12 nails  with negative space that is booming at the Instagram

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Characterized by leaving strips of the nail unpainted, negative space nail designs can be minimalist or maximalist.

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Contrasting light and dark colors with neon and vibrant hues together to create a stunning minimalist design.

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Before starting with a negative space nail design, identify three colors

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You'll need a steady hand and some time - unless you're using a gel manicure kit - to pull off this kaleidoscope negative space nail design.

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Almost a nail polish-free design, the negative space on these nails forms most of the effect. Small and delicate corners, painted in gradual thicknesses.

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With an intricate looking design, this nail paint contains just three colors, skillfully applied in semicircles at the base and tips of each nail.

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A work of art on your nails, choosing two shades of the same color brings harmony and smooth movement to the design.

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Half color, half negative space, checkers are one of the most eye-catching nail designs, standing out in unique colors.

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A heady mix of colors, thicknesses and placement, this design avoids looking chaotic by focusing on four colors.

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For a French nail extension, place extremely thin lines just above the cuticle and along the tip of the nail.

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Pick one or two vased points to play with negative space

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Negative space doesn't have to mean majority white space.

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