The spring season is almost here and summer is not far way. That means pastel colors are back! All of the soft, light and beautiful tones are now a must-have in fashion, beauty and nails. With that said, we thought it would be the perfect time to give you some nail inspiration so we have collected 23 pretty pastel nails to inspire you. You will find different shades from pink to green and lots of different ways to wear the colors. There are also designs for all nail abilities whether you are a pro or are trying nail art for the first time. So, take a look and give your nails a fresh and trendy spring makeover!
1. Long Pastel Nails
First up, we have these simple and stylish pastel nails. The nails are long with a coffin shape and are a light blue shade. It is a beautiful nail idea and the look is perfect for the spring and summer. You can buy pastel blue polishes online and this color will suit all nail lengths and shapes.
2. Yellow Coffin Nail Design
Another popular pastel color is yellow and this next mani shows how to wear it in style! Here we have glitzy nails. One nail is simply yellow, the next has ombre, then yellow sparkle and finally one nail is yellow with rhinestones. The different nail art looks stunning and it really makes a statement. Recreate the whole mani or you can use maybe one or two of the designs that you like best. Tutorials for ombre can be found online.
3. Pretty Pastel Blue Nails
Next, we have a fun and cute nail design. This is another blue look but this time it has been paired with white. Two nails are white, one nail is sparkly, the next has chevron art and the last nail is white with stripes. It is a trendy and bold look that will jazz up your nails. You can buy chevron stencils online and you can create the stripes with nail tape. Ella + Mila polish in colors baby blue and pure love were used to create this mani.
4. Pastel Hearts
This next nail idea is one of our favorites because it is so unique, creative and stylish. For this look, all of the nails are either pastel purple or pink with two accent nails with cute hearts. Matte finish really suits the pastel colors. You can hand-paint art like this with a thin brush or you can buy stencils in different shapes and sizes online.
5. Long Ombre Nails with Flowers
If you like bold and pretty nail art, then this idea is perfect for you. The nails all feature nude, light yellow, green and light blue pastel ombre. One nail is also decorated with 3D flowers. It will be a beautiful mani for the spring. Recreate this or you can try a subtler version on shorter nails. Maybe try using painted flowers rather than the 3D ones, as you can buy stickers or hand-paint the flowers yourself.
6. Summery Pastel Orange Nails
Next, we have a pastel orange mani to show you. For this look, the nails are a long stiletto shape and they are all painted pastel orange with a little sparkle. It is a pretty, bold and fun nail idea that is great for the spring and summer. A simple design like this will suit all nail lengths and shapes.
7. Rainbow Nail Design
The next nail idea is cute and creative. Each nail is a different pastel color which include pink, purple, yellow and blue shades. Rhinestones have also been added which really makes a statement. Two of the nails also have trendy gradient art. We love the pretty colors and the nail shape, it is such a stylish idea. You can find gradient nail tutorials online. Recreate this or you can use a different pastel color palette.
8. Pastel Rainbow Ombre
If the bolder colors are not for you, then you can try something more subtle like this. Here we have nude nails and each one has a soft pastel ombre design. Midway to tip, the nails are either blue, purple, green or yellow. It is a beautiful look and it is perfect for those who want to try pastel colors without the overall mani being too statement making. Try something similar or you can also use one pastel color for all nails.
9. Chic Pastel Blue Nail Design
Pastel colors suit many other colors too, one of which is silver. Here is how to wear light blue and silver in style. There are two accent nails – a silver glitter nail and a nude one with white lines, while the rest are simply light blue. It is a glitzy, trendy and fun look. You can recreate the light blue version or opt for any other color combination.
10. Pastel Rainbow Short Nails
Next, we have a pastel rainbow look. This time all of the nails are nude and each tip is decorated with soft rainbow ombre. It is a beautiful look and it is a more low-key way to add a pop of color to your look. You can try the multi colored look or you can try one pastel shade in a different color on each nail. That way you will still have rainbows but just in a different way.