47 Gorgeous Purple Nails With Glitter Ideas You Should Try

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Purple is a versatile color, given its wide range of shades. You can find deep, bright, warm, and cool purples. 

As such, it’s an easy color to work with in nail art since there is a purple shade for every skin tone.

A close up photo of a woman's hand with purple glitter nails.

By itself, purple is an elegant and regal color that also can be soft and fun at the same time. Add to that the sparkle of glitter, and you can definitely create incredible, head-turning nail designs that are perfect for everyday wear. 

Looking for inspiration for your next manicure? Check out some of these awe-inspiring ideas for purple nails with glitter that you can try out.

Why Use Purple in Nail Art?

Many love using purple in nail art because it exudes elegance, royalty, mystery, and even power. 

Additionally, purple never goes out of style. Other than the luxurious look it gives you, purple comes in many shades that you can go for. Pastel purples go well in spring, while bright neon purples go well in summer. 

Deep plums are perfect for autumn, while darker, cool-toned purples capture the essence of winter.

Additionally, purple pairs well with neutral tones and colors like nudes, black, white, gray, and silver. It also provides a good base for glitter and nail art to pop.

47 Purple Nails With Glitter Designs to Try

Ready for your sparkly purple manicure? Here are some designs you can try. 

We’ve broken them down into three categories: long, medium-length, and short to help you find the right design for your preferred nail length. 

Long Purple Nails With Glitter

1. Sparkly Lilac Tips

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish base that has purple acrylic nails with glitter
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Fancy purple acrylic nails with glitter but still want a softer, more sophisticated look? Try these tips that alternate between pastel purple and shimmery purple. Blingy but elegant!

2. Pearly Purple Glitter Tips

A woman's hands with nude nail polish that has long acrylic nails with pearly purple tips
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

If you want to go bold, these long acrylic nails with pearly purple tips are for you. The swirly lines and accent nails with purple glitter make it even flashier.

3. Purple Glitter and Transparent Tips

A woman's hand with peach nail polish base that has dark purple glitter and transparent tips
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Dark purple glitter really pops against a light or even a clear base. Add ombré purple glitter tips to one of your acrylic nails with a nude-to-clear ombré base, then make the rest stand out by decorating them with glittery streaks, 3D flowers, and lavender tips. 

4. Purple Marble and Graphic Tips

A closeup of a woman's hand with nude nail polish base that has cute purple glitter nail design such as  hearts, lips, and sparkles
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Want to try a cute purple glitter nail design for long acrylic nails? These beautiful, soft lilac tips outlined with matte glitter and adorned with cute accents like hearts, lips, and sparkles are worth the try.

5. Purple Acrylic Nails with Glitter Accents

A closeup of a woman's hand with nude nail polish that has lilac and deep purple glitter, raised lines and snowflakes
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Play with contrasting purples by pairing lilac and deep purple glitter. Add raised lines and snowflakes to your lilac nails and French tips for stunning results.

6. Bright Purple Nails With Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude nail polish that has heart-shaped lavender cherries and lavender tips and lavender glitter
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Impress your friends with heart-shaped lavender cherries on your accent nails. To make it stand out further, match this delicate design with lavender tips and lavender glitter on the rest of your nails. 

7. Purple and Holo Glitter

A woman's hands with holographic glittery nail polish in different shades of purple
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Holo glitter is always in, and it goes with every color of the rainbow. Try holographic nail polish as a top coat on acrylic nails in different shades of purple.

8. Purple Coffin Nails With Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hand with bare nail base that has a light purple chevron tips and a gold chevron
Image courtesy of @nailsby__tessa

Light purple chevron tips look gorgeous on long coffin nails. Add a gold chevron to add some complementary bling and sparkle.

Medium-Length Purple Nail Designs With Glitter

9. Deep Purple Nails With Silver Glitter 

A closeup of a woman's hands with amethyst purple glitter nails that has glittery silver and white feathery accents
Image courtesy of @spellbound.nailartistry

Give your nails the definition of glam with these classic amethyst purple glitter nails. Pair it with glittery silver and white feathery accents for a nice touch.

10. Black and Purple Glitter Nails

A closeup of a woman's hands with purple glitter nail polish that has red and black flecks
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Express your love for glitter with a nail design that makes it the main focus. Chunky purple glitter nails with red and black flecks are a fun design to show off. 

11. Plum, White, and Gold Glitter 

A closeup of a woman's hand with a short plum nails that has white, plum, and gold glitter streaks
Image courtesy of @tiptoenailstudio1

Short plum nails scream regality and opulence. Step this up even more with accent nails that have white, plum, and gold glitter streaks.

12. Pink and Purple Nails With Glitter 

A closeup of a woman's hands with a combination of purple and pink nail polish that has gold and purple swirls and dark vines on pink nail polish
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

Muted dark purple nails can also pop when combined with pink nails that make a statement. You can make them even more glamorous by adding gold and purple swirls and dark vines on your pink accent nails. 

13. Ombré Purple Nails with Glitter Butterfly

A closeup of a woman's hands with an ombré nails, deep purple base and royal blue glitter that has flower and butterfly designs
Image courtesy of @holliebedsbeauty

Create sparkly periwinkle accent nails by making an ombré with a deep purple base and royal blue glitter. Make things even more whimsical by adding flower and butterfly designs to your other nails.

14. Bright Lilac and Silver 

A closeup of a woman's hands with purple nail polish that has purple watercolor leaves and glitter
Image courtesy of @katessimplynails

Bright colors like lilac and silver can create an interesting and fun color combination for your manicure. Make the silver pop even more by using it on your accent nails with purple watercolor leaves painted on them.

15. Pastel Purple Nails with Glitter 

A closeup of a woman's hands with pastel purple nail polish that has off-white polish and wavy silver glitter lines
Image courtesy of @katessimplynails

Normally, putting lavender and off-white together creates a muted manicure. However, you can also jazz them up for a brighter look. Use off-white polish to make chevron nail tips, and add a bit of pizzazz with wavy silver glitter lines.

16. Shades of Purple With Glitter 

A closeup of a woman's hand with different shades of purple and pink nail polish that has a purple glitter accent nail
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Can’t decide on which shade of purple to use? Paint your nails in different shades of purple and pink, from fuchsia to lavender, for a feminine look. Add a purple glitter accent nail to complete the set.

17. Orchid, Lavender, and Glitter 

A closeup of a woman's hand with a combination of orchid and lavender purple nail polish that has glitter accent nails
Image courtesy of @dips_drinks_diamonds

If you want a design subtly inspired by purple flowers, try a gorgeous combination of orchid and lavender purple. For added glamor, add glitter accent nails with a hint of light purple.

18. Orchid and Turquoise 

A closeup of a woman's hand with orchid nail polish color that has turquoise glitter
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Another way to combine purple with a bright color is by using a glitter top coat. Use a pretty orchid nail polish color as a base to let your shimmery turquoise glitter shine.

19. Indigo, Lavender, and Lilac

A closeup of a woman's hand with different shades of cool-toned purple nail polish that has holo glitter accent nails
Image courtesy of @nailsby__tessa

Cool purple tones provide a good hybrid of sophistication and uniqueness. Use different shades of cool-toned purple on your nails, and get holo glitter accent nails to complete the look.

20. Purple and Silver Glitter Nails

A closeup of a woman's hand with a dark lavender glitter nails that has and silver glitter flakes
Image courtesy of @nailsby__tessa

Darker lavender glitter nails provide an elegant day-to-day look. But you can amp up the style a bit by adding accent nails with a mix of dark purple and silver glitter flakes.

21. Blue-Violet and Scattered Chunky Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hand with dark blue-violet and nude nail polish that has chunky, multicolored glitter
Image courtesy of @nailsby__tessa

When it comes to purple shades, blue-violet is underrated but still gorgeous. Juxtapose your dark blue-violet nails with nude nails that have tips with chunky, multicolored glitter.

22. Purple Glitter Textures 

A woman's hand with a purple nail polish that has glossy, iridescent chrome, glitter, and few flowers
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

Why not try playing with different textures for a fantastic purple nail art design? Combine various types of nail polish finish in one manicure, such as glossy, iridescent chrome, and glitter. Add a few flowers to your accent nails to soften the look.

23. Silver Stars and Purple Tips

A closeup of a woman's hands with white nail polish base that has purple tips, silver stars and lined with silver chrome polish
Image courtesy of @jellybayn_nails

Inspired by the twinkling stars in the heavens? Add some silver stars to your nails. Accompany it with quirky purple tips that are shaped like cloud edges and lined with silver chrome polish.

24. Chrome Purple Squiggles

A closeup of a woman's hand with a nude nail polish base that has funky squiggles in chrome purple glitter polish
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Make a bold statement with your nails that’s sure to get compliments from your friends. Try a nail design using chrome purple glitter polish to paint funky squiggles on a nude base.

25. Bright Monochromatic Purple Glitter Nails 

A closeup of a woman's hands with different shades of bright monochromatic purple nail polish that has glitter on select nails
Image courtesy of @practicallymagic_nailsbeauty

Show off your nails and keep everyone’s attention using a bold, bright monochromatic purple nail theme. Add a glitter nail within the same motif to make things more interesting.

26. Spring Pink and Purple Glitter Nails

A closeup of a woman's hands with a combination of nude, pink and blue nail polish and glitter that has flower designs
Image courtesy of @_iwnails

Juxtapose sparkly pink and purple nails with glitter against flower designs on nude nails. The lavender and baby pink combination makes it look fresh and captivating. 

27. Pastel Blue and Purple Nails With Bling 

A closeup of a woman's hand with pastel blue and purple nail polish base that has glitter and purple rhinestones
Image courtesy of @borcsanails

Pastels with some bling create the right combination of subtle and fun. Add glitter and purple rhinestones to light blue and purple to make the look a little extra.

28. Purple-Tip Nails With Glitter and Silver Accents 

A closeup of a woman's hands with nude and deep purple glitter nail polish base that has a deep purple tips, silver outline and heart accents
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Stun everyone with a play on the classic French tips. Mix in deep purple glitter polish for a sophisticated look. The silver outline and heart accents also lend an elegant touch to this mani.

29. Lavender and Gold

A closeup of a woman's hand with a gold glitter and purple nail polish that has swirls and curls of gold glitter
Image courtesy of @nailsby__tessa

Working with complementary colors like purple and yellow or gold on your nails is always a good idea. On a beautiful lavender base, add swirls and curls of gold glitter.

30. Electric Purple and Hot Pink 

A closeup of a woman's hand with deep electric purple nail polish that has a hot pink glitter
Image courtesy of @maddz4dips

Combine deep electric purple with hot pink glitter to create a bold look that will impress anyone. Glam tip: create glitter ombré with pink and purple on the accent nails to make the look cohesive.

31. Light Purple Y2K Nails

A closeup of a woman's hand with lavender base nail polish that has oversized glitter flakes in different shades of pink, blue, and purple
Image courtesy of @maddz4dips

Embrace the resurgence of the Y2K aesthetic with a more modern look. Go for a glittery lavender base and top them with oversized glitter flakes in different shades of pink, blue, and purple to create a stunning Y2K color scheme.

Short Purple Nails With Glitter

32. Light Purple Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hand with a light purple nail polish base that has glitter and small white heart on select nails
Image courtesy of @nagelistic

Classic light purple nails topped with glitter scream sweet yet elegant. A small white heart painted on one of the nails adds to its cuteness.

33. Lilac and Deep Purple Glitter Curves 

A closeup of a woman's hand with nude nail polish base that has multicolored curved lines using purple glitter, lilac, and white nail polish
Image courtesy of @nailsby_harieva

Simple designs like multicolored curved lines are simple yet elegant. Try them for your next short nail set using purple glitter, lilac, and white nail polish.

34. Plum Purple and Snowflakes

A closeup of a woman's hand with purple glitter nail polish that has wavy diagonal lines and white snowflakes on select nails
Image courtesy of @tiptoenailstudio1

Still longing for winter? Purple glitter nails paired with accent nails adorned with wavy diagonal lines and white snowflakes can bring the spirit of winter to your manicure any time of the year. 

35. Purple and Chunky Holo Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hands with striking violet nails topped with chunky holo and a blue glitter topper
Image courtesy of @holliebedsbeauty

Short nails can also be fun to design, especially when it involves glitter. Try striking violet nails topped with chunky holo and a blue glitter topper.

36. Short Purple Nails With Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hands with muted purple nail polish base that has iridescent glitter
Image courtesy of @holliebedsbeauty

Muted purple nails can make a gorgeous base for iridescent glitter. Bring the fun and funk to your soft and sweet purple manicure by adding a mix of different types and sizes of glitter. 

37. Classic, Dark Purple Nails With Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hand with deep purple shade that has holo glitter
Image courtesy of @sjpolished

There is beauty in simplicity, and this purple nail design with scattered holo glitter proves it. Use a deep purple shade as a base color to let the vibrance of holo glitter come through even more.

38. Purple Holo Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hand with a purple glitter nail polish base
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Do you want to go bolder without going too loud? Try painting holographic purple glitter polish on short square nails to give them a fun pop of color. 

39. Soft Lavender Holo Nails

A closeup of a woman's hand with soft lavender glitter nail polish that has curved lines with white polish
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Holo glitter can also be used on a softer, more sophisticated design. Add a layer of silver holographic polish on pale lilac or lavender nails and draw curved lines with white polish for a more subtle look.

40. Dark Purple and Frosty Chunky Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hands with a combination of purple and silver glitter nail polish
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Step up the glam with this look that exudes rock and royalty. Alternate elegant dark purple nails with some chunky, frosty silver glitter ones. 

41. Pastel Shades of Purple

A closeup of a woman's hand with a pastel purple nail polish that has glitter on select nails
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Instead of going loud with neon purple nails, try pastel purple shades for a more muted look. Add an iridescent top coat on the accent nails for a hint of sparkle. 

42. Chrome Magenta and Purple Glitter

A closeup of a woman's hand with chrome violet nail polish paired that has cooler-toned purple glitter nails, an accent nail with brush strokes in white, silver, and purple.
Image courtesy of @feralnailstx

Stand out and make a statement with chrome violet nails paired with cooler-toned purple glitter nails. Then add an accent nail with brush strokes in white, silver, and purple. This look can definitely turn heads!

43. Spring Purple Glitter Nails

A closeup of a woman's hands with a bright lavender nail polish that has flowers and fun glitter to accent nails
Image courtesy of @leannehaycock_

Want your nails to look spring-ready? Choose a bright lavender color for a manicure that’s perfect for the season. Make it even more interesting by adding charming flowers and fun glitter to your accent nails.

44. Wisteria Flower Glitter Nails 

A closeup of a woman's hands with vibrant purple nail polish that has handpainted flowers along the nail tips
Image courtesy of @nails.byabb

Looking for vibrant purple nail designs? Wisteria purple is a gorgeous shade that you can use along with lilac and lavender. Push the flower theme even more with handpainted flowers along the tips of select nails. 

45. Soft Glam Purple Nails 

A closeup of a woman's hand with a mix of silver glitter and purple nail polish
Image courtesy of @sdsnailsandbeauty_x

Looking for a glamorous look that’s subtle enough for everyday wear? Exude soft glamor by pairing beautiful light purple nails with silver glitter nails.

46. Magenta Glitter Nails 

A closeup of a woman's hand with a light purple base that has a layer of large chunks of magenta glitter
Image courtesy of @maddz4dips

Level up your purple glitter nails by letting the striking bright shades pop more. Add a layer of large chunks of magenta glitter on a light purple base for a fun look.

47. Purple and Holo Ombré Nails

A closeup of a woman's hand with a purple glitter nail polish that has a sparkly holo glitter on select nails
Image courtesy of @maddz4dips

Want some nail designs to wear to a special occasion? Nothing screams “glam” more than sparkly holo glitter. Combine light and deep purples with oversized glitter flakes for a fun mani.

Regal, Versatile, Fun Spring Nails

Purple is a color that can make a statement. Choosing it for your next nail look is an easy way to stand out. 

Some find this regal color intimidating, but it’s quite flexible thanks to its variety of shades. By itself, purple is already a striking color, but by pairing it with glitter, you can make it more fun, glamorous and unique. 

So if you want to impress people with a gorgeous manicure, get inspired by ideas for purple nails with glitter, pick your favorite one, and replicate it at home!

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