23 Beautiful Pastel Nails for Spring 2021

The spring season is almost here and summer is not far way. That means pastel colors are back! All of the soft, light and beautiful tones are now a must-have in fashion, beauty and nails. With that said, we thought it would be the perfect time to give you some nail inspiration so we have collected 23 pretty pastel nails to inspire you. You will find different shades from pink to green and lots of different ways to wear the colors. There are also designs for all nail abilities whether you are a pro or are trying nail art for the first time. So, take a look and give your nails a fresh and trendy spring makeover!

1. Long Pastel Nails

First up, we have these simple and stylish pastel nails. The nails are long with a coffin shape and are a light blue shade. It is a beautiful nail idea and the look is perfect for the spring and summer. You can buy pastel blue polishes online and this color will suit all nail lengths and shapes.

Long Pastel NailsĀ in Light Blue

Source: @nailsbybano

2. Yellow Coffin Nail Design

Another popular pastel color is yellow and this next mani shows how to wear it in style! Here we have glitzy nails. One nail is simply yellow, the next has ombre, then yellow sparkle and finally one nail is yellow with rhinestones. The different nail art looks stunning and it really makes a statement. Recreate the whole mani or you can use maybe one or two of the designs that you like best. Tutorials for ombre can be found online.

Yellow Coffin Nail Design

Source: @nailsbybano

3. Pretty Pastel Blue Nails

Next, we have a fun and cute nail design. This is another blue look but this time it has been paired with white. Two nails are white, one nail is sparkly, the next has chevron art and the last nail is white with stripes. It is a trendy and bold look that will jazz up your nails. You can buy chevron stencils online and you can create the stripes with nail tape. Ella + Mila polish in colors baby blue and pure love were used to create this mani.

Pretty Pastel Blue Nails

Source: @kt_tk1

4. Pastel Hearts

This next nail idea is one of our favorites because it is so unique, creative and stylish. For this look, all of the nails are either pastel purple or pink with two accent nails with cute hearts. Matte finish really suits the pastel colors. You can hand-paint art like this with a thin brush or you can buy stencils in different shapes and sizes online.

Pastel Heart Nails for Spring

Source: @amanda.sudolll

5. Long Ombre Nails with Flowers

If you like bold and pretty nail art, then this idea is perfect for you. The nails all feature nude, light yellow, green and light blue pastel ombre. One nail is also decorated with 3D flowers. It will be a beautiful mani for the spring. Recreate this or you can try a subtler version on shorter nails. Maybe try using painted flowers rather than the 3D ones, as you can buy stickers or hand-paint the flowers yourself.

6. Summery Pastel Orange Nails

Next, we have a pastel orange mani to show you. For this look, the nails are a long stiletto shape and they are all painted pastel orange with a little sparkle. It is a pretty, bold and fun nail idea that is great for the spring and summer. A simple design like this will suit all nail lengths and shapes.

Summery Pastel Orange Nails

Source: @nailsbybano

7. Rainbow Nail Design

The next nail idea is cute and creative. Each nail is a different pastel color which include pink, purple, yellow and blue shades. Rhinestones have also been added which really makes a statement. Two of the nails also have trendy gradient art. We love the pretty colors and the nail shape, it is such a stylish idea. You can find gradient nail tutorials online. Recreate this or you can use a different pastel color palette.

Pastel Rainbow Nails for Spring

Source: @stylizacjakarolinawiatr

8. Pastel Rainbow Ombre

If the bolder colors are not for you, then you can try something more subtle like this. Here we have nude nails and each one has a soft pastel ombre design. Midway to tip, the nails are either blue, purple, green or yellow. It is a beautiful look and it is perfect for those who want to try pastel colors without the overall mani being too statement making. Try something similar or you can also use one pastel color for all nails.

Pastel Rainbow Ombre Nails

Source: @nadiaa_o

9. Chic Pastel Blue Nail Design

Pastel colors suit many other colors too, one of which is silver. Here is how to wear light blue and silver in style. There are two accent nails – a silver glitter nail and a nude one with white lines, while the rest are simply light blue. It is a glitzy, trendy and fun look. You can recreate the light blue version or opt for any other color combination.

Pretty Pastel Blue Nail Design

Source: @nail_sunny

10. Pastel Rainbow Short Nails

Next, we have a pastel rainbow look. This time all of the nails are nude and each tip is decorated with soft rainbow ombre. It is a beautiful look and it is a more low-key way to add a pop of color to your look. You can try the multi colored look or you can try one pastel shade in a different color on each nail. That way you will still have rainbows but just in a different way.

11. Cute Pastel Yellow Nails

If you like pastel yellow, then you need to check out this idea. For this look, most of the nails are nude with pastel yellow ombre. One nail is also completely yellow and glittery. This is a fun and pretty look that will suit everyone. There are tutorials online for this type of ombre effect. This design will look amazing in any pastel color.

12. Magical Mani

We love this next nail design! Here we have shorter nails and each one is decorated with a variety of different pastel colors. Each nail is also adorned with gold stars and the moon which give the mani a magical and mystical look. This is a gorgeous and fun design. You can buy gold nail embellishments like these online. You can use them on plain pastel colors if the bolder background is not for you.

13. Pink and Green Coffin Nails

Looking for a statement making idea? If so, check this out. This mani use pastel pink and green shades! One nail is pink, the next has pink and green gradient, then sparkly green and finally there is a green nail with rhinestones. The other hand uses similar art but the colors go the other way. It is a gorgeous nail design and it shows how to wear a bright color combo in a stylish and glitzy way.

Pink and Green Coffin Nails

Source: @nailsbybano

14. Pastel Kisses

The next idea is bright, bold and perfect for Valentine’s Day! For this look, each nail is nude and each one is decorated with either a V tip or pastel kisses. Lip nail designs have become a must-have, especially around Valentine’s Day, so this pastel nail design will be amazing for the spring and summer. You can buy kiss stencils online so you can try a similar look yourself.

15. Simple Matte Pastel Nails

Earlier in the post we shared a few pastel nail designs with a matte finish. If you loved those ideas, then check this one out too. The nail design was created using five pastel colors – orange, light pink, blue, light green and yellow. This is a cute and pretty look that is actually easy to create but still eye-catching. You can recreate this look for Easter, too.

Matte Pastel Nails

Source: @nail_poisk

16. Pastel Gradient Coffin Nails

Give your nails a fun and girly makeover with a design like this one. Here we have pastel pink and blue gradient nails with a matte finish. It is such a bold and statement making look. This is perfect for those who love matte nails. You can recreate this look or use any pastel colors for the gradient. You will find nail gradient tutorials online.

17. Cute Spring Nails with Butterflies

Next, we have another ombre look but this one has a spring vibe. The nails are nude and light blue ombre with two accent nails that feature pretty butterflies. This is a unique way to use pastel colors and we love it. You can buy butterfly stickers online or you can hand-paint them with a thin brush.

18. Pastel Gradient Almond Nails

If you love more unique nail art, then you need to check this out! This mani features two gradient designs – pink and green and purple and blue one. Purple and blue is a classic color combo and with nails like this, we can see why! Recreate the look or opt for any other pastel color combo. This design will work on any nail shape and length.

19. Glam Purple and Pink Nails

We love this next nail idea, it is so pretty and glam! Most of the nails are a coffin shape but one is a stiletto shape. Some are pastel pink and some a light purple. There is even a little sparkle too. The colors are stunning and the different nail shapes look so trendy. This is a beautiful and statement making pastel nail design.

Glam Purple and Pink Nails

Source: @nailsbykatrins

20. Matte Short Nails

This next nail idea is so simple and cute! The nails are matte and medium length. Each nail is a different pastel color – light purple, light pink, coral and yellow. It is such a fun and cute look and it reminds us of ice cream and cakes. If you want nails that are cute, simple and summery, then this is for you.

21. Colorful Pastel Coffin Nails

Next, we have a simple, bold and colorful idea. So for this, each nail is painted in a different pastel shade. From blue to yellow and finally pink. It is cute look that is easy to create and wear. This mani will suit everyone and it can be created on any nail length and shape. Recreate this or you can jazz it up with glitter or rhinestones.

Colorful Pastel Coffin Nails

Source: @nailsbybano

22. Blue and Light Yellow Ombre

Love pastel blue? If so, check this out. Here we have nails with blue and light yellow ombre art. The color combo is stunning and pastel blue compliments yellow perfectly. This is a stylish design that is perfect for the summer. Try a similar design or you can use any pastel color with yellow.

Blue and Light Yellow Ombre Nails

Source: @amur_nails

23. Pastel Chrome Nails

The last pastel nail design that we have to show you is a trendy chrome look. The pastels used are a stunning choice and it is such a pretty way to wear a more unique nail finish like chrome. Recreate the whole look or use one or two designs on all nails.

We hope you love all of these pastel nails and have found a stylish design to try.

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