45 Stunning Acrylic Nail Design to Show Your Personality

Acrylic manicures, dip powder nails, and gel manicures are just a few of the artificial nails designs that women love. Acrylic nails are a form of fake nails that are beloved for their elegance and for how they transform a woman’s hands from boring to brilliant. For women who prefer longer lengths, long acrylic nails allow a woman to have nails that are not only gorgeous and something of envy, but that is also durable.

Acrylic nails are different from dip powder nails and nails created with gel. With dip powder, you place your nail in a powder and then seal the powder with a clear protective polish. A gel manicure is created from a gel substance that is cured under a UV light. However, acrylic nails are achieved through the use of mixing a monomer, which is a liquid, with a polymer, which is a powder. The mixture forms a sort of dough. The dough is then shaped on the nail through the use of a special brush. After the dough is transferred to the nail, it air dries into a form of plastic. Nail polish and designs associated with nail polish are then applied if desired.

1) Black Hearts Designer Nail Design

Acrylic nail art frequently consists of an all-time favorite – hearts. In this design, a single black heart, over clear polish, appears on two fingernails. The remainder of the nails is presented in solid black. The fingernails are filed shortly in a square shape. This look is 100 percent perfect for casual needs.

Black Hearts Designer Nail Design

2) Gold and Pink and Glitter Acrylic Nails

Gold is a favorite color for acrylics, and many colors go well with gold. Two of those colors are white and pink. Here, two nails are displayed in shimmery gold. Two more nails are presented with a white base and a gold arrow design. The remaining nails are painted a soft pink.

Gold and Pink and Glitter Acrylic Nails

3) Aztec Inspired Nail Art Designs

Nail designs are awesome as well as innovative when they include ethnic touches. Here, Aztec culture inspires this nail design. Two nails are depicted in an Aztec print using a light peach for the base with a dark brown for the print. The rest of the nails are painted in solid dark brown.

Aztec Inspired Nail Art Designs

4) Clean and Simple Long Fake Nails

Long acrylic nails filed into a square look great with various colors and designs, but they also look wonderful presented in a natural format. Applying acrylic to nails and then sealing with a clear polish in an easy but attractive look that is appropriate for all occasions, casual to fancy.

Clean and Simple Long Fake Nails

5) Pink and Glitter Long False Nails

Pink is a popular color to place on one’s nails, and one of the best compliments to the color is pink glitter. Here, long nails, filed into a square, have pink polish on half of the nails and pink glitter on the other half. This is another look that can go from casual to fancy with ease.

Pink and Glitter Long False Nails

6) False Nails in a Clear Clean Design

Clear acrylic nails are a look that goes well with everything from casual to work life to dressy. Here, acrylic is applied to nails to make them long and fashionable. The nails are then filed into one of the most popular shapes – square. Clear polish is added for the finishing touch.

False Nails in a Clear Clean Design

7) Beige Oval and Glitter Acrylic Nails Mixture

A favorite pattern for 2018 acrylic nail designs is to mix a solid color with a glitter color within a similar shade. For women who prefer a tone that is perfect for every occasion from casual to dressy, beige goes with everything. Adding a pop of glitter transforms the choice from plain to pizzazz and works well with an oval nail shape.
Beige Oval and Glitter Acrylic Nails Mixture

8) Gold French Tip Acrylic Nails

Nail addicts adore French tips, especially in bold colors such as gold. Coffee colored nails decorated with gold French tips are a perfect combination for a cocktail party or a night out on the town. However, because coffee and gold are colors that go well with everything, this combo also works well for casual wear.

Gold French Tip Acrylic Nails

9) Best Metallic Artificial Nail Designs

Take medium length nails filed into a rounded shape and enliven them with a plain but vibrant color such as a metallic. Here purple metallic covers acrylic with no other polish or adornments. The look is regal and attractive and goes great with a diamond ring.

Best Metallic Artificial Nail Designs

10) Sophisticated Glitter Black Satin Nail Art

There are so many designs that can be done with black polish on acrylics. In this design, the tips of each medium length nail, filed in a rounded shape, are black. On two of the nails a black, glitter triangle pattern is presented that matches the rest of the black.

Sophisticated Glitter Black Satin Nail Art

11) Shades of Taupe and Gold Nail Design

Taupe, on its own, runs the risk of looking rather dull. But that’s not the case when you dress it up with gold. Gold and taupe go well together. In this example, one nail is painted in glittery gold. The rest of the nails are painted in shades of taupe with a line of gold near the cuticle area.

Shades of Taupe and Gold Nail Design

12) Pink with Gold French Tip Acrylic Nails

A regal look reminiscence of Greek style and fashion is long pink nails featuring gold tips. Here, long nails are filed into a skinny square. A matte pink covers the nails and each nail features a shiny gold tip which pairs but that is in sharp contrast to the matte pink.

Pink with Gold French Tip Acrylic Nails

13) Easy Bronze and Beige Nails

A beautiful way to showcase long nails filed in a square shape is to place one color on half of the nails and another color on the rest of the nails. Here, beige covers one-half of the nails while a shiny bronze covers the rest. The look is perfect for women who want to dress up their nails but without a lot of fuss.

Easy Bronze and Beige Nails

14) Almond Acrylic Nails with Gold and Pink

Many colors match pink, and one of them is almond. In this design, nails are long and filed square. The pink colored nails are plain with no adornments. However, the almond colored nails include gold rhinestones from the cuticle to the center of the nails. This is a look that goes especially well with gold rings.

Almond Acrylic Nails with Gold and Pink

15) Awesome Chocolate and Solo Silver Design

For 2018, manicure types in acrylic with four nails in a solid color and one nail in a glitter color is all the rage. Dark chocolate is a neutral shade that goes well with glittery silver. Wear this color combination for casual events as well as for fancy occasions.

Awesome Chocolate and Solo Silver Design

16) Short Almond Acrylic Nails with Sparkles

Nail color in almond is not only attractive but also versatile for the day through evening. Short nails covered with acrylic are filed in the popular square shape. Then, a single fingernail is covered in sparkly almond. The rest of the nails are painted in plain almond matching the sparkly version.

Short Almond Acrylic Nails with Sparkles

17) Chocolate and Gold Sparkle Acrylic Variation

What makes the world of acrylics so much fun is that there are all sorts of nails for you. Many women are choosing designs that include enticing variations. In this example, one nail is covered in shimmery gold. Another nail is covered in the same gold but features chocolate colored stripes. The remainder of the nails are in solid colored chocolate.

Chocolate and Gold Sparkle Acrylic Variation

18) Long Nails with Silver Glitter

A long nail design can be elaborate, or it can be simple. This example is a simple variation but with a bit of flair. Long nails are filed square. Most of the nails are covered in just clear polish. However, two of the nails are covered in sparkly silver to match the plainer nails.

Long Nails with Silver Glitter

19) Teardrop and Glitter Short Acrylic Nails

Getting creative with nails is one of the things that makes working with acrylics so much fun. Starting with a neutral shade on short nails and then mixing rhinestones with glitter, turns a classic color into a show stopper. A single teardrop rhinestone is added to four nails, with the fifth nail in silver glitter.

Teardrop and Glitter Short Acrylic Nails

20) Unique Onyx with Gold Glitter Nails

There are so many cool styles for acrylics, and many of these styles include the use of glitter. Starting with an onyx base, gold glitter is added to the bottom of every black nail with one nail featuring glitter from top to bottom. This is a fancy look that is perfect for a night out at the club.

Unique Onyx with Gold Glitter Nails

21) Glitter and Mauve Acrylic Nails

Mixing colors and glitter is done right when the color scheme is well planned. Shades of mauve with silver glitter is a good combination. Silver glitter is added to some nails; the lightest mauve blended into a deeper mauve is added to some others, and then the same deeper mauve is added to the rest.

Glitter and Mauve Acrylic Nails

22) Simple Creamy Medium Length Nail Design

For women who enjoy a simple look but with some color, a soft matte finish on medium length nails is an option to try. Here, a soft cream color is painted on acrylics with no additional colors or embellishment. The shade is more of a matte finish than a shiny finish.

Simple Creamy Medium Length Nail Design

23) Black and White and Gold Hearts Design

A pretty design that includes plenty of detail is this black and white and gold hearts design. Although each nail matches each other, the patterns are different. One nail is solid shiny black. Another nail is solid shimmery gold. Another nail is black with white hearts, and another pulls it all together with a shimmery gold heart on black and white stripes.

Black and White and Gold Hearts Design

24) Toffee and Glitter Long Nail Design

A long nail design that includes glitter is a favorite for 2018. Here, long nails are filed into a square shape. Two of the nails are covered in gold glitter. The rest is covered with either toffee colored polish alone or with the addition of gold glitter.

Toffee and Glitter Long Nail Design

25) Oil Painting Nail Art Designs

One of the most unusual manicure types is to give acrylic manicures an oil painting look. Start with a white base and add splotches of pink, blue and silver as if each nail were an oil painting. This is a casual look that is perfect with leggings or jeans.

Oil Painting Nail Art Designs

26) Pink Bubblegum and Gold Speckles Acrylic Nails

Everyone loves pink bubblegum, especially when the color appears in a nail design. Here solid pink is mixed with gold colored speckles. Long nails shaped in a square style are in two matching color schemes – the first is pink and the second is white with gold and pink speckles. The style is fun and youthful.

Pink Bubblegum and Gold Speckles Acrylic Nails

27) Coffee Cream and Glitter Long Acrylic Nails

The best artificial nails show attention to detail and design. Here coffee colored long acrylic nails filed in a square shape are painted in various shades – dark coffee, medium coffee, and coffee with cream, along with bronze colored glitter. Because the color scheme is neutral, it’s good for day or evening.

Coffee Cream and Glitter Long Acrylic Nails

28) Diamond and Glitter Acrylic Nails

Most nail addicts who love acrylic manicures would also love their nails coated with glitter and with rhinestones that look like diamonds. In this design, silver glitter covers some of the nails. The rest is painted with a grey base that is adorned with two rhinestones that resemble diamond studs.

Diamond and Glitter Acrylic Nails

29) Pink Marble with Gold Stripes Acrylic Nails

A marble design mixed with pink and gold is evocative of ancient Greek times. Long nails filed into a square shape are covered with pale pink polish. Black swirls appear over some of the nails to create a marble look. Then two thin gold bars, arranged together, are painted over the marble.

Pink Marble with Gold Stripes Acrylic Nails

30) Long and Clean Almond Acrylic Nails

Keep your long acrylics style of nails simple with an attractive color that goes with everything, no matter what you wear. Here, long nails filed into a square are covered with just a shiny almond polish. This is a look that is perfect for casual as well as in work situations.

Long and Clean Almond Acrylic Nails

31) Unique Aqua Blue Swirl Acrylic Nail Art

A simple but eye-catching style is painting acrylics with a dark aqua blue and white swirly pattern. Short nails are filed into a round shape, and a base of dark aqua blue is applied. Then tiny swirls of white are applied on top. It’s a casual look great for the office or weekends.

Unique Aqua Blue Swirl Acrylic Nail Art

32) Deep Ocean Short Nail Design

One of the most original ways to decorate acrylics is in an abstract style that celebrates the wonders of the deep blue sea. Here short dark nails, filed into a square, are painted, beginning at the bottom of each nail and working up, with a modern design that mirrors the colorful beauty that lurks at the bottom of the ocean.

Deep Ocean Short Nail Design

33) Pink Peony Designer Nails Design

A unique nail design is to paint one nail with a portrait of a beautiful flower. Here, two pink Peony blossoms, along with their greens, are illustrated on a nail. Another nail is coated solid shimmery gold. The rest of the nails are champagne pink with a gold rhinestone on top.

Pink Peony Designer Nails Design

34) Butterscotch and Gold Best Artificial Nails

Mixing a solid color with gold is an attractive choice as long as the color matches well. Butterscotch is one of the best options for a gold match. Here, medium length nails filed in a square shape feature one painted in a vibrant gold with the rest of the nails in butterscotch.

Butterscotch and Gold Best Artificial Nails

35) Beautiful Bronze Short Nail Design

Gold and silver are favorite colors, but so is bronze. Here, all the fingernails are dressed in a beautiful shiny bronze. There are no additional paints or ornaments. What is presented is a simple but elegant look that goes with everything, and is especially suited for fancy occasions, such as parties.

Beautiful Bronze Short Nail Design

36) Cute Coral and Gold Nail Art

The best designer nails often mix several different looks on one display while making sure the colors match. Coral is painted on some of the nails, but the use of gold and coral make up the rest. One nail is in solid gold. Another nail incorporates a web pattern of gold and coral.

Cute Coral and Gold Nail Art

37) Red Acrylic Nails with White and Gold

Long pointed nails become even more of a showstopper with a dazzling pattern. As with all the best designs, the colors used go well together. Here, half of the fingernails are painted in red with the other half painted in white with gold stripes. This is a casual look that’s perfect with leggings and jeans.

Red Acrylic Nails with White and Gold

38) White Marble Nail Art Design

Nails for you to choose could include designs that resemble things scene in artwork or construction. Here, medium length nails in a square shape are painted to resemble white marble. The look begins with white polish over acrylic. Then swirls of black cover the white to create a marble look.

White Marble Nail Art Design

39) Creative Ice Frosted Nail Art

A cool nail style for acrylics is to construct a look that’s frosted and gorgeous. Long nails filed into a square shape are coated with various frosty looks using blue glitter and white polish. Creativity and color coordination tie everything together. This is a perfect winter look with blue jeans and sweaters.

Creative Ice Frosted Nail Art

40) Beautiful Chocolate and Glitter Nails

What’s classy and gorgeous? It’s when dark chocolate and glitter polish grace a woman’s hands. The nails are filed into a square shape. Then a dark chocolate color is painted on most of the acrylic nails. The remainder of the nails feature glitter styles in silver and silver and brown.

Beautiful Chocolate and Glitter Nails

41) Creative Rhinestones Glitter and Rose Nails

The beauty of acrylic nails is that you can get as creative as you desire. Here, some nails are covered in a light pink polish. A couple of nails are covered in a shimmery silver. And the remainder is covered entirely in silver gemstones which match perfectly with the pink and the shimmery silver.

Creative Rhinestones Glitter and Rose Nails

42) Long and Clear Acrylics

If you love long nails of the acrylic variety, you don’t have to go with any of the fancy looks that have become popular. You can simply create long nails with acrylic, file them into a square shape, and then cover the acrylic with clear polish. It’s a look that goes with everything.

Long and Clear Acrylics

43) Red Acrylic Nails with Asian Kittys

Part of the fun of acrylics is the freedom to incorporate touches of culture into your nail designs. Here, medium length nails are filed in a round shape. Some nails feature a red half circle pattern that repeats itself. The rest of the nails feature an Asian kitty design with Asian writing.

Red Acrylic Nails with Asian Kittys

44) Sparkles with Gold and Creme Pointed Nails

Some long nail styles are filed into a sharply pointed fashion. It’s a shape that’s not as popular as square or oval, but quite a statement is made when such acrylics are color coordinated and feature sparkles. Here, the nails are covered with gold polish, creme polish and gold sparkled polish.

Sparkles with Gold and Creme Pointed Nails

45) Acrylic Nails in a Long Square Design

With acrylic manicures, nail color can be colorful, or you can wear clear acrylic nails. Here, long nails shaped into a square are covered only with a clear polish. Nail designs of this variety are simple and pretty at the same time. The look will take you from weekends, to work weeks to nights out on the town.

Acrylic Nails in a Long Square Design


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