20 Cute Short Nail Design Ideas for Women

You don’t have to have long nails to have beautiful nails. These short nail design ideas for women are proof of that. If you want to be inspired for your next manicure, but can’t seem to find inspiration for shorter nails, check out these ideas below.

If you have medium or long nails, no worries; these designs will look great on your nails too.

Red Hearts

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These fun red heart nails are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Switch things up by changing the color or placement of your hearts. You could also use a different base color too.

Black and Brown

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If you enjoy the colors black and brown, you’ll love these beautiful nails. They would look perfect on short and long nails.

Blue and Gold French Tips

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Put a twist on your classic French tips nail design by using different colors like blue and gold. Add a little glitter to give your nails some pizzazz.

Black Nails with Colorful Flowers

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These nails are simply beautiful and unique. They have a black base and fun blue and purple flowers.

Gold Dotted Nails

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Try something totally unique with these gold and white nails. They have a beautiful abstract appearance that’s sure to make your nails stand out from the crowd.

White Nails with Black Leaves

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If you want a simple and unique design on your nails, consider a look similar to this. The nails have a white base and cute black leaf designs.

Minimalist Black Nails

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Keep things simple with this minimalist black nail design. What I love about these nails is that they can be done at home, meaning, no need to go to a nail technician if you want beautiful nails.

Orange with Black Dots

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Here’s a design that’s super modern and trendy. Choose your favorite colors to make the look your own.

Gold Foil Nails

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These gold foil nails are beautiful and simple. They are perfect for a night out or a day at the office. You can do these nails yourself using gold foil flakes.

Black and White Modern Nails

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These black and white nails are creative and modern. I think that this design would also be great with almond-shaped nails.

Swirl Nails

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These swirl nails are just perfect for the fall and winter seasons. But what I love about them is that they will look great at any time of the year. Play around with different colors to give your nails a look unique to you.

Black and White Corners

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Make your look simple by painting black and white nail polish on the corner of your nails. This look is perfect for medium-length nails.

Black and Gold French Tips

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These black and gold French tips are the perfect nails for New Year’s. Other color combinations would work great, too, such as red and gold, green and gold, blue and gold, and so much more.

Red, Blue, and Green Nails

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This color combination is just wonderful. I love the look of multicolored nails such as this. What makes them so fun is that you can play around with different color palettes.

Eggshell Nails

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I call these eggshell nails because they remind me of the coating of an Easter egg. Use colors that match the holiday or time of year for a seasonal design.

Zebra Print Design

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These brown and white nails have an awesome zebra print design that would look great on just one nail or all of your nails.

Leopard Print Nails

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These leopard print nails are stunning and would look good on anyone, regardless of your nail shape or length. The tan color looks great, but you could do this look with other colors too.

Matte Nail Polish

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Don’t forget about the endless possibilities that you have when using matte nail polish. Create your own fun design for the ring finger.

Dots and Swirls

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Not only is the design for these nails fantastic, but the color palette looks amazing too. These nails would also look great with different shades of pink, purple, and more.

Perfect for Fall

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These glossy nails are perfect for the fall season. Change up your colors for summer, winter, and spring.

No matter how short your nails are, you can still have a beautiful manicure. We hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found some inspiration for your next look.

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