Type of Wedding Nails for Bride
Neutral Ombré Nails
Have a boring nail? Here’s how to add some color to it. Use a variety of soft shades to create an ombré effect. The technique is easy enough to do on your own with a bit of pre-wedding-day practice: The first step is to paint each nail with the lightest shade of polish you own and let it dry completely before moving on. Then paint parallel lines of each of your other colors on a wedged makeup sponge, allowing them to gently overlap. Lightly tap the sponge onto your nails, reapplying the colors to the sponge as needed. Finally, wipe up the edges with a Q-tip dipped in polish remover.
Romantic Red Nails
Bold brides, this one is for you. With saturated red colors from blazing scarlet to deep burgundy, you may look at a romantic atmosphere in your home or office. Just choose the shade that suits the look of your bridal outfit, wedding theme, and season.
Stunning Silver Nails
A silver manicure goes perfectly with an engagement ring in that color. This bride placed a wash of glitter on hers to really catch the light.
Fresh French Nails
Nothing says classic like a French manicure, but don’t think forced to stick with the traditional style if it doesn’t speak to you. Play with the color of the tip or try curling and elongating the shape of it into a design for a modern take on the traditional French manicure.
Gold-Foil Detailing Nails
Want to freshen up your bridal mani? Painted gold foil may instantly add a touch of charm. You can keep it simple by limiting the bling to your ring fingers, or you can go all out with an abstract design.
Chevron Design Nails
Look at a modern chevron design for subtle yet eye-striking nail art. To recreate the look, paint your nails with a lighter shade of your choice and let them dry completely. Then, with the pointed edge of a piece of tape pointing upward and lying in the middle of the nail, place it at the base of the nail. Finally, paint the nails with a darker shade and carefully remove the tape before they dry.
Clean and Creamy Nails
On your wedding day, go for a simple nail look to draw attention to the more showy aspects of your clothing. Choose a nude polish that closely matches your skin tone for nails that go with everything, from colorful wedding gowns to layers of jewelry.
If you wear your nails naked every other day of the week, you should know that nail polish isn’t required for weddings. Treat yourself to getting your nails shaped and polished by a professional manicurist, and then apply a clear lacquer for a touch of extra shine. Then go down that aisle!
Patterned Neutrals Nails
Can’t decide on just one neutral color? There’s no reason to limit yourself! Use a couple of favorites in a nail art style similar to these polka dots with creams and nudes peeking out.
Bold Black Nails
Are you an alternative bride looking to add some edginess to your wedding attire? Then black nails are the way to go! You can choose between matte and shine finishes, as well as square, round, or pointed tips. Trust us when we say that an all-black manicure will look fantastic with a boho-inspired ivory gown.
Bridal Blush Nails
Not a fan of nude? A feminine, light pink polish offers a delicate pop of color. For a bridal look, use pastel shades that lean toward a milky white, or deeper shades that border on nude for a barely-there look.
Classic Wedding White
Nothing says bridal like that classic wedding white color. To avoid streaky white nail polish, apply a ridge-filling base coat first, then allow each color coat to dry completely before applying the next.
Romantic and Creamy White Nails
To make it simple, there are two distinct types of white manis. Where the one previously stated is stark and modern and strong in its opaqueness, the other is considerably softer with a milky look and creamy texture.
When choosing your nail color, take a cue from the season of your wedding, as this woman did with her orange wedding nails. You’ll be the talk of the wedding reception when you wear an out-of-the-ordinary color with your white wedding gown. You can even match your nails to other components of your decor.
If you want to add some drama to your look but don’t want to go full somber, try a soft taupe. The smoky shade adds a nice edginess without being too strong. It also looks great with warm gold metals.
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