Abstract print in blue and grey

Best thing about abstract nails is that you don’t have to give much thought in creating a design. An abstract pattern will also work great if you can’t come up with anything definitive to paint on your nails.

Blue and grey abstract nail design

The idea is simple – just pick several nail polishes that compliment each other, paint your nails with a background color of your choice, draw some lines, and then add some colorful little bits and pieces wherever you see they fit.

For the abstract design I chose white background and 3 colors that always go well with each other: blue, grey and black.

Abstract nail design on white

The polishes I used for the abstract look:

  • OPI Alpine Snow – white creme
  • Orly Snowcone – muted blue creme, a very well pigmented one coater
  • Rimmel Grey Matter – my bottle is half used already, and the polish is too thick now to paint my nails with :( but it still works for painting small bits in nail art
  • Cult Nails Nevermore – perfect black creme

All the lines are hand painted with a nail art brush #0, and the design is sealed with a clear top coat.

White abstract nails in blue and grey

I hope you like the abstract nail design. Thank you for reading! xxx

16 Comment

  1. It’s really gorgeous Mari, but you know I love designs like this :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Maria :)

  2. Oh, I love abstracts! I have Snowcone and love it! It works so well with your design! Have you tried adding thinner to your bottle of Rimmel?

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Yes, Snowcone is amazing :) No, I didn’t, because I don’t have nail polish thinner..

  3. a really lovely design….it’s not for the shaky hands though hehe ;)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Jelena! You are right, the lines require some practice, but it’s nothing difficult really :)

  4. Beautiful! The colors you used look lovely together.

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Lindsay xxx

  5. Как Вы написали “idea is simple – just pick several nail polishes that compliment each other”, читаешь все так просто))) но неповторимо красиво! Оочень красиво!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Спасибо :) На самом деле все повторимо, просто нужно немного практики, ну и еще не делать макро фотографий :D

  6. This is amazing!!! How can you be so exact with your brushstrokes?

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Susan! It’s all about practice, and actually the lines are not absolutely perfect.. There were some miner flaws, but they weren’t noticable irl..

  7. For a moment I thought this might be acrylic colors, but I was pleasantly surprised, nice pattern and color choice :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you dear :) I was going to use acrylic colors in the design, but in the last moment I thought I’ll try to paint it with regular nail polishes instead :)

  8. I love abstract manicures and this one is very special, I like the combination of colours, I like that it looks simple but perfect! :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you dear :) xxx

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