40 Lavender Nails Designs for Manicure Inspiration

Updated on February 23, 2024
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    40 Lavender Nails Designs for Manicure Inspiration

    Have you ever wanted to have a manicure that was elegant, soft, and delicate looking, but also eccentric and over the top at the same time? Well, my friend, you are in luck because we have the manicure you have been searching for, right here in this post. Lavender nails are the best because they can be simple or over the top – they’re what you make them! So prepare to be inspired and let’s jump into the world of lavender nails!

    Orchid Nails

    If you love the look of 3D nail art but are unsure of a unique way to incorporate it into your manicure without looking tacky, we have just the option for you. These orchid nails are the perfect lavender nails that will leave your friends, family, and random bystanders jealous of your beautiful claws.

    You might be wondering what is used to create such beautiful nails. Worry no longer; here is a list of the things you’d likely need to start doing your 3D nail art at home:

    1. Acrylic or UV Gel
    2. Nail Tips or Extensions
    3. Nail Sculpting Brushes
    4. Monomer and Polymer Powder (for acrylic nails)
    5. UV or LED Lamp
    6. Nail Drill or File
    7. 3D Nail Art Molds
    8. Decorative Items
    9. Nail Art Paints

    Periwinkle Nails

    This enchanting shade of lavender blue is reminiscent of a summer sky. Periwinkle nails are the perfect way to add color to your everyday. You can even incorporate some glitter for an extra bonus. We suggest going for a purple and blue glitter combo to add depth and intrigue to the glitter.

    Plum Nails

    If you are feeling like going for a bit of a more sexy and sultry manicure this time round, plum nails will be perfect. This manicure is beautiful alone, with no glitter or funky designs. These are the perfect nails for the colder seasons and look great while holding a glass of red wine.

    Magenta Nails

    For a more vibrant shade, magenta nails are here to stay. The brightness will attract good vibes wherever you go. We suggest pairing your magenta nails with an oval nail shape for the best combo.

    If oval nails aren’t doing it for you, there’s no need to stress because there are so many other shapes that will look beautiful with lavender nails. Check out the chart below to discover more nail shapes.

    Nail Shapes For Lavender Nails Characteristics Benefits
    Square Nails Straight sides and a flat, blunt tip. Square nails provide a classic and clean look. They are low-maintenance and less prone to breakage.
    Round Nails The tip of the nail is rounded, forming a circular shape. Round nails are a softer and more natural-looking option. They are less likely to catch on things.
    Almond Nails The nail is tapered and extends into a pointed tip, resembling the shape of an almond. Almond nails offer a feminine and elegant appearance. They can make fingers appear longer and slimmer.
    Stiletto Nails A dramatic shape with a long, pointed tip resembling a stiletto heel. Stiletto nails are bold and fashionable, often associated with a more edgy or glamorous look. They can visually elongate the fingers.
    Coffin or Ballerina Nails Similar to square nails but with tapered, squared-off tips. Coffin nails are trendy and provide a modern, sophisticated appearance. They offer a combination of square and stiletto shapes.
    Squared Oval (Squoval) Nails A combination of square and oval shapes featuring a flat edge with rounded corners. Squoval nails offer the best of both worlds – the strength of square nails and the flattering appearance of oval nails.

    Amethyst Nails

    Chanel your inner mermaid vibes with these stunning iridescent amethyst nails. We love the look of this ethereal and majestic manicure, especially the lavender tones. If you love the iridescent look as much as us, you might be curious about how you can get the look.

    Here are a few ways you can get an iridescent manicure, such as:

    • Iridescent Nail Polish
    • Holographic Nail Polish
    • Iridescent Nail Powder
    • Iridescent Nail Flakes or Shards
    • Iridescent Nail Sequins or Glitters
    • Iridescent Nail Wraps or Decals
    • Chrome or Metallic Pigments
    • Iridescent Nail Gels

    Light Lavender Nails

    For those who prefer a softer touch, light lavender nails are the perfect option. This delicate shade of lavender will give your fingertips a soothing glow. These nails are perfect for the spring and summer, you’ll fit in perfectly with the amazing vibes of the two seasons.

    Zohna Tip

    If you choose to add length to your claws, make sure you choose a length that is suited to your everyday lifestyle. Long nails can make certain tasks a challenge.

    Dark Magenta Nails

    If you’re seeking a more mysterious and alluring look, dark magenta nails are calling your name. This deep and captivating shade of lavender with a touch of red will have everyone under your spell. We love pairing it with a light layer of shimmer to add depth of color.

    Lavender Nails with Geometric Design

    Playing around with shapes is a great way to nearly instantly add intrigue to your claws. Geometric designs are our favorite way to play around with shapes and different colors – you should try them.

    We have a few favorites regarding geometric design shapes, such as:

    1. Triangles
    2. Chevrons
    3. Stripes
    4. Diamonds
    5. Hexagons
    6. Squares and Cubes

    Zohna Tip

    If you use a bright nail polish shade and want it to pop, lay a layer of white nail polish as a base to help make it stand out.

    Short Lavender Nails

    There’s nothing wrong with keeping things on the shorter side when it comes to your nails; it all boils down to preference and your lifestyle. Short nails don’t mean you can’t have fun with designs and cool manicures. These short lavender nails are the perfect example. The lavender color is spot on, and the cute hand-painted lavender stems are so cute.

    If you can’t hand paint, you have other options for incorporating nail art, such as:

    • Nail decals
    • Nail stickers
    • Nail stencils
    • Press on nails with designs
    • Getting them professionally done

    Lavender Nails With Flowers

    Adding flowers to any manicure is a sure way to get compliments. These purple nails with flowers are oh-so-cute and are sure to attract some much-loved attention.

    It can be tricky to hand-paint flowers onto a manicure if that’s how you choose to go about it, but some flowers are easier to replicate than others. Here is a list of the best flowers to replicate for a manicure:

    1. Roses
    2. Cherry Blossoms
    3. Daisies
    4. Sunflowers
    5. Lavender

    Lavender And White Nails

    Lavender and white are a color combo you can’t help but love. The soft colors pair perfectly together and bring a light but muted tone to your manicure. You can elevate your lavender and white nails with designs or even 3D nail art like diamonds or pearls.

    Lavender Gel Nails

    For those who are searching for long-lasting and flawless nails, lavender gel nails are the answer. This innovative and durable nail technique will ensure that your lavender nails remain pristine for weeks on end. However, we wouldn’t be good friends if we didn’t give you the rundown of the pros and cons of gel nails. If you are interested to know more, check out the chart below.

    Pros of Lavender Gel Nails Cons of Lavender Gel Nails
    • Durability
    • Long-Lasting Shine
    • Quick Drying Time
    • Strength
    • Less Maintenance
    • No Odor
    • Professional Application Needed For Best Results
    • UV or LED Lamp Required
    • Removal Process
    • Cost
    • Risk of Damage During Removal
    • Limited Repair Options
    • Potential for Allergic Reactions

    Lavender And Silver Nails

    Add of touch of magic charm to your everyday with these lavender and silver nails. We can’t get enough of how special and magical these nails look – who would have thought lavender and silver looked so good together…not us!

    Periwinkle Acrylic Nails

    The best thing about acrylic nails is the room for fun. You can go any length and shape, natural or unnatural looking. This is perfect for playing with fun designs because you’ll have added surface area. Periwinkle acrylic nails are perfect. The base color (periwinkle) is super versatile, and the acrylic nails allow for so much room to have fun!

    Zohna Tip

    Acrylic nails can be harsh on your natural nails, so make sure to give your nails a breather at least once every other month between acrylic nail fills.

    Lavender And Gold Nails

    One of our favorite things at Zohna is funky and unique nails. These lavender and gold nails fit the bill. The gold flakes and lavender shading pair perfectly, creating a fun and intriguing manicure.

    Black And Lavender Nails

    Swirls on a manicure are one of the easiest ways to make it look like a professionally done manicure. All you need is a pointed-end nail brush dipped in your favorite nail polish to get those swirls. We think it is definitely worth the added time to take your black and lavender nails to the next level.

    Lavender Dip Nails

    If you don’t want to use regular nail polish and gel freaks you out a bit, there are always dip nails. This technique uses a special powder to create a durable and flawless manicure. Dip comes in all kinds of shades, so if anything, you might struggle to find the perfect lavender color.

    Lavender Nails With Butterflies

    We don’t know why but lavender and butterflies are just the perfect pairing. If you wanted to hand paint the butterflies, you could, but we think that might be slightly ambitious; therefore, we suggest nail stickers. They are super easy to apply and look great!

    Lavender Natural Nails

    If you are one of the girlies who aren’t into all the fake nail stuff, we have these lavender natural nails for you. If you want to embrace your natural claws, go for it! Fake nail stuff like tips and acrylics are super harsh on your natural claws, so if anything, you are probably making the right choice. If you like to go for the natural look, you probably want your nails to look the best possible without having any fake stuff. If you want to know how to take care of your natural nails correctly for the best lavender natural nails, we have a few tips in the chart below.

    Tips For Having The Best Lavender Natural Nails Description
    Maintain a Balanced Diet A nutritious diet rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly biotin, can contribute to strong and healthy nails. Include foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
    Stay Hydrated Proper hydration is essential for overall health, including nail health. Drink plenty of water to keep your nails and cuticles moisturized.
    Protect Your Nails Wear gloves when doing household chores, gardening, or other activities that may expose your nails to harsh chemicals, water, or physical damage.
    Avoid Using Nails as Tools Resist the temptation to use your nails as tools for opening cans, packages, or other tasks. This can lead to breakage, chipping, and damage.
    Moisturize Cuticles Apply a cuticle oil or moisturizer regularly to keep your cuticles hydrated. Healthy cuticles contribute to healthy nails.

    Periwinkle Nails With Glitter

    For those who love to sparkle and shine, periwinkle nails with glitter are the perfect choice. This dazzling combination will have your fingertips gleaming with every movement as they catch the light. There’s nothing better than a little bit of glitter to save the day.

    Lavender Matte Nails

    Matte nails are constantly overlooked, but we love them. They are a super simple and easy way to take a basic manicure and make it a little less basic. All it takes is using a matte top coat instead of a regular one. With the right matte top coat, you can transform any of our favorite nail polish shades into matte nails.

    Pink And Lavender Nails

    If you’re a fan of softer, more feminine tones, then pink and lavender nails are the way to go. We suggest adding the pink and lavender in a fun way over a nude base. This way, the nude will help to make the two colors pop as they look funky and fun in whatever unique pattern you place them in on your claws.

    Lavender Tip Nails

    If you want to add some length to your claws, the best way to do it is to add a tip. A tip is basically a plastic fake nail that can be clipped and shaped into whatever nail you like. You have to add a binder overtop, like acrylic powder or dip powder. We love the look of adding a lavender French tip manicure over the fake tip to really accentuate your newfound length.

    Lavender Swirl Nails

    Inject some artistic flair into your lavender nails with a mesmerizing swirl design. To achieve the swirl effect, start by applying a base coat of nude polish. Once dry, use a thin brush or a toothpick to create swirls on your nails using a lavender shade or even a complementary color like silver or white. The key to achieving the perfect swirl is to be free-spirited and embrace creativity.

    Periwinkle French Tip Nails

    Instead of going for a traditional white French tip, be creative and try a periwinkle French tip. We love switching things up, and this is the perfect way to do that. You can even add some gems and floral designs to elevate this manicure even further.

    Lavender Wedding Nails

    Planning your dream wedding? Lavender nails are the perfect choice for your big day. You can go all out with some iridescent toning, gemstones, and even the letter of your and our partner’s names. Or, you could keep it simple and just go for a pretty lavender shade.

    Lavender And Yellow Nails

    If you have two colors in mind, like lavender and yellow, but you aren’t sure of the best ways to incorporate them into your manicure, we have found the answer you’ve been looking for. Try going for a French tip-style manicure using lavender and yellow nails. It might look strange at first, but we’re sure it’ll grow on you.

    Zohna Tip

    There are French tip guides that help you to create the best and most crisp French tip ever.

    Lavender Square Nails

    If you prefer a more modern and edgy nail shape, lavender square nails are a perfect fit. This trendy and stylish shape is perfect for adding unique designs. The clean lines and sharp edges of square nails create a contemporary and sleek look that perfectly complements the delicate shade of lavender.

    Lavender Blue Nails

    Lavender can look different to everyone, and if you see a bit more of a blue tone to it, then these lavender blue nails are perfect for you. The blue-ish tone is reminiscent of the sky, and the lavender gives it a soft and feminine feel we can’t overlook.

    Pastel Lavender Nails

    Lavender is already pretty much considered a pastel shade. However, these pastel lavender nails are the perfect option if you really want to lean into the pastel aspect. These are great for the spring and not to mention the Easter holiday.

    Lavender Nails With Rhinestones

    You can never add too much glam to our claws, and these lavender nails with rhinestones are the perfect example. Load up every inch of your nails to create the most glamorous and shiny claws you’ve ever seen. Lavender is the perfect base color for this manicure style because it won’t outshine the gems.

    Periwinkle Almond Nails

    Almond-shaped nails are an elegant choice for any nail design, and we think that pairing them with periwinkle is a super smart choice. We mean, just look at how nice they look!

    Matte Magenta Nails

    This striking color adds a twist to the typically delicate shade of lavender. The matte finish enhances the intensity of the magenta hue, creating a captivating look.

    Lavender Holographic Nails

    Adding a holographic finish to your manicure is a surefire way to give it a different and unique look. We love the way the nails slightly change color when looked at at different angles. The combination of the dreamy lavender shade and the iridescent holographic finish creates a look that is truly out of this world.

    Long Lavender Nails

    If you’re a fan of long nails, lean into all the surface area you have and play with some designs. We love the ombre look paired with the simple little gems nestled next to the nail bed. Sometimes more is less when it comes to designs, especially when you have long nails already.

    Zohna Tip

    If you want your natural nails to grow nice and long, use a nail strengthener every time you do your nails.

    Bright Lavender Nails

    If one nail color is never enough, why not go for five? Choose your five favorite shades of lavender and add a different one to each nail. These bright lavender nails are super simple to do, but they look slightly more elevated than your average lavender nails.

    Sparkly Lavender Nails

    Who doesn’t love sparkly things? These sparkly lavender nails are perfect for a girl’s night out or a trip somewhere fun. They will glisten in the light and leave your claws shining bright, but not as bright as your personality, don’t worry.

    Chrome Lavender Nails

    If you love the futuristic look, then you might want to check out chrome lavender nails. This metallic and reflective finish adds a touch of edginess to your lavender manicure and almost makes it look like pearl nails. Prepare to be amazed as your nails shine like mirrors, reflecting the light and leaving you feeling confident in your claws.

    Lavender Nails With Diamonds

    The best part about adding diamonds to any manicure is choosing their placement. Lavender nails with diamonds are so fun to do because there is so much room to lay around with diamond placement. Plus, diamonds instantly take your manicure to the next level, and these nails are a great example of that.

    Lavender Birthday Nails

    Your birthday is a day to celebrate, and what better way to do so than with lavender birthday nails? Go big, or go home with these lavender birthday nails. The glitter, the diamonds, and the fun shapes really make these nails a one-of-a-kind, just like your special day.


    • How Long Will My Lavender Nails With Diamonds Last?

      The longevity of your lavender nails with diamonds can vary depending on how well you take care of them. However, with proper maintenance and a touch of TLC, you can expect them to last for about two weeks. Remember to avoid any activities that may put excessive strain on your nails, such as opening cans or using them as tools.

    • Can I Wear Lavender Nails With Diamonds For Everyday Occasions?

      Absolutely! Lavender nails with diamonds are not just reserved for special occasions. They can add a touch of glamour to your everyday look and make you feel like a queen wherever you go. Just be sure to opt for a more subtle diamond design to keep it classy and appropriate for any setting.

    • What Colors Go With Lavender Nails?

      Now that you’ve fallen in love with lavender nails, you may be wondering what colors you can pair them with for a cohesive and fashionable look. Here are a few colors that will make your lavender manicure shine even brighter:

      1. White
      2. Yellow
      3. Blue
      4. Pink

    Keep Calm and Lavender On

    Lavender nails are the perfect manicure in our opinion. This is because they can be soft and delicate looking, or they can be glamorous and eccentric. There is so much room to play around with these nails and we cannot get enough of them!