Pink is perhaps one of the most versatile colors in the cosmetic world. You can wear the shade any almost any modality you can imagine—blush, glosses, eye pigments—but our go-to is most definitely our nails. A pink manicure knows no limits—from a classic pink-and-white French mani, to bold magenta nail art, and everything in-between. Whether you're looking for something super simple or eye-catching and extravagant, Instagram is serving up some serious inspo. To find the perfect pretty-in-pink style for you, we searched high and low to find your manicure muse. Ahead, our 40 favorite ways to wear a pink nail design.
Pink and White with a Pop
What's better than a traditional pink and white french mani? A pop of hot pink, that's what.
Pink and Mauve
Pink, white and mauve in a geometric pattern will surely turn heads in a modern-but-chic type way.
The French manicure has taken many more modern iterations as of late, including this pink slanted French.
Pick a Pink
Can't choose you're favorite? Grab all your favorite pinks and paint one color on each nail for this ombre-esque style. Bonus points if you include a pop of white.
Baby Pink and Bold Stripes
A simple, classic, light pink manicure is kicked up a notch with these boldly painted stripes.
The right shade of pink can definitely work like a neutral.
Who says hearts are only for Valentine's Day? Wear a romantic mani all year long with this pink based, heart tipped look.
In some alternate universe, we hope the starry sky is pink, rather than black.
Gradient nails are the perfect way to wear multiple shades of your favorite color.
Crystal lovers, rejoice. This marbly pink and white geode-inspired nail art is swoon-worthy.
Pink and Pastel Swirls
With a neutral pink base, these pastel inspired swirls really pop for a fun look that's perfect for spring.
Specks of Gold
You can never go wrong with perfectly placed gold foil.
Whether you're a Dior addict or a Supreme queen, you can easily rep your favorite luxury brand in shades of pink on your nails.
Simple, rounded, and with just the right amount of shine.
Break the rules and take a fun spin on a french manicure with this alternating light and dark pink twist.
A Pop of Florals
Because florals are always in season.
A Touch of Sparkle
Never say no to sparkle. Never.
Tie dye is SO hot right now, in both the fashion and beauty world. This perfect combo of pink and white is making us feel groovy, baby.
This mani will not only have you seeing stars—you'll look and feel like one, too.
When DIY-ing this style, try these gold nail sticker stars to get a perfect star shape.
Nothing says summer (or vacation) like a manicure inspired by your favorite pool float.
Leopard, Foil and Pink
Another take on a pink and leopard scheme, this bold black and gold foil leopard print sits perfectly atop a baby pink base.
One simple accent cant takes your mani to a whole new level.
Pretty Polka Dots
Polka dots are always a good idea—especially when they're this cute.
Subtle and Shimmer
A thin, hot pink tip and a shimmery outline around the cuticle makes a subtle statement.
Less is More
When it comes to nail art, sometimes, less is more. Case in point? This look.
Gemstone inspired nails are all the rage, and with this pink and white pairing, it's like having real quartz on your nails.
If five different shades of pink (gradient nails) feel a bit too busy for you, try using just two different shades of pink, alternating nails or painting two in a row the same shade.
Pink and Purple Clouds
Call it tie-dye, clouds, or geode inspired. Whatever it is, we're so here for it.
Neon pink nails are an easy way to make a statement. Bonus points if you match your eyeliner to your nails.
This high-shine lacquer looks stellar with the sweetest touch of pink crystals.
Pink and nude are the natural-looking way to achieve an elevated ombré.
If saturated shades just aren't your style, opt for a lovely, sheer pink that almost looks like your natural nail.
The mani of Regina George's dreams.
Peach dreams are made of these.
Negative Space Half-Moons
Negative space manicures still seem to be the nail art look du jour (and we can't complain).
Valentine's Day or not, we love these chic little hearts.
Whether you're more into the fruit or the emoji, you can't go wrong with these peach-inspired nails.
Peachy Meets Bold
Between the creamy, peachy base and the bold floral art — what's not to love?
The perfect manicure to match your favorite pinky-nude lipstick.