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13 Classy Spring Nail Designs to Try This Season

Featuring chic florals, sophisticated pearl nails, splashy chrome designs, and more.

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While winter’s nail aesthetic often centers around moody hues, spring has an unmistakable air of lightness that invites you to swap deep reds and inky black polish for pastels, floral motifs that allude to the season, sheer hues, and even splashy tones. From there, you can easily lean into a maximalist mentality, or you can try a more low key look. As you plan out your next manicure, take a look at these classy spring nails we’ve rounded up.

Tonal Pink Nails

Keep your mani super chic with this minimalist tonal design. A creamy, blushing-nude serves as the base while a pop of pink on each nail moon creates some subtle contrast.

Shimmery Lip Gloss Nails

Lip gloss nails take their inspiration from the sheer and glossy effect that you get when applying this beauty product to your pucker. A hint of shimmer can make the design feel extra special.

French Tips with Pearls

The French manicure persists, but don't be afraid to put your own spin on the design. This one features scattered tiny pearls for some texture and dimension.

Spring Flowers

Flower manis are another one of those spring designs that'll never fall out of favor. Here there are pink, white, and yellow gerbera daisies with green leaves and stems.

Pastel Rainbow

Yes, you can have your bouquet of pastel hues and a chic design, too. This one showcases a new color on each tip with an accent nail featuring a rainbow-like display incorporating each color.

Peach Fuzz Nails

Peach fuzz is the color of the year, so it only makes sense to weave this hue into your nail designs at some point in the year. Spring is the perfect time to do so!

Sheer Barbie Nails

Love the Barbie trend but want something that’s just a bit different? Ask your nail tech for a super sheer pink mani with an iridescent chrome finish on top.

Gilded Marble Mani

Marble is forever classy, and it creates a real "ooh! ahh!" effect when painted onto your nails. Opt for a color combo of gold, white, and cream to keep it extra chic.

Pearl Nails

Pearls are another natural material that exude sophistication. You can capture that creamy-white sheen on your nails for seriously classy spring nails.

Muted Hearts

A pale sage green and creamy white come together in this sophisticated spring mani. Accent nails featuring heart pairs level up the cute factor.

Pastel Damask

Damask designs are a maximalist favorite, and this design beautifully captures the look of the real deal. Choose a pastel hue (like the light blue pictured here) and then use a nail stamp tool to create the damask details on top.

Chrome Roses

Everything's coming up spring roses in this nail design—but with a flashy chromatic twist. The layered effect feels cool, effortless, and super girly all at once.

Abstract Pink + Red

You can never go wrong with abstract squiggles, as proven in this trendy spring nail design. Here, contrasting shades of pale pink, fuchsia, and red come together for a wow-worth statement mani.

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