Even though negative space nails have been around for quite some time, we somehow never seem to get enough of all the unique and creative spins one can give to this seemingly simple manicure trend.

Ideal for all the nail art minimalists out there, the negative space manicure smartly walks the line between a full-on pattern and a bare nail. This is also considered to be a fairly low maintenance manicure as the chipped polish is a lot easier to conceal. Isn’t that smart?

Here are our favourite negative space manicure designs that we recommend you to bookmark to take to your next manicure appointment…

 

Tropical holiday

Tropical holiday

Image courtesy: @nail_art_by_tal

Still sulking about that exotic summer holiday plan that didn’t go through due to the pandemic? Let this manicure uplift your spirits. While it’s obviously not the same as lying on the beach, it’ll definitely put you in the mood for the next summer holiday you’re planning. We love the summery combination of white and blue because of how tropical and fresh it looks.

 

Slanted popsicle tips

Slanted popsicle tips

If you’re someone who loves playing with colour, but hates the upkeep, then these colourful tips on an otherwise bare nail should be right up your alley. We love how simple this manicure is, and yet it manages to pack a punch without trying too hard.

 

Rainbow drizzle

Rainbow drizzle

Image courtesy: @samsnailstation

Who says girls with short nails cannot get pretty manicure designs? We love this cutesy manicure with dots of different colours on the tips. A unique and fun way to add a pop of colour to your nails without going too OTT.

 

In love with patterns

In love with patterns

Image courtesy: @glosshouse

If you are a fan of both colours and patterns, then this negative space manicure is perfect for you. We love how the different colours and eccentric patterns come together to give this nail art design the vibe of an abstract painting. If you’re looking for a different manicure idea, then you must definitely consider getting this one.

 

Matte swirls

Matte swirls

Image courtesy: @youngbbenice

Are you an absolute manicure minimalist? If yes, this stunning matte design may be the perfect pick for you! We love how gorgeous those blue swirls look on bare nails. The matte finish of this manicure gives it an even more sophisticated and classy look.Main image courtesy: @amyytran