If you are anything like us, we are sure you spend hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram to find that perfect nail art design. After having spent nearly all of last year painting your own nails and honing your nail art skills at home, we’re pretty sure you can’t wait to hit the nail bar and get your digits painted in the trendiest designs.

To ensure you’re abreast with latest manicure trends, we’ve listed down five nail art trends that will be ruling 2021. Check ‘em out and take your pick(s).


01. Quirky prints

Quirky prints

Image courtesy: @melisanails_

For all you lovers of quirky designs, this year’s Indie nail art trend is something you are bound to fall in love with. A mix of pastel hues and fun prints, emojis and textures — this manicure trend is anything but boring.


02. Delicate graphics

Delicate graphics

Image courtesy: @the_co.nailsatglow

Delicate and feminine nail art designs with minimal graphics simply never go out of style. A simple way to make things a lot more interesting is to either show off a little negative space or create minimal motifs on a bright and pastel base. Either way, minimal graphic nails are a total winner.


03. Mellow colours

Mellow colours

Image courtesy: @Cilene Alba on Pinterest

If you’re someone who likes clean and solid nail polish colours, you’re in luck. Solid colours like greys, browns, and mauves are going to be huge 2021. You can switch things up by opting for a glossy finish or a soft matte finish, the choice is yours.


04. Barely-there glitter

Barely-there glitter

Image courtesy: @essenzadierica and @am3_nail

Glitter trend is once again expected to make a huge comeback in 2021. But instead of opting for full-blown, saturated glitter, it’s all about simple, barely-there glitter accents on the tip of your nails. So stunning!


05. Checkered nails

Checkered nails

Image courtesy: @polishedbyhien and @lookathisnails

Checkered nails seem to be everywhere at the moment, and shows no signs of slowing down. You can play around with fun colours, or keep it minimal and use muted tones — get creative!

Main image courtesy: @daria.nails.art