31+ Most Aesthetic Nails We’ve Seen Yet

Looking for stunning nails to try at your next mani? You’ll love this list of 31+ aesthetic nails! Covering everything from Barbie to Cat Eye to Clean Girl, we have found a style for you’re sure to adore. 


Seriously Stunning Aesthetic Nails

Aesthetic nails are those that just make you say “wow”, and we’ve found over 30 that will seriously make your jaw drop. Whether you are searching for chrome nails, feminine nail designs, simple “clean girl” inspired looks, or something more bold and colorful, we’ve got you covered!

What is Aesthetic Nails?

The term “aesthetic nails” refers to nail designs that have an intentionally beautiful appearance or follow a specific style or trend. These nails are characterized by a look that is eye-catching, unique, and undeniably stunning. 

Aesthetic Nail Designs List

Read on to see the best aesthetic nail designs including chrome nails, clean girl nails, neutral nails, mermaid nails, and more!

Chrome Nails

The chrome or glazed donut nail style has become a big trend in the last year and we are absolutely loving it! Below we have gathered the most stunning have chrome nails we could find. 

Baby Blue Chrome Nails


Baby blue creates a soft and simple look, and the addition of a chrome top coat pushes these nails to the next level creating a jaw-dropping design. These nails would be perfect for a baby shower or a fun spring vacation!

Classic “Glazed Donut” Nails


If you are looking for timeless, these chrome nails are worth a try. The pearl-toned color and long almond shape of these aesthetic nails will have people turning heads. 

Metallic Gold Chrome Nails


If you are looking for bold, statement aesthetic nails, this look is the one for you. The gold chrome look is perfect for a concert or night out on the town.

Gold Chrome Frenchies


This gold chrome look is a bit more muted compared to the last, but it is absolutely beautiful and elegant. We love how the asymmetrical French tip gives this nail design a unique appearance.

We could see these nails being the perfect choice for a holiday party!

Clean Girl Aesthetic Nails

The “clean girl” aesthetic is all about effortless, classic, and simple style. We have included everything from timeless French manicures to dainty details that have a fresh vibe.

Bare Nails w/ Abstract Waves


These nails are perfect for someone that loves a bare and natural look. The addition of the white waves adds a fun, abstract detail without being too overpowering.

Classic French Manicure w/ Rhinestones


You can never go wrong with a classic French manicure. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, try a simple, minimalistic detail like a rhinestone for an elevated touch.

Glossy Neutral Almond Nails


This glossy neutral look is the perfect barely there nail design. We love this manicure for a clean everyday look if you work in an office or other professional setting. 

Coffin Nails w/ Classic French Tips


Another great way to put a twist on a basic French manicure is by changing your nail shape! We love these long, coffin nails for a special occasion like a wedding, vacation, or the holidays.

Aesthetic Neutral Nails

Neutral colors are timeless, and on nails, can be very aesthetic. Scroll on to see our favorite stunning neutral nails that will make you rethink the idea that neutrals are boring.

Neutral French Mani w/ Waves


A neutral color palette is great for the fall season. Nails featuring warm colors like brown and beige creates a cozy vibe that would pair perfectly with a warm latte in-hand.

Adding a little something extra, like wave detailing, gives your mani a unique look while keeping it effortless!

Glossy Black Nails w/ Chanel Art


In our opinion, you can never go wrong with a classic black manicure on natural nails. Adding a fun decal such as this Chanel logo adds a layer of luxury to this manicure!

Black + White Zebra Print


We are head over heels for this chic animal print on these aesthetic nails. The black and white zebra art is bold, yet the neutral colors keep it versatile.

If you want to push this look to the next level, try an accent nail or a light chrome top coat.

Mermaid Nails

The mermaid aesthetic made a big comeback in 2023 with The Little Mermaid movie remake, so we had to include it on our list. You’ll love this mix of bright and colorful mermaid-inspired nails, along with delicate and feminine nails that are oh-so-pretty.

What are Mermaid nails?

Mermaid aesthetic nails tend to feature a color palette of blues, pink, and purples paired with glitter and ocean artwork/accessories such as sea shells and pearls.

Iridescent w/ Pearls + Seashells


This mermaid-inspired look eye-catching yet subtle. We love how this aesthetically pleasing manicure captures all of the elements that are associated with mermaids, but in a toned-down way.

Going on a tropical vacation soon? Add these to your must-try list. 

Mermaid Gradient Stilettos


These nails capture the mermaid essence and have a feminine aesthetic, but avoid over-the-top extras. The colorful gradient is so gorgeous, and can easily be changed if you prefer different shades of blue, or want to add in green tones. 

Champagne Glitter w/ Pearls + Seashells


Beach wedding on the horizon? Try these!

This manicure screams glamorous, and we are here for it. The champagne glitter French tips resemble the sandy beach and the seashell gems and pearls pull together the full mermaid aesthetic.

Barbie Aesthetic Nails

With the recent premier of the Barbie movie, the bright pink girly Barbie aesthetic has been reignited. These pink nails are giving major Barbie Girl vibes, and we are certain you’ll love them too!

Glossy Bright Pink Nails


You can never go wrong with a classic hot pink mani. The aesthetic is bold, and gives the perfect pop of color. 

Wear these nails for a girls night out or on a Vegas trip. 

Pink Gradient w/ Glitter Waves


If hot pink isn’t your thing, try a lighter tone. This Barbie aesthetic manicure is flirty and feminine with a dimensional pink palette, and a little extra sparkle detail we love. 

Cosmic Nails

Looking for the perfect cosmic aesthetic? These galaxy-inspired manicures are eye catching and on-trend for 2023…and beyond!

Black w/ Silver Glitter


We love that rather than just a simple glitter top coat over a black polish, this design resembles realistic stars and constellations on a beautiful night sky.

Abstract “Galaxy” Nails


Creating an abstract galaxy style nail design is the perfect way to have a one of a kind aesthetic mani that will leave everyone in awe. We love the color palette here and think these nails would work well for the fall season. 

Feminine Nails

Looking to add a feminine vibe to your nails? With timeless designs and extra details, these aesthetic nails have Girl Power written all over them. 

Classic White French Tips w/ Heart Details


A classic French manicure is timeless and will never go out of style. But, a great way to add a feminine aesthetic is with a cute detail like these dainty red hearts. Perfect for date night or Valentine’s Day

Pink Almond French Tips


If you’re looking for a manicure that is sweet and delicate, this is the perfect one for you! We love how these nails feature a classic French tip with a twist, using shades of pink rather than white.

A color change can instantly elevate a look from basic to beautiful.

Colorful Aesthetic Nails

Whether you embrace the rainbow in your style daily or stick to mostly neutrals, these colorful manicures are worth a look! They are bright yet elevated, and have a timeless appeal. 

Pastel Green Classic Mani


If you’re a fan of a classic manicure, you can’t go wrong with simple polished nails. Choosing a muted color, like pastel green, and matching it with your outfit, is a great way to add a pop and still look chic. 

Colorful Ombre French Tips w/ Floral 


If bright and colorful is the goal, this manicure is the way to go. Not only do these nails feature a wide palette of colors, the floral details add a bright and youthful vibe!

Yellow French Tips w/ Butterfly Accent


We love this bright and sunny French mani on coffin nails. Using a bright color rather than traditional white creates an unexpectedly chic aesthetic. We also love how this nail design is taken to the next level with a 3-D butterfly charm. 

Matte Pink, Orange + Gold Marble Nails


These nails are so stunning!

The gold veining adds a stunning effect over the matte nails with splashes of pink and orange. This manicure is unique, bold, and well… aesthetic

Bright Orange French Tips


Another bold and bright French tip design that we love! These nails not only work well for summer, but a warm color like orange is a great way to transition into fall too. 

Cat Eye Nails

The cat eye nail effect is a popular choice because it has a very eye-catching look. The nail design features a thin line shimmering through the middle of a polish to resemble a cat’s eye. 

Nude Almond Nails w/ Champagne Cat Eye

Nude almond nails with silver glitter detail.

A nude manicure is a great choice for a chic and stylish look. We love the addition of the champagne cat eye as it is a subtle detail that makes a big difference. These aesthetic nails will definitely have jaws dropping!

Shimmering Red Cat Eye Nails

Red almond nails with silver glitter detail.

This red cat eye is giving romantic vibes. The deep, fiery red combined with the glistening gold cat eye has us captivated. We just know it would make the perfect date night manicure!

Quartz Nails

We absolutely love the quartz nail aesthetic! This technique uses marbling and glitter to create the appearance of natural stone elements. 

Green + White Quartz w/ Gold Details


These green quartz aesthetic nails are absolutely stunning! The chartreuse and white marbling paired with gold details creates a look that could be pulled directly from nature. 

Rose Quartz Nails


Rose quartz nails have become a big trend in the last few years and we are obsessed! The rose base and white marbling is incredibly realistic. This manicure is perfect for an everyday look or a date night with your sweetie. 

Black Aesthetic Nails

Black nails are bold yet timeless. Whether you are looking for something classic and simple or dark and moody, there’s an aesthetic manicure below that you are sure to love.

Smokey French Tips w/ Heart Details

Rounded nails with a nude background and black transparent french tips with opaque black heart detail.

This French mani is giving us gothic romance. With the smoked-out tips and added heart detailing, this manicure would be the perfect feminine Halloween look. 

Matte Black Polish w/ Glossy Black Tips

Matte black long, square mails with glossy black french tips.

The contrast of matte and glossy in this black nail design offers a bold and edgy look that is perfect for a night out. Between the color and and coffin shape, this aesthetic manicure gives with a Wednesday Addams vibe…and we can’t get enough!


We hope you have loved this list of aesthetic nails, and its given you the inspiration you need for your next mani! 


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