Nail Art Inspired By Indian Motifs

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A huge breakthrough in fashion in the last few years has been nail art. Who doesn’t love perfectly manicured nails with beautiful designs on them?
This led to lots of nail spas coming up and girls having their spa days here instead of getting massages. One of the latest trends in nail art has been to have designs inspired by Indian motifs. These are delicate, intricate, and just beautiful! We give you some top motif designs which are just too stunning to miss!

1.The elephant motif Nail Art

The elephant motif

The elephant motif


This one is not only different and pretty, but also represents India like nothing else. With that pretty cloth on the back of the elephant and the tiny hat on his head, it only adds to the beauty of the design. The motif also looks even more good due to being in plain black paint over white nail lacquer. Other colors that could look good on the background are pink, light blue.

2.The mehendi look Nail Art

Mehendi look nail art

Mehendi look nail art


We Indians love our henna designs, don’t we? So how cool is this, where the design has been translated onto nail art as well. And it looks helluva pretty doesn’t it! Its beautifully intricate with various types of leaves and gill sizes. The perfectly parallel lines add to the sophistication of the design as well. Colors like light orange, peach could also look great as a background color for this design. The fact that the motif is made in black is perfect for this nail art.

3.Auric love Nail Art

Auric love nail art

Auric love nail art


Golden and white, remind you of something? Well, as much as it reminds us of south India, it is just stunning. The colors blend in perfectly with each other. The motifs very delicate in themselves and the golden color helps to highlight the beauty of the design furthermore. Also, a twist in the design is that one of the nails has a completely different motif than the others. This little twist goes a long way in making the design better, take note y’all!

4.Mauve stunner Nail Art

Mauve stunner nail art

Mauve stunner nail art


What a great idea to use gold on a darker shade of purple! This looks amazing, along with being sophisticated, it practically makes the nails glow. Such a design would look great for a wedding, or any occasional look for that matter. Take inspiration from this one for sure, other colors could be dark blue, or even a bright red would do great!

5.Pleasant peacock Nail Art

Pleasant peacock nail art

Pleasant peacock nail art


How unique is this design, truly! To elongate the peacock feathers further is such a good idea, it not only gives the design a sort of continuity, but also looks amazing doesn’t it? And it’s fairly simple to do as well because you don’t have to repeat the exact same thing on every nail. If you want to try out something totally out of the box then you should definitely go for this one!

6.Peacock conquers all Nail Art

Peacock conquers all nail art

Peacock conquers all nail art


How about taking inspiration from peacock colors rather than just exactly replicating one! Another way in which the peacock can be used as a motif is this. You could maybe repeat the feather on the fifth nail that would look great as well. Make sure that the colors look similar to the peacock, as that is of utmost importance.

Author Biography
Shalmali Shahane Shalmali Shahane is a fashion communication student at Symbiosis Institute of Design. She has recently started freelancing to pursue her love for writing. Someone who decided what she wanted to do for the rest of her life at the mere age of 10, she is an art, food and travel lover. A huge drama queen, her greatest passion remains books amongst many others. A strong believer of the phrase “Hope Has Power”, she likes to give her own creative bubbly touch to everything she does.

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    priya bista

    August 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Wow very nice

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