Almond nails are a real trend in 2017. This shape does not require great lengths and is very manageable. With a modest design, it can fit within even the most strict dress code. Here are 35 designs for you to try.
# 1 Pale Almond with Gold
This is a subtle style for your nails, but one that will get you noticed by admirers who take the time to gaze at you. The pale almond of the four nails brilliantly highlights the dazzling gold on the ring finger nail. It is perfect for more formal events and goes great with a little black dress or ball gown.
Use different shades of holo polishes as a base and add white graphics designs of lines and circles. You can be creative here.
# 3 Dark Nails with a Playful Motif
Here the glossy, sophisticated dark almond of the nails is lightened up with a nice informal touch. All the nails should be done in a dark, rich, shiny almond. Then add the image you like onto only one of the nails on each hand. Theses playful little birds contrast nicely with the formal almond nails suggesting your playful side.
# 4 A Light Beige and White Tips
This is a great design to wear at the office. The very pale nude nails and with white tips gives a smart appearance while the sparkly ring on one nail hints at elegance. Be careful not to overdo it with the brightness and design of the crystal ring – you are going for an understated, not bling.
# 5 Long Nails with a Sparkling Blue Finish
These nails can be worn anywhere. They are perfect for everyday casual styles but equally at home in a party. If you have blue eyes, so much the better. The vibrant blue of the nails should bring out the blue of your eyes. Wearing a ring of the same bright blue will add to the effect. Just remember to flutter your hand in front of your face to show off the nails and your eyes.
# 6 Brown and Silver Details With a White Background
This geometric design is subtle and almost reminiscent of a tasty sweet cake drizzled with chocolate. The underlying deep white beautifully offsets the dark almond nails. Be sure to use almond nails with straight lines, though. Wiggly ones will ruin the sophisticated look you are trying to achieve.
# 7 Shiny Emerald Green Nails
These nails will make you stand out without being too flashy. The deep luster of the green hints at emeralds. With a slight sparkle in color, your nails will certainly catch the eye. However, it is still a refined and formal style that can be worn with most evening outfits.
# 8 Pale Coffee and White with Gold Spray
Nails like these add a bit more of your individuality to an otherwise subtle design. The pale gloss coffee nails on each hand contrasts subtlety with the same matt color and white of the other two. Add some gold glitter and little sparkles, and you have a million dollar design.
# 9 Red and Jewel Setting
This scheme highlights the intricate pattern on two nails. The almost pink almond nails blend nicely with the rest of your fingers and skin tone. This makes the red curl and bright multi-colored, glass beads stand out. It is sophisticated while hinting at hidden artistic qualities. Perfect for day or night time wear.
# 10 Light Almond Nails Fading to White
These almond nails will reflect your ladylike qualities. The subtle pink and white are very feminine without being garish like a lot of other pink shades. Elegant and delicate but with a hint of girlishness, these nails are ideal for bringing out the lady in you.
# 11 Holo Addicted
These almond nails are on the pointed side. Coat them with green holo polish with a blue undertone and you will be the in the center of attention at any party.
# 12 Scarlet with Inset Jewels
This is all about sophistication and sexy. The deep, almost scarlet, red is provocative and a bold statement you want to be noticed. The jewels on just one nail add sophistication suggesting you are not to be taken lightly. A great design for parties and the nightlife in bars and clubs.
# 13 Light Almond Nails Dotted with Crystals
This is another very pale almond nails with subtle white design overlaid with eye-catching crystal jewels. It is a great design to have in your repertoire when you need something simple and reasonably quick to apply, but that still has an individual touch. It will go well with just about any anything from jeans to smart dresses.
# 14 Silver and Pink Overlaid with Sparkling Jewels
The subtle, almost pink shades of these almond nails highlight the silver on one nail of each hand. It is still a reasonably refined look, but the bright crystal jewels and white geometric patterns showcase your individuality. This design will get your nails noticed.
# 15 Plain Deep Almond Nails
These deep almond nails are very close to being scarlet. Without any designs on them, these nails are a bold statement. These nails are both sexy and beautiful. The color is simple and great for catching the eye of any man in a bar or nightclub.
# 16 Two Tone Nails with Gold Glitter
These nails bring to mind the carnivals of Venice and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The gold and white suggest the elaborate masks worn these events. The subtle almond nails make sure people know that behind the mask is a lady! This design is great for casual parties, or if you can afford it a trip to one of the famous carnivals abroad!
# 17 A Ladybird on Nude and Green
This design again uses a subtle almond nails that are almost pink colored but is more playful with the addition of a 3D miniature ladybird. The pale green color highlights the red and black of the ladybug making it stand out. Just make sure no one tries to squash the bug on your nail!
# 18 Marilyn Monroe Image
These nails are all about contemporary art, bringing to mind the designs of Andy Warhol. The image of Marilyn Monroe blowing a bubblegum bubble is a pop culture icon. The image is the center of focus contrasted against the very dark shades of the almond nails. A design for the hip and cool!
# 19 Nails Covered in Crystal and White Jewels
These nails are striking bordering on bling. The very pale almond nails are overlayed with a shell-like nacre color that perfectly complements the crystal jewels. Don’t hold back with the sparkles if you want to achieve this style. Make sure each of the nails you want to stand out has as many little jewels as possible.
# 20 Two Toned
This is a two-tone pattern making use of your nails’ natural color. The pale almond nails have a contrasting slightly sparkling light blue stripe along the top. This design is very fashionable at the moment. The design is great for casual wear and ideal if you are wearing denim jeans.
# 21 Skin Toned Nails
These nails are perfect for the feminine Goth! The skin tone almond nails are great for pale fingers and hands. If you want the attention to be on what you are wearing and not your nails, this design is perfect. Plain but elegant, this shade goes well with darker color clothes.
# 22 Dark Almond Nails with Silver Flecks
These nut-brown almond nails are great for bringing out the vamp in you. The sharp pointed ends add to the smooth appearance of the nails to give a dagger wrapped in velvet type aura. The single silver nail on each hand provides a nice contrast while still retaining that overall luxury look.
# 23 Subtle Light Grey Patterns
The geometric design on pale almond nails gives a very sophisticated look. The blue-grey of the pattern perfectly complements the plain and simple color underneath. Definitely nails for an upmarket soiree or high-powered executive meeting when you want your refined nails to impress those around you.
# 24 Pale Almond Nails with Lace Effect
This is another design that makes use of very pale almond nails with an intricate design on top. The very fine white pattern suggests the expensive and famous handmade laces from Belgium. These nails are gorgeous and lady-like. Great if you are wearing an expensive diamond ring!
# 25 Vibrant Pinks and Darks
These nails use a feminine pink but offer a new twist. The pink is overlaid with dark almond nails on three of the fingers. Darker pink fading stripes on the other nails provide a pleasing contrast. Overall the nails have a vivid appearance that while bright is not garish.
# 26 Mountain Top Frosted Nails
These very pale almond nails are pointy with a white mountain-top frosting. One nail on each hand offers an excellent contrast with the same design but in sparkly blue. The colorful, simple design is suitable for anything in your wardrobe and offers something different from the run of the mill patterns on a lot of other nails.
# 27 Dark Almond Nails and Silver
This is another sophisticated design suited to evening wear. The very dark almond nails alternate with ones of a silvery pink color. The round ended nails offer a refined look that would be ideal for elegant dresses when attending events you want to impress with your understated, graceful style.
# 28 Light Almond with Simple Grey Patterns
These very pale almond nails have a very simple design on them in light blue-grey. The designs are deceptively subtle so while it does not stand out, it nonetheless gives these nails an individual edge. The pale almond blends nicely with the overall pink tone of your skin.
# 29 Sparkly Dark Blue and Jewel Contrasts
This design mixes very pale almond nails with a vibrant sparkly blue. The rounded nails are great for everyday wear when you want to add some color to your style. Alternatively wearing these, your hands would not look out of place at a wedding reception or daytime summer gathering in a marquee.
# 30 Red and Polka Dot Motif
These nails are all about individual style. The dark almond nails are offset by the vibrant ladybird-like design of one nail on each hand. These latter nails are red with a funnel-shaped black and white polka feature. The nails are pointed but have a rounder edge rather than coming to a sharp end.
# 31 Plain Light Shades of Pistachio
These nails are elegant with a slight twist.The very pale almond nails offer a very subtle look broken up with a single darker colored nail. The long pointed nails are almost eggshell soft and are neutral enough to be worn with most outfits. They are a great style accessory to have in your wardrobe.
# 32 Dark Green with Silver Flecks
These dark green nails are flecked with silver to give a sophisticated but neutral look. They have a deep shiny gloss and are more round than other types of nails. Although the design is simple, the nails still give off the appearance of luxury and are great if you are wearing a more refined style of clothing.
# 33 Light and Dark Almond with Intricate Design
This another design mixing two colors of almond. The dark almond nails contrast nicely with the paler color of the others. These pale almond nails feature intricate lace-like patterns in the same dark almond of the other nails. Overall, the two colors blend well together while the delicate pattern is a beautiful added decoration.
# 34 Pale Green with White Stripes
These matt green nails feature a horizontal straight line design. Although the design is simple, the pointed ends of the nails lend them an elegant look. The nails are ideal if you are wearing casual clothing but still, want something different from just a single plain color on your hands.
# 35 White and Blue with Christal Detail
This a very contemporary design – almost a modernist work of art! It is made up of light blue, grey and pale almond nails. The crystal-like inlays and pale almond detail make each nail unique. But while the nails have different patterns they still all blend well together with a similar motif to make an attractive design.