Nail designs have evolved into something of a modern art form of sorts: a means for creativity and self-expression. As always, a new year brings about new trends. If you’re looking for a manicure makeover, start with these 10 modern nail art ideas for inspiration.

1. Feather Touch

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Classic blacks and nudes with romantic feathering on accent nails exude a polished, elegant feel that pairs perfectly with any outfit.

2. Ice Lolly

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Here’s one to liven up your mood and put a smile on any face! These bright, summery colours will keep you looking chic and cool even on the hottest of days.

3. Half-Moon, Revisited

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If you think the half-moon is so last year, this modern take on it might change your mind. Try it with your favourite colours for a strong yet minimalist look that will never go old.

4. See-Through Hearts And Dots

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While hearts and dots are nothing new, how about trying them on a transparent base instead of a solid colour? The end result is a fresh and ever-so-innocent vibe that every one will notice.

5. Cartoon Summer

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If you can’t beat them, join them – right? If the heat’s beginning to get to you, go for a fun, cartoon-y design on your nails that will lend a touch of quirk to any outfit.

6. Fashion-Inspired

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This chic design was inspired by an outfit Emma Watson wore. Feel free to play around with the colours on ths one  – or pick your favourite fashion icon and let your imagination run wild!

7. Minimalist Patterns

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Patterns on your nails don’t always have to be loud and distracting: this muted yet classy take shows us how it should be done.

8. Moroccan Holiday 

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If you’re getting bored with single-tone manicures, inject a shot of colour in your life with this fun design! While you’re free to pick your own colours, the mustard and teal featured here are pretty unusual and pleasantly eye-catching.

9. Ink Blot

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Nowhere near as messy as the title indicates, here’s a minimalist and elegant design featuring golds and dark blues that will lend a touch of sophistication.

10. Sweater-Inspired

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We all love our cable knit sweaters, so who can resist wearing one on our nails? Play around with the patterns and colours on this design for a look that’s both adorable and quirky.

 
 
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