5 Cloud Nail Art Ideas to Help You Find the Calm

December 21, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
With everything that 2020 has thrown our way, we’re hanging onto peaceful moments wherever we can find them and bringing them into 2021. Cloud nail art is currently trending on social media, and we can’t help but feel calm whenever we see a new manicure with the dreamy design. Whether you want DIY the look, bring some inspiration to your next socially-distanced nail appointment or simply scroll through for the good vibes, we gathered our favorite cloud nail art manis ahead.

Clear Blue Skies 

This nail art look reminds us of a sunny, summer afternoon so of course we’re into it. If you’re looking to recreate it at home, try using Essie Take the Lead as your base and employing some nail brushes to help create the clouds. 

Dreamy Acrylics 

If you’re team acrylics, rest assured you can take part in this nail trend. We love this manicure created by @mjnailz. Between the soft lilac pink shade and iridescent swirls, plus the addition of jewels, we can’t help but smile. 

A Soft, Simple Mani

If you love a soft, simple manicure, you can’t go wrong with this look created by @imarninails. The natural base polish allows  the clouds to be the star of the show without looking overwhelming. 

Goodnight, Clouds


This sparkling manicure reminds us of a dreamy, cloudy night. We love how @ricekittynails combined two nail trends in one: lucite nails and cloud designs.

An Ombré So Good

An ombré design can take any look to the next level, including cloud nail art. While you can choose any two colors you want, we love this light purple and blue combination for a calming vibe. 
Photo: @artfriendlyclub

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