colour block tutorial

Nail Art Tutorial – Colour Block

Colour block designs have been around for a while now and I thought it was about time I give it a go! I chose more of a nude palette as opposed to the typical colourful one. I think the latter can sometimes look a bit cartoonish whereas this one is more wearable but at the same time each colour is clearly visible.

nail tutorial colours


To create this design you will need a peach, nude and gold nail polish and a striper brush. I would suggest to use shades that are quite opaque as there is a little bit of layering involved in painting this design. If you need to apply lots of polish, your design might looks a bit bumpy and thick.

You can recreate this design in five easy steps. If you have all your essentials let’s get started!

nail art tutorial steps


1. Apply a layer of top coat followed by a nude polish. I chose Rimmel Caramel Cupcake.

2. Draw a vertical line going through the middle of your nail with a striping brush. Add a few horizontal lines to create the outline for your blocks of colours. I used Golden Rose Rich Colour 50.

3. Fill in a few of the created blocks with the same peach colour.

4. Time to add a bit of gold. Using WetnWild Ready to Propose and a striping brush create and outline for where you would like to place your gold blocks.

5. Fill in the outline using the same gold shade and apply a layer of top coat. I used Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

colour block tutorial final


Here is another look at the finished design. How easy was that? If your hand is a bit shaky you can always use a striping tape to get the perfectly straight outline. However remember to wait for your polish to be completely dry before applying it, otherwise you will peel it off along with your tape.

I love how classy and sophisticated this design looks! What do you think?

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