18 Purple Nail Art Ideas For Every Style And Occasion

Nail art is a fun and creative way to show your personality and style. While not everyone wants to wear bright shades and colours, here’s to show you that there’s a shade and look for you in every colour!

It’s all about thinking out of the box, once you do, your options are endless!

We’ve rounded up the best purple nail art ideas for you to try. From bright to subtle purple and ombre and sparkly, there’s something for every mood and vibe!

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18 Purple Nail Art Ideas You Need To Try

1. Purple Marble Nails

Marble is all the rage when it comes to designing homes. Extend that obsession to your nails, except swap the colouring for your favourite shades of purple!

2. Leopard Print

Animal inspiration is everywhere, and that includes nails too! Leopards are one of the prettiest animals, which explains why it’s everywhere at the moment!

Get some leopard spots on your nails, and opt for every other nail so that it’s not too much in your face! Of course, your go-to colour should be purple:)

3. Lilac Swirl

This swirl look is simple yet elegant and easy on the eyes. If you want a purple nail look that doesn’t scream purple, these lilac nail swirls are ideal for you!

4. Purple Zebras

Here’s another animal nail inspiration! This time it’s zebras, with their cool stripes! Use a different shade of purple for each nail to increase the fun factor.

5. Fun & Loving Nails

Create a different look with each nail to be truly unique. From purple french tips to checkered tips and hearts, the sky is the limit on the options you can do!

6. Mixed Finishes

Here’s another mixed look, although a more elegant one! Make a statement the easy way with these purple-inspired nails.

7. Plum Colored

Essie is known for its quality nail polishes as well as its creative colours! These plum nails are rich in colour and stunning, they also happen to be simple to do!

8. Lilac Daisies

Dark nails aren’t for everyone and that’s fine. We love flower-inspired nails, and this one is no exception (check out spring and summer nail ideas!).

Daisies are dainty and small, making them easy to apply and easy on the eye!

9. Purple Ombre

Ombre has a way of creating inner calm and peace just by looking at it. Get some of that all day, every day by creating ombre nails! We love the pink and purple combo too!

10. Heather Gray

It doesn’t look like grey is going anywhere for a long time! I’m still not sure about painting my house grey even though it’s all over Instagram, however, I’ll have these grey, purple nails any day!

11. Smiley Faces

Brighten up your day and those around you with these smiley face nails! They are everywhere I turn at the moment and it’s easy to see why! Customise it to your needs by changing the colour and shades.

12. Geometric Nails

Straightforward is this geometric nail design. Use nail stripping tape to create the sections and simply remove them after.

The purple shades are subtle, giving the pop of pink the attention it needs!

13. Glitter Lavender

It’s coming up to lavender season here in the UK, match your nails to the beautiful purple flowers we all love so much! If you’re feeling sparkly, add some glitter or gemstones to complete the look!

14. Simple Magenta

Deep and dark, these magenta nails are sure to make a statement wherever you go!

15. Sparkly All The Way

These nails are perfect for those who can’t get enough sparkle in their lives. These will shimmer and shine from every angle. The purple tint is gorgeous too!

16. Pretty & Floral

Pink and purple make a good pair, they are, after all, neighbours on the colour wheel. Check out some more pink nail ideas here.

17. French Mani With A Twist

French manis are here to stay, but, you can spice it up a bit by playing around with the colour of the tip. Instead of regular white, go for a pretty lilac shade. It’s not too daring, and adds so much!

Tie it all together with some gold glitter by the nail beds. Easy and elegant!

18. A Bit Of Everything

Put all of your favourite purple nail art looks on your nails in one go! Surprisingly, you can do it without your nails looking too much. These nails are the perfect example!

My Thoughts

The purple nail trend is on the rise and it’s easy to see why! There are so many purple nail art ideas, that there really is something for everyone!

Are you falling in love with purple? Check out some of the best purple eyeshadow ideas to match those gorgeous nails!

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, my name is Hollie, and I own BeautywithHollie.com. I love everything to do with beauty and love sharing my knowledge, advice and beauty finds! Makeup and beauty are here to enjoy, and Beauty With Hollie is here to take the stress out of it!

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