12 Navy Nail Looks: Simple to Showstopping

Liquid Blue Marble

"I adore this pattern because it resembles smooth, flowing marble while also drawing inspiration from waves," adds Arnold. "To really tie it all together, the blues blend together beautifully with a pop of smoky white."

Rich and Monochrome

The stunning true navy blue Lacquer At Last by Lights is priced at $11. Subtle gray undertones give this shade depth and richness.

Minimalist Line

Paintbox created this simple negative space manicure using Marine ($18) from Bio Seaweed Gel. "I adore how classic this manicure is. Great for nail art beginners," adds Joseph.

Slim Line

This design demonstrates how to create the same simple line design on an opaque base rather than a natural nail, much like the Paintbox appearance above.

Deep Cobalt

If you're looking for a deep yet vibrant shade, this Lights Lacquer lacquer is it. The vibrant shade is enhanced by the high-shine top coat, which draws attention to it even more.

Royal Shimmer

Use a glitter paint to add some glam to your navy nails. House of Hades, a deep blue-purple lacquer from Moon Cat, retails for $15 and is brimming with glittering, incredibly fine cobalt flakes.

Black, Blue, and Brown

For a moody yet geometric appearance, this nail tip design blends dusty blue and brown hues that are anchored by black lines.

Gray Navy

In the Instagram description for this manicure selfie, nail artist Erika Michelle states, "This is a gray navy that is a one-coat wonder." "I realized that I had this mani in my stash to try because I was in the mood for a really moody mani." 

Cocktail Hour

I can't get enough of this gorgeous look. It employs a navy so dark it almost seems purple to produce these powerful swirls that make for a gorgeously harmonious effect.

Navy Chrome

I can't get enough of this gorgeous look. It employs a navy so dark it almost seems purple to produce these powerful swirls that make for a gorgeously harmonious effect.

Alternating Tip

This effect is achieved by matching Lights Lacquer At Last ($11) with a light green polish. The artist used two opaque hues and alternated between using one as the tip and the other as the foundation to create a creative yet straightforward pattern rather than making tips with a naked base.

Cat Eye Shimmer

Because every nail looks a little bit different, cat eye paints are a lot of fun. For added punch, this blue polish offers a ton of movement and dimension.

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