French nail art is a design used on fingernails. Instead of painting the nail with one specific color, two colors are used. The first color is used to cover the entire nail, while the second color only covers the white tip of the nail. Lastly, a clear color is used to cover the entire nail and this seals in the first two colors. There can be many color variations with French nail art and different designs can also be used.
French tip nails are classic designs that have stood the test of time. The core idea of the French manicure is painting the tip of the nail in a color that either complements or contrasts with the base color. Using two colors to polish the nail is considered a French manicure. These two colors are typically a neutral color for the nail and a bright white color for the tip. With French nail art, any colors can be used to polish the nail and tip. For example, a neutral color can be used to cover the entire nail but the tip color can be changed to match clothing or accessories. This color does not necessarily have to be white.
Trendy polishes like gels and chrome nails are included here, along with fresh takes on the French manicure like glitter and embellishments. True nail addicts will find many pretty and fun ideas that will make their manicures stand out in a crowd.
It is easy to do many of these designs at home. All you need are two different kinds of polish and a steady hand. There are many ways to make your look stand out when compared to the traditional manicure. We have collected 30+ gorgeous french tip nail designs for your next look.