With the rise of websites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat we got this wave of influencers and celebrities setting new trends. It seems like once every few months there is a new trend to follow. Whether it has something to do with hair colours, fashion or nail designs, it seems like people are ready to follow each and every one of them. Today, we are going to focus on the nail designs trends in particular. There are so many options for nail shapes and colours, that sometimes it might get overwhelming to choose a style to suit you. So, we are going to look through the biggest nail shape trends for 2019 to help you make your choice. Furthermore, we have gathered 100 nail design ideas. So, scroll through our page to find your daily dose of nail art inspiration.
Stunning nail designs trending in 2019
What are the most popular nail shapes and designs?
This year the biggest trends vary. From long stiletto nails to short oval shapes, people choose their nail shape according mostly to their lifestyle. So, what are the trendiest nail shapes for 2019 and how to choose the most suitable one?
1. Squoval nail ideas
Squoval nails are very popular and common amongst women, who are looking for something that is both feminine and easy to maintain. What’s more, it is a very classical look, so it doesn’t need lots of upkeep. It is suitable for people with both long and short fingers and wide and long nail beds. Plus, squoval nails are universally flattering, which is why they are so popular.
Intergalactic squoval nail art
2. Almond shaped nail designs
Almond nails have been on the rise for a few years now and they are not slowing down anytime soon. Very feminine, but with a bit more difficult upkeep. They make up for it, however, because they give the possibility for some quite beautiful drawings. Keep in mind though that you have to have pretty long nails, in order for your manicurist to turn them into almond shaped ones. If they are your own and not acrylic, keep in mind that they might be prone to breakage. They are mostly suitable for people with narrow nail beds.
Beautiful starry almond shape nail design
3. Stiletto / Pointy nail design ideas
When it comes to stiletto nails, they are almost impossible to keep without acrylic or gel reinforcement. Even more so, with their very pointy ends they break quite easily. They are very beautiful, nonetheless. However, if you need to clean your house often, or change your baby diapers, stiletto nails are definitely not for you. To be honest, I don’t know how people text with these nails, but, hey, people are creative. Because of their longness, your manicurist will have lots of space for entire works of art on your nails. So, if you have enough time for going to the salon often and are willing to spend more time texting, these nails are truly stunning.
Abstract stiletto nail designs
4. Coffin shaped nails designs / Ballerina nails
Coffin nails are another popular trend, embraced by none other than Kylie Jenner herself. Whatever goes for stiletto nails, pretty much goes for coffin nails, as well. The only difference being coffin nails can be a bit shorter.
Marble coffin nails are very popular
What are the most popular manicure design ideas?
When it comes to nail polish there are even more options. Not only are there countless different shades and brands of nail polish, there are some quite intricate ways to use them. Manicurists from all over the world have come up with so many genius ideas. From rhinestones, to glitter to drawings, your nail can be a canvas for a true art piece. So, what are the trends when it comes to nail polish?
1. Ombre squoval nails
We have seen this trend with hairstyles. Now, it has invaded the nail designs, as well. Mixing two or more colours and blending them together makes for awesomely stunning results. Don’t be afraid to get creative with colours, too.
Awesome purple ombre on squoval nails
2. Rhinestones – nail designs with diamonds
Rhinestones are very common amongst nail art design trends. Big, small, just a few, or covering the whole nail, people really have taken the whole out-of-the-box thinking thing to task.
Stiletto nails, covered in rhinestones
3. Drawings make for pretty nail designs
Some people want to show off their love for certain characters or objects. So, naturally, they draw them on their nails. With the rise of long stiletto or almond nails, they allow for some very imaginative drawings.
Maleficent – Disney inspired manicure
4. Nails with designs on them – Chrome / Metallic nail polish
There is not a lot to say about this trend, other than, it is simply beautiful. That’s all there is to it. Plus, having your nails “shine bright like a diamond” is awesome!
Shiny coffin nails
5. Matte nail polish – cool nail designs
Matte nail polish has been on the rise for awhile now and is not slowing down. It is beautiful and classy. If you don’t want to have your nails shining, matte is a great option. What’s more, even if you can’t afford buying different matte colours, you can just get a matte top coat, which turns all your favourite nail polishes into matte ones.
Beautiful 3D matte design
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Pink and gold nails
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There is even glow in the dark nail polish
Glitter nail polish is truly breathtaking
Intricate 3D design
Simba – Disney inspired manicure
Princess Jasmine – Disney inspired manicure
Harry Potter glow in the dark nails
Intricate 3D Harry Potter inspired manicure
Floral nail designs
Glow in the dark nail polish
Stunning stiletto nails
Beautiful pedicure design ideas
Marilyn Monroe inspired manicure
Kylie Jenner’s coffin shaped chrome nails
Pink and gold marble nails
Neon ombre nail designs
Stunning super long stiletto nails