2 Amazing Rainbow Nail Art Tutorials – With Detailed Steps And Pictures July 16, 2015

When it rains and there is some sunshine, we often look out of the window to catch a rainbow in the sky. It may be difficult to get a glimpse of rainbow in a busy city but it is not hard to create a rainbow pattern on your nail. Today I will show you two easy ways to do rainbow nail art designs.

Rainbow Nail Art Tutorials

A. Easy Vibgyor Rainbow Nails:

We all know that a rainbow has 7 colours. So for this rainbow color nail art we will follow the same VIBGYOR sequence of colours and create a lovely rainbow nail art.

Things Needed:

  • Base coat (optional)
  • White nail polish
  • Acrylic colours in Purple/ violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red
  • A thin nail art brush
  • Transparent polish

Step 1:

Use base coat on your nails to prevent them from chipping and the harmful effects of acrylic paint. Let them dry. Now use two or 3 coats of white nail polish. Let this dry completely before you start using the acrylic paints.

Step 2:

Start by drawing a curved line with purple or violet. Follow the VIBGYOR sequence of colours in mind. If you don’t have a perfect indigo colour then mix a little bit of black, white and dark blue to get a dirty blue colour which will act as indigo.

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Step 3:

When all the 7 colours are used, it will look something like below. Wait for the design to dry completely and only then apply transparent polish. If your acrylic paint is not properly dried, then the colours may bleed and damage the whole design. This is a lovely looking design and is a must try!

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B. Rainbow Nails with Hearts & Clouds:

This is an easy cheat-trick for a rainbow nail art design. Here, we will be using some deco material like hearts or stars and we will use five colours instead of seven. This saves time.

Things Required:

  • Base coat (optional)
  • White nail polish
  • 5 colours of acrylic paint – Blue, green, yellow, orange and red
  • A thin nail art brush
  • Some small plastic nail art hearts (you can use stars too)
  • A pair of tweezers
  • Transparent polish

Step 1:

Use a base coat to prevent your nails from chipping. This will also protect nails from harmful effects of acrylic paints. Let them dry. Put 2 coats of a good white polish. Let this dry completely before using acrylic colours.

Step 2:

Start by drawing the rainbow design with the blue colour. Make small curved lines at the centre of the nails. Do not make the first line i.e. the blue one, too long. The last line i.e. red can be more curved and longer. The further you move from blue to green and so on, the lines will become more curved and longer.

Step 3:

Complete the rainbow design like I have done below. Use 5 colours in such a way that the colours look like they are emerging from one point. There should be enough space at the side of the rainbow for placing the hearts.

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Step 4:

Take your nail art brush and blue colour. You can use blue nail polish too. I have used blue acrylic colour to paint curved lines at the nail tip. If your nails are short, you can avoid this.

Step 5:

Take your transparent polish on a palette. Now use a toothpick to pick up bits of transparent polish and put it on to where you want your plastic hearts to be placed. Do one nail at a time; else the polish will dry before you can place your hearts. Now take a pair of tweezers and place one heart after another. I have placed 3 hearts in a row for each nail.

Step 6:

Let the design dry completely. Press the hearts a bit to stick them firmly. Seal your design with a layer or two of a transparent top coat. Here is how it should look.

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Hope you enjoyed both the versions of rainbow nails. You can create other different rainbow pattern nails too. If your nails are short, then you can use just the five colours which are very pronounced in a rainbow – blue, green, yellow, orange and red. This is a cheat trick to get lovely looking rainbow nail art without having to use all 7 colours. Give it a try!