Chromatic Nails

Pinterest is literally the holy grail of inspiration. I can spend hours on there just pinning ideas! I have a secret board I visit in case my mind draws a blank.

I came across this image through some searching, and found it was done by artist Kristian Goddard. I love the colored gradient in the background, and the black and white over it makes it pop!

For this design, I used colors from China Glaze’s new Off Shore collection. They fit together so well for the rainbow effect! This collection had a great variety in color. Loved the quality, can’t wait to wear them on their own…so gorgeous!

On each nail, I painted it the “middle” color, then used a makeup sponge to dab 2 different colors on the left and right, so each nail has three colors. Once I completed that and let it dry I painted the black and white stripes over the top!

I’ve never done a gradient like this before but I really love it! I was tempted to leave it without the design over the top πŸ™‚

chelseaSig*Products in this post provided by PR.


About the Author

Chelsea King
Author with 454 posts
More about Chelsea King

Related Articles


  • Renee Jorge June 09, 2014 03.46 am

    really nice post and the design you shared is awesome. This is a famous design in now a days and every lady like it very much.

  • Shannen Mulligan June 10, 2014 05.06 am

    Wow I absolutely love the coulours used here! The bright glitter gradient contrasts so well with the black and white stripes.. Finding inspiration from art pieces is always a good call πŸ™‚ love it!


Leave a Comment

About Me

Chelsea King is a licensed nail artist based out of Los Angeles, California.

Follow Me