When it comes to nails, most women think that picking the color is their biggest decision. But they’re wrong. Picking the color is not the only decision you need to make—picking the right shape is just as important. The shape will set the tone for the color you want.
The almond shape is the latest trend in manicures, and for good reason. The almond shape is a perfect balance between long nails and no nails at all. Just imagine that tasty nut and its shape, and that’s what you get on your nails.
Almond nails are here to stay. They are not just a short phase. So, in order to get you ready for the latest trend in manicures, we have some almond nails ideas you can try.
1. Perfect rose almond nails
Let’s start with something classy and simple—the romantic pink color. This is something you wear if you stylish, good-looking nails but you don’t want to stand out or your nails to pop.
2. Sensational almond nails
Now, on the other hand, if you want something that will draw attention, you go for an unconventional color. Also, notice how the top is sharper than usual. This manicure just screams sex appeal.
3. Lovely pink glitter almond nails
In the same spirit as the romantic pink nails, with just a little tweak—the glitter. You know that the 4 + 1 combination is very popular in the manicure world. You need just one nail that pops.
4. Lavender almond shaped nails
Lavender is another color that is gentle, romantic, and stylish at the same time. Lavender isn’t a color that will make you the star of the night, but it will be easy to combine with any outfit.
5. Brown almond nails
Brown has been making its way into the manicure world for a few years now. I’ve come to understand that women opt for brown when they want something sexy, not red. You can say the same about men who choose brown suits instead of black.
6. Black matte almond shaped nails
If you remember at the beginning, I said that the almond shape is the perfect balance between long nails and no nails at all. But sometimes, people want long nails with an almond shape, as is the case here. And the black matte color is just perfect for the shape and size.
7. Nude almond nails
Some people can’t wear color on their nails. Their job description just doesn’t allow it (for example, people who work in a bank). And for them, nude almond nails are just perfect. You still have stylish nails that can last for two to three weeks without any care, and they are appropriate for the work environment.
8. Perfect almond shaped nails
Very close in color to the nude color, and a very classy, office-inspired design and color. But as most of you know, women working in offices just have to find a way to look elegant!
9. Ashy purple almond nails
Purple is one of my favorite colors; it’s often associated with royalty, power, and luxury (which is exactly what you want sometimes). And while this is not your normal purple color, it is still very close to it. In fact, the ashy version brings a certain flair and uniqueness to it.
10. Sweet almond nails
If you have to have nude nails, at least do something with the shape and size. And that is exactly what happens here. Notice how the length is longer than usual, and the top is sharper than usual. You can wear nude nails and still be sexy and provocative at the same time.
11. Bright pink almond shaped nails
Pink can be sensual and romantic, but pink can also pop. Yes, it looks more like a teenage, girly color. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it.
12. Fruity nails
Every once in a while, every woman wants to experiment with her nails. So why not try something like fruity nails? They are awesome. The only thing you need to worry about is if they are in line with your character.
13. Almond shaped nails with rhinestones
As with every nail design and size, accessories are part of the almond nails as well. There are many options when it comes to accessorizing your nails. Rhinestones are just one option, but it’s definitely a classy one.
14. Flower nails
Same as with fruity nails, flower nails is a design you just have to try once in your life. And while fruity nails make you look like a little girl, flower nails define you as a romantic at heart.
15. Almond shaped nails with 3-D art design
One thing is certain: the girl making your nails will hate you. But in the end, you’ll come out with a playful design. And that’s more than many of us can hope for.
16. Mint almond nails
I’ve noticed that in the past few years, mint is making an entrance into the fashion world. Call it the new pink if you like, but mint is a romantic, gentle, and girly color. And it is definitely one that can work with different outfits. So, go for it.
17. Blue matte almond nails
Remember when we talked about purple nails, and how they show power and royalty? Well, this blue design is very close to that as well. After all, they don’t call it “royal blue” for nothing!
18. White and gold almond shaped nails
Personally, I’m not a fan of glitter and gold. But that doesn’t mean that the design doesn’t look good. However, it takes a certain character to wear these nails with pride and confidence. You have to be confident in yourself—otherwise, you’ll look awful!
19. Pretty pink almond nails
We had girly pink nails before. These are a bit different, as in, they are longer. But they are also different in the color scheme. A black and white nail in the middle is a great way to make things different and playful.
20. Nude with tribal almond nails
As I’ve said a few times by now, even if you go with a nude color, you can still have good-looking nails. There are a few ways to do that. One is shape and size, as in longer and sharper. Another way is with accessories, like rhinestones. And yet another way is the design way. As in, making one nail stand out with a different design, such as tribal.
21. Sheer black and nude almond nails
Now these nails look awesome. But the thing is, they limit you in what can you wear with them; you just have to wear a black or white outfit. You simply cannot go out with a colorful dress and these dark nails.
22. Light pink almond nails with silver applications
We had rhinestones, and now we have silver accessories. Unlike rhinestones, which are more subtle and hard to put on, silver is something that really pops. And if that’s what you’re looking for, I’m not the one to stop you.
23. Baby pink and black almond nails with animal prints for accent
These look like they’re taken from Kylie Jenner’s book. Hollywood A-listers love designs like this one—and they’re something you can mimic at any time.
24. Whitey tidy
No, this is not a wedding nails design. White is just one of the best colors when you want to look clean, sleek, and sophisticated. Very few colors beat that. And for nails, rarely can any color achieve that effect.
25. Creative nail designs
As with some other nail designs on the list, this one takes time. But if you like to be playful and unique, this design definitely gets the job done.
26. Royal purple
If you want to take the purple nail color to the next level, you add glitter, which is exactly what happens here. I know women usually stick to the 4 + 1 combo, but 3 + 2 is also a good one. The latter is better when you want a more balanced design, not just one nail that pops.
27. Leopard red
Whenever you go red, your goal is to stand out. You want to be sexy, and you want people to gaze at you. And then you add a leopard design. You just have to complement this nail design with a very sexy outfit!
28. Sparkling almond nails
Orange is an underrated color when it comes to nail designs. Few people opt for orange, probably because they don’t like the color. But I like how it looks cheerful, positive, and happy.
29. Black and gold
Black and gold is the classy “I’ve made it in life” look. Just look at celebrities—when they want to look luxurious and classy, they wear a black dress with gold accessories. And that’s the same scheme you can follow on your nails.
We had lavender at the beginning, and now we have it again. But there is a difference in the size. It all comes down to whether you want to be cute and romantic, or sexy and wild. Yes, you can be wild with a lavender color.
31. Luxury almond nails
Purple nails with some dazzle—now that’s something that will get you noticed! You just can’t ignore them; gaze at them for a few seconds, and you can’t take your eyes away. That’s an effect that’s hard to accomplish.
32. Awesome almond shaped nails
I’m sure you’ve forgotten about fuchsia; it was the color of the year a few years ago. But it’s still a very nice color that brings a perfect balance between red and purple.
33. Gorgeous gold metallic tone
You can take these girls to a party, and you’ll be one of the best-looking women out there. Just be careful to not over accessorize your hands; the gold metallic nails are all the accessories you need.
34. Deep wine red almond nails
I would like to finish the list with a design that is sexy, classy, and elegant at the same time. And no color can do that better than red. It all comes down to the shade you choose, but this one is perfectly balanced.
I hope you found some inspiration here, and if you have any other nail ideas, feel free to share with us!