Abstract | Nail Art Tutorial

abstract nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create this gorgeous abstract nail look that’s perfect for spring, everyday wear and parties?

Find out here and follow our 5 step tutorial to easily paint this gorgeous abstract nail art on your nails!

The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish and nail art tools
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Breakfast In Bed
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Ring A Ring O’Roses
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Peachella
6. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Your Majesty
7. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Lemon Meringue
8. Pointed Drawing Brush (Small)
9. Silver Striping Tape
10. Silver Gem

Would you like this design painted on false nails for you?


If you can’t find this design with our other false nail sets in our shop, please contact me and I will happily sort it out for you!

Now lets show you how we created this abstract nail art!

easy abstract nail art designs

step 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polishon already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

blue nail polish rimmel london

step 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to have the ring finger as the main focus so we painted this nail with the white (3) nail polish, and the rest with the gorgeous nail polishin the colour Breakfast In Bed (2). We applied 2 coats of the nail polish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

abstract nail art designs

step 3

Once the white nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating the abstract nail art! The first thing we need to play around with some striping tape to create the shapes on the nail. We started by placing the silver striping tape (9) at the top of the nail and working our way down.

* It’s okay to play around here with the position of the striping tape until you are happy.

abstract nail designs

step 4

Once you are happy with where the striping tape is and the shapes you will be creating – it’s time to add the pretty colours! We decided to use blue (2), pink (4), orange (5), silver (6) and yellow (7) nail polish colours and painted them on the nail using a small pointed drawing brush (8) to create this abstract nail look.

* Have some fun here with the colours you choose to use, but make sure you spread them out with where you choose to paint them so there aren’t some right next to each other.

abstract nails

step 5

Once you have finished painting on the colours, gently take off the striping time – one at a time. After you have finished that, it’s time to add the final touch to this look – the little silver gem on the little finger! To do this, we applied a top coat and then gently placed the silver gem (10) on the nail.

* Once you are happy with where the gem is placed, you can apply another layer of the top coat to make the gems even more secure.

And that’s how we created this abstract nail look! It’s a gorgeous and bright look for your nails this spring! It would also be a perfect nail look for everyday wear or a party.

abstract nail art

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

Follow us:

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Pinterest | Bloglovin’



This service is used to secure web forms of our website and required if you want to contact us. By accepting it you agree to Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service used on our website that tracks, reports traffic and measures how users interact with our website content in order for us to improve it and provide better services.


Our website allows you to like or share its content on Facebook social network. By activating and using it you agree to Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/


Integrated tweets and share services of Twitter are used on our website. By accepting and using these you agree to Twitter's privacy policy: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies