We love abstract nail designs! They don’t follow any rules and set lines, which gives you a lot of freedom to showcase your creativity. No matter your skillset, you can create a basic yet chic nail design or come up with your own unique one for a dressier occasion. The best part is that you never go wrong with this nail art design; a messy line here or there will only add to the aesthetic, no kidding. So whether you’re a fan of sleek details or bold, OTT ones — we’ve rounded up the best abstract nail art ideas for all kinds of nail art lovers this summer. Scroll down to take your pick…
01. Neon shapes
Image courtesy: @charlotteemilybeauty_
This is such a simple way to do abstract nails. Just pick easy shapes that you are comfortable creating and mix and match them in neon colours — it’s that simple. We love the chic and crafty vibe of this design. It is such a cool manicure look to wear with your casual outfits.
BB picks - Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish - 131
02. Metallic accents
Image courtesy: @verbenaparlor
If you need a dressier abstract nail design, this is a good approach to take: mix textures, shades and shimmer in a single design to add more dimension. Top your manicure with specks and glitter to make your abstract nail art pop for a special occasion.
BB picks: Lakmé Color Crush Nail Art - F4
03. Slender swirls
Image courtesy: @livvy_lyman_nails
Swirls are so trendy right now! You can create thin swirls to mimic leaves and twigs, making it the perfect nail art design for summer. You can also use chirpy colours like yellow and orange to mimic the summer sun or yummy popsicles — the options are endless.
BB picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Olive Green
04. Bolder swirls
Image courtesy: @eekabeauty
If slender shapes are not your jam, you can go for bolder and thicker swirls in a statement colour like cherry red! The speckled shape looks so stunning over natural and freshly cleaned nails—a fiery look for the smouldering hot summer fun that lays ahead.
BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Blazing
05. Minimal and chic
Image courtesy; @iramshelton
Love minimal designs? You’ll love this too. Apply clear nail paint on freshly buffed nails. Top up with minimal black abstract shapes and stick some metallic speckles in the black space, and you’re done. So simple, yet so chic!
BB picks: Lakmé Color Crush Nail Art - M7
Main image courtesy: @nail.art.by.tea
Written by Sumona Bose on May 06, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!