13 Pretty Minimalist Nail Ideas You'll Actually Want to Try

Good luck deciding on which one.

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Some nail art screams "HEY, I'm your nail art!" announcing your love of pumpkins, flowers, and pizza to the world. Others, though, like the 13 manicures ahead, are more of a quiet whisper, existing only in barely-there nudes, skinny lines, and soft, geometric shapes—all incredibly pretty, yet minimalistic enough to try on yourself.

...Or, you know, to take to a nail salon as inspiration, because who are you, a wizard? So keep reading to find your new go-to mani lineup, and get ready for a barrage of compliments from strangers.

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1 These ultra-thin pastel lines

#minimal #unistella

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4 These matte-black eclipse nails

5 This milky, negative-space manicure

Moody minimalism via @sarakoonar. Happy #ManiMonday! 💅🏻 #nailart #minimalnailart #nailswag #whiteout

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9 These white starburst nails

#NewWork for @instylemagazine ✨ See my tutorial for this look on InStyle.com 💅🏼

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13 This classic evil-eye manicure

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