Every season has its characteristics that are associated with it. The same goes for the various holidays. Because each of them has certain colors in nature, which are then also used in areas of life, such as in fashion or cosmetics, to adapt to the season and to put yourself in the right mood. On the other hand, you associate the seasons and holidays with certain motifs that you can use for your styling. For us today it’s about the design of the nails, whereby we have put together not only a beautiful nail design picture gallery, but also great ideas for motifs that you can imitate or use as inspiration depending on the season and festival. Bring pep into your manicure and spread the right mood among your fellow human beings.
Spring nail design
Spring is characterized by many different bright colors. The meadows are finally turning green again. The spring flowers bloom in red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, pink and many other colors. Both strong and delicate pastel tones are typical here. The main thing is that it is bright and cheerful colors. Light blue as a symbol of the beautiful spring sky can also be used for the spring nail design. Create a romantic look with light, subtle pastel tones or use stronger colors for a livelier look. You can dampen the latter a little by combining cute motifs or delicate flowers.
In addition to a wide variety of flowers and tree blossoms, insects are also suitable as motifs, which now gradually appear. Caterpillars, ladybugs and bees are just a few of them. Not to be forgotten are the many colorful and beautiful spring flowers that are typical of this season and can also be found in our nail design picture gallery. Choose crocuses, tulips, lilacs or elaborate peonies, which you can either paint yourself or put on the nail in the form of stickers. Create small meadows on the nails or a colorful bouquet of flowers. Just come up with something in suitable colors and motifs.
If you want something more elegant or glamorous for a party, then do without certain motifs and simply use typical spring colors to create a simple design for spring or a more neutral pattern. Geometric ones are very trendy and stylish and can consist of triangles, circles, points or rectangles, squares and stripes. But feel free to come up with something yourself.
The nail design for Easter
In spring there are pleasant celebrations that give rise to a special design of the nails. In addition to Pentecost, this is also Easter. The colors here are the same as for spring in general. Only in relation to the motifs do you get further options. Your manicure will be particularly funny if you depict colorful Easter eggs or even the Easter bunny.
You are also welcome to try other typical Easter animals. Chicks, for example, are not difficult to design and can be combined with eggshells, as in the example above in our nail design picture gallery. Chickens, sheep or Easter bells or flowering spring branches with which you can represent a tiny Easter bouquet are also suitable.
Nail design in summer
Summer is at least as eagerly awaited and welcomed as spring. And here you can be particularly brave when it comes to the colors. Strong colors are desirable for the summer design of the nails and can range from green to blue and pink to yellow or orange. Neon colors, which spice up any summer outfit or even complement it in terms of color, are particularly popular and especially noticeable. But of course that doesn’t mean that you can’t create more subtle designs in pastel tones or in the trendy nude look.
Summer is of course also associated with a vacation on the beach. Thus, all marine motifs and colors are suitable. The nail design in turquoise, for example, symbolizes a tropical beach or the turquoise water and can be combined with sand colors, beige or with coral and white. The salmon color and dark blue are also great if you want to make the nail design maritime. With blue and white, a nautical flair is created, as is known from sailors, which can also be combined with light beige for sand or rope.
The symbols are numerous. Palm trees, anchors, marine animals such as fish, crabs or seagulls, forest animals such as foxes or deer, colorful balloons, ribbons, fruits, ice cream or other summer desserts or just a nail design with flowers or pretty blossoms. Everything is suitable and pretty, as the examples from our nail design picture gallery prove. Let your imagination run wild and just use whatever you personally associate with summer.
Those who find motifs too cheesy can simply pick up one or two colors and use them to paint their fingernails. Here, too, the geometric design is of course perfectly suitable and a great alternative to often complicated and difficult to reproduce motifs. A nail design with glitter or a nail design with rhinestones can be implemented very easily, which is also suitable for the party. A nail design in black and gold also looks very elegant. You can see a nice example in the picture above in our nail design picture gallery. This is the so-called reverse French manicure, in which the crescent moon of the nail is emphasized instead of the nail tips.
Nail design picture gallery for autumn
Autumn also has a lot to offer in terms of colors and motifs and is anything but boring as a theme for designing nails. In terms of color, warm nuances and shades such as yellow, orange, red, brown, beige and bordeaux, but also purple and lilac, i.e. everything you come across in autumnal nature, are suitable. Of course, there is also the color green, which is still seen here and there and is represented in evergreen plants. You can create a little pep with warm metal colors. This includes not only gold, but also copper and bronze.
Nail design pictures and motifs such as leaves, deciduous trees, acorns, chestnuts, pine cones, pumpkins, autumn fruits, berries and the like are perfect for depicting this cozy season on your fingers. You can also combine it with evergreen branches and why not some autumn delicacies for a more playful look. Trees, for example, look very pretty, given an autumn crown with the help of dots of different sizes or irregular blobs.
Of course, more natural and more subtle designs are also possible for the nail design in autumn. Simple patterns or one to two-tone designs are suitable for this purpose. Glitter in gold or silver in turn creates a glamorous look that can also be created with rhinestones. How about the idea from our nail design picture gallery above. The mix of blue tones and bordeaux, highlighted with precious stones, looks very elegant and can also be worn at work.
Above you can see one of the attractive nail design ideas from our nail design picture gallery with French manicure. Particularly interesting is the way in which the nail design was implemented with French. The two main paints, copper and white, were alternated with glitter. The transition between the two is again designed with leaf motifs.
The fall nail design can also be used on this fun festival. However, this is where other colors come into play. The colors orange, yellow, poison green, purple and black, but also blue tones and especially pastel tones, are suitable for creating suitable motifs. Such motifs will surely come to your mind straight away. Whether carved pumpkins, ghosts, bats or black cats, the variants are numerous. You can paint Frankenstein with green or a cauldron with poison. The typical Halloween candy, which is striped orange, yellow and white, is a great option that will put you in a good mood. It also gets scary with skeletons or skulls on the nails.
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving
While Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated too much these days, you can honor it by styling the nails to match too. Use the typical autumn colors and it is best to design fruits that are harvested during this time. Can be combined with leaves or grapes. If you are looking for suitable motifs for the typical American Thanksgiving, you should also consider the turkey, as can be seen in the nail design gallery. You can also create an individual design from the autumn colors already mentioned.
Nail design picture gallery for winter
The nail design for winter is usually less colorful. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The main colors are blue and white, which are often replaced by silver or combined with the color for striking elements and effects. Blue stands for ice and can also be represented with turquoise or aqua, while white symbolizes snow. Purple can also be used as an alternative. Since snow is known to glisten in the sun, glitter nail polish in the respective colors is also a wonderful idea.
Motifs that immediately come to mind are of course snowflakes and certainly also the snowman. But that’s not all. Snowballs, twigs and pine cones, forest animals such as deer, which do not hibernate and can also be found in winter, as well as penguins or snow-covered landscapes and houses can be illustrated and thus create particularly interesting nails.
Nail design picture gallery for Christmas
The nail design for Christmas is a bit more colorful. Typical winter colors and motifs can also be used here, but red, green and gold are more recommended than Christmas colors. These are traditional colors that are also chosen for the Christmas decorations. Since there are now many other decorative colors and the decorations themselves can be more modern and minimalistic, you can of course adapt your nail design to them if you want. Silver and purple, pink or blue are no longer uncommon and can also be found on the nails.
The motives may also be clear. Christmas tree balls, stars, fir branches, mistletoe, candles or the Christmas tree itself, bows and fairy lights or simple patterns in matching colors spice up your styling and create the perfect atmosphere, albeit in a tiny form. Not to be forgotten are Santa Claus, Rudolph or nail motifs in the form of gifts and a colorful chain of lights.
New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, the design can be a little more colorful. Glamorous colors and color combinations are in demand here. So the design can be simpler and consist of two colors, which can be light or dark as desired, or be colorful. Black and white are particularly suitable as a background and glitter in any color, including silver and gold, for designing motifs. The glitter effects can also be wonderfully combined with matt lacquers as a background.
Choose fireworks or champagne glasses as illustrations and motifs for New Year’s nails or label the nails with the coming year. Ornate lines with glitter or geometric and minimalist figures, which should definitely be striking in color, look just as good. Fairy lights are also a variant and can be shown in either one or more colors.
Finally, we would like to show you a good mood design in our nail design picture gallery and give you some tips and ideas for carnival. A happy mood can also be created with the fingernails at Mardi Gras. Colors that are too dark should be avoided. In addition to matching colors, you also need glitter if you like and why not colored rhinestones as well. You can also use them to create beautiful carnival designs, without any special pictures or motifs. Incidentally, a nail design in white is the perfect background. Alternatively, other light shades can also be used.
Confetti is a particularly suitable motif. You can design it with coarse glitter or just draw it on the nails in the form of lots of colorful dots. Alternatively, you can create a pennant chain yourself. The nails also look playful with Berliners as a motif idea. If you prefer to represent the Brazilian Carnival, feathers or the Brazilian flag can be displayed. The Venetian Carnival is known for its pompous disguises and not to forget the masks, which make a wonderful design. Darker colors can and should also be used here. Black, dark purple and bordeaux are simply part of it and are combined with gold or silver and glitter.