No matter the season, your toe nails should be ready to be exposed at any time. From comfortable sandals to sexy peep-toe high heels, there are plenty of occasions to show off your pretty toes. Ready for the challenge?
Read on for 55 cute toe nail designs that will inspire you to reach for the closest nail polish bottles:
Geometric toe nail designs
From vertical lines to full on chevron patterns or tribal motifs, there’s something for every taste. If you want to replicate these designs at home, use either small pieces of tape or a pointy paintbrush to achieve the desired width. Keep in mind that the best results come from using a colorful or light base, on which you can paint the geometrical motif using a darker color. However, if you are going for a more subtle outcome, use a soft pink base and then apply white lines and dots. The result will be less bold, yet more feminine. Perfect to pair with a light, summer dress!
Toe nail art with crystals or rhinestones
OK, so these are not easy to do by yourself. However, the effort put into them is equally proportionate to the spectacular effect they have once they’re complete. Geometrical pedicures like the ones above can easily be translated into a full on rhinestone pedicure. All it takes is time and patience. If you want to attempt this at home, arm yourself with a pair of tweezers. It will be easier to pick up and position all the small pieces into place. As for the design itself, start off by creating it on a flat surface at first, so that you’ll know exactly how to position it on the nails. Once everything is in place, seal off with a clear top coat to prevent anything from falling off and your nail polish from chipping.
Easy toenail designs with DIY motifs
Halfway between geometric and floral, these cute toe nail designs may look elaborate, but they are actually quite easy to do by yourself. One simple way to quickly spice up an otherwise simple pedicure is to dot it with contrasting nail polish for a fun, easy going look. Alternate the size of the dots and use a myriad of colors for the most funky-looking result. Or, you can keep it organized and place the dots following a linear pattern. If you want to go all out, don’t forget to incorporate an accent nail – it will make the pedicure stand out in the crowd. A cute variation of the dotting style is creating a small ladybug on each toenail, a cute design that is perfect for sandal season!
Flower nail designs for toes
You can never go wrong with a flower manicure. Whether you choose stickers or take the time to create the flowers yourself, this is a super feminine look that screams “Summer!”. If you don’t have enough patience to draw on flowers, but you still want a detailed, intricate design, the answer is simple: fake it till you make it! All you need for a quick result is the tip of your regular nail polish brushes and a needle. Create the flowers by using the width of your brush to form the petals, and its tip to create the center. Then, dip the needle in nail polish and start adding details: tiny dots inside the middle or along the petals should do the trick. Voila! A quick and easy do-up that’s probably one of the most popular cute toe nail designs out there.
Simple toenail designs using pastel colors
Always on the run? Keep your toe nails looking fun and playful by coating them in some pastel hues. This is not so much a design as it is an expert-looking way of mixing and matching colors. However, the result is as great looking as a more time-consuming design. So here we go: pick up a few pastel colors that go well together and coat each of your toenails in one of them. If you want to make things even more interesting, opt for a glittery accent nail that will liven up the look. The result? A beautiful, summery look that is quick and easy to do. For maximum impact, pair your new pastel pedicure with some tough, black sandals. The contrast will be stunning. Plus, nobody will ever guess that you’ve spend so little time doing it. Mission accomplished!
With so many cute toe nail designs around, choosing a single, favorite one, can be difficult. So start by figuring out which ones you could attempt by yourself, at home. Or, if you don’t have the time or patience, simply take the picture with you the next time you go to the salon. All that will be left to do is prepare for the compliments and how-to questions that will come your way. Perfect!