60+ Sleek Brown Nail Ideas for 2022

These brown nail designs give this fantastic warm, earthy tone that makes you look completely relaxed in any surroundings. It also looks like coffee and chocolate… but that might be because it’s my lunchtime. Brown nails add a touch of sophistication and class. You can keep it a subtle design or be more adventurous than you might expect with this color.

This nail color works in any season, style or outfit. In fact, we went through thousands of different brown nail ideas to find our favorites in a wide range of styles. There’s something here for every look so if you (somehow) don’t find a look you like, your next mani is on me.

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We have got to start this collection with a very simple yet classic brown nail design. We’ve got some medium-sized almond nails painted with a nice walnut brown polish. It looks absolutely stunning with some gold accessories!
brown nail design
We’re coming at you with these long brown French tips. They’re topped with some pretty red gems and a silver cross.
brown nail polish design
We love short nails too! I love how a really dark brown looks on your nails. It’s sleek but a lot less bold than a full black.
brown nail polish design
This nail set said chic and classy. Here are some medium-sized French tips with a white and brown marble nail design. It kind of gives me some latte vibes and works really well as a French tip.
brown nail polish design
If you want some brown nails but you don’t really want a full brown nail look, try incorporating some simpler designs that’ll let the set breathe. In this case, there are some V-shaped tips added in the middle.
brown nail designs
Here’s a look similar to the one before but this time the nails are almond shape and there’s an extra abstract frame design. So classy!
brown nail design ideas
Here’s a lighter brown shade look. The nails are painted with this simple tortilla brown shade and are topped with some nice abstract white detailing. It’s such an easy way to keep your nails looking artsy!
brown nail design ideas
If brown is too dark of a color for you, you might want to pair it with a cloud gray shade. It’s pretty cool-toned and it isn’t too bright either. My favorite part about this set is the full brown nail painted with a nice gold reflection.
brown nail polish design
If you’re not really into trying out bolder looks and you want a look that’ll always look good, try out these classic Frenchies. They’re a nail look you can definitely wear anywhere!
brown nail art
Keep it simple with this sienna brown shade. It’s perfect if you love nude shades that aren’t too dark or too light. It can easily match any skin tone!
brown nail designs
Incorporating a bit of abstract design to this nail look! Here are some short nails with half of them painted with an umber brown and the other half having a moon-shaped design.
brown nails
This nail set incorporates two different brown shades. The peanut brown is painted all over the nails while the tortilla brown is painted as a French tip and also an abstract border.
brown nail design
These look like nails you could wear at a formal event if you want something that’s a mix of simple and elegant. We have some nails painted with full polish while the accent nail is divided into sections which are painted with their own colors. It’s also divided with some white and gold lining.
brown nail design
If you want a trendy look, then I’d definitely recommend that you go for this set! We’ve got some almond nails with tri-colored layered wavy tips.
brown nails
We’ve got some delicious caramel browns with some of them topped with gold.
brown nails
brown nails
These nails are adorable! I love how these nude colors complement each other. The nails are painted alternately and the two middle nails are designed with a simple heart nail design.
brown nail design ideas
At this point, most people have seen Maddy’s iconic nails from the show “Euphoria.” Those nails were painted with jet black polish but this set is a lighter variation since it’s painted with this light brown color.
brown nail design
I really love this nail set. It’s a combination of whites, browns, and golds. I like how they layer the colors with each other and how they added some stark black speckles on top.
brown nail polish design
Brown and gold are always a good look! These nails are painted with a deep brown shade and a nice nude color. All of the nails are topped with some gold glitter.
brown nail art
If we’re sticking to a simple look but we just want a little bit of pizzazz, then try out this nail set that’s painted with a dark brown with the accent having a two-layer wave.
brown nail art
If you love French tips but you’re sick of getting the same design over and over, then you might want to try adding a simple white line slightly above the tips. Even the smallest detail transformed the look!
brown nail polish design
A full brown nail set can easily be designed with some gold foil. It’s a perfect base shade to make your gold design pop!
brown nail design
If you want something short and sweet, then we’ve got the nail set just for you! This one’s a combination of brown and cream. There are some warped waves, some flowers, a heart, and a wavy tip!
brown nail polish design
The cool-toned brown marble design is absolutely stunning. The rest of the nails are designed simply with just some silver curves or waves.
brown nails
We all love French tips but if you want to change it up a little you can definitely use two different colors instead of just one!
brown nail design
Here’s a brown and pink nail set that makes perfect use of curve designs. We’ve got some curves on the sides of the nails and on the moon. I love how this simple design makes the entire look so original.
brown nail art
This nail set is so lovely, especially because of the gorgeous caramel shade that was used. Even if there aren’t any additional designs, you can see how glossy and delicious it looks which makes it stand out.
brown nail design ideas
These nails are so fun and fresh! If you want to make your brown nails less intimidating, you can try adding some 3D white flowers and painting on a nice frog design. So cute!
brown nail design ideas
Some modern brown designs for the chic girls out there! On the ends, we’ve got some long brown French tips. In the middle, the nails are just painted with a thin layer of milky pink and are topped with some brown and cream flowers.
brown nail art
Add a whole lot of loving to your nails! This nail set has this nice brown French tip design that kind of looks like it’s got a nice vignette to it. It’s also designed with some simple thin white hearts.
brown nail design ideas
brown nail polish design
I love how these French tips look on this short brown square-shaped set. The French tips go all the way up to the sides of the entire nail unlike how a usual French tip that ends pretty low or in the middle of the nail. If this style speaks to you, you might want to try some short coffin nails.
brown nail design ideas
This set is painted with some cool-toned brown polish and the accent nail is designed with two black vertical lines with some white flowers budding from it.
brown nail design
Here’s a nice way to keep your brown nail set looking light. We’ve got some really deep brown nails with the accent nails being painted in a milky pink and designed with some white flowers.
brown nail design ideas
Swirl nail designs are in and trending hard on Instagram these days. Try painting a multi-layered swirl design on a medium-sized square set that’s topped with a matte topcoat.
brown nails
If you’re looking to try some nail art for the first time, this one’s a quick and easy one you can do yourself. You only need to paint your white nails with a horizontal line and add some birds on a stick stencil on the brown accent nail.
brown nail art
If you love hearts, then this design is definitely for you! We’ve got some caramel browns on the ends and some brown and white hearts painted on an eggshell white base. If you like this swirly style, you should give our coffee nails a look.
brown nail designs
These almond-shaped nails are painted with some trendy designs! We have some pretty checkered stripes, some smiley stencils, a multi-hued layered heart, and some tiny hearts.
brown nail polish design
Keep the cheetah girl inside you alive with these simple trendy cheetah print French tips. It’s trendy and it’s fun all in one!
brown nail designs
Check out this pretty simple nail set. Some nails are painted in a nude pink and in deep brown. There are also some light brown streaks and some diagonal tips lined with gold.
brown nail polish design
This nail look is definitely a balanced one! We’ve got some yin-yang nail symbols and deep brown French tips lined with a lighter shade of brown.
brown nail design ideas
If you have a full brown nail set, an easy way to make it glamorous is to add in some beautiful reflective gems and a nice little silver 3D nail design, in this case, we’ve got this gorgeous butterfly!
brown nails
These French tips are transformative! Half of it is painted diagonally with a solid color while the other half is only lined diagonally with a thin white line.
brown nail polish design
We’re keeping it classy with this simple brown set that’s embellished with a light brown marble design.
brown nail design ideas
If you’re more of the simple artistic gals out there, then you can have your nails painted in a light brown matte color. You can then top it off with some black artistic stencils.
brown nail designs
brown nail design
We’ve got nails painted in different brown hues and two nails painted in white. On top of the nails are these colored abstract waves. These definitely are unique because of the different base shades!

If these brown nail ideas gave you a passion for trying this yourself, we want to see it! 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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