11 Metallic Nail Art Designs to Inspire Your Next Mani

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11 Metallic Nail Art Designs to Inspire Your Next Mani | Metallic nail art is having a moment, and we are here for it! While these nail designs look complex, they're incredibly easy to do yourself at home. In this post, we're sharing a bit of both -- tips and hacks for the perfect DIY metallic manicure, as well as a collection of metallic nail designs to inspire your next salon manicure. From pink, to black, to blue, to red, metallic nails are a great way to add a little bling to your look!

The metallic manicure is having a moment, and whether you prefer soft pastels or bright, vibrant colours, you can have it your way with this glam nail trend. While chrome nails are part of metallic nail art, metallic manicures also feature designs like dainty flowers, melted tips, and celestial-inspired art. It’s one of the simplest ways to elevate both nail art and single-coloured manis alike. Here are 11 metallic nail art designs to inspire your next mani.

How to Create Metallic Nail Art Designs: 3 Tips & Hacks

  1. Choose your colour. The great thing about metallic nails is you can use pretty much any colour. While gold and silver are classic metallic shades, you can place chrome over any colour to get the metallic look.
  2. Chrome is key. If you’re doing metallic nail art designs at home, you’ll need chrome powder to create the metallic look on regular polish. Once you’ve finished your gel manicure, dip a sponge in chrome powder and brush the powder onto your nails.
  3. Use nail art tools. Unless you’re simply swiping chrome powder over your nails, metallic nail art designs require the correct tools. From French manicure stickers, to dotting tools, to striping brushes, nail art tools are a must in your arsenal.

11 Metallic Nail Art Designs to Inspire Your Next Mani

1. Elegant Gold

This intricate, detailed gold chrome design is super elegant and perfect whether you wear gold or silver jewelry. The gold chrome adds an extra layer of texture and dimension to the design that will make your nails a total stand out.

2. Silver Chrome

Chrome nails show no signs of slowing down, and we love how alluring this silver chrome look is. The stunning, metallic finish creates a mirror-like effect that adds some edginess to your nails. Silver chrome nails are a sure way to step up your nail game.

3. Metallic Sky

This metallic nail art design is incredibly stunning. Featuring different iterations of stars, moons, and the sun, it’s a gorgeous celestial-inspired design. Gold chrome works perfectly for this design, and make sure to work with a technician who is experienced in intricate nail art.

4. Chrome Dip Nails

Craving a cool variation of the classic French tip? Try adding metallic polish with a drip effect as opposed to a clear arched line. Show your nail technician this inspo photo, or if you’re trying it yourself at home, you can carefully paint the drips on with a striping brush.

5. Metallic Hearts

These metallic nail art hearts are oh, so cute and darling. While some metallic designs can lean towards the edgier side, hearts add a touch of softness. We love the gold colour, but you could do the hearts in any chrome colour you’d like, from silver to pink to green. The metallic gold tinge pairs perfectly with gold rings like she’s wearing in this photo.

6. Micro Metallic Tips

A trendy combination of micro French tips and metallic nails, this manicure is the epitome of simple glam. The shimmering gold polish instantly catches the light and the micro French tips give your short nails an elongated look. We love how simple and chic this mani looks and it’s incredibly versatile for day to day.

7. Metallic Half Moons

We love this metallic pinky purple hue, and this half moon style is super chic. It strikes the right balance between adding a pop of vibrant colour without going over the top. This design would work for both short and long nails, and in neon colours like this, it’s perfect for warmer months or tropical vacays.

8. Black Metallic Mani

For a super cool and edgy look, this black metallic mani is the way to go. It offers a modern twist on a classic black manicure, adding a sleek shimmer to the timeless shade. It’s effortlessly chic and since you just need black nail polish and chrome powder, you can easily do it yourself at home!

9. Rainbow Chrome Tips

If you love the look of a classic French mani, but want to get creative with colour, this rainbow iteration may be the perfect nail design for you. It’s simple and chic, with a subtle pop of colour at the tips that dazzles when it catches the light. You can match this clean and trendy design with a plethora of different outfits and wear it for a number of festivities.

10. Dainty Flowers

This dainty flower nail design is so incredibly darling. It features the trendy mixed metal trend, with silver chrome flowers and a tiny gold nail gem in the middle of each one. It’s a gorgeous design you can ask for at the nail salon, or try yourself at home with a dotting tool.

11. Yellow Chrome Nails

We love a pastel mixed with chrome and this soft yellow shade is perfect as we head into the warmer months. Yellow isn’t a shade we see often for manicures (to be honest, without the chrome, we don’t love it on its own), but with the metallic tinge is unique and super stylish. You can wear it with mixed metal rings for envy-worthy hands.

There’s no denying metallic nails are one of the best ways to be on trend. Try these nail art designs for your next mani, whether you DIY or head to the salon.

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11 Metallic Nail Art Designs to Inspire Your Next Mani | Metallic nail art is having a moment, and we are here for it! While these nail designs look complex, they're incredibly easy to do yourself at home. In this post, we're sharing a bit of both -- tips and hacks for the perfect DIY metallic manicure, as well as a collection of metallic nail designs to inspire your next salon manicure. From pink, to black, to blue, to red, metallic nails are a great way to add a little bling to your look!

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