Florals for spring? Hmm. They may not be a groundbreaking mani choice, given flower nails get wheeled out to signpost the start of spring every year, but you’ve got to admit, there’s something refreshing, uplifting and totally joyful about the re-emergence of pretty blooms after a long, grey winter. Predictable? Yes. But, florals are a classic for a reason and we’ve seen some truly stunning renditions that feel modern, wearable and covetable.
Thanks to TikTok and social media, there’s so much creativity and inspo to be had. And who’s to say that florals have to be cutesy? We’re very much here for pastel pinks and lemon yellows, but we’ve also seen edgy interpretations in black and white that offer an alternative mood while still tapping up spring’s status symbol.
Either way, we’re manifesting brighter days. Now’s the time to get green-fingered. And we’re not just talking sprucing up your houseplants. Floral fingernails have blossomed into our favourite nail art trend for spring. They’re sunny, pretty and mood-boosting – which is exactly our kind of party.
Plus, they’re one of the easiest designs to DIY with a dotting tool, so you can dig out a couple of nail polishes and give it a try. Or, get onto Etsy and order some stick-on decals if you need some extra help. Want a pro finish? Book yourself in for a mani at your favourite salon.
As for which floral nails to go for, there’s loads to choose from.
If you’re not ready to hit full spring mode, go for denim blue
Monochrome keeps things feeling clean and cool
Neon pinks, greens and yellows bring the sunshine
A single rose makes a statement
Barbie pink florals are never not fun
We repeat: Barbie pink florals are a forever fave
Pretty blossoms and a modern nail shape
We love these barely-there petals for a more minimalist approach
This daisy design is modern and fresh
Introduce colour for a bolder take
These Calippo colours are cute
These ’60s mod florals are giving us modern-day nostalgia
Dua Lipa’s psychedelic floral Frenchies are cute and fun
Flower power nails in a retro colour palette are one way to go
Ditch pastels for this avocado base
Or this grass green is fun and alternative
All the pastel shades
Try pressed flower nails
Lean into pastel pinks
These daisies are adorable
Daisy dots are simple and effective
Mix it up with background swirls
Or a negative space base
Baby blue is one of the shades to watch
Another way to wear baby blue
Glitter florals add another dimension
Floral vine French tip
This bare base with white florals feels clean and fresh
Wear them short
Or you could try them in pretty pastels
Black and white daisy florals are bold and minimal
Aura French tip daisies offer a cool remix
These rainbow daisy Frenchies are a total mood-boost
These windowpane florals feel delicate, but with fun colours
We love the dainty details on these pretty petals
Pistachio french tips and florals are a match
Or lilac and florals pair perfectly
Lemon florals bring the sunshine
For more from GLAMOUR’s Senior Beauty Editor, Elle Turner follow her on Instagram @elleturneruk.