Each season comes with its own color, and with the sunny days of spring, we welcome a new palette for our wardrobe, accessories, hair, and acrylic nail designs.
Soft hues and bright shades bring life to light fabrics and acrylic nails—they are spring’s fashion and nail trends. So are rainbows, pastels, floral prints, and Easter eggs!
And just like the flower season, I want to bring you better days and trendy spring ideas—I collated nail inspirations for OOTDs!
I have here 15 acrylic nail ideas for the cheery spring holiday you can try on your nails, or BFF’s!
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Spring-Approved Acrylic Nail Designs
1. Embedded Flower Acrylic Nails Spring Design
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Head to dreamland with these encapsulated flower nails. These lovely shimmering designs are your ticket. You’re welcome, sweet pea!
2. Pastel Tigress Nail Design
Spring may be an old-time favorite but it doesn’t mean it can’t go modern. Try painting your glittery white tips with tiger stripes using pastel hues for head-turning nails.
3. Glittery Acrylic Nails
Like butterflies, princesses, and fairies? This short acrylic nail design turns you into one. Well, not exactly, but glitter on acrylic nail polish sure is fairytale-like.
4. Mauve and Marble Short Nails
Mauve is in this season, and marbling is a fun nail art technique. Combine the two and you have nails to match your girl boss OOTD.
5. Acrylic Nails with Swarovski Accent
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No need to excuse yourself if you prefer pastel colors over bold ones or Swarovski over 3D rhinestones. Spring is the season of flowers and fun adventures, and your liking matches just that.
6. Sunflower Nail Design
The flowers and the bees—how pretty are they on a spring background. More so on your nails! This art plays with a mature combination of sunflowers, yellow, black, and gold.
7. French Tips in Pastel
Think full nail colors are overrated? Try French manicure with pops of pastel color! You can try it on short coffin nails just like our inspiration above.
8. Pastel Neon Acrylic Nails
You can keep things elegantly simple by just painting your nails with pastel shades for spring. This acrylic nail art design works on all nail shapes: coffin, round, square, almond, stiletto, oval, and squoval.
9. Matte Acrylic Nails
Matte acrylic nails are another classy way to welcome the scent of blooming flowers. Add streaks that look like cracks on one fingernail for a touch of glam.
10. Cheetah Nails
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Cheetah nails and leopard nails spell H-O-T. Give this fierce and fab acrylic nail design a shot. Put the spotlight on your prints by painting the other nails with only half of the design.
11. Pink ‘n Blue Dots
Instead of going for sunflowers and other 3D nail designs or the bold colors of spring, you can d-i-y these gorgeous nail arts. You can also use holographic nail glitters to pump up your mood.
12. Yellow and Cerulean Nail Colors
You can say that this cerulean-themed nail design is a salute to the novel turned movie, The Devil Wears Prada. If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean.
13. 3D Acrylic Nail Art
This acrylic nail art may be a bit more challenging than the others in this list but I’m still including it. It’s pretty fab after all. It includes a lot of rhinestones and molding of acrylic nail polish.
14. Square Acrylic Nail Art
This square nail inspiration demands your painting prowess. You need a thin brush and a dotting tool or a Sharpie to create its intricate design.
15. Ombre Acrylic Nail Design
Gradients are a beauty, whatever your nail length or shape. This concept kept things looking natural—it’s an ombre that doubles as a French manicure.
Cotton candy pastels, mauve nails, and floral prints—we want them all! And we can, with these nail inspirations for spring and a little pixie dust, maybe. 🙂
Which of these short acrylic nail designs are you sporting with your OOTD this spring? Share your favorite with us in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.