45 Simple Spring Nail Designs For Your Next Manicure

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Are you ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring? We sure are! 

And what better way to welcome the new season than with a fresh set of simple spring nails? After months of dark and moody hues, it’s time to switch things up and embrace the bright and playful colors of this season.

Maybe you’re tired of the same old nail designs or simply looking to refresh your look. Whatever your reason may be, we’ve got you covered.

With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with new colors, patterns, and styles. From pastels to neons, from florals to polka dots, there’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to spring nail designs.

So whether you’re looking for a subtle and understated look or something bold and daring, we’ve got you covered.

Get ready to embrace the season and take your nails to the next level with these 45 simple spring nail designs.

45 Simple Spring Nail Ideas

1. Spring Nails With Diagonal Tips

A closeup of a woman's short fingernail with a nude nail polish that has multicolored nail tips in diagonals
Image courtesy of @tiptoenailstudio1

Decorate short nails with spring colors by painting them diagonally on your nail tips. It’s a creative way to say you love color but want to keep things simple too. 

2. Lavender Nails

A closeup of a woman's oval shaped fingernails with a lavender nail polish that has lavender flowers
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

We love how the lavender nail polish goes well with the oval nail shape. It just looks so delicate and feminine! Paint three nails with lavender flowers for an elegant touch.

3. Green Nails and Daisies

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a green nail polish that has classic floral design
Image courtesy of @x.thenailstudio

For a classy floral spring manicure, use this design as an inspiration. The calming green color and classic floral design will never go out of style.

4. Colorful Swirly French Tips

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has multicolored swirls on nail tips
Image courtesy of @nails.bylynsey

If you love French manicures, make yours a bit quirky by painting swirls on your nail tips using different pastel colors. To bring out the colors, use a base coat in a neutral shade.

5. Speckles and Butterfly Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has various colored flakes and butterflies on the nail tips
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Are you a fan of French manicures? If you want a spring nail design that is barely there but yet still noticeable, try using various colored flakes and adding subtle butterflies to your nail tips.

6. Tiny Flowers on White Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy nude nail polish that has white tips and tiny flowers nail designs
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

These pretty spring acrylic nails take the French mani to another level. We love how adding tiny flowers using different colors can transform a simple look.

7. Floral Pastel Nails 

A woman's fingernails with pastel blue, pink, and purple nails that has decorated floral accent nails with pearl rhinestones
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

If you’re looking for spring nails in a coffin shape for your next manicure, you may want to copy this one.

The pastel blue, pink, and purple nails aren’t just pretty to look at, but we also love the decorated floral accent nails with pearl rhinestones.

8. Pinks, Florals, and Green French Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has white-and-yellow flowers and green-colored French tips
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Paint your nails in nude-colored polish and decorate them with white-and-yellow flowers and green-colored French tips for a classy spring nail design.

9. Cotton Candy Pearls

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has pastel colors of blue, purple, and pink for the French tips and tiny pearls
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

This cute spring acrylic nail design uses dreamy pastel colors of blue, purple, and pink for the French tips. We also love the stiletto nail shape and the addition of tiny pearls that adds a touch of elegance.

10. Smiling Flowers

A woman's fingernails with a white nail polish on the other hand and nude nails on the other that has smiley flowers on the nude nails
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

Get ready for spring with a simple yet stunning nail design that combines neutral shades with a playful twist. Paint the nails on one hand with white nail polish and paint smiley flowers on the other. 

This beautiful and cheerful manicure is guaranteed to brighten your day!

11. Pistachio Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a pistachio green shade that has tiny flowers to the tips
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

Looking for the perfect spring acrylic nail idea? Try a soothing and chic pistachio green shade that’s sure to please. Then to embrace the springtime spirit, add delicate and dainty tiny flowers to the tips for an extra touch of charm.

12. Spring Rainbow

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a multicolored pastel nail polish
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

You don’t need to visit your nail artist for this one! These simple and cute spring nails allow you to be creative in putting together a rainbow color palette for a colorful nail design.

13. Outlined Swirls

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has white and green swirly lines
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

The gray undertones of the shades of this mani give it a timeless and sophisticated look. To add a touch of extra flair, incorporate delicate white swirly lines that will make your nails stand out.

14. Sakura Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has cherry blossom art
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

Cherry blossoms are so magical, so why not use them as inspiration for your next mani? Paint your nails with pinkish-nude nail polish and add two accent nails with cherry blossom art for a pretty spring nail look. 

15. Bright Tips and Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has multicolored flowers and French tips
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

You don’t need to paint your whole nails to make them noticeable. You can get people looking at your nails by just using negative space. Just paint flowers and French tips using different bright colors.

16. Black and White Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has black and white flowers
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

No need to use conventional colors for spring. You can greet springtime by using black and white nail polish. Just make sure to use these colors to create florals to suit the season.

17. Spring Wedding

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of clear and light blue nail polish that has white and yellow flowers on clear nails
Image courtesy of @speakeasynails

For a cute spring acrylic nail idea, use white and yellow. It’s simple and chic, and you can wear them to casual and formal events.

18. Tulip Tips

A woman's fingernails with a combination of
clear, pink and yellow nail polish that has tulip nail art on clear nails
Image courtesy of @1999houseofnailsnz

Get creative with stiletto-shaped nails by painting them with tulip nail art, then paint the rest regularly with the same color palette. These are the perfect spring nails for those who want a feminine and chic design.

19. Pastel Color Swirls

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has swirly design in soothing pastel shades
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

It’s amazing how painting each nail with a swirly design in soothing pastel shades can create a trendy, cute, and simple spring nail design.

20. Classic Spring Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has mixing and matching French tips and flower art
Image courtesy of @nailsby_harieva

Using spring colors on acrylic nails can be fun by mixing and matching French tips and flower art to create a unique design.

21. Subtle Rainbow Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has braided rainbow tips and tiny flower accents
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

Chic minimalists will love this look! Braided rainbow tips and tiny flower accents are one way to add subtle flair to your nails.

22. Classic French Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has floral nail art
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

You can create a fresh and modern twist on the classic French tips by adding floral nail art to two nails using yellow and black nail polish. With this playful and stylish twist on a timeless classic, you’ll be able to show off your creativity.

23. Diagonal Swirls

A woman's fingernails with a glossy nude nail polish that has swirls and pastel colors on natural nails
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

For a trendy springtime acrylic nail design, go for swirls and pastel colors on natural nails to create a stylish and colorful look.

24. Floral Tips

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has  tiny flowers on every tip
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Paint tiny flowers on every tip to create a springtime version of the classic French manicure.

25. Unicorn Swirls

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has thin swirls in pink, purple, and blue polish
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Light shades of pink, purple, and blue create a dreamy look. But if you want to add a modern touch, paint thin swirls of each color on each nail.

26. Candy Rainbow

A woman's fingernails with a glossy nude nail polish that has rainbow-inspired diagonal French tips
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

If you’re craving a rainbow-inspired manicure, consider keeping it elegant by painting diagonal French tips in soft and subtle colors. 

This understated approach will make your simple spring nails easy on the eyes while showcasing a playful and vibrant look.

27. Pastel Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with multicolored pastel nail colors that has floral accent nails
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Using pastel colors is one of our favorite ideas for creating cute nail designs. We love the soft shades and the floral accent nails of this mani that give off a fun springtime vibe.

28. Subtle Marble and Sparkles

A woman's fingernails with a combination of matte light blue, purple and white nail polish base that has tiny marble art embellished with rhinestones

If you’re looking for cute spring nail designs for short nails, this one is a great option. We love the shades of the matte nail polish and the addition of tiny marble art embellished with rhinestones.

29. Cherry Blossom Accent

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has white nail tips and painted cherry blossom on select nails

Add spring nail art to your French manicure by getting a beautifully painted cherry blossom accent nail. 

30. Oriental Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a light pink nail polish that has oriental flowers near the tips using bright blue and purple colors

Want to rock a short spring nail design? Paint some oriental flowers near the tips using bright blue and purple colors. It’s a simple way to make your nails look alluring!

31. Cool Spring

A woman's fingernails with pistachio green and icy blue nail polish that has flower art on select nails

A great spring acrylic nail idea is using cool colors like blue and green for a refreshing vibe. We love how the pretty flower art and the pistachio green and icy blue colors work well in this design.

32. Blue Flower Tips

A woman's fingernails with a a light pink nail polish that has a line of blue flowers on nail tips

Add a pop of color to your natural nails by painting a line of blue flowers on your nail tips.

33. Dandelion Art

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of white and bubblegum pink nail polish that has dandelion art using blue, purple, and a darker shade of pink

Bubblegum pink is a sweet color you can use for feminine appeal. Paint one nail white and add dandelion art using blue, purple, and a darker shade of pink to create the perfect pink spring nails this season.

34. Flower Garden

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has various and multicolored flower art on each nail

Transform your nails into a garden by painting each nail with flower art. This will give off some fairy vibes to its wearer!

35. Half Flowers and Blue Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has sky blue for the French tips and purple half-flower decorations on select nails

This is another spring nail trend that uses cool tones. You can any color, but we love how this design used sky blue for the French tips and added purple half-flower decorations.

36. Diagonal Tips and Rainbow Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy nude nail polish that has white French tips and different-colored flowers to each nail

A creative way of doing French tips is by painting them diagonally. Add different-colored flowers to each nail for bright and colorful spring nail art.

37. Nude Ombré Flowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy nude ombré base that has pink and yellow floral accents

These pretty gel nails look elegant with the nude ombré base decorated with floral accents. We recommend wearing them to dressy events and romantic dates.

38. Pretty Flower Accent

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with translucent white nails that has purple and green floral designs

Want to flaunt your favorite flower? Paint it over two translucent white nails. For added detail, consider opting for longer nails that will provide more space to create intricate and delicate floral designs.

39. Bubblegum Pink And Pistachio Green

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with shade of pink and soft green nail color that has minimalist flower accent on select nails

One word for this design: soothing. We love the shade of pink and the soft green color used for the French tips on this design. The minimalist flower accent also creates a refreshing look that we just can’t get enough of.

40. Lavender and Gold

A woman's fingernails with a lavender nail polish base that has diamonds on one nail and a flower design on the other

The lavender color on these simple spring nails is already beautiful. Add glam by putting diamonds on one nail and a flower design on the other.

41. Embossed Flowers

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has multicolored nail tips  and embossed flower accent nails

French tips or florals? Why not get them both? Featuring soft and matte shades, this beautiful manicure features colorful French tips that are elevated with an embossed flower accent nail.

42. Monochromatic Nails

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has rainbow French tips and flowers nail designs

Try spring rainbow French tips on your next mani. How? Just paint each tip of your nails a different color and use the same shade to paint the center of the flowers. Make sure the petals are white to make the manicure look radiant.

43. Cute French Tips

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has yellow, blue, red, and orange French tips

Double-lined French tips create the illusion of longer nails. To achieve this trendy mani, line your yellow, blue, red, and orange French tips with a lighter shade of each color! 

44. Lavender Bluebells

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a purple and white nail polish that has a blue and green floral designs

The purple color embraces the floral hues of the season while the bluebell and foliage art elevates this look, making this mani look fresh all springtime.

45. Capsule Spring Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with different shades of bright nail color that has white outlines

With white outlines surrounding different shades of bright colors, this manicure makes a great spring look you can wear for parties and casual events.

FAQ About Simple Spring Nails

How long do simple nails take?

Simple nails can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of the design and the skill level of the person doing the nails. However, simple nail designs are generally quick and easy to do.

For example, you can a simple French manicure in just a few minutes, while intricate designs like polka dots or stripes may take longer.

The key is to start with clean and well-prepped nails. Also, use quality nail polish and tools to ensure a smooth and even application.

What nail colors look best during spring?

For spring, think of colors that evoke feelings of freshness, new beginnings, and sunshine. Examples are soft pastels like baby blue, lavender, and pale pink. Other great colors are bright neons like hot pink, lime green, and electric blue.

You can also experiment with playful patterns like florals, polka dots, and stripes to add some fun and interest to your nails.

Can you wear dark nail polish in the spring?

While dark nail polish is typically associated with fall and winter, it’s not a hard and fast rule. So if you love a certain dark shade and want to wear it in the spring, go for it!

Just make sure to balance it out with lighter and brighter colors for a fresh and playful look.

For instance, if you want to wear dark burgundy or navy blue, pair it with a light pink or baby blue accent nail to add some contrast and interest.

Alternatively, you can also try a dark base with a bright and bold floral design to add some spring vibes to your nails.

Get Your Spring Nail Designs Ready!

Simple spring nails can add a touch of playfulness and freshness to your overall look.

Whether you’re looking to refresh your nail game or try something new, the spring season is the most amazing time to experiment with different nail designs.

With so many beautiful and easy-to-do designs to choose from, it’s never been easier to switch up your nail game and embrace the beauty of the spring season.

So why not try a simple spring nail design for your next manicure?

Remember, your nails are a canvas, so let your imagination run wild and see what beautiful designs you can come up with.

So don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it!

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  • Shai Urbano

    Shai is a licensed pharmacist with a Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy. She uniquely intertwines her medical expertise with a fervent passion for beauty. With an intrinsic understanding of ingredients and formulation, she's the proud creator of her own line of products designed exclusively for naturally curly hair. Over her four-year writing career, Shai consistently delivers content enriched by her distinct blend of knowledge and enthusiasm.

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