Ombre nails are solely responsible for some of our absolute favorite nail designs.
Horizontal or vertical, single-color or multicolored — ombre is a gorgeous pattern that can be applied to nails in a million and one different ways.
Let’s take a look at 24 of our favorite ombre nail designs now.
1. Blue ombre nails + glitter ombre nails
These claws have us dreaming of beach days with our babes. 🌊
2. Horizontal bright pink to light pink ombre
A horizontal ombre is sometimes referred to as a monochromatic gradient, and it's definitely one of our fave looks (no matter what color it is).
Recreate This Look (From Light To Dark):
Hypnosis Rural St. Pink Pink Tutu Bubble Yum Dress to Impress
3. Ombre nail polish
Another way to achieve an ombre effect on nails is by using ombre nail polish, which is known by many names (thermal, mood, color-changing). This polish changes color based on temperature and creates a natural ombre effect.
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4. Pink and grey tie-dye to nude ombre
Tie-dye nails are super cute, and they look even cuter fading into a nude base.
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5. Purple to pink ombre
This pastel ombre is giving us all the pastel feels. We absolutely adore a subtle purple to pink transition. 💜
6. Hot pink to nude ombre
A hot pink to nude ombre is one of our favorite ombre looks, especially when it’s topped with our velvet matte top coat.
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7. Ombre and v-tips
We love seeing multiple patterns on one set of nails. This ombre/v-tip combo is stunning.
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8. Too Faced Pink
Too Faced Pink is one of our most popular color changing polishes, and it’s pretty obvious why. 😍
9. Matte baby blue to nude ombre
If you haven’t figured it out by now, we love nude ombres. Especially this matte baby blue to nude ombre. 💙
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10. Glitter ombre
A glitter ombre is a lot of fun, and you can play with it in a bunch of ways. We’re really digging this one, in particular, with its heavy cluster at the tip and dramatic fade in the middle.
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11. Multi-colored horizontal ombre
Each nail represents a different shade of one color in a typical horizontal ombre. But this one is different. This set fades from purple to pink to blue in a stunning transitional ombre.
12. Multi-colored glitter ombre tips
When you pick up nail glitter, we recommend looking for a glitter that is made up of a variety of shades and sizes. This will create a textured, 3d effect that looks great with an ombre.
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13. Horizontal and vertical orange ombre
Why choose between a horizontal and vertical ombre when you can have both at the same time?
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15. Another pink horizontal ombre
Sorry, not sorry. If we had enough time, we’d dedicate an entire article to the wonders of a horizontal pink ombre.
Recreate This Look (From Dark To Light):
Head Over Heels Dress to Impress Rural St. Pink Cotton Kisses Hypnosis
16. Classic ombre with bling
Even though we’re obsessed with pink ombres, we can still appreciate a classic nude to white ombre (especially if there are cuticle rhinestones involved).
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17. Classic ombre with bigger bling
What can we say… we like our bling big.
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18. Subtle bling ombre
You may be wondering where the ombre is on this set, and we don’t blame you. It’s pretty subtle, but the cluster of rhinestones at the tip that fade out towards the middle of the nail still technically count as an ombre.
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19. Coral ombre
It’s time for pink to sit on the sidelines for a bit. This coral horizontal ombre is an absolute stunner.
20. Sunset fire ombre
Whether you think this looks more like fire or a sunset, it doesn’t matter. It’s an amazing way to pull off ombre nails.
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21. Tropical sunrise ombre
Now this set definitely looks like a sunrise, and the colorful sky to clear ombre is total perfection. We love everything about it. 🍹
22. Pastel rainbow ombre
This ombre is genius. The only color it’s missing is pink.
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23. Another horizontal pink ombre
Here we go again. But really, it’s worth it. Plus, this one has hearts on the tips.
24. Rainbow tie-dye ombre
We say this a lot, but we really mean it — if you can’t decide between multiple colors or patterns, just do it all. 🌈
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