Top 50 Gel Nail Designs
If you’re looking for an especially neat, put-together manicure, why not try out some gel nails? They’re different from regular nail polish because the polished used has gel in it, and each polish coat – base coat, polish color, and top coat – needs to be “cured” under UV light for 2-3 minutes. This produces very clean, durable manicures that are sure to be the envy of all your friends. We’ve put together a gel nail designs gallery to give you some inspiration for the next time you visit your nail salon for a gel manicure!
Simple and Chic
Sometimes you don’t have the time to spend hours getting a manicure. Here are some classy and uncomplicated gel nail designs for times like those! When you get gel nails, you won’t have to do anything fancy to for a sleek look.
To start off, here are two natural gel nail designs. See how the gel polish – even clear polish – is the perfect touch to make plain nails feel pretty?
Look also at Top 50 Amazing Picks for Clear Nail Design
If you’re feeling a bit rosy, there are so many different wonderful shades of red and pink!
Finally, here are a few of our favorite blue shades.
Cute Pastel Combinations
Gel nails are the perfect type of manicure to combine soft pastel colors for a very pretty look! Use these cute gel nail designs for inspiration if you want to add an extra girly touch.
Simply use two different shades of pink on your gel nails for an extra layer of color.
You can do the same thing with white and cappuccino colors.
White and pink – with the added bold touch of the stiletto nail – work too!
Glitter, Sparkle, and Shine
You really can’t go wrong with a bit of glitter! Shimmer your way through the night (or day) with any of these cool gel nail designs.
For an extra bold look that will unleash your inner diva, use glitter to cover your whole nail, like in these gel nail design pictures.
You can also use glitter to create a cool gradient effect!
Also, using just a touch of glitter for accent nails or sparkly French manicure-style tips goes a long way.
If you love the USA, here’s an extremely patriotic idea for your gel nails.
Pretty Pattern Play
Whether it be a pattern just on an accent nail, or different patterns on every finger, everything is always a bit more fun with shapes, stripes, and texture! Here are some gel nail designs to help you decide on that perfect manicure to match your overall look. Cool, sophisticated, bold, or unique – you name it! Whatever attitude you want to give off, we’ve got you covered.
Paint a pattern on your accent nail for a sweet pop of flair!
Here are some exquisitely pretty floral accent nail ideas.
Finally, be extra bold and spunky with patterns on each one of your gel nails.
Here’s a beautiful marbled pastel idea.
This funky nail art idea gives the illusion of a textured manicure.