No shame if you’ve lost count of what number today is of social distancing, but if staring out the window and finding obscure indie films on Netflix have become your main hobbies, it might be time for a little refresh. A house-friendly activity that’ll kill boredom and offer instant gratification? Mastering the manicure. And these minimalist nail art ideas will inspire you to sharpen your manicure skills to the point where you can (maybe) put them on your résumé.
While you can’t deny the cool factor of intricate flowers, tiny Picasso-like faces, and other tricked-out designs, those are usually best saved for the pros back at the salon. But you’re in luck, because the designs falling on the minimal side of the spectrum are currently what you’ll find trending all over your Instagram feed and even on the red carpets. If your nails are long overdue for a fresh paint job, you can easily DIY your own manicure at home, and it makes things a lot simpler when you have these subtle and stylish examples to recreate.
Grab your files and favorite polish colors and start brushing up on your nail-painting abilities. Ahead, you’ll find minimalist designs that leave a bold impression to give you your manicure fix right at home.
Adding a small white dot bottom-center is a minimalist-approved way to make a statement, and it’s easy to do. Use a pin head, nail head, dotting tool, or simply the nail polish brush to paint a small circle. Finish it off with a top coat and you’re golden.