101 Easy Nail Designs for Beginners


Bored of monotonous nail colors? Are you like me who is tired of spending hours looking for an easy nail design?
Don’t worry; we’ve got your back.
Here we have put a few of manicure magic that any beginner can do at home.

1. Brush Nail Art

Create a simple and artistic nail design using a fan brush and a blend of three colors. Apply a light blue color on your nails first and use dark blue and pink as strokes of your brush. Beginners can use this easy nail design.

2. Marble Nails

Give your nails a marble effect. Use a spoon for the color palette. Swirl two colors on the spoon and roll your nails. An easy nail design that looks intricate, isn’t it?

3. Sponged Design

For a very cute manicure technique for the beginners is to create a blend of two girly colors. Use a sponge to dab it onto your nails.

4. Not So Easy Nail Design

It is all about the lines for an attractive nail design. You will need a nail striper and a good choice of colors to do these wavy lines at home.

5. Valentine’s Special

Why not spread yourself with some redness this Valentine?
Paint your nails bright red. Draw some hearts and go crazy with polka dots.

6. V-Shaped

For an easy nail design that looks like a lot of work, you can opt for V-shaped designs. Paint your nails with a bright color maybe red and paint the ends of the nails in such a way that your base colors appear in the shape of a V. Play with the colors of choice. A comfortable design for the beginners to do at home.

7. Love for Watermelons

If you want a summer-themed nail art, what better than watermelons? Find yourself colors like green and ripe red and paint them alternatively. Create a watermelon in the ring finger to accentuate the look. Don’t forget to seal it with a top coat.

8. Snowflakes

For a sparkly snowy look paint your nails a bright purple and splash with white hexagonal patterns.

9. Easy Nail Design for Short Nails

Anyone who thinks nail art is not for short nails, you are absolutely wrong. A simple yet classy design that you can do is paint your nails black and add polka dots of different colors clustered towards the ends of your nails.

10. Rainbow Love

Pick your favorite bright colors and paint them horizontally on your nails. You can paint some of your nails just one solid, bright color to add effect to your rainbow nails.

11. Cute Bow Design

Love polka dots and bow?
Combine them voila, adorable nails! Yay!
Paint your nails a nude pink and use back of a toothpick to make your white polka dots. For the ring finger put a bow and seal the deal with a top coat.
Definitely a DIY for beginners.

12. Ombre for Nails

We all love the ombre effect. So, why not use them for nails? Blend two complimentary colors, dab them with a sponge, voila, ombre nails!

13. Easiest Nail Design

This is not much of a design. Well, it is just a play of the right colors. If you like going for themes you can opt for nudes or golds. Or just play with shades of pink and blue.

14. Love Thy Nail

Tell him that you love him a unique way.
A subtle way to tell someone you love them.
Paint your ring fingernail nude and other red. Write down your message.
You can even apologize to someone this way.

15. Halloween Design

This Halloween let your nails feel the spook too. Use a matte black nail polish for your nails except for the middle finger nail. For the middle finger nail, paint it bright red. Use the red nail polish to make a pumpkin on the ring finger nail.

16. Floral Design

This type of nail art requires some patience, steady hands and experience. Once you get through it though, you will have gorgeous nails. Pearls can be added to finish off the look.

17. Simple Floral Effect

Simply paint your nail black. Use the back of toothpick for colors yellow and white and make flowers.
Flowers for your nails?

18. Sparkles?

Nude and gold blend perfectly. For a simple design, paint your nails a nude color and diagonally paint some sparkles on them.

19. Color Your Nails

For a simple marble effect, paint your nails white and just scribble colors all over your nails.

20. Matte French Tips

This is certainly my favorite. For matte nail design, you need to find colors that blend perfectly. You can choose black and red to give your nail a chic effect.

21. Reverse French Tip

For a very sleek and classic nail design, paint your nails black and add a silver lining to the roots of your nails.

22. Nude & Sparkles

I love nude colors for my nails. To brighten up them I would put a few sparkles on my nails and color my ring finger with a silver color.

23. Patterns

If you love patterns, you can opt for nail designs like these. Use lines and dots to make patterns and pick your favorite colors.

24. Sparkly Blue & White

Use sparkly blue color and white for your nails. Paint your ring finger white and make a design with sparkly blue.

25. Green Designs

For a nature theme nail design, use green colors and accentuate the nail design with tribal prints on your index and ring finger.

26. White & Black Patterns

Paint your nails white and draw patterns with black colors that are unique and intricate.

27. Golden Touch

A simple design for beginners.
Paint your nails black and draw a golden line towards the nail ends to accentuate the look.
Do this easily at home.

28. Kintsugi

For such a beautiful nail design, you might need to visit a nail salon.

29. Matte & Glossy

Matte and glossy nails seem to be the trend of this season. Not just the trend they seem to be an easy nail design as well. Use matte black color and paint golden glossy stripes.

30. Metallic Nails

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your nails, then you can use metallic nail polish to cover your nails. These silver nails are a mirror to reflect your beauty.

31. Tribal Nails

For short nails, you can opt for black and white colors with tribal patterns.

32. Black & Gold

Paint your nails black and use golden color to make three dots in a line toward the roots of your nail.
A very easy nail design for all the beginners.
Finish off the look with a top coat.

33. Gold & Silver

Take some time to do such type of nail design. Pick golden and silver colors and paint them in a triangular manner on your nails. You can leave some space between the golden and silver triangles.

34. Black & Red

Give a feminine and mysterious touch to your hands with black and red colors. Paint half your nails black and rest half red with a golden stripe in the middle. Paint your ring finger red and add some sparkles. Don’t forget the top coat.

35. Royal Design

For a royal effect on your nails, paint triangles golden triangles on your nails. For the rest of nail, use a royal blue color.

36. Glitters for Ombre

You can use glitters to give an ombre effect on your nails. Paint your nails a shiny black and for your thumb and ring finger, dab silver sparkles towards the roots. This is an easy DIY design.

37. Spiral Designs

For an easy nail design, opt for a solid maroon color and make spirals down the nails. You can leave some of your nails with solid color.

38. Sophisticated Black

You can give yourself a royal manicure with matte nail enamel with a glossy embellishment. Add some glitter to your nails to make your nail looks extra special. These nails perfectly compliment your chic black evening gown.

39. Short Nail Designs

To give yourself beautiful nails, follow this step by step tutorial. This is easy that any beginners can do. Use brown and a nude color combination. The colors can be used to make patterns all over your nails. You can opt for different patterns for different nails.
An easy nail design for short nails.

40. Yin & Yang Design

Give your nails a yin and yang makeover. Use the colors black and white; follow the step by step procedure given above. These step by step process can be followed at home by all. Stripes and dots create a beautiful effect on your nail.

41. Emoji Effect

Express your emotions with the help of your nails. Emoji is the theme for the 21st century. Use bright yellow color as the base and use black, white and blue to draw faces with different emotions.

42. Old Newspaper Design

For a burnt old newspaper effect on your nails follow the following steps:
1. Give your nails a nude base color preferably off white.
2. Dip pieces of newspaper on alcohol.
3. Place the dipped pieces of newspaper on your nails and then take them off.
4. The newspaper print will have transferred onto your nails.
5. Use a brush to create a hole on your nails and sponge to dab it to give effect.
6. Use a dab of nail polish remover in the middle of the hole for an old burnt newspaper effect.
There you have it a design that cannot go wrong even if you do it yourself at home.

43. Easy Manicure Nail Designs

You can give yourself a manicure just with the help of scissors and tape. Use zigzag scissors and cut your tape in that pattern. Place them on top of your nails leaving the edge with a pattern. Use a dark color and sparkly colors to give an effect.

44. Diagonal Shine

Get yourself best of both worlds. Use matte and glossy nail polish for the same design. You can use a tape to give a diagonal effect. Pick matte and glossy polish of  the same color and paint in the diagonals.

45. Newspaper for Nails

Choose an easy nail design, love. Pick a nude color, dip into alcohol and rub newspapers on them. Don’t forget the top coat.

46. Step By Step Nail Designs

Tape and scissors are great tools for creating easy nail designs that are classy. Take three pieces of tape and pick your three favorite colors to paint the tape. Cut small pieces of triangles when dry and place it on your nails. Top coat is a must!

47. Spring for Nails

Flowers are the theme for spring. Make sure you pick spring colors like blue, yellow and white. Paint your nails sky blue and use toothpicks to make flowers.

48.  Flag Nail Designs

For this July Fourth why not choose a flag inspired nail design. You can choose any of the pattern.
For the first pattern, choose red and blue color and use white color for stripes.
The second pattern, can be used by drawing stripes on red colored nails and dots on blue colored nails.
Choose one for this Independence Day!

49. Galaxy Designs

Galaxy designs are easy nail designs that you can do as a beginner. Use black as a base color and create a blend of blue, pink and green with sponge. Add a sparkly top coat to give a starry effect.

50. Red, White & Blue

Red, white and blue colors can be used to create a very easy nail design. Just use blue and white to create stripes on a solid red base color.

51. Thunder Effect

Create a thunderous effect on your nails. These designs look elaborate but are fairly easy nail designs. Use a black color for the base and dab colors like blue, purple and pink with a sponge. Use a pen and white color for the lightening on your nails.

52. Blue & Pink

Use a nude pink for base color. Create a blend of blue and pink on the sponge and dab it onto your nails. You can add a sparkly top coat for a stunning look.

53. Saran Wrap Manicure

Use saran wrap to create wonderful nail designs. Pick your favorite color. Use one for the base and use the wrap to dab other nail color. A top coat just cannot be forgotten. n easy nail design, isn’t it?


Use a nail art pen and three colors to create a funky nail design. Paint designs with blue, white and red. Add into the coolness with black color.

55. Bright Nail Designs

Pick colors of your favorite flowers. Now it is time to play with the colors. Use a toothpick’s front and back to create different sizes of dots and go crazy all over your nails. You can use any color for dots. Create a theme of flowers, so you can use colors found in the flowers.

56. Golden French Tip

This is such a stylish and classy nail design. Id you want an easy design yet very sophisticated all you have to do it use a nude base color, french tip with golden and for the shine a top coat. This is among my personal favorites.

57. White & Gold

Another easy nail design for beginners to do at home. Lay over a triangular stripe and paint over with white enamel. Use a tweeser to remove the stripes.

58. Blue & White Stripes

Create blue and white deigns on your nails. For added effect draw a design on your ring finger with a golden sparkly polish.

59. Dandelion Design

Another one of my personal favorites!
For this one, you need blue, white and black. Paint your nail with sparkly blue. Use a brush to create a dandelion effect and black to create the stem.

60. Butterfly Art

If you love butterflies and yellow color, you can opt for butterfly nail arts. These are easy nail designs which though requires some time and effort. Drawing the butterfly is easier once you start. Apply different shades of yellow on the nails and use the ring finger to create a butterfly. You can use multi-colored stones on the wings to make it look more attractive.

61. Fishnet Design

You can use the fabric in loofah to create an easy nail design. Simply paint your nail with one color and let it dry. Put the fabric over and paint over with another color.

62. Waves of Pink

You will need a bright pink and white color for a fabulous nail design. You can paint the tips pink and paint wavy white lines. For the ring fingerpaint it solid pink and create white lines of waves.

63. St.Patrick’s Day

For this St. Patrick’s day, you can do an easy nail design. Create black and green stripes on the tips. Finish off the look by creating a golden box.

64. Bow Tie Special

Another cute and easy nail design that can be done by the beginners. You need black and another color for this. Paint your nails with any color. Color the tips with black and create a bow near the ends. Make dots for the buttons.

  65. Sparkled Icy Effect

Pick a cool shade of enamel and silver sparkled nail polish. Paint your nails. Don’t forget to add some beads.

66. Glittered French Tip

French tips are easy nail designs that you can do at home. Why not add some sparkles to it? Use a nude pink as the base color. Of course for the tips, white is everyone’s favorite. Just to finish off the look, paint a silver line between the white and pink.

67.  Tree For Design

Use green and brown for a natural theme. Paint brown and green alternately. You can paint sparkly coat on top of the green. Make a unique design on top of brown using white nail polish.

68. Golden Pink

Golden up your pink enamel. Paint a golden glittered nail color towards the roots of your nail. This is a very stunning nail design that anyone can do.

69. Simple Nude

This might be the easiest nail design for anyone to do at home. Paint a shiny top coat on top of your nude nail enamel. This look s fantastic on short nails as well.

70. Circular Patterns

This is an easy nail design. For this you just need to paint your nails matte black. Use a toothpick’s back to create circles that itself creates a pattern. Use different sizes of circle. This nail design doesn’t go wrong for short nails or long nails.

71. Simple Design

A very simple design indeed.
You will only need white and black nail polish,
Paint all of your nails white except your ring fingernail. For that nail, use a black nail polish to create spiral design. Put a black and white dot. A top coat obviously is needed to finish the look.

72. Styled French Tip

French tips are all our favorites. So, why not add some style to it? You can use black to create an angled french tp. A nude color would be perfect for the base color.

73. Gems

Why not add some colors to your black and white nails? Paint your nail entirely black. Now all you need is a whole lot of other colors. Dab into back of toothpick and just create a circle of colors. You can create a line of circle or just two circles.

74. Festival of Colors

Splash your nails with colors. Go crazy on them. Use as many colors as you can and dab them on white base colors. Add a top coat for a shiny effect.

75. All The Styles

You can have all the styles in one single nail design be it sparkly, solid nail color or polka dots. Choose the colors you want. You can opt for purple, black, silver and white. Paint your index and little finger nail a solid color. You can use silver color for the ring finger nail. For the middle finger paint it black and add purple and white circles.You can vary the size of circles.

You can try all of these, love. It is all about colors. Have fun!
Make your nails as beautiful as you.


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