Today, nails have become a fashion accessory in their own right. Nail art, like an outfit or a piece of jewelry, allows you to stand out, to reveal a little of your personality, and to give free rein to your creativity. Looking for inspiration for trendy and unique nails? Check out our 12 trendy nail art ideas for 2022
The sunflower nail art
The floral nail art is never out of fashion. In spring 2022, expect to see flowers on all nails! If in previous years, floral manicures had stuck to discreet designs (a flower on the corner of the nail, discreet or stylized designs in black and white or sober two-tone…), this year, the trend is for nail art that shows. Flowery nails, of all colors, tropical flower patterns with contrasts of bright colors, a different flower for each nail, ideas are not lacking to stand out.
The lilac manicure
Lilac is the top color of 2021/2022, whether in fashion or in the beauty world. Purple and lilac are among the colors highlighted during the fashion shows of fall-winter 2021/2022, including the Givenchy show. In beauty, it’s the same thing: this romantic, feminine and fresh color is appreciated in all seasons, and it’s a safe bet that it will be the star of summer 2022!
The olive green manicure
Olive green is another top color for 2021/2022. Spotted on the catwalks, this very 60s retro color is also particularly popular in decor. But olive green isn’t just for walls or chairs: it’s also worn on the tips of your nails, in a very elegant manicure. In nail art, it can be combined with yellow, gold or black
In 2021, beautistas want a manicure that stands out, with bold colors: red, chocolate and black for fall-winter, and lilac for spring-summer. But in 2022, we don’t do monochrome: we combine colors, with gradients, two-tone nails, or mismatched nails. The color boomer is a trend in vogue, which consists in coloring the nails in gradient with frank colors, for example from bluish white to midnight blue, or from nude pink to scarlet. Similarly, mismatched nails, each with its own pattern, are very fashionable for multicolored hands!
The nail accent
The “accent” nail is a very popular manicure trend for Fall/Winter 2021/2022. The idea is to apply a different manicure on one of the nails (it is usually the ring finger): different color, nail art (smiley, eye, rhinestones or glitter …). A very creative manicure that can let your imagination run wild! It is also possible to choose two “accent” nails that will be contrasted or on the contrary, decorated in a common theme.
This year, the matte finish is making a comeback. Last summer, everyone wore glossy nails; this season, we trade the gloss for matte nails with a velvety finish. But how do you make your nails shine? With a little touch of nail art!
The message nails are very fashionable in recent months. The principle is simple: write a message on your nails (an accent nail or several nails), this message can be a slogan, an ideal or something lighter. You can even opt for the declaration of love manicure or write each letter of the first name of a person you love on the nails of your hand!
Abstract shapes are in the spotlight this year. We’re seeing a lot of manicures with dots, lines, geometric shapes, or even abstract patterns that complement each other from nail to nail. A trend in “abstract nail art” is for example to opt for colorful shapes that give pep to his nails. But we can also prefer black and white or the association of 3 colors only, as the nail art in the Mondrian style. What to let your creativity run free!
Retro patterns nails
The retro patterns inherited from the 60s and 70s are also in fashion in nail art. To adopt the trend, you can for example adopt the red manicure with white dots, flower power, hippie or Art Deco. There is no shortage of ideas!
Marbled nails are trendy and elegant. The idea is to reproduce the texture of marble on your nails. A manicure difficult to do, reserved for gel nails, but with the key a bluffing effect! To cheat, you can get ready-to-use stickers that you just have to stick on your fake nails. No need to see or know!
The French manicure revisited
The French manicure for fall 2021/2022 is completely revisited! We keep the famous line specific to the French manicure, but we color it, we adorn it with glitter… We find all kinds of French manicures revisited: black and white, two-tone with bold colors (usually with the band in the darkest color), the gradient, the jewel effect or glitter … Conversely, we can also crack on the baby boomer!
Animal patterns nails
Another pattern that does not go out of fashion is the animal pattern. This year, leopard, zebra or tiger nails are more colorful than ever, and we dare new animal patterns more original as the python, the turtle or the cow. The mix and match (an animal print per nail) is also very trendy, but it requires a lot of work!
Well done, nail art can be a real jewel, which says a lot about your personality and your values. With these few ideas, you should find your happiness!