When ombré first become popular a decade ago, critics called it a fad. But the gradual transition from one color or shade to another is a style that has stood the test of time — ombré isn’t going anywhere. While ombre has been wildly popular in hair and couture, its whimsical gradient of tones – from shadow to light – is stylishly transforming nails in the same fashion. Ombre nails are the perfect option to chase away the winter blues and keep you feeling warm and they allow you to play with your favorite colors while keeping it classy.
To create the gradient effect, you may need a sponge and at least three color nail polishes. Arrange the colors in a way that you would like to apply on your nails. Then gently dab the sponge with the colors onto your nails. You can dab as many times as you like before polish dries to ensure that you get the exact color you like. If that’s too much work for you, you could get the look done at your favorite nail salon. But until then take a look at our ombre nails collection and get inspired!
1. French Ombre
We start with this subtle twist on a staple of nail art, the French manicure. Presenting a cool, sophisticated veneer, this ombre variation on a classic theme will work beautifully across any occasion. Simple enough for daily looks, from office to weekend shopping, or creating a refined after-hours finish. French ombre nails are the perfect choice for any woman who prefers to appear polished without fuss or embellishment.
2.White and Red Gradient Nail Design
These nails look so good, we can almost taste them. The perfect graduation of white to pink with one glitter nail on one each hand, there is so much that we’re loving about this sweet-looking design that has us craving the good stuff.
3. Purple Ombre Glitter Design
The half silver cover built up from the middle of the nail adds a glamorous touch to the nails.
4. Night Sky Nail Design
Try a moon pattern with black tips for a night sky-like nail. You’ll end up with a manicure as pretty as the mysterious night!
5. Luxurious design with diamonds
The transition from pink to black in this manicure is made even luxurious and cooler thanks to the diamonds.
6. Purple Ombre Nail Design
This lilac nail design reminds me of the sweet Snow Princess.
7. Pink Ombre
For your next nail, think pink! From the latest electrifying neons to candy hues or soft pastels, a set of pink ombre nails is a deliciously feminine option. Darken the shading from cuticle to tip, or apply a reverse gradient for an equally striking effect. It all depends on where you prefer the highlight. Find the ombre tonal combo that suits you best, and you’ll be pretty in pink.
8. Ombre Nail Art With Diamonds
What is better than pink ombre nails? Not much in our opinion, but if we had to choose something, it would be this gorgeous nail art that is everything girly-girls’ dreams are made of. With the unique accents on each nail,this look is certainly one that will make you feel like “he should put a ring on it.”
9. Light Blue to Pink
Alternating warm and cool colors, like light blue and pink, can also make a flattering transition.
10. Matte Ombre Nail Design
A glossy ombre is gorgeous, but matte looks just as amazing, especially when there’s only a slight shift between the shades.
11. Pink and White Ombre Nails
Pretty and femme, this ombre design is another fresh alternative to a standard mani. The delicate pink and white shading suits the lighter weather and works perfectly with a summer dress or a springtime ensemble. You might also consider trying this palette for a bridal party or simply when you want to look sweet and chic. Variations of pink have been on the scene for a while now, but that’s certainly no reason to give this charming fusion the flick. From dusky rose to baby pink, this soft pairing with white creates a gorgeous effect without being too radical.
12. Glitter Ombre Nails
Introduce a touch of shine and sparkle to your nail repertoire with this gorgeous glitter ombre. Not only is this a cute and current way to decorate your fingertips, but it’s also easy to replicate at home. Just add a shake of sparkle to your favourite base colour, or leave it to the professionals to weave their special blend of magic. Whether it’s tiny sprinkles or larger flecks, this glitzy ombre will razzle-dazzle ’em in the sunshine and long after the sun sets.
13. Nude Ombre Nails
Nude tones always give your hands a naturally understated presence. This minimalist ombre style is suitable for any occasion where the dress requires you to appear polished with restrained elegance. Just as neutrals continue as a key, all-seasons trend, your new nude mani reflects the same taste for versatility. Try this ombre when you want simplicity, without resorting to ho-hum vanilla. Both chic and modern, these nails will be a cinch to coordinate with a whole range of looks, from off-duty right through to office-ready.
14. Pink and White Ombre Nails
Just a touch of ombre at the tips of these nails convey the feeling of a beautiful sunset.
16. French Fade
Often called “baby boomer nails” for reasons we’re not entirely sure about, this increasingly popular ombre look features the traditional french nail in a dreamy gradient style.
17. French Fade
The smooth gradient of black-purple-pink-white with light touches of glitter in this ombre nail design is so perfect, it reminds us of looking up at the starry night skies.
19. A Pretty Twist For The Blushing Bride
Reminiscent of the traditional French manicure but taking things up a notch, the finesse of these ombre nails is second to none. Smooth transparent color blending its way into white is simple yet eye-catching while the glittered nails add that touch of “all eyes on me” that any bride-to-be could want.
20. Black Grey Ombre
Edgy and captivating, the black ombre nail announces your cool cred loud and clear. Black lacquer is an absolute stunner when feathered out with either neutrals or grey.
21. Yellow to Green Ombre Nail Design
It’s bright and sweet, it’s a summer feeling.