Nail Designs 2014 over the past few years, nail designs have become a true art form pioneered by celebrities and everyday women alike. Some designs are simple, while others are intricately detailed, taking hours to complete. And like a performance, each nail design is short-lived. Still, many treat their fingernails like tiny palettes that serve as an extension of their personal style. Take singer and actress Brandy's nails, pictured here, for example. Each nail is different from the next, but all play with patterns and colors in a similar way. Colorful nails are an effective way to brighten your mood and look. Even better, bold hues can be worn in a variety of different ways. If you're a little unsure of where to start, don't worry. Nailing a fun, colorful nail look is much easier than you might think.