9fe0c8c78db9fad718d8 color blocking nail trends

Ever find yourself stuck deciding between two polish shades? We’ve got good news for you: The latest nail trend is giving color commitment-phobes the chance to wear all of their favorite shades at the same time. Color blocking, a style made popular in the ’50s and ’60s, has officially made its long-awaited return to tips. Check out our round-up of cool color block creations to inspire a myriad of eye-catching manis in 2018.


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Looking for a way to brighten up your day during the colder months? This turquoise and yellow mani has us dreaming of a much-needed getaway to an exotic locale. The secret to recreating the cool cutout design? Striping tape!


Negative space and holographic polish gives tips major art decor vibes. To achieve the vintage feel, outline different shades with a black or white polish, and play around with the width of each line.



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Take a nude manicure up a notch with complementary shades along the edges of the nail. Opt for a mix of pastel and jewel tones to provide the best contrast against any neutral hue.



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Give tips a Mondrian-esque feel with primary colors and geometric patterns. For best results, apply color before outlining the design. Or, for novice nail artists, outline your design, then add color and go back over your lines with black polish.



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Even French devotees can get in on the action. This twofer-style tip provides the same wearability of traditional pink-and-whites with a modern edge. For a cool contrast, pair an electric hue with a subtle glitter shade.

Looking for even more mani inspiration? Be sure to check these out!