Everything You Need to Re-Create the Buzzy Gradient Nail-Art Trend From Instagram
We'll never tire of fun nail-art trends, whether they're nostalgic, hyperrealistic, or incredibly intricate. Still, there's something equally beautiful about the more simplistic designs. Plus, they're way easier to re-create at home.
This is why we absolutely love the gradient nail-art trend (sometimes referred to as the "paint chip" look). Not to be mistaken with an ombré design on each finger, this manicure is made up of five different polish colors on each nail that are all a slightly different shade but still part of the same color family. Once carefully chosen, the colors are painted in an order that resembles a gradient effect across the hands.
The best part about this nail-art trend is that you can actually try it at home, without any fancy tools or needing the patience of a saint. The hardest part is choosing the ideal combination of five nail polish shades that are part of the same color group. It can be both confusing and time-consuming. That's exactly why we've done the hard work for you. We've chosen three of our favorite gradient nail art shade groups (blue, neutral-pink, and orange) and paired each design with five nail polishes, so you can easily re-create the look at home.
Read on to see our favorite manicures and the corresponding polishes to shop.