22 Gorgeous Spring Nail Designs to Try in 2022


The previous year wowed us with many inspiring spring nail designs, ranging from eye-popping teal & pink combos to sweet Easter bunnies styled in pastel colours. However, the upcoming nail art season promises a fresh take on both colourful nails and minimalist designs, adding brand-new spring colours, intriguing combinations, and eye-catching details to our mani arsenal. So, get set — spring nails are coming!

Spring Colours for Your Nails

Obviously, Very Peri is the number one pick among spring colours for nails since it is Panthon’s colour of the year and a dreamy yet positive hue to perfectly fit the mood of spring. However, our spring nail ideas are not limited to periwinkle shades and pastel nail polishes (although keep an eye on soft pink and a creative mix of multiple chalk tones). Vibrant shades of green are trending and play into the blossom of nature to land a stunning spring manicure. Deep blue and flesh red are amazing spring colours to garner much attention, especially when combined with trendy details like 3D embellishments.

Bright Nail Designs

However, you don’t need to stick to full-on nail art or colour blocks to enjoy bright nail designs. Often, less is more, and you can brighten up your pastel-styled nails with a couple of funny little stickers. Bright the 2000s-inspired smiley faces, butterflies, and cherries are officially back, not to mention that they work fine for DIY designs. Getting wild prints is another way to go, with zebra stripes topping the choice of hot nail trends.

Long Acrylic Orange Nails

via @pressedbycharlotte_

Colourful Medium Length Nails

via @nagelfuchs

Contrasting Nail Colours

Haven’t we mentioned that mixing and matching different colours is good for this spring? Actually, you can skip on matching and go for contrasting nails, which can be bright or light, matte or glossy, or even a combination of the above. Trend-setters let us get creative again to shake ourselves free from winter depression and pandemic-triggered uncertainty. Surely, you can get a super cute manicure easily through black and white colour-blocking, but pairing complementary and contrasting shades, say, in waves would be a fancier and more colourful nail idea.

Long Black and White Nails

via @sandragiera

Bright Purple Nails

via @adriannawysocka

Spring Stiletto Nails

If you want to look fashionable to your finger tips literally, you should learn how to rock stiletto nails, which are in vogue again. The best part is that you don’t need to tinker with filing to get perfect nails of the desired shape since press-on nails will do all the hard work. You will need only to cope with the creative part and design your spring stiletto nails chicly. The long and spiky nail look craves drama, and you can create it effortlessly by simply placing an accent on the tips. A French manicure with bold black tips or pastel tips of various colours is just one of the stylish options.

Stiletto Nails with Crystals

via @elize_nails

Long Stiletto Marble Nails

via @cassie_nailz

Stunning Sparkly Nail Designs You Cannot Miss This Season

Glitter nails are something we borrowed from the last season, as sparkly nail designs chime in with winter-to-spring transition. Whether we are talking long sparkly nails all covered with a magnetic polish to produce a stunning velvety effect or tiny specks of shine added to nail art to sport short sparkly nails, you are sure to grab plenty of attention with the mani.

Short Sparkly Nails with Tiny Starts

via @betina_goldstein

Long Nails with Mirror Effect

via @amanda.sudolll

Lovely Floral Designs

The best approach to welcoming a spring season is by doing floral nails. Even if warm weather falls behind schedule, lovely flowers coupled with spring colours never fail to warm the cockles of your heart and please the eyes of others. And here are a few trendy ideas for your next manicure: scatter delicate rosebuds across mint polish or combine another pastel base with soft florals.

Short Nails with Floral Design

via @chudova_nailart

Long Spring Nail Design with Flowers and Swirls

via @nails_by_daniellekatie

Ombre Nails This Spring

Playing with colour gradients is a sure-fire way to create amazing nails regardless of the season, at least until ombre nails go out of style. But they are definitely not going to do this anytime soon, so we all can enjoy the beauty of gorgeous colour transitions. Pastel colours are an obvious choice for the spring, but you can take it a step further and let each nail fade into a different shade. Sky blue is another source of inspiration among multiple chic ombre nail ideas.

Long Ombre Nails with Hearts

via @minimani_klaudia

Long Pink and Green Ombre Nails with Glitter

via @dagmara.zajac_

Classy Nails – Always a Winning Choice

A classic French manicure may seem boring, but not with fresh nail designs offered for this spring. The rebooted French tips include wavy lines, metallic shine, contrasting finishes, dark twists, and quirky patterns. The micro version of French mani is still there, also experimenting with various shades and glitter. You can even alternate colours on tips or add a mirroring line along the cuticle. And don’t forget about a hot French manicure with a side tip!

Classy French Manicure

via @sinezka

Short Milky Nails

via @bednarska.nails

Nude Colour Nails

Nude nails are all girls’ favourites since sheer polishes look elegant on any length and shape. The key to the look is a combination of healthy nails and the right tint to complement your skin. Luckily, neutral nails 2022 can vary in shades from pinkish to latte while shiny coats can give way to nude matte nails whenever you feel tired of the sheen. And surely, there are always ways to diversify your nude nail designs with milk-white dots, glitter strips, or lovely stickers.

Short Contrasting Matte Nails

via @nails_yez

Long Matte Nails with Swirls

via @puro.nails

Accent Nails

Speaking about diversification, we cannot miss out on accent nail ideas since they give us a nice chance to customize a mani without sweating over each of our fingers. It’s enough to add a massive rhinestone or delicate pearls to one or two nails to make a statement. Painting a glitter accent nail is, probably, the easiest way to elevate your manicure, as it blends well with almost any design.

Short Milky Nails with Blue Glitter

via @nailartist_natali

Short Pink Nails with Floral Design

via @lelde.grundmane

Matte Nail

We adore matte nail art for those wonderful textures that utterly transform the feel of each colour it touches. So, we are happy to announce matte nails going mainstream, with pastel colours being the best pick for the spring. However, make sure to choose a different colour for each of your fingers to abide by the mix & match trend. For daring girls, matte black nails would be a funky alternative to traditional Easter-themed designs.

Long Black Matte Nails

via @themanilab_

Long Acrylic Matte Nails with Hearts

via @natnailsns

Rainbow Nails

Say goodbye to grey days by wearing cheerful rainbow colours! No, you don’t need to paint a colourful arc on every finger — rainbow French tip nails will do the job perfectly. But if you want to get the full colour palette without using a liner brush, think of rainbow ombre nails, whether matte or glossy, pastel or fluorescent.

Rainbow French Design Nails

via @amberjhnails

Glossy Rainbow Design Nails

via @j.e.m_nails