51 Natural Short Nail Designs for Sleek Style

These natural short nail designs are totally up my street with their minimalist sleek style. Forget plain and boring short nails, these natural nails can be highlighted with some cute detail and give you a lot of room to play.

We looked through thousands of natural short nails from talented artists to find some inspiration. We narrowed it down to our favorites and there’s a little something to suit everyone. From the simple blushes to the highlighted accents.

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We are starting this collection with these beautiful glossy pink nails. The nice crystal toppers add a bit of elegance to the look. Great for those who like simple looks on formal occasions.
natural short nail designs
This nail set is wonderful for those who like having their nails look a teeny bit brighter. The subtle white faded effect on the tips makes them look much more natural.
natural short nails
What a gorgeous nail set! I adore how the glossy polish matches the natural nail base. The glitters are also a captivating element, which makes the set more suitable for formal suitability for formal occasions.
natural short nail polish design
White French tips are a classic for a reason. This look will never go out of style because it’s just a simple design yet it really makes the set look more elegant.
natural short nails
The key to achieving the natural nail effect is choosing a nail polish that’s similar to your natural nail color. Going a bit lighter is also a good option!
natural short nail polish design
If plain nail polish is a bit too dull for your liking, you can switch it up by adding these simple designs. Just make sure to use a very subtle color.
natural short nails
At first glance, you’ll probably think that there isn’t any polish on this set. If you look closely you’ll realize that there are some micro peach tips!
natural short nail polish design
Here’s another nail design that’s perfect for those events that require you to look a bit more put together. Adding crystals is an easy way of achieving such an effect!
natural short nail design ideas
When you think of natural nails, you probably wouldn’t consider any black designs. Thankfully, micro tips exist and are the easiest way to incorporate black into a natural look!
natural short nail polish design
Here’s another lovely micro tip set! The reason why adding bright pink to the look works is that it kind of matches the pink base.
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if you’re looking to add a bit of shimmer to your look, you can do so by incorporating it into a full nude set. This one’s a lot more noticeable because it’s a bright gold!
natural short nail art
I know that a lot of the girls here are a fan of minimalism. Tell me, what could get more minimalistic than adding one black dot to your set?
natural short nail art
Now, I know that this shade doesn’t look like the natural nail base but it definitely achieves that simple and natural look! The gloss also makes it a lot more charming!
natural short nail art
We’ve already seen a white French tip set in this collection. We’re making it even more natural by thinning these tips out. They also look so much more modern!
natural short nail polish design
natural short nails
I hope you’re not yet tired of these micro tips because they’re just the perfect minimalistic design! This one definitely gives off that earthy look.
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Black speckles are one of my favorite designs in the world. It’s amazing how they incorporated it into this natural look by using a nice neutral pink base.
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These cool wavy designs have been in these days. These gold glitters are perfect as they’re not as bold as the solid vibrant colors that I usually see associated with this kind of design.
natural short nail art
The evil eye is another trendy piece these days as we’re all about keeping all the negative energy away! It’s also an amazing design topper.
natural short nail design
Now, I know there have been a lot of French tips in this set. Let’s try to elevate it by adding these tip outlines. Don’t they just give off that modern appeal?
natural short nail design
Just because this is a natural nail collection doesn’t mean we’re giving up color completely. These light and vibrant colors don’t steal too many looks and they also give off that fun tone!
natural short nail designs
French tips are a cult classic, but why not switch it up with these moon linings? I like how easy it is to add a bit of color with such a design!
natural short nail polish design
We’re rocking minimalism on minimalism with this set! The line art design is a great and easy way to attain that demure yet artistic look.
natural short nails
Adding sparkle might be difficult if you’re going for a full natural look, but these tips are a good way of not drawing too much attention! It’s genius if you ask me.
natural short nails
This wouldn’t be a complete natural short nail collection without these pink to white ombré nails. They look so clean while also being stylish.
natural short nail designs
Here’s another way to make a nail design simpler. The milky white base is a perfect polish choice that would look great on almost every skin tone.
natural short nail designs
These dot designs are honestly so interesting. When you see someone with these nails, they’d definitely catch your attention (in a good way, of course!).
natural short nail polish design
natural short nail polish design
If your white French tips are not doing it for you anymore, it’s probably time to spice it up. A natural way to do so is by adding a thin layer of champagne glitter!
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If you’re looking to try natural nails but you can’t seem to let glitter go, why not have them encapsulated in your nails instead? It gives off that barely there look.
natural short nails
Here’s another beautiful mauve polish set that’s very neutral. It’s a great color to try if you’re not a fan of the natural pink look.
natural short nail designs
We’ve got even more glitter on this set. It’s amazing how well the milky pink polish was able to tone down the brightness of the colored glitter.
natural short nails
If you’re a nail enthusiast, you’ve probably seen Hailey Bieber’s trending nail look. This one perfectly copies that look while still remaining elegant and simple.
natural short nails
At first look, you probably wouldn’t notice the small embellishments on this set. It’s amazing how well the glitters blend with its base!
natural short nails
natural short nail polish design
I know that there are many fans of nail art here. Here’s a simple way of adding that in. You can definitely opt for a more natural color if black is too bold for you.
natural short nail designs
I like how artistic this nail set is. It’s able to achieve that artsy look with all these abstract shapes! These short natural nails might be my favorite so far.
natural short nail polish design
Hearts are a nail design staple. Here’s a really natural heart-themed set filled with a subtle pink ombré that spans across the entire nail set.
natural short nail designs
For those who are trying to go natural but still want something a bit brighter, here’s the perfect pink polish for you. It’s pretty natural, but it’s also quite noticeable.
natural short nail polish design
Another alternative to bright pink nail polish is this nice soft brown color. It’s good to make sure that it’s quite glossy to make it seem even more natural.
natural short nail design
Here’s a great nail for those looking to attend a wedding soon. The gorgeous flower accent nail really would make an easy-to-wear nail design for wedding guests.
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natural short nail polish design
We’ve already had a few brown shades in this collection, but this one stands out and deserves to be mentioned! This one’s a lot more cool-toned which would go perfectly with those with a darker complexion.
natural short nail polish design
This light pink set has the most beautiful accent nail. It’s noticeable but it doesn’t stand out too much. Plus, it’s got glitter! What’s not to love?
natural short nail polish design
Here is another wonderful pink nail set. It’s really straightforward, but it has these little, glossy accents that elevate the whole appearance.
natural short nail polish design
If you’re a fan of black and white looks, you’re going to love this set. It’s got these cool slanted tips that make sure that there aren’t too many bright colors on the nail.
natural short nail polish design
A great way of making sure your French tips aren’t too flat is by adding some simple crystal toppers. Remember, less is more!
natural short nails
We’ve got another more opaque pink shade that’s got a cool undertone to it. The cool thunder-like black designs add a bit of edge to the look.
natural short nail designs
I am a fan of the dotted nail look. If I were to make them a bit more structured, I’d line them up as they did in this set! It’s still pretty simple but it looks a lot more organized and clean.
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The great thing about natural pink nails is that they serve as the best base for some sparkle. They remind me so much of those famous Korean-style nails!
natural short nail design ideas
We’re ending this natural nail collection with these nude brown nails. It’s a nice brown shade mixed with a lot of pink undertones. Definitely a great choice that can fit any outfit!

I hope these natural short nail designs have inspired you to try this design for yourself. 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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