4 Nail-Art Trends to Try This Spring

  • With spring around the corner, manicurists are predicting some nail-art trends you'll see everywhere.
  • The latest designs include everything from easy DIY nail art to more intricate, acrylic-focused styles.
  • Get inspiration for mismatched manicures, colorful "skittle" fingertips, and more.

The arrival of a new season always presents a good excuse to try new beauty trends — like spring nail ideas. If you haven't already added some of the season's most popular polish colors and nail-art ideas to your seasonal mood board, we have plenty of inspiration to help you get started. From cute spring nail-art designs you can do yourself to more intricate styles that are made just for acrylic nails, you'll find something that fits your style.

"The spring always brings a welcome feeling of optimism," Nadine Abramcyk, cofounder of Tenoverten, tells POPSUGAR. This year, we've been served a ton of fresh inspiration from New York Fashion Week and TV shows like "Euphoria," which all have a role in what sticks for spring. "Fashion plays a big part in the creative and beauty world, and so far I'm seeing a lot of colorful designs and unique textures," says celebrity manicurist Queenie Nguyen.

While cooler months have gained a reputation for bringing on darker nail colors, last season's manicure trends featured art-inspired designs and lots of gold detailing; French manicures have also continued to hold strong. The latest trends for warmer months include everything from barely-there nail designs to maximalist styles like mismatched nails.

No matter what you're looking for, there's a cute spring nail trend out there for you. Ahead, we've asked three manicurists to break down the manicures worth trying.

Additional reporting by Danielle Jackson

Spring 2022 Nail Ideas: Pastel Skittle Nails

Colorful nails are always in for spring, but this year, the more color, the merrier. That's why pastel skittle nails will be huge. "This trend is very easy to DIY and you can rock many colors at once," says Nguyen. Abramcyk adds, "Pastels are a great way to tap into color in a softer way, and we always see our customers gravitate towards these shades as the season changes."

Spring 2022 Nail Ideas: Wavy Lines

If you love abstract designs, the wavy-line nail-art trend is right up your alley. "Fun pastel and neon colors accompanied by wavy designs will be popular," says Molly Romah, lead nail technician at Chillhouse. Think ocean waves or sunbeams — this trend will immediately get you in the mood for the warmer temperatures ahead.

Spring 2022 Nail Ideas: Mismatched Nail Art

This season is all about more color — and the same rule applies to nail art. "Why rock one design when you can mix and match multiple patterns on each fingernail?" says Nguyen.

Spring 2022 Nail Ideas: Barely-There Nail Art

While we love a good maximalist beauty look — especially when it comes to our manicures — we've been seeing celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Lana Condor pull back when it comes to their nail-art designs. "Barely-there-nails, or naked nails, are trending everywhere right now," says Abramcyk.