These natural nail ideas can give you some understated elegance. There’s so much you can do with this nail art style and I think it’s
incredibly underrated. After scrolling through thousands of variations we’ve narrowed down the top 50(ish) ideas to give you inspiration or try for yourself.
not have to mean boring. You can do so much with this simple yet stylish look.
These nails are for those who want to level up the natural nail game. A pink nude that matches your natural color bed with a little bit of shimmer does the trick!
French tips are the go-to for every simple nail girl. This one varies a little bit with its white dotted design.
If you’re looking to try color but don’t want to commit to a vibrant set, here’s something that can work for you! A nice bright yellow French tip and full nail combo might just work for you.
Here’s one for those interested in trying out the color black. The black French tip with a simple dot variation shows a simple yet sophisticated look.
This nude nail shade takes the cake for natural nails. If you want your nails to look clean and simple, then you might want to try this shade out.
Here’s another clean shade that’s a bit less intimidating than a full white set.
If you’re interested in nail art but want something a bit more simple, here’s a nail art set without a base shade. The off-white color makes it a lot more muted and simple too.
Here’s a full French tip set using a bright watermelon green. Simple yet colorful at the same time.
For the lavender lovers out there, here’s a simple mix of french tips, nail art, and full color.
Here’s a cotton candy French tip look for those who want to incorporate more colors. This look’s best for summertime.
Long nails can be natural and classy too! Here’s a pink square set for those who want a bit more length.
These nails are my favorite thus far. They’re just on the edge of natural and creative. The colorful wavy gradient tips with a speckled top layer may seem a bit daunting, but the natural matte nail underneath makes it a lot more wearable.
Ombre nails take things to the next level. We have two nude shades blending with each other creating a beautiful, muted look. This one’s perfect for attending a small celebration.
These sprinkle nails are delicious! We have colorful sprinkles topped over a pinkish nude shade. The colors aren’t too hard on the eyes making it easy to wear!
A classic milky white set. This is the perfect natural design for every occasion, may it be a wedding or a birthday party. You can never go wrong with this one.
The perfect spring nails. There are small flowers on the tip of your nails instead of a small fine line. These are so pleasing to the eyes.
Do you love daisies too? If yes, these nails are perfect for you. Just one little daisy painted on top of a nude base. Nothing too daring, but pretty all the same.
This design is gorgeous! The lavender and white mix go perfectly together. A simple nail can easily be styled up with some rings.
Any black and white lovers out there? These nails are perfect for the minimalist. The waves create a beautifully simple design, especially with the black and white meeting at certain points.
These beautiful gold flecks are so elegant and simple. Painting a little sparkle on a bare nail always adds a little shine, literally.
Natural nails but make it high fashion. This shiny set is absolutely stunning! These are exactly the nails that you can find on the runway or in an editorial magazine.
This teal marbled design reminds me of the waves crashing down on shore. This is the perfect highlight for a very simple overall look.
The abstract look seems to be a common theme for the natural nail lovers out there. It’s a growing trend for nail art in general, if you’re willing to move away from the natural style a little, check out the abstract nail art list. Bright royal blue may be too much for some, but the small abstract design makes it perfect even for those who don’t want too much going on on their nails.
Looking to level up your French tips? Adding a white moon curve may be the perfect complimentary design!
Now, this is for all barbie pink-loving girls out there! This gradient pink squiggly design reminds me of the Powerpuff Girls Heart that is embedded in every girl’s mind. Plus swirl nail art seems to be on trend again.
Is everyone familiar with the fire design going around everywhere? Well, this is a colorful take on that! Instead of the typical fire symbol, we have an inverted fire where color is lacking where it usually is. The colors used are also bright pastels. This creative combo just works!
This nail design just takes us years back, and I mean many years back. The design gives off a tribal kind of look, especially with the irregularly shaped gold flecks that look like melted gold.
If you ever need a reminder to smile, you can simply look at these basic smiley nails that look like stickers!
Wanna make a statement? Maybe word statement nails are right for you!
Trying to push away negative energies? This one is for those trying to keep an evil eye on them at all times.
Pastel hearts on a nude nail. Seems like the perfect DIY project on a slow day.
This is another one of those French tip variations. Just look at how a simple colored design can greatly level up your look.
Sometimes less really is more. Here’s an almond red tip look that’ll make you stand out. Who knew red could be so classy?
Get ready to bloom with these floral nails. There are two flowers on each set while the rest is painted with the same muted rosy shade.
You’ll be dripping with happiness with these abstract smilies. The best thing is how the pink set perfectly complements the blue set!
These nails scream elegant. The gold lining with the fun white art designs makes it both very classy and fun at the same time.
If you’re one who enjoys nails with character but you’re trying to tone it down a bit, these nails are for you. The silver almond tips are the star of the show and are perfectly complemented by the scatter silver studs all over.
Gradients could not get any more natural with this. The gradient flows from the natural nail color to a nice nude brown. Then one nail is highlighted with some gold specks to the side.
If spring is coming, it’s best to spruce it up with a little bit of green and yellow.
This reminds me of an amethyst crystal. The gold foil makes it seem like gold is wrapped around your hand. Elegant and captivating.
If you’re looking to try out nail art for the first time, this seems like the perfect design to choose from! Having one or two designs painted on could actually make the world of a difference.
I am obsessed with this color palette! Nothing more creative than seeing a spring design with fall colors.
Probably my favorite French Tip variation. Look at how thin the line is and how loud the colors are. Overall, it still gives a pretty clean and fun look!
This natural base with a chrome glaze is to die for! The nails look as if they’re real pearls with a dreamy gleam.
Here’s another pink and yellow mix. The yellow highlights on the colorless nail put the entire look together.
The epitome of subtle nail art. Getting colors that perfectly will with the base and adding just a little bit of a white marbled effect on top.
The perfect quartz shade with just a little bit of shimmer.
The secret to achieving a natural nail look is having a pretty nude base shade topped with some abstract design.
This design looks like an abstract painting at an art gallery. I love how it was only painted over the natural base and how the colors compliment each other.
Who would’ve thought terrazzo would look so good on the nails?
I do hope this has given you some ideas for natural nail designs If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own nails and we’ll feature them here.
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