36 Rose Gold Nail Designs That Complement Every Skin Tone

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Stop what you're doing and take a peek at your nails. If you need of a manicure, there's a good chance you already have a color in mind. While nude, pink, and red are classic colors, we can't help but ask you to consider rose gold.

After all, have you seen all the rose gold nail designs floating around the 'gram? Spoiler: We have. And we're here to share what we learned. Ahead you'll find 36 rose gold nail art ideas perfect for those who prefer minimalist manis, as well as those who like to go all out.

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Rose Gold Swatch

Let's kick things off with an easy-to-recreate nail look. All you have to do to DIY this look is to swipe a coat of metallic color across the middle of each nail. Don't forget the topcoat!

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Rose Gold Triangles

Forget about cuticle half moon, this rose-gold manicure makes us go heart-eyed for baseline triangles.

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Rose Gold Glitter

These dip-powder nails show how pretty rose gold and nude pair together.

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Negative Cuticles

If you want to stay true to a fully-rose gold nail look, opt for this single-color mani that adds flair with an arc of negative space at the base of each nail.

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Green and Rose Gold

NYC-based nail studio Paintbox (aka the designers behind this look) refer to this mani as "heaven and earth"—and we couldn't agree more.

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Rose Gold Foil

We love the look of these blush-pink nails topped off with rose gold foil glitter. You too? You better bookmark them.

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Rose Chrome

These chrome-finish rose gold nails made us stop mid-scroll. Aren't they fabulous? When booking your next nail sesh, make sure your manicurist is capable of this dip powder magic.

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Rose Gold and Nude

Glittery rose gold triangles extend into nude tips for a minimalist mani we can't get enough of.

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Rosy Base

These rose gold nails are simple and stunning all at the same time. To create the look yourself, start with a nude base and use a piece of striping tape to section off the bottom quarter of your nail. Fill with metallic rose gold polish et voilà.

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Rose Gold Accent Nails

These nude nails look that much more stylish thanks to rose gold glitter-dipped pinkies and a touch of shimmer on the ring fingers too.

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Holographic Rose Gold

Say hello to a super simple rose gold nail look. All you need to create the look is a roll of holographic rose gold nail striping tape.

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Rose Gold Smiles

We love the designer-meets-emoji approach to these rose gold nails. They're both playful and high-end.

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Rose Quartz Nails

A rose quartz base pairs with rose gold foil for a hippie-chic nail look we're head over heels for.

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Glitter and Stripes

Rose gold glitter and striping tape pair with ballerina-pink polish to create a pretty-in-pink nail look we can't stop staring at.

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Rose Gold Cuticles

If you like to mix metals, this manicure, which features rose gold cuticles and silver glitter tips, will be right in your wheelhouse.

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Rose Gold Tips

You'll be glad to know that this head-turning nail look is easy to DIY. To do so, section off the top half of your nail and fill it in with rose gold polish. Next, use a striping pen to carefully draw a crisp white line a touch below each rosy section.

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Terracotta Glitter

Here, glittery rose gold polish pairs with bright blue lacquer for a high-contrast nail look that screams a summer state of mind.

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Rosy Mismatch

Black, nude, and rose gold pair together for a mixed-finish mani that instantly grabbed our attention.

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Rose Gold Glitter Swoops

Every time we see this gorgeous rose gold manicure, we imagine what it'd look like on our nails.

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Rose gold glitter and crisp white polish pair together for a heavy color-blocked design that leaves a sliver of negative space for a taste of minimalist appeal.

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Dreamy Accents

If you love the idea of rose gold nails but want to rock a nude manicure, consider this idea that's littered with teeny rose gold accents.

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Rose Gold Dots

The beauty of these nude-and-rose gold nails is that thanks to the sliver of space between the cuticle and nude base, they'll grow out without looking messy.

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Rose Quartz French

French manicures are never not in style—especially this year. Here, instead of plain white tips, the person is rocking rose quartz with a rose gold divider.

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Rose Gold Stars

You can never go wrong with a star manicure—especially when rose gold is part of the color palette.

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Rose Gold Glitter

These rose gold glitter nails are likely made with dip powder, so your best bet is to bring this photo as inspo to your next nail appointment.

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Allover Holographic

This holographic shade offers a subtle nod to the rose-gold trend. Utilize a polish in the funky shade or try nail stickers.

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Statement Glitter Nail

This fun look offers myriad designs: there's the rose-gold stars on two nails, an allover glitter rose-gold nail, and a French-tipped glitter nail. It's a great look for the newly engaged, or those wanting to draw attention via a strategically painted statement nail.

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Nude With Glittery Cuticle

This look puts a spin on the traditional French tip, foregoing tips in favor of glittery cuticles, offering a subtle hint of rose gold glitter.

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Rose and Pink Swirls

The varying shades seen on this swirl design look so great together and help provide a nice counterpoint to the rose gold glitter on each nail.

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Neutral Rose Gold

OPI considers this shade a neutral, and we agree. When painted all over the nail, this glittery rose gold polish works with just about any look, day or night. Replicate the look with a couple of coats of OPI Metallic Composition ($20).

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Rose Gold Foil

Rather than paint your nails, you could go the rose gold route via foil, as seen here. Cut out small, subtle designs and adhere them to a nude base coat for a fun look.

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Rose Gold With Pink Contrast

This look is all about contrast. While half the nails are painted with a bold, rose gold chrome, the others are done up in pale pink.

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Mocha With Rose Gold Accents

A mocha shade on square nails gets a dose of glamour, thanks to thin slivers of rose gold glitter polish on the corners of each nail.

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The coffin-shaped trend (wherein nails are shaped like, well, a coffin) gets a dose of femininity thanks to ombré rose gold glitter and a smattering of sequins applied to one nail per hand.

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Glitter Rose

These glittery nails are so high-impact, thanks to a mix of allover sequins and a couple of nails that relegate the glitter to the tip or the base.

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Subtle Sequin Accents

Rather than paint your entire nail with glittery polish, try painting one small portion of each nail with sequins. Here, each nail gets a different design—so the glitter is more subtle than the allover look.

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