In an age where minimalism reigns supreme, it only makes sense that less polish is going on the nail. Believe it or not, keeping the nail design simple can turn more heads than something over-embellished. Negative-space manicures (designs that feature areas of the nail that remain unpolished) are taking over on the 鈥榞ram, and we鈥檝e rounded up our favorite negative space summer聽nail designs for your inspiration.

1. Fruity: Decorate your nails with your favorite summer fruit for instant warm weather-ready digits.

2. Flames: The 鈥90s are calling. They want you to cover your nails in flames.

We are loving this design by Hayley! Red on pink, perfect combo #shoreditchnails

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3. Pink and Red: Valentine鈥檚 Day or not, this pink and red negative space manicure will make you fall in love.

4. Pastel Perfection: No matter what time of year, soft pastels add femininity to your nail design.

Going for gold? Try white-gold foil for a softer gilded look.

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5. Teardrops: Using two of your favorite colors, apply half-teardrop shapes next to each other to leave one side negative, one side decked out.

6. Circles and Stars: With this manicure, it鈥檚 clear that you deserve every gold star featured in your design.


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7. Designer Labels: Bougie gals will appreciate this designer manicure.

8. Multicolored Stripes: Why choose one or two colors when you can have the rainbow at your fingertips.

Throwback to @cushnieetochs 2017 Nails that I loved 馃挄

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9. Sideways French: Meet the sideways French 鈥 a step up from your typical airbrush-on, basic French mani.

10. Cut Out Stars: Instead of having your nail tech add a star, have them paint everything but the star for a negative space look.

11. Thin Neon Tips: By switching from your basic white tips to something bright and colorful, you鈥檒l instantly turn up the heat one finger at a time.

12. Lines and Triangles: There鈥檚 a method to the madness with this intricate and well-designed negative space nail look.

13. Realistic Oranges: Fruits are cool and all, but these realistic oranges take the cake鈥 or rather, the orange.

14. Tribal Pastels: All the different pastels next to each other make this unique manicure look almost holographic.

Negative space + golden grace

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15. Splashes of Gold: Any minimalistic gal will appreciate the ultra-thin lines and splash of gold foil in this design.

16. Various Stars: Don鈥檛 settle for one color. Choose all your favorites and go star wild.

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