Checker-Print Nail-Art Trend Ideas and Photos for 2022

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  • According to Pinterest, plaid nail art is going to be a huge trend for 2022.
  • Checkerboard nails are available in many different styles.
  • Get inspired for your own manicure design in advance.

On your mark, get set, go: Checkered nail art is ready to take its place at the top of the charts for the coolest nail art trends for 2022. According to Pinterest’s latest trend report, the manicure design has seen a 165% increase in searches over the past few months, and the big inspiration from social media has had us turning heads for our own nail looks.

The plaid print might not be the first design that comes to mind when you think of nail art, but once you see how many different types of manicures it lends itself to, it has a lot of sense. Checkered French tips and mismatched designs give the nails a unique look. You can go the classic route with black and white stripes or play around with multiple colorways for a twist (we especially love the orange, red and brown hues for winter). And if you want to tone it down a bit, you can even pair the design with a negative space manicure for something that’s a little less in your face. No matter how you wear the look, you’ll totally win the mani game.

While a nail professional should be able to easily create this design, we understand that it’s not the easiest to DIY. Luckily for you (and us), Chillhouse has a set of press-ons called Checked Out ($16) that’ll have you copying the look in minutes. To prepare for your next salon appointment, take a look at the upcoming plaid nail designs.

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