Clear nail designs have been storming socials lately. What used to be a fairly plain design has become a trendy way to jazz up your nails without resorting to crazy colors or designs. Clear nail polish can add some personality and style without going overboard. A versatile look that can be adapted to fit
your style in a way most designs can’t.
After recreating this look myself I’ve gone through
thousands of different clear nail manicures to bring you my favorites. There are so many variations here, if you can’t find a look you immediately want to copy then your next manicure is on me!
Starting with some princess pink nails. We have some clear matte nails with pink glitter borders that are topped with some crystals. The accent nail is this pink full glitter nail.
Giving you some pastel flowers this spring! We’ve got clear almond nails with French tips that are filled with dried flowers and some glitter chunks.
I love this futuristic 3D chrome set. It features all these 3D reflective blue and silver nails with two nails that have a clear base that’s later on designed with some silver chrome abstract shapes.
In this set, the clear nails have some thin red French tips and were embellished with some red dressy Swaroski Crystals.
This nail set is gorgeous! We have these thick clear nails which are designed with a vibrant blue polish and topped with some melted-looking silver drips. It looks as if you have your own clear blue ocean at your fingertips.
This set gives such a regal feel. We’ve got these clear nails with some floral prints and gold lining. We’ve also got some colorful crystals with some intricate gold accents.
Here’s another clear matte set but this time it’s in blue glitter. We’ve got some full blue glitter polish, blue glitter nail borders, and some blue crystals.
I’m really intrigued by this design. What really stands out to me aside from the colorful stone-looking gold web is the clear nail with a white tip that’s topped with this gorgeous diamond topper that perfectly fits the nail.
It’s time to welcome Spring with these nude pink to clear nails that are designed with some pink, purple, and blue daisies.
We’ve got a very artsy nail set. This one has some very abstract designs with some unique toppers. My favorite designs are the thick matte clear toppers on top of the matte brown nails.
Step up your pink glam with these glamorous clear nails topped with some glitter swirls, crystals, and matte flowers.
It’s time to get that clear nail drip! Again, we’ve got some really thick clear nails with hints of turquoise blobs, silver gems, and water droplets. This feels like having the sea encapsulated on your nails.
Here’s another Spring set for you! We’ve got this natural pink nail base with clear tips that are designed with some simple dots and daisies.
We’ve got this pretty matte pink ombré with some very subtle glitter and some milky pink flowers and pearls.
These nails look as if your hands are wet and you’ve got water drops on your fingers. I love how realistic it looks and I also love the silver round toppers.
This nail set feels like the warm summer breeze hitting your face while leaves fall from the trees. I love the fantasy forest vibe and the gorgeous gold foil.
Here we’ve got realistic-looking marbles that are highlighted with a clear accent nail that’s topped with some melted-looking gold. The brown marble nail art style always looks rich.
Here’s another nail set that looks like water except for this time it looks a lot thicker like a clear gel.
Allow me to take you to a galaxy with these pink glitter nails. I love how the clear nails topped with hints of glitter also have this interesting white branch-like design.
Enjoy some pink kawaii nails with these clear nails topped with some reflective glitter. I think that the toppers, such as the hearts, the jellybean, and the cross are gorgeous. Such a fun pink fantasy!
Get refreshed with this bright pink splash design. We have some clear long square nails topped with this pink drip design.
Blue waves for days. We’ve got these clear nails that are designed with some multi-hued blue curls and waves.
These nails somewhat remind me of cookies and cream. Right here we’ve got some clear nails with French tips but instead of a solid color, we’ve got a nice cream shade topped with some black and brown speckles.
Go on an adventure with these sparkling beauties! Here we’ve got a full clear set that’s mixed with some reflective hearts, sparkles, and glitter.
Here’s a luxurious nail set. We’ve got some clear nails with some white edges that are finished off with a matte topcoat. It’s then embellished with these pretty emerald green stones.
Here’s a subtle twist of the classic French tip set. We’ve got some nude pink nails with crystal clear tips that have a white French tip outline. It’s finished off with this beautiful gloss coat.
Let’s dive under the sea and discover this pink mystical beauty! Aren’t these pink bubbles, waves, and carp designs just so fantastical?
A little bit too obsessed with these nails. We have a clear nail base that’s designed with these cracked-looking gem designs. I love how each nail represents a different colored gem.
Glitzy glam bam! I love how the glitter looks on clear nails. You could just see every reflection and every color that’s in there. So pretty!
If you want to look a bit more sophisticated then try out these frosted clear nails that are topped with a matte finish and designed with these pink glitter swirls.
Just some broken glass and butterflies. I’m in awe of the butterfly design on this set. We’ve got a nice clear sharp nail that’s duo-tone intertwined glitter waves and this gorgeous chrome butterfly.
Here’s a fun take on the evil eye. Manifest only the good things in your eye with this clear set that’s topped with some bead-looking evil eye nail designs.
Make your days a bit happier with these rainbow-colored warped smiley nails. I love how each nail doesn’t just have a new color but also has multiple shades too!
Anything with purple and gold is an instant yes for me! We’ve got this smoke-looking design on some clear nails that are embellished with some gold flecks.
Spring but make it pink! We’ve got these long stiletto nails that are topped with some pink dried flowers and some random gold foil.
This set looks like it’s straight out of the Matrix. We have this nice matte clear nail set that’s topped with some hologram-looking message. This nail idea is honestly quite spectacular.
Here are some adorable clear nails! We’ve got these silver glitter nails with clear extensions. The clear extensions have this micro glitter lining on the outside. The nails are topped with some multi-colored reflective toppers.
Purple is such a lovely color which is why I just love this set! We’ve got a mix of full polish nails, ombrés with gold foil, and clear nails with butterfly stencils.
I love these clear nails with the slightest bit of pink tint. I also love the black thick abstract lines all over the nails and the accent nail with a silver cross and some pearls.
A clear, blue, and gold set. I love how the clear nail is topped with this thick luscious melted gold.
Aren’t these just adorable? We’ve got this clear square set that’s topped with some big 3D pink bears. So kawaii!
Definitely one of my faves. We have a black and gold set featuring some clear nails topped with some black tips and gold gems.
These nails just look so dreamy. I love how the moon floats on top surrounded by some gold glitters that resemble stars.
I’ve always loved the idea of keeping roses from your loved ones and keeping them enclosed in a jar. This nail set reminds me of just that!
Here’s another dreamy purple look! The French tips are mixed with some marbled designs and some dried flowers of similar hues.
Here we’ve got some fully clear almond-shaped crystal nails.
I love these pink and clear nails that are topped with some lush pink floral designs! Spring really is here!
Here’s your reminder to get nails that will make you happy! We have two sets of nails, one pink smiley set, and one green smiley set. The smiley designs all rest on top of a nice clear lightly glittered nail base.
For our last nail set in this collection, we’ve got this beautiful clear nail set that’s topped with a very thin layer of pink sheen which gives it this pink reflective effect.
I do hope this has given you some ideas for clear nail design ideas. If you try one of these styles (or find something else) then let me see! 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.