57 Purple Nail Ideas That Are *Insanely* Hot Right Now
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Forget 50 Shades of Grey, we’ve got 57 shades of purple!
Purple is often synonymous with all things royal and regal, but times have changed, my friend.
Think glitter, neon, gems, shimmer, holograms and nail art that are insanely hot right now!
Purple nails look *amazing* on any skin tone, all you need to do is find the shade and tone that suits you best, whether you love long acrylics, short gel nails, fun nail art, or simple polish.
From deep plum shades for winter to lavender pastels that are superb for spring, we’ve got you covered with the most intricate nail art and must-try shades.
Light purple nails
1. Light purple coffin nails
We are kicking off the hottest purple nails right now with this long and elegant mani that will definitely make a statement. Also, how *amazing* does light purple look with gold jewellery?
We’ve said it before and we will say it again, French tips don’t need to be white and nude! Switch it up with some light purple tips for a new twist on this trend that *never* goes out of style.
3. Almond nails
Perfect for spring, these lavender light purple almond nails are *just* the right length.
4. Light purple short nails
This short and neat mani is a perfect take on the trend that will still be acceptable in the office!
Dark purple designs
5. Long dark purple nails
It’s giving space vibes and we are so. here. for. it.
6. Ombre nails
You can’t beat a set of ombre nails, and this mani has it all – glitter, shimmer, lilac and plum!
7. Dark purple glitter nails
This purple shade is seriously opulent, add some gold flecks for a truly regal look.
8. Dark purple nails with nail art
Dark purple lends itself very well to stunning nail art, we love this intricate space-themed design.
White and purple ideas
9. White and purple almond nails
Almond-shaped nails are *super* classy and regal, and this nail art is fit for a Queen.
10. White and purple marble nails
The water marble trend is still very much alive and well over on Instagram and TikTok, and we are SO in love with this swirly pastel mani. Dreamy.
11. Gradient nails
This mani is pretty easy to recreate at home, all you need is a white polish and a few shades of purple that seamlessly transition into darker tones.
Pink and purple nails
12. Pink and purple with nail art
Just looking at this mani makes me so happy! The design and colours are *perfect* for the Barbiecore trend that’s still all over the media.
13. Short nails
Can you believe this mani has *actually* been created with halo nail foils?! We love them in this short length for a more understated look.
Wondering how you remove your nail foils? We got you – check out this article dedicated to nail wrap removal!
14. Pink and purple mermaid nails
When I think of mermaids, I think of greens, blues, pinks, and purples all tied together with glitter and scales. This mani is *literally* that, perfection.
Yellow and purple
15. Yellow and purple short nails
This set is giving Austin Powers vibes – Groovy baby, yeah!
16. Square acrylics
This understated – but gorgeous – yellow and purple acrylic mani is seriously sweet.
17. Yellow and purple nails with flower design
This funky mani using all the colours of the rainbow (including yellow and purple) is perfect for summer days.
Orange and purple nails
18. Orange and purple tie-dye nails
We are taking it back to the 90s with this orange and purple tie-dye mani – Tubular, man.
19. Handpainted designs
Mix your orange and purple nails with complementing colours like teal, yellow, and red for a *totally* flower-power look.
20. Orange and purple round nails
This orange and purple zig-zag mani is a serious statement, perfect for Halloween.
Blue and purple ideas
21. Blue and purple stiletto nails
These blue and purple short stiletto nails with doughnut nail art look good enough to eat!
22. Square nails
Pastel shades of blue and purple look SO dreamy together, this swirly set is giving ice-cream sundae. YUM.
23. Blue and purple glitter nails
Purple, blue and gold leaf make the perfect team.
Black and purple nails
24. Black and purple stiletto nails
Black and purple nails don’t HAVE to be gothic! This marble stiletto set is feminine and fierce.
25. Short gel nails
A *super* glossy set of short gel nails will always be bang on trend.
26. Glitter ombre nails
We love this slight twist on the ombre trend, using glitter instead of plain purple!
Purple and silver
27. Purple and silver acrylic glitter nails
Any shade of purple looks amazing with silver, just like this set using different tones.
28. Purple and silver round marble nails
These long, round nails really elongate the fingers and the silver leaf is SO chic. In. Love.
29. Purple and silver tips with nail art
A fab twist on the classic French nails with this stunning mani using hues of shimmery purple. Totally mesmerising!
Gold and purple nails
30. Purple acrylic nails with gold leaf
“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly AKA The Queen.
31. With gold gems
We can *totally* see this stunning mani taking centre stage at an Indian wedding. Super chic.
32. French tips with gold accents
This mani is a super modern take on the classic French tip, and we are so here for it.
Chrome purple nails
33. Chrome purple long nails
A dark, more opaque purple hue will help achieve a bolder, more futuristic finish for chrome nails. How STUNNING is this mani?!
34. Chrome purple donut nails
Turned into a huge trend by Hailey Bieber, donut nails are a cool and subtle take on the chrome mani. Just use a pastel purple and an iridescent polish to get the look.
35. Short nails
Prefer your nails short and neat? No problem! This trend is perfect for *literally* any length.
Glitter purple nails
36. Glitter purple almond nails
Purple? Check. Glitter? Check. Ombre? Check. This mani Has. It. All!
37. Glitter purple natural nails
How cute are these Polly Pocket charms?! Rumour has it, there’s a Polly Pocket movie in the works, so save this look to get ahead of the trend!
38. Glitter Frenchies
These glitter purple French tips are a nod to the space nail trend without being TOO out there.
Neon purple nails
39. Neon purple short nails
Neon nails don’t need to be long to make an impact!
40. Neon purple ombre nails
The sleek mani with rounded nails is a sophisticated take on the neon trend.
41. Neon purple nails with contrasting swirls
That’s right, DOUBLE purple perfection. In the search for the *best* purple nails, these are my personal fave.
Matte purple nails
42. Matte purple and nude nails
Light purple and nude are a *serious* duo, especially with this cute daisy nail art.
43. Matte purple short nails with nail art
These dainty purple nails are perfect for *any* mood.
44. Matte purple nails with gold accents
This matte purple mani is pretty perfect on its own but the gold accents are a serious level up!
Spring purple nails
45. Spring purple nails with flowers
I know, I know, we’ve already looked at some purple manis with flowers but this set is honestly PERFECT for spring! And you can never have too much flower nail art, in my opinion.
46. Valentine’s spring purple nails
These colourful hearts complete with lilac and purple are the perfect mani for Valentine’s – or Galentine’s!
47. Purple spring leopard print nails
Purple, pink AND peach? Perfect.
Summer purple nails
48. Summer purple nails with butterflies
Nothing says summer like some glittery butterflies, right? In. Love.
49. Summer purple shimmer nails
Holographic nails are *so* on trend this year, and we can see why!
50. Summer purple and teal long nails
Purple, teal and pink just screams summer ice-creams and swimming through turquoise blue seas! Heaven.
Fall purple nails
51. Fall square nails with purple hues
These perfectly polished glossy square nails with purple hues are the perfect tones for transitioning from summer to fall.
52. Fall purple Halloween coffin nails
Halloween doesn’t have to be scary! These cute and spooky ghost coffin nails are *perfect* for those of us who prefer to keep it light!
53. Fall purple moon and star almond nails
This darker shade of purple with moon and stars nail art is a great transition from fall to winter!
54. Fall dark purple short nails
A darker purple works great in fall time – all you need now is a pumpkin-spiced latte.
Winter purple nails
55. Winter purple coffin nails with Christmas nail art
Snowflakes and glitter are the perfect combo for creating a frosty Christmas mani!
56. Winter purple and gold stiletto nails
Cosy dark evenings, thick coats, cappuccinos and a set of great nails.
57. Winter frosty purple almond nails
And last but not least! These frosty almond nails are giving us snowy winter vibes.
With so many shades and tones to choose from, as well as your pick of nail shape and length, purple *really* is the perfect colour for any season!
So grab your fave shade and get painting! (Or, let your nail tech do all of the hard work for you.)