Whether you want to draw attention to your nails or prefer to keep them muted and sophisticated, the nail trends for spring 2014 will show you exactly what the hottest looks are for this season. Discover the nail polish colors and the nail art designs that will help you create fabulous looks for your nails this spring.

Try these fresh looks and find inspiration in the coolest nails from the runway to create your own exquisite looks for spring and summer.

Bold Primaries

If you love color, forget about neon or pastels this spring and go for bold shades of primary colors for your nail. From cool blues to daring oranges, go with your instinct and choose the right shade for you. 

Bright Yellow Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Blue Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Primary Colors Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014

Trust the nail trends for spring 2014 and go with either yellow, as seen on the Burberry runway, or blue, as worn by models for the Prabal Gurung runway show. The Lego look is in, so go as bold as you want with primary colors.

Metallics

Metallic Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Metallic Silver Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Gold Metallic Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014

Introduce metallics in your nail polish palette if you want to be trendy, but don’t go for the obvious bright golds and coppers. Collections from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ellie Saab and Nina Ricci were accompanied by nails with a metallic finish. You can get it straight out of the bottle or you can experiment with visual effects, by putting on a shiny or even glitter base coat, followed by a thin matte top coat.

Stripes

Glitter Stripe Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Stripe Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014
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Whether they’re vertical, horizontal, thick or thin, stripes are turning into one of the biggest nail trends for spring 2014. Used by Prabal Gurung, Zimmermann, Emerson and Tracy Reese, stripe detailing is a hot trend to try this season. Try thick metallic strips from the cuticle to the tip for an edgy look or go with both verticals and horizontal stripes, but keep them as thin as possible.

Nude Pastels

Nude Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Pastel Blue Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014
Pastel Nail Trend Spring 2014

Be a little more daring with your nude nails this season. Neutral shades don’t have to be true nudes to work for a trendy look. From mink pink and soft taupes to pale blues and greys, you can try all kinds of nude pastels for a cool look. Diane von Furstenberg, Just Cavalli and Fyodor Golan worked with nude pastel nails while Wes Gordon went with an opaque lilac, reminiscent of Radiant Orchid.

White with a Twist

White Dot Nail Trend Spring 2014White And Coral Nail Trend Spring 2014

While Nanette Lepore went for a classic white, most designers who used white nails used embellishments for a great look. White is definitely one of the top nail trends for Spring 2014, but for a trendy look, you can always add a little something to it. From a touch of glitter (Honor) to polka dots (Charlotte Ronson) or even white with a strip of color at the tip (Kate Spade), white nails need a little twist to be really edgy.

Half-Moon

Half Moon Nail Trend Spring 2014Half Moon Manicure Trend Spring 2014

Even though the half-moon never really went away, designers are turning it into a classic this season by combining white and nude. From the traditional look see during the Milly runway show to more daring looks at Dannijo (white on pastel) or Peter Som (blue on green), the trend is very versatile, so feel free to experiment with your favorite colors when trying on this trend.

Natural Nude

Natural Manicure Trend Spring 2014

As long as you manicure is flawless, you can pull off an elegant and natural nude. If you want your look to be inspired by the best nail trends for spring 2014, go for a sheer finish, no more matte. Go for a luxe look inspired by Tom Ford, Holly Fulton or JINsoon for Vera Wang or add a daring touch to your nails, a metallic stripe at the tips to highlight your sophisticated nude base.

Sophisticated Dark Shades

Dark Colors Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Dark Nail Polish Trend Spring 2014Dark Manicure Trend Spring 2014

Even if you’d never use black on your nails, don’t count out other dark shades. Seen on the runway along with Marc Jacobs, Alexis Mabielle and John Rocha collections, dark shades make a strong statement when they’re paired with lighter spring colors from your wardrobe. Try forest greens and deep blues for an elegant take on darker shades.

Nail Art Trends for Spring 201

Pointy Nail Trends Spring 2014Nail Design Trends Spring 2014
Nail Art Trends Spring 2014Crystal Nail Trends Spring 2014

Designers are finally embracing more daring nail art on the runway. From Kenzo and PPQ to Giles and Rebecca Minkoff, bold designs are making a splash, whether they’re on all your nails or just a few. Giles went for Swarovski crystal, while the Cushnie et Ochs runway show features silver bands added on top of the nails. The 3D element might not be one of the biggest nail trends for Spring 2014, but turning your nails into art with multiple colors is something you should at least consider.

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