Are you looking for some enjoyable and funky Indie nail designs to show off your personality?
We’ve got you covered!
The Indie nail designs below offer a wide variety to choose from to see which ones you’re hoping to recreate!
Let’s check them out!
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30 INDIE NAIL DESIGNS TO TRY
This list of nail designs will give you so many fun ideas on creating a simple look for your nails or one that is a bit more detailed.
Each one has an Indie look or vibe and is stunning, too! The first 20 come from our favorite Instagram nail artists and are great if you already have a general idea of how to paint your nails.
The last 10 tutorials from YouTube influencers are better if you need a bit more guidance. As always, have fun painting your nails to put your own spin on them as well.
#1 Indie Pastel
Painting each nail a different color is a fun way to express a feeling or give off a certain vibe and look.
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#2 Sponged Nails
The look of these nails looks like a really cool sponging effect, and we’re digging it.
#3 Rockin’ Rainbow
Steady your head and give this fantastic look a try. It’s sure to turn heads immediately.
#4 Black and White Heart
Hearts don’t have to be red! This black and white heart design will stand out perfectly.
There’s just something majestic about this indie matte nails design, don’t you think? They kind of remind me of the four seasons!
#6 Top and Bottom Tips
This fun nail art design shows that you can tip the bottom and the top of your nails for a really cool look.
#7 Fun Floral
Don’t miss out on this super cute floral design. It’s a fast and easy way to get an adorable look.
#8 White Marble
Holy moly, this look is fantastic! It’s classic, unique, and stunning. This is a winner for sure.
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#9 Pretty as a Picture
The colors of this nail design are one of our favorites. You’ll love to see just how unique of a look is possible!
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#10 Cuteness Overload
Light colors and adorable flowers make for a great look. We love this look, and we think you’re going to as well.
#11 Floral Tips
Just doing the tips of your nails can create a stunning statement. These floral tips are beautiful.
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#12 Reverse Nails
Who says the hands have to match? This fun nail style proves that reverse nails are the perfect trend.
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#13 Made With Love
Cuteness alert. The design of these nails is sure to have you love them!
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#14 A Little Bit of Abstract
The matte look combined with the shiny look is truly stunning. Please take a peek, and you won’t regret it.
#15 Winter Luxe
If you’re a fan of winter, these nails are like a scene from a Winter Wonderland.
#16 Butterfly Wings
Talk about a totally unique and fantastic look. We’re obsessed with this idea!
#17 Flower Baby
Dainty nails with beautiful baby flowers are the perfect look we all need right about now.
These colors are the perfect complement to just about any Indie nail art design!
#18 Black and White and Purple
These three colors showcase a fun look on these nails, and we’re digging it. They kind of remind me of cute indie goth nails, but without being too heavy on the emo.
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#19 Black and White Flower Power
If you’re a fan of the color black, you can still get a flower vibe to go along with that look.
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#20 Pretty in Pink
We’re digging the pink look here, and it’s giving us all the summer vibes. How about you?
21. Pretty Hippie Aesthetic Nail Art Tutorial
I’m digging the flower child vibe, how about you?
22. Easy Indie French Tips
These remind me of a picnic on a farm!
23. Handrawn Aesthetic Nail Art
Even though they’re drawn on by hand, they still look pretty easy to pull off.
24. Cute Spring Gel Nails
A beautiful way to celebrate the fact that warmer days are ahead!
25. 90s Nostalgia Nail Art Challenge
While this isn’t really a “how-to,” it’s still a great source of inspo, especially if you were actually alive during the 90s,
26. Easy Marble Nail Art
Every nail is a beautiful marbled design. Love it!
27. Geometric Indie Nails
If you don’t have a stead hand for drawing different designs, these may be a good option. You can use tape or a ruler to help guide you.
28. Simple Rainbow Indie Nails
29. Bold Multicolor Nails
Indie nails don’t have to be over-the-top to be beautiful. You just need to paint each nail a different color. I love the spring/summery colors here.
30. Easy DIY Gel Manicure with Nail Art
Let’s finish things off with one last super-simple yet adorable idea!
This is far from a complete list of indie nails, but it should at least help get you started!
23 thoughts on “30 Amazing Indie Nail Design Ideas to Try”
Oh wow. Those nails are super freaking cool! I love the creativity there.
These are all such beautiful nail ideas! I love the bright, poppy colors. These are such bold looks!
So many wonderful nail designs. I need to try some of these when I do my nails
I’ll go for the abstract design, it’s the simplest for, love it.
These nail designs are so cool! I love Indie Pastel and Cuteness Overload the most.
I really love the floral and made with love design. Especially for summer season
These nail models are fabulous! They are so particular and perfect for summer!
I’ve tried the °14 and it is amazing! Loved so much! Thanks!
Such pretty nails! I love the pastel nails most of all.
What cute nails. I love the little daisies. So dainty.
These are some fun nails. I am loving all of the different colors.
So many cute nail designs. I wish that I was able to neatly paint my nails.
Everything is so nice here, I can barely choose. But I’ll go for the white marble.
I DIY my nail colors ever since but it is limited to simple and plain application. This is so nice to try.
You have inspired me! My daughter and I are going to try to do our nails today, so many beautiful options to choose from here.
Those nails are all super fun. I haven’t had a professional mani in a year. I need to do that and get one of these.
Awesome nail design ideas! I go for Indie Pastel, Cuteness Overload, White Marble and Fun Floral in pink.
These are some absolutely beautiful nail ideas. I love the rainbow ones they are incredible!
So many beautiful nail designs here 😉 Love so many of them and it is crazy what they can do with nails these days 😉 I have never been a nail girl… my nails are always cut, short and clean 🙂
Oh wowwww! Those nail designs are so pretty ? I love rainbow and floral nail arts so much ❤️
Oh my, it’s been a while since I visited a salon for some mani and pedicure. I will check this out and I guess it’s time to try experimenting with my nails. Haha