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21 Best pastel nail art ideas that are taking over Instagram

21 Best pastel nail art ideas that are taking over Instagram

Summer lovin'

Text: Wei Yeen Loh


Get your powdery blues and pale pinks on—pastel nail art is our favourite manicure trend of 2020.

Looking for inspiration to upgrade your nail game this season? Put the blinding rhinestones and neon hues aside for pastels to take centre stage. Ahead, 21 chic pastel nail art designs to save for your next trip to the nail salon.

Colourblock craze

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Not a fan of 3D nail art, motifs, textures and the like? Worry not—the pastel nail trend works beautifully on its own. Spot these summer-ready hues that we're enamoured by, from grey-tinged blues to sage green. For a contemporary twist, experiment with a matte finish if you dare.

Pastel nail art trend
Image: @harrietwestmoreland
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Image: @oliveandjune
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Image: @nailplace.manicure
Pastel nail art trend
Image: @nail_by.jjoo

 

Pretty tips

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One of our favourite ways to wear pastels is by flaunting it subtlely—on the tips, to be precise. Elevate your regular French manicure with the periwinkle blue and buttery yellow, or hop on this season's hottest nail trend (jelly nails) with transparent, colour-tinted digits.

Pastel nail art trend
Image: @makeover_nailcare
Pastel nail art trend
Image: @imarninails
Pastel nail art trend
Image: @idea.nogti
Pastel nail art trend
Image: @yournaillovers
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Image: @maniquremy

 

Mismatched pastels

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Can't decide on one specific shade from the colour wheel? Go with five—or 10 if you're feeling adventurous! Wear a different shade on each nail or jazz up one of your nails with a floral motif. You can do no wrong with this trend.

Pastel nail art trend
Image: @solovey_nail_art
Pastel nail art trend
Image: @betina_goldstein
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Pastel nail art trend
Image: @nailplace.manicure
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Image: @nailscraft.my

 

Play with prints

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Risk-takers and thrill-seekers out there, these were made for you. Go bold and channel your inner wild child with your manicure (despite the sweetest of colours) with polka dots, touch-worthy textures, ice cream swirls, speckled nail art that resemble ceramic mugs, and even a pastel tie-dye for the 21st-century hippie. There's something for everyone here.

Pastel nail art trend
Image: @fynonails
Pastel nail art trend
Image: @nailist_dahye
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Pastel nail art trend
Image: @nailplace.manicure
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Image: @safinailstudio
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Image: @nailbrew
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Image: @overglowedit

 

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