The Top Nail Art Designs for 2021

Are you looking for the best ways to spice up your nails in 2021? Nail art can take an average manicure and raise it a few notches when it comes to originality. 

Yet, you might be wondering what the best nail art designs for 2021 are. Luckily for you, we've put together a list of all the trending nail art designs you need to try this year. 

Be sure to keep reading for our guide to the top nail art designs for 2021 so you can get some inspiration and stay on top of the trends. 

Negative Space

If you haven't opted for negative space nails yet, there are so many reasons to give them a go! Negative space nail art relies on leaving a bit of space on the nail instead of covering the entire plate. It allows you to incorporate your natural nail in the design too if you don't choose a base colour.

What's even better is that it's not as noticeable when your nails grow out, meaning you can get away with leaving them on for longer and enjoy your nail art in the mean time.

It's a trend we're totally here for.

Coloured French Tips

French manicures are timeless but it's 2021 and we're all about elevating and refreshing our look! While the traditional pink and white French mani isn't going anywhere, we're seeing a lot of colours now and we love it!

All you need to do is choose a colour and feature it on the tips of your nails as you would a white french tip.


If you're looking to get cute nails this year, one of the most popular designs is flowers. There are lots of different ways you can go about adding a flower design to your nails. The first thing you need to do is pick out what type of flower you want to create for your nail design.

Some cute artsy designs for nails are either daisies, roses, or sunflowers. These can make cute nails for the spring and summer months. 

There's more than one way to incorporate flowers in your nail design. You can encapsulate dried flowers in your manicure whether it's with dip powder, gel polish, or acrylic powder! They're real and add such a feminine touch.


There are plenty of nail art designs and colours to choose from in 2021 to spice up your look. Yet, if you're having trouble settling on only one, you should opt for ombre nail art

Ombre nails are a great way to get all your favourite colours on your nails and still look classy. It is a fun look that everyone is going to love. 

You can even have some fun with it by changing the direction of the classic ombre nail design.

You can't go wrong with ombre nails and we're glad they're here to stay in 2021.

Now it's even easier to create ombre nails using SNS dip powder. SNS has come up with a revolutionary product that allows you to spray dip powder from a pump bottle. Ombre nail designs are created effortlessly in a few pumps - no skill required! And with 180 colours to mix and match, the ombre combinations are endless.

You can browse the digital Air Ombre swatches here.


Another nail art design that is popular this year is the marble nails. Marble nails are unique because no two nails will ever look the same. 

You can also choose your favourite colours when doing the marble look or opt for a classic black and white marble.

Whether you go all out on all nails or keep it minimal with a marble accent nails... The choices are endless, and it is a trendy way to do your nails this year. 

It's never been easier to create marble nails. With SNS Dolo Instant Marble, all you need to do is apply a special base coat and create your marble designs with the marble inks. Try it yourself today with SNS Dolo Kit.

Flecks of Gold

One of our favourite nail trends is adding flecks of gold to a simple at-home manicure.

It can be fun and easy, yet it is a way to make your nails look a bit more elegant. Plus, gold is one of the best trends!

You can choose from lots of different base colours when adding gold to your nail art. For example, light colours like tan, beige, pink, and white will all look magnificent. Yet, you can also opt for darker colours like olive green, navy blue, and black so that the gold flecks stand out. 

Take your manicure to the next level by combining techniques like marbling plus a touch of gold foil! The results will always make a statement.

Go All Out

The last way to improve your manicure this year is by going all out with some artsy designs. You can come up with some interesting nail art designs based on things that you enjoy. 

Whether you like blue skies, peace signs, vintage vibes, your favourite television show, or so much more, there is a way to turn it into a cute nail art design. 

Unique Nail Art Designs

As you can see, there are plenty of unique nail art designs to choose from in 2021. Be sure to use our list the next time you're getting your nails done so you can spice up your look. 

If you're looking for a long-lasting manicure that is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic, you need to try our dipping powder. Be sure to check out all the brilliant gel colours we offer for your next nail art design.