Luxurious nail designs may look complicated to apply, and many of them indeed are, yet there are basic elements that can turn the simplest nail looks elegant. One of those primary elements, for example, is the length of the nails; long stiletto and ballerina’s nails are dramatic, but they deliver the desired effect efficiently. The same thing goes for oval and almond medium-length nails.
Also, keep in mind that effortlessly-elegant-looking are a popular trend expected to go huge this year. In this article, Pouted magazine presents 10 of the most luxurious nail designs.
1 Deep dark greys
Different tones of grey have been quite trendy this season, from dark charcoal grey to light cloudy shades. Deep dark greys are there also to serve those who are bored with black and look for an equally stylish substitution. For example, the rich grey tone of Sally Hansen Color Therapy, also suggested by Instyle, would be a valuable addition to your fall/winter manicure set.
2 Animal prints
Animal prints nail art of different shapes and designs have been huge this fall/winter season and are expected to continue big this year. Pull the animal prints that you like, whether leopard, snake, zebra, or tortoiseshell, and have a luxurious nail look. To make your animal printed nails look unique, follow this trick suggested by nail artist Naomi Yasuda on The Cut, which is providing your nail art with a distinguished base color.
3 Barely-there nail designs
Natural, barely-there manicure looks are quite a stylish option to embrace in the rest of this year and next year. The trend was massive, worn by many catwalk models in the fall/winter fashion week. You can achieve the look with the help of nude nail polishes. To make it luxurious, apply the trend on long nails. Another stellar application is French nails. Pink nude nails with yellow tips, for example, would look quite elegant. Other trendy tip colors adopted so far are orange, black, and the classic white, of course.
4 Skittle nails
Skittle nails can be described as a horizontal application of the ombre technique, which is usually applied vertically. Also, each nail has one color of the three or more shades used. Among the most trendy color sets for this nail design are neutrals and spicy shades.
5 Metallic nails
Metallic nails of different colors, including gold, silver, blue, and copper, look quite luxurious. They are a chic addition to various nail art and designs. Among the perfect color combinations for this trend are copper and gold glitter; black, silver, and gold; black and metallic brown; blues, greens, and purples; gold and beige. And do not forget the holiday color set, gold, red, and green. You can apply the trend with shorter lengths and simpler nail shapes, and your nail design will still look luxurious.
6 Gemstone nail art
It is such a chic trend to apply if you are after a luxurious nail look. Marble, turquoise, and jade green are among the popular designs that many ladies go for. You can mix it with the skittle nail trend for a more vibrant, breathy look, yet still elegant one.
7 Black accents
No list of luxurious nail designs can ignore black. Black nails are classic, timeless, and chic, and they have been quite trendy this fall/winter. However, as we already talked about them in our previous article of 10 lovely nail polish trends for fall/winter, this time, we are showing nail designs with black accents. Let’s see; black accents can be incorporated into a French manicure, as previously mentioned. Metallic and black, and black and nude nail art is another stunning option for luxurious-looking nails.
Stripe accents of different designs are a retro nail trend that goes back to the 1970s. Modern updates have been indeed incorporated into the original look, especially with the development of the nail art techniques and tools. Allure showed such a fantastic application of the trend by the nail artist Savannah Walker.
9 Nail Embellishments
It is not possible to ignore nail art embellishments while looking for a luxurious nail look. It is a perfect choice for the coming holidays too: long stiletto, almond, and ballerina nails with a wide variety of nail art designs and embellishments. They vary in shapes and materials between metals, gemstones, etc.
10 Teardrop tips
Teardrop tips is a minimalist nail art design also spotted by Allure. You can apply it with black or any dark nail polish you prefer. We believe that the design would gain extra elegance if applied on longer nails.
We hope that you found among the previous nail art collection satisfactory designs that have inspired you to experiment with new nail looks. Go and have pretty nails!