This season, shades of blues are trending on the runways and in everyday street style, making it one of the coolest colors of the year. Manicure is a great way to experiment with new styles and designs, and this is a perfect opportunity to test out some of the hottest looks. If you’re a fan of this cool shade or you want to spice up your routine, we’ve got you covered. Find your new favorite go-to look with these coolest blue nail designs.
1. Blue Adidas Inspired Nails
Are you a major Adidas lover? This manicure seeks its inspiration from this iconic brand logo and looks fantastic on each nail. To create this look, paint a base of the nail white and wait for the polish to dry. Next, cut out and stick the thin strips of tape to form clean lines at an angle across the fingertip and add blue nail polish over the entire nailbed. Once the second layer has dried, you can remove the tape to reveal the pattern.
2. Blue and Yellow Nails
Combine both sides of the color wheel with this cute manicure. The lemon shade next to the ocean blue is a stunning option for those who love to try new things. Throw in some graphic black lines into the mix for a break up of the opposite hues. You can create a reverse French manicure with the two tones, or feel inspired by Mondrian’s artwork and keep it abstract. To make the lines extra-fine, use a thin art brush – you can use bits of tape to ensure your lines are straight.
3. Blue + Gold Nails
Add a touch of decadence to your manicure with these gold and blue nails. The duck-egg shade is an exquisite hue for any season, and the sprinkles of precious metal add dimension and depth. The 3D shiny artwork looks as if someone melted gold across your fingertips, and makes for a perfect feature nail, or across the entire hand. Choose the shape and length that suits you best – everything works with this stunning design!
4. Blue Clouds Nail Art
Keep your head up and think positively with these beautiful nails. The cloud design is a soft and simple piece of art to take with you everywhere, and it matches every season of the year. Choose varying shades of blue, such as the color of the sky, or even a reflection of the ocean. This style takes a lot of practice, so be patient when replicating the manicure – use small brushes to draw fine lines and the shapes for the perfect result.
5. Blue Eyes Nail Art
See things from every angle thanks to this eye-catching manicure. Featuring the magnificent blue color across each nail bed, it’ll help you instantly stand out. The symbolism behind this art holds a different meaning across the globe and is a gorgeous addition fo your ensemble. Try it across your entire hand, or a feature nail – throw in some gold decorative accents for a finishing touch.
6. Blue Leopard Print Nails
Showcase your personality with these stunning leopard print art. The bright blue color combined with the neon yellow and orange creates the right amount of dimension for a chic overall look. You can feature this manicure on any length or shape nail – it’s a bright and vibrant addition to your outfit.
7. Blue Line Nail Art
Do you love the waves of the ocean? Well, this manicure is perfect for you! Featuring organic blue lines across a nude base, there is plenty of room for you to explore new shapes and designs with this funky art. Begin by working a few cohesive squiggles across the pinky nail, and let it continue to the next finger. It works with every shape and length – longer nails allow you to work with more space, but try it with varying styles to see which works best for you!
8. Blue Nails Abstract Art
Mix things around and shake up your routine with this abstract art. The blue manicure takes geometric shapes and spins it on its head – add splashes of white and black bold lines for an artistic edge. Use tape to create sharp lines across your nail – try a couple of varying hues of the crisp tones for a multi-dimensional effect. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try out new styles and let your creativity run wild.
9. Blue Nails + Jewel Detail
Express yourself creatively with these opulent nails. The royal blue base gives off the essence of nobility, and the added jewels on top keep you feeling regal. Sprinkle the sparkling accessories onto the fingers, leaving the tips clear. It’s a wonderful manicure for a shoot on Instagram or a fun night out with friends. Now, where’s your crown?
10. Blue Stars Nail Art
The night sky is one of the most magical parts of the natural world, so why not showcase them on a manicure? Let your fingertips touch the stars by sprinkling them across your nails. Use a midnight blue as the base, but only paint half of the nail bed – add a few gold dots and a crescent moon to complete the design. It’s a stunning option for those who love high fashion and star gazing.
11. Blue Tips Nails
Add a summery touch to your outfit with this funky blue art. Using three shades of polish, it’s easy to create dimension and a stellar piece of art on your nails. Create a reverse French manicure by painting the crescent part of the bed with baby pink and pastel purple. It helps elongate your fingertips and elevates your ensemble. Watch as everyone turns to you as the trendsetter for the slickest designs.
12. Blue Waves Nail Art
Channel your inner ocean lover with this blue wave design. The yin and yang-inspired artwork combines the classic blue shade with a nude base and offers the perfect blend of the color wheel. It’s a tricky style to master, so make sure you have a steady hand and a fine-tipped brush before starting. Pro tip: use different shades across each nail for an extra cool finish.
13. Cobalt Blue + Silver Glitter Nails
When you’re feeling a little bit extra, you won’t be able to resist a manicure this elaborate. The combination of cobalt blue and sparkling silver creates a multi-faceted and Insta-worthy design for your nails, and it’s easy to replicate! Using small bits of tape, shape a small triangle in the center of the bed, and paint over it with the dark tone. Using the metallic hue, add a tiny dot to the point of the geometric shape and voila. It’s a simple yet effective design that works well with any length.
14. Feature Blue Nails
Sometimes having one color on your nails isn’t enough, so why not try your hand at a whole bunch? One of the trendiest styles of the season is featuring a wide variety of hues across your fingernails, and adding a pop of blue may just be your next go-to. Combine summery shades like lemon, cherry red, and nude, leaving each fingertip with a single, bold tone. Let the cool pastel blue sit on a single feature nail, making it stand out among the rest for an ultra-cool manicure.
15. Matte Blue + Feature Glitter Nails
If you’re going to go all out, you may as well have some fun with it. This funky, fresh, and ultra-glamorous manicure is sure to set hearts alight, and for a good reason. The matte blue finishes are stylish and trending – the juxtaposed sparkling feature nails add an extra zing to your hands. It’s an excellent option for a night out with your friends or a night to yourself. It’s easy to fall in love with this design, so why not give it a try?
What can I wear with blue nails?
The dozens of shades and tones of blue make it a versatile color. It looks great with different nail designs such as cloud art, gold accents, and leopard print. When it comes to clothing, it’s also very versatile. Keep it fresh with white, denim, and navy. Alternatively, pales pinks look great with pastel blues, and dark navy nails give a moody edge to an evening look. Blue is also an excellent match for bright colors like orange and yellow.
What is the trending nail color for 2021?
Neutral earthy tones, such as sand, soft red, and chocolate brown, are trendy in 2020, as they reflect the neutral colors found on the runways. Classic blue is also in thanks to being the Pantone color of the year for 2021.
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