Combining the luxury and richness of purple with the durability and ease of short nails, purple nail art for short nails creates such a great look without all the hassle of some longer designs. Trends shift and change and shorter nails are
definitely having a moment right now. Combining that look with one of my favorite colorways and… I’m just in love.
We looked through
thousands of nail art styles to show you our favorites. We’ve got a little bit of everything from bright, vivid colorways to pastel purple nails. Short nails don’t have to be boring! Spruce them up with some purple nail art. 💅🏻
Starting this list with a perfect mix of shiny and plain… these purple nails are your go-to if you like to DIY. Not super short, but not really long.
You can go for classic style if you want. Purple base, glitter design, glossy top coat. Seal it with a 3D crystal on the forefinger nail, and you are set.
I included this set because it produces a purple effect the longer you look at it, although it is white. But you can use solid purple if you want.
Here is an adorable Japanese-style set with 3D glue and silver outlines. I like the design of her ring finger; it looks like a rhinestone. Lovely!
You can always go back to the basics. For example, use a striking shade of purple for the base, then complete it with multi-colored glitters.
If you didn’t like the previous Japanese nail art, you might find this more alluring. Instead of clear color for the glue, add glitters to let it shine.
Partner purple with yellow, like the one on this image. I love how the flowers were neatly made. Using a pearl for the bud is a fantastic idea.
How about using dots and squiggles? Or you can mix purple with a bit of blue to make it more lively. You can do it in any way you want it!
Match your purple base with summer colors; your nails will look incredibly bright and vibrant. Check the image; those flowers are handpainted.
I think I’m gonna try this since I love white abstract lines. Do you like it? The color used for the base is available in online and physical stores.
Are you wondering what those stamps are? They are dragon scales. I wasn’t convinced at first, but I looked closely, and they really are.
We don’t mean just purple base when we say purple nail art. Look at how the color was used here. It’s looking lovely, along with our inkblots.
Or, if you really love purple all the way, go purple from base to glitters and to the polka dots. Follow this linear pattern or spread them for style.
You can also make your nails look like purple quartz, just like the image. These nails are all-natural, without any extension or chemical. So pure!
You can make them look quite chaotic, too. No judgment. These nails look fantastic despite the mixture of various designs. Purple foil for the win!
Purple seems to match well with baby blue. Do you think it will look great with baby pink? You can try a combination of the colors using this design.
Here’s what I am talking about. Purple matches perfectly with baby pink! I will try this one and perhaps use baby blue for the heart and lines.
Oh, it’s another purple and pink combo, but with some gold to emphasize the V-shaped tips. Also, the gold is designed in chains. What a great set!
It is just a transparent set of purple bases, killing it with some gold foils. If you know how to apply foils, this design is basic. No need to see a nail tech to get an incredible look like this.
You can try this one and put a design on your ring fingernail. This set has a flower, but you can choose another, depending on your taste.
You might have figured out already that I picked this because of the blue nails. But isn’t it truly remarkable? And it looks like a meteor just passed!
These handpainted nails were marbled without the use of any technology. How awesome is that? Pure talent is so incredible and breathtaking.
There’s something so damn cute with purple butterfly nail art. It’s a specific look, but it has been trending so hard, and I’m here for it. Oh, and fill them with glitters, too, for a magical effect.
The picture might not be visible, but the base is dark purple. However, what I love best about this set are the woman stamps and flower paints.
Here’s something for those who like flowers, especially daisies. It’s easy, and I’m sure you can do it independently. Such a beautiful set.
Who said you can only have purple as your base? Check out this brown that weirdly suits the purple and silver squiggles. They are pretty, yes?
Need I say more about the inspiration for this set? As you can see, it’s the flag of the United Kingdom! I know you like them; they are impressive.
You will like this if you like abstract things. With no definite pattern in mind, the artist simply threw shapes and lines in freestyle mode.
The best thing about these nails is the mixture of white, peach, and purple in the marble. But I wish the peach was glittered, too.
Purple and silver, anyone? I know there’d be a lot of pickers for this set, mainly our girls doing their own nails. So go on and save this image!
You might want to check these cool, rounded, and short nails. I fell in love with the white and purple dots that took the figure of a leaf. So creative!
Here is a purple edition in two different shades: one like violet and one like red. Finish the whole setup with a gold feather, and you’re ready.
You can go for creepy like these Tim Burton nails. The designs are stamps from Corpse Bride… Victor and Emily! I love this unrequited love.
Do I need to explain what the inspiration here is? The colors look playful and funky. It’s as if I am looking at a Science project. Looks cool, though.
We have already established that pink and purple match well together. But what if you add jewels? Your nails will look royal and extravagant!
You probably won’t believe me, but those flowers are hand-drawn. Indeed, they are perfect and stunning. You can try them on your nails.
Or here’s something simpler… white abstract lines, purple ombre tips, and glitters. This set has such a sweet combination, and they look refreshing.
Squiggle, squiggle… lovely squiggles! I think the artist thought of roads or pathways when she created this one (because of the clouds and stars).
Ooh, purple and blue looking so regal right there. Won’t you join me in listing these nails on our must-try sets? Marble is love forever.
You can go for straight style if you don’t like wobbling lines. I love the idea here: gold lines separating all the shades of purple. They’re so pretty.
Tangled-inspired nail arts for Disney babies! Remember that sun from the movie? But the beautiful silhouette of Rapunzel and Flynn is what got me.
Purple is a rich color, full of vibrance and royalty. Try coloring your nails with its different shades. Use distinct styles like marble or glitter.
Don’t you just love the white and purple foils used here? This set has a simple design, but I like it so much. I’m gonna try it next month!
This one, too, is just pure marble in purple and white. But it just works so well together.
I think this set has been well thought of. You have an ombre, a glitter, a pure, and an ombre glitter. Not to mention that they look so magical.
Here’s one creative design for those with super short nails. They look galactic. I feel like I am inside a purple universe where everything is arcane.
Sometimes, a little less is more. Purple nail art on short nails can do whatever you need it to do with whatever outfit you need it to work with. Whether you copy one of these styles or create something entirely different,
let us see the end result! 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.