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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.

nude nail designs at home manicure almond shape nails

Image – @saraznailz/instagram


The best almond nail design ideas by colour

1. French tip almond nails

Nothing beats a classic almond French mani, IMO!

french tip almond nails

Image – @nailsbyalsn/instagram

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!)

ombre almond nails nail design ideas inspiration

Image – @discoveringdaria/instagram

3. White almond nails

White is perfect for a bright summer mani or a frosty winter one.

white almond nails

Image – @vanesnails_/instagram

4. Milky almond nails

Indulge in a milky almond dream – where nails meet elegance with a touch of sweetness.

milky almond nails

Image – @kimkimnails/instagram

5. Pink almond nails

Pink is *perfect* for those of us who are still on the Barbiecore trend!

pink almond nails

Image – @ellielouisenails/instagram

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!

red almond nails

Image – @ytz.nailz/instagram

7. Blue almond nails

Feeling blue in the best way possible with this gorge set.

Image – @nailbarbyeva/instagram

8. Nude almond nails

Nude almond nails are a classic, especially for adding nail art, glitter or gems.

nude nail design almond shape

Image – @heluviee/instagram

9. Green almond nails

Sage green, neon green, emerald green, olive green, turquoise green… The possibilities are endless!

bright green almond nails

Image – @jc_beauty_delights/instagram

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.

sage green almond nails

Image – @purebeautycardiff/instagram

11. Emerald almond nails

Channeling the elegance of emeralds and the warmth of almonds in every nail. Obsessed.

green almond nails

Image – @nailsbykatiedutra/instagram

12. Brown almond nails

Coffee hues and almond shapes – because elegance never goes out of style.

brown chrome almond nails

Image – @nailsbyzola/Instagram

13. Yellow almond nails

Embrace sunshine on your fingertips with the golden glow with these chic yellow almond nails.

yellow almond nails

Image – @themaniclub/instagram

14. Orange almond nails

Juicy orange is perfect for summer.

orange almond nails

Image – @iramshelton/instagram

15. Purple almond nails

*Slightly* obsessed with this purple chrome mani.

chrome purple long nails almond shape

Image – vivianmariewong/instagram

16. Lavender almond nails

These lavender almond nails with tiny gold stars are literally perfection.

lavander almond nails

@tiffanyabbigailebeauty/instagram

17. Black almond nails

Whether you like to go goth or glam rock, black nails always look amazing on almond-shaped talons.

black almond nails

Image – @fabyrosas_nails/instagram

18. Silver almond nails

Go all out and have silver on each nail, or mix it up like this mani below.

silver almond nails

Image – @themaniclub/instagram

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.

silver french almond nails

Image – beckys.beauty.station/instagram

20. Gold almond nails

Golden elegance with a touch of almond perfection… In. Love.

gold almond nails

Image – @thenaillologist/instagram

21. Almond nails with gold tips

This gold French tip mani looks *amazing* with matching jewellery.

gold tip almond nails

Image – @amyle.nails/instagram

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.

matte almond nails

Image – @perriesnailstudio/instagram

23. Chrome almond nails

I’ve got a soft spot for chrome nails and this mermaid set is no exception!

summer chrome nails almond shape

Image – @vivianmariewong/instagram

24. Glitter almond nails

Sparkle and sophistication with these glitter nude almond nails!

glitter almond nails

Image – nailz_by_zugeiry/instagram

25. Sparkle almond nails

How gorgeous are these opulent sparkly almond nails?!

sparkle almond nails

Image – nailsbykatiedutra/instagram

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.

neon purple swirls nails

Image – @bahnannanails/instagram

27. Flower almond nails

Blossoming beauty with almond-shaped petals. Perfect.

flower almond nails

Image – @cdanails/instagram

The best almond nail design ideas by shape

28. Short almond nails

Keep it short and sweet with these chic and sleek almond nails.

short almond nails

Image – @polished_yogi/instagram

29. Medium almond nails

Can’t decide on a colour? You don’t have to with this colourful mani!

medium almond nails

image – @nailsbyalsn/instagram

30. Long almond nails

A perfect blend of sophistication and style. And, obviously, the longer the nails the more space for designs and art!

long almond nails

Image – @arellyys_nailss/instagram

31. Round almond nails

This *super* natural set is perfect for those of us who prefer to keep it simple.

round almond nails

Image – @nailsby_michelleg/instagram

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!

coffin almond nails

Image – @thehangedit/instagram

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.

stiletto almond nails

Image – @nailsby.kkayy/instagram

The best almond nails by finish

34. Acrylic almond nails

How dreamy are these pink, red and orange French nails!

acrylic almond nails

Image – @heluviee/instagram

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.

press on almond nails

Image – Lavaa Los Angeles

36. Gel almond nails

The grooviest gel nails – ever!

gel almond nails

Image – @charsgelnails_/instagram

37. Natural almond nails

You can’t go wrong with pale pink on a chic set of short almond nails.

natural almond nails

Image – @themaniclub/instagram

The best almond nail ideas by season

38. Spring almond nails

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” (IYKYK)

spring almond nails

Image – @amyskillicornnails/instagram

39. Valentine almond nails

This understated manicure is perfect for Valentine’s or Galentine’s.

valentine almond nails

Image – @nailsbyalsn/instagram

40. Summer almond nails

Nothing says summer like flowers, juicy fruits and bright colours! I am pretty much obsessed with this manicure.

summer nails almond

Image – @nailsbyheather.errington/instagram

41. Holiday almond nails

This set will fit right in at the beach bar or by the pool.

tropical summer nails almond

Image – @superflynails/instagram

42. Fall almond nails

Browns and nudes are the perfect hues for fall and this swirly set is just *perfection*.

fall almond nails

Image – @nailsbyalsn/instagram

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!

halloween almond nails kimkim

Image – @kimkimnails/instagram

44. Winter almond nails

Sparkle your way through winter with this cute star manicure.

winter almond nails

Image – nailsbyheather.errington/instagram

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!!”

christmas almond nails 2

Image – thenaillologist/instagram


The takeaway

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!

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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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