French manicure designs are always in trend! We all ladies love them, but the traditional design becomes a bit boring in a while. As the real fashionistas, we like experiments and change, and this concerns our French mani, too. So, as usual, we read your thoughts and we are here to satisfy your urge to get something new.
What Is A French Manicure And What You Should Know About It?
What Should A French Manicure Look Like?
Is French Manicure Out Of Style?
Are French Manicures Tacky?
What Are The Different Types Of French Manicures?
Classic French ManicureCredit photo: instagram.com/carlysisoka,instagram.com/akademia.semilac, instagram.com/tominova_anastasia
But even if a French manicure stays in all whites, you are unlikely to see a lonely even white stripe on each nail – this initial variant of the design is so in the past right now.
Ombre French Nails DesignsCredit photo: instagram.com/sveta_sanders, instagram.com/nail_sunny, instagram.com/nailsbyeffi
Cute French Fade For Perfect Mani
Keeping things sweet and simple is not a sin that is something we are sure about. Simple but gentle French fade is what you need to embrace your femininity and to glow gentleness wherever you go.
Barely There Ombre
If you love both the traditional French manicure and ombre, why not combine the two for an ultra-modern look? This chic manicure fades from delicate pink to snowy white for a twist of two of the most popular styles of nail art.
Black And White French Fade
Are you feeling like a black French fade or white one today? There is no need to decide since you can easily pull off both combine in one mani. Besides, a stylish moon accent will introduce that exquisite charm to your nails.
If you prefer darker shades of polish, try this deep midnight black base with delicate blue tips for a dramatic look and feel. Also you can accent your ring finger.
French Nail Art For Short NailsCredit photo: instagram.com/emotionsssss, instagram.com/nails_irinamarten, instagram.com/dazanails
And sometimes the color division in a French mani disappears entirely and offers something new. Shades blend or become gradient, which looks super glamorous and just awesome.
Simple But Stylish French Nail Art DesignsCredit photo: instagram.com/whiterabbit_beauty, instagram.com/newlypolished, instagram.com/nailsbyarelisp
There are many more gel french manicure ideas than the white-tip one. You can easily experiment with metallic hues and also ombre techniques to come up with an irresistible result. Use these ideas to your advantage.
French Nail Designs With Creative AccentsCredit photo: instagram.com/ib_nails, instagram.com/palagina_nails, instagram.com/allure_nail_studio
Choose different colors, not only white and nude. Upgrade your mani with new designs or bright colors.
This look is daring yet still sophisticated with shiny deep purple tips on a matte purple base. Ideal if you want to show off your darker side.We hope you enjoyed our selection of French manicure nail art! Remember to pin your favorites.
Purple is such a pretty color, but we especially love this light purple base with white tips. If you feel so inclined, you can paint a purple flower on your accent fingers to make this already elegant manicure stand out.
Black and White Mod Mani
This look is perfect for an evening out. With a shiny black base and delicate white swirls on the one finger, your nails will look polished and sophisticated for any occasion.
Stylish French Mani With RhinestonesCredit photo: instagram.com/allure_nail_studio, instagram.com/galichaiaolga
Very often it is considered that rhinestones are used only to grant your nails some extra bling. However, when you combine reserved rhinestone patters with classy French tip, the outcome will be much more elegant. See for yourself.
Classical French Manicure With Tiny Rhinestones
A true classical French nails design is what you can rock any time. However, if you would like to decorate them a bit more, we have an idea for you. Add little rhinestones in any form you prefer. These accurate thin lines are a true example of how beautiful and minimalistic at the same time a design can be.
The nude base manicure with black tips is very sleek and stylish, but the addition of sparkly gemstones on the ring finger will really set this look apart from all the rest.
Classical French Nails With Dazzling Crystals
As we have already suggested, adding crystals and rhinestones is a gorgeous option. Why don`t you put on some little crystals that will add some spiciness to the whole design? Get creative with different forms and colors of crystals and do anything your heart desires.
Thick French Tips With Rhinestones
You can make a statement with a classy nail design too. All you need is an appropriate idea to get inspired from. What we suggest are bold, thick tips upgraded with rhinestones. As you can see such a nail art looks simply marvelous!
Chic Sparkly Glitter French TipsCredit photo: instagram.com/nail_sunny, instagram.com/misslaladoll, instagram.com/solinsnaglar
Adding some glitter is always an excellent way to spice things up when it comes to your manicure. Even a classy French manicure will look all different and magnificent with some glitter added, no matter short or long nails.
If you want to shine like a rock star but don’t know what color to choose, simply add glittery golden tips to a nude or light colored base, and you’re ready to rock!
This style is perfection with a nude base and bright blue tips adorned with golden gemstones.
Rose And Gold Mani
If you prefer pink for a feminine look but want a bit of glam as well, try this pretty pale pink base with golden glitter tips for a sexy and shimmery look!
Elegant French Nails With Glitter For Every Day
French nails have become a truly classy manicure design, don`t you agree? However, sometimes we would like to freshen it up a bit. These glitter French nails with a milky shade are the option that will bring something new to your nails.
This look is perfect for wintertime with its natural base and smoky black tips adorned with chunks of glitter that resemble clusters of snow on a cold winter’s day!
Classic French Mani With Accented FingerCredit photo: instagram.com/nailartdaily_vac, instagram.com/nagydia_nails, instagram.com/nurmukhametova_anastassiya_
The beauty of classic manicure lies in its timeless charm. However, even classics can be modernized a little. That is why when regular classy French becomes a bit too dull, it is time to introduce an accent finger!
Very often we see a French manicure with accent details, there is nothing wrong with it, but there is also another alternative. What we have in mind are french tips gel nails where French tip is the accent itself. It is unique looking, there is no doubt about it, but it is also elegant and trendy.
French Nails With Holo Sequins Accent Nail
Another creative option is to make an accent on the ring finger. Adding holo sequins is a cool idea, don`t you think? A great combination with French nails. A gorgeous idea for natural short nails.
Beautiful Flowers In A Combination With White French Manicure
Decorating a ring finger is a great idea that will freshen up such a classical variation of nails design. Putting on some floral pictures will add some charm, making your manicure look soft and interesting with a combination of French nails.
Feminine French Manicure With A Lace Accent
Lace is a fabric that is associated with femininity and tenderness, and we believe these words are also the ones that can be referred to the French nails. Put on some white color before adding a lace detail to any finger where you would like to place it and enjoy the beautiful results!
Gentle Dandelion Nail Art
Stepping away from the tradition is not always a suitable option, however, there is still a way to upgrade the classy look with something. What we have in mind is this perfectly gentle and sweet dandelion accent added to the regular French tip manicure.
Colorful French Tips To Refresh Your Classic ManiCredit photo: instagram.com/solinsnaglar, instagram.com/nails_bychels, instagram.com/svetlana___nails
Very often, women think that French manicure can come in reserved hues only. That is not true! The fact is that you can choose any color for your French tip. What is more, you can even introduce ombre french manicure tip into the look, isn’t this amazing?Credit photo: instagram.com/svetlana___nails, instagram.com/nailsbyjema, instagram.com/hannahroxit
Do you want to look elegant and stylish at the same time? We have a couple of ideas in mind! How about a vibrant pink french manicure or light pastel ombre? No matter the option, your manicure will attract adoring glances no matter where you go!
There is a false assumption that french acrylic nails deserve glossy coating only. We think otherwise. The thing is that this yellow double mani looks ravishing with the matte top on.Credit photo: instagram.com/aliciatnails
Are you looking for fancy and unusual french manicure nails? Then you have come to the right place. We know exactly what you will like! French manicure with abstract and bright tips can steal away all the attention when you need it!
If you love pastels, these pretty alternating pastel tips are the perfect choice for a simple yet colorful manicure.
Sparkly Black French Tips
If you still think that white is the only color for the French tip – you are deeply mistaken. In case light hues are not your cup of tea, you can merely go for dark ones without the loss of style or elegant. Just look at this perfect black sparkly tip to get the point!
Spectrum Of Color
Can’t decide on just two colors for your manicure? Why not copy this fun look with two-toned rainbows? Use the entire spectrum of colors for a truly inspiring look!
This look is perfect for those who don’t have a steady hand. Simply apply your favorite shade as a base and then paint the tips a messy blend of either one color or several colors for a look that’s intentionally messy but still cute!
Half & Half: Modern French Tips For Being In Trend
The most trendy idea of this season is a must for you to try! A combination of black and white is the one that will never die, so imagine it together in a French nails design. Instead of white lines we are all used to, let`s get creative and add a great combo to your manicure.
French Nails 2020: Rainbow On A Black Base
This year is a year of creativity and color. More and more trends come in different colorful variations and French nails are not an exception. Dark black nails with rainbow tips will make your manicure look unforgettable. So, get ready to get as many compliments as possible.
Classic Red & White Mani
Red and white nails are timeless, and this modern take with short red nails with a thin white tip is super!
Delicate Yellow French Tip Nails
A great summer nails idea to bring in a sunny mood. Colorful yellow tips will not only look delicate, they will also be classy for every day and appropriate for any occasion you will have.
Bold Matte Neon Tips To Rock The Summer
What if you choose neon shades for colorful tips of your French nails? A creative and bright idea for the summer. A matte effect will make them look appropriate for any occasion you will have. Pick this design idea to match your great summer mood.
We love a classic French manicure but in the summer it’s great to funk it up a little bit and create something brightly. Choose your favorite neon color, some fingers you can also accent with sparkly charms or pattern nail art.
Stunning Yellow French Mani With Sparkly Accents
The thing is that the whole concept of French tips is that your nails look classy and elegant without going too bright. Yet, we think that mixing classic French mani with some bold colors is never a bad idea. See for yourself since this yellow manicure with French tips looks gorgeous and sassy!
Play with more metallic colors with your French tip manicure. Start off with a plain white polish as your base. Then thinly tip your nails with metallic purple polish to complete the elegant look.
Half Moon Flowers
Half-moon nail art is actually much easier than it looks if you know the tricks of the trade! If you use sticky hole reinforcers to create your half-moons. And your mani will be look perfect every time.
Trendy Colors Of French Tips
Who has said that white is the only option for French tips? Different colors will look super trendy and gorgeous, whether you have long or short nails. Pick your favorite ones and do a stylish summer manicure.
Geometric nail art is all the rage. We think these pretty rainbow tips are a fun twist on the classic French manicure. But what really catches the eye is the gold triangle at the nail bed.
Neon Pink Tips You'll Want To Try
Do you like our neon French tips idea? Then why don`t you consider trying pink as the color for them? Bright and soft at the same time, this neon pink will become your favorite option for creative nails.
New Shapes For Stylish Mani LookCredit photo: instagram.com/doobysnails
We know that there are limitless french manicure nail designs to choose from these days. However, what if we told you that we know of something entirely fresh and new? That is the new shape of the French tip! The triangular tip is all the rage this season so that you are bound to try it out as soon as possible!
It happens so that many ladies want their nails to look both chic and edgy at the same time. If you think that it is impossible to combine the two, then you haven’t seen black french manicure yet. What makes this nail art so special is the thickness of the tip as well as its unusual shape.
Those of you who are looking for the trendiest french tip nails we have a design in mind. When compared to regular French tip, this outline one is the updated version that all the fashionistas around the globe tend to pull off.
The beauty of french nails lies in the versatility of options to play around with. In times when you are in search of something bright and unusual, this vibrant asymmetric manicure can come of help.
Rather, you will see a variety of colors, like black tips on pink nails or some colorful floral accents on one of the nails. Also, fishnets in a variety of colors often embellish the mani.
Fantastic Holo Gold French Nails
If you have an almond shape of nails, we think this idea is the one for you! Shining holo gold lines can be the details that will spice up your manicure design! Make them thick or thin and place close to the white lines of your French nails design.
Lined French Manicure On Nude Nails
Are you a bit bored with a classical variant of French nails? Would you like to try something really different? Then this black lined French manicure idea is for you. Thin and neat black lines will make your nails appear longer, while a combination of nude and black will make the design pop.
Lovely French Nails: Acrylic Transparent Tips
Are you looking for a French design idea for acrylic nails? A pink color all over the nails with a combo of transparent thin lines will look super unusual and creative, don`t you think? Elegant, delicate and gorgeous, it will bring out tenderness to your nail design.
Matte French Nails With Gold Foil For A Glamorous Look
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Gold foil is an interesting décor idea for any nails design. So why don`t you try adding it to your French nails? Creative and beautiful, it will look gorgeous in pieces with a matte nude color and transparent tips.
Pink scalloped heart tips are so dainty and demure. But if you add some sparkly design on the one tip, you’ll feel extra girly and chic!
Half Moon Tips
If you want a simple look, try these black half moon tips on a nude base for a look that's simple yet ultra-modern.
Modern Minimalistic Lines To Accentuate The Nail Form
If you prefer minimalistic designs but still adore the French nails ideas, we would like to suggest you try this one! Thin lines on nude nails will not only look interesting but will also accentuate your nail form and length.
Silver And Black Moons
This look is pure elegance with a natural base and silver designs at the tips with thin black moons at the nail bed.
Splatter or marble art nail designs are ultra-trendy at the moment. This twist on the French mani is about marble painted tips on a clear base for a totally funky look that's hip and girly at the same time!
Fresh Nail Art With French Tips
In case you a fan of juicy colors and fruits at that point you will surely appreciate this watermelon French tip nail art. Just one look at it makes you crave watermelon, is that correct?
This manicure is so simple yet so striking. Apply a pretty nude base and use a dotting tool to make white dots on the tips. You can use pretty any color combination to fit any occasion or match your current mood.
Trendy Reverse French Nails
Tired of regular French nail art? It is time you experiment with both the shading and the position. Bright green reversed French tip can be your perfect start!
Fresh Square French
You may already know by this time that bold nail shape requires fitting manicure. However, it is easier than easy to go over the edge here, and you certainly wouldn’t want that. Here is what we offer – spice your coffin shape with two-shaded French mani, but make sure the hues are of the same color palette.
Stylish Alternative: Blocked-Off Nails
French manicure does not mean that you shouldn’t use your imagination. How about fun and alternative red and pink blocked-off nails? We think that you look beautiful and rebellious at the same time.
FAQ: French Manicure Designs
Why is it called French tip nails?
It is believed that Max Factor, the father of modern cosmetics, have invented the look in the 1930s for fashionistas in Paris, thus the name. Jeff Pink, founder of the nail polish company Orly coining the term “French manicure/pedicure” in 1978. French manicure quickly became a hit after Pink created the first DIY French manicure kit for Hollywood actresses in the 70s.
Is French tip considered nail art?
French tip is considered nail art. It is a classic look that will never go out of style due to its versatility. This nail art form is not limited strictly to white tips with clear or beige base. There are various forms, colors and adornments that never seize to amaze manicure lovers.
Can I get a French manicure with short nails?
Yes, you can do a French manicure on any length. The white tip would be a small curved line that still looks lovely. Another option is the French manicure gradient that works well on shorter nails as it gives the illusion that the nail tips are longer as the white tip gradient fades.