The Most Creative Nail Designs You’ll Ever See

Augusta Falletta

When it comes to nail art, whether you’re a DIY manicure kind of girl or you have a standing weekly appointment at the nail salon, we’re big believers in finding some inspiration before you swipe on polish. From time to time we like a simple accent nail or a French manicure with a bold color on the tip, but what we really love are the creative nail designs we see online. From Pinterest to Instagram, nail loving ladies everywhere post their jaw dropping nail art and we can’t help but stare. Below, we’ve pulled 10 of the most creative nail designs we’ve ever seen, and we have a feeling you’ll love them, too.

love nail art

@Creative_Naildesign Instagram

Trying to think of cute ways to show some love? This design nailed it, taking cues from spelling out the word with sign language letters.

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creative nail designs

@808satc Instagram

The only thing prettier than an actual sunset in the park is the a cute sunset on your nails.

creative nail art

@Nailsbykaty418 Instagram

From Andy Warhol to van Gogh, this nail art takes some inspiration from the real artists.

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creative nail art


This metallic splatter paint art is ridiculously cool, and it’s made even better by the fact that it’s used for accent nails.

creative nail designs

@Nailenation Instagram

In the mood for some floral nail art? Take some inspiration from this bright look, featuring different flowers on each nail.

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creative nail designs

@Moscownails Instagram

Sometimes, the best nail art isn’t very complicated. This yellow manicure combines simple lines and colors for a cute final product.

playing cards nail art

@Perfectionnails Instagram

Put on your best poker face — or poker manicure — with this playing cards nail art. Side note: This was painted free hand, and we’re so impressed.

creative nail designs

@Jennytran03490 Instagram

Between the color combination, the pattern, and the extra dash of glitter, we can’t get over this nail art.

creative nail art

@Creativenailart Instagram

These water marbled nails are so on point for summer, but a simple color scheme change makes them work for any time of year.

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kiss nails

@101nailfreak Instagram

A combination of lipstick and nail art? Yes, please!