Watercolor nails resemble a watercolor painting. With light muted colors and a delicate feel to them, watercolor nails are a perfect nail art design for spring and summer. They’re pretty and feminine, and a fun and easy nail art design to try.
There are actually a few different ways to create watercolor nail art. You can use the plastic wrap method, which involves dotting nail polish onto the nail and pressing a piece of plastic wrap over it to blend the colors. Some nail art enthusiasts also create a watercolor effect on nails by thinning nail polish with acetone and dabbing it onto white nails. Finally, you can also gently dab a bit of nail polish onto your nails with a makeup sponge to create watercolor nails, similar to how you would create gradient nails.
The hardest part about creating watercolor nails of your own is sometimes choosing which colors to use for your nail art design. If you need a little inspiration to get started, check out these beautiful examples of watercolor nail art designs!
1. Pretty Pastel Watercolor Nails
Muted pastel hues are perfect for watercolor nails!
2. Embellished Water Color Nail Art
Watercolor nails can also be dressed up and embellished with charms for a fun and funky 3D look.
3. Blue Watercolor Nails
These blue watercolor nails remind me of a cool summer pool.
4. Purple Watercolor Nails
Use bright purple hues to create a colorful and eye catching watercolor nail art design.
5. Diamond Pattern Watercolor Nails
The diamond pattern on these watercolor nails is subtle, but oh so cute!
6. Orange Watercolor Nails
Using orange for watercolor nails give you a firey nail art design, perfect for a summer cookout or camping trip!
7. Pink Watercolor Nails
Bright pink makes for some sweet watercolor nails with muted shades of blue and orange mixed in.
8. Blue Stripes Watercolor Nails
These blue nails look like they were created by straight strokes of watercolor paint.
9. Glitter Watercolor Nails
Add a glitter topcoat to add a little sparkle to your watercolor nails.
10. Jeweled Watercolor Nail Art
Rhinestones can add a fun and interesting touch to a watercolor nail art design.
11. Colorful Watercolor Nail Design
Bright colors can be used to create a colorful watercolor nail art design!
12. Pink and Blue Watercolor Nails
These pink and blue watercolor nails are perfectly blended for a super cute look!
13. Polka Dot Watercolor Nail Art
Add some cute and simple polka dots for an extra touch to your watercolor nails.
Don’t be afraid to play with and experiment with different watercolor nail art designs. There’s really no right or wrong way to do watercolor nails, so try out different colors and techniques until you find something that works.