If you consider yourself a minimalist, nail art can be something that you generally avoid. Shiny and bold nails usually reign supreme in the manicure world. (And it’s no wonder they get a lot of attention since these nails tend to cause drama). On the flip side, there is a strong argument that subtle nail art can create some of the most eye-catching looks of all. Plus, the versatility offered by simple designs isn’t bad either.
Minimalist nail art is all about fine and delicate details. Think: a single line, a small sticker or two (like a heart or a flower) against a bare nail, or barely noticeable white abstract swirls on your nails. It is also a great opportunity to just add the the smallest a pop of color to an otherwise neutral manicure.
And make no mistake, simple doesn’t have to mean boring. Just because these designs are quieter than their bold and bright counterparts doesn’t mean minimalist nail art is a festival of rehearsal. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
If you need proof, just scroll down to see. From colorful negative space to unique turns on French tips, below are 15 minimalist, nail art-worthy looks.