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60 Amazing French Tip Nail Design Ideas for 2024

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French tip nails are a total classic. Feminine and flattering, they never go out of fashion and are perfect for any time of year, any outfit, or any event.

And while we love a timeless nude and white French tip, there are so many really fun combinations and bright colours that take this manicure to the next level.

That’s why we’re taking a look at how much French tip nails cost, how you can create the look yourself, and 60 great French tip nail designs for this 2024!


French tip nail design ideas

By Nail Shape

1. Short French tip nails

You don’t need long nails to try this trend! We are starting with short French tip nails which are perfect for making the nail look longer and more elegant.


2. Oval French tips

In our opinion, an oval-shaped French tip is the best shape to use. It elongates your fingers and looks super sophisticated and clean.


3. Coffin French tip nails

Coffin nails, also known as ballerina nails, are basically the stiletto nail but with a square tip rather than a pointy one. French tips look great on this shape, and they can be as long or as short as you like.


4. Short square French tips

Most people think of long, rounded nails when they think of French tips, but a French manicure looks *amazing* on square nails, too!


5. Round French tip nails

Rounded nails elongate your nail bed to make them appear wider and more slender. This is the perfect shape for a simple, clean and minimalist French tip nail set.


6. French tip almond nails

Much like round nails, almond nails elongate your fingers and make them look more elegant. The nail wall is tapered to end in a round peak, similar to the shape of an almond. Natural nails are often too weak to hold this shape so most people go for acrylics.



French Tip Nails by Colour

7. White French tips

White tips are *the* classic French tip manicure, with a white tip and a neutral or light pink coat on the whole nail. Simple and clean!


8. Natural nude French tip nails

The classiest understated French mani. And for more nude nail ideas, take a look at 60 of the best here.


9. Pink French tip nails

Now we’re getting to the more colourful takes on the classic Frenchie! Pink is a great alternative to a white tip and looks especially good in the spring and summer months to add a pop of colour.


10. Hot pink French tip nails

If bright pink is more your shade, ask for some hot pink French tip nails on your next visit to the salon.


11. Black French tip nails

Black nail tips are a subtle take on the trend and can look amazing with gold jewellery.


12. Black and silver French tip nails

When used together, these colours can stand out as much as you want or you can go for subtle and understated.


13. Matte black French tip nails

Whether you’re looking for a grungy look or gothic, matte black French tips have been seen on the likes of Kelly Osbourne and Khloe Kardashian.


14. Red and black rose French tip nails

These colours are classic glam rock and are great for the winter months.


15. Red French tip nails

Perfect for Valentine’s, fall, and winter, red French tip nails are the ultimate statement of glamour.


16. Red and white French tip nails

This is a really cool take on the French tip and ombre trends.


17. Leopard print French tip nails with cute bow nail art

Upgrade the basic French tip with this cool take that’s perfect for every season.


18. Chocolate milk French tip nails

Move over latte nails of 2023! Chocolate milk French tips look super neat and simple when paired with a neutral colour like the classic nude base French manicure.

We’ve also seen loads of people using two complimentary shades of brown for the base and the tip, which looks really cool.


19. Orange French tip nails

With so many shades and tones to choose from, orange French tip nails are a great option for fall and Halloween, and bright neon colours are perfect for summer. Go all out with long and bold like the set above, or try a micro Frenchie.


20. Lavender French tip nails

We love these lilac French tip nails for a soft and romantic look and they look great with gold or silver jewellery.


21. Pastel French tips

All over social media at the moment, these dreamy pastel French tips are perfect for spring and summer and look incredibly cute on shorter nails.


22. Baby blue French tip nails

With *so* many shades and tones of blue to choose from, this look can be customised for any season – but baby blue Frenchies are a great icy mani for winter.


23. Oyster French tip nails

The latest development in the mermaid nail trend, oyster nails have been all over social media towards the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024.


24. Blue chrome French tip nails

Evil eye emblems are everywhere at the moment, and this dark blue chrome French mani is the perfect combo with some evil eye nail art.


25. Light blue French tip nails

light blue BIAB short almond french tip nails

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Generally, blue French tips are considered classic and timeless because they can elevate any outfit, this light blue set is a fun take on the original Frenchie.


26. Electric blue French tips

Yet another shade of blue, electric is the perfect hue for Frenchies.


27. Blue croc French tip nails

Croc nails are so on trend at the moment, but this set is also resembling summer swimming pools.


28. Green and blue French tip nails

With so many shades to choose from, green French tip nails are perfect for any season. Go dark green in winter, teal in spring, neon in summer and olive in fall. And if TikTok is anything to go by, green nails are in for 2024. Sorted!


29. Green chrome French tip nails

They’re giving Wicked vibes. Very fitting with the release of the Wicked movie this year, starring Ariana Grande.


30. Bright green French tip nails with leopard cuffs

Green on the tips and animal print on the cuffs make the perfect combo.


31. Dark green and white swirl French tip nails

Dark green French tip nails are a great way to ease into trying out some black French tips, we love these deep wavy Frenchies.


32. Lime green French tip nails

These neon lime green French tip nails are so on trend, especially for summer.


33. Yellow French tip nails with pearls

Despite opinions, yellow French tip nails can look really sophisticated. I love the pearl additions on this set.


34. Gold French tip nails

Particularly fitting for fall, winter, Christmas, and weddings, gold French tip nails are great for any season and look so pretty paired with some beautiful rings and bracelets. Try gold glitter, gold sparkles, metallic gold or even gold leaf.


35. Gold glitter French tip nails

You really can’t go wrong with glitter gold French tip nails. Use a beige or pink neutral base and add the glitter nail varnish to the tip. Struggle with nail designs? Try some French tip sticker guides for a seriously easy way to create a French mani.


36. Sheer natural French tip nails

This barely-there manicure is perfect for those who love an understated – yet classy – look.



French Tip Nails by Look

37. Glitter ombre French tip nails

These glitter French tip nails are perfect for adding a tiny bit of glam to a French manicure. We are a bit obsessed with this round ombre glitter set.


38. Sparkly red French tip nails

The ultimate glam look, sparkly French tip nails are understated yet oh-so-glamorous. Add a touch of sparkle to any outfit with a set like these.


39. Velvet dripping French tip nails

Chrome nails were *everywhere* in 2023. But this year, it’s the velvet nails trend that will be taking centre stage.


40. Multicoloured French tip nails

Rainbow nails can mean a multitude of styles – a different colour on each nail, stripes, swirls and more. Perfect for any 2024 Pride events, a rainbow mani is fun and colourful!


41. Ombre French tip nails

The ombre trend is still huge at the moment, and there are loads of different takes on this one. Fade the tip into the nail, ombre the actual French tip from side to side, or you can even do ombre on the whole nail and add a block colour on the nail tip!

And for 60 more amazing ombre nail ideas, read our article here.


42. Neon French tip nails

Perfect for a tropical summer holiday on the beach.


43. Chrome ombre French tips

Metal and intergalactical styles are a big trend at the moment (looking at you, Dune 2, ZZendaya, and Florence Pugh), so this ‘chombre’ set with silver and pink is bang on trend.


44. Ultra modern Frenchies

There are so many modern takes on the classic French tip, we love this triple tip with a white milky base.


45. Double French nail tips

Another twist on the classic, some love to double the white tip while we’ve also seen loads of variations with different colours and brush sizes. We adore this understated mint green and white set!


46. Reverse French tip nails

As you can probably tell from the name, this design involves lining the nail bed rather than the tip.


47. Cuticle French tip nails

Switch it up by lining your cuticle rather than the tip of your nail, or paint the tip and the cuticle like this cool take.



French Tip Nail Art

48. Flower French tip nails

These groovy 70s Frenchies with flowers are super cute and would fit right in during spring and fall.


49. Butterfly neon ombre French tips

The really fun thing about butterfly French nail tips is the combinations of colours you can play with – these are the perfect style for spring and summer, and you can even add glitter, gems, gold leaf, nail art, and shimmers.


50. Flame French tip nails

The perfect anti-Valentine’s Valentine’s Day mani.


51. French tips with cloud nail art

Clouds are simply dreamy, but add some pastel colours and butterflies and you’ve got the *dreamiest* mani ever.


52. Leopard print French tip nails

Leopard print never goes out of style, and that includes on your nails. 


53. Cow print Frenchies

For all you bovine lovers out there, cow French tip nails can include different colours and variations, matte or glossy, and are a really fun spin on the classic Frenchies.



Holiday French Tip Nails

54. Spring French tips

Spring is all about flowers, love, sun, birds and bees, colours, and new life. We love this set that’s perfect for spring, featuring pastels and flowers.


55. Summer French tip nails

In our opinion, summer nails have to be bright and colourful. How amazing is this set of summer French tip nails, complete with a groovy take on the classic trend?!


56. Fall French tips

Fall nails mean rich brown and neutral tones, nail art like leaves and pumpkins, bronze and gold, and loads of different twists on the French tip trend.


57. Halloween French tip nails

Halloween is one of the best times of the year to have fun with nail art and colours, we love this orange, yellow, and black set with Halloween-inspired art.


58. Winter Frenchies

Nothing says winter like gold and glitter.


59. Christmas candy cane French tip nails

Think candy canes, glitter, sparkles, red and green, snowflakes, Santa hats – the list goes on for Christmas French tip nail ideas!


And finally…

60. French tip toes

Our fingers shouldn’t have all the fun so here’s a classic design idea for your toes too.

French tip toe nails, or a French pedicure, look so classic paired with a French manicure and bring a touch of class to literally any outfit. Add some gold or silver toe rings and you’re all set.


How to do French tip nails at home

If all this has inspired you to create your own set of classic Frenchies, we’ve got you.

  • Start by filing your nails into the shape and length you want. Apply a base coat to protect your nails and help the nail varnish adhere to your nails better.
  • Once the base coat is dry, apply a nude or pink polish to your entire nail and wait for this to dry completely.
  • Then, use white nail polish and apply it to the tip of your nail, following your natural shape – you can use a French tip pen or thin brush for this, or if you’re really steady with your hands, you can try using the nail varnish brush itself. Any mistakes can be cleaned up using a cotton swab dipped in nail varnish remover.
  • Let the white nail varnish dry and apply a second coat if needed. Once this is dry, apply a top coat and wait for this to dry completely.

That’s it – go and grab those nail varnishes!




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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 Senior 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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