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White nail designs aren’t our go-to. You'll usually find us diving nails first into the hot pink polish.
But sometimes, white nail designs surprise us (in a good way).
In fact, we’ve managed to put together a list of 22 times white nail designs have pleasantly shocked us. Take a look and let us know what your favorite design is.
1. White swirls
White nail designs can be funky, too. These claws prove it.
2. Wish upon a star
Why stop at white acrylic when you can have glitter, too?
3. Textured art
Whether you want to paint on noses and lips or stars and hearts, textured white nails are absolutely stunning.
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4. Wavy, baby
We’re busting out the white gel polish and getting wavy, baby. Care to join?
5. Flipped reverse french
Nude and white, black and white, pink and white — this look would be amazing with any color combo.
6. Textured swerves
You know we love texture, and you know we love swerves. Put the two together, and you have us hooked.
7. Hidden faces
Not only do we love this art-inspired, textured white nail design — but we’re also digging the random gold accents.
8. White on white cow print
We’re fans of cow print nails in any color — white, pink, rainbow, green, whatever.
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9. 3d white flowers
First off, this white to nude ombre is perfect. Second off, those 3d flowers are also perfect. That makes this white nail design doubly perfect.
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10. Barely there white outlines
We're going to skip the traditional French tips for now. We’re good here.
11. Halfway frenchies
Trust us — the whole French tip is not necessary.
12. Negative space frenchies
You don’t need to do a lot to your design to create something special.
13. V tips
We couldn’t share a list of white nail designs with you and not mention classic white v tips.
14. White and gold
White and gold is one of our favorite color combos. It’s sophisticated and looks absolutely glamorous.
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15. White box tips
Simple and stunning. What more could you ask for?
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16. White and gold swerves
The longer, the better. Especially when we’re working with gold and white nails.
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17. Classic ombre
Here’s another classic white to nude ombre, but with some beautiful butterflies to go with it.
18. Abstract white nails
A few strategically placed swerves and you got yourself some abstract nails. Congrats.
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19. Black and white and negative space
There are endless ways to play with negative space, and black polish is the perfect way to enhance your design.
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20. Winter blowout
A winter storm — but make it nails.
21. White clouds
Perfectly painted white clouds on a perfect nude base. Stunning.
22. Milky white
Is this a cup of milk or a set of milky white nails? We can’t tell.
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