24 gorgeous ombre nails you have to copy for yourself

green horizontal ombre nails

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. 🌊

Recreate This Look: Etiquette First + Encouragemint + Baby Boo + Halo

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.

    Keep Learning: What is color changing nail polish?

    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.

    See More Looks: 15 cow print nails that’ll seriously make you moo

    5. Purple to pink ombre

    This pastel ombre is giving us all the pastel feels. We absolutely adore a subtle purple to pink transition. 💜

    Recreate This Look: Rural St. Pink + D’Lilac

    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

    Get The Pink: Fun & Flirty

    7. Ombre and v-tips

    We love seeing multiple patterns on one set of nails. This ombre/v-tip combo is stunning.

    See More Looks: 9 brown nails that aren’t boring at all 

    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. 💙

    See More Looks: 11 blue nails we can’t get over

    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.

    Get The Glitter: Blue Fin

    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. 

    Recreate This Look: Gimme A Beat + Rural St. Pink + D’ Lilac + Cotton Kisses ⠀⠀⠀

    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.

    See More Looks: 14 black nail designs that’ll make you really happy

    13. Horizontal and vertical orange ombre

    Why choose between a horizontal and vertical ombre when you can have both at the same time?

    See More Looks: 11 examples of orange nails we’re crushing on

    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).

    See More Link: 9 crazy cute coffin nails with rhinestones

    17. Classic ombre with bigger bling

    What can we say… we like our bling big.

    Shop Our Nudes: Cover Acrylic Powder

    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. 

    See More Look: 11 nude nails you can’t help but love 

    19. Coral ombre

    It’s time for pink to sit on the sidelines for a bit. This coral horizontal ombre is an absolute stunner.

    Mix colors together to get this ombre: Caliente + Egyptian Goddess + Sunny Daze

    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.

    See More Looks: 10 flame nails that are hotter than hot

    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.

    See More Looks: 16 of our favorite nail color ideas

    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. 🌈

    See More Looks: 12 green nail designs we’re totally digging right now