21 Cool Designs for Gel Nails for a Fun New Manicure

Gel nails are still all the rage when it comes to nail art. The best thing about them is that they are sturdy and durable. And so versatile, there are literally dozens of ways you can dress up your nails.

If you need ideas for your next gel manicure, look no further. We have some of the hottest designs for you to choose from! You can pin the ones you like best to try yourself at home or to show to your nail stylist on your next visit.

From cute nail designs to trendy nail art, it’s all right here!

Check out these 21 totally hip ideas for gel nails!

Chain Nail Art

We think this look is bold and edgy with the golden chain decor The matte pretty black nail polish is stunning.

Chain Nail Art

Source: Baroquen Nails

Polka Dot Mani

The pretty pink base with white polka dots is a colorful choice and the cute little bow on the ring finger is absolutely adorable.

Polka Dot Mani

Source: Rara_reid via Instagram

Chrome-a-matic Gel Nails

If you are into coffin nails, you’ll love this solid, bold chrome color that will stand out from the rest!

Chrome a Matic Gel Nails

Source: Esnail_calgary via Instagram

Pastel Ombre Fade

Those with shorter nails can totally rock this subtle fade from white to pretty shades of pastel for a look that’s both demure and stylish.

Pastel Ombre Fade

Source: _hannahweir_ via Instagram

Burgundy and Gold Geometric Nail Art

This deep burgundy base is really glamorous. However, what sets this look apart is the golden geometric designs.

Burgundy and Gold Geometric Nail Art

Source: So Nailicious

Flowers and Studs

If you are girly but want a bit of an edge, try this pretty floral design with golden studs to make this look just a bit daring.

Flowers and Studs

Source: christabellnails via Instagram

Gold and Black Marble Art

This look is totally out of this world with its black and glistening gold marble effect.

Gold and Black Marble Art

Source: Notorious_nails_ via Instagram

Golden Coral

Coral is such a pretty color, especially for a fun summer day. These coral nails are fabulous, but we think the gold and white chevron design on two nails makes this look stand out. Add some gold gems to make this look even more stunning.

Golden Coral

Source: Trends & Style

Neon Pink and Gold

We think these fun neon pink nails are super cool, but with one finger painted pure sparkly gold, you’ll be the center of attention!

Neon Pink and Gold

Source: Badgirlnails via Instagram

Donut Delight

These pink nails with yellow, blue, orange and white “sprinkles” look good enough to eat! They are perfect for a fun summertime look.

Donut Delight

Source: Goldnails_nailart via Instagram

Chrome Tips

If you are looking for a nail style that’s purely elegant, try this French manicure with a matte black base and thick chrome tips.

Chrome Tips

Source: Karengnails via Instagram

Delicate Lace Nails

This delicate white lace nail art is perfect for a summer or spring wedding or another formal event. You’ll be the belle of the ball with these pretty and girly nails!

Delicate Lace Nails

Source: Violetta_ter via Instagram

Pastel Purple and White Mani with Gold Accents

This periwinkle purple is so pretty with the white tips. But the gold accents makes it even more alluring.

Pastel Purple and White Mani with Gold Accents

Source: Kira_sweet_nails via Instagram

Black and Gold Hearts

Want to show your love? Why not go for these glistening gold hearts on a matte black base?

Black and Gold Hearts

Source: Amcpolish via Instagram

Speckled Nails

These pretty speckled nails look like a robin’s egg with their dainty splotches of color on a nude base.

Speckled Nails

Source: Badgirlnails via Instagram

Hearts and Stripes

We love striped nails and they are so versatile. These pretty white and red stripes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The red accent nail with the shiny tip is to die for!

Hearts and Stripes

Source: Live.love.polish via Instagram

Icy Blue Gel Nails

This pretty white to icy blue ombre fade is stunning. The pale blue crystals on the nail bed and glitter along the nail make it look like a snowy winter’s day!

Icy Blue Gel Nails

Source: Margaritasnailz via Instagram

Dainty Butterflies

This French mani with black tips and a nude base is already stylish. But the dainty pink butterfly the tip of one finger is totally feminine and chic!

Dainty Butterflies

Source: Oooh, Shinies

Sweet Pink

These pink ombre nails are just breathtaking! Add some sequins on the nail beds, and voila!

Sweet Pink

Source: Melynenailart via Instagram

Ocean Waves

Is your vacation coming soon? This fresh mani in blue and white reminds us of the ocean and summer fun. Go ride those waves, girl!

Ocean Waves

Source: Pshiiit

Gray and Gold

This matte gray screams sophistication and maturity for those who want a clean look and feel for their gel nails. However, if you throw on some bling, you can make this already classy look the epitome of elegance!

Gray and Gold

Source: Wacky Laki

Have you totally fallen in love with these adorable designs for gel nails? We think they are absolutely fun and fabulous! Make sure that you remember to pin your favorite designs to show your friends and try them all!

Main photo by Wacky Laki