From glitter fades to unicorn colors, there’s an ombré look for every nail mood. Click through our roundup here.
Try this rainbow-faded glitter look to tap into your inner middle schooler. Lisa Frank would be proud.
Design by @clarahnails
Don’t sleep on this Madeline Poole–approved nail trend. The rising look hails from Asia—as all cool nail art does—and fades out from the center for a pinched-cheek effect.
Design by @heavenpark
Combine the latest nail trends, chrome and ombré, for this expert-level manicure.
Design by @riyathai87
Let’s start with the most basic style of ombré. This requires little skill—basically just knowing how to paint your nails. Choose five shades of polish that vary from lightest to darkest for a left-to-right ombré across each finger.
Design by @karengnails
Another easy look is the glitter ombré. Paint your nails in your favorite shade and then apply a glitter-based polish to your tips. Lightly add more product to the middle of your nail, keeping it denser at the ends.
Design by @theillustratednail
For the true gradient look, check out this Instagram video by @ohmygoshpolish. Start with a white base coat and cover the surrounding skin with nail latex to protect from inevitable overspill. Apply your colors—lined up next to each other—on a makeup sponge and dab each onto your nail. Repeat and reapply polish until you receive your desired effect. Finish with a topcoat, which will act as a final ombré-ing tool, melting the colors together once more.
Design by @ohmygoshpolish
For a seductive color combo, choose your go-to red with black edges.
Design by @karengnails.com
The same effect also works horizontally, as with this sandy beach look.
Design by @formulaxnail
Or diagonally, in this four-color combo inspired by Instagram’s logo.
Design by @amyytran
Tape off your half moon to combine a negative nail design with a pink ombré.
Design by @palemoonseattle
Or try another negative half moon, but edge the bottom with gold nail tape.
Design by @alliciatnails