When you wear regularly rock acrylic nails, it can be tempting to get the same neutral shades every time (Essie Topless & Barefoot anyone?). And while we’ll never abandon our tried and true colors, we think it’s time to use all of that nail space to have a little more fun — we’re thinking patterns, colors and designs. With that said, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite graphic nail art looks that are perfect for your long acrylic claws.
Peep our faves, ahead:
A Gothic Mood
Arizonails takes gothic lettering to the next level with this Crybaby set. Rock this on a naked set (like the hand model pictured here), or atop a bold colored set for a little extra something.
Take a colorful French manicure to the next level with this stamped set by Lanawantsadonut:
This Set is B-A-N-A-N-A-S
A thin French manicure paired with bananas on a geometric background sounds like our idea of a perfect mani. Pair the colors as is or swap them out for an added personal touch.
The Prettiest Ombre-Vertical-Rainbow-Nails You Ever Did See
Lots of ombré nail looks are focused on one nail, but Lanawantsadonut rocks a different shade on each finger. This slow gradient is not only mesmerizing, it’ll look great on the ‘gram.
Dipped in Gold
This classic ombré nail look pairs a soft nude shade with a neon yellow for a fire manicure that feels unexpected and fun.
If you’re obsessed with the mischievous duo, then you should totally rock them on your nails. We love the whimsical vibe of this set — from Lilo & Stitch’s faces to the accent nails featuring Lilo’s iconic dress print.
Pretty in Pink
While pink nails are a staple, trying these various hues and patterns will take your nail look to the next level. Pick one pattern and rock it all over or try this exact set for a fly, fun mani.
Pop Art Nails
If you’re obsessed with color and intricate dot work, give this bold pop art set by _allured a try.
The Ethereal Gold Mani That’s Perfect for Summer
Gilded nail looks are some of our faves. Try this gold foiled mani next time you get your nails done. It’s the kind of mani you’d see all over Pinterest and will guarantee endless compliments from everyone you meet.
Palm leaves, pineapples and pink — it really doesn’t get anymore Pinterest-y than this set by Priscilla_nails. It’ll remind you of all the good things about summer without looking basic AF.
Whether you’re obsessed with the designer or just love the look, this LV inspired mani can take your monogram game to the next level. We’re obsessed with the brown and pink colorway and the not-so-subtle nod to the luxe brand.
A Mermaid Mood
Do you believe you were accidentally born into a human body and happen to be missing some fins and a tail? If so, then you probably need this purple chrome nail look by Prisiclla_nails in your life.