How to Rock a Different Color on Each NailSeptember 19, 2022
Some nail trends are particularly hard to master on yourself — think intricate bandana nail art, dreamy aura designs or dainty snowflake nail art. But different colored nails (also called “gradient nails”) isn’t one of those tough DIY nail art trends. It doesn’t require any other skills aside from being able to paint your nails, but the tricky part is color choice. The right color combination will look Insta-girl cool, while the wrong shades will leave something to be desired. To help you choose complementary nail polish shades, we’ve rounded up a few nail inspo images ahead.
Candy-Colored NailsAn easy way to make multicolor nails look cohesive is to add a French tip in a slightly deeper shade than your base color, as @s.paige.a did with this cute jelly bean mani. Tip: Paint a swatch of each shade next to each other on a paper towel before painting them on your nails to see what the hues will look like together.
French Ombré NailsTo DIY an ombré French manicure similar to @lightslacquer, dip a sponge in your desired shade, then gently place it onto the tips of your nails. Clean up the edges and seal it in with a topcoat.