There are many types of nail shapes you can play with, but if you’re looking for a mix of classy and trendy, then almond nails are the ones for you. If you’ve never tried them, or simply want to get inspired with new designs and colors, then follow me as I guide you
How to rock almond nails for a spruced up style
Almond-shaped nails are ideal for those of us who want to look sharp and trendy. They’re not as edgy as stilettos, nor as rounded as ovals, which makes almond nails the perfect combination between these two other trendy nail shapes.
In other words, if you love pointy nail tips but you also want to feel comfortable and practical, then almond nails are the best nail shape for you. Inspired (of course) by almonds, this nail shape features its widest point at its base and slightly curved sides that finish in a smoothly pointed tip.
Almond nails are more refined than stilettos and coffin nails, yet trendier than oval and square-shaped nails. They also fit perfectly into any kind of personal style: from the boldest to the classiest.
That’s why this nail shape might be just what you need to spice up your every-day wear. From long to short lengths, almond nails will always find a way to compliment your outfits in the best way possible.
All you need to do, apart from rocking this shape, is select a cool design that will coordinate with your every-day wear. You can choose clean and minimal designs or colorful and fun motifs. The possibilities are endless!
You can transform your style by simply spicing up your nail game. If you need some help finding the perfect almond nail art, these 30 unique ideas will get you inspired and ready to rock one of the best beauty trends of the moment.
30 Awesome Designs for Almond Nails
1. Stunning gold and white almond nails
If you’re planning on matching a holiday dress or a formal gown with cute almond nails, then this white and gold design will be perfect. It features a combination of solid off-white and gold glitter, mixed with a transparent, off-white and gold flaked composition.
Long almond nails look stunning with this design thanks to their sharp and elongated tips.
2. Fun lavender almond nails
Lavender and colorful glitter are the focal points on this almond nail design. A soft, pastel lavender is applied over the thumb, index and pinky fingernails, and a nude layered under chunky colorful glitter flakes are placed over the middle and ring fingernails.
This is a fun nail art you can try in spring to glam up your casual outfits. Lavender and glitter make up a great combo that’s difficult to ignore!
3. Valentine’s day inspired red almond nails
If you’re celebrating your anniversary with your special someone, or simple love heart shapes, this cute and sophisticated red and nude almond nail design is just what you need.
Apply a dark red over all of your fingernails, except for your thumb which will be coated with a pastel nude. Using this same nude polish, draw a small heart on the free edge of your ring fingernail, and a red one on your thumb.
4. Unique feather design on almond nails
An ombre effect over your almond nails is a cool way to sport a chic and sophisticated style. This soft pastel pink that blends with a pastel blue at the free edges has been spiced up with a cute feather design over the ring fingernail.
An experienced nail artist should be sought for if you want an intricate design. In this case, the feather has thin strokes in different shades of blue and has been outlined with white, a design that could be too risky to do yourself or anyone who hasn’t sharpened his nail art skills.
5. Minimalist checks on almond nails
Minimalist almond nails are all you need in order to complement any type of outfit. This nail design features three nails coated with solid white polish, and the other two have been layered with a nude base color and white lines that create a checked pattern.
Use this type of almond nail art to showcase an effortlessly chic style.
6. Simple and elegant nude almond nails
Who says you need to go over the top to show off your cool almond nails? Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to nudes. If simple and classy is your thing, then try recreating these natural almond nails.
All you need to do is choose a nude nail polish that matches your skin tone, and finish with an extra layer of high-gloss for a sophisticated look.
7. Edgy red and black almond nails
These hot red almond nails are perfect for anyone who loves to make a statement. The trick here is to choose a red nail polish that’s bright and highly saturated, like this scarlet red that’s been contrasted with a true black and red texturized pattern.
You can match this almond nail style with edgy streetwear looks during the day, or with sexy and bold clubwear clothes for a fun night-out.
8. Soft pink and black almond nails
This super-soft pastel pink has been taken to the next level by pairing it with a true white nail polish, which results in the perfect combination of cute and edgy.
For an extra dose of glam, the middle and ring fingernails’ lunula has been decorated with a black color block that’s been layered under a thin coat of silver glitter.
9. The cool purple ombre effect on almond nails
You can never go wrong with a cool ombre nail art, but if you want to shake things up, try doing so with bold color combinations.
In this case, a degrade of dark (almost black) purple that blends into a bright purple-like fuchsia pink finishes at the tips with a milky pink color. A bold take on classic ombre nails, this design is perfect for adding that final edgy touch to your winter outfits.
10. Feminine and flirty almond nails
If you’re a lover of all things classy, then this cute pink and silver almond nail design is just for you. The nails have been coated in different solid colors, starting with a pastel pink followed by a soft milky mauve and white, and finishing with a silver glitter pinky fingernail.
To add an extra dose of glam, try adding clear crystals at the nail base, right next to the cuticle of the ring fingernail.
11. The blue metallic effect over almond nails
These metallic blue almond nails are just what you need to take your every-day clothes to the next level. An eye-catching true blue with a metallic finish is the only thing you need in order to rock this nail design.
Make the most of this look with long almond nails, and pair them with silver accessories such as rings or bracelets for a cool winter style.
12. Spring-inspired florals over almond nails
If you’re on the hunt for cute and feminine almond nail designs, search no more! This soft baby blue nail polish paired with a delicate floral design makes up a great combo that will surely add that spark of cuteness to your outfits.
The best way to modernize floral nail art is with almond nails, but add a matte finish to the equation and the result will just be stunning!
13. Gorgeous pink almond nails with subtle shimmer
For a sophisticated but simple look, these pastel mauve almond nails will do the trick. All you need to do is pair this nail color with a glitter polish in a similar color in order to create a low-contrast but cool shimmering nail art.
This color will look absolutely cute paired with dark colors such as burgundy, deep emerald, or navy blue.
14. Silver glittery tips on almond nails
These silver tips are the perfect definition of a French-mani-inspired nail design gone trendy. Decorating the tips of your almond nails is a must, especially when you’re rocking long-length nails.
Choose a nude base color and, once they’re all coated, apply a silver glitter polish starting at the tips, and smoothly create a gradient that finishes in the middle of the nails.
15. Sexy red matte almond nails
Red nails are a no brainer, but a matte finish will definitely shake things up. This is a cute and flirty almond nail design that can be rocked with any nail-length, so feel free to leave your almond nails short if you please.
At the bottom of your middle and ring fingernails, draw a thin silver metallic stripe and place a tiny rhinestone, simulating a mini ring shape. The result is a stunning red almond nail design that will perfectly match your every-day clothes.
16. Cool almond nails with text
For a bold almond nail design, try adding a cool mini text on one of your nails. These short almond nails have been taken to the next level with a sophisticated color combo: a black and pastel blush matte and a gold glitter polish.
On the middle finger, right on the blush base layer, add a simple but flirty text such as “kiss me”. Who knows? Maybe you receive what your nails are asking for!
17. Cute pastel colored almond nails
Pastel-colored nail designs are the best way to showcase a cute and feminine style. However, a creative art-inspired design over one or two of your fingernails will add that bold finish to your nails, transforming a so-and-so look into a statement look.
For intricate designs such as this one, try making an appointment with an experienced nail artist. It’s the only way to guarantee a true art-inspired almond nail design.
18. Shades of pink over almond nails
For fun and sophisticated almond nail style, choose different shades of your favorite color and apply them on each of your fingernails.
In this case, a dusty eggplant has been applied to the thumb and index nails, followed by other dusty shades of pink, finishing with a milky off-white pinky fingernail. A matte finish will transform this look into a cool and trendy almond nail art.
19. Cool black and red almond nails for winter
If you’re looking for bold red and black nails, try this simple yet ultra-edgy design. Choose a hot red nail polish and apply it over the index and pinky fingernails, and a true black on the thumb and middle nails.
Add a pop of shimmer with this champagne gold glitter polish, applying several layers over the ring fingernail. Remember that for a bolder look, long almond-shaped nails will be much better.
20. Pastel mauve with glitter on almond nails
This dusty pastel mauve nail color looks absolutely stunning paired with a darker shade of glitter polish. For a cool look, try applying the glitter over different fingernails: pinky and ring fingers on your right hand, and thumb and ring fingernails on your left.
These almond nails will elevate your casual fall outfits: try pairing them with chunky neutral knits and silver accessories.
21. Mauve degrade almond nails
If you don’t want to risk your every-day clothes with bold or bright colors, a combination of neutral colors might be the best option for you.
These almond-shaped nails feature an elegant color gradient using different earthly shades: starting with soft chocolate on the thumbnail and finishing with a milky off-white on the pinky. Choose this neutral almond nail art and feel free to rock any type of outfit.
22. Bold multicolor almond nail tips
A cool way to spice up your summer style is with a bold combination of different neon colors. But if you don’t want to look too colorful, try applying these colors only at the free edges.
Using a neutral color as the base, recreate your nails’ almond shape to create a color block at the tips, alternating between pink, yellow and orange neon polishes. Get creative on your thumb fingernail and draw colorful strokes at the top half.
23. Edgy and simple French almond nails
If colorful French tips are not your cup of tea, these simple yet elegant natural almond nails will do the trick for you. It’s an updated version of the French mani, with the difference that the tips have been colored in a thin white line that outlines the natural almond shape.
This design is a great option for those who want to rock a natural nail look in a modern way.
24. Sophisticated white and pink almond nails
These awesome blush pink almond nails have been spiced up with a white and pink gemstone-inspired pattern on two of the fingernails.
A subtle touch of rose gold glitter over this pattern adds an extra shimmer that gives depth and texture to the whole design. Match this almond nail look with gold (or rose gold) accessories and monochromatic outfits for a cool and effortlessly chic style.
25. Fun pastel-colored almond nails
If you love colorful patterns and designs, this easy almond nail look is perfect for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite pastel colors and apply them over each of your nails.
In this case, pastel shades of lavender, mint, yellow and bubble gum pink have been teamed up to elevate the hands in the coolest way possible. Rock this almond nail design during summer for a fun twist.
26. Elevated green almond nails with golden stripes
Few colors look as sharp and elegant as this deep green. If you want to make the most of this color, pair it with thin gold stripes over two of your fingernails.
Apply the green as the base color all over your almond nails and, on your right hand, decorate the middle and ring finger with one or two gold stripes. On your left hand, add these stripes over the pinky and ring finger for a cool mix-matching design.
27. Modern green and nude almond nails
This nude and deep green make a stunning color combo when applied over almond nails. Negative space in the middle and ring finger’s base adds a modern twist to the design.
Add a thin golden or silver stripe separating these two color blocks and you’ll get a unique yet sharp almond nail design.
28. The unique matte effect over almond nails
One of the best ways to mix two different colors in one same design is to apply both of them as color blocks over the middle fingernail, with gold flakes separating them to create a cool texture.
If you want a modern look, choose a matte finish and accessorize with golden rings.
29. Grey and lavender almond nails for fall
If you’re looking for a cute winter almond nail design, this pale lavender paired with a dark grey might be just what you need. It’s a simple yet elevated winter look that will look stunning next to chunky neutral knits.
The black leaf on the ring fingernail adds an interesting texture to the hands, so make sure to leave your nails in the hands of an experienced nail artist that will be able to pull off this delicate motif.
30. Bold nude almond nail design
White, nude and black make up an awesome color combination that screams “modern” and “minimalist”. The trick here is to choose a nude color that matches with your skin, and a matte finish that will add that modern twist to this cool almond nail art.
These almond nails will help you elevate your casual outfits: from a jean jacket to a solid color sundress.
Almond nails are the definition of a sharp and elegant style. Their subtle pointy tips makes them look effortlessly chic, helping you make the most of your every-day outfits. All there’s left to do is choose a cool nail design to decorate your nails and take your style to the next level.