Rainbow nails are a fun way to express oneself and show off one’s personality. What began as a trend in the 1990s has evolved into an art form. Now, people are using their nails as a canvas to express their individuality.
They are super cute-looking nails that allow every woman to express herself through color. This artwork has so many interpretations that it should be able to appeal to different people.
Here in this post, we gathered 21 creative ideas for you to try rainbow nails.
21 Rainbow Nails Designs and Ideas
Chrome Rainbow Nails with Sparkle Accent Design
These colorful coffin nails look like they came straight from an artist. They’re fun and unique at the same time. And since they’re acrylic, they won’t chip or peel no matter how hard you try. Plus, these bright colors are sure to match any outfit. So try them today and let those fingers fly.
Pretty Rainbow Nails
The colors on this design are soft and light which creates a beautiful and low-key design, the pastel look on these short nails gave this design a simple yet glamorous look.
Artistic Rainbow Nails
If you’re looking for something unique to do with your nails, this design is sure to catch everyone’s eye. Rainbow colors, crystals, and ombre are combined into various patterns to create a stunning manicure that looks like no other.
Gradient Rainbow Nails
These are quite short nails, painted in various shades of color with a subtle sparkle. You can always recreate these or try a different rainbow color combination.
Vibrant Rainbow Nails
This design has been created using acrylic paint; each nail is painted in a different color. There are 5 colors of the rainbow included in this set – red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. These bright hues are sure to add vibrancy to any outfit.
Sparkly Light Rainbow Nails
This design is so cute and lovely! There are many colors used here including pastel pink, purple, blue, green, and gold. These nails are really fun and they have a whimsical appeal. They’re great for any occasion and would work well for every girl.
Rainbow Nails with a Silver Artwork
To achieve the effect shown here, paint each finger separately using a contrasting shade of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, white, black, gray, brown, or cream. Let dry completely before removing excess polish with acetone. Add sparkle to dull fingernails by applying glitter polish, and finally, add a top coat to seal in the finish.
Pastel Rainbow Nails with Rhinestones
If you love pastels but don’t necessarily want to commit to just one shade, these colorful manicures are sure to please. They feature four shades of pink, yellow, green, purple, and blue along with two accent nails decorated with rhinestones. This look is perfect for a lady who likes to stand out.
Stunning Chrome Rainbow Nails
Nails aren’t just for decoration anymore! They’re a fun way to express yourself through fashion. Whether you prefer pastels, neon colors, or something else entirely, there’s no limit to how creative you can be. For this design, each nail has a different shade, combined they make a stunning rainbow look.
Beautiful Pastel Nail Design
For this idea, we have another beautiful pastel design. These stunning nails have a light and airy ombré design that combine soft and light pastel. A design like this will be the perfect choice for any occasion and for the girls that want to try out the rainbow look.
Bold Rainbow Nails
Want to add some flair to your manicure? then you need to try this design. Each nail features two separate colors; One section has been colored in pastel shades and the other feature a different color. To complete the look, there are two accent nails featuring crystal and gemstones.
Stiletto Rainbow Nails
This fun design features two colorful shades on each of the nails, which creates a bold rainbow gradient. The nails are stiletto shaped and look like they would be fun to wear.
Rainbow Pastel Look
For this design, each finger has been given its own unique shade of polish. These shades range from light pinks to deep purples. This is a fun and creative way to add color to your nails. To achieve this look yourself, simply apply several coats of nail varnish over your base coat. Once dried, paint onto each fingernail using a separate brush. Let dry before adding topcoat.
Light Rainbow Nails
This manicure uses gel polish instead of traditional acrylic paint. Gel polishes are long-lasting and don’t chip as regular manicures do. They’re ideal for creating intricate designs and patterns. To achieve these colorful nails, simply dab different colors onto each finger before applying the topcoat.
Shattered Glass Nails Look
Next, let us take a closer look at these gorgeous nails! These glittering beauties were created using acrylic paint, clear polish, and shimmery glitters like crushed rhinestones and Swarovski crystals. They’re sure to add sparkle to any outfit and they’ll definitely turn heads wherever you wear them!
Matte Colored Nails
Next time you’re looking for something fun to try on your nails, why don’t you paint each fingernail in a different color?
The nails in this design are matte in eight different shades of colors and they are pretty and funky.
Cute Rainbow Nail Tips
Want something fun but still classy at the same time? Try these cool nails! They feature a simple clear base coat followed by a rainbow design on each fingertip. Then, you can either do a clear top coat or add some nail art to it!
Pastel Gradient Nails
Pastel polishes are fun and colorful but they don’t necessarily lend themselves well to being worn alone. They’re usually paired with darker colors to provide contrast and depth. Pastels tend to work better over white base coats. Use a dark purple or blue color underneath to add dimension and interest. Or try using bright red or orange tones instead of pink. Experiment until you find something you love.
One of the ideas is to add silver glitter like in this design.
Brightly Colored Nails
There are many ways to apply color but here are a few tips to remember. Use complementary colors together like red and purple or yellow and teal. Mixing primary colors creates interesting combinations like lime green, magenta, and fuchsia. And don’t forget neutrals.
The colors on these nails look like candy, giving this design a bold and beautiful look.
Rainbow Nails with Crystals
Do you want to try bright colors then this next idea is for you? Each fingernail is painted in vivid color. The design is finished off with glamorous jewels too. A design like this is perfect for girls who want nails that make a statement. Try this on long nails so you can show off the colors and the sparkly stones.
Glitter Rainbow Nails
With the nail art trend being huge, nail artists have been coming up with new designs and techniques to keep the industry fresh. One of the latest trends is called a rainbow gradient. It consists of painting each nail in two colors to create a gradient effect across all five nails.
These nails are stiletto shaped which gave enough space to showcase the design, the look is finished with sparkly glitter.