These trendy Korean nail art designs are
unique, and I’m completely here for them. Western styles tend to be more subdued but Korean nail art is all about making a statement and looking incredibly cute while doing so. After scrolling through thousands of different designs, we’ve put together our favorites to show you and (hopefully) inspire you to try something like this yourself.
There can be a lot going on, from vivid colors and patterns to 3D designs and rhinestones, but we’ve also got some simple
Korean minimalist nails that have their own understated style.
We are starting this collection with these adorable colorful nails! We have a lot of interesting nail designs. But my favorite has to be the yellow circle, the 3D three-layered line, and the bulldog stickers.
This nail set plays around with a lot of 3D toppers. I love the creative designs, especially the long dandelion and the wavy blue dandelion on top of the clear nail.
We’ve got this milky brown nail set with a shiny gloss on top. Some nails have diamond toppers, while some have lovely butterflies.
Here are some medium almond-shaped nails. They’re painted with this pearl to blue reflective ombré base and topped with silver diamonds and colorful shimmer.
These pink nails have two main designs on them. We’ve got pink rose quartz painted nails and a milky pink topped with blue glitter and gold stickers.
These short nails are painted with a natural pink base and have a multi-colored French tip design on them. Each nail is painted with BTS designs, perfect for the BTS Army out there!
Here’s a soft blue and milky white nail set. The nails are topped with silver and gold glitter as well as some lovely blue and white flowers.
This adorable Korean nail trend is going around lately of a pink nail with saturated parts. Here’s a sample of the pink gradient nail matched with silver glitter and gold cherry-looking toppers.
Here we’ve got some short brown and white nails. The brown nails remain simple without any added designs, while the white nails are topped with subtle gold circles and swirls.
Here’s a pinkish-themed nail set with a stone white accent nail. I love how the colors perfectly go together. The blended paint-streak-looking design serves as the perfect design to tie everything together.
This is another short round nail set that looks so classy! We’ve got these stone-white nails with thick gold lining on top, some light brown marbling, and a deep warm brown nail.
These nails are filled with glitters and stones. This set is perfect if you want something a lot more shiny and glamorous. The shortness of the nails also makes the set look a lot less intimidating.
Here’s a green and white nail set with very minimalistic yet charming designs. We’ve got some circle outlines, thin waves, and a white dandelion. It looks like such a simple light set!
This nail set is pretty common in Korea because of how simple yet cute it is. These are some short plain nails topped with glitter polish with a pinkish tint.
Here’s a set that plays around with a bunch of abstract shapes. We’ve got a duo-tone blue nail set with some nails painted in a lighter blue and some painted with a darker blue. The accent nails are topped with abstract shapes.
Korean nails are all about cute designs, just like in this nail set. We’ve got some cloud-like tips topped with cherries, flowers, and clouds.
Here’s another peek into the trendy pink gradient nail trend. These nails have a sheer milky pink base and have pink gradient polish on the tips.
Check out this muted brown nail set. We’ve got some fully painted nails mixed with some rather long French tips.
How adorable are these cream and blue nails? The deepest blue shade is simply painted on the nails, while the light blue nails are topped with blue and white connection dots. The cream nails are topped with two-tone layered strokes.
Not a lot of Korean nail sets work with deeper colors. This black nail set isn’t painted entirely on the nails instead, it’s got a clear base, and the black polish is used to create minimalist designs instead.
Here’s a classy gold, pink, and white nail set. The gold looks so realistic that it looks like it melted on the nails.
How cute are these nails? We’ve got some short round nails topped with colorful and fun prints. We’ve got flowers, 3D colorful translucent circle toppers, and colorful polka dots.
Here’s an adorable pink set! The clear base nails are topped with cherries, while the rest of the nails are painted with a thick sparkly pink polish.
These nails are a combination of three different designs. We’ve got some plain blue nails, some full silver glitter nails, and white nails with small blue round gradients.
Here’s a very muted gray nail set. We’ve got fully painted gray nails, with some having a sparkly gray border. We also have a full silver glitter nail and an edgier two-toned design.
This nail set plays around with a cool-toned blue shade. We’ve got some rough gradients nails that are topped with muted gold swirls.
This set plays around with pink and white polish. This shade of pink is so beautiful and refreshing. The milky white nails have pink roses on them, while the clear nails have a pink circle in the middle.
This nail set is a lot bolder than the rest because of the nail colors used. We’ve got some bright green and yellow nails designed with a warped smiley and an alien. The other nails remain simple painted with white polish.
I love these celestial nails. We’ve got a mix of purples and pinks on the nail base. They’re topped with gold foil and shapes, blue sparkles, and silver glitter.
Here’s another nail set that’s classy and simple. The base isn’t painted with any polish. Instead, it’s topped with chrome tips and melted chrome on top. It looks very clean and classy.
Here’s a fun little nail set. This berry pink sheer base is topped with wavy white checkered tips, orange daisies, daisy outlines, and wavy lines.
Here’s a long nail set with a very sheer natural base. It’s topped with a lot of gold foil on all of the nails, and the accent nail also has a gold border.
This nail set is a mix of black, pink, and white. The pink nails are topped with a silver glitter line, while the white nails have black flower stencils.
This short Toy Story-themed nail set is painted with a natural pink base and is topped with a variety of designs. We’ve got some stars, shapes, rainbows, Forky, Green Squeeze Toy Aliens, and Hamm.
Here are some almond-shaped nails that look so clean and light. We’ve got milky white nails topped with pearls, silver glitter, and diamonds.
These short nails are a mixture of classy and modern. We’ve got some white checkered nails and white French tips topped with gems, silver diamonds, and gold hearts.
This is a very simple nail set that looks like you’re not wearing any polish. The nails are painted with milky pink polish, and the accent nail is topped with subtle glitter.
Here’s a more sophisticated look. We’ve got some simple bare nails topped with silver branch-like designs. We’ve also got a black nail design with two empty circles in the middle.
I love how classy these nails look. It’s got some black and white marbled nails and a clear thick gel-like design.
Here are some almond-shaped milky pink nails topped with tiny multi-colored glitter on the tips and some gorgeous large gems with a gold frame.
I love the design on this nail because of how fun and colorful it is! We’ve got a couple of multi-colored ombré nails in the middle with a plain milky pink nail.
Here are some simple pink square nails mixed with a dandelion accent nail.
I love how dreamy these nails look. We’ve got a milky pink to purple subtle ombré design topped with clouds and sparkles. We’ve also got a V-shaped French tip topped with a 3D heart.
Here are another one of those famous pink gradient nails, but this time, the circle gradient is in the middle of the nail and is topped with silver gems.
Look at this adorable teddy bear-themed nail set. We’ve got a brown nail with a paw on it, a brown and white checkered nail, a brown nail with a 3D bow, and a white nail with a bear on it.
It’s hard to know where to stop with trendy Korean nail art. So, so many of the designs are stunning but we tried to cover a range of different looks to give you some designs to copy or some inspiration to come up with something to show off your own style. If you
do try one, let us 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.