Try These 45 Elevated Pink Nail Designs for a Charming Manicure

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Pink is perhaps one of the most versatile colors in the cosmetic world. You can wear the shade in 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, see our 45 favorite ways to wear a pink nail design.

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Pink Yin and Yang

A subtle nod to harmony, this design sees a ballet pink glossy base coat topped with a diminutive pink yin and yang symbol.

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Pink and White with Squiggly French Tips

What's better than a traditional pink and white French mani? A pop of hot pink, that's what.

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Pink and Mauve Geometric Shapes

Mauve, purple, and baby pink split tone nail design


Pink, white, and mauve in a geometric pattern will surely turn heads in a modern-but-chic type way.

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Slanted Metallic and Pink French

Split-tone diagonal metallic and baby pink nail design


The French manicure has taken many more modern iterations as of late, including this pink slanted French design.

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Pink Hearts and Swirls

This romantic design is both bold and simple, pairing a nude base with detailed pink swirls and hearts over the top.

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Pastel Shades of Pink

Multi-tone pink manicure


Can't choose your favorite shade? Grab all your favorite pinks and paint one color on each nail for this ombré-adjacent style. Bonus points if you include a pop of white.

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Baby Pink and Bold Stripes

A simple, classic light pink manicure is kicked up a notch with these boldly painted stripes.

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Pink Neutrals

Multicolored neutral nails with pink undertones


The right shade of pink can definitely work like a neutral. We love how the baby pink shown on one nail here pairs with neutrals with rosy undertones.

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Baby Pink With Red Heart Tips

Who says hearts are only for Valentine's Day? Wear a romantic mani all year long with this pink-based, heart-tipped look.

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Pink Galaxy

Pink glittery ombre nail design


In some alternate universe, we hope the starry sky is pink rather than black. This manicure lets you embrace all the celestial vibes while seeing the world with rose-colored glasses.

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Neon Pink Gradient

Model with green eyeshadow holds bright pink multi-toned manicure to face


Gradient nails are the perfect way to wear multiple shades of your favorite color. This one focuses on bright and joyful pinks, with a single green nail to coordinate with the model's eyeshadow.

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Pink Geode

Pink geode almond-shaped nail design


Crystal lovers, rejoice. This marbled pink and white geode-inspired nail art is swoon-worthy.

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Pink and Pastel Swirls

Light pink nails with multicolored pastel swirls


With a neutral pink base, these multicolored pastel swirl details pop for a fun look that's perfect for spring.

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Ombré Pink With Specks of Gold

Ombre rose-toned nude nails with gold glitter


You can never go wrong with perfectly placed gold foil, which adds the perfect amount of sparkle to this rose-toned ombré.

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Pink Logomania

Pale pink Dior letters nail design with flower accent on clear background


Whether you're a Dior addict or a Supreme queen, you can easily rep your favorite luxury brand on your nails in shades of pink.

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Pearly Pink

Simple, rounded, and with just the right amount of shine, these pearlescent nails will go with any look.

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Reverse Pink-on-Pink French

Dark and light pink alternating French manicure


Break the rules and take a fun spin on a French manicure with this alternating light and dark pink twist.

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Pink With a Touch of Sparkle

Never say no to sparkle. Never. By keeping the glitter to the side of two accent nails, this one keeps it simple while still elevating a pastel pink mani.

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Tie Dye Pink and White

Dark pink and white splotchy nail design


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.

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Pink With Small Gold and White Stars

Pink-toned nude nails with gold and white stars


This mani will not only have you seeing stars—you'll look and feel like one, too.

When DIY-ing this style, try gold nail sticker stars to get a perfect star shape.

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Pink Flamingo Nails

Pale pink nails with flamingo design in center cuticle


Nothing says summer (or vacation) like a manicure inspired by your favorite pool float.

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Leopard, Foil, and Pink

Gold leopard print nails with pale pink base


Another take on a pink and leopard scheme, this bold black and gold foil leopard print sits perfectly atop a baby pink base.

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Light Pink With Metal Moon

light pink nails with moon charm


One simple accent can take your mani to a whole new level. A charm is like jewelry for your nails, and we love how this moon pops against the simple pink polish.

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Pretty Polka Dots

pink nails with polka dots


Polka dots are always a good idea—especially when they're this cute. Alternate dotted nails with solid ones for a balanced look.

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Subtle Pink Outline and Shimmer

Subtle hot pink French manicure with pale shimmery pink at cuticle


A thin, hot pink tip and a shimmery outline around the cuticle make a subtle statement.

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Pink With Subtle White Curve

Light pink nails with white outline half moon design at tip


When it comes to nail art, sometimes, less is more. Case in point? This look.

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Pink Tortoiseshell

This design puts a bold twist on a classic pattern, creating a tortoiseshell pattern in pink, rather than the traditional brown.

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Rose Quartz

Rose quartz stone pink nail design


Gemstone inspired nails are all the rage, and with this pink and white pairing, it's like having real rose quartz on your nails.

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Two Pink Tones

Dark and medium pink two-tone nails


If five different shades of pink (gradient nails) feel a bit too busy for you, try using just two shades, alternating nails, or painting two in a row the same shade.

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Pink and Purple Clouds

Pink and purple cloud nail design on white background


Call it tie-dye, clouds, or geode-inspired. Whatever it is, we're so here for it.

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Neon Pink With Yellow

Neon pink manicure with orange pinky accent nail


Neon pink nails are an easy way to make a statement. Bonus points if you match your eyeliner to your nails.

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Metallic Pink

This high-shine lacquer looks stellar with the sweetest touch of pink crystals.

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Pink Ombré

Pink and nude are the natural-looking way to achieve an elevated ombré.

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Sheer Pink

If saturated shades just aren't your style, opt for a lovely, sheer pink that almost looks like your natural nail.

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Hot Pink

The mani of Regina George's dreams, we love how this bright shade is sure to pop against any skin tone.

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Just Peachy

Peachy pink manicure


Peach dreams are made of these. Sometimes, all you need is one pastel shade to make a statement.

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Negative Space Half-Moons

Pastel pink nail design with negative space clear half moons


Negative space manicures still seem to be the nail art look du jour (and we can't complain).

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Pink Heart Statement Finger

Pale pink nails with three-heart design on clear accent nail


Valentine's Day or not, we love these chic little hearts.

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Barely There Pink

Ultra-pale pink nails holding Olive & June polish bottle


Olive & June's Nail Polish in TT ($9) is one of team Byrdie's favorite shades of all time, perfectly matching the brand's fan-favorite Cuticle Serum ($30).

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Peachy Keen

Peachy pink nails with peach fruit design


Whether you're more into the fruit or the emoji, you can't go wrong with these peach-inspired nails.

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Peachy Meets Bold

Between the creamy, peachy base and the bold floral art—what's not to love?

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Pinky Nudes

Pink-toned neutral gradient manicure


The perfect manicure to match your favorite rose-toned nude lipstick, we love how this neutral gradient creates subtle interest.

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Pink Sunrise

This fabulous design utilizes a rich pink background with a red "sun" rising over each nail.

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Classic Gradient Pink

The gradient style is almost like ombré, but instead of the hues changing on each nail, here each nail gets its own color.

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Pink Lemonade

What better way to signal the start of summer with pink lemonade-inspired nails? Here, a pretty pink base gets topped with thin slivers of lemon slices and bold yellow arcs. The result is sweet but still sophisticated.

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