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60 nude nail designs 2023

60 *Classic* Nude Nail Design Ideas

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Aah, the nude nail. A true classic that can be customised for any occasion or event.

It looks as great on short as it does on long nails, and lends itself to any nail shape. Nude nails are still having a moment in 2023 and let us tell you, we are *so* here for it!

Whether you prefer to keep your nails au natural, wear long tips, go full acrylic, or a gorgeous gel polish, nude is one of the most flattering colours to go for.

From pale pink or beige to tan and brown, frosty winter nudes and bright spring and summer sets, we’ve rounded up the 60 best nudes (not that kind of nude), to take you through the year and seasons!


60 classic nude nail designs

1. Short nude nails

A complete classic, short nails look particularly neat in a shade of nude.

Pair with some dainty gold or silver jewellery and you’ve got a feminine and sophisticated look for any occasion.

classic nude nail design

Image – @cantinhodogel/Instagram


2. Stilletto nude nails

Seen recently on the likes of Kim K, stiletto nude nails are making a real point in 2023 (get it?! *wink*) We love this look with teeny gold polka dots – so cute!

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @sunutrition_/Instagram


3. Almond nude nails

This nude tone looks amazing with almond-shaped nails and some simple art. You can easily replicate this look at home using a nail dotting pen/tool or a small brush dipped in your fave contrasting polish.

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Image – @zhenya__borisova/Instagram


4. Square nude nails

Nude looks super elegant on square nails, especially if you keep them quite short like the set below.

nude nail designs

Image – @lapetite.nailstudio/Instagram


5. Nude coffin nails

Coffin nails are a really popular shape that has been having a bit of a moment over the past few years. Although not our fave shape here at Live That Glow HQ, we are partial to an understated nude set.

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Image – @larmoirenails/Instagram


6. Nude round nails

We think these barely there nude almond nails are the epitome of class!

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Image – @saraznailz/Instagram


7. Long nude nails

lengthen your fingers with a set of long, nude nails.

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Image – @napaznokciach/Instagram


8. Nude pink nails

There are SO many shades of nude, go for the brown hues or opt for a pink shade like the pretty set below.

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Image – @lapetite.nailstudio/Instagram


9. Nude and white nails

The *perfect* combination. Add white tips for a classic French tip-style set of nails, or use the white polish to create some swirly designs.

nude nails designs 2023

Image – @vvikys_beauty_lounge/Instagram


10. Milky nude nails

Tons of celebs have been seen sporting the milky nude nail, and we can see why.

60 classic nude nails

Image – @imarninails/Instagram


11. Nude French tip nails

We love a French tip here at Live That Glow HQ! There is literally nothing more classic, elegant and clean looking than this style.

classic nude nail design

Image – @konnails__/Instagram


12. Nude double French tip nails

Not keen on the typical Frenchie? Try this twist on the trend with a double tip.

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Image – @ieva_nail_architects/Instagram


13. Black and nude nails

The perfect combo! Go for some black French tips with a nude base or try something a little different, like this set of nude and black marble. Obsessed.

nude nail design

Image – @ivana_alexandrova/Instagram


14. Nude brown nails

Brown doesn’t have to be boring! While a well-executed set of neat brown nails does look great, we love this take on the nude trend with designs on each nail.

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @nails_bycourtney_/Instagram


15. Ombre nude nails

Created by Chanel nail artist Betina Goldstein, this minimalist marble pink and subtle nude ombre set looks amazing with a cute gold border. Tres chic.

Oh, and for 60 more stunning ombre nail ideas, take a look at our guide here.

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Image – @Betina_goldstein/Instagram


16. Nude glitter nails

Also known as a ‘naked glitter mani’, a base colour close to your skin tone with some glitter highlight is perfect for any event or everyday wear. Perfect.

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Image – @HELUVIEE/Instagram


17. Nude sparkle nails

Add a touch of sparkle to your nude mani for a subtle twist on the trend.

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18. Nude matte nails

Nude matte nails look great in any shape and length, and literally any season.

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Image – @holahermosa.katowice/Instagram


19. Nude chrome nails

Seen on singer Pixie Lott at her wedding, this trend is super customisable whether you opt for a base coat close to your skin tone or try lighter/darker hues.

chrome nude nails nude nail designs 2023

Image – @nailsbyzola/Instagram


20. Glazed donut nude nails

This trend blew up when Hailey Bieber took to TikTok to reveal *exactly* what she asks for at the salon, and it’s been bang on trend  ever since!

classic nude nail designs

Image – @nailsbyzola/Instagram


21. Red and nude nails

A neutral nude base with red accents is the *perfect* combination. Go for some cool red nail art or simple French tips like the set below.

nude nail designs

Image – @rico_nailss/Instagram


22. Blue and nude nails

These. Nails. Are. EVERYTHING. That’s literally all we have to say about this stunning combo paired with one of the coolest outfits we’ve seen in a while.

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @katiealice_nail_design/Instagram


23. Grey and nude nails

These grey and nude nails look ultra cosy, perfect paired with a cosy sweater!

60 classic nail designs 2023

Image – @nailsbypaulin/Instagram


24. Green and nude nails

Who knew nude and green would look this good together?!

classic nude nails

Image – @amyle.nails/Instagram


25. Yellow and nude nails

These yellow and nude nails are giving us real sunshine and summer vibes.

classic nude nail designs

Image – @beautique_kent/Instagram


26. Orange and nude nails

These orange and nude nails with gold accents look juicy enough to eat!

60 nude nail design ideas

Image – @_vikinails/Instagram


27. Lilac and nude nails

This lilac and nude manicure is giving us ice-cream vibes. Vanilla, please!

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @vivianmariewong/Instagram


28. Barbiecore nude nails

Barbiecore is everywhere at the moment thanks to Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie – and we are obsessed!

classic nude nail designs

Image – @amberjhnails/Instagram


29. Nude nails with rhinestones

Add instant glam to your nude nails with gems and rhinestones.

nude rhinestone nails

Image – @DISSEYNAILS/Instagram


30. Nude acrylic nails

A regular at the salon rather than a DIY nail gal? We’ve got ya with this ultra-clean and tidy acrylic nude nail set.

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Image – @jenphillipsnailartist/Instagram


31. Nude gel nails

Longer lasting than your regular nail polish (we recommend giving your nails a 1 – 2 week break between gels, though), a set of nude gel nails will see you through loads of different occasions this 2023.

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Image – @zoia_fadieieva_nails/Instagram


32. Modern nude nails

A classic twist on the French tips (told you we were obsessed…)

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @tiffanyabbigailebeauty/Instagram


33. Nude nails with animal print

It’s a jungle out there, so make sure your nails look good – whether you go for zebra, leopard print, tiger stripes, or a combination like the set below!

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @ninashappynails/Instagram


34. Matte nude nails with designs

This nail art is seriously cool, and nude makes the perfect base for some really out-there designs. Stuck for inspiration? We got you, check out our 60 coolest nail design ideas of 2023!

classic nude nail designs

Image – @nailsbyheather.errington/Instagram


35. Glossy nude nails with art

If you want to wear nude nails with bright designs that don’t stand out too much, add a glossy polish over the top.

classic nude nail designs

Image – @filenstylebyais/Instagram


36. Nude nails with evil eye design

This design has really been having a moment in 2023, think Greece and Turkey with these nude and deep blue evil eye nails. Get us on the plane!

classic nude nail designs

Image – @beauty_by_kully/Instagram


37. Nude nails with red hearts

We are loving these off-the-side French tip nails with dainty hearts! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Or any day, really.

nude nails with hearts

Image – @nylove_nail/Instagram


38. Nude nails with black hearts

For a less girly and more gothic take, use black polish instead of red.

nude nail designs ideas 2023

Image – @sofiamaria.nails/Instagram


39. Nude nails with polka dots

Polka dots will look great with literally any outfit, and you can customise them in any colour!

classic nude nail designs

Image – @anetaujwary/Instagram


40. Simple nude nails

These do *exactly* what they say on the tin. Clean. Cute. Minimalist and super sophisticated.

classic nude nail designs 2023

Image – @bycamillelouise/Instagram


41. Multicoloured nude nails

Summer is literally just around the corner, and a set of nude nails with groovy bright designs will look amazing at those upcoming festivals or while holding your cocktail at the beach bar.

classic nude nails designs

Image – @katiealice_nail_design/Instagram


42. Neon nude nails

Fancy making a statement? Add some neon prints to your nudes and you’ll really turn some heads.

classic nude nail design ideas

Image – @taryns.nails/Instagram


43. Nude with neon tips

We love these nude nails with bright neon tips and tiny orange dots!

60 nude classic nail designs

Image – @elartopl/Instagram


44. Geometric nude nails

Geometric nails have made a huge comeback lately, and they’re actually pretty easy to do at home – all you need is a couple of nail polishes, a thin brush, and a steady hand.

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @pomalowanki_iwona_wilk/Instagram


45. Nude wedding nails

Nude is the perfect shade for wedding nails, lending itself well to any colour dress – even if you won’t be wearing typical white or ivory.

classic nude nail designs

Image – @pomalowanki_iwona_wilk/Instagram


46. Gold and nude nails

Is there a better combo than gold and nude? We will let you answer that.

classic nude nails

Image – @paintboxnails/Instagram


47. Gold leaf nude nails

Nothing says luxury like gold leaf, add some Chanel and you’re all set.

classic nude nails

Image – @bellanails.o2/Instagram


48. Silver and nude nails

We are slightly in love with this ultra-cool nude nail manicure with black tips and amazing silver nail art.

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Image – @nailsbyheather.errington/Instagram


49. Rose gold and nude nails

Pinks, whites, and rose gold are a classic combo and look great with gold jewellery.

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @nailsbycharlx/Instagram


50. Nude marble nails

Marble nails are having a bit of a moment, and we are here for it. This set with tiny gems on the cuticle is just b-e-a-utiful!

classic nude nails

Image – @polskiepaznokcie/Instagram


51. Nude spring nails

Some say daisies are like sunshine for the ground, so why not wear them on your nails?

spring nails nude

Image – @oliveandjune/Instagram


52. Yellow and nude spring nails

When life gives you lemons…

nude nails designs 2023

Image – @mollydawsonbeauty/Instagram


53. Nude summer nails

This set is actually perfect for spring or summer, nothing says warm weather and blue skies like some flower nail art.

classic nude nails designs 2023

Image – @rachelsbeauty_/Instagram


54. Summer fruit nude nails

This juicy fruit nail art on a nude base is perfect for those hot summer days around the pool.

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Image – @nailsbyheather.errington/Instagram


55. Nude fall nails

Nude is the perfect shade for fall, think crunching on fallen leaves, spiced pumpkin cappuccinos, warm sweaters, and relaxing by the fire.

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @bornprettystore/Instagram


56. Halloween nude nails

We are sure that most of you don’t think of nude when choosing your Halloween talons but, seriously, how cute are these ghoulish ghost barely there nude nails?!

purple halloween coffin nails

Image – @pressedbycharlotte/Instagram


57. Nude winter nails

Snowflakes and connotations of candy canes, nude makes the perfect base for Christmas designs.

classic nude nail designs

Image – @vwnails_/Instagram


58. Snowflake nude nails

Nude, glitter, AND snowflakes? Say no more.

classic nude nails

Image – @emmadollymix/Instagram


59. Nude Christmas nails

Get the bright lights of Christmas painted onto your nails this winter, for a perfect set that really says deck the halls!

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @katemarandola/Instagram


60. Santa nude nails

And last but not least, how cute are these Santa hat tips on a nude base?! Ho ho ho!

nude nail designs 2023

Image – @kurochapp/Instagram


And there we have it, 60 classic nude nail design ideas for all year round, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “send nudes!”



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Senior Beauty Editor

Laura Kemp started her journalism career as a news reporter for one of the largest newspaper groups in Europe before moving into features and editorial writing. Combining her love of hard-hitting journalism with her passion for beauty, she’s now Beauty Editor at Live That Glow. When she’s not writing, researching, or interviewing her favourite experts, you’ll find Laura practicing her downward dog or drifting on her paddleboard.

Expertise: Hair care, nails
Education: University of Salford

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