11 Ombré
Nail Design Ideas

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Try this rainbow-faded glitter look to tap into your inner middle schooler. Lisa Frank would be proud. 

Unicorn Nails

Don't sleep on this Madeline Poole–approved nail trend. The rising look hails from Asia as all cool nail art does and fades out from the center for a pinched-cheek effect. 

Blush Nails

Combine the latest nail trends, chrome and ombré, for this expert-level manicure.

Chrome Ombré

Choose five shades of polish that vary from lightest to darkest for a left-to-right ombré across each finger.

Whole-Hand Gradient

Another easy look is the glitter ombré. Paint your nails in your favorite shade and then apply a glitter-based polish to your tips.

Glitter Fade

Start with a white base coat and cover the surrounding skin with nail latex to protect from inevitable overspill.

Individual Nail Gradient

For a seductive color combo, choose your go-to red with black edges.

Vampy Ombré

The same effect also works horizontally, as with this sandy beach look.

Horizontal Ombré

Or diagonally, in this four-color combo inspired by Instagram's logo.

Diagonal Ombré

Tape off your half moon to combine a negative nail design with a pink ombré.

Tape + Ombré

Or try another negative half moon, but edge the bottom with gold nail tape.

Half-Moon Ombré

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