The French word ombré means “shaded,” and in the past few seasons we’ve seen the ”ombre trend” in practically everything: hair, clothes – even nails. Ombre nails are a type of manicure in which a gradient effect is created. A light color on the bottom of the nail gradually blends into a darker color toward the tip. For this type of manicure you will need two color polishes and a topcoat. You can choose colors that compliment or go bold and pick two that clash. You will also need sponge, a plastic sheet and toothpicks – so make sure you have everything you need before you start creating your ombre nail design. Don’t forget that for perfect ombre nail art you will need time and practice, so be patient. Here are 17 Gradient/Ombre nail art ideas that can serve you for inspiration.