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Very few minerals have a color that is so well known as the turquoise. As a gemstone it is deeply appreciated due to its blue, bluish green, green and yellowish green hues. The ancient people of Africa, Asia, South America and North America treasured turquoise as one of their preferred materials for small sculptures and jewelry.
If you take a peek into the most prominent runway shows at New York Fashion Week, you will notice that jewel tones are all the rage. And now emerald, citrine and turquoise are moving from conquering our clothing to conquering our nails.
Take this amazing chance to be a trendsetter and check out these turquoise nail designs for some glamorous inspiration!
The Best Turquoise Nails
Teal Shiny Multi-colored Glitter Nails
Teal nail polish combines perfectly with any cute ensemble of jeans and t-shirt, there is literally no color that goes wrong with it. If you are feeling like adding a little bling to it, try this multi-colored glitter nail polish.
Short Turquoise Stone Manicure
There is no other manicure that resembles so much the original north american turquoise stone used for jewelry and crafts like these turquoise nails. It almost looks like they are made of gemstone! The skill of the artist behind this rounded nail look is certainly amazing!
Short Gold Marble Illusion Nails
This particular shade of turquoise looks more blue than green but it is even more striking due to the golden lines that criss-cross it. It adds to the feeling of the nails being jewels, doesn’t it?
Long Coffin Nails with Artistic Turquoise Multi Design
Black does not seem like the obvious color to combine with turquoise, but then again, this nail artist knew what she was doing. The design in these turquoise acrylic nails balances out perfectly between the adorable roses and the greenish marble print. Stark alternative to red acrylic nail designs.
Long Glittering Mermaid Nail Polish
Glitter is a mermaid’s best friend, and there is no other color that says under the sea like teal does. Go for a squared tip sugar style to create a subdued manicure that balances the shiny nail polish
Delicate Glossy Teal Manicure
If going full shiny glitter is not your cup of tea, you can try a delicate teal glossy nail polish. Feminine, dreamy and cute.
Almond Shaped Turquoise Glitter Nails
Turquoise with glitter on top has to be one of our very best options in fun nail polishes. For this artist, crystal energy is paramount in her day to day life and she chose a manicure that brought this gemstone inspiration onto her nails.
Short Beige Cheetah Print Design
Cheetah print has been done in numerous ways. It is usually combined with beige and neutral colors, but not often with marbled blue! For a great look, keep some nails nude or with one of the other colors, in this cage beige works great but it could also be white or gold. Get creative and have fun with this striking combination. Or mix it up and throw in a .
Sky Blue, White and Grey Glitter Combo Coffin Nails
Sky-blue is a close cousin of turquoise and in this particular shade, matches perfectly with white and a glittered gray.
Short Super Bling Glitter Manicure
Sometimes, it is hard to create a short nail that really stands out. A trusty solution is to pair aqua glitter nail polish right next to silver glitter nail polish. Instant glam effect.
Short Natural and Turquoise Glitter Nails
Short square neutral tone nails can be the perfect allies for a manicure using bright shiny turquoise nail polish with yellow tiny hearts. If it feels too minimal, you can always add a rhinestone design on your pinkie finger to make it pop a bit more.
Super Long Coffin Nails with Butterflies
If you are feeling like going turquoise all the way, these super long turquoise coffin nails are the most fabulous choice you can make. Request a few butterflies sprinkled here and there from your trusty nail artist to add a little spring to your design.
Teal Coffin Nails with Marble Effect
A great teal nail polish is already a great start for a manicure. After all, we only have good things to say about this color. However, this marble effect in green, white and beige hues is out of this world, absolutely next level, craftsmanship! The delicate black rhinestones are another subtle yet super elegant touch that combines perfectly with the black outline surrounding the marbled french manicure. Simply put, two thumbs up to this nail artist!
Delicate Short Pastel Nails
A dreamy manicure done in pastel matte nail polishes. It combines pink as a base color with sky-blue, white and a touch of grey. The mastery of the subtle hues is stunning.
Almond Shaped Turquoise Manicure
Long almond shaped nails can be tough to pull off because they can sometimes look a bit too much like a claw. However, this manicure manages to showcase the almond shape by combining white, sky-blue glitter and teal nail polish in a perfect composition. The overall feel is stunning yet delicate.
Green and Sky-blue Marble Combo Design
We have seen several marble styles already, most of them combining shades of turquoise with similar hues. This design pulls off a peculiar combination of apple green and white marble with sky-blue and golden lines. Maybe it is the shiny glitter in gold that makes it work together, who knows? But it is absolutely magic!
Navy and Turquoise Classic Nails
There is no other color that is as classic as navy. Well, maybe taupe, but navy is certainly up there with all grandmotherly colors. This combo, though, is anything but! That particular hue of turquoise makes those dark turquoise nails look fresh and spontaneous.
Round Turquoise Nails with White Decoration
Round long nails are the most classic shape of nail ever. Combining a reverse french manicure in silver glitter with a white dot design, it is certainly not. The two lines of dots manage to work great over the glossy nail polish and the silver adds a little shine to a delicate style.
Pink on Turquoise Ombre Magical Design
The combination of colors in this manicure is so Barbie it is uncanny. This particular shade of pink and sky-blue brought together in a fantastic ombre with golden details is something the famous doll would be proud to wear.
Marbled Black Almond Nails
Turquoise is a very accommodating color. It looks good combined with any other hue. Case in point this amazing black on turquoise marble effect right next to a subtle sky-blue marble with a dash of gold. There is something about the style that simply begs for a couple of rhinestones for that perfect picture.
Fantasy Ombre Glitter Manicure
Turquoise nail polish looks amazing on these round long nails with golden stickers, however the brilliant part of this manicure is the glitter ombre of teal to navy. It adds depth, a darker color and a lot of glitter magic!
Ombre Party and Glitter Detail Nails
If we are going to talk about ombre wonders, take a look at these turquoise ombre nails manicure with pink on sky-blue ombre and sky-blue on teal ombre. And as if that alone wasn’t enough to make it great, the nail artist added a full on turquoise glitter nail for some extra glamour.
Delicate and Sober Teal Manicure
Teal nail polish is ideal for every age. It is a gentle color that doesn’t look harsh and always looks elegant because of how easy it is to combine it with any clothing ensemble or jewelry.
Golden Turquoise Design
Darker tones of turquoise are not as common as its lighter counterparts, but they make for a striking contrast when paired with a shiny gold design.
Long Coffin Teal Nails with Multicolored Glitter
One of the biggest latest trends in nails is doing a whole color manicure, and then adding one striking glitter nail. In this case the long turquoise nails go beautifully with the multi colored glitter.
Short Round Turquoise Cheetah Nails
There is something to be said about a design that can be done in any color and look just right, and that is the case of the cheetah print. Who would have said it would look good in turquoise, and yet, here it is!
Turquoise French Manicure
French manicure is one of my favorite designs for long round nails, but this turquoise french manicure twist is a novel and beautiful idea! The added layer of glitter makes it even cuter, can’t wait to try it!
Shiny Glittering Teal Nails
One color manicure can be tiring and monotonous. A great way to change things if you feel like upping your game is to turn to a metal shine nail polish.
Short Artsy Square Manicure
Short nails have less of an upkeep than long ones, and they don’t get in your way as much. They can also be super stylish, like these square turquoise nails that don’t have anything to envy their long cousins. That artsy heart over white nail is pure cuteness!
Almond Shaped Light Teal Nails
Speaking of magical designs, this light glittering teal nail polish is pure fairy godmother goodness. The combination of dark turquoise glitter nails and rhinestones, make it one of our top manicures ever.
Mermaid Shiny Square Nails Manicure
We have seen other metal shiny nail polishes but none in this particular mermaid turquoise shade. In this case the nail artist has maximized the coverage area by doing long square nails. With that nail polish goodness, who can blame them?
Teal and Glitter Nails
One of the most seen short turquoise nails looks is some sort of combination between a teal glossy nail polish and one nail done in full glitter. The best results, like this one, are achieved by using contrasting colors that add to the brightness of the manicure.
Artistic Nails with Varied Designs
Decals and are having a huge moment with 90s comeback and it is no surprise we find them in our turquoise nail art inspirational list. Combined with turquoise and glitter, they make for a uniquely personal design.
Stiletto Long Teal Manicure
Combining turquoise of different shades in varied marble effects might sound a bit extra, but there is no denying the amazing visual effect this manicure has. The rhinestone detail makes it even more out there, so definitely not for the faint of heart!
Extra Large Coffin Nails in Turquoise Glitter
There is something to say about marble effects, and that is that they are all about elegance in a royal kind of way. The opulence of the designs might vary but they maintain that rich look overall. This particular design makes the manicure look fresh and youthful adding turquoise glitter and a heart.
Almost Green Dalmatian Inspired Manicure
Animal prints are having a moment right now, but if you are tired of seeing cheetah, zebra and tiger prints everywhere, it is time for a change! Get your inspiration right here with this dalmatian print and combine it with golden glitter and turquoise nail polish for a grand look.
Party Nails with Coral Reef Colors Inspiration
What kind of manicure would a party going mermaid wear? Look no further! These nails are fresh, colorful and so much fun! We have no doubt, they would be the chosen ones for our imaginary party mermaid.
Geometric Turquoise on Black Manicure
What can we say about this manicure? There is something for every taste. Glitter? Check. Dark colors? Check. Marble turquoise effect? Check. As far turquoise nail ideas go, this one certainly covers all bases.
Turquoise and Magenta Stripes Nails
Psychedelic zebra! That is the first thing that comes to mind with this manicure. Those curvy striped multicolored nails are perfect for a retro inspired 70s look.
Short Round Matte Teal Manicure
Our last look is the queen of understatement. Round turquoise nails make for an elegant manicure, but this matte nail polish is just the epitome of class. The little dot design on the index finger adds a little whimsy to an otherwise sober design.
Finally, after all this great inspiration, it is time to go and get your favorite mermaid hue nail polish and get creative!
Remember that jewel tones combine beautifully with other jewel tones, so a quick pro tip is to combine turquoise with emerald or citrine. You can never go wrong!
Which is your favorite turquoise nail art? Let us know in the comments!