The Anti-Minimal Nail Designs Fashion Girls Are Obsessed With Right Now

If you're looking to release your inner maximalist designs, we've rounded up 12 designs that feature all the colors and patterns you'll need.

While colorful nail designs are certainly not a new thing in the beauty sphere, I've been seeing more and more bright-hued, mismatched, and unique nail art on my Instagram feed, especially from my favorite fashion girls, which reflects the punch of colors I've seen trending in clothing as well. As someone who keeps their nails either without polish or to one beloved minimal tone (Hi, Ballet Slippers by Essie!), I have to say I'm both intrigued and inspired. As I've already been a long-time maximalist when it comes to my wardrobe, I'm willing to take note from our stylish friends and add a little fun to my nail routine too. 

If you're skeptical, don't fret—I've rounded up a variety of eye-catching nails that adhere to multiple style preferences. I'm talking about designs that include neon tips, negative space, and ombre. Whether you're a pro or an amateur like me, I'm positive there's a nail design amongst this mix that'll make you want to take a break from your go-to nudes

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@chillhouse

Tie-dye isn't just for our sweatshirts—it also makes the perfect nail design. And with so many places now offering press-on nails, it's pretty easy to get the colorful designs without having to leave your house. 

Chillhouse Chill Tips ($16)
J.Hannah Patina ($19)

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@laurenladnier

While we're far from summer, tap into the warmth by adding fruit motifs to your nail art—from strawberries to cherries. 

Olive & June Grateful & Kind ($8)
Olive & June June Nail Art Stickers ($7)

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@thehangedit

While I've seen smiley faces plenty in the jewelry scene, I'm starting to see them spread onto people's nail art, too. I'm completely on board with it. Not only does it add a pop of color, but it'll also bring a smile to anyone's face.

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Top Coat ($9)
Essie Forever Yummy ($9)

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@annawinck

If you love the shades of one specific color, get a candy-stripe design to include them all.

Olive & June Sweet & Gracious ($8)
Urban Outfitters the Mattes Nail Polish ($5)

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@betina.goldstein

If complicated designs aren't your thing, pick one of your favorite colors and ombré it out to lighter shades for a colorful yet easy look. 

Olive & June Mani Party Set ($48)
Olive & June Clean Up Brush ($8)

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@celmatique

Who said you have to just choose a few colors? Opt for a different bright hue on each nail. 

Orly So Fly ($10)
Orly Oh Snap ($10)

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@kyliejenner

Colorful and printed tips are even reaching celebrity status, as Kylie Jenner posted these nails on her Instagram recently. 

Urban Outfitters Nail Polish ($5)
Essie Garden Variety ($9)

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@cinnamonryan

A rainbow design will make it easy for your nails to match any outfit.

Paintbox Power Couple ($40)
Olive & June Feeling Groovy ($7)

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@evemeetsnails

Negative space has been trending hard with nail art, and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. It's a great way to add multiple colors without worrying about colors clashing.

Jinsoon Sinopia ($18)
Orly Striper Brush ($10)

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@harrietwrstmoreland

If you want a little color on your manicure but don't want to go overboard, try to pick one bright color for your tips. It'll be different than your average nude one but still subtle.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour ($28)
Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer Top Coat ($18)

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@amaka.

If you're itching to get your nails done but want to DIY it, swirls can be an easy design that you can start off with a fun color of your choice. Trust me—I'm no nail expert, but even I've tried it. 

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Color ($6)
OPI Nail Lacquer Nail Polish ($11)

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@cyndiramirez

It's funny how trends in fashion can overlap with what's on top in the beauty industry. I'm all aboard the checkered train in my clothes and nails, especially after bingeing The Queen's Gambit. Opt for a colored checkered rather than the typical black and white for an added twist.

Lisa Nail Lacquer Non-Toxic Nail Polish ($8)

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This story originally appeared on: WhoWhatWear - Author:Yusra Siddiqui

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