Do you have oval nails? This nail shape is so popular that most of us do. This shape is comfy and it also appears quite natural.

The oval shape can be sported on any nail length. In its essence, this shape is feminine and clean. Plus, it works great for women with active lifestyles.

Let’s discover fresh and inspiring nail art ideas that look wonderful on the oval nail shape. Our ideas will be appropriate for various occasions.

Oval Shaped Nails With A Bright Foil Design

When filing your oval nails, the key is to deal with all imperfections for the nails not to appear unbalanced. The sidewalls must be even and straight. Next, start filing the nail from its side towards its top with arching and smooth motions. Then work the angles and do it on both of the nail sides, around the edge. The result should be with smooth transitions.

Natural Oval Nail Shape

The oval shape is among the prettiest natural nail shapes. Why not try this black and white nail art idea with silver sprinkling? Paint all your nails white and add two accents.

Elegant Oval Nail Shape

Look how elegant light hues appear on oval nail shapes. Bright gold foil plays as a glamorous accent against modest pastel nail colors. Are you ready to try this nail art idea?

Glitter Nail Design For Oval Nails

The oval nails shape is among the prettiest nail shapes for a woman’s hands. This shape emphasizes gracefulness and femininity. Plus, it’s rare that a nail shape work equally great for short as well as long nails. Also, this shape is less prone to breakage, comparing with other shapes.

Patterned Oval Nail Design


If the oval shape of nails seems a bit plain for you, you can always spice it up with color and shine like shown here. Bright pink nail lacquer pairs so interestingly with silver sparkles.

Short Burgundy Oval Nails Design

It’s a fun nail art idea for oval nails short. Paint your nail with raspberry nail lacquer and add some gold accents in the form of cute stars. Your nails can still rock it even if they are not long.

Oval Shaped Nails For A Formal Office Look

When it comes to a formal office look, it’s better to avoid bright colors and too many patterns. Pastel shades will work great. And a French manicure is a popular choice, too. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun with some rhinestones or gems like depicted here.

Simple Oval Nail Design

Even the simplest oval nail designs can be brought to a completely new level if you decide to incorporate some rhinestones or gems. Such accents can change your nail game completely. Once simple, this design becomes so glammed up with gems.

Long Oval Nail Design

Long oval nails can offer you much space for experiments. But a classy, a bit refreshed with the color French manicure like shown here is always a win-win. Especially if you need your manicure design to pass a strict office dress code.

V Designs For Short Oval Nails

This nail art idea is pretty and feminine. Simple pastel pinks are accentuated with white stripes and black dotted triangles in V shapes. And this design can be easily done at home.

Pastel Purple Short Oval Design

Pastel purple nail lacquer appears very soft on its own but add some silver glitter triangles, and the nail design instantly becomes more intriguing. This mani will work great for every day.

Deep Blue Oval Nail Design With Triangle Accent

The nail art idea in this picture is reminiscent of the 80-s disco with its rich plum base and fun triangular sprinklings. These triangles can be painted any shade you like.

Oval Nails With A Half Moon Design

Half moon nail designs have become increasingly popular lately. Look how prettily this simple grayish base is accentuated with colorful half moons, dots and stripes.

Oval Nail Design In Nude And Black Colors

We think that this nail art idea looks very sophisticated with its black base and mocha accent nail. The added gems and a half moon on one of the nails makes this design even more stunning.

Simple Oval Nail Design With Half Moon Accent

White and blue is such a bright combo that it’s a crime not to sport it at least once on your nails during the summertime. Though simple, blue stripes appear very cool against the white base.

Beautiful Floral Oval Nails Design

Floral nail designs are timeless and their popularity does not depend on any trends. Green and blue floral patterns appear spectacular against this sheer white base color.

Acrylic Oval Nail Design

Whether you have oval nails acrylic or natural, floral patterns will always be an embellishment. The patterns can be big and screaming and they can be small and subtle like in this pic. What is to your taste?

Juicy Floral Nail Art

Do you like this floral nail art? In this picture, flowers are concentrated on the top half of the nails with a transparent nail base. This nail design idea is simple yet juicy.

Now you know how to embellish your oval nails to add some pizzazz to your image. More inspo is waiting for you on our blog.


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