23 Elegant Nail Designs and Ideas for Oval Nails

There are so many different nail shapes to try. We have covered many of the popular ones such as coffin and stiletto. Today, it is time to showcase oval nails. Oval nails have a rounded shape and can be created in any length. We love the more rounded shape because it looks elegant and also makes the nails easy to wear because there are no sharp points. If you didn’t love oval nails before, you will after these because we have 23 gorgeous designs to show you. From light and chic colors to bold and statement making art, there is something for everyone. So, take a look and try this nail shape yourself!

1. Elegant Oval Nails

The first nail idea features very elegant oval nails. These nails are long and are all painted in a light nude color. There is also an accent nail with a clear section and sparkly rhinestones. It is a stunning idea and the color will suit everyone. The rhinestones add a dose of glamour. This mani would be perfect for a special occasion.

Elegant Nude Oval Nails

Source: @tior_nails

2. Cute Heart Nails

We love this next nail idea because it is so cute! For this look, most of the nails are matte red while two nails are matte white with a small heart design. This mani reminds us of the Valentine’s Day but it can also be worn for any other occasion. It is a simple and easy idea that you can easily recreate at home.

Cute Heart Nail Design for Oval Nails

Source: @nail_poisk

3. Glam and Trendy Nails

Next, we have a glam and trendy nail idea to show you. These nails are short with an oval shape and a few different designs have been used. Some nails are simply white, one nail is sparkly and the last nail is white with nude and silver glitter art. The colors are stunning and the middle nail looks so stylish.

Glam and Trendy Nails

Source: @tior_nails

4. Botanical Leaf Nail Design

If you are looking for a fun, bright and stylish nail design, then this is perfect for you. These nails have either stripes or a botanical pattern. The stripes are pink and white which looks so cute while the leaves are monstera leaves which gives the mani a tropical look. It is a unique nail idea that is perfect for the summer. There is a tutorial for this nail art on the video link below and the colors used to create the look are OPI Pink Ladies Rule The School, Don’t Cry over Spilled Milkshakes & Put it in Neutral and green acrylic paints were used also.

Botanical Leaf Nail Design

Source: @nailsbycambria

5. Pretty Pink Mani

The next nail idea will make you look pretty in pink. Here we have longer oval nails and most of them are light pink. There are also two pink glitter nails. It is a fun, glitzy and glam look. We like this design because it is very simple and easy to recreate yet it is very eye-catching.

Simple Pink Glitter Nail Design

Source: @annailz

6. Subtle Rainbow Nail Art

If you like more subtle nail art, then you need to check out this idea. This mani features soft and barely there ombre. You can see pink, yellow and light blue shades. It is like a very low-key rainbow. This is a stunning idea and it is perfect for those who want to try nail art without going too over the top. Of course, you can try the look with bolder shades too, it is up to you. This mani was created with Luminary Nail Systems in shades Harmony, Rise, Dream, Inspire and Empower Me.

7. Bold Pink Neon Nails

We love this next nail idea to because it is bold, trendy and uses a stunning pink color! For this look we have oval shaped nails and three different designs have been used. One nail is sparkly, one is white with a glitter stripe and pink dots while the last nails are pink. The unique art looks amazing and the color really makes a statement. This mani is a must-have for the summer.

8. Trendy French Tip Mani

Love the classic French manicure? Well, then you need to see this modern and trendy version. So, this look features the chic nude base color with white tips that we all know and love. But, there is a twist. It’s not just the tips that are white but there is a section at the base of the nail that is too! As you can see, this design makes the French tips look stylish and unique, so it is perfect for those who want to try something new.

Trendy French Tip Mani

Source: @nailsrnd

9. Pastel Pink and Green Nails

This next nail idea features a gorgeous color combo. Here we have shorter oval nails. The nails are either painted pastel pink or green. Some nails are also sparkly and some glossy with rhinestone art. It is a fun and bold look and these soft pastel tones are perfect for the spring and summer. Recreate the pink and green look or try two different pastel colors.

10. Pink Flame Nail Design

Flame nails have become a must-have and here is how to wear the trend in style! This mani features pink oval nails with a pink flame on each nail. We love how it is only the outline because it looks stylish but also creates a more low-key version so the design will suit everyone. There is a tutorial for this design on the nail artist’s page. The products used are CND Shellac in shades Cream Puff and Pink Bikini.

Pink Flame Nail Design

Source: @nailsbycambria

11. Glitzy Black Oval Nails

Next, we have a glam look to show you. Two different glitter designs have been used and there is also one matte black nail with rhinestones. We love the glitter, rhinestones and matte texture because together they look so stylish and glitzy. This is a gorgeous mani that is perfect for nights out and special occasions.

12. Elegant French Ombre Nails

If you want a chic and elegant mani, then this next idea is perfect for you. For this look we have longer oval nails. All the nails have the same French ombre design. French ombre uses the colors of a classic French mani but instead of the white tips, the colors are blended to create stylish ombre. This design is so easy to wear, it will suit everyone and it will suit every occasion as well.

13. Neon Pink Nails

The next nail idea is trendy, bold and fun. For this look most of the nails are pink. There is also one accent nail that is white with elegant neon nail art. We love this because the neon shades look amazing. A nail design like this is perfect for the spring and summer because neon colors are a must-have.

14. Cute Cloud Design

Looking for cute and quirky nail art? Well, then this is for you. Here we have nude oval nails and two of the nails are decorated with white clouds! It is such a fun and unique nail design. You can find tutorials for cloud nail art online so you can try this look yourself. Recreate this or you can have nude nails with just one cloud accent nail.

Cute Cloud Nail Design

Source: @indigonails

15. Pretty Floral Nails

This next mani is so pretty and it is another one of our favorites! Both hands have different art. The nails on one hand are nude with light blue tips and there is one accent nail with a botanical design. While the other hand uses a similar pattern. We love the use of light blue for the tips and the floral art looks stunning. This mani is perfect for the spring.

Pretty Floral Nails

Source: @nailsrnd

16. Bright Pink Nail Idea

Next, we have another bright pink look to show you. This time all of the oval nails are matte pink while one of the nails is also decorated with tiny rhinestones. It is a stylish and simple nail idea that will suit everyone. Recreate this or use a different shade of pink. Any will look gorgeous, from pastel tones to dark.

17. Vibrant Pink Oval Nails with Watermelon Art

The next nail idea is keeping the bright pink theme. For this look, most of the nails are pink but there is also an accent nail on each hand. The accent nail is light pink with watermelon nail art. It is such a fun and cute design that is perfect for the summer. There are lots of watermelon nail tutorials online, so you can recreate this look yourself.

Vibrant Pink Oval Nails with Watermelon Art

Source: @xmedzikx

18. Neon and Glitter Tips

If you like cute and unique nail ideas, then take a look at this. Three different designs have been used in this mani. Some nails are nude with pink tips, the next is nude with sparkly tips and the last nail is covered in glitter. It is a fun and bold design. Try the whole look or use one or two designs on all nails.

19. French Ombre with a Purple Flower

Earlier we featured French ombre nails. If you liked that idea, then take a look at this mani. This one again uses French ombre but there is one accent nail too. The accent nail features a purple flower with rhinestones. It is such a glam idea and the flower looks stunning. Recreate this or use a different colored flower. You can hand-paint the flower or buy nail stickers.

20. Simple Oval Nails

Next, we have another trendy nail design to show you. This time the nails are painted in grey and white tones to create a chic and stylish mani. These neutral colors look gorgeous and this design is great for those who prefer more low-key nail art. The look is easy to create, you just need similar colors.

Simple Oval Nails

Source: @tior_nails

21. Pink and Orange Ombre Nails

Love ombre nail art? If so, check this out. Here we have a pink and orange version. So, the nails start with a light pink color that then changes to neon orange. The colors look stunning together and both are a must-have for the spring and summer. There are tutorials for ombre art online. This look is actually pretty easy to recreate!

22. Glam Nude and Gold Design

The next nail idea is super glam! For this look, the nails use nude and gold glitter. Two different nude textures have been used including matte and glossy. One nail is covered in gold glitter too. The colors look stunning and the glitter really glams up the look. This mani is perfect for when you want your nails to wow.

23. Candy Stripes

The last nail idea is cute and bright. These nails have candy stripes. So, the nail starts with a pastel pink and then white and silver stripes have been added. Each nail has a sweep of glitter too. It is a fun and stylish nail idea that is great for the summer. You can create the striped look with nail tape. Any pastel color can be used instead of pink.

We hope you have found a beautiful nail design to try!

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