Skip Nav

Pink Nail Designs: Shopping Recommendations and Inspiration

Pink Nails That Deserve a Spot on Your Mood Board ASAP

Pink Nail Designs: Shopping Recommendations and Inspiration

As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work.

  • Pink is a classic nail color.
  • The shade can be used by itself or as an accent color for nail-art designs.
  • Manicurists break down the different ways to wear pink nail polish and provide color recommendations ahead.

Whether you are a lover of good seasonal nail-art designs or just like to keep your hands in tip-top shape, you can never go wrong with pink nails and designs. Depending on the shade you use, the color can make for a perfect "barely there" manicure, or it can have all eyes in the room on you โ€” either way, its popularity lies primarily in its functionality.

"Pink is such a versatile color," Nadine Abramcyk, founder of Tenoverten, tells POPSUGAR. "It can be chic, feminine, and even edgy. There are so many ways to wear it for all personalities." While the color is very much a classic, there's a pending pop culture moment that may have you seeing pink nails everywhere in the next few months. "The upcoming 'Barbie' movie is having a significant impact on the Barbiecore trend," celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec says. "Even after the movie has premiered, many predict the pink nail trend will stick around for a while."

Pink Nail Ideas

Pink has also been used as the base for other popular nail looks, like Hailey Bieber's glazed-doughnut nails and the beloved '90s supermodel nail that has been seen on the likes of Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Additionally, it plays a key part in a few manicures that you may already know and love. "If you're looking to incorporate more of the color into your nail routine, you can never go wrong with a pink-accented french manicure," Abramcyk says. Not only is the look easy to achieve, whether you opt for any of the more traditional designs like classic or baby french, but you can also always take it a step further and add additional nail-art designs to show more of your personality. The creativity when it comes to pink nails knows no bounds.

Pink Nail Polishes to Shop

If you're now on the hunt for your new favorite pink nail polish (understandable), you're in the right place. Depending on your mood, Kandalec recommends cherry-blossom pinks like CND Nails's Backyard Nuptials ($11), neons like Lights Lacquer's Skip It ($11), and delicate mauves like Chanel's Daydream ($30) nail polishes. Abramcyk recommends the Tenoverten Delancey ($12) polish, a beautiful bright pink that makes for the perfect accent nail art, and its bestselling shade Anne ($12), which is an elegant ballet-slipper pink.

If you still need pink nail inspiration, take a closer look at some of the best pink nail designs that you can re-create ahead.

Latest Beauty