11 ways to rock floral nails year-round
Floral nails may seem like just a spring fashion, but they can look great any time of the year. Once you veer outside of the realistic, bright spring flower designs, floral nails take on a year round look. For instance, there’s no reason you can’t go for a gorgeous fall floral design or an abstract pattern. Below are several floral nails that look great outside of spring, too.
Want to finish your mani faster? Check out these nail drying hacks.
Flowers on nails with transparent art elements like visible brushstrokes take the style away from a seasonal look and into a timeless artsy one.
Flowers on black background
Having bright flowers on a black background adds some darker color and dimension to the look, making it a great fall/winter nail art option.
Flowers and foliage
Flowers mixed in with green leaves is a look that has more of a general outdoors appeal.
Making flowers look more swirled and abstract gives the look appeal across all seasons. These abstract flowers pair great with geometric dot and stripe accent nails.
Another idea is to find paint or stickers that are more muted in style. For instance, the colors may have a vintage grey or pale cast to them.
Negative space flowers
Flowers painted among a plain nail will give a floral look a more year round trend appeal, since negative space nails are all the rage.
This flower blooms in the summertime (June through August, depending on the variety). Also, lavender itself is a timeless floral pattern, since it’s a popular flower used in soaps, potpourris and essential oils.
Go even more artsy with the look by painting flowers that have very stark, black lines, like they are from a cartoon.
Abstract rose with accent nails
Another option is to paint or use a sticker depicting abstract rose patterns. These will tie into the general romantic feel of roses, and pair well with deep pink or red accent nails.
Fall floral nails
Another option is to paint flowers in deep fall tones, like dark red. These also pair well with solid fall color accent nails, and the darker tones in the flowers means the look could be worn into the holidays.
Letter floral nails
Make floral nails truly timeless by painting them over letter decal stickers. That will make it look like the flowers are painted over book pages, giving the look an appropriately year round literary feel.
Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.