75 of the Ultimate Acrylic Nail Designs You’ll Want to Try in 2024
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With *so* many designs, colours, shapes, and styles to choose from, acrylic nails have become a powerful medium for us to showcase our personality and make a bold statement with our fingertips, as well as a form of self-care and therapy.
From sophisticated and timeless classics to avant-garde, and boundary-pushing designs to embellishments, we’ve curated a list of the 75 best acrylic nail designs that are not only setting trends but those that have also become iconic in the realm of nail art.
Whether you’re a seasoned nail aficionado or someone looking for some inspiration to elevate your mani, join us on a journey through the mesmerising world of acrylic nails,
Trust us, it really is mesmerising!
The 75 best acrylic nail designs
1. Milky white acrylic nails with French tips
You can’t beat a classic French tip! Add a milky varnish to your acrylics and you’re on trend for the ongoing glazed donut nails seen at the end of 2023.
2. Black French tip acrylic nails with gems
Black French tips are going to be BIG this year, and single gems are also an upcoming trend we have been seeing all over our feeds.
3. Nude acrylic nails with eye nail art
You can’t beat a traditional nude acrylic mani; unless you add some sleepy eye nail art that is.
4. Clear acrylic nails with cute confetti
Clear acrylic nails had a bit of a moment last year during the ‘clean girl’ aesthetic trend. Adding some cute confetti is the perfect way to elevate the look for 2024.
5. Beige acrylic nails with daisies
Spring is upon us (yay!) and nothing welcomes in the season like pretty florals and daises.
6. Barbie pink acrylic nails with dotwork
If Margot Robbie is still wearing Barbie pink at 2024’s Golden Globe Awards, then we’re still wearing pink.
7. Hot pink holographic acrylic nails
8. Red acrylic nails with French tips and nail art
Update your red nails this year with some French feature nails and modern nail art.
9. Dark red stained glass acrylic nails
Stained glass nails are going to be *big* this year, and with the stunning way they shine under the light, it’s no surprise.
10. Glossy and matte burgundy acrylic nails with glitter
Can’t decide between matte, gloss, and glitter? We say wear them all.
11. Red and white acrylic nails with mix-and-match designs
A LOT is going on with this mani, including the current bow trend brought on by Chanel’s annual Metiers D’Art show in Manchester in December 2023. Think pearls and gloss to take on this movement.
12. Yellow acrylic French tip nails with mosaic designs
A yellow French tip is always a statement, but adding some mosaic feature nails updates the trend.
13. Bright orange acrylic nails with swirls
The brightest orange we could find! Swirls never really go out of style when it comes to nails, and a neon colour is a modern take.
14. Shades of purple acrylic nails with swirls
There are so many variations of swirly nails – think multiple shades and a touch of glitter for these acrylics.
15. Maroon acrylic nails with silver details
We recently saw this shade on Julia Garner at the LACMA Art+Film Gala 2023 but, this year, take it up a notch with a rim of silver or gold.
16. Green double French tip acrylic nails
Double French tips are twice the charm on a timeless classic.
17. Sage green acrylic nails with pink and gold art
Baby pink and sage is the perfect combo, add some gold touches to finish the look.
18. Dark green acrylic nails with silver painted stars
Stars and cosmic designs like moons and suns are still going strong in 2024, and we love this simple design with a classic dark green base.
19. 70s shades of brown acrylic nails with swirls
This acrylic mani is giving serious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory vibes.
20. Baby blue acrylic nails with silver stiletto feature nails
Loads of people mix and match their nail designs, but have you ever switched it up with the shape of your nails?
21. Royal blue acrylic nails with flame design
Royal blue is synonymous with everything regal, but you can make the shade fun with some cool nail art like these flames.
22. Electric blue acrylic nails with shades of blue stars
We are seeing stars all over social media at the moment and this set with baby blue, French tips AND chrome stars will have you bang on the trend.
23. Dark blue shimmer acrylic nails with silver accent swirls
This shimmery dark blue is stunning on its own, but paired with some negative space and silver accents it makes this the perfect set.
24. Acrylic nails with colourful flame design
Switch up your flame nails with some cool accents like blue or turquoise.
25. Shades of grey matte acrylic nails
Not 50 Shades of Gray, but 5.
26. Liquid metal chrome silver 3D acrylic nail design
3D nails are having a real moment in 2024 and this liquid chrome set looks great with complimenting jewellery.
27. Gold glitter ombre tips and nude acrylic nails
Add some sparkle to classic nude acrylics with gold glitter ombre tips.
28. Rose gold chrome acrylic nails with art deco seashells
Art deco is back!
29. French tip acrylic nails with 3D pearls and bows
What did we say about 3D nails?! Bows and pearls are the perfect cute addition to some classic Frenchies.
30. Floating French tip acrylics
The modern French tip defies gravity in the form of floating Frenchies.
31. Baby pink acrylic nails with trippy hearts and glitter
We are *slightly* obsessed with these trippy hearts complete with chunky pink and gold glitter.
32. Chrome aura acrylic nails with single gems
Bring in some good energy this year with aura nails! As seen on the likes of Vanessa Hudgens and Sydney Sweeney.
33. Classy marble acrylic nails with gold chrome accents
Loads of people love classic marble interiors, and they look just as chic on a mani.
34. Mermaidcore acrylic nails with glitter and chrome
Mermaidcore was huge last year with the release of Disney’s live action remake of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey, and it shows no sign of slowing down.
35. Whimsical Winnie the Pooh Disney acrylic nails
Most of us think of bright cartoon nail art when we think of Disney nails, but this mani with whimsical characters looks just like the original animation. Stunning and classy.
36. Gunmetal grunge acrylic nails with mix-and-match designs
The grunge trend is still here in 2024 – think black, gunmetal, silver, and modern shapes.
37. Acrylic nails with modern bows and swirls
Bows, swirls, stars and glitter pink make up this modern Barbiecore mani.
38. Clear acrylic nails with simple black nail art designs
If you like to keep it simple when it comes to your acrylic nail designs, this set is the one for you.
39. Nude matte acrylic nails with gold foil stars
Acrylic nails look amazing with a matte finish, especially with some shimmery stars added – let the details do the shining on this set.
40. Nude acrylic nails with small rainbow swirl designs
Created for Pride, these nails *literally* brighten up our day!
41. Glitter ombre acrylic nails with hearts
We love an ombre nail here at LTG HQ, and the most recent take on the trend is ombre glitter.
42. Clouds and stars acrylic nails with glitter
These cloud nails are absolutely *dreamy*.
43. Smiley face acrylic designs
These yellow smiley nails on negative space will definitely put a smile on your face – and did we mention this print is so on trend ATM.
44. Neon tie dye print acrylic nails
Another 90s trend that has come right back around is tie dye – and it’s not reserved for just t shirts and jumpers!
45. Glazed pastel acrylic nails with gold designs
Glazed donut nails were everywhere in 2023, and this year they’re being elevated with a bit of added colour like this pastel set complete with gold nail art designs.
46. 90s pink flower acrylic nails
This set is giving serious Lizzie McGuire vibes and I am so here for it!
47. Lightning design acrylic nails with French tips
Lightning nails are a big trend for 2024 – whether you go for a set that looks like an actual lightning storm (yep, they’re a thing!) or a modern graphic set like the ones below, you’ll nail the trend.
48. Red and black gothic acrylic nails
Vampy red and black fits perfectly for the gothy nail movement. These look best on longer nails, IMO.
49. Pink velvet acrylic nails with clear pink French tips
The perfect nails don’t exist? Well, I think I’ve found them. Clear pink tips with a simple gold band and velvet base make up this stunning set.
50. Groovy 90s 3D mix-and-match acrylic nails
Another groovy 3D set that looks like it’s straight from the 90s!
51. Pink and chrome ombre acrylic nails
Pink? Tick. Ombre? Tick. Chrome? Tick. This mani incorporates 3 of the nail trends from last year to create a super girly look.
52. Wavy chrome faces acrylic nails
Mix up your smileys with some wavy lines.
53. Colour block clear and read acrylic nails
A super modern and simple look, this mani works with basically every colour combo.
54. Mismatched designs acrylic nails
Mismatched is probably the biggest nail trend at the moment, with loads of people using clashing colours, mix-and-match prints, and cool nail art.
55. Multicoloured ombre glitter acrylic nails
Glitter will never not be a nail trend, but this multicoloured glitz with chunky pieces as well as tiny shimmer is a super modern twist.
56. Clear ombre pink marble cloud acrylic nails
Is it marble? Is it smoke? Is it clouds? Well, we think it looks like a mixture of the 3 but, whatever you think, you can’t deny that this mani makes a real statement.
57. Rainbow acrylic ombre nails with holographic strips
A take on the rainbow trend, these holographic strips can be bought online and are really easy to apply – give them a go after doing an at-home mani!
58. All the animal print acrylic nails
Can’t decide on which animal print you prefer? Go for them all like this mix and match mani.
59. Baby pink acrylic nails with multicoloured crystals
These colourful gems look seriously cute on shorter, rounded nails with a baby pink base.
By length and shape
60. Short acrylic nails with colourful smiley faces
Who said you had to have long nails to have acrylics and nail art?! Not us! These short acrylics look pretty cute with their multicoloured design.
61. Long acrylic nails with gold studs
Studs are back this year, and gold looks great paired with this deep blue set on super long acrylics.
62. Two-toned oval acrylic nails
Another mix and match set, going for 2 tones is a great way to, well, tone it down a bit!
63. Clear square acrylic nails with white designs
Square nails look amazing with simple nail art. And we are loving this nearly clear set with white modern shapes.
64. Almond ice cream pastel acrylic nails
These almond nails are giving real ice cream cone vibes.
65. Stiletto acrylic nails with leopard print and French tips
Leopard print is still a firm fave and, if you don’t want to go the whole hog, it looks super classy on a feature nail.
66. Coffin nails with swirls and colourful glitter designs
Swirling in some glitter is always a good idea when it comes to nail art.
By season and holiday
67. Rainbow chrome spring acrylic nail designs
Nothing says spring like a rainbow! This mani combines the chrome trend with rainbows and pastel shades.
68. Pink and burgundy Valentine’s Day acrylic nails
Valentine’s nails don’t have to be romantic, but if that’s your thing this long set is perfect for a night with the girls or your significant other.
69. ‘By the pool’ summer acrylic nail design
Nothing says summer like sitting by the pool, and these acrylic nails will *literally* fit right in.
70. Holiday nails
Perfect for spring, summer, autumn or winter, mushrooms are going to be seen all over your social media feeds this year. Trust us.
71. Tropical acrylic summer holiday nails
Go for a tropical vibe for your summer holiday nails – they’ll look perfect with a fruity cocktail on the beach!
72. Fall acrylic designs
Browns, oranges, nudes and silvers are the *perfect* colours for fall nails, and this set with painted leaves and dots has it all.
73. Halloween devil red French tip acrylic nail design
The devil is in the detail with this mani! French tips make up the horns and tail of the devil for an understated Halloween set.
74. Frosty glitter snowflake winter acrylic nail design
Glitter frosting and snowflakes screams winter nails.
75. Christmas lights acrylic nail design
Brighten up your Christmas, literally, with these cool acrylic nails that look like they belong on the tree!
From ombre to chrome, glitter to matte, and long to short, acrylic nails have something for everyone.
Which set will you be trying in 2024? Let us know!