Combing two chic trends (and some of my personal favorites), matte ombré nail designs give a sleek and sophisticated look that can be dressed up or down for
any occasion. The matte colorway lets you wear the most vibrant and playful of colors without going too overboard and the ombré style gives it a modern look.
This is one of those unicorns of styles that gives a great look
without needing too much work. Whether you want something simple you can do yourself or you’re looking for some inspiration to show your nail tech, we’ve got you covered. After going through thousands of matte ombré designs, we’ve put together an inspiration list that even inspired me to do my own.
Excuse me while I cover myself in matte cuteness.
We are starting this collection with some bright, fresh ombré nails. I absolutely love the feel of these vibrant nails. They’re definitely perfect for a getaway!
Here’s a two-tone set incorporating two different shades and hues of violet. I love that the other is a bit more cool-toned while the other is more on the warm side. They blend beautifully in the middle.
We all know about the classic pink to white ombré nails; this time, we’ve got it with some matte finish. I love the chilly designs on top, like the snowflake and sweater nail pattern.
If you want a pink to white ombré set that’s a bit more simple and free of design, give this set a try! We’ve only got one nail topped with a bunch of spaced-out gems.
I am in love with this multi-colored floral set. The colors are all light and bright on the nails, and the flowers are in different colors as well. I love how well the different colors blend with each other.
If you’re a fan of brighter nails, then this nail set is your best bet. I absolutely love these two complementary colors together. They’re both warm and suitable for both daytime and nighttime.
I honestly love nail sets like these. The classy base is contrasted with the modern and edgy Old English font.
I love this soft shade of yellow and how well the toppers match the pink and yellow base. This entire nail set feels light on the nails despite its length.
This is a nail set for all the blue nail set lovers out there. We’ve got this gorgeous pastel blue ombré which is topped with complementary blue gems. I also like the deeper blue glitter nail, which matches the other gems.
This is a nail set for those who prefer grand and classy nails. I love how the nails are designed with classy toppers as well. It’s overall a nail set fit for a princess.
These remind me of your typical mermaid nails because the color combination gives out a fantastical feeling. I love the three-tone ombré, especially when designed with small black speckles.
Try this set if you’re aiming for a simple and classy set. It’s got the cutest butterfly design on it, which makes it less intimidating to wear.
If you love pink, then this nail set is perfect for you. It stands out a bit from the rest because the blend isn’t as clean, giving it a watercolor effect.
Nothing gets brighter than this green, blue, and yellow vibrant set. These colors may be a bit hard and intimidating to wear, but the white flowers definitely add a bit more light to them.
This nail set looks like an iridescent dream. I really love these colors because they look and feel so youthful and fun! It’s like opening a fresh pack of colorful chalk.
I know we’ve already seen a bright orange ombré set earlier, but if you’re looking to level it up, then try this set out instead. It’s got this pretty subtle fire-like design on the tips.
Blue is such a beautiful and refreshing color. This nail set can definitely be worn in any event or occasion.
Here’s a yellow set for the yellow enthusiasts out there. I find that yellow nails are perfect for those who want a light set that isn’t too bright or too dull.
Pink is such a refreshing color that’s been used a lot lately. I find that this two-tone pink set looks so bright but still comfortable at the same time.
If you’re looking for a very light and muted set, then this one is for you. We’ve got these muted pink to white ombré nails and accent nails with a fun little gray bunny design.
I love this multi-colored set. We’ve got a variety of bright colors which blend together vertically. I also love how the matte topcoat makes these shades look like chalk.
These nails look like they’re perfect for any Disney princess. I love the bright and radiant shades used and the beautiful diagonal designs on top. The gems on the moons of the nails also remind me of little tiaras.
If you want a nail set that’s partially muted and partially bold? These gorgeous bright orange gradient nails are perfect. I find that the simple white detailing on top perfectly fits the bold base.
If you enjoy a darker set, then you’ll want to try this set. It seems to have a pretty vignette at the top of the nails giving the set a lot of dimensions.
Red and black together produce such bold looks. I love how this one is pretty simple and straight to the point. If you want an edgy and bold look, try this one out.
The ombré effect on this one is a lot more subtle because it fades into such a similar color. The pretty purple on the tips perfectly complements the brighter pink shade.
Here’s a nail set for all the pink lovers out there. I love how this monochromatic look produces such a modern and futuristic design.
If you’re looking for a blue nail set, you may want to try this one. We’ve got an ombré that resembles the beautiful blue sea. I also love the variation of toppers, my favorite one being the multi-colored beads.
If your bright ombré nails are too dull for you, you might want to try adding a simple design. This one’s got a very small butterfly on top.
Black ombré is either a hit or miss, and honestly, I really love this set. The black shade definitely adds more dimensions and gives it a high fashion twist.
This nail set just can’t help but remind me of the beach. It looks as if the waves are washing up to the shore, and some sand is showing beneath.
I love this clean blue blend. We’ve got this pretty white 3D flower topper to add a bit of design to the look.
The thing about white to pink ombré nails is that you can top them with designs of your choice. The black butterfly definitely makes this set a bit edgier.
Here’s a way you can make your nails look classier. We’ve got these gorgeous wavy shimmers over the nails, which are subtle but still provide a posh finish.
Here’s another candy-looking set. It’s filled with your classic pastel nail shades, and the colors blend into each other vertically.
Green is such a cooling color. It’s not too bright that it’s unwearable. Instead, it gives such a calm effect, but at the same time, it can also create very chic looks.
This pretty purple set is topped with the most beautiful toppers. I especially love how the 3D white flower has some purple gradient in the middle, making it fit better with the entire set.
This purple shade is definitely one of my favorites. I love how well it complements gold glitter and gives out a very fancy and posh finish.
I love this modern look. Each nail has two different colors on them, which create a seamless blend. I also like the simple wave design on top, which reminds me of the beach.
Here’s another light blue set that feels so light on the nails. I like how the butterfly and flower design on the accent nail contrasts the simplicity of the other nails.
If you’re feeling something sharp and bright, then you’ve got the nail set for you! These are two pretty bright colors combined, which will definitely catch some attention.
If you’ve got a big event coming up or if you’re just feeling glamorous, then this classy nail set is for you. I love the unique glitter tips and the large amounts of crystals all over.
These nails remind me a little bit of space, especially because of how the glitters on top of the black polish look like stars.
Here we’ve got another red and black ombré set, but we’ve got short nails with a square shape this time. I find that shape and length definitely make a huge difference in how your nails look.
Here’s another space-like nail set. We’ve got a subtle pink to black ombré topped with a bit of sparkle resembling stars. We’ve also got a black moon on the accent nail to decorate.
If you’re feeling fun and want to try out brighter colors, then this set might work for you! Blue and pink compliment each other so well, creating a nail set that reminds me of bubblegum.
This nail set makes me feel like I’m about to pick out some pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. I love the calmness of the design and the comforting colors.
Some wear matte ombre nails as a seasonal thing, but I’m a
complete sucker for this look. No matter the colorway or style, most of my favorite looks have this matte finish. If you copy one of the designs above or if you come up with something entirely different, please let us see your mani! 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.