Purple nails: the ultimate symbol of creativity and individuality. Whether you’re going for a bold and dramatic look or something a little more subdued, purple nails are a versatile option that can be tailored to suit any style.
First, let’s talk about the different shades of purple that are available: For a more refined and subtle style, use the timeless lavender. Dark plum, on the other hand, is striking and intriguing, the ideal color for leaving an impression. Lilac, amethyst, and grape are just a few examples of intermediate colors.
In terms of style, the sky’s the limit. The timeless appeal of a glossy, one-tone hue. For a more modern look, use an ombre pattern in which gradually darker and lighter purples blend together. The negative space style, which is also particularly trendy right now, consists of a single nail painted in a solid color with intricate cuts outs that highlight the nail’s inherent color and shape.
Purple nails also look great with different nail art designs. Whether you want to make a simple geometric pattern using tape or stencils, or add some sparkle with glitter or rhinestones, the possibilities are endless. Pairing purple with metallics like gold or silver also amps up the glam factor.
These days, nail artists seem to be creating astounding nail art as if it were nothing special, so naturally, we’ve been keeping a running tally of the best designs. There’s a wide variety of styles to explore below, from ombré to astrology-inspired artwork to glitzy jewel-toned pieces and beyond.
1. Purple Nails
You don’t have to be a nail art pro to rock these classic purple acrylic nails! These nails are short and coffin-shaped, so they’re perfect for the ladies who don’t have the patience for long, complicated tips.
Perfect for any occasion, you can go for a lavender hue like in the picture or opt for something darker.
2. Purple French Tip Nails
Let’s be real: We all want to be the person who can do it all. You know, the girl with the purple French tip nails and the perfect makeup that makes her skin glow, but she also has super-trendy hair and is a baller on the dance floor.
And we’re here to help you make sure you’re rocking that look! Plus, they’re easy to apply—just paint them on and go!
No more worrying about whether or not you’re doing it right: If you’re wearing these nails this weekend, then you’ve got it down!
3. Royal Purple Nails
If you’re looking for something a little more royal than your average, square-shaped nail, these are perfect.
Royal purple is one of those colors that never goes out of style, no matter what decade it’s in—it’s such a classic that it just works with every outfit or occasion. Plus, it looks great on everyone! You can wear royal purple anytime, from the office to nights out with friends, and it’ll always look fantastic.
4. Lavender Nails
There’s a reason why we love lavender. It’s a calming color that makes us feel at ease and ready to face the day.
And when you combine it with a French tip accent or swirl nail design, you’ve got yourself a manicure that is as relaxing as it is stylish!
The top coat is glossy, so your nails will look just like they’re covered in snowflakes—but they’re actually made from different shades of purple!
5. Purple Gradient Nails
These purple gradient nails are a modern take on the traditional gradient nail. They’re made up of five different shades of purple, with each shade transitioning into the next one in a smooth manner.
The design is subtle and elegant, so you can feel confident wearing them to work or out on the town.
They’re easy to apply—just paint over two coats of your favorite polish, then use a thin brush to add the third coat. You can also use glitter polishes if you want to spice things up!
6. Purple Butterfly Nails
These lilac nails are a work of art.
The purple butterfly print is so pretty, and the nail art details are just the icing on top of an already delicious cupcake. This is one of those manicures that makes you feel like a star—you know, the kind of shine that makes your friends jealous and your grandmother proud?
You can’t help but notice the little details in this manicure: from the subtle butterfly wings to the delicate flowers, it’s all so pretty and precise. And don’t forget about how cute you look when you get compliments on your nails!
7. Purple Glitter Nails
You know what’s better than a rainbow of colors? A galaxy of glitter.
These nails are made up of purple, holographic glitter in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you can customize your look to exactly what you want it to be.
You could wear them in the daytime for a subtle look, or at night with some light-up accessories. They’ll sparkle and shine wherever you go!
8. Lilac Nails With Daisy Print
Take a look at these lilac nails! They’re just like the flower, only smaller.
That’s right—these nails are tiny little daisies when you look at them from this angle, but if you looked at them from another angle, you’d see that they’re actually a collection of daisy petals.
9. Purple and Orange Nails
This week, we’re all about almond-shaped nails.
They’re a great way to get your hands in the spotlight and make a statement at the same time. The purple and orange colors are going to draw attention to your nails, but with a little bit of contrast and swirls thrown in, you’ll be sure to make an impact!
10. Purple Swirl Nails
Purple swirls on your nails is like an ode to the bold and the beautiful. It’s a way to add a little extra pizzazz to your handbag, or your desk at work. Or it can be used as a fun accent nail. Whatever you do with it—it’s sure to make you feel like a rockstar!