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Spring Nail Art: Classic Designs and 2023 Trends with Photos


The time is drawing near when we switch from warm to light clothes, from hats to sunglasses, and from winter nail designs to spring ones. After a long cold season of gray skies and monochrome colors outdoors, everyone yearns for green leaves, bright colors and designs. How to achieve this with the help of a bright spring nail design? theYou has compiled a list of the most beautiful nail art ideas for spring 2023.

Trendy Nail Shapes and Colors for Spring 2023

Pantone has started the fashion for all shades of blue in nail design with lavender color being an absolute hit.

Here are some trendy nail colors of spring 2023:

  • lavender
  • purple
  • mauve
  • lilac
  • all shades of blue, especially light blue
  • all shades of matcha green
  • mint.

Feel free to play with various designs using these colors, especially on short nails, as long nails are not in vogue this season.

Design ideas for short nails

Consider the following nail shapes:

  • almond
  • oval
  • squoval
  • ballerina (coffin).

Design ideas for short almond-shaped nails

Spring Nail Art: Top Ideas with Photos

Bright or delicate, minimalist or eye-catching — whatever design you choose, you’ll most likely hit one trend or another. The spring of 2023 gives a lot of room for nail art, adding a touch of fashion to classic designs.

Floral Designs

Flowers on nails are an ever-popular spring trend. You can decorate all or a couple of nails with irises, chamomiles, roses, lilac, lavender, or tulips in the form of freehand paintings, stamping, or stickers.

Shades of Matcha Green

Greens in spring nails designs are another classic. Saturated green or matte olive green almost seem to make the first leaves burst faster. By the way, pictures and nail decorations in the form of tree leaves or branches, monstera or fern leaves will be a great element of your spring nail art.

French Manicure

The French manicure is another classic on our list that is relevant all year round. This spring, trends dictate the fashion for experiments with French nails, for example, with asymmetry or a gradient, in combination with a moon design, with tips painted with glitter, black or bright colors. It’s a perfect option for short nails.

Moon Manicure

In spring 2023, we’ll see such variations of this nail design as:

  • triangles on lunulae
  • glitter on lunulae
  • combinations with negative space.

Negative Space

This spring, nail artists will play with negative space in many creative ways, for example, by coupling it with color block art, applying geometric shapes and patches of solid colors side by side and on top of each other against a transparent base. Negative space with flowers, geometric patterns, dots, or abstract designs are also welcome.


Geometric patterns and shapes in nail art emerged as a trend two seasons ago, but haven’t lost their appeal yet. Geometry in nail designs is set to be quite sought-after in spring 2023 as well. You can get the same shapes, stripes, blocks on all nails or a different geometric element on each nail.


Both horizontal and vertical ombre will work great on short nails as a gradient makes them appear longer. Try going for natural hues, from sands and peaches to the blues of the sky and sea.

Delicate Nails

Delicate nail art designs are done in pastel shades: pinks, peaches, sands, and beiges. You can use camouflage gel and enhance it with floral elements and lace patterns. White nail art with butterflies and glitter will also be a great option.

Matte Nails

Matte nails look reserved and elegant, and a matte texture makes the color appear deeper. A matte finish will be appropriate in such designs as:

  • French
  • moon
  • ombre
  • floral.

Water Marble

If delicacy and modesty is not about you this spring and you want a little something extra, you might want to do your nails in the water marble technique. This interesting method leaves a swirling pattern that resembles marble on your nails, making sure that no two nails are the same. This nail art design is very bright and unique.


The trend for metallics keeps gaining traction this spring. Nails with the mirror effect, silver elements, and a metallic shine will still be on trend. A metallic look can be achieved with the help of:

  • holographic polish
  • chrome powder
  • foil.

3D Accessories

3D decorative elements on nails are for those who want to go bold. In spring, floral motifs are especially popular, for example, prominent floral patterns and dots, 3D roses and rhinestones. But don’t limit yourselves only to flowers — feel free to use polish, glitter, and shiny gems to create butterflies or dragonflies that represent spring as well.

A spring nail design can add a bright streak of positivity not only to your look, but also to your mood. Even a passing glance on nails with beautiful floral patterns or bright swirls can bring a smile to onlookers’ faces and provoke thoughts about the upcoming warm season. Find the best ideas and get inspiration in the theYou gallery.

More about trends: Get Ready to Be Surprised! 16 Beauty Trends for Spring/Summer 2023

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