There’s no doubt about it, lavender is one of the chicest colors of the spring season. The fresh air, warm winds, and colorful flowers dotting our lawns are all there to prove it. But our favorite part of spring is the manicures… specifically lavender ombre nails!
Be sure to look through everything! There’s a mani for everyone.
What are ombre nails?
A lavender ombre manicure is created using a color gradient. Usually, the tip of the nails is a lighter shade of lavender and then slowly transitions to a deeper color of purple at the base of the nail.
Or, sometimes this gradient is reversed and the nail tips are dark and then transition to a lighter lavender shade toward the base.
1. Short lavender ombre nails
This mani is proof that simple can be stunning. Created with a nude and lilac shade of acrylic, these short-but-sweet nails are perfect for your everyday look.
2. Double purple lavender ombre
For those who crave a little more purple in their lives, these tapered square nails are everything. An effortless ombre with a warm and cool shade of lavender? Sign us up!
3. Sharp and classy gold and lavender stilettos
Looks can kill, but so can these nails… literally. These pointy stiletto beauties feature a pop of classic gold leaf and a stunning glossy top coat to “sharpen” your style.
4. Glittery ombre for days
This adorable acrylic set not only features cute lavender nails but also has glitter! Bring the sparkle to the party with some chunky glitter and seal with your favorite top coat.
5. Gemstone glory lavender nails
This manicure has just the right amount of *extra.* Spice up your lavender look with some added gemstones. Be sure to use a gel made specifically for rhinestones, so they don’t fall off.
6. Soft n cute lavender ombre nails
This muted matte mani features a subtle rhinestone crown and lavender nail tips for a dreamy spring day. These just give off cutesy Coachella vibes in the best way!
7. Princess vibes lavender ombre
Who says you can’t have it all? Lavender ombre, glitter, AND rhinestones make this manicure fit for a princess. This look is perfect for the baddie who loves to live her extra life.
8. Beauty Queen dreams ombre nails
We can’t stop getting modern “Beauty School Dropout” vibes from this adorable set. Glitter? Check. Lavender nails? Check. Kisses? Extra check.
9. 1983 goddess lavender ombre coffin nails
This acrylic set is for the modern belle; proudly present your favorite year with some gorgeous lilac ombre nails and trendy butterflies.
10. Monotone purple ombre
Anybody can rock this simple monotone manicure. You can use your favorite brand of regular or gel polish for a simple ombre… no special technique required!
11. Cloud nine lavender ombre nails
Who said nails have to be super long, to be cute? This cloud and sky art definitely proves otherwise. Use a dotting tool and precision brush to try to attempt this nail art.
12. French pearls horizontal ombre tips
French tips will never go out of style, so why not spice the classic look with some purple polish and pearl stickers? Try using a nail stamp tool to achieve the perfect nail A-line.
13. Deep blue lavender ombre manicure
Instead of nude to lilac, try out a blue to deep purple ombre if you want a more intense manicure. Finish it off with your favorite glossy top coat for a luxe shiny feel.
14. Optical illusions lavender ombre
Are you seeing what we’re seeing? No, those aren’t shine lines… they’re graphic nail art! This nail artist took optical illusions to the next level. Try it out with a fine tipped nail detail brush and lots of patience.
15. Classic baddie lavender ombre nails
Some things will never change, and that includes the long coffin shape with nail art. Precise lines, flowers, rhinestones, French tips… what’s not to love? Also, those perfectly shaped floral elements, swoon-worthy.
If you loved this article check out my Ombre Nails post for more design inspiration and fanciful nail art.
Laura is a beauty expert with 5 years prior experience working in cosmetics and lash salons. When not writing you can find her experimenting with the trending makeup looks, or reading a good book snuggled up with her French Bulldog Max. Laura is currently a contributing writer and Beauty Editor at BeatyStack.