French manicure designs are perfect for a classic look. But with all of the styles available today, a French mani is getting a much needed makeover.
Whether you prefer cute nail designs or classic French manis, there are plenty of styles to choose from. And the best part is that all of these looks are simple enough for you to copy at home. All you need is your favorite colors of nail polish and a few nail art tools, and you’re all set!
Purple is such a pretty color, but we especially love this light purple base with white tips. If you feel so inclined, you can paint a purple flower on your accent fingers to make this already elegant manicure stand out.
Black and White Mod Mani
This look is perfect for an evening out. With a shiny black base and delicate white swirls on the one finger, your nails will look polished and sophisticated for any occasion.
This manicure is so simple yet so striking. Apply a pretty nude base and use a dotting tool to make white dots on the tips. You can use pretty any color combination to fit any occasion or match your current mood.
Geometric nail art is all the rage. We think these pretty rainbow tips are a fun twist on the classic French manicure. But what really catches the eye is the gold triangle at the nail bed.
If you prefer darker shades of polish, try this deep midnight black base with delicate blue tips for a dramatic look and feel. Also you can accent your ring finger.
The nude base manicure with black tips is very sleek and stylish, but the addition of sparkly gemstones on the ring finger will really set this look apart from all the rest.
Pink scalloped heart tips are so dainty and demure. But if you add some sparkly design on the one tip, you’ll feel extra girly and chic!
Half Moon Tips
If you want a simple look, try these black half moon tips on a nude base for a look that’s simple yet ultra-modern.
This look is perfect for wintertime with its natural base and smoky black tips adorned with chunks of glitter that resemble clusters of snow on a cold winter’s day!
Barely There Ombre
If you love both the traditional French manicure and ombre, why not combine the two for an ultra-modern look? This chic manicure fades from delicate pink to snowy white for a twist of two of the most popular styles of nail art.
Classic Red & White Mani
Red and white nails are timeless, and this modern take with short red nails with a thin white tip is super!
Silver and Black Moons
This look is pure elegance with a natural base and silver designs at the tips with thin black moons at the nail bed.
Sexy Cat Claws
If you love stiletto or coffin nails, you’ll love these fierce kitty claws with thick black tips on a nude base and small black crystals at the nail bed. This look is sexy and edgy, show ‘em you’re not afraid to use your claws if necessary!
Splatter or marble art nail designs are ultra-trendy at the moment. This twist on the French mani is about marble painted tips on a clear base for a totally funky look that’s hip and girly at the same time!
Rose and Gold Mani
If you prefer pink for a feminine look but want a bit of glam as well, try this pretty pale pink base with golden glitter tips for a sexy and shimmery look!
If you love pastels, these pretty alternating pastel tips are the perfect choice for a simple yet colorful manicure.
This look is perfect for those who don’t have a steady hand. Simply apply your favorite shade as a base and then paint the tips a messy blend of either one color or several colors for a look that’s intentionally messy but still cute!
If you want to shine like a rock star but don’t know what color to choose, simply add glittery golden tips to a nude or light colored base, and you’re ready to rock!
Spectrum of Color
Can’t decide on just two colors for your manicure? Why not copy this fun look with two-toned rainbows? Use the entire spectrum of colors for a truly inspiring look!
This style is perfection with a nude base and bright blue tips adorned with golden gemstones.
This look is daring yet still sophisticated with shiny deep purple tips on a matte purple base. Ideal if you want to show off your darker side.
We hope you enjoyed our selection of French manicure nail art! Remember to pin your favorites.
We love a classic French manicure but in the summer it’s great to funk it up a little bit and create something brightly. Choose your favorite neon color, some fingers you can also accent with sparkly charms or pattern nail art.
Play with more metallic colors with your French tip manicure. Start off with a plain white polish as your base. Then thinly tip your nails with metallic purple polish to complete the elegant look.
Half Moon Flowers
Half-moon nail art is actually much easier than it looks if you know the tricks of the trade! If you use sticky hole reinforcers to create your half-moons. And your mani will be look perfect every time.
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