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30 Ideas for White and Purple Nails You Should Definitely Try

30 Ideas for White and Purple Nails You Should Definitely Try
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Looking for your next favorite mani? Why not try fresh and fabulous white and purple nails?

These colors look amazing together, especially since white nail polish has a longstanding reputation for providing the perfect complementary backdrop to any design. Purple polish, on the other hand, is known for being fun and elegant.

A woman's hand holding a blue and white manicure on a denim jacket.

So why not try white and purple nails and elevate your nail game? To help you find your favorite purple and white mani, we’ve put together our favorite white and purple nail designs.

White and Purple Nails: 30 of the Best Designs

Excited to see how you can rock white and purple nails? Here are the best designs you should try!

Glamorous Eggplant

A woman's hand with manicure features eggplant-colored nails with white accent nails dotted with white glitter and purple foil
Image courtesy of @maddz4dips

This glamorous dark purple and white nail set is starting off our list.

The manicure features eggplant-colored nails with white accent nails dotted with white glitter and purple foil.

Holographic Royalty

A woman's hand with purple nails alternating with chunky holographic glitter nails
Image courtesy of @maddz4dips

Nothing beats this design if you want white and purple nails with glitter! 

This opulent set has purple nails alternating with chunky holographic glitter nails. It also features an accent nail with a purple chunky glitter base into a gorgeous white glitter top.

Two-Toned Yin and Yang

A woman's nails with purple and white yin yang designs.
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Create beautiful patterns with pastel purple and white like this set’s purple and white swirly yin and yang design lined in purple glitter. 

It also features purple French tips on a nude base with delicate white and purple glitter outlines.

Encapsulated Purple Heaven

clear nails with a purple and white marbled design reminiscent of a dusky sky
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

For white and purple coffin nails that are sure to turn heads, try these encapsulated clear nails with a purple and white marbled design reminiscent of a dusky sky.

Add white clouds, crescent moons, and stars for a dreamy effect.

Cosmic Cuteness

A woman with radial gradient anchored on a purple base and white core petering out to a yellow center with diamond-studded black North stars
Image courtesy of @speakeasynails_

Want a futuristic set? Use purple and white to achieve it!

This design gives cosmic cute with its radial gradient anchored on a purple base and white core petering out to a yellow center with diamond-studded black North stars. They’re unique and pretty!

Opulent Elegance

A woman with purple nails with gold crescent moons and stars and white nails with 3D gold drippings around the tips and tops
Image courtesy of @speakeasynails_

Interested in purple sparkle nail designs? This luxe set features everything you could want in a manicure: purple nails with gold crescent moons and stars and white nails with 3D gold drippings around the tips and tops. 

It also features lilac nails with white and gold adornments in various shapes and sizes and accent nails made of sparkling 3D diamonds ringed in gold.

Flirty and Feminine

A person with milky ochre white base with swatches of purple and lilac dotted with silver and gold glitter and decorated with golden 3D flowers, as well as thick white French tips with a large gold and silver 3D butterfly
Image courtesy of @aracelis_nailsz

Like this bold, long, square-shaped mani, long purple and white nails are just stunning.

The set features a milky ochre white base with swatches of purple and lilac dotted with silver and gold glitter and decorated with golden 3D flowers, as well as thick white French tips with a large gold and silver 3D butterfly.

Add to finish the look solid milky purple accent nails.

Ombré Claws

A woman's hands with purple-white ombré base decorated with blue and gold foil and 3D gold crescent moon decorations
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Sharp and short purple and white nails? Yes, please!

Take inspiration from this set’s purple-white ombré base decorated with blue and gold foil and 3D gold crescent moon decorations. The mani is completed with marble swirl purple and white accent nails.

Funky Swirls

A woman's hands with solid lavender nails alternating purple and light purple swirls on a milky white base
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Consider this design for purple and white acrylic nails that channel retro vibes. These nails feature solid lavender nails alternating purple and light purple swirls on a milky white base.

The swirls dance from the cuticles to the tips, from the cuticles to the sides, or wrap around the tips — creating a multidimensional set that looks funky and fashionable.

Three-Toned Swirls

A woman with multicolored purple nails feature white, light purple, and purple swirls that start from the cuticles or the sides of the nails and continue toward the tips, decorated with black polka dots
Image courtesy of @nailsby_harieva

White and purple nail designs for short round nails?

These multicolored purple nails feature white, light purple, and purple swirls that start from the cuticles or the sides of the nails and continue toward the tips, decorated with black polka dots.

Solid purple nails are added to complete the look to provide more texture.

Purple Picnic

A woman's hands with lavender polish base and light purple and white gingham patterned accent nails
Image courtesy of @northensoulstudio

Looking for something easy, light, and fun?

These light purple and white nails feature a lavender polish base and light purple and white gingham patterned accent nails to elevate the mani and make it feel like a sweet summer picnic.

Ready for Spring

A woman's hands with purple set and a touch of the season with white accent nails featuring spring-inspired nail art of purple flowers and green leaves
Image courtesy of @andrea_nailartist1202

Looking for a design with purple and white nail art? Check out this easy-to-replicate fresh design for spring.

Take a purple set and a touch of the season with white accent nails featuring spring-inspired nail art of purple flowers and green leaves for a look that’s ready for some sunshine.

Beautiful Basics

A woman's hand with purple nails with ecru accent nails that feature a white flower springing from a thin vertical purple line
Image courtesy of @katessimplynails

For simple white and purple nails, consider this #nailspo. 

This set blends purple nails with ecru accent nails that feature a white flower springing from a thin vertical purple line.

A Chic Affair

A woman's hands with purple nails combined with half purple, half white accent nails with silver foil dotting the middle of the nails
Image courtesy of @katessimplynails

If you want purple and white nails that carry that hint of grown-up sophistication, this set might be right up your alley.

It features purple nails combined with half purple, half white accent nails with silver foil dotting the middle of the nails for that chic little detail that elevates the whole manicure.

A Whole Gradient

A woman with darker purple and gets steadily lighter until it ends in white nails
Image courtesy of @katessimplynails

Opt for white and different colored purple nails with this fun mani that uses more than just the two primary colors.

Sport a whole gradient with several purple hues in between. This set starts as darker purple and gets steadily lighter until it ends in white. 

Purple Almonds and Daisies

A woman's hands with short purple almond nails and mixes them with nude nail accents decorated with white daisies for sweet and feminine accent nails
Image courtesy of @katelynailedit

Need purple nails with a white design? Why not consider this spring set?

This mani features short purple almond nails and mixes them with nude nail accents decorated with white daisies for sweet and feminine accent nails.

Purple and White Checks

A woman with features purple and white nails checks that vary in the number of boxes for added texture
Image courtesy of @katelynailedit

Another purple patterned set, this design features purple and white checks that vary in the number of boxes for added texture.

An all-white accent nail is added for a fun contrast and to break up the patterns.

Crosses and Checks and Flowers

A woman with purple and white boxes to make patterns such as crosses and checks, with black flowers in different sizes for accent
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

Check this out, for a design that features black, white, and purple nails!

This design cleverly utilizes purple and white boxes to make patterns such as crosses and checks, with black flowers in different sizes for accent.

Lucky Strokes

White nails with black spades and hearts take center stage, flanked with holographic purple accent nails with pink glitter
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

Stylish white and purple nails? Look no further than this Alice in Wonderland-inspired design.

White nails with black spades and hearts take center stage, flanked with holographic purple accent nails with pink glitter for an interesting mix of old-school classic and up-to-date trendy.

A Plethora of Pretty Patterns

A woman's hands with purple and white yin and yang nails, white flowers, multiple purple and cream swirls, and thin French outlines with polka dots on a pink base
Image courtesy of @nails.byabb

Love patterns? This design contains a little bit of everything, including purple and white yin and yang nails, white flowers, multiple purple and cream swirls, and thin French outlines with polka dots on a pink base. 

Combined, the result is a mani that’s full of pizzazz!

Pastel French

A woman's hands with white half-moon deep French tips on a purple base
Image courtesy of @spellbound.nailartistry

This simple but sexy design is one of the most elegant purple nail designs.

It features white half-moon deep French tips on a purple base for a pastel and modern take on the classy and classic French manicure.

Matte Magic

A woman's hands with white half-moon deep French tips on a purple base

Want something unique, trendy, and stylish? Check out this matte set! 

These purple and white matte almond nails are elevated with thin black and white and black and purple lines down the middle of one nail on each hand.

Purple Blooms

A woman's hands with purple square nails feature white accent nails decorated with abstract purple flower nail art

If you have square nails and want to dress them up in something floral and edgy, you won’t go wrong with this design!

These purple square nails feature white accent nails decorated with abstract purple flower nail art for something artistic and perfect for spring.

Unwrapped Beauty

A woman's hands with purple nails and floral accent

For short nails, this pretty mismatched mani combines purple nails with white accent nails decorated with delicate black ribbons and geometric shapes.

Bare Necessities

A woman's hand with lavender, white, and purple nails on square nails topped with a glossy topcoat

Want something simple and sweet? These purple, white, and lavender nails offer a three-toned, simple but stylishly sensational mani.

The set features lavender, white, and purple nails on square nails topped with a glossy topcoat.

Rainbow Connection

A woman's hands with purple and white set features accent nails decorated with white reverse French tips and rainbow-colored scales

If you have short nails and you want a design that will make them pop, this #nailspo is a must!

This purple and white set features accent nails decorated with white reverse French tips and rainbow-colored scales, which balance the whole look and introduce a fun, edgy twist to the aesthetic.

French Ombré

A woman's hand with purple ombré design on almond nails

Purple and white ombré nails? You’ll love this purple ombré design on almond nails!

It features a white upper half that branches out to purple French tips dotted with delicate gold glitter all over each nail.

Fab Finish Perfection

A woman's hands with matte purple nails and white nails combined with chrome details like a thin purple chrome colored French tip and a purple chrome accent nail

Can’t decide on just one type of polish finish? Take inspiration from this multitextured, beautiful set, which combines a matte and chrome finish. 

It highlights matte purple nails and white nails combined with chrome details like a thin purple chrome colored French tip and a purple chrome accent nail.

Sprung on Spring

A woman's nails with cute white and purple nails mix solid purple nails with white accent nails that feature gorgeous purple flowers with mint-green leaves decorated with gold foil.

Want something bright and fun

These cute white and purple nails mix solid purple nails with white accent nails that feature gorgeous purple flowers with mint-green leaves decorated with gold foil.

Floral Persuasion

A woman's hands with white accent nails decorated with delicate blue and white flowers with green leaves close to the nail base

We’re rounding off our list of purple and white designs with another perfect set for spring in the form of these pretty purple almond nails.

This set also features white accent nails decorated with delicate blue and white flowers with green leaves close to the nail base.

Why Choose White and Purple Nails

First things first: why should you try white and purple nails?

There are a lot of reasons why this combination is an excellent choice. Here are some of our favorites.

Interesting Without Being Overwhelming

One of the best things about this nail polish combo is that it makes a statement without being overbearing or overwhelming.

White and purple aren’t as dramatic as bold black and red, nor is the combination of white and purple as loud as neon combos. Even the more opulent purple and white designs still carry that certain restraint, owing to the lightness of the colors.

As such, these designs are the ideal set to wear when you want nails that stand out but are also sophisticated.

Can Complement Any Outfit

White and purple nail ideas come in various designs, so you’re sure to find something that best complements your style, aesthetic goals, and sensibilities.

Want something minimalist and easy to do at home? You can opt for basic sets topped with a glossy top coat.

If you want something luxe, you can incorporate 3D embellishments into the design, such as rhinestones, diamonds, chunky glitter, and more.

There’s really no limit to designs you can pursue.

Perfect for Spring and Summer

Finally, this color combination is ideal for spring and summer, as white and purple nails are bright, fun, and youthful.

Designs with white or purple flowers or celestial bodies are especially great for celebrating casual hangouts with friends and family, as festival nails, or during concerts and music festivals.

FAQs

What is a Good Hue of Purple To Match with White?

White is neutral, which means it matches all types of purple nail polish. To help you choose your purple, decide on the feel you want for your mani.

Choose a dark purple with white for something elegant and stylish, a lilac or lavender is great for feminine and sweet, and a blueish violet is fun to pair with white for something cool and sophisticated.

What Other Colors Work With White and Purple Nails?

Again, white pairs with any color, so consider what looks good with purple. Classic purple shades pair best with darker shades like black and navy blue. Metallic colors are also ideal.

Nude or earth-based shades like gold and copper are recommended for dark purples. Meanwhile, green and pink are a good combination for lighter purple shades like lilac and lavender.

The Magic of White and Purple Nails

White and purple nails achieve that delicate balance between being trendy and being tasteful. They’re also easy to do, they complement various styles, and they’re perfect for spring and summer nail designs.

The best part? They come in a wide range of designs perfect for every taste.

Whether you like minimalist or opulent, there’s a white and purple nail design for you. They can be plain or embellished with accessories like rhinestones and chunky glitter. Plus, you can choose from various shades of purple!

So try our top picks, and you’ll surely find a nail design you’ll love!

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