There’s something about leaving our toenails au-naturel that makes us feel incomplete. And when solid colors become too basic, unique toe nail designs will come to the rescue and help us spice up our looks. Whether it’s a sexy red or small cute florals, a nice toenail design is a key to mastering a head-to-toe perfectly put-together style.
Awesome toenail design ideas for perfect feet
When spring starts making its way to our wardrobe, displaying our feet become an almost unavoidable task. That’s why coming up with cute and different toenail design ideas is a must to prepare for warm weather seasons.
When we think about nail designs, a nice mani is what usually pops into our heads. But there’s an infinite world of possibilities when it comes to our toenails.
The key, however, to mastering the perfect pedi, is to pamper our feet with nice massages and foot baths before applying any nail design. Once your feet are soaked in warm water, which can have a soothing fragrance or a bubble bath mix, the nail tech will gently remove the cuticles and exfoliate your feet.
This process leads to baby-soft and perfect-looking feet which are now ready to be embellished with the nail design of your choice. You can even try this process at home! There are many at-home-spa kits that make this self-pampering experience much easier.
Any toenail design that you choose will look ten times better on post-pedicured feet! All there’s left to do now is enjoy your nail art. You can perfectly pull-off simple designs, but if you want an intricate design, make sure to leave your feet in the hands of an experienced nail artist.
30 Stunning Toenail Design Ideas
Forget about the classic red or nude toenail polish. Let’s spice things up with these 30 unique toenail designs that will embellish our feet.
1. Dark blue simple toenail design
This gorgeous dark blue colored toenail design is perfect for complementing night time outfits. The big toenail becomes the star of the design, with a small nude color block right next to the cuticles, and small colorful circular motifs outlining the dark blue polish.
If you take a closer look, you can see that this blue has a subtle shimmer, adding extra glam to the final look.
2. Silver and white embellished toenail design
Neutral color toenails look great with just anything, but if you want to spice things up a bit, a delicate line of small rhinestones decorating the edge of your big toenail will do the trick.
For extra glam, add silver glitter polish to your index and middle toenails. All there’s left to do is show off your cute feet with neutral open-toe footwear.
3. Elevated French manicure toenail design
A French pedicure will never go out of style, but if you’re looking for a cute toenail design, shake things up with small rhinestone beads on two of your nails.
Pale blush pink or nude is great nail polish color ideas you can use as the base layer. Color in the free edges for a classic French style, and finish some small rhinestones at the corners of your first two toenails.
4. Elegant gold and nude beaded toenail design
You can’t go wrong with nude-colored toenails. However, for a modern twist, try choosing two different pale shades of beige and gold glitter polish and alternate them among your toenails.
For extra pizzazz, add small colorful beads at the bottom of your big toenail, next to the cuticles, just like this example. It’s a beautiful toenail design that will instantly elevate your footwear.
5. Pale pastel crystal textured toenail design
This cool toenail design idea features two different pale pastel colors: a milky soft beige and dusty pale turquoise that have been alternated among the toenails.
The secret to pulling off this awesome design is to add texture. Create a marble effect using the turquoise and add a crystal-inspired texture over the beige base. Finish with thin gold stripes on the middle and fourth toenail edges.
6. Cool mis-matched toenail design
For a cool and unique design, this eclectic but simple toenail design will do the trick. Using different shades of green, try creating a plaid pattern over your big and fourth toenails, and add an extra coat of high gloss polish for a glamourous finish.
Add a milky beige on the rest of your toenails, and add an extra pop of shimmer with small golden stars.
7. Edgy mini gold blocks toenail design
Nothing looks more sophisticated than a pure black paired with gold. In this case, a glossy black polish has been applied as the base layer, and small delicate square blocks have been used to decorate the outline of each toenail.
This is a perfect toenail design for an evening look, especially if you want to make your footwear the star of your outfit. Strappy high heel sandals or classic stiletto sandals will look stunning with this pedi.
8. Cute shimmering mint toenail design
If you’re looking for elevated summer toenail designs, a classic mint paired with gold glitter polish will help you achieve just that.
This is a simple but cute toenail design that features your index and middle toenails coated in several gold glitter layers, leaving the rest of your nails in solid mint. The glitter is what adds that extra pop of shimmer into the design.
9. Pink on pink silver striped toenail design
This pink toenail design is fun and unique, featuring a hot pink as the main color, pairing it with silver glitter and a soft blush pink to add some interesting pattern on the big toenail.
To pull off this cute design, it’s important that your nails are big enough, especially your big toenail in order to make the most of the arrow-shaped stripes.
10. Galactic purple and baby lilac toenail design
This is an easy toenail design you can do yourself at home. It’s simple but super fun and unique: the use of unexpected lavender nail polish will make your feet stand out.
To add some extra sparkle, apply purple glitter polish over your big toenail. You can also switch the lavender and purple for any of your favorite colors!
11. Colorful and eclectic toenail design
An iridescent and colorful effect on your toenails is the key for a one-of-a-kind design. However, as you can see in this example, the feet are mismatched.
One has the same iridescent polish all over its toenails and the other one has a few extra elements: solid bubble gum pink middle toenail and small colorful beads all over the index toenail. The result is an eclectic but fun toenail design.
12. Cute small cherry decorated toenail design
This is an adorable toenail design that you can show-off with your favorite sandals and a feminine sundress. A cherry pattern over the big toenail adorns the rest of the classic red-coated toenails, adding a cute statement design on your feet.
For a polished look, make sure that the cherries are drawn using the same exact red polish like the one used on the rest of the nails.
13. Simple mauve purple toenail design
Mauve looks absolutely classy and chic and can be used as a neutral color as well. If you love subtle toenail designs, try choosing a base color like this dusty mauve.
Add small rhinestones next to your middle toenail’s cuticle for a cute and sophisticated detail.
14. Fun French-inspired toenail design
Nothing can beat a traditional French toenail design. But if you want to spice things up, try twisting this classic look.
All you need to do is choose a nude base color on your big toenail, and apply the classic white over the tips and over the lunula for a fun twist. You can do this on the rest of your toenails, or leave them in a solid white color.
15. Intricate one-of-a-kind blush pink toenail design
This is the perfect example of the stunning toenail design possibilities you can pull off. For an intricate design like this one, make sure that you leave your feet in the hands of an experienced nail artist.
You can choose a dusty blush pink as the base layer, and white, gold and purple glitter as the color combination for the Pollock inspired nail art. Delicate splashes and brushes of these colors will result in a unique and jaw-dropping toenail design.
16. Magenta foil crackled over white toenail design
This simple white toenail design is all you need to showcase a minimalist but cool and edgy look. All you need to do is choose a true white as the base layer, and apply a thin mauve or purple foil on different parts of your toenails.
This subtle pop of color is quite neutral thanks to the white base and will go with any type of outfit you feel like wearing.
17. Awesome tropical leaf toenail design
A summer vacation getaway deserves a perfect pedicure. This tropical leaf toenail design is probably all you need to showcase a cute summer look.
Add an extra pizzazz with silver glitter over your second toenail to elevate this cute design.
18. Delicate small embellished leaf toenail design
If you prefer an edgy and flirty toenail design, then this awesome black and pale pink will be a great idea.
The black becomes more feminine thanks to the nude pink on the big toenail. But the small black and white leaf design decorated with mini gold beads is what makes this design to the next level. Make sure to show-off this cool look with black or nude color sandals.
19. Sophisticated Valentine’s day inspired toenail design
(Almost) Everyone loves Valentine’s day, and what better excuse to showcase a cute toenail design than this special celebration?
This white and red design looks gorgeous and can be easily done on your favorite nail salon. All you need to do is choose a hot red nail polish that will be used to coat four of your toenails and to illustrate three small red lips on your big toenail.
20. Cool blue and purple ombre effect toenail design
This dramatic and bold toenail design features the use of two bright colors that, blended together, creates a beautiful contrast on the big toenails.
It’s a perfect look that will showcase an edgy style: complement this design with chunky sandals or studded open footwear to make the most of it.
21. Minimalist cool colored toenail design
This pastel-colored toenail design idea takes two cute and pale cool colors as the base layers. Over two toenails, delicate black lines with small dots have been placed
22. Unique and casual grey toenail design
This icy grey toenail design idea fits perfectly into monochromatic looks. It’s a simple but sophisticated design that only needs the perfect shade of grey, silver glitter, and white nail polish.
Once your toenails are coated in grey, draw thin white lines on one-half of your big toenails, adding one single silver glitter line to add texture. Lastly, apply one layer of silver polish over your fourth or middle finger.
23. Trendy animal print-inspired toenail design
This modern and trendy toenail design will be perfect for a cool and casual look. Coat your middle fourth and pinky toenails using black, and cover your index toenail with a nail leopard print sticker.
The same sticker will be used on your big toe as a thin stripe to be paired with another thin bright yellow line that will separate a black block and a nude block. A matte finish will make this bold designer much edgier.
24. Sophisticated thin stripes over big toenail design
Big toenails are perfect for showcasing an intricate toenail design, leaving the rest with a solid color. In this case, a true white has been used as the base color, leaving the big toenail with a transparent or milky pale beige first layer.
Thin bronze and white stripes have been placed diagonally across the big toenail, creating a gorgeous and sophisticated design that’s been paired with a chunky golden toe ring.
25. Summer-like yellow animal printed toenail design
For cool summer toenail designs, try updating the animal print trend by pairing it with a bold bright color.
This toenail art features a true yellow that coats all of the toenails, except for the big one, which has been decorated using a white, black and gold leopard pattern that results in a fun and fresh animal print look.
26. Cute minimalist toenail design for pet lovers
This cute dog paw decorated big toenail is perfect for all animal lovers. The simplicity of black paired with milky ivory makes the golden paws stand out and elevate this design.
It’s a cute toenail look that goes with any type of open footwear: from peep toe flats to stiletto sandals.
27. Subtle nude and gold toenail design
Nude and gold are a perfect combination in this gorgeous toenail design. If you’re hesitant about switching your usual solid colors for a design, this subtle and minimalist art will be perfect for you.
It features a nude color block that’s been placed a few millimeters above the cuticles’ edges, leaving one small sector completely see-through under a thin golden line.
28. Matte and gold chrome detailed toenail design
This is another cool minimalist toenail design that has combined three different solid colors. A pale and dusty lavender, a soft bubble pink and a metallic gold nail polish have been alternated among the toenails, leaving a transparent small block at the bottom edge that’s been separated by a gold chrome stripe.
Pair this design with golden accessories for a polished and put-together look.
29. Black and silver striped toenail design
This is a gorgeous black and silver striped toenail design that will give your dressy outfits the final touch. The big toenail has been decorated with silver, see-through black, and true black stripes, which adds a cool pattern to the rest of the nails.
Apply true black to your second and pinky finger and silver glitter polish to your middle and fourth toenails. Finish with a high-gloss coat for some extra glam.
30. Adorable grey and pearl white toenail design
This adorable toenail design features a mix of different patterns and motifs. The big toenail has been coated with a pearl white base layer, adding a big grey heart in the middle. The rest of the toenails have been decorated with: grey and blue stripes and small, delicate golden snowflakes for sophisticated winter-themed nail art.
If you love all things cute and feminine, then you need to print this pearl and grey toenail design to your local nail salon
Pampering your hands only is a major mistake you need to leave behind. These amazing and unique toenail design ideas demonstrate that your feet deserve your attention as well. The best head-to-toe outfits will never be complete without perfectly-looking feet.
Try the simplest designs at home, or make sure to find a great nail artist that will be able to add that extra pizzazz to your feet. My best advice is to get addicted to toenail art as soon as possible!