40 Cute and Easy Toenail Designs to Unleash Your Inner Artist 

Turn to this curated list of toenail art designs that will make you want to stare at your feet all day long!  Whether it’s a party, date, work meeting, or casual brunch, we love dressing ourselves up from head to toe.

However, more often than not, with the outfit, makeup, and hair taking up most of our energy, we forget to pay attention to our toes and especially the nail paint on them. Then we’re out and look down at our feet and think, “Hmm, got to fix my nails!” Well, we gotchu! Here are some cute and easy toenail art inspirations to try out, and make sure you slay them just with your feet!  

1. Gold In Lavender Toenail Art 

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Lavender is a color that will never go out of style and will always be on the top of the chic list. It looks understated and feminine, making it a perfect and versatile choice. Apply lavender nail paint evenly on your toenails, grab gold flake foil and stick it on your first toe. Then, apply a clear coat and flaunt it around in open-toed footwear! 

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2. Pink and Blue Polka Dot Nail Art 

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Are you looking for something quirky and fun? Go for these mint green and pink nails. They’re so girly chic and are so easy to achieve. First, apply a mint green shade to all your toes leaving the index toe. Next, take a hot pink shade and make polka dots on the toes with mint green. Lastly, paint your index toe hot pink and finish off with a clear coat to seal the nail art. A cute choice for summer vacation, huh?

3. Heart of gold nail art 

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Dark shade nail paints are always an easy bet, whether on any season or occasion. This lush midnight blue nail paint with a gold-accented heart on the thumb-toe is all the subtle pizazz we need in our lives. It says minimal but with a pinch of drama!

4. Crystals in Pink Nail Art 

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Pink has always been a popular choice for nail paint, and rightly so! It’s so feminine and delicate that it can instantly make you feel groomed and pretty. Although, the rhinestones take this nail art to a whole new level by making you feel sassy and elegant at the same time!

5. Blue Mess Nail Art 

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This nail art might seem complicated at the get-go, but it is the easiest to achieve. First, you have to choose a powder blue nail paint to coat over your toes evenly. Once done, take a darker blue and pink nail paint. Make abstract lines over your base with these two shades, and once done, splutter a black nail paint shade on the nail art. Finally, coat with a clear coat to seal the nail paints and flaunt your art!

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6. Pink And Twinkling Nail Art 

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The combination of pink and gold in nail art is a classic, and this nail art inspo amps up the heat. The subtle pink toes with golden star stickers on the thumb toe are just what you need to be starstruck by your toes! *wink*

7. Glittering Galaxy Nail Art 

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Let’s admit that we all love the occasional stargazing if we’re lucky enough to spot any! Now, what if we said we could bring the sky to your feet- literally! This velvet plush nail art with crystal-adorned thumb toe replicates the galaxy and is sure to make you keep looking at your feet all day long.

8. Cute Rainbow Nail Art 

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Rainbow nails are fun, quirky, and easy to achieve. This picture is a sign to try it out, RN! Take five shades of your choice and paint each toenail with a different shade. It looks fresh and makes perfect nail art to try out when you’re feeling spunky.

9. Pink Dotted Flower Toenail Art 

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Black, white and pink is, in our opinion, the perfect combo ever made. It’s bold and chic and has been a trendy choice forever. These mini polka dots paired with hot pink flowers on either thumb or toe are just the girly touch that instantly makes you feel vibrant and zesty.

10. A Royal Blue Nail Art 

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This nail art “blues” our minds with how subtle yet intricate it looks. The gold flakes, the marble texture with different shades of blue, and the muted gold nail paint will make you feel like you’re in blissful nail heaven. 

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11. White And Gold Nail Art 

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White and gold is an elegant and classy combination that suits well on all OOTDs. This nail art is minimally laced with gold in the form of gold stripes stuck across the toenails to give an accented feel. Although, we think the highlight of this art is the intricate flowers that are adorning the nails so delicately while making such a statement!

12. Red Heart Beat Nail Art 

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Heart on my sleeve, Heart in my mouth– we’ve heard these phrases, but here’s the heart on your feet! This toenail art looks so tasteful and unique that we can’t stop gushing over it. The white nail paint with the black heartbeat and the rest of the toenails painted in red fit the theme just right.

13. Midnight Blue Flowers Nail Art 

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This cute blue floral toenail art is just the right choice for any dinner dates or parties on your calendar. The midnight blue gives this art a royal look, while the white flowers make it look girly chic. The metallic grey compliments it well and makes this nail art look no less than a beautiful painting! 

14. Summer Vibes Nail Art 

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Are you scrolling through this inspo list to find the perfect nail art for a beach vacation? Well, we gotchu. The blue and yellow paired with some silver makes for a killer color combination to match your cheerful vibes *cheesy*. So, on your thumb toes, make sure to blend yellow and blue to mimic a sunrise while blending some silver upwards for a bit of pizzaz! Flaunt these with your favorite flip flops and accessorize with an anklet to finish the look. 

15. Baby Pink Cherry Blossom Nail Art 

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This toenail art seriously reminds us of the vintage cups at our grandma’s,’ and we’re here for it! Did you know that grandma chic is in right now? So go ahead and paint your toes baby pink and decorate them with some vintage roses that you can either paint or buy stickers. Only make the roses until the tip of your toe and stick a golden strip horizontally across your toe to make the tip look distinct. This nail art is so fairycore that it makes you want to wear breezy dresses and run in slomo against a forest backdrop! *daydreaming*

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16. Red Pearl Nail Art 

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One of the most popular choices for nail paint is the classic red– but, add some drama, and this nail art is pearls! First, paint your nails red. Then, add pearls and golden stickers in a semi-circle.

17. Desert Cactus Nail Art 

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The Cactus has to be one of the most adorable plants ever, and there’s no argument about that. This nail art brings together the whole desert vibe with the ochre yellow, olive green, and cutesy cactus plants. Of course, for an extra pinch of drama, you can always stick on some golden 3D stickers to elevate the look further. It makes us want to plan a desert trip to wear this art on our toes! 

18. Kitten & Cartoon Nail Art 

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This nail art is calling for you! The classic hot pink and vibrant blue combination paired with intricately done kitten comics is the perfect way to flaunt your love. You can change the base colors to brighter or darker according to your taste.

19. Candy Red Nail Art 

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This nail art reminds us of 00s accessories with colorful beads! The glossy red nail paint paired with multicolored dots on the thumb toes finished off with some golden spots gives the feet a refreshing and whimsical look. It makes you want to give it a try right away.

20. Pretty Blood Flowers  Nail Art 

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The 3D flowers highlight this nail art, giving it a luxurious and artsy look. The bright red with crystals on it with the perfectly painted petals adorning the nail paint Looks like a delicious strawberry cake inspires it!

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21. Boho inspired  Nail Art 

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This nail art is seriously satiating our love for boho-chic vibes. The hot pink and blue coming together with the classic black and white looks so flattering to the eye, and of course, the patterns made in white take the cake with how intricate and adorable they look. It’s the perfect nail art for someone looking to experiment and amp up their style.

22. Watercolor Nail Art 

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Take your favorite nail paint shades and abstractly blend them into each other while making horizontal and vertical lines. Add a few dots of white here and there for an elevated effect, and you’re done with your favorite piece of art yet. It looks trendy and makes heads turn around to glance at your toes! Of course, what’s better is to switch up the colors to match the occasion or season.

23. Golden Hearts Nail Art 

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V-day coming up, or got a hotshot date planner? Go for this red, gold, and beige-themed nail art. Paint every third toe red and the rest beige. Once done, stick some cutesy crystals on all the toes except the first ones. Make a giant heart with golden nail paint on the thumb toes, or you can find a sticker if you wish. Seal it with a clear coat and indulge in some romance on your feet!

24. Teddy Hearts Nail Art 

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Are you lovestruck? Try this pink nail art with gorgeous stickers! Paint the two fingers in between colors and alternate the pattern on the other foot.  Stick cheesy lovesick stickers like the ones in this and flaunt your love on your feet!

25. Lovely Petals  Nail Art 

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The pink backdrop with perfectly done flowers in white and pink alongside black branches and leaves makes for a perfect reminiscent of cherry blossoms, don’t you think? Yeah, it’s a far-fetched inspiration, but this nail art took us right back there, and it just looks so aesthetically pleasing while still making a loud, bold statement. It might be a tad time-consuming to achieve but hey, totally worth it!

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26. Sea Blue  Nail Art 

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Yellow and sea blue are a forgotten combination mainly because we all love to play safe with colors and go for the proven favorites. However, this nail art might just change your views because of how spunky and refreshing it looks. The abstract petal art with alternating base colors and yellow stone stickers is a perfect vibe to make you feel like you’re in the ocean! We’d love to do this nail art for a sailing trip or even a visit to the beach, and it would fit in perfectly.

27. Stony maroon  Nail Art 

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We know and adore the classic french tips, but this maroon twist to the classic might just make it to the top of our list! It looks so lush and creative with the mini silver crystals leading up to a flower-like rhinestone arrangement! So is it just us, or does it look like the perfect bridal nail art choice?

28. Spooky toes  Nail Art 

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Got the horror bug, or is Halloween coming up? Go for these cute yet spooky toes that will be by your side through all the jump scares in movies, and otherwise, *life is scarier sometimes.* Paint your nails all black and make two circles representing eyes with a light yellow shade between the nails. Next, you can paint the eyes blue from within for a Lil extra effect *wink*. Lastly, take white nail paint and make strokes representing that of a mummy, and you’re good to go. Scare away!

29. Falling leaf  Nail Art 

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Get all mellow with this yellow toenail art that is elegant and trendy. First, paint all your nails yellow barring the thumb toe. Then, for the first toes, paint half the nail yellow and grab your favorite brush and get on with making a branch of leaves with black nail paint. Once done, seal the art with a clear coat, and there you go! A perfect choice for low-down summer if you ask us.

30. Geometric Summer  Nail Art 

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Modern-day Kavinsky vibes from this piece of (toenail) art! Pick two to three vibrant shades of your choice alongside black and white. Choose a dominant color theme– like in this nail art: blue. Paint that shade on all your toes except the first toes. Next, pain the thumb toes with white and make a minor stroke with black on the bottom. Make geometrical shapes of your choice ascending from the black stroke, and once dried, make mini dots with the black nail paint (you can use a toothpick for this. Finish off with a clear coat, and you got the perfect bright and contemporary art at your feet!

31. Glitter line  Nail Art 

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This toenail art is for the weeks when you’re too busy to care but still want to look groomed from tip to toe. This easy nail art takes hardly 5 minutes while still ensuring your toes look presentable. First, paint your nails dark grey all over your toes, painting the toe in between with purple. Next, make a horizontal line with purple and a vertical line with the same shade on the other toe on one thumb toe. Finally, line the purple shade on either side with glitter. Yes, it’s that easy!

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32. Purple Leopard  Nail Art 

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Ah! Leopard print. We all have had a love-hate relationship with this print, but one cannot deny that leopard print paired with lilac is one of the most flattering combinations ever. It’s such a good 00s throwback, and dare we say– it’s ageless? A pro tip if you want to achieve the same nail art look is to use a little neon green and baby pink in between the leopard spots to elevate the print and make it look funky!

33. Barbie Inspired  Nail Art 

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A little barbie chic never hurt anyone. So next time you’re looking to feel all pink or attend a slumber party, opt for this baby pink nail paint with some rhinestones on the thumb toe. The rhinestones make a trendy statement, while the baby pink remains subtle and cute.

34. Lioness Nail Art 

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The one word that comes to our minds when we see this nail art is fierce. The cream nail paint on the first toe with an intricately drawn lion paired with a vibrant orange on the other toes makes this nail art look strong and can make anybody wearing it feel strong and savage!

35. Autumn leaves at your feet! 

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Can it get any better than Autumn colors coming together to merge into the perfect sunset on your feet? Let us tell you how to achieve it. Take a yellow nail paint first and paint it on the bottom end of your toenail in an upward motion. Then take an orange shade and blend it from the top of your nail in a downward motion. Once the two colors are merging, blend the shades by going side to side with a brush. Grab black nail paint and make a few branches with leaves, after which make a couple of dots with white to represent flowers.  Done! It sounds like a lot but takes 10 minutes, and you got the perfect nail art to show off on your stroll at the beach or even at a grocery store *realistic*

36. Matte flowers  Nail Art 

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Ah! Matte and glitter- together at last. If you like to stay subtle and want some fun, this nail art is the perfect pick. The ash pink matte nail paint with 3D flowers embellished on top gives an elegant and mature feminine look, while the glitter pink nail paint brings some fun and drama into the mix! We love this nail art and want to give this a try in all the colors.

37. Blossom Blue  Nail Art 

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Looking at this nail art, the first thing that catches your eye is the beautiful blue ombre flowers adorning the thumb and toes. This whole nail art gives an illusion of a watercolor painting with the perfect blending of blue and purple shades in a fluid manner. It’s just the nail art you need to unleash your inner artist, and honestly, these nails will make you feel like a floating fairy!

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38. Smiley Face Nail Art 

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The OG smiling face is an emoji that will always hold a special place in our hearts. The chrome metallic shade with perfectly outlined smiley and winky faces is just the summer fun you need! This nail art is the perfect balance between elegance and quirk, don’t you agree? 

39. Fancy Blue Nail Art 

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Are you looking to jazz your toes up with something fancy? Well, this is it! The lush blue nail paint paired with blue glitter nail paint on alternate toes is enough to channelize your inner queen.  However, if you’re still feeling like the pizzazz is missing– go ahead and accessorize your thumb and toes with crystals and rhinestones. You can even add a small chain to the mix. Then, you are ready to sway them just with your feet, and we’re sure of it.

40. Black cat nail art 

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Cat lovers– raise a hand and get ready to grab some nail paints so you can recreate this cute toenail art with cat faces on it. All you have to do is paint your nails black, then grab a yellow nail paint to make cat eyes. Once done, make whiskers and nose with white nail paint. Finish off by making the eyeballs with black, and look at that—good job on channelizing your inner cat. We’re rooting for you– meow! 

FAQs

Can you do toenail art on short nails? 

Yes! You can do toenail art for all shapes and sizes. However, some nail art might be more visible than others. Scroll through our list to find the perfect match. 

What are the needed tools to do toenail art? 

You’ll need a nail filer and cutter, manicure tweezers, nail art tape, thin tip brush, toenail separators, and a nail polish remover. The tools you require might change according to how easy or intricate the particular nail art is. 

Miranda Cole

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