20+ Trending Stylish Purple Ombre Nails You Will Love

If you follow nail trends and love ombre nails, you know that purple is one of the classics. It is such a versatile and pretty color for all seasons, so it is no surprise that purple ombre nails are huge this year!

They come in so many color combinations, shades and nail art designs, so we thought we should put together a roundup of some of the best styles.

No matter what shades of purple you go for, the ombre effect adds a very cool vibe even to short nails and makes your manicure look on-trend for any occasion, especially if you match them with your outfit.

Ombre manicure also works really well for any nail shape, and as long as your nails are healthy and in good condition, they will look amazing! If you want to upgrade the look for a special occasion, just add a bit of glitter or some rhinestones to instantly transform your nails from everyday wear, to a special event look.

Below are some of the most popular trends for purple ombre nail art, complete with a couple of youtube tutorials in case you want to try these at home, and a roundup of over 20 of the best styles.

Trends for Purple Ombre Nails

Here are some of the most popular looks currently trending:

  • custom nail art like stars are a perfect match for this color as it resembles the night sky
  • this gradient looks pretty on any nail shape, no matter if you have short nails, acrylic nails or even coffin nails
  • french manicure or french tips are a great way to use the purple ombre effect without committing to full color
  • white ombre nails combined with a purple gradient are one of the most popular shades used
  • nude ombre nails also work really well with purple gradient and make a smooth transition between the two colors
  • if you want something more colorful, you can use a combination of pink ombre nails with purple gradient (as shown in the roundup below)

Simple Video Tutorial with Sponge Method

Check out this tutorial for simple purple ombre nails you can easily do at home. Video courtesy of Purple Nails Youtube channel.

YouTube video

Video Tutorial for Purple Ombre Nails with Bubble Technique

Another simple tutorial for creating purple ombre nails at home, made by Liva Nails.

YouTube video

Get Inspired: The Best Purple Ombre Nail Ideas

Below is a roundup of the best purple ombre nail designs from Instagram – if you would like to see more ideas from a particular nail artist, just click on their Instagram handle under the image.

If you’re looking for more nail design ideas, we have collected hundreds of different options on our Pinterest board, and some of the best ones are shared in our articles recommended at the end of the post.

Happy hunting for your next nail design!

1. Moon & Stars Ombre Nails

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Instagram springwithfriends

2. Light Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram nailtech_lexi

2. Light Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram pinkbunnynailz

3. Purple with Some Sparkle

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Instagram astrid.nailz

4. Purple Marble & Sparkle with Ombre Effect

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Instagram georgiaw_makeupx

5. Pink and Purple Ombre

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Instagram nailsbydaysha

6. Sparkling Tips Ombre

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Instagram nailsby.haleyskye

7. Star Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram prestigenailsss

8. White and Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram nailsdonebyhelen

9. Silver and Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram mbknailpalace

10. Coffin Shape Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram glambykkia

11. Elegant Light Purple Ombre

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Instagram tinasnailsandbeauty_65

12. Ombre Nail Polish with Gemstones

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Instagram mirixo_nailss

13. Make them Sparkle

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Instagram laura_couture_nails

14. Purple Ombre with Statement Nail

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Instagram hknails_

15. Purple Ombre with White Details

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Instagram nailsbyjessig_

16. Purple to Blue Ombre Nails

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Instagram staceynailedit

17. Black Speckle Ombre Nails

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Instagram karolinaa.b_nails

18. Delicate Purple Ombre Nails with Butterflies

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Instagram ninisfabnails

19. High Gloss Purple Ombre Nails

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Instagram nicolesacrylic

20. Evening Sky Purple Nails

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Instagram deadly.claws_

21. Dark to Light Purple Ombre

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Instagram mtannanmarketplace

We hope you found plenty of inspiration in our roundup above.

If you need more ideas, we have popped a few of our other articles below.

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Lindsey Harris
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Lindsey is a professional nail artist based in Utah, US. Her specialties are party and occasion nails, she loves to work with glitter and gemstones in her nail studio. She loves sharing her knowledge of the nail industry and curating the latest nail design trends. She is contributing to a number of other industry related magazines.