Nail Ideas

25 Neutral Nail Ideas That Are Anything But Basic

written by EMMA GINSBERG
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Source: @gel.bymegan & @matejanova
Source: @gel.bymegan & @matejanova

If there’s one thing we love here at The Everygirl, it’s a timeless nail look. We were all over the old money nails trend, we loved Hailey Bieber’s light grey look earlier this year, and we’re even planning to wear chocolate brown nails well into the spring and summertime (gasp). With that said, we know that sometimes there’s more to a great neutral nail look than just two coats of Funny Bunny and one coat of Bubble Bath (though we would never judge you if you don’t mess with the go-to combo), so we’ve scoured the internet for some neutral nail ideas that are simultaneously classic and creative. After all, just because the shades of your manicure match every outfit you could possibly conjure out of your wardrobe doesn’t mean that that manicure has to be anything close to “boring.”

Here, we’ve rounded up 25 neutral nail ideas that you can show your manicurist next time you’re looking for something out of the box, but not too out of the box. From teeny-tiny hearts to classic French manicures to fine-line designs that are practically works of art in themselves, there’s a neutral nail look out there for everyone. These are the neutral nail ideas that go with everything, but still stand out.

1. Latte Swirls

neutral nails
Source: @matejanova

2. Milky White

Source: @gel.bymegan

3. Dark Gray

neutral nails
Source: @themaniclub

4. Brown Swirls

Source: @gelsbybry

5. Single Black Heart

neutral nails
Source: @gel.bymegan

6. Solid Pale Pink

neutral nails
Source: @matejanova

7. Tortoiseshell

neutral nails
Source: @gel.bymegan

8. Classic French Manicure

Source: @themaniclub

9. Solid White

neutral nails
Source: @lolo.nailedit

10. Black Cutout French Manicure

neutral nails
Source: @gelsbybry

11. Pitch Black

neutral nails
Source: @themaniclub

12. Single Black Dot

Source: @themaniclub

13. Chocolate Brown Hearts

neutral nails
Source: @gelsbybry

14. Black French Manicure

neutral nails
Source: @gel.bymegan

15. Solid Dark Brown

Source: @lolo.nailedit

16. Three Dot Design

Source: @byirren

17. Light Tortoiseshell

Source: lolo.nailedit

18. Negative Space Hearts

neutral nails
Source: @gelsbybry

19. Black and White French Manicure

Source: @gel.bymegan

20. Box of Chocolates Nails

neutral nails
Source: @themaniclub

21. Matte Beige

Source: @matejanova

22. White Squiggles

neutral nails
Source: @gel.bymegan

23. Black and White Multi-Pattern

Source: @gelsbybry

24. Black and White Flowers

neutral nails
Source: @creatingsteph

25. Black French Twist Manicure

Source: @kimberly_oates