These Yin Yang nail designs are a great balance of style and simplicity. I have a personal preference for white and black nails and this can be a
relatively easy way of adding some style to your nails and maybe invite some karmic balance into your look.
I’ve included a range of design ideas to give you some inspiration or entirely copy yourself.
majority of these are black and white but I’ve done some digging to try and include a range of colorful options if you’d rather something a bit more playful.
Starting with this great mix. White and black nails on each side with a single Yin yang combination on the ring finger.
Although, who says they need to be black and white? The little dots of alternate color really sets out these light blue and white nails.
Or, how about this deep red with the same style on one nail and some French tips on the others?
These Yin Yang nails might be my favorite. A little bit of color on each finger is flanked by some black and white. Playful, unique and fun!
Or this minimalist nail design? A little polish is all it takes to create a Yin Yang over two fingers. Subtle and elegant.
Or these longer gel nails use a colorful Yin Yang as a french tip design. A great summer look!
Back to the black and white here but combining some stars and flame nail designs.
If we go beyond a little polish, you could use some glitter or stones to highlight the symbol. Or, like in this case, go with both!
Back to the minimalist look again with black nails and a single Yin yang logo on the middle finger. You could also alternate this with white nails on the other fingers. If you do, I want to see it.
Green French tips and a lighter green shade create this Yin Yang design.
This lighter shade is more subtle, you almost can’t make out the symbol unless you’re looking.
Or, go with a darker shade of blue and make it more obvious.
Any set of white and black nails can work with this symbol.
These gels are my favorite so far. The trippy look with some deep red hearts on a nude background. The detail here is just fantastic and I’m in love with them.
These acrylic nails are a good example of some Ombre Yin Yang nail art. Again, the first two fingers have a minimalist design with one side on each nail and the others have the complete symbol. I’d be curious to see what the thumbs have.
It’s all about the balance! Nails were created with 100% acrylic powder, no painting was used.
A unique combination of minimalist french tips and glitter on the pinky here.
Longer Ombre nails again, this time with a combination of symbols.
Absolutely fantastic. If you look at the middle finger you have a little heart version of the symbol. Simple but one of my favorite from the entire list.
Yin Yang inspired nude nails. No complete symbol but the meaning is obvious.
Similar to the previous black ones but with a v french tip on the middle finger.
Brown gels with some glittery effect on one nail to really make them pop.
Nude-colored acrylic coffin set + yin & yang deep french tips with small gems.
Deep brown with a single Yin Yang on the ring finger.
A balanced look.
Again, this simple style can really work.
A little bit of glitter on the black nail here and the symbol split over the other two fingers.
Or, go with glittery on every nail.
Balance of light & dark. A little bit of glitter on these gels and a combination of different shades of green with french tips.
💛💜 gel manicure and I really like the color combination.
Or a slightly more serious look here with a deeper shade and sticking to the black and white combination.
I debated about including these. They are technically a Yin Yang design with the stones but personally, I don’t think I’d get that unless it was pointed out to me. I do like the butterfly though, so I’m going to include it purely on those grounds.
The balance to working hard is playing hard. Dipped with dark green these have a lovely finish.
Yin & yang full gel set with a dark blue and glittery red.
A light purple and matte white with a cool french tip design mixed in.
💚🍇 Mix n match 🍇💚A deeper purple with this light green shade meet in the middle with the symbol.
Here, there’s a kind of tiger style and a chessboard. A mix of white and black designs.
How about balancing the black and white on alternate hands? Fantastic look.
Light & Dark coffin nails and an Ombre style on the other fingers.
Yin yang symbol in glitter on another example of alternating black and white between fingers.
All acrylic french tips and hand-drawn nail art. A more spiritual take on the design.
Light blue and white combination.
A matte black with just a splash of white.
Another take of the minimalist look with these shades of blue.
Or combine a little black and white with the blue. I really like this look!
A little hint of Yin Yang symbols on these colorful gels. It doesn’t even need to have the entire symbol to make a clear statement. Works really well when the shades match like this.
We couldn’t complete the list without some bright pink acrylics could we?
Or how about some deep glittery purples? Having the full background nails use the same color as the symbol works really well, you could do this in any color you wanted.
These gel nails have a different take on the minimal design. Thick french tips with a single black dot of polish and it’s clear what you’re doing.
A different shot of the same gel design.
And I finally found it! A full matte white set with the symbol done on asynchronous nails. Maybe not the ‘balanced’ look but I love it.
Matte brown with a shiny tip finish.
Alternating black and white designs on each finger.
All it takes is a little gel polish for this unique style to really work. I can be pretty clumsy doing my own nails and even I could manage this.
Nude nail background but this time the symbol is in a heart shape! <3
This one is interesting. Keep the symbol to just one finger and a marble style tot he other hand.
A creamy finish here with the small heart-shaped logo further back this time. I really like this idea and I think we need more of it.
I do hope this has given you some ideas for Yin Yang nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your Yin Yang nail designs and we’ll feature them here.
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