There's nothing wrong with simple. In fact, given the craziness that is going around in the world, simple and easy can be nice and relaxing—nail art included. Sometimes the coolest art isn't the kind with an elaborate decal or a mix of a million different bright colors. No, sometimes the coolest art that we love—and quite possibly need—is the quietest type. Think: negative space, small dots, French tips, fresh colors, glitter accents, and more.
To help you plan for your next nail look, we searched high and low for the best simple nail art ideas. Ahead, you'll discover 20 manicure options that you'll be able to easily DIY from the comfort of your own couch. With the polish colors of your choice, base coat, topcoat, decorating tools, and this list of mani looks, you'll be a bonafide nail pro in no time.
Half and Half
Why paint your full nail when you can create just as much of an impact with half? This burgundy nail art is super easy to recreate, too. Simply use tape to create a sharp stencil to paint against and gently peel it off once the polish dries. Cover your entire nail with topcoat and be on your merry way.
For a head-turning nail look that doesn't require loads of time to create, check out this foil-flecked mani. Paint your nails with a chunky glitter polish like Smith & Cult Glass Souls Nail Polish, which comes in the High Gleam Glitter Set ($25). You'll also get a matching eyeshadow so you can create a monochromatic beauty look from head to fingertips.
Camel and Gold
These camel-colored almond-shaped nails are giving us all the feels. They're simple, stylish, and undoubtedly chic. Best of all, they only require two colors to create. When creating the look, start a centimeter or so away from the cuticle and dot the arc of each color block with a metallic gold dollop of polish.