By: | Updated: 08/15/2019

Complement Your Nails With The Best Mauve Color Designs

To tune in to the upcoming season, it’s important to create a special mood. If you want to surround yourself with cozy and warm things, you should not forget about the manicure. Color-wise, you can try switching ultra-bright shades to something more delicate and comforting. Opting for the mauve color is a good idea, taking into consideration that with a hue like that you can easily sport bright and nude nails in one mani. So, pour yourself a cup of your favorite herbal tea or freshly brewed coffee and let’s get mauve.

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Style And Elegance: What Color Is Mauve?

Style And Elegance: What Color Is Mauve #coffinnails #simplenails

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Trying to work out what color is mauve, you will most likely come out with the definition that this is a pale purple color with a grayish undertone. The shade takes its name from the light-purply hued flower, a mallow, which is called malva in Latin and mauve in French. Its appearance as a color is dated back to the late 1700s. Nowadays, the shade is highly popular among women. It signifies femininity and youth and especially preferred by romantic people. As a nail polish, this earthy-tinted hue suits perfectly every skin tone and its versatility allows creating the flawless muted-colored mani.

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Berry Mauve And Glitter Ombre

Berry Mauve And Glitter Ombre #coffinnails #glitternails

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For the occasions when you need to look stunning and low-key at the same time, it’s reasonable to opt for nails of moderate berry mauve color. For an enchanting touch, spark a couple of nails with glitter ombre. As for the length, stick to the rule: the longer, the better. It’s easier to create a gradual transition on longer nails.

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Mauve-Pink Nails With A Sweater Pattern Accent

Mauve-Pink Nails With A Sweater Pattern Accent #winternails #longnails

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Can you think of another way to create the snuggest manicure design than accentuating one of the nails with a sweater pattern? We don’t. No, wait! You can color it all in the tenderly mauve pink hue for the ultimate coziness.

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Simple Sparkly Glitter Nails In Light Pink Mauve Color

Simple Sparkly Glitter Nails In Light Pink Mauve Color #glitternails #shortnails #simplenails

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If you’re not a big fan of elaborate nail designs, you might like this simple light-pink mauve color nails with glitter. The latter, by the way, with its duo-chromatic greenish-gold flakes, doesn’t let the varnish look dull.

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Dark Mauve Purple Nails With Tiny Rhinestones Bottom Design

Dark Mauve Purple Nails With Tiny Rhinestones Bottom Design #rhinestonesnails #coffinnails

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Are you ready to shine bright like a diamond? Try decorating your bold coffins nails with tiny rhinestones around the nail bed of several fingers. For added flare, cover your pinkie nails completely with sparkling silver glitter. To create even more contrasty look, use dark-mauve purple nail polish as the base color. However, because of all the shine, keep it even.

Pink Mauve And Dusty Purple Nails With Elegant Pattern

Pink Mauve And Dusty Purple Nails With Elegant Pattern #stilettonails #mattenails #rhinestonesnails

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This sophisticated stiletto nails design would be highly appreciated by daring and exempt ladies. It combines multiple colors (pale pinkish-mauve and dusty purple), design elements (rhinestones and elegant art pattern), textures (glitter and cream) and finishes (glossy and matte). Not every girl would manage to pull off this complex look, only the most extravagant ones.

Elegant Glitter Ombre With Light Mauve Nail Polish

Elegant Glitter Ombre With Light Mauve Nail Polish #glitternails #ombrenails #squarenails

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This combo is so elegant that may be harnessed to almost any, even the most formal event. Use a light mauve color nail polish as the base coat and create a subtle ombre effect with dark-purple and gold glitter. Don’t forget to secure everything with a glossy top coat to even out the layers.

Soft Mauve Fade With An Accentuated Finger

Soft Mauve Fade With An Accentuated Finger #ombrenails #rhinestonesnails

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The mauve color can be paired with plenty of other shades. Thinking of nude tones, there’s no doubt that beige is an absolute leader. Achieve a superb look with a buttery-beige to brownish-mauve fade and petite rhinestones as an accent.

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Matte Mauve And Lilac Glitter Nails

Matte Mauve And Lilac Glitter Nails #mattenails #glitternails

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Even if you always choose a totally girlie manicure, sometimes, you may feel the need to spice it up a bit. That’s when this combination comes into play. Partner pinkish-mauve nail polish with a matte finish and dense lilac glitter with metallic effect.

Matte Tribal Nail Art Design

Matte Tribal Nail Art Design #tribalnails #mattenails

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This nail design brings us back to basics. Tribal elements in manicure are totally on trend right now. It includes gems, rhinestones in our case, tribal ornament and several shades of mauve, of course.

Elegant Mauve Nails With Gray Accentuated Finger

Elegant Mauve Nails With Gray Accentuated Finger #rhinestonesnails #coffinnails

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Accentuating only one finger is a really good practice – notably a ring finger. Some people give a special meaning to it, while others just adore the elegant touch it attains. Paint all your nails with solid mauve varnish except for the ring fingers’ ones. Create an exquisite glamorous design using rhinestones of different sizes and placing them on the gray base coat.

Bling Metallic Mauve Nail Design With Sandy Art Pattern

Bling Metallic Mauve Nail Design With Sandy Art Pattern #stilettonails #mattenails

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Stiletto nails look incredibly bold by themselves, thus excessive dressing may be way too much. Something subtle and sophisticated, like the combination of matte mauve nail polish with the sandy pattern on the metallic base coat, is more than enough. If you really feel thirsty for the bling, add a tiny rhinestone design to one of the nails at the most.

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Charming Mauve Nails With Tiny Rhinestones

Charming Mauve Nails With Tiny Rhinestones #rhinestonesnails #nudenails

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Coffin nails are probably even more striking than the stiletto ones. So we also don’t recommend making them too ornate. You can play around with colors and finishes though. Go with two complementing shades, like mauve and beige, and give one of them matte finish, while leaving the other glossy. Also, it’s okay to decorate a couple of nails with tiny rhinestones of different sizes.

Luxury Nail Art With 3-D Flowers

Luxury Nail Art With 3-D Flowers #longnails #mattenails #flowersnails

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Well, if you do decide to embellish your lengthened stiletto nails with decorative items, keep it as moderate as possible. Choose mauve as the basic color and give it a matte finish. Apply rhinestones of different sizes and shapes to a couple of nails on each hand. Finish up the design with 3D acrylic vintage roses on the ring finger nails.

Lovely Pattern For Mauve Color Nails

Lovely Pattern For Mauve Color Nails #rhinestonesnnails #glitternails

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If you prefer neat almond nails, feel free to upgrade them with many decorating elements, like variegated glitter, tiny rhinestones, heart-shaped pattern or everything at once. As the base color, go with a pinkish-mauve hue.

Laconic Nail Art Design With Rhinestones

Laconic Nail Art Design With Rhinestones #simplenails #rhinestonesnails

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This arrow head nail design is absolutely suitable for any occasion, formal or casual. It’s natty, feminine and classy. The basic lilacky-mauve color perfectly complements the tanned hand skin. You can apply a bunch of rhinestones to one of the finger nails too.

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Stylish Geometric Pattern With Gold Accents

Stylish Geometric Pattern With Gold Accents #geometricnails #rhinestonesnails

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A really good way to emphasize your geometrically defined squoval nails is to create a linear pattern on them. If you’re looking for really flattering color combinations, match a cool-toned lilacky-mauve shade with milky-white. As a cute accent, add several micro gold beads to the nails with the pattern on one hand and gold rhinestones to a random nail on other hand.

Matte Mauve Nails With Textured Dream Catcher

Matte Mauve Nails With Textured Dream Catcher #mattenails #rhinestonesnails

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The dusty mauve color looks amazingly swanky on the mountain peak nails. To give the design even more edgy look, accentuate the ring finger nail with a textured dream catcher on a white base coat.

Two Mauve Shades Combo

Two Mauve Shades Combo #simplenails #easynails

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Choosing between two favorite shades is a tough task; we know the dilemma. Luckily, these days there is an easy way out – all you need to do is to combine the shades in one mani. You do not necessarily need accent finders, just base coat two hands with different tints of the same mauve. As simple as that!

Matte Smokey Nail Art

Matte Smokey Nail Art #mattenails #rhinestonesnails

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For those of you who are in love with extraordinary nail art – we have got something special at store. It may seem quite usual to spice up your nails with intricate rhinestone patters, but adding smokey effect to the design is something fresh. Why not give it a try?

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Matte Mauve Stilettos

Matte Mauve Stilettos #mattenails #stilettonails

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We all know that stiletto shape is pretty daring on its own so there is rarely anything extraordinary required to spice it up. However, introducing some bling into the matte design may be that one thing that is still missing. See for yourself!

Mauve Glitter Nail Design

Mauve Glitter Nail Design #glitternails #prettynails

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We will easily agree that not all of you may equally appreciate matte nail art. That is why we have something glossy and sparkly to offer! This nail art is so simple and so sweet at the same time that it is hard to resist!

Mauve And White Nail Art

Mauve And White Nail Art #mattenails #glitternails

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In case you decide to bring the subtle side of mauve out, we have an idea to share. The combination of mauve and white is beautiful beyond belief on its own. Nevertheless, sparkly gold element take the design to the new level of gorgeous!

Accented Mauve Nails

Accented Mauve Nails #accentednails #gliternails

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When one accent is not enough, it is time you use two! We are not joking here. All you need to do is to use a white accent finger combined with glittery one to take the manicure to the point of extra fabulous!

Mauve is a very versatile shade that may be employed in many different combinations. Be it a lovely pastel color or a smoky purply mauve, your nail design will come out outstanding. And we hope that our nail design ideas have given you the inspiration to try them out yourselves.

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