We’ve talked about this over and over but nails are the new aesthetic post on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Among fashion girls, brown nail designs are, clearly, the favorite. If there was an IG fashion starter pack with the Ten Commandments of Fashion, then Thou must take brown nail design nailfies is at the top of the list.. If it’s not, then color us surprised. Here are tips, tricks and inspo to help you jump on this bandwagon.

Brown and Gold Nail Designs

@jamialix‘s brown nail design exudes luxury with a subtle touch of glam. If you want to recreate this brown nail design, you’ll need to invest in some gold nail glitter and Chanel nail stickers. Get out a chocolate brown polish, nude polish, a curve brush, and a pair of tweezers. First, paint a nude base coat on all of your nails, and then paint a rough brown tip. You can use either a liner brush or a curve brush to neaten up the rounded shape. Next, apply a thin layer of glitter at the base of the French tip. Finally, place the Channel sticker on your ring finger with a pair of tweezers and gently press down on the sticker. Paint a top coat to seal the design.

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Brown Swirl Nails

@victoriawaldau‘s brown nail design is fun and playful, as well as classy. If you want to pull off this brown nail design, then you’ll need a nude polish, white polish, a beautiful brown polish, and a liner brush. Use the nude polish as a base coat and then use your liner brush to intricately paint wavy white and brown lines across your nails. Make sure to leave a tiny gap in between these wavy lines and seal your look with a glossy top coat. 

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We are absolutely loving this sleek brown nail design. To copy her look, you’ll need nude, dark brown, light brown, and white nail polishes along with a liner brush. Start off by applying a simple nude polish to each nail. Create the curved lines by gently gliding your liner brush across your nail in the dark polish and then with the white polish alongside it. For your ring finger, you’ll need to apply a thin light brown curve in between the darker brown and white lines. Finish your look off with a shiny top coat. 

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Brown and White Nail Designs

Who can resist a classic with a subtle twist? These brown French tips coupled with a pretty twist are stunning. For this brown nail design, you’ll need nude, white, and dark brown nail polish and a liner brush. You may also want to have a clean-up brush and some acetone on hand in case of any mistakes. For your pinky, middle, index, and thumb, paint a pretty base coat with the nude polish and then create a rough French tip with the brown polish. You can use a liner brush or a curve brush to define the rounded shape. Apply the nude polish to the ring finger too, however, paint the corner of the nail brown and use a liner brush to create the curved edge. Paint a thin white line framing the brown curve, and apply a glossy top coat to each nail. 

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We’re in love with this stunning, abstract-inspired brown nail design. To dupe this brown nail design, you’ll need to get out your nude, bold white, and dark brown polish. Paint a base coat with your nude polish, and then use the white polish to create these abstract shapes on whichever nail you desire, and you can do the same with the brown polish. You will need to use a liner brush to perfect the shape. You can fix any mistakes with a clean-up brush and acetone. Don’t be too hard on yourself as this look isn’t meant to be “perfect”, it’s creative and artsy. Seal your nail art with a top coat. 

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Brown Heart Nail Design

This Comme des Garcons brown nail design is très magnifique. To dupe this brown nail design, grab a dotting tool, a thin nail art brush, and brown and milky white polishes. Paint your middle and ring fingers with milky white polish. Paint all your other nails with brown polish. Using your dotting tool, draw three dots that form a triangle, and draw a ‘V’ shape from the bottom dot to the top two. Fill in your heart shape. After it dries, use your nail art brush and milky white polish to draw the eye shape. Fill in the outline with milky white polish. Draw a slit in each eye using the brown polish and nail art brush. Repeat the steps to your heart’s content. We’re so corny, sorry. Draw as many Comme des Garcons hearts as you want and have fun with it.

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Hearts are perfectly fine any time of the year, and these pretty brown ones complement the pinky-nude polish. For this brown heart nail design, you need a dotting tool, nude polish, and a little brown polish too. Paint each nail with the nude polish, and get out your dotting tool for the hearts. You will dab three dots that form a triangle, and draw a ‘V’ shape from the bottom dot to the top two. Use your dotting tool to then fill in the heart and create the desired shape. Finish with a top coat and it is as simple as that!

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@cinziabayliszullo‘s brown heart nail design is so luxe! But trust us when we say that this look isn’t as hard as it looks. You can pull it off, but first, you’ll need a beige nude and brown polish along with a dotting tool. Paint your thumb, index, middle, and ring fingernails with the classic nude polish. Paint your ring fingernail with the dark brown polish and use your dotting tool to create the nude heart. For the middle finger, you will use brown polish for the pretty hearts. To create a heart, you need to dab three spots in a triangle formation. Use the tool to create a ‘V’ shape and then paint in the heart until you’ve achieved the perfect heart shape. Seal the design with a clear top coat. 

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Short Brown Nail Designs

Short nails don’t get enough love, but these short brown nails are sure to turn heads. For this brown nail design, ditch the acrylics. Grab a nail art brush and brown and clear polishes. First, paint your middle and pinky fingers with brown polish. Next, let’s move on to the French tips. Use your nail art brush and brown polish to outline your French tip. Then fill the outlined space in with brown polish. Now here’s the fun part—the ring finger. Use the nail art brush and brown polish to draw a design on the perimeter of your ring finger. Fill in your outline with brown polish. Use clear polish on all your nails. And you’re done.

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Here’s another brown nail design you can do on short nails. Acrylics need not apply. For this brown nail design, grab a nude nail polish, chocolate brown color, and a liner brush. Paint your middle finger and thumb with nude nail polish. Paint all the other nails with brown polish. Use the liner brush and brown nail polish to draw wavy brown lines on your middle finger and thumb. Fill in the outlined spaces with brown polish. Seal the design with a clear top coat. 

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Brown and Black Nail Designs

If brown is becoming the new black, then brown and black nail designs are an obvious win. For this brown and black nail design, you’ll need a milky nude color and black and brown nail polishes. First, paint your nails with a milky nude polish. Then, use a liner brush and black and brown polishes to create an abstract design. Finish it off with clear polish.

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Which of these brown nail designs was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.