These pastel ombré nail designs add a bit of soft personality without being
too bold. Cute enough to stand out but subtle enough to work with any outfit or occasion and I’m loving it. A combination of two of my favorite styles and it’s such a flexible style you can really do whatever you want with it. We looked through thousands of designs from talented nail artists to share our favorites. From the simple and subtle you can do yourself to the intricate inspiration to show your nail tech, there’s a little bit of everything.
Nails looking like a pastel rainbow and I am here for it! 🌈
We’re starting this collection with these beautiful soft blue nails. I really like the blend from the natural pink that slowly transforms into blue tips. I also really like the pretty connected gem hearts and this soft blue looks fantastic as a pastel color.
I’m in love with this beautiful tri-color pastel ombré. The blue shade on the tips can’t help but remind me so much of the ocean.
The amazing thing about pastel nail designs is that you can combine them together without them looking too muddy or too bold. They always keep this soft looking style.
I really like the idea behind this nail set. The artist was able to blend the color from a dark pink to a pastel one. Such an easy way to create a monochromatic look!
Here’s a beautiful multi-blend of numerous colors. I really like how this set just reminds me of a really bright painting.
This is a beautiful nail set that takes pastel ombré to another level. Instead of our fully painted nails, we’ve got this gorgeous beaded design in the middle that slowly dissipated into different colors.
Here’s a color combination that’s all too new. The browns, yellows, and blues give off that tropical feel which brings me back to the beach!
We’ve got here a reverse pink ombré. Instead of the usual deep to light colors, we’ve got deep pink tips blended from a bright pastel pink.
Here’s a beautiful multi-blend of colors once again! Instead of having a uniform color scheme, we’ve got each nail blending from one color to another.
The amazing thing about French tips is that they’re so versatile. Here’s a really bright and light one with a mixture of two colors on each nail.
Here’s a full candy-colored pastel set. I really love how bright this nail set is and how it blends vertically instead of horizontally.
We’ve got some bling for a change. If you feel like the bright colors are a bit too bland for you, try mixing them in with some really bright silver glitters.
If you’re looking for a very simple nail look, I’d definitely give this one a go. I really love how most nails are painted with a full coat of polish while one blends all three together.
Here are some really bright pink nails. I really love the white to pink tip design. What really stands out is the rose gold glitter ombre found on the moons of the nail.
Here’s another reverse ombré nail set. I truly appreciate the brightness of both colors used, especially since it’s just so light and refreshing to look at!
If you don’t want fully painted nails, maybe you could give theme ombré nails a try! I really like how it blends from a natural pink to a really bright pastel color.
Now, here’s a unique take on some pastel ombré. We’ve got a reverse drip design with the middle nail subtly blending the two colors together.
I really love the combination of a pastel pink and a pastel yellow because it’s such a feminine color combination that’s also a tad bit playful.
Here’s a nail set for those who love their yellow nails! We’ve got some pops of subtle blended color and some cute butterfly stickers as well!
This nail set is probably my favorite from the collection so far. I really love the look of blended tips mixed with a more rigid outline.
The best thing about these pretty pastel blended tips is that you can incorporate as many colors as you like because they look so soft and pretty!
Here’s a nail set that includes a whole lot of different colors. It’s also got that pretty vertical blend that makes the entire set look so cohesive.
Here’s a pretty glamorous nail set that’s perfect for those who don’t want there to be too much color on their nails. I like how they only had one nail with a tri-color ombré effect.
Here’s another multi-colored pastel ombré nail set, but this time, we’ve also got this bright and beautiful swirl design on the accent nail, which is just a nice added touch.
I really love yellow pastel sets because they look so bright and invigorating. This nail set is simple and classy, but it’s also got a bit of variety since it mixes a bunch of classy designs together.
Here’s a really pretty nail set that just looks absolutely dreamy! I really love the subtle color blend and the pretty sparkles on top.
This is another one of my favorite nail sets in this collection. I really love the chic pastel designs on top of the blended base. They look so fun and cute at the same time. Moon nail art is usually a darker colorway but it somehow really seems to work on pastel ombré lighter shades.
We’ve got a vertically blended nail set with each color bleeding onto each other. I really like how the entire nail set and the colors one each nail are connected with one another.
Here’s a full light blue nail set that just looks so classy! I like how they mixed glossy finished nails and matte-finished ones together as it creates this subtle dimension.
I really love this kind of curved border design as it looks so chic and modern. I also love how they included a subtle ombré effect on each nail.
This nail set will surely make you feel as if you’re high up in the clouds. We’ve got these multi-colored blended nails topped with some pretty realistic-looking clouds and sparkles!
This is a really cool nail set since half of the nails are painted with a full light blue color while the other half consists of multi ombrés.
I’m honestly quite in love with this pretty lavender shade because of how light it looks on the nails. The blend is also so seamless, which I love!
We’ve seen quite a lot of pastel ombré tips in this collection, but this is slightly different because of the white base it has.
One of my favorite design combinations is a pretty pastel ombré that’s topped with a matte finish. It looks so much softer and smoother in comparison to non-matte nails.
Here’s a really cool design idea. I really like how thick the tips are on this nail and how the moons of the nail remain colorless. The pretty silver detailing also gives off a fairytale feel!
Yellow and blue is another classic combination that I love! This nail set stands out from the rest because it’s got quite a deep brown base instead of the natural pink one we see a lot.
If you’re a fan of the classic French tip look, then you’re going to really like these nails. The blend is a bit more simple as the two colors meet and blend in the middle.
We’ve got here a really bright blue nail set. I really like how they added these blue butterfly accent nails, as the deep color adds dimension to the look.
I really do love these nail tips. It looks as if you’ve just run your hands through the bright blue sky. It’s just such a calming look!
This nail set is a bit more pristine as it’s got this beautiful floral pattern on top that really elevates the entire look. I also like how the flowers have multiple hues to them.
Here’s another rounded glossy look that has a nice vertical blend to it. I also like the glitter lining on the accent nail since it’s a unique design.
Here’s a full nail set with a whole lot of blended pastels. I really love the thumb design because of the pretty tie-dye-like tip design.
I really like this nail set because of the subtle three-tone color blend. At first glance, you probably won’t notice the light purple ombre nails that blends between pink and blue!
Here are some gorgeous rounded tips that include a bunch of different light colors. My favorite has to be the simple silver glitter lining which makes this look seem more luxe.
This nail set is just so bright and vibrant! I absolutely love the two nails, which contain multiple blended colors. It’s just such a fun look!
We are ending this collection with these nails that look like a mixture of a marble design and watercolor painting. It’s just so lovely to look at!
How to DIY Pastel Ombre Nail Art
We might just be scratching the surface of pastel ombré nail designs here, it’s such a flexible look there’s so much you can do with it but hopefully, this has given you some inspiration. 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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