Nail designs are often associated with long nails. This is probably due to the fact that most nail polish ads would feature long nails. However, advertisements would just tend to use long nails as they provide a bigger canvas for the nail polish. But nail designs and color is for everyone and for every size. Short nails can have very beautiful and creative designs as well. In fact, short nails can even have bolder designs due to its size. It is saved from becoming too loud because of its size. Most people also like to wear their nails short as it is more practical for everyday use.  There are actually a lot of designs that you can go with for short nails.

Nail Art Designs for Short Nails

short-nail-art-designsGo bold with a red and white polka dot design. For longer nails this may seem too much but for perfectly trimmed short nails, this is just the right touch of playfulness and sass.

short-nail-designsAn intricate design is perfect for short nails. The emphasis will be even more visible because of the shortness of your nails. Every detail will pop out and be appreciated so try a delicate flower design for a more feminine effect.

Cute Nail Designs for Short Nails

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Image: bbbpretty

Going for loud and vivid designs is not a big deal for short nails. In fact, it certainly allows the more elaborate designs. Try an animal print with a twist by using unusual and bright colors. Even though your nails are short, they will command a lot of attention.

cute-nail-art-designs-for-short-nailsTo make an impression that your nails are longer than they really are, use a French tip design. If you find that the French tip is too plain for your taste then try playing around with what else you can design from it. You can make a sneakers design that is so cool and young.

Easy Nail Designs for Short Nails

easy-nail-designs-for-short-nailsSometimes short nails are more difficult to paint and design because of their size. However, there are designs that are very easy to make. Try creating simple shapes in different colors. They don’t have to be the exact same design for each nail just as long as they stay in the same color palette.

easy-nail-art-designs-for-short-nailsWith short nails, you can add a lot of elements without seeming to overdo it. Animal prints, glitter and different colors can work together in short nails and still remain cute.

Simple Nail Designs for Short Nails

nail-designs-for-short-nailesShort nails are great for bold and flashy colors which in turn make a great background for intricate and unique designs as they provide the perfect contrast. Try a unique design that you do not always see everyday. An oriental design would best be suited as it uses a lot of red.

simple-short-nail-designsRed and black are two of the most in your face colors. Using them together could either be very dramatic or very loud. Short nails however provide a smaller canvas and prevents the use of the two colors together from going too loud.

Nail Art Designs for Short Nails

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Image: Weheartit

Little polka dots are just so adorable. In short nails, they will even look more adorable because the small circles will look even more delicate.

nail-designs-for-short-nailDo you love music? You can channel this interest in your nail design. Because the design is already bold enough, stay with basic colors. Try painting music notes in black and white for a greater impact.

Nail Polish Designs for Short Nails

nail-polish-designs-for-short-nailsOne of the brightest and flashiest nail designs is adding glitter to your nails. A lot of nail polish already have this together with the color so applying the glitter will be fairly easy. For short nails, choose glitters with a bolder color so that it will be more visible.

Pretty Nail Designs for Short Nails

pretty-short-nail-art-designsPink is always a great color for nail polish. However, if you find that it is too mainstream, you can spice things up a little by adding a more in your face design that will make you look at pink differently. It can be a tough color along with white when you add the right design.

Zebra Nail Designs for Short Nails

zebra-short-nail-designsAnimal print is a popular nail design for women. However you would not automatically think of a zebra print when you talk about animal prints. The zebra design will be a nice touch of surplice to your short nails.

Easy to Do Nail Designs for Short Nails

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaking a nail design for short nails is usually more difficult than for longer nails. However, there are some easy to do designs that you can do that will still look extra special. A reverse French tip is actually very cute and pretty but still very easy to do as well.

Funky Nail Designs for Short Nails

funky-short-nail-designsYou can play around with funky and creative designs for your short nails. Use a girlish colored base before adding your design. You can go all out with any design and create a different one for each nail.

DIY Nail Designs for Short Nails

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Image: Chalkboardnails

You don’t have to go to a salon to get beautifully and impeccably designed nails. You can try doing it on your own. You can cover up any imperfection of your nail paint job by adding different designs. Sometimes application of the polish can be uneven but this can be easily masked through various designs. One particular example would be making a melted design in different colors.

Beginner’s Nail Designs for Short Nails

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Images: Pinterest

When you want to paint your nails on your own, you should start with simpler designs before going to more complicated designs. However, a simple design doesn’t necessarily mean a plain design. On the contrary it could be very creative. The thing about it is it is easy to do that any beginner will be able to make the design with ridiculous ease. Painting your nails in different shades of the same color is pretty simple as this would just involve one stroke. However, the effect is far from simple and the results look really good.