Negative space nails are trending now; these are manicures where you leave some part(s) of your nails naked (read: uncoloured), and these “(negative) spaces” peep through a spectrum of subtle to bold designs. Want to be part of this cool trend? Here are eight looks you can DIY or show your manicurist!

1. Pastel palette

pastel palette

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Perfect if you’re all for subtlety! You can try this look yourself!

2. The gothic

b&w neg space

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Black, white, blank? Perfect combo! You can DIY this nail look too (even though it’ll take some time and skill)!

b&w diy

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