50 Colored French Tip Nails for Cute, Classy Looks

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Say goodbye to boring nails! If you love getting French manicures, we have great news for you! Colorful French tip nails are all the rage right now.

A woman's hands with colorful french tip manicures on a blue background.

You have tons of options to match your fashion taste now with a French manicure with colored tips.

Start by switching the classic white polish with other colors for a simple design. But if you’re feeling a little more playful, there are a bunch more designs you can try.

Keep reading and browse through these nail ideas to find your next French tip design!

50 Colored French Tip Nails To Try

Like other beauty and fashion styles, French manicure has greatly evolved. Having colorful French tip nails is now an emerging trend. Check out these beautiful colored French tip nail designs for inspiration!

1. Pink and Orange French Tips

A woman's hands with peach nail polish base that has orange tips and hot pink tips and 3D yellow flowers
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We love these bright and colorful French tips! You don’t have to choose between your two favorite colors with split-color tips like this.

2. Two Tone Blue Tips

A woman's hands with two-toned blue french tip nail design
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Blue French tips on short nails are fun. But you can have an even cooler look by simply using two shades of blue for your nail tips.

3. Mint Tips and Daisy Art

A woman's hands with green and white french tip nails with daisy nail art
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Get creative and match your colored French tip nails with fun art. This design is a great start with simple mint-colored tip nails, a nude polish, and cute daisy art for a cute spring look.

4. Summer Inspired Colorful Tips

a woman's hand on a white background with colorful french tip nails with white flowers on them

Achieve a well-rounded summer look by using different-colored pastel French tip nails paired with very simple flower nail art.

5. Two-Tone Multicolored Tips 

A woman's hands with rainbow colored french tip nails and rings.
Image courtesy of @polishedbykiah

If you want to use as many colors as possible, you can choose multicolored tip nails in two tones each. You can use a brighter or darker shade as a thin lining to make your colored French tip nails pop even more!

6. Elegant Beige

A woman's hands with nude nails, rhinestones, and a ring on them.
Image courtesy of @santi.nail.studio

You can achieve a minimalistic look even with colored French tip nails just like this elegant design. Try this French manicure with glossy beige tips on long matte nails for a more refined look.

7. Three-Color V-Tip French Manicure

A woman's nails with lime green and white V-French tip nails
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Pay homage to the classic white French tips, but make it more fun with dual-colored V-shaped tips on a single-colored base.

8. Chic Black and Glittery Brown

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish base that has black-and-brown-glitter
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Want nails with colored tips but prefer darker colors? You can’t go wrong with this black-and-brown-glitter combo on nude V-shaped French tips. You’ll still get beautiful nails along with plus points for creativity!

9. Green French-Tip Accents

A woman's hand with green and gold french tip on square nails
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Here’s a great idea for square French tip nails with colors. If you find hunter green a little too muted, add an accent of glittery gold lining for a shiny pop of color.

10. Hot Pink With North Star Design

A woman's with pink french tip nails and gold stars on them
Image courtesy of @nails.byabb

Your nails will sparkle with chrome-colored north star–inspired art complete with colorful rhinestones. But the highlight here is, undoubtedly, the hot pink–colored French tip nails.

11. Unforgettable Color Combos

A closeup of a woman's hand with nude nail polish that has sky blue, orange, red, magenta, ochre, dark blue, and green nail designs and tips
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

This design merges two of the hottest nail trends: colored French tips and negative space nail art! Plus, it uses striking a color combination of sky blue, orange, red, magenta, ochre, dark blue, and green, which stand out so well against a nude base.

12. Ethereal Beauty

A woman's hands with purple nail polish base that has lines in chrome gold, celestial elements like stars and crescent moon designs
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Bring a touch of magic and enchantment to your green French tips by lining them with scraggly lines in chrome gold and pairing them with celestial elements like stars and crescent moon designs!

13. Shades of Green

A woman's nails green french tip nails and green polka dots on them
Image courtesy of @1999houseofnailsnz

Here’s for all of you who love the color green. Thanks to the colored French tip nails trend, you won’t have to choose just one shade of green!

14. Glitter French Tips

A woman's hand with silver glitter french tip nails
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If you want more sparkle over colors, use glittery holographic dip powder for your French tips.

15. Thin Pink Tips

A woman's hand with pink french tips and pink cherries on it.
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Play up short nude square nails with thinly lined pink French tips and fun red accents like lipstick kisses, cherries, hearts, and juicy strawberries.

16. Multicolored Pastel Tips

A woman's hands with multi colored pastel french tip nails
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

Pastel can be a year-round theme too! And why settle for just one shade when you can have multicolored French tip nails?

17. Colorful Outlines

A woman's hands with colorful two-toned french tip nails.
Image courtesy of @lamournailsnz

Looking for a two-tone French tip nail design with a fun twist? Use a different color for each tip and add an accent of thinner outlines right below.

18. Summer Vibe Yellow

A woman's hand with short nails and yellow french tip nails
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Match the bright rays of the sun in the summer with pastel yellow French tip nails.

19. Pretty in Pastel

A closeup of a woman's hands with a nude nail polish base that has thicker French tips in very pale pastel colors, shimmery polish and 3D pastel flowers
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Deeper, thicker French tips in very pale pastel colors achieve the rare feat of being dramatic and playful at the same time! Top them off with shimmery polish and line the cuticles with 3D pastel flowers, and you’ve got a mani that’s sure to turn heads.

20. Two-Toned V-Shaped Tips

A closeup of a woman's hands with light pink nail polish that has V-shaped tips with a green-and-blue color combination
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

For a creative way to upgrade your French mani, get V-shaped tips with a green-and-blue color combination! The sleek lines create a minimalist aesthetic, while the saturated hues add a little fun to the overall look.

21. Sweet and Hot Pink Tips

A woman's hands with pink chilis and yellow  bananas french tip nail designs.
Image courtesy of @santi.nail.studio

One hand’s long pale pink oval nails have pastel pink French tips adorned with glittery gold stars and ripe bananas, while the other hand flaunts bolder pink tips embellished with dazzling gold stars and fiery red chilis.

22. Bold Prints and Bright Colors

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish base that French tips feature leopard spots against vivid blues, pinks, greens, and oranges and lined with silver glitter
Image courtesy of @tiptoenailstudio1

Love leopard prints and bright colors? Now you can have both! These French tips feature leopard spots against vivid blues, pinks, greens, and oranges and lined with silver glitter for a hint of sparkle.

23. Colorful Yin and Yang

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish base that has classic yin and yang symbol, using lighter and darker shades of cool and warm hues
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

This French mani puts a colorful twist on the classic yin and yang symbol, using lighter and darker shades of cool and warm hues to achieve a striking, high-contrast look.

24. Tangerine Tips With Cross

A woman's hand with orange french tip nails and cross designs on a pool background
Image courtesy of @getnaileddbybri

Medium almond nude nails glow with brilliant tangerine French tips lavishly ornamented with a gold cross placed at the center.

25. Apricot French Tips

A closeup of a woman's hand with glossy nude nail polish base that has yellow nail tips
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Everything’s just uplifting when you choose this soft, oh-so-pleasant color for your French tips. Top tip: use a clear top coat to complete the look and maintain its clean, fresh appearance.

26. Black French Tips

A woman's hand with short nude nails and black french tips

The simplest yet opulent take on colored French tip nails. Take the basic French manicure technique, but swap the white tips for black polish.

27. Pastel Ombré Tips

A woman's pastel rainbow stripe thin french tip nails.
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

A mix-and-match approach to different colored French tips. It’s best with a nude or clear base, and you can use a wide variety of colors for the tips and the half-moon design near the cuticle of each nail.

28. Half-Moon French Tips

A closeup of a woman's hand with nude nail polish base that has half-moons with red and white polish for a candy cane-inspired mani
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Half-moon nails are all the rage nowadays! For a festive take on the trend, dot the outlines of your half-moons with red and white polish for a candy cane-inspired mani. Then pair them with red French tips to make the design wearable all year round.

29. Split Cow Print Tips

A closeup of a woman's hand with nude nail polish base that has blue, yellow, green, and pink pastels cow print in split french tips
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Split French tips? Sophisticated. Cow print? Quirky. Blue, yellow, green, and pink pastels? Playful. Bring all these elements together to get a seriously unique and totally fun mani.

30. Sunset-Streaked Tips

A woman with light nude nails designed with yellow and orange combination for the tips
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Capture the magic of sunset with a colored French manicure design. These short square nails, bathed in light nude, feature light yellow tips that are adorned with swirls of orange and a darker yellow.

31. Effortless Glam

A closeup of a woman's hands with light pink nail polish base that has a hot pink and silver glitter polish on v-shaped tips
Image courtesy of @sdsnailsandbeauty_x

Want to try your hand at French tips? Get started the right way with this easy-to-do, ultra-glam manicure. Use a thin brush and hot pink and silver glitter polish to recreate these sleek V-shaped tips.

32. Matte Green Frenchies

A woman's hands with matte nude nails with matte green french tips
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Elegant and understated, these long square nails are painted with a matte peach base that ends in a soft matte green French tip. Clean lines and neutral tones allowed the unique color combination to shine through.

33. Butterflies in Earthy Tones

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish that has butterfly tips
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

No need to stick to solid colors for your tips; you can go for intricate nail art too! These awe-inspiring butterfly tips, for instance, showcase intricate detailing with a palette of earthy colors that take your breath away.

34. Blue French Tips

A woman's hands with short nude nails with blue french tip design
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

These blue French tips on short nails are another simple take for your nails all year round.

35. Retro Colored French Tips

A woman's nails with bright orange and pink freehand curve designs on tips
Image courtesy of @santi.nail.studio

If you’re a big fan of anything retro, here’s something you MUST try! Use bright shades of pink and orange and apply them with freehand curves to achieve this groovy look.

36. Mixed Prints on Colorful Tips

A woman's hands with colorful nail french tips and mixed designs such as Leopard prints, fruits, and flowers
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

Leopard prints, fruits, flowers — you can have it all on your nails! If you want to go big on prints, it’s another idea to try for colored French tip nails.

37. Rainbow Tie-Dye

A woman's hand with rainbow tie-dye themed french tip nails
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Get groovy with long pale-peach square nails jazzed up in fabulously funky tie-dyed French tips that showcase every color of the rainbow.

38. Color Chaos

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish that has cool and warm hues in the swirly lines french tips
Image courtesy of @valenciabeautynails

They say there’s beauty in chaos, and the clash of cool and warm hues in the swirly lines of these bright and beautiful French tips proves the old adage right.

39. Fun Turquoise

A closeup of a woman's hand with white smiley faces, wavy lines, sparkling stars, and checkered patterns against a turquoise chrome background
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Want to go all out on your tips with a fun assortment of designs? No problem; you can get white smiley faces, wavy lines, sparkling stars, and checkered patterns against a turquoise chrome background for a busy yet balanced look.

40. Vibrant Croc Print

A closeup of a woman's hands with a nude nail polish base that has neon and pastel hues on crocodile prints and two or three tiny rhinestones
Image courtesy of @getnaileddbybri

Neon and pastel hues on crocodile prints for a wild and exciting French mani? Genius! Make sure to place two or three tiny rhinestones on each of your nails to kick the glam up a notch.

41. Sunset Gradient

A woman's nails with shades of orange french tip design
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Experience the beauty of the sunset by having these square French tip nail colors. 

The short square nails, bathed in a soft pink hue, feature thin French tips and an orange color gradient, with each nail cascading from dark orange to light.

42. Shades of Pink

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish base  that has different shades of pink on nail tips
Image courtesy of @getnaileddbybri

Can’t settle on a single shade of pink? Get ’em all! Pale pink, cotton candy pink, hot pink, and deep pink all get to enjoy the spotlight in this dressed-up French manicure.

43. Black Heart Tips

A closeup of a woman's hands with glossy nude nail polish that has black heart-shaped tips
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Jet black heart-shaped tips add a touch of romance to medium soft peach almond nails, magnificently topped by a transparent high-gloss finish.

44. Sparkly Pink

A closeup of a woman's hands with peach nail polish base  that has aby pink tips outlined with pink glitter
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Here’s a unique and sparkly approach to French tip nails. You’ll certainly love these baby pink tips outlined with pink glitter for a subtle shine.

45. Leopard Print

A closeup of a woman's hands with muted beige nail polish that has a leopard print
Image courtesy of @spellbound.nailartistry

Leopard print gets a bad rap for being tacky. But use it on a French mani and pair it with a muted beige color, and you’ll be surprised at how tasteful and sophisticated it looks.

46. Nude, Robin’s Egg, White, and Gold Abstract Patterns

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish base that has nude, white, Robin’s egg blue, and gold glitter polish
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Both elegant and playful, these chic abstract French tips feature exquisite freehand art painted with nude, white, Robin’s egg blue, and gold glitter polish.

47. Bandana-Inspired Tips

A woman's nails with purple and pink bandana designs on tips
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Bandana designs are very hip — no doubt — and you can sport it to spice up your colored French tip nails game too!

48. Classic French With Silver Lining

A woman's hands with natural pink nail color and has white and silver french tips
Image courtesy of @nailsbyrebecca__

A touch of sterling silver elegantly traces the inner edges of these graceful medium nude almond nails tipped in traditional clean white.

49. Yuletide Claws

A woman's nails are decorated with red, green, and white designs.
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Joyful holiday spirit comes alive on these long peach square nails with playful color block swirls in white, red, and green on the tips and Christmas accents like string lights, snowflakes, gingerbread men, and candy canes.

50. Berries and Skies

Short squoval nails with light blue and light pink tips decorated with clouds, dots, flowers, and berries
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

This French manicure with colored tips is a visual feast. 

The short squoval nails painted in nude feature tips alternating between light blue and pink, each decorated with whimsical clouds, flowers, dots, or berries.

Get Creative With Colorful French Tip Nails

As much as we love the clean and timeless French manicure, there’s no harm in making things more exciting with a splash of colors.

You can take the basics of French manicures and use block colors to change the usual white French nail tip or use all the rainbow colors for multicolored French tip nails.

Whatever style you choose, the most important thing is to have fun with it!

A woman's nails with multi-colored rainbow ombre french tip design

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  • Nicole Serrano

    Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and four years of experience as a freelance writer and editor. Since her college days, she’s been obsessed with all things makeup, fashion, and hair care with a particular fondness for ’70s and ’90s trends.