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White and Gold Nails Strike a Perfect Balance Between Minimal and Bold

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If you're looking for new ways to switch up your nail look but can't decide whether you want to move forward with a minimalist white mani or a bold gold nail look, we're here to help. According to Instagram searches, white and gold nail designs are growing in popularity by the day—and we understand why. With a hint of bold and demure style, white and gold nails offer the best of both worlds without tying in loads of color. Thinking you might be into a white and gold nail design yourself? Keep scrolling for 26 ways to wear the white and gold nails trend.

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Gold Tear Drops

This pearl-white and gold negative space manicure looks like something off of a roll of vintage wallpaper. Needless to say, we're in love.

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Pearls and Chains

While it's unlikely that you'll be able to DIY these beauties by celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein, you can certainly melt over looking at them.

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White (Pink) and Gold

Here, white, pale pink, and gold combine for a diagonal take on a classic French manicure.

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Gold Glitter Stripes

Don't overthink your white and gold nails. It can be as simple as starting with a white base and topping it off with a single gold glitter stripe down the length of each nail.

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White and Gold Color Block

Here's another way to tie white and gold nail polish into a French manicure design. Opt for a chunky French tip and border it on the bottom with an equally-wide strip of metallic gold.

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Black, White, and Gold

Black and white nail polish combine with metallic gold hardware too create a minimalist mani we can't take our eyes off of.

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Astrology Nails

This matte black mani employs white and gold polish to bring a magical astrology theme to life.

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Split Diagonals

Due to the way the light is hitting this split-diagonal design, you might think it's silver and white, but it's actually created with gold foil.

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Rings Galore

No better way to show off your white and gold manicure than with loads of gold rings to match.

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Gold Glitter Tips

Love the chunky nature of gold-and-white color block nails? This time switch it up with a strip of white on the bottom and gold glitter polish capping the tips.

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Dove White and Metallic Gold

Prefer more of an off-white? This dove-white design coats each nail in subtle color while dotting each cuticle line with a single metallic-gold stud.

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Pops of Black

If purely white and gold nails are too light for your liking, consider this gradient manicure that weaves in pops of black.

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Magic Rocks

This geode nail design isolates white tips with cracks of gold shining through. It's both moody and feminine.

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Gold Accents

If you love the idea of a mismatch mani but want to keep it in the same color palette, consider switching up the shape of your gold accents, as opposed to the shades of your polish.

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Chanel Minimalism

Just because these nails would take a lot of patience to recreate given the small details, doesn't mean we can't spend time staring at them in awe.

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Gold Dots

Start with a sheer wash of white polish on each nail and line the same edge of each with six gold sequins. Use topcoat to secure them in place.

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Brown-Eyed Girl

We love this brown evil eye manicure that weaves in hints of white and gold.

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Dreamy Nails

These cloud nails give us majorly dreamy feels thanks to their fluffy-looking base and light-reflecting gold stars.

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Marble Nails

We love a white and gold marble nail look juxtaposed against pale-pink tips. Très chic.

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Black, White, and Gilded

We don't know about you, but this manicure gives us abstract cow print vibes and we're into it.

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Rose Quartz Nails

Look closely and you'll notice that this crystal-inspired manicure weaves in hints of white and gold.

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Gold Arcs

Start with a white base and use an ultra-thin striping brush to paint slim arcs of gold across each nail. Don't forget topcoat!

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Galaxy Nails

How pretty are these pink, white, and gold galaxy nails? We want to copay them ASAP.

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Champagne Curves

This curvy white-and-gold nail design reminds us of the '70s with a more modern color palette.

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Geometric Gold

These white nails are topped off with black-lined gold accents that give us Cleopatra vibes.

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Half and Half

Can't decide between a basic and bold nail look? This mani features half-French designs paired with solid gold glitter.

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