Nail Art: 8 Speckled Nail Designs to Add Some Color to Your Life
The speckled look is going to be everywhere this spring, but you don’t have to wait until the weather warms up to get in on the trend. Sure, it’s fun to wear bright colors when you can show off your toes in sandals, but a playful manicure is also the perfect way to beat the winter blues.
To help you get inspired for your next nail appointment, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite speckled nail designs from some of the top nail artists in the world. Keep reading to see all 13 pretty polishes!
If you’re not quite ready to spring for the full-on pastel nail polish look, try adding a speckled touch to your favorite shade. It’s a subtle way to add some color to your nails without going all out, and with the right colors you can create a unique, playful nail design that will make you feel like it’s spring all over again. Here are 8 of our favorite speckled nail designs that we know you’ll love.
Essie Nail Polish in Off the Shoulder (left) and Topless & Barefoot (right)
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For a lovely pale pink look, try applying Essie’s Off the Shoulder as a base coat with Topless & Barefoot as an accent color. This is an excellent way to try out the speckled nail trend for the first time because it keeps things simple, but gets creative with using two different shades of nail polish.
The speckled nail trend seems a little bit like an optical illusion. On the one hand, it’s one of the most artistically-inclined trends we’ve seen in a while. But on the other hand, it’s so subtle and pretty that it’s basically impossible to overdo. And, most importantly, it’s a look that practically any nail artist can pull off.
In fact, if you’ve been hesitant to join the DIY nail art movement, this is where you should start. It’s low-risk and high-reward, and if you mess up, it just looks like you were going for a textured manicure anyway. To help get you started, here are eight speckled nail designs that are easy enough for anyone to try at home.
We’re not sure what it is about speckles that makes them so darn charming. Maybe it’s the adorable, minimalist designs they create or maybe it’s just that they look like sprinkles on a donut. Either way, we’re in love with this speckled nail art trend, and the eight looks below have us head over heels for the whimsical design.
whether you choose to apply one color at a time to create your own speckled look or use a premade polish that does all the work for you (like Deborah Lippmann’s Smooth Operator), this nail art is as easy as they come, even for those of us who are all thumbs.
And if you’re still not convinced that you need to add this sweet style to your repertoire ASAP, just think of how many times you’ve been out and had someone compliment your nails. Now imagine how much more often that will happen when your nails are covered in colorful, polka-dotted perfection!
If you’ve been following the latest and greatest in nail art, you know that spring is all about bright colors and playful details. But if you’re not really a dress-up-your-nails type of girl, it’s time to give speckled nails a try. They’re essentially the little black dress of nail designs — simple, elegant, and totally appropriate for any occasion.
To help inspire your next manicure, we tapped some of our favorite nail artists on Instagram to show us their take on the speckled trend. From muted pastels that look like they’ve been dipped in paint to bold brights with a splash of glitter, there’s a speckle design here for everyone. Keep reading to get inspired!
A lot of people talk about being “bored with neutral nails,” but the truth is, there’s a lot you can do with white, pink, and nude nails. Take this adorable design from @nailjob for example. It’s simple, clean and classy, and it only requires a few shades of polish. You can do the same thing with little hearts or polka dots instead of speckles — the possibilities are endless.