Is it just me or do nail trends tend to follow fashion with a few decades of delay? Tie-dye nail art has been
all over social media and I have to say. I don’t hate it. It’s more versatile than I would have thought and some of the colorways look very sleek and modern.
I thought this look would be
far too retro and outdated but, once again, the internet proves me wrong. After scrolling through thousands of different variations we’ve picked out our favorites to give you some ideas for your next manicure.
We’re starting this collection with some colorful pastel tie-dye nails. The mixture between the colors is seamless so it looks like there’s an ombre effect going on.
This set only uses the tie-dye pattern to add an extra oomph to the design. There’s a beautiful mixture of yellow, green, pink, and purple while a nice nude pink shade serves as a buffer.
This set reminds me of easter eggs. We’ve got full pink, yellow, and blue solid nails while we’ve got two highlight tie-dye designed nails that add more pops of color.
Here’s a gorgeous aquamarine set. It has a very cohesive design especially since the tie-dye print also has aquamarine as its main color.
Going a bit darker with these next-level almond-shaped French tips. We’ve got a mixture of sapphire and deep space blue that reminds me of the deeper parts of the ocean.
Got some candy on your hands! These are some nice candy-colored shades that all blend well together. There’s also a minimalist circle design on top to contrast the rather loud base.
If you’re really not into having a full set of colors, why not get a pearlescent white set instead and spice it up with a really subtle tie-dye design?
These nails remind me of cotton candy! It’s such a playful set!
We’re finally digging into some deeper colors with this nail set. These colors are all pretty bold but the color combinations for each nail greatly complement each other. My favorite has to be the yellow and red combo because it reminds me of fire.
The tie-dye pattern on this set is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it’s made with a rounder shape and is carefully placed around different parts of the nail.
Nails that remind me of the rainbow. Unlike the previous nail set, these ones are designed on top of a clear base nail.
Here’s a really bright design that’s different from your typical pastel. We’ve got some great complementing colors that mix well with each other. It’s a really bright design especially since it’s placed on top of a nice solid white base.
The tie-dye design on these nails is the main star of the show. I really love how the French tips are colorless since it makes the design stand out a lot more.
Here’s a tie-dye design for those pink lovers out there. This is a mixture of pinks and violets paired with some simple white nails. If this look stands out to you, check out the amethyst nail art for a similar vibe.
Again, I love this design because of its rounder style and its non-blended edges.
We’ve got another smooth tie-dye nail design. What stands out here is the beautiful abstract shape of the design and the blankness of the inside. I love how each nail is also made from a different color.
Bringing in some bright red. This nail is a combination of reds, greens, and yellows. The tie-dye design is also unique because of its spiral shape.
Some pretty bright pink nails that are complemented by some a heat map colored tie-dye design.
A simple nail design made in three colors. The tie-dye print on this one isn’t too complicated so it should be easy for beginners! More of a casual nail look with a little bit of an accent against an otherwise pale shade.
It’s adorable how the tie-dye design on this one looks like a watercolored easter egg. There’s a beautiful blend to the colors and it matches the overall simple look.
Now, these are classy, artistic, and simple! These are unique tie-dye designs painted on the edges of the nail. These are a perfect alternative to your classic French tips.
If you’re looking to explore more colors then this is your sign to try it out! You never know, it might just work!
Here’s a cute tie-dye idea for all the pink lovers out there. Your tie-dye can be as simple as you want it to be. In this design, white was simply added to the pink shade and was mixed together.
Here’s a more intricate tie-dye design. This is one you probably usually see on t-shirts. There’s a specific stroke and pattern to this tie-dye which is great if you want a more cleaned-up look.
Some cute hot pink and orange French tips matched with some bright tie-dye shades. I especially love the tie-dye design inside the lips.
Take your favorite colors, mix them together, and put a nice matte finish on them!
Some more easter egg-colored tie-dye nails. This shows that you can have longer nails and still keep them fun and cute!
These are some nice long coffin nails with a bright tie-dye French tip design. Dress it up with a couple of butterflies and you’re good to go!
Here are some nice bright nails for summer!
Spice up your tie-dye design even more with your design of choice! This is a nice take on the evil eye nail art, but a lot more glam!
Here’s a sign to go crazy with your colors when working with tie-dye! You will always end up with something great!
Some more easter egg colored tie-dye nails. This shows that you can have longer nails and still keep them fun and cute!
These nails remind me of the smoke bombs that professional photographers love to use for their photos, especially because of their matte finish. It’s a whole lot of bright colors that are so pleasing to look at!
These nails have a specific tie-dye pattern to them that just makes it feel so groovy!
It’s always a great idea to choose colors that complement each other especially when it’s your first time trying out tie-dye and you’re afraid of failing.
Again, here are some cute pastel spiral tie-dye nails! Spiral nails really just bring tie die to a whole other level.
Instead of placing the tie-dye design all over your nails, you can have them on the nail tips instead.
Another nice French tip variation using some nice warm colors!
These colors are beautifully blended together and it makes it all the cuter because of its gloss finish.
I love how these nails just show that you can pair tie-dye with anything, even a nice bright neon pink!
Another beautifully blended tie-dye design. I love the matte finish because it makes everything look so seamless.
This tie-dye design is interesting because you can see that it’s mixed with a few floral patterns and waves.
This is so cute! I love the different patterns they used to create this look! In the end, they still look cohesive!
Some beautiful pink gradient tie-dye topped with some gorgeous gold foil! So elegant!
This nail set reminds me of being hit by some paintballs!
I didn’t know until now that tie-dye could look so good with some silver shimmer!
Tie your beautiful bright french tips with a tie-dye design blending all the colors together!
The best way to use a nice bright color along with your tie-dye is to make sure that bright color is incorporated into your design.
How to Do Tie-Dye Nails
I do hope this has given you some ideas for tie-dye nail art If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own design and we’ll feature them here.
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