10 Milky Pastel Nail Ideas for Spring

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Pastel nails are ideal if you want to add color without going overboard. Pastels feature a milky white base, allowing you to apply pigment in a light and airy manner. “Pastel shades add a subtle pop of color,” explains Hang Nguyen, a nail artist from Nailing Hollywood. “Pastels are great for someone who wants a subtle style that nonetheless draws attention. When it comes to pastel nail polish, I prefer softer, less bright tones that offer excellent coverage and an overall delicate appearance.”



While pastels are ideal for spring, celebrity manicurist Brittney Boyce suggests that they may be worn year-round. “Most people associate pastels for spring and flower designs but to translate the colors for the colder months, you can’t go wrong with a pastel French tip or adding a chrome on top gives a cool effect,” Boyce explains. “I also love to use pastels for the aura nail trend.”




Browse the 30 pastel manicures below to find inspiration for your next style.

Simple florals

“This is a really fun look that’s easy to replicate at home,” adds Nguyen, who also wrote the book Nail Art Deck ($20). “All you need is two to three pastel colors of your choice, a white polish for the center of the flower, and a bobby pin or a dotting tool to create the flowers.”

Abstract Pastels.

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There is no incorrect way to create blobs and squiggles! To make the shapes, I used five different tones of gel polish and a bobby pin.

Lavender Milk

 

Milky nails are so much fun because they provide a subtle wash of color while revealing the beauty of your natural nails. To achieve the lavender milk effect, this look employed a light purple jelly polish.



Floral Watercolor

“This look demonstrates how to use pastels in a watercolor effect,” explains Erica De Los Santos, a nail artist located in New Jersey. “The base color is ANC Dip Baby Blue ($18).”

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Edgy Metals

 

“This look demonstrates how to use pastels in a watercolor effect,” explains Erica De Los Santos, a nail artist located in New Jersey. “The base color is ANC Dip Baby Blue ($18).”

“I love mixing pastels with metals,” Boyce explains. “It’s so cute but adds a little edge.” This look has a milky white base with a pastel pink aura down the center, as well as 3D gel designs coated with silver chrome.



Butterfly

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This style is perfect for spring and contains a pinky-purple jelly polish. Because the polish is translucent, you can see the nail’s grin line, which provides a tip look. Butterfly stickers are used to enhance one nail on each hand.

Muted pastels

Pastels don’t always have to be bright, as demonstrated by this muted manicure. Each nail features a different muted pastel for a look that’s equal parts airy and moody.

Mystic Blues

“This nail look is so mystical,” Cameron comments. “It’s perfect for the winter with different shades of blues and glitter embellishments.”

Busy Bee

This look perfectly showcases the delicate nature of pastels.

Cotton Candy

“This nail look is a pretty blend of a blue and pink ombré,” says Cameron. “The rhinestones add a fun touch to enhance the design.”




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