21 Pretty Purple Nail Designs and Ideas

Purple is such a popular color in fashion and beauty. This is no surprise as there are so many stunning shades to choose from. An easy way to add purple to your look is with your nails. So many amazing nail designs can be created with the pretty color. To give you some nail inspiration, we have found 21 purple nail designs. You will find sparkly nails, glam nail art and much more. There is a purple mani for everyone and there are nails to suit any occasion as well!

1. Sparkly Purple Nail Idea

The first nail idea that we have to show you is sparkly, cute and easy to wear. Each nail is painted in Color Club polish, shade Celestial. As you can see, it is a bright and beautiful shade of purple. Simply paint all of your nails in the color like the mani featured or use it to create stunning nail art.

2. Amethyst Nail Art

We don’t know about you but we love crystals, especially purple ones like Amethyst. This next nail design has been inspired by the magical crystal Amethyst. For this look, all of the nails are purple and they all have an opal marble effect. Each nail is also decorated with gold foil. It is a mystical manicure and you can find tutorials for this nail art online.

3. Nude and Purple Ombre Nails

Ombre has become so popular in nail art and with a design like this, we can see why! Here we have beautiful coffin nails. The bottom of the nail near the cuticle is nude, then the color changes to pastel purple. The colors are stunning and the transition between shades is seamless. You can view tutorials online for ombre nail art. It is not as difficult as you can use a sponge.

Pastel Purple Ombre Nails

Source: @_allured

4. Nude Nails with Purple V Tips

If you are looking for a trendy way to wear purple, then this is for you. This manicure features long coffin shaped nails. All of the nails are nude with purple v tips. It is a stylish way to wear purple and the v tips make a statement compared to the classic tip shape. You can recreate this look or use a different shade of purple. V tips can be created with nail tape.

Nude Nails with Purple V Tips

Source: @chaunlegend

5. Multi Tone Purple with Glam Glitter

Can’t decide which purple color to try? If so, why not wear a few?! You could create something like this. For this mani, each nail is painted in different shade of purple. There is also one sparkly accent nail. We love this multi tone look because it is unique and super stylish. You can use any purple shades and you can recreate with or without glitter.

6. Light Purple Ombre and Flowers

The next nail idea is pretty and stylish. Each nail is nude with light purple ombre. There is also one accent nail that features stunning white flowers and rhinestones. The soft purple color and the flowers are such a beautiful and feminine combination. A mani like this is perfect for the spring and summer. Try this design or you can wear the ombre without the flowers for a subtler look.

Light Purple Ombre Nails with Flowers

Source: @sheadbeauty

7. Stunning Dark Purple Coffin Nails

This next mani is one of our favorites! Here we have very long coffin nails and each one is painted in a dark and glossy purple shade. The shape, length and color of the nails is such an amazing combo. Together they create a such a statement. Nails like these will be great for the fall and winter seasons, parties and for Halloween too. You can recreate this or use a similar color on any nail length and shape.

Stunning Dark Purple Coffin Nails

Source: @chaunlegend

8. Glitzy Purple Nail Designs

Love funky nail art and lots of bling? If so, this could be perfect for you! Some of the nails are matte purple with rhinestones, one nail is sparkly glitter and there is even some marble nail art. We love this because it is fun, unique and creative. This mani would be perfect for the summer and vacations. You can recreate this with purple and matte finish polish, and of course, some sparkly rhinestones. They are available online.

Purple Glitzy Coffin Nail Design

Source: @riyathai87

9. Pastel Purple Matte Nails

Matte nails are another popular nail design. Here we have a pretty purple version to show you. These nails are mostly pastel purple with a matte finish and there is also an accent nail that is nude with sparkly silver and rose gold rhinestones. It is such a stunning and stylish design. If you wanted to recreate the look, you will need a matte top coat. Rhinestones are easily applied with a nail glue. This nail design is perfect for spring and Easter.

10. Sparkly Purple Nails with Glam Nail Art

Glam up your nails with a purple design like this one. For this look, we have long nails that are painted in a beautiful purple shade with some nude and sparkly details. Almost every nail is also decorated with a colorful glitter. The glitter and nail art look beautiful together. A mani like this would be perfect for a special occasion. You can recreate a similar look on any nail shape and length.

11. Purple Nails with Butterflies

Next, we have a cute and vibrant mani to show you. All of the nails are painted pastel purple and for the accent nails nail artist used popular butterfly stickers and a few rhinestones. It is a pretty and unique look that you need to wear in spring. You can check out what nail polishes were used on the page below.

Cute Butterfly Nail Art Design

Source: @ivynailss

12. Chrome Coffin Nail Art Design

If you are looking for a design that will make you stand out from the crowd, then this is perfect for you! Each nail features different art which includes ombre, chrome, flowers and more. It is a unique, artistic and trendy mani. Something like this is perfect for the ladies who love to make a statement. Recreate the whole look or try just one or two of the designs that you like best.

Chrome Coffin Nail Art Design

Source: @riyathai87

13. Beautiful Purple Marble Nails

We love this next nail idea! Here we have purple stiletto nails and each one is decorated with amazing color and marble effect. The colors are stunning and the overall manicure is so funky and cute. A design like this is great for those who like to wear fun and bright nail art. This look can be created on any nail length and shape. We love the pop of glitter, it really jazzes up the design.

Purple Marble Stiletto Nails

Source: @dymenails

14. Pretty Purple Gradient Nails

The next nail idea features more gradient art. This time the nails start dark and then blend into lighter shades of purple. It is a beautiful design and we love the darker shades used. It is a chic and easy to wear gradient that will suit anyone. You can check out what polishes were used on the page below. Recreate this or you can jazz up the mani with some rhinestones or glitter.

15. Purple Chrome Nails

Make a statement with stiletto nails like these! Some nails are simply matte purple and the others feature purple chrome. The accent nail has an off white base and purple foil. It is a stunning mani and you can try the whole look or just one design on all nails. Either way, that sharp nail shape will give the purple color the wow factor.

Purple Chrome Nails

Source: @nail_poisk

16. Short Purple Nails

Jazz up your nails with glitter and silver embellishments. You can create something like this. Here we have purple ombre nails. Each one is decorated with a silver diamond. There is one sparkly accent nail too. We love this because the silver diamond really glams up the mani and gives it a trendy look. You can buy embellishments like these online in any shape and color. Recreate this or try your own funky design.

Short Purple Nails with Silver Glitter

Source: @amvpnails

17. Dark Purple Matte Nails

Next, we have a cute and simple idea to show you. Here we have dark purple nails with matte finish. there are also two accent nails in silver glitter. Try a similar look to this or you can use any color for the accent nails. A gold and purple color combo would be great as well. You can view tutorials online on how to create matte nails.

Matte Dark Purple Nails

Source: @nail_sunny

18. Purple Glitter Coffin Nails

The next idea features more beautiful and stylish nail art. This time the nails are a light purple shade with four sparkly purple accent nails. Two if the nails also have some tiny rhinestones. It is stunning design and we love the color combo. You can create a similar look with any purple shade.

19. Trendy Dark Purple and Nude Nails

Nude and purple is a trendy color combo. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this mani. Some of the nails are nude and some are a dark purple shade. One nail is also decorated with a funky purple pattern. A design like this is bold, unique and trendy. It will suit everyone and look amazing on all nail lengths and shapes.

Trendy Purple and Nude Nails

Source: @nailsrnd

20. Black, Purple and Gold Gradient Nails

Love the gradient nail art? If so, you need to see this next idea. For this gradient, the nail is sparkly gold near the cuticle, then the color changes to purple and then finally the nails are black at the tips. This is a vampy mani that would be perfect for the fall and Halloween. Recreate this or try the same color combo without the sparkle for a subtler look.

21. Beautiful Pink and Purple Nail Design

The last nail design is pretty and glitzy! Some nails are a bright purple shade and the others are soft pink with glittery kisses. Purple and pink is such a stunning color combination. Recreate this or you can use different shades of both colors. Try to keep the rhinestones though as those give the nails the wow factor!

We hope you have found a purple nail design to try!

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