Try These 45 Elevated Pink Nail Designs for a Charming Manicure

pink ombre mani

@betina_goldstein 

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

@sundays_studio

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

@oliveandjune

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

@sundays_studio

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

@oliveandjune

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

@betina_goldstein

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

@betina_goldstein

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

@nail_unistella

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

@chillhouse

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

@amyle.nails

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

@betina_goldstein

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

@neonailireland

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

@liquoredandlaquered

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

@lunulanaillab

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

@oliveandjune

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

@charsgelnails_

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

@amyle.nails

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

@amyle.nails

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

@betina_goldstein

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

@drybylondon

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

@amyle.nails

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

@betina_goldstein

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

@nail_unistella

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

@betina_goldstein

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

@oliveandjune

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

@oliveandjune

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

@oliveandjune

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

@oliveandjune

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

@chillhouse

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

@opi

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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