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12 Best Ideas for Spring Nails You Should Try

Sun-kissed mornings, star-studded nights, flower-filled fields, buzzing bees, and April showers—it's time to bid goodbye to the winter blues and usher in the springtime breeze!

If you're looking for ideas for spring nails to celebrate the new season, you're in the right place! 

We've put together a list of vibrant and quirky nail art designs so you can carry small pockets of spring wherever you go.

Funky florals, rainbows, soothing greens, punchy pastels—the wide variety of spring nails will excite you for sunny days and fresh blossoms.

1. Butterflies and Buttercups

Butterflies are symbols of change, transformation, and beauty, and spring is the season of change, color, and buttercups. It's the time when butterflies come out of their winter hibernation, and buttercups bloom along the sidewalks.

So, doesn't it make perfect sense to adorn your fingernails with a gorgeous combination of butterfly and buttercup designs this spring season?

You can use subtle or nude nail polish as a base coat and use vibrant colors to paint pretty butterflies and buttercups on top. You can place the designs anywhere on your nails with your choice of creative variations.

2. Gorgeous Greens

Green is a color linked with life and growth, so it is the perfect choice for spring-inspired nail art.

Four-leaf clovers, pretty leaves, stripes, or even entirely green-toned coats will suit your spring aesthetic wonderfully!

3. Rainbow Magic

What's the best part about spring showers? Rainbows, of course!

A symbol of joy and positivity, rainbows make for cheerful nail art designs with plenty of room for creativity. You can play around with as many colors as you want. A skittle manicure is the perfect way to show off all of your favorite colors. You can experiment with different placements and combine the rows of color with different themes—the choice is yours!

4. Eid Inspired

The spring season coincides with Eid, so Eid inspired designs are another excellent idea for nail art. This delightful, pastel-colored theme is subtle yet cheery and bright—perfect for spring.

You can stick with traditional soft pinks, blues, and yellows or incorporate some vibrant hues for a pop of brightness.

5. Sunshine, Daisies, and Daffodils

The most beautiful and vibrant flowers bloom in spring. A sun-soaked field of daffodils and daisies is a lovely illustration of this gorgeous season.

To celebrate this sunshine season, paint your nails with vibrant, yellow daffodils or subtle, white daisies. You can keep it simple; apply a nude nail polish from 786 Cosmetics as the base layer. Jazz it up with quirky, cute suns to anticipate the sunnier days ahead.

6. Negative Space

Negative space nail art is a growing minimalist nail trend with a futuristic feel.

The idea is to leave certain areas of your nails free from polish to create a patterned effect—your nude and uncolored nails will peep through the bold nail colors. You are free to choose your art theme for the parts of your nails you want to paint—go as bold and bright as you want to celebrate the season of rebirth!

7. Cute Cacti

Cactus are gorgeous art subjects—they are simple yet very striking. It comes in various shapes and sizes so that you can go in any direction with this pretty spring nail art idea.

You can try a combination of different greens on a white base coat or draw an entire cactus petal on your nail. You can also jazz up your cactus-themed nails with colorful flowers and succulents.

8. Yummy Yellow

It's the season of joy and warmth—the best time to match your nails with the weather.
Yellow is a fantastic nail color to work with, and there is plenty of room for creativity. You can opt for pretty yellow flowers, sparkly stars, and smiley faces—go as bright and bold as you wish.

9. Swanky Swirls

Swirl designs have a retro feel, and they bring a fun, psychedelic aesthetic that's perfect for spring. Be as creative as you want with your color choices and swirl patterns across your nails!

10. Punchy Pastel Hues

Pastel hues are favorites for spring—they are bright, comforting, and easy to play around with.

From purple and pink to blues and yellows, you can find many different pastel shades to compliment your skin tone. You can paint each fingernail with a different color or use one base and create designs like polka dots, swirls, stripes, flowers, smiley faces, and more.

If you're unable to decide on a pattern, an easy choice is to go for multicolored pastel polka dots on your nails. The dots are easy to create, and you'll have fun yet classy aesthetic for spring!

11. Waves and Seashells

Warm sunny days call for long, lazy beach trips. So, dress up your nails with waves, seashells, and tiny fish to match those happy beach vibes.

You can paint your nails white and draw tiny scalloped shell shapes on top of the base coat once it's dry. You can also add small pearls and stones for detail.

12. Flirty Flowers

Floral patterns and designs are timeless and beautiful spring nail ideas. You can create simple five-petaled flowers on clear nail paint using different colors on each finger.

You can also paint pink cherry blossoms on a white or black base coat or create pretty petals using a thin striper brush. Finishing off the nail with tiny green leaves or buds to add more detail.


The themes we listed here are some of our favorite ideas for spring nails that you should try. The best part is that you can create all of them yourself—no need to visit the salon! All you need are the best quality polishes available in the market.

If you're looking for breathable, vegan, and top-quality nail polish, hop on to 786 Cosmetics' website. Our products are incredibly vibrant, and they are formulated to keep your nails healthy and hydrated. If you wish to learn more about us, follow us on Instagram!

Author: Keren Dinkin

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