Typically when you think about spring nail trends, you think florals, pastels, and various shades of pink. This year one of spring’s biggest nail trends is going to take the typical pastel manicure to a whole new level by combining all pastels together into a beautiful rainbow design. We’re seeing various rainbow nail designs pop up all over Instagram, meaning this is a trend that’s about to blow up. Rainbow nails feel like a fresh, fun departure from the usual single-tone nail designs of past spring seasons—and they’ll pair well with virtually any color of clothing you choose to wear. They may seem like they’re hard to match an outfit to, but it’s actually quite the opposite.
Rainbow nail designs of all kinds are starting to trend—from subtle ombrés to rainbow French tips to full color-blocked nails. An ombré French tip like the below feels like a cool, directional way to get in on the rainbow nail trend, while the classic French tip alternating rainbow colors makes for a more subtle way to test it out. If French tips aren’t your thing, try solid-colored nails alternating the colors of the rainbow for each finger for a fun design you could even do on yourself at home. Or if you’re planning to go to a professional artist, a rainbow watercolor design would make beautiful nail art.
Photo: Olive & June
If you like doing your nails yourself, there are tons of great nail brands that offer a wide variety of polish colors to choose from. Olive & June has an amazing clean polish line that’s free from 7 of the most common toxic chemicals found in most polishes, and offers 31 different color options. Classic brands like Essie and OPI also have a huge range of color options so you can build the rainbow mani of your dreams. Don’t forget a quality top coat to keep your manicure chip-free for as long as possible.
Photo: Imarni Nails
Photo: Michelle Lee
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