30 Colorful Combinations for Ombre Nails For Any Occasion

Ombre nails and hair are totally trendy this year. Ombre is such a fun way to express your style and personality. And there are literally hundreds of options for ombre nail art. And the best part is that most ombre designs are easy enough to pull them off on your own without having to go to the nail salon.

If you are looking for ombre cute nail designs, you have come to the right spot. We have put together a list of our favorite ombre nail designs for you to try! All you need are some pretty shades of nail polish and your imagination. The possibilities are limitless!

Cute nails are so easy to achieve! And ombre style nails are perfect for any occasion, be it a formal event, or a festive party, or even a day at school or work.

Check out our top designs for ombre nails and don’t forget to pin your faves!

1. Simple Ombre Gradient

Choose 5 colors that make the perfect ombre fade, from darkest to lightest. Combine the colors so that two shades on each finger form the smooth transition.

Simple Ombre Gradient

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2. Vampy Ombre

This red to black ombre fade is sinfully seductive for a truly vampy vibe.

Vampy Ombre

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3. French Fade

If you love French manicures, this delicate French ombre fade is timeless and elegant.

French Fade

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4. Silver Swag

This combo of metallic silvers makes for a stunning ombre effect.

Silver Swag

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5. Matte Ombre Nails

Matte and ombre are a perfect combo. This deep purple to lilac fade matte ombre is striking.

Matte Ombre Nails

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6. Coral Fade

This pretty blend of coral to pale peach to creamy white is bright and cheery for a warm summer day!

Coral Fade

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7. Horizontal Ombre

Mix it up a bit with this flipped over ombre look. We simply adore this combination of two different-shaded cat eye polishes and the lovely, white laced pattern on it.

Horizontal Ombre

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8. Barely There Ombre

If you want a clean and simple look, try this nude to pale white ombre effect that is barely noticeable.

Barely There Ombre

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9. Unicorn Ombre Nails

We love this soft pastel rainbow ombre style. It also looks cute on shorter nails!

Unicorn Ombre Nails

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10. Golden Girl

If silver isn’t your style, try this subtle blend of gold pigment for a truly glam girl look!

Golden Girl

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11. Royal Ombre

This dramatic fade from deep blue to baby blue is breathtaking and regal.

Royal Ombre

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12. Smoky Ombre

This sultry fade from the blackest black to smoky gray to white is sexy and slightly dreamy.

Smoky Ombre

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13. Chrome Ombre

Chrome nails are quite the trend now, so why not try this striking blend of chrome and creamy white for a modern flair?

Chrome Ombre

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14. Glitter Glam

Who doesn’t love glitter? These silver tips will add sparkle to your favorite ombre combo!

Glitter Glam

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15. Pastel Fade

Pastels are so pretty for spring and summer days. Choose your favorite pastel shades for a soft and chic ombre effect.

Pastel Fade

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16. Shades of Gray

Okay, so we can’t fit 50 shades of gray, but we love this subtle blend of grays for a touch of class.

Shades of Gray

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17. Pretty in Pink

Pink nails are always cute. Choose your favorite shades of pink for a dark to light pink ombre fade.

Pretty in Pink

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18. Cool Mint

This soft mint green to white fade ombre is cool and refreshing as a cocktail with spearmint on a hot summer day!

Cool Mint

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19. Neon Rainbow

If you love rainbows, you’ll flip for this bright neon rainbow ombre that will brighten up any day!

Neon Rainbow

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20. Ray of Sunshine

This bright orange to pale yellow fade is reminiscent of a sunset on a perfect summer’s eve.

Ray of Sunshine

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21. Daring Diagonal

Want to mix it up even more? Try a diagonal ombre fade with your favorite colors.

Daring Diagonal

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22. Elegant Purple Shades and Gold Stripes

Purple shades mixed together already look elegant, but adding a vertical gold stripe will only make the look better.

Elegant Purple Shades and Gold Stripes

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23. Stylish Stamping Art To Finish Your Mani

If you are looking for something completely extraordinary, then stamping is the sole thing you are still missing when it comes to the unique design creation.

Stylish Stamping Art To Finish Your Mani

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24. Sweet Baby Blue Ombre

If one-sided ombre is something that is too boring for you, try switching sides. This baby blue different-sided ombre is the best example, in our opinion.

Sweet Baby Blue Ombre

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25. Pale Shades for Soft Mani

Not everyone is daring enough to try some dark-shaded manis out. Yet, that does not mean that there is nothing special for the soft shades lovers! See for yourself!

Pale Shades for Soft Mani

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26. Pearly Shine on Your Nails

Pearly shine is that perfect addition to make your pink to lilac ombre look unforgettable! Just try it!

Pearly Shine on Your Nails

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27. Sparkly Fall Mani

When the life seems dull and boring, cheer yourself up with some shiny sparkles added to your almost classy mani.

Sparkly Fall Mani

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28. Trendy Thermal Polishes Effect

Thermal polishes are the perfect suggestion for those who like to change their nail art often. And this grey shade is oh so lovely.

Trendy Thermal Polishes Effect

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29. Warm Fall Nail Design

Who said that ombre should always stay on its own? What do you think of this matte ombre with some lovely leafy pattern?

Warm Fall Nail Design

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30. Sweet Ombre Nails for Real Ladies

Real ladies choose something as perfect as this matte French tip ombre with the stunning graphic pattern, don’t they?

Sweet Ombre Nails for Real Ladies

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Which look do you like best? We love them all! The best part about DIY nails is that you can change them as often as you like. If you are feeling especially creative you can add gemstones or a design to one nail. A pretty flower on a pink ombre is totally feminine and girly. Or a moon and stars on a dark blue or black ombre fade. Try them all and see which look for ombre nails best suits you!

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