some ideas to show your local tech, there’s something casual for you here.

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Nothing gets more casual than painting your nails a shade that matches your natural nail color. Add in just a tiny bit of gold foil and you have nails that you can wear on your day-to-day!
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Casual doesn’t have to be boring. Here’s a nice little nude set with a mix of bears, plaid, and embossed pink hearts.
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We’re putting blue and red together for this set. Level up your plain nails by matching them with a contrasting color that’s just as vibrant.
casual nail design
You don’t have to do much to switch things up. You can simply add in some white lines and a little less of your main color and you have a varied look!
casual nail design
These white nails are great because of how versatile they are. You can wear them to a nice dinner but they’d also look nice just running your daily errands.
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Here’s a longer set of casual nails. The marble accent is a great addition since it still keeps everything casual and doesn’t make it too bold to wear around the office.
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It’s important to have an idea of how to wear black nails casually. A full black set might be a little bit too intimidating, but the combination of the French tip makes it’s a lot more wearable!
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Another take on the marble nail idea. We have here a very muted set again with the primary color being a matte gray.
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A nice simple shade for summer. Go for light pink with a little bit of simple shimmer. These are some nice nails that could be dressed up or down depending on your mood.
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These are some nice nails to try for those who want a bit more color. We’ve got some muted matte base colors topped with minimalistic leaf nail designs. Here’s a nice way of utilizing color while keeping it simple.
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A beautiful way to wear green. We have a variety of designs so but no additional toppers or colors which makes it look simple, classy, and clean all at the same time.
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Aren’t these just lovely? Steering a bit away from the typical nude base plus French tips, we have a tri-color way. All three colors are quite solid and are distinct from each other, it kind of reminds me of very elegant candy corn.
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Going with a more colorful approach with these candy nails! It’s so easy to dress your nails up with just a few basic colors, no extensions needed.
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The trick to keeping more elegant nails casual is to go for a shimmer that matches the base color shade. It all has to be a bit monochromatic so that it doesn’t appear too fancy.
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Here’s a fun little nail idea. We have warmer sandy color matches with some redlining.
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If you’re going for a more playful and colorful look, you can add in some glossy pastels and top it off with some colored jewels.
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Now here’s a rich-looking simple sand set. The gold shimmer on top isn’t too flashy and just provides a little bit of oomph.
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This is a cute and fresh-looking set. We have a really cute flesh pink topped off with some gloss. Some nails have some pink gloss and shimmer designs but overall they fairly complement each other and achieve a rather kawaii look.
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Here’s a bit more simple design playing with a bit of color. The pink and bluish-gray brush strokes on the white base add a nice variation to this set.
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Here’s an easy way to dress up your pink nails. Choose a deep red color, add a heart on each nail, and top it all off with some gloss.
casual nail designs
Want something on your nails but don’t really want a full polish? Add a little bit of circle coral gradient at the bottom. You can also choose a shade that would match your skin tone as well.
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A mixture of reds, pinks, and white. Here’s a more modern look of almond nails topped with waves from this tri-colorway.
casual nail design
Not a fan of color? Have some black detailing of your choice stamped or painted on instead.
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This look incorporated two colors quite well. This is a nice set you can wear when going to hang out with your friends. Pretty fun and simple!
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Another light pink set! Dress it up a bit with a couple of daisy nail designs. Even better if the center is a deeper shade of the base color.
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Don’t these just remind you of easter eggs?
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I love these cherry reds.
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Here’s a nice clean set. A lovely way of adding a bit of character is inserting a nice subtle pink and adding your own preferred design to it.
casual nail design
Are you a fan of reds too? I love the adorable use of deep reds on the right hand. The design isn’t too precise which makes it looks a lot comfier and less bold. The cherry-themed nails is a nice complementary set.
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What better way of adding something cute and fun than some multi-colored pastel polka dots?
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A little bumblebee look but make it neon.
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Look at these clean lovely nails that you could wear anywhere! These look so presentable, especially with the silver line detailing.
casual nail design
There’s a certain type of charm that comes with less precise and clean nails. These seem a lot more fun and cute!
casual nail design ideas
Another one of your kawaii pink sets, but this time it’s anime-themed! If you’re a fan of a certain anime, you can have your favorite character stamped on. It makes it all more exciting to wear!
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A casual pink and white polka dot look!
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Here’s a fun way to add a little zebra print. This shade of green is a little bit bolder but adding in a black and white zebra design instead of a simple nail color makes it so much more fun to look at!
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Is anyone here a fan of the color yellow? Or better yet, a fan of lemons? The artist did an amazing job of incorporating the color yellow in different ways.
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I always see these two colors together and they do seem to work if you’re not trying to use colors that are too bright and flashy.
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These matte cool gray nails are absolutely beautiful and simple. Using a darker shade of blue for the French tip made it look a lot more classy and clean.
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Here’s a way of utilizing black and white nails! Simply choose a couple of cohesive designs that work well with each other and you have a fun yet stylish-looking set.
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Try out this fun smiley design but instead of using your normal warm yellow, try out neon yellow instead!
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The trick to a beautiful-looking colored French tip set is choosing colors that perfectly match your skin tone.
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What a nice breezy look!
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I love this long pastel look! Abstract waves really are the new modern yet fun look!
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Switch your basic French tip with some multi-colored polka dots instead!
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This is your sign to try putting your favorite brand designs on your nails! Go crazy because they just might work!
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Some more pink and nude, but this time with a few rhinestones.
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Another clean look! Make your French tips a lot less contrasting by choosing a base shade that isn’t too far off from your tip shade.

I do hope this has given you some ideas for casual nail art If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your casual nails and we’ll feature them here.

Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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