Refresh Your Fingertips With These Trendy Patterned Nail Art Looks

Whether you’re heading to the ultimate summer house party or escaping to the cottage for the weekend, there’s nothing quite like patterned fingertips to refresh your springtime manicure. As beauty addicts swap their neutral tips for funky prints, try embracing the lighthearted spirit in the air with playful nail art. From charming polka dots to drops of metallic glitter, here are a few inspiring nail ideas to try now.


Photo: opicanada on Instagram 

Pearl grey polish dotted with striking black: For an elegant take on the season’s patterned mani, try painting your nails with a silvery grey shade (such as OPI’s Kyoto Pearl). Next, adorn your fingertips with small dots of a creamy black polish, like OPI’s Black Onyx. The contrasting silver and black hues are sure to lend a contrasting effect to your fingertips.


Photo: essiecanada on Instagram 

Ladylike pink tips with multicoloured stripes: If you prefer zany prints which mimic the numerous striped and plaid prints on the spring runways, try drawing your inspiration from this look by Essie. The nail art features Essie’s pale pink Minimalistic shade as a base coat, and then incorporates various diagonal stripes in an array of hues. Accessorize your pale pink tips with slashes of the brand’s snowy white Blanc, dark taupe Mink Muffs, bright red Forever Yummy and blue-green Naughty Nautical.


Photo: ciatelondon on Instagram

Sweet pastel shades with contrasting gold detail: Meanwhile, preppy beauty mavens may want to include the season’s essential pastels in their next manicure. If you’re looking for beauty cues, try polishing your talons with a nude base colour. Next, add a French manicure-style tip to each fingernail with half of the nail painted white, and the other half painted pastel. Use shades of petal pink, sky blue, hot pink and mint green to complete your French mani. Add a touch of glamour in the form of metallic gold trim and delicate polka dots, and prepare to dance the night away with flawless nails!

Free to join! Get the hottest fashion, beauty and celebrity news, enter exclusive subscriber giveaways and be the first to receive the full digital version of REAL STYLE magazine.