12 Impossibly Pretty, Spring-Ready Nail Designs

Updated 03/26/18

This past weekend served as a glorious reminder of our love for St. Patrick's Day. But the adoration runs far deeper than green dress codes, Shamrock Shakes, or abundant cheers-ing. In fact, it's the onset of spring (the holiday just always feels like the unofficial inauguration) that truly makes the day feel, well, lucky. And finally, as of yesterday, the season of showers and flowers has officially arrived. Thus, bring on the spring nail designs.

And while dreamy temperatures and skin-warming rays may still be lagging behind the spring equinox, we're ahead of the game where spring nail designs are concerned. So much so that we've already handpicked 12 stunning options we think you'll spring for. (So sorry—just had to.) Excited? Keep scrolling for 12 of the prettiest spring nail designs we've ever laid eyes on.

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The most playful in the bunch, this ladybug-inspired manicure is at the top of our wish list when it comes to inspiring spring nail designs.

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We're still (very happily) riding the mermaid wave, and this tonal turquoise manicure—complete with scale-inspired foil pieces—couldn't have us more in the mood for a dip.

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Between the classic appeal of the vintage almond shape and the bohemian, primary-hued florals, we're 100% smitten with this spring look. 

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Not into the look of an entire bouquet just above your cuticles? Instead, try a cheery sunflower or two. Paired with a perfectly nude base, it's still playful enough to feel natural for spring.

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Okay, so maybe we're still on a high from St. Patrick's Day, but we can't help swoon at the enchanting look of rainbows and a subtle dusting of silver (not gold) to accent. 

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Paired with a bright hit of robin's-egg blue in the background, even just a few mini cacti can fuel our spring fever.

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For the mani lovers who struggle to make a decision once in the salon seat, this one's for you. Next time you can't choose between a pineapple or hot-pink flamingo? Sample an accent nail of each.

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There's something that feels so refreshingly spring about a nail design pairing a pure pop of lemon with a wash of powder blue. Plus, we love how the geometric zigzag looks kind of like a lightning bolt. April showers, right?

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Typically we would associate a metallic finish and a satiny shade of shell with fall or winter, but paired with the daintiest branches of cherry blossoms, they create a juxtaposition that's just right for spring.

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If you're looking for a spring nail design that's not overly ostentatious but is still a touch whimsical, an accent nail complete with palm leaves fits the bill. 

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For a true triple-threat spring nail design, this demure look has you covered: bubbles, pastels, and an alternating color scheme to add even more intrigue.

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For a rosy disposition this season, we highly recommend not only wearing a Rose Quartz hue on your tips, but an actual rose as well. As an accent on just one finger, it's far from fussy.

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