45 of the *Best* Almond Nail Ideas for Your Next Mani
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If you’re looking to elevate your nail game and explore the limitless possibilities of almond-shaped nails, you’re in for a treat.
These nut-shaped nails are perfect for *literally* any colour, art, design and trend, which is why they’re such a timeless choice for loads of us. And don’t just take our word for it, this mani has been seen on A-list celebs like Alicia Keys, Dua Lipa, JLo, and the queen of nails herself – Hailey Bieber.
From chic and minimalist to bold and extravagant, these almond nail inspirations are bound to spark your imagination and inspire your next nail salon visit.
So, let’s get the long and short of it and take a look at 45 of the best almond nail designs to inspire your next mani!
What shape are almond nails?
Almond nails are a popular nail shape that resembles the shape of an almond or a tapered oval. This style is characterised by its slim sides that converge to a rounded point at the tip.
The base of the nail is typically wider, and the sides of the nail gradually narrow as they extend towards the tip, elongating the fingers.
The best almond nail design ideas by colour
1. French tip almond nails
Nothing beats a classic almond French mani, IMO!
2. Ombre almond nails
We love ombre nails here at LTG HQ (we’ve done a whole article on ombre nails if you want more inspo!)
3. White almond nails
White is perfect for a bright summer mani or a frosty winter one.
4. Milky almond nails
Indulge in a milky almond dream – where nails meet elegance with a touch of sweetness.
5. Pink almond nails
Pink is *perfect* for those of us who are still on the Barbiecore trend!
6. Red almond nails
Add a cosy jumper and you’re all set for winter with this mani – or, wear them to your Valentine’s celebrations!
7. Blue almond nails
Feeling blue in the best way possible with this gorge set.
8. Nude almond nails
Nude almond nails are a classic, especially for adding nail art, glitter or gems.
9. Green almond nails
Sage green, neon green, emerald green, olive green, turquoise green… The possibilities are endless!
10. Sage almond nails
Whether you’re going for a subtle and muted look or a bold and trendy style, sage green nails are a great option.
11. Emerald almond nails
Channeling the elegance of emeralds and the warmth of almonds in every nail. Obsessed.
12. Brown almond nails
Coffee hues and almond shapes – because elegance never goes out of style.
13. Yellow almond nails
Embrace sunshine on your fingertips with the golden glow with these chic yellow almond nails.
14. Orange almond nails
Juicy orange is perfect for summer.
15. Purple almond nails
*Slightly* obsessed with this purple chrome mani.
16. Lavender almond nails
These lavender almond nails with tiny gold stars are literally perfection.
17. Black almond nails
Whether you like to go goth or glam rock, black nails always look amazing on almond-shaped talons.
18. Silver almond nails
Go all out and have silver on each nail, or mix it up like this mani below.
19. Almond nails with silver French tips
Frenchies are always a classic, but these silver tips are the perfect take on this trend that never seems to go out of fashion.
20. Gold almond nails
Golden elegance with a touch of almond perfection… In. Love.
21. Almond nails with gold tips
This gold French tip mani looks *amazing* with matching jewellery.
The best almond manis with nail art
22. Matte almond nails
Almond nails don’t have to be shiny! We love the finish on this set.
23. Chrome almond nails
I’ve got a soft spot for chrome nails and this mermaid set is no exception!
24. Glitter almond nails
Sparkle and sophistication with these glitter nude almond nails!
25. Sparkle almond nails
How gorgeous are these opulent sparkly almond nails?!
26. Swirl almond nails
Swirly nails never really go out of style, mix and match any colour or use different tones like this set below. Whatever you decide – they’re a classic.
27. Flower almond nails
Blossoming beauty with almond-shaped petals. Perfect.
The best almond nail design ideas by shape
28. Short almond nails
Keep it short and sweet with these chic and sleek almond nails.
29. Medium almond nails
Can’t decide on a colour? You don’t have to with this colourful mani!
30. Long almond nails
A perfect blend of sophistication and style. And, obviously, the longer the nails the more space for designs and art!
31. Round almond nails
This *super* natural set is perfect for those of us who prefer to keep it simple.
32. Coffin almond nails
Sometimes referred to as ballerina nails, this shape that is part almond part coffin lends itself well to all spectrums of colours and hues!
33. Stiletto almond nails
Stiletto almond nails are a popular nail shape that fuses elements of both stiletto and almond shapes. The best of both worlds if you ask me.
The best almond nails by finish
34. Acrylic almond nails
How dreamy are these pink, red and orange French nails!
35. Press on almond nails
No time for the salon or to paint your nails at home? Press-ons are the perfect quick and easy solution.
36. Gel almond nails
The grooviest gel nails – ever!
37. Natural almond nails
You can’t go wrong with pale pink on a chic set of short almond nails.
The best almond nail ideas by season
38. Spring almond nails
“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” (IYKYK)
39. Valentine almond nails
This understated manicure is perfect for Valentine’s or Galentine’s.
40. Summer almond nails
Nothing says summer like flowers, juicy fruits and bright colours! I am pretty much obsessed with this manicure.
41. Holiday almond nails
This set will fit right in at the beach bar or by the pool.
42. Fall almond nails
Browns and nudes are the perfect hues for fall and this swirly set is just *perfection*.
43. Halloween almond nails
Go all out with ghosts and ghouls or a little more understated with a mani like this dripping blood set that will take you all the way through October!
44. Winter almond nails
Sparkle your way through winter with this cute star manicure.
45. Christmas almond nails
“Hang your stocking by the fire, on Christmas Eve, on Christmas Eve. Hang your stocking by the fire, on Christmas Eve, in the evening!!”
Well, there we have it! – 45 of the *best * almond nails for any season, length, colour and taste.
And the trend isn’t going anywhere fast, with celebs and A-lister nail techs still taking on this look, so, what are you waiting for – get that mani appointment booked! Or, check out our guide on how to do a professional-looking manicure from the comfort of your sofa.
Got the look? Show us yours in the comments, we would love to see them!