Nail art is a fantastic way to let your personality shine – without violating any office dress codes! Stars like Selena Gomez and Lizzo electrify the stage, and when they hold the microphone, you can spot the cute nail designs gracing their digits.

Cute Nails: Pretty & Cute Nail Designs Ideas

Do you want to recreate their look on your hands? You can choose from thousands of cute nail designs and nail art ideas to create a signature manicure that’s perfect for you. Where can you find the ultimate nail ideas? Right here, of course! We have collected dozens of top pretty nail designs to take to the salon or use at your next at-home spa day.

Planning a date night? Maybe you want to look something professional for work? With these cute nail designs, you can look glamorous and let your unique personality shine. Book your nail appointment today or phone a friend for an at-home spa day! No matter the occasion, try one of the 63 cute nail designs below.

1. Whimsy and Nostalgia

To create this playful manicure, start with a nude or a neutral base. Then, let your creative juices soar! Doodle anything from roaring flames to alien faces. The key is choosing a unique nail design for each digit. Just like a snowflake, no two should ever be alike!

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2. Black French Tips

Who says you have to go with dull white for a French tip? The ultra-thin pencil line on this lovely nail design makes it perfect for topping short nails without a lot of growth beyond the flesh. Plus, the vertical line lends a touch of goth without looking like you’re heading to a Marilyn Manson concert.

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@marta.frankov

3. The Picasso Face

Are you an artistic spirit? Why not pay tribute to one of history’s most talented minds with these adorable Picasso-inspired cute nail designs? The orange matte theme adds a stunning visual appeal.

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@asjabondareva

4. Korean Character-Inspired Cute Nails

All aboard! Take a trip to the Far East with this cute nail art. Your colleagues will ask, “What does it say?” and you get to decide if you want to pretend to speak Mandarin!

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@asjabondareva

5. Your Favorite Things

These pretty nail designs will remind you to treat yourself. Adorn your nails with pictures of all your favorite things – ice cream sundaes on the beach and pampering facials.

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@asjabondareva

6. Lines and Dots Pretty Nails

Polka dots evoke memories of retro-chic. The fun geometric shapes interspersed in these minimalist cute nail designs call to mind the 1960s and flirty skirts. You can even top things off with a beehive ‘do.

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@asjabondareva

7. Surprising Swirls

This lovely nail art doesn’t require intricate skills to complete, making it perfect to DIY. It also gives neutral matte nail polish shades a hint of creativity! Best of all, you only need two colors to complete these cute nails.

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@marta.frankov

8. A Burst of Color

You don’t have to paint every nail the same color! Why not get playful on some and keep things smooth on others? For this pretty nail design, you’ll need one bright shade and the ability to draw a box or triangle.

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9. Abstract Flower Petals

These super cute nail designs elevate the standard flower you get at the salon. They introduce an element of geometry to give it a modern art flair. The blend of colors means your digits will match any outfit in your wardrobe.

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@irina_rain

10. Swirling Seas

Ahoy, matey! If you love all things aquatic, you’ll swim out to sea for these pretty nail design ideas! The cool teal and blue with golden highlights complement nearly any skin tone. You’ll want to book a trip to the beach each time you look down.

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@asjabondareva

11. Spring Floral Cute Nails

If old man winter has you down, why not use these pretty nail designs to lift your spirits? Paint a different spring bloom on each tip. Every time you type, you’ll dream about your future garden.

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@asjabondareva

12. A Rose and Thorns

Every rose has its thorn. With this nail art, you’ll remember the duality inherent in nature. Adding in a few words breaks up the design and makes it look elegant.

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@asjabondareva

13. Colors of the ’90s

You’ll love the curved-yet-simple look of these negative-space cute nails, making it another great design to try at home. Use soft, pastel shades with the occasional black lines. This manicure looks equally cute dressed up or down.

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@asjabondareva

14. Goth and Cross

Show your dark side and embrace your inner Madonna with this cute nail art! If you’re going to a concert, this look will fit the bill. Plus, they’re appropriate for work, too.

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@asjabondareva

15. A Hint of Petal

Are you a delicate flower? If so, embrace your inner pixie with these whimsical nail design ideas! You’ll look ready to don your Easter best, even in the middle of winter.

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@asjabondareva

16. Pretty Lemons

What’s sweeter and more adorable than a peach? A lemon, of course! These bright yellow cute nail designs will add a ray of sunshine to the cloudiest day.

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@asjabondareva

17. Eye See You

Even the eye in these cute nail designs is easy to draw – yes, you can DIY! The simple geometric contrasts give this manicure design an intellectual air, too.

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@marta.frankov

18. Herbal Apothecary Cute Nails

Back in the day, before pharmacists chemically synthesized drugs, doctors treated various ailments with herbs. Pay tribute to yesteryear with this unique twist on the classic floral nail art. The cure for what ails you is at your fingertips!

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@asjabondareva

19. Peaks and Speckles

Is it your dream to climb every mountain? If so, pay homage to your goals with this pretty nail art that helps you reach the peak of beauty perfection. Using white nail polish creates the illusion of snow-capped skiing delight.

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@asjabondareva

20. Funky Lines

You can rock this cute manicure design even if you don’t have someone to paint your dummy hand. The simple hints of color bring matte polish to life without a lot of effort.

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@asjabondareva

21. Speckled Egg

You’ll look as adorable as a baby bird with this lovely nail art. Plus, you can easily recreate this design using only two or three colors. Your oval doesn’t have to look perfect – that’s part of the charm of these cute nails!

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@asjabondareva

22. Palette and Peaks

To create this look, imagine you’re a painter spreading dabs of color around your easel. Then, use a white or black nail design pen to add some peaks and speckles. You’ll create elegance without tons of effort.

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@asjabondareva

23. Nature’s Bounty Cute Nails

Flowers and feathers, gemstones and cherries. You’ll find them all in this pretty nail art designed to show you everything the planet has to offer. The detailing can get intricate – head to the salon or phone a friend for your dummy hand.

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@asjabondareva

24. Ganesh Dreams

Do you love the Hindu culture? Pay homage to some of the primary deities and tenets with these flirty and cute nail designs! Every time you look down at your hands, you’ll want to sit in lotus pose.

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@asjabondareva

25. Geometric Cute Nails

You can use a trio or more of colors to set off this blocky nail art look. Hey, it’s okay to combine French tips with completely covered digits. The blocks and swirls tie everything together in this pretty nail design.

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@asjabondareva

26. Haute Couture Pretty Nails

These cute nails look equally at home on a Parisian runway as they do in your office building. They put a stunning twist on the French manicure by adding more colors and elements.

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@asjabondareva

27. Blue Icons

For some reason, these cute nail designs remind you of the icons on a computer screen. They create a biz casual look that you can also dress up a bit. Try this design for simple-yet-elegant glam.

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@asjabondareva

28. Black and Tan Cute Nails

This lovely nail art doesn’t have anything to do with mixing two types of brewski. The classic lines make it perfect for a formal job interview or elegant dinner.

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@asjabondareva

29. Mystic Symbolism

Do you dabble in the occult? You don’t have to be master of the dark arts to rock these cute nail designs! Add a bit of sparkle top polish to represent the starry nighttime sky.

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@asjabondareva

30. A Touch of Gold

To create this look, you’ll start with black and white designs. Then, use the golden nail art pen to give this design some sparkle! Your digits will resemble a high-end shopping boulevard, especially when you add a few rings.

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@marta.frankov

31. Modern Art-Inspired Cute Nails

Do you adore the chunky look of modern art? If so, you’ll flip for these pretty nail designs. You can DIY with a friend or head to the salon for additional color choices – it all depends on the supplies you have.

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@irina_rain

32. Go Green

These cute nail ideas have nothing to do with saving the planet, but they will get you in the mood for an early St. Patrick’s Day! Light and dark green tones contrast with black and white to create a fresh look.

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33. A Color Contrast

To create these cute nail designs, you’ll need four base colors – blue, yellow, white, and black. You’ll also need white and black pens. By keeping the accents simple, you can DIY.

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@irina_rain

34. Pretty in Pink

Summon your inner Molly Ringwald with this flirty-looking cute nail art! The contrast between the matte and shiny shades creates a stunning look. Simple highlights are all you need to pull everything together.

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@irina_rain

35. Desert Saguaro

Do you love all things Arizona? Maybe you’re in a northern climate dreaming of a midwinter’s escape. Get away with these pretty nail designs that won’t prick you!

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@asjabondareva

36. Tequila Sunrise

Paint some of your digits a blend of pink and yellow that reminds you of your favorite tropical beverage. Break up the booziness with a little interstellar action with the alternating white lines and gold triangles.

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@asjabondareva

37. Black Palm Leaf

Do you want to relax on a hammock strung between two palms? Daydream away every time you look at your cute nails, a little taste of vacation at your fingertips!

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@asjabondareva

38. Dots and Triangles

You can DIY these geometric nails to make an impressive statement! You only need basic black and white to work your magic. Alternate triangular designs with dots for tribal-like results!

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39. Belt It up

What goes great with a belted sweater? Belted nails, that’s what! Start with a neutral-but-pretty base, like a light pink or beige. Then, draw a horizontal line topped with a “buckle” in the center.

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40. Patriotic Floral Cute Nails

Who said you have to wait until July 4th to show your American pride? Take the flag’s colors and use them to paint flowers. Unless you’re uber-artistic, you might want to head to the salon for this cute nail art – but the result is worth it!

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@thehangedit

41. Yellow Strawberries

Let’s face it, painting your nails a solid color is easy – but you want some accents! If your best friend has an eye for design, have them paint the elaborate berries on the center nails. You can take care of the rest.

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@thehangedit

42. Cherub of Love

Are you in the mood for Valentine’s Day? Why not head to the salon and have Cupid grace your fingers with these cute nail designs? Everything’s coming up hearts and love!

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@shalneva_nails

43. Simple Cosmo

You can perk up a plain matte polish with some delicate line art. Think flirty, fun female cartoons and New Yorker comics. You don’t have to detail each digit – sometimes less is more.

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@nailsrnd

44. In the Army

You don’t have to wear a uniform to adore these cute nail designs! You’ll need some olive green nail polish and a black accent color. Alternate colors and blend some within one nail.

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@irina_rain

45. Blue Chip Stock

You can wow your uber-conservative boss with a look that fits right into any accounting firm or bank. Though this design is business appropriate, that doesn’t mean that they’re boring! The gentle geometric designs provide just a touch of whimsy.

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@irina_rain

46. Hide and Seek

Are you dressed in camo? Perhaps you’re donning hunter orange to ensure no one mistakes you for a doe. Have the best of both worlds with this cute nail art! Leaving a touch of white space at the sides hides any chips until your next salon visit.

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@irina_rain

47. Masquerade Night

Are you headed to a glitzy costume ball? If so, rock these adorable cute nails! You’ll need a talented friend or a professional to help you get the look just right. Now all you need is a mask!

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@shalneva_nails

48. Yellow and Gold Cute Nails

Do you want to look super glam? Consider this version of the French tip that uses yellow and gold instead of white. This pretty nail art looks spectacular with a little black dress on those elegant evenings.

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@zhenya__borisova

49. Grocery Gig

Who said pineapple only belongs on a pizza? Put some on your nails – along with other items – for this fresh look. For emphasis, paint the other hand mostly black. Warning, looking at your cute nails might make you hungry!

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@nailsrnd

50. The Goldenrod

Don’t worry – this cute nail art won’t make you sneeze! You’ll only need three primary colors for this design. The white flower against the black and gold gives an Asian feel to this finger art.

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@nailsrnd

51. Dandelion and Wheat

The blend of solid colors, geometric shapes, and floral accents make you think of a spa day. You might need to head to one to get the petals just right.

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52. Love and Squiggles

Love doesn’t have to be serious! The best kind is playful and spontaneous, like these cute nail designs! You might be able to DIY some, but you’ll likely need a third hand for the intricate pen work.

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@nailsrnd

53. Pretty Pink Package

Wrap your nails and add a floral bow with this nail art. Different tones of pink create the ribbon, and a black nail pen works the magic.

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@alipova.nail

54. Departure and Arrival

If you could take a vacation, where would you go? The sky’s the limit with these pretty nail designs! Plus, don’t forget the furry friends who wait for you back home.

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@alipova.nail

55. Dark Night Skies

Everyone loves looking up at the stars. Instead of freezing outside, remind yourself of the vast universe with this cute nail art! This design is simple enough to DIY, even on your dummy hand. Plus, black and blue nail polish goes perfectly with any outfit.

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@shalneva_nails

56. Rainy Day Rainbow Cute Nails

When it rains, the water blends sidewalk chalk into colorful smears. Recreate that look on your digits with this design! To start, you’ll need a black nail art pen for the raindrops.

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@shalneva_nails

57. Floral French Tip

Who said a French tip has to come in a solid color? Give your nails a floral crown with these cute nail ideas! You’ll likely need to head to the salon, but if you’re handy with stickers, you can recreate this look at home.

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@shalneva_nails

58. Caution Tape

Do people need to handle you with kid gloves? Give them a warning with these cute nail designs! You’ll need to use stickers – or a very steady hand – to create the caution tape.

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@shalneva_nails

59. Birds of a Feather

Do you and your tribe flock together? Why not head to the salon for girls’ day and show your loyalty with these pretty nail designs? You’ll be the prettiest peacock on the runway with this elegant look.

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@shalneva_nails

60. Windowsill Garden

For this design, you’ll need a matte shade for most of your digits. You’ll also need the services of a pro to create a windowsill garden on your forefinger and thumbs.

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@shalneva_nails

61. Swirled-Up Dreams

Do you want to go wild with your nail pen? These cute nail designs let your inner child go at it. You’ll feel playful every time you glance at your fingers, and your friends will have a blast trying to decipher hidden clues.

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@shalneva_nails

62. Take Me to Your Leader

This futuristic nail design will make you think of intergalactic visitors. If you have a stencil, you can DIY this look effortlessly. The arched black curve creates an exciting contrast to a square-filed tip. Even folks with shorter nails can rock this cute nail design!

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@shalneva_nails

63. Gin and Tonic

Do you prefer shaken or stirred? The olive tones in this cute nail design look right at home with a martini. The sparkling silver calls to mind magical evenings under twinkling fairy lights. Plus, the blocky design makes it easy to recreate this look by yourself.

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@irina_rain

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