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Mauve Nail Polish Ideas

If neutral-colored nails are your thing, mauve is a color you may fall in love with! Mauve has long been a nail color that’s been utilized, but it’s become that of a trend this year. With the popularity of nude and beige color nails, mauve fits into the color scheme nicely. It’s neutral but still has that pink/purple undertone to it that adds a feminine, warm, touch of color to nails. If you want a nail color that’s neutral but not TOO neutral enter: mauve nails. New to the mauve color palette? Take a peek at some of our current favorite nail polish ideas.

1Mirrored Mauve Edge

Well this is an edgy manicure if we’ve ever seen one! Chrome, or mirrored, mauve nail polish is definitely an element we don’t see often in nail design. The way it was paired with matte black polish is unexpected but definitely completes the look.

2Textured Mauve

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again – combining different textures and finishes is one of the easiest and most stylish ways to elevate any nail design. Even keeping your color scheme consistent like they did here with mauve polish you’ll get an awe worthy manicure.

3Chrome Matte Mauve

Hello chrome! We have to admit, we’re always game for chrome nail polish. We’ve never seen a chrome manicure we didn’t like and this is no exception. The mauve color scheme is different, edgy and feminine.

4Deep Matte Mauve

Simple yet so stylish! This deep shade of mauve doesn’t need a lot to make for a fun and edgy manicure. As you can see here all you need is a matte finish and funky nail shape.

5Mauve Accented in Gold

Do these nails give you fall vibes? Us too! Personally, we can’t wait to try this manicure out when the fall season comes. Darker, muted shades of mauve is what gives this manicure that fall aesthetic.

6Mauve Glitter Shades

Monochromatic mauve in a new way – by painting the nails using two shades of mauve. Use classic nail polish in mauve hues or opt for glitter versions of them for a subtle hint of glam.

7Feminine Flower in Mauve

Springtime nail perfect right here! White and mauve nail polish are an absolutely winning color combination. Painting the floral design onto white nails, using mauve color tones keeps things consistent.

8Opal Stars with Mauve

Add some fun flair to mauve nails by using glitter in a unique way. We thought this was such a different take on how to apply glitter to nails. Using star and circle shaped glitter and mixing up the placement is a game changer!

9Mauve NAils and Golden Leaves

It’s all in the details, ladies! It’s easy to see with these nails adding even simple design elements to nails will give you a customized manicure. Glitter, stripe and leaf transform a classic mauve manicure.

10Mauve Iridescence

Love the iridescent trend? Here’s a mauve take on the nail trend we’ve been seeing everywhere. This is a twist to the classic black and white toned iridescent colors we see so often.

11Laced in Mauve

WOW we’re in love with these nails. Matte black polish gives great juxtaposition to matte mauve nail polish. We have to say we particularly like the lace like design painted onto the one nail here.

12Mauve Leaf

A darker shade of mauve for you! Most of us think of the medium to lighter shades of mauve, but it’s a color that comes in a variety of different color and shade options, as you can now see. We love this particular color for the cold weather months when you want something a bit darker.

13Pastel Glam Mauve

What’s not to love about these mauve nails? We certainly can’t find anything. The pastel tone of mauve polish feels light and modern. Sure the color is pretty on its own but the addition of rhinestones and white detailing are beautiful.

14Mauve Meets Animal Print

An unexpected combination, we’re glad someone thought to try out! Leopard print nails get a soft, feminine twist when combined with matte mauve polish.

15Almond Shaped Mauve

This is a great example of how you can add glitter to one or two accent nails to completely transform the look of mauve nails. You don’t need much! The gorgeous almond shape of the nails doesn’t hurt, either.

16Mauve Marble Edge

Aren’t these nails incredible? The details designed together are epic. We really like that they added some edge to the soft mauve design with small touches of black incorporated.

17Mauve Florals

These nails are the epitome of feminine, soft nails. Using nude polish as the base, gives the overall look that softness. Keeping it simple with mauve painted nails to accent and play off of the floral details is the perfect combination.

18Glitter Mauve Ombre

You really can’t go wrong with mauve and glitter. These nails added some major glam aesthetic to the nails painting glitter onto mauve nails in an ombre effect and one nail covered in glitter.

19Pink Mauve Glam

Who knew pastel pink would be such a gorgeous pairing for mauve?! Well, as you can see it is! Add in a splash of gold glitter and you’re golden – pun intended.

20Iridescent Glitter in Mauve

Talk about glam nails! There’s something about glitter on nails…it never looks bad. We thought this was such a unique glitter manicure, with the undertone of the glitter being mauve. It adds a feminine twist.

21Marbled Mauve

An updated way to work a marbled design for your nails. We really like the subtle marbled effect here, using mauve as the foundation color and adding just slight touches of white to create the marbling look.

22Monochrome Mauve

Keep your mauve nails monochromatic, with a touch of glam with a design like this. All they did was find a glitter polish that was very close in color to the mauve nail color. Paint them all over the nails, rotating between the two and you’re left with this result!

23Spotted Mauve

Dark mauve + nude polish = color combination you can always count on to look great. We love the playfulness polka dots adds to this manicure. Using a dark mauve color really pops next to nude polish.

24Rhinestone Touched Mauve

Rotating the finishes of your nail polish is a very easy way to add depth to any color palette. We love the combination of matte mauve and shiny nude polish in these nails. Applying gold rhinestones really finishes the look.

25Shades of Matte Mauve

We can’t get enough of the trend that is painting every nail a different color. We’re particularly in love with applying this trend using shades of mauve. This is a darker mauve color scheme, perfect for the fall and winter!

26Minimally Mauve Nails

Paining a couple of nails white in combination with mauve is a gorgeous way to add a lighter feel to the manicure. White has a way of doing that. Leave all the nails painted solid, or add a minimal design like they did here.

27Medium Mauve

Even though we’ve shown you a lot of mauve nail design ideas, because it’s color that’s pretty as is we wanted to show you how great it looks on its own. You don’t have to add anything else to be left with a manicure that’s feminine, trendy and classy.

28Mauve Metallic

Aren’t these nails so pretty? We absolutely love how so many different design elements were combined here. Between the mauve color scheme, metallic mauve polish, and mauve marble design you really can’t go wrong.

29Edgy Metallic

This manicure is for the women who want to add major edge to mauve nails. Metallic mauve nail polish creates this glam, edgy feel to nails. In this picture the stiletto shape adds even more edge to the entire look.

30Pink Glitter Mauve Nails

We always love a manicure that adds an accent nail into the mix for a splash of something different. Here the soft pink glitter painted onto the accent nail breaks up the mauve colors and gives a light feminine touch.

31Poise K Inspired

Whether you’re a Kylie Cosmetics fan or not, there’s no denying this mauve nail color is stunning. Match your lip kit, or just try a mauve color that’s pretty. Applying the matte finish gives a textured aesthetic.

32Purple Toned Mauve

We adore this particular shade of mauve nail polish. It’s a bit different from the typical mauve with its purple undertone. Because of that purple tint, it gives the nails a little more of a colorful pop.

33Rhinestone Embellished Mauve

Every now and then you need a glam manicure that takes things to the next level. That’s where a manicure like this comes into play. Mauve nail polish gets the ultimate glam upgrade with iridescent rhinestones glued on the entire nail like this.

34Mauve Shades

Painting nails in different colors = the new black! Seriously though. It’s a thing and it also happens to be something you can apply using shades of mauve. How pretty is this look? The mauve color scheme keeps it neutral and feminine.

35Silver Accented Mauve

This manicure isn’t overly complex in design, but it’s certainly stylish! Using two shades of mauve adds some dimension to the mauve color. The finishing touch definitely has to be the silver glitter and rhinestones.

36Soft Mauves

37Mauve Stars

38Glamorous Mauve

39Polka Dot Mauve

40Pop of White