Purple is a mixture of fierce, bold red and calm, serene blue. It’s a color commonly linked to royalty, luxury, power, and ambition. It also can be quite a mysterious and unique color! If any of these words are relevant to you, you should definitely flaunt some purple acrylic nails.
We’ve put together the top 55 purple acrylic nail designs from all type of sources and fashion blogs for you to use as inspiration for your next pretty purple manicure. If you’re in need of a manicure to make you feel strong, powerful, luxurious, and royal, you’ve come to the right place!
Purple acrylic nails can be quick and easy!
Who said acrylic nails need to take forever to paint? These purple acrylic nails are simple to perfect. Simply pick a cool shade of purple, swipe it on your nails, and you’ll be on your way to conquering the rest of your day. From light purple to dark purple, matte finish to glossy finish, we’ve found a range of interesting and unique hues for your quick and easy look.
These metallic looks may look complicated to perfect because of their shine, but they are quite simple – one just has to find the right shade of metallic purple polish!
Expertly blend purple with other colors for an ombre effect
Ombre manicures (blending different colors, shades, and hues for a lovely gradient effect) are definitely on trend. Purple acrylic nails can be made to sport the ombre effect as well. Here we have different shades of purple, black and purple, and purple and white blended together to produce a beautiful effect!
Here’s a hot red-purple ombre look for when you’re feeling extra fierce and feisty.
For a fun and whimsical look, here’s a purple and blue ombre manicure with sparkly gold flakes!
Here are some simple and bold patterns for your purple acrylic nails
Spice up your purple acrylic nails a bit by painting on some bold patterns. Who doesn’t enjoy polka dots and stripes? Another manicure trend uses triangles and points to produce a modern design. For clean lines, be sure to use some nail tape or Scotch tape in between your coats of polish to get the neatest edges!
Got more time on your hands? Try these more intricate patterns
These intricate designs are really pretty to look at, don’t you think? Taking some inspiration from nature always results in beautiful, elegant manicures, and these purple acrylic nails are no different! Lose yourself in the swirls and creative artistry of these floral and plant-inspired prints!
Here are more abstract designs for your purple acrylic nails. They’re a mixture of lovely flourishes and bolder, clean, modern art and tribal pattern inspired designs.
Glitter always makes purple acrylic nails twice as royal and dramatic!
If you need to kick the “glam level” up a notch, don’t ever be afraid to use glitter! These sparkly looks are perfect for the woman who really wants to make an entrance to a party or event. Whether you use a tiny bit of glitter to put a fun spin on the classic French tip, for example, or really pack on the shimmer, rhinestones, and pearls for maximum dramatic effect, as in the last picture of purple acrylic nails, adding texture and sparkle to any manicure is always a fun thing to do!
Here’s an especially royal purple acrylic nails manicure using bright royal purple shimmery polish with silver and black glitter. To top off the regal look is a large rhinestone! It’s a manicure truly fit for a queen.