35 Simple Minimalist Nails To Try For Your Next Understated Manicure

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Sometimes, less is more. If you’re looking for easy nail art ideas that fit well into your daily life, check out these cute minimalist nails that we found just for you!

Nails are the latest ones to join the minimalist movement. So far we’ve covered minimalist capsule wardrobes and minimalist purses – now, let’s talk all about minimalist nails. If you’re not one to jump into seasonal nail trends or whatever’s “in” right now, then we got the perfect nail ideas just for you.

Less is more, so minimalist nails take advantage of negative space. This means having designs that take up as little space as possible (or the opposite).

Dots, geometric lines, simple French tips, curves, and swirls are mostly featured on minimalist nails, but it also depends on your personal preference if you’d like other elements added to your nails (such as tiny flowers).

The main goal of minimalist nails is to look sleek and beautiful without using intricate details or unnecessarily loud colors. French tips are a great (and common) example of minimalist nails, as you only need clear nail polish and just a tiny bit of color on the tips of your fingers. But if you want more minimalistic designs other than french nails, we rounded up our top picks for the best minimalist nail design ideas that you can copy!

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The Best Minimalist Nails

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Short simple and minimalistic black and white nails

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Nude nails with gold celestial stars and moon nail art

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Simple and minimalist French tip coffin nails

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Short and simple gold nails

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Cute short pink and purple simple minimalist nails

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Nude minimalist nails with white outline

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Cute black and white minimalist nails with dots

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Cute simple and minimalist black French tip nails

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White swirl minimalist nails with lines

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Cute short and simple minimalist nails with gold

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Cute simple black French tip nails

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Red minimalist nails

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Short simple swiss dot nails with silver

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Cute minimalist French tip nails with stars

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Cute short simple minimalist nail art

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Khaki green and brown French tip minimalist nails

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White, light green, and dark green abstract minimalist nails

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Black tips for minimalist nails

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Short white half moon nails

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Short and simple minimalist nails with dots

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Brown minimalist half moon nails

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Long matte blue minimalist coffin nails

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Earth tones for minimalist nails

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Swirly black lines on top of clear nails

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Blue and white nails with black dots

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Cute pastel French tip nails

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Minimalist abstract nails

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Orange and dark brown minimalist nails

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Pink french tips with hearts for minimalist nails

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Multicolor pastel swirl nails for minimalist

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White abstract minimalist nails

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Minimalist and simple French tip nails with brown and green

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Black simple minimalist nails

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Cute long coffin nails with minimalist and simple black and white French tips

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Black minimalist simple nails with negative space

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Have you found your next favorite nail design from this list? We hope you did! If you’re still looking for more fashion inspiration, check the posts down below.

 

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