Trends come and go, but there are some which remain evergreen, earning their keep year after year. And animal print is one of those trends; not only a wardrobe cornerstone but also a favorite among nail art lovers.
Take your manicure to the next level by wearing animal print nails. Good thing, you have a slew of options to choose from: cow print, leopard print, cheetah print, zebra print, tiger print, cow print, tortoise shells, and giraffe prints among the most popular.
Since it seems unlikely that the vibrant versatility of animal print nails will ever go out of style, check out these beautiful animal print nails to show off your cute wild side.
But before that, here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing an animal print manicure:
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Nail Art Tips for Animal Print Nails
Wildlife-inspired patterns are back in full force, and for your nails to look good in these wild patterns, ensure your manicurist follows these steps:
1. Pair with Nude Nail Colors
You always want your animal print nails to stand out. So, whether you’re going for a full nail look in leopard prints or just accent nails in animal print, you can never go wrong if nude colors are your base.
This is the minimalist’s favorite nail look, and the elegant woman will also look stunning in this manicure. In fact, it pairs effortlessly with all outfits, through summer and fall.
The best nude colors to pair with animal print will be a shade lighter than your individual skin tone. Depending on how light or dark your skin tone is, there is a nude color for you. They range from beige, brown, tan, and shades in between.
If you prefer a nude look that completely looks ‘nude’, then inspect the color of your natural, unpolished nails.
You’ll notice that they’re either the same color as your skin, whitish looking or even pink. If you choose a shade that matches the natural color of your nails, it should look beautifully nude when you apply it to your fingers.
Common nude nail polish colors are as below:
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2. Or Match with Solid Neutral Nail Colors
Nudes are fantastic colors to pair with animal prints. Additionally, there are other neutral nail colors that go just as well. Sticking to solid neutral colors also allows the focus to stay on the animal prints themselves.
Pair your animal print nail colors with solid neutral colors like white, black, brown, khaki, camel, or taupe to stay on the theme of the natural colors found in animal prints.
3. Contrast with Bold Nail Colors that Pair Well
When it comes to trying on animal print nails, don’t shy away from its edginess. Embrace its sexy and exotic side by pairing it up with bold nail colors that pair well.
Some of the best bold nail colors include yellow, mustard, orange, and jungle green. Red and pink are other fierce nail color shades that will add a pop of color to your nails.
The secret is to wear bold nail colors for your accent fingers.
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The tips above are a great place to start, although you can always experiment with colors if you have the heart for it.
Scroll down to gather inspiration for beautiful animal print nails you can try:
Animal Print Nails To Show Off Your Cute Wild Side
When it comes to animal print, leopard is king of the jungle, its sexy, naughty, sumptuous look while tiger, giraffe, cheetah, and tortoiseshell prints will add a spin to your normal nail look.
Cow prints and zebra prints are über-versatile patterns that play the perfect complement to everything in your closet, from neutrals to bright colors and even other animal prints.
Ready to experiment with animal print nails this season, scroll below for inspiration…
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1. Leopard Print Nails
2. Cheetah Prints
3. Tiger Print Nails
4. Snakeskin Print Nails
5. Giraffe-Print Nails
6. Tortoise Shell Nails
7. Cow-Print Nails
8. Zebra Print Nails
9. Mixed Animal Print Nails
Who said you can’t mix several animal print patterns?
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Are you ready to try animal print nails? Hope you are inspired now! Remember to pin your favorite nail ideas.