24 Cute Gel Nail Design Ideas to Delight

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I’ve found some of the most beautiful gel nail designs that you’ll be delighted by. To make sure I’ve included designs for everyone’s tastes, I’ve not only included gel nail ideas for your natural nails but also ideas for gel nail extensions.

If you’ve never heard of gel nail extensions, they are a popular way to get longer nails without the use of acrylics. The process involves applying gel to your natural nail and curing it with UV light. The nail technician will then use a nail form to extend the length of the nail.

If you’re considering getting gel nails, one of the biggest pros is that you won’t have to worry about chipping your nail polish. With gel nails, they are made more durable and chip-resistant because it’s applied over a layer of acrylic powder.

When getting gel extensions, a big pro is that if an extension breaks off before its time, you can simply go back to get them fixed.

1. Keep It Simple

If you’re not into flashy nail designs, this chic yet simple design is for you. If you do your own gel nails at home, this is an easy look that anyone can do. Plus, you’re sure to impress with such an elegant look.

simple gel nails
Credit: foulasnails

2. Coral Nails with Gold Flakes

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Jazz up your nails with gold flakes. With this design, people can’t help but look at and admire your nails.

coral nails with gold flakes
Credit: hayley.haloaesthetics

3. Gold and Pink Christmas Nails

These Christmas nails are just what you need for the festive season. They are stylish and beautiful, and can be adjusted to suit every personality! If you want your mani to sparkle this winter, these gel nails are sure to wow.

gold and pink christmas nails
Credit: henriettabeauty

4. Fall Gel Nails

This fall, step up your nail game with these gel nails. Fall colors on your fingertips will make you instantly feel cozy.

fall gel nails
Credit: magpiebeautyusa

5. Nude Nails with Gold Flakes

Brighten up your nails with these refreshing nude-colored nails with gold flake accents. This is such as luxurious nail option that will make you rethink plain nude nails.

nude nails with gold flakes
Credit: kimakasmi

6. Lime and Mint Nails

Margarita anyone? If you’re looking for the ultimate summer manicure, and this is it. These nails are perfect for outdoor parties at the beach and hot afternoons by the poolside.

lime and mint nails
Credit: nailpolishdirect

7. Sunset Nails

These nails feature a burst of color that reminds me of a beautiful sunset. They’re perfect for any occasion, whether you’re staying in or going out.

sunset gel nails
Credit: nails_by.paola

8. Modern Nails

It’s not just the length that matters – these modern nails have got it all, with a fun design and cool colors, you’ll love this look.

modern nails
Credit: o.mllenails

9. Mistletoe Nails

The holidays are the perfect time to deck your nails with a festive mistletoe nail design. Even if you don’t want anyone to kiss you, this cute manicure will get plenty of likes.

mistletoe nails
Credit: gelsbyjacqueline

10. Modern Fall Nails

These cool nails let you rock the latest fall trend. They are perfect for those who want to have a change of scenery with their nail design. They’ll give any outfit an instant autumn-esque twist, and turn heads wherever you go.

modern fall nails
Credit: polishedpinkiespro

11. Picasso Gone Ombre

Picasso gone ombre is a nail art design that’s perfect for those looking to bring some of the artist’s masterpieces right onto their fingertips. With Picasso gone ombre, you get an ombre-style gradient effect with Picassoesque touches. You’ll be sure to turn heads with this one-of-a-kind manicure.

Picasso ombre nails
Credit: thehangedit

12. Spun Sugar

I call these “spun sugar” nails because the design has the appearance of spun sugar. I find this to be such a simple, yet creative design.

lace nails
Credit: primenailsbyophelia

13. Sky Blue Nails

I love looks like this because they’re so easy, you can do them at home. Meaning there’s no need to visit the nail salon.

blue gel nails
Credit: seda_tatouage

14. Lavender French Tips

Here’s another design that you can do yourself and would work great on your natural nails. Choose your favorite color for your nails.

purple tip nails
Credit: skyhigh_beautybristol

15. Christmas Reindeer Nails

When Christmas comes around, you’ll love rocking these red and white reindeer nails.

red rudolf nails
Credit: mlcnails

16. Blue and Black

These blue and black nails stand out beautifully. You’re sure to get compliments with this design.

black and blue nails
Credit: thenaturalnailspa

17. Modern White Gel Nails

If you want a modern and creative look, these long ballerina nails are sure to please. Change up the colors to suit your personal taste.

white gel nail designs
Credit: urembo_onwheels

18. Leopard Print Design

This leopard print design is perfect for fans of animal print nails. You can use different shades of brown for the other nails, or just one shade.

leopard gel nails
Credit: adriana_sinatra

19. Pink and Yellow

If you want a fun look that’s perfect for the summertime, look no further than these awesome pink and yellow nails.

pink and yellow nails
Credit: agunailss

20. Spring Nails

I think that this look is perfect for the spring, and even the Easter holiday. The pastel colors and floral design go perfectly together.

spring flower gel nails
Credit: bethanyjoystudios

21. Brown Christmas Nails

These Christmas nails stand out from the rest because they use the color brown for most of the designs. I think these are such creative and unique nails.

brown christmas nails
Credit: bysophiemcintosh_

22. Camouflage Design

Camouflage never goes out of style. You don’t often see camouflage nail designs, so I hope this look has given you some inspiration.

camo nails
Credit: chillhouse

23. Daisy Accent Nail

Here’s a unique look that features black and grey nails, and a soft and feminine daisy accent nail design.

daisy nails
Credit: chloeeadebeauty

24. Simple Black Dots

Your nail design won’t get any easier than these simple almond-shaped nails with minimalist black dots.

minimalist gel nails
Credit: esse__beauty

Whether you want a chic and elegant look or are looking to try out some more artistic designs, I hope that these photos have helped inspire your next manicure.

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