If you’re looking for inspiration for your next manicure, these flower nail ideas will give you plenty to choose from for your next visit to the salon! Whether your favorite flowers are daisies, roses, dahlias, tulips, or something else entirely, there’s something for everyone. Even though flower nails seem to pop up everywhere in the spring, these designs can be worn all year round. If you need a finishing touch for your wedding, special event, or everyday outfit, flower nails are a perfect choice no matter your color or style preference.
50+ Pretty Flower Nail Design Ideas for Your Next Manicure
Every woman knows that a manicure can make a world of difference. When your nails are done, you look like you have your life together, and when you look good, you feel good. It polishes off your look and can add a playful touch or make a bold statement. With such a wide variety of choices available, your nails can be as unique as you are and change as often as you desire.
Through the years, we’ve seen some crazy, over the top nail trends. Faux fur, teeth, bubbled nails, nails with shoes, lava lamps, and even nails that featured actual scorpions and fire ants. Even Cardi B’s nails have made a trendy splash for being super long, full of crystals, and dangerously sharp. Most trends like these are created for a shock factor fueled by the constant effort to go viral. Viral or not, almost no one wants to walk around with an acrylic set shaped like teeth.
That being said, a manicure can be attention-grabbing and unique without being repulsive. A bright color combo, a flattering shape, and a fun pattern are all tasteful ways to reinvent your nails. You can choose from glitter, crystals, decals, or all of the above. If that’s not your aesthetic, you can just keep it simple. Be fierce, feminine, or both! Long or short, it’s up to you. All of these are included in this list of fifty cool flower nail designs.
1. French Floral Stiletto Nails
These sweet and sassy stiletto nails boast painted flowers alongside pearly accents. The imaginative manicure idea conjures up images of the warmest summer months. We love that each finger boasts a unique matte base color. The lavender and white petals look extra sharp on top of the neutral hues.
2. Seventies-Inspired Almond Manicure
Nude bases are all the rage these days. They’re gorgeous and easy to maintain. You can easily dress up a nude base with some fun, unique details. Show off your inner flower-child with these minimalist flower bursts.
3. Daisies and Dots French Manicure
You can’t go wrong with a classic French mani, but have you ever thought to play around with this classic nail idea? Yellow tips pair exceptionally well with nude base coats. Those daisies are pretty enough to pick. If you have a steady hand, you could probably even recreate this mani without assistance.
4. Painterly Pastel Petals with Pointed Tips
This stained glass-inspired mani looks exceptional on short nails. There’s ample contrast between the black background and colorful petals. Plus, those rounded edges are perfectly acceptable for the office. Bring this art design to your next mani, and even the tech will be impressed with your ingenuity.
5. Vintage Blue Mani with Flowery White Accent Nails
If you’re looking for a stunning design with minimal upkeep, check out this short, rounded mani. The sky-blue shellac looks fabulous next to matte white accent nails with blue wildflowers and a bit of silver foil. That’s what we like to call a luscious design. It doesn’t hurt that it has just the right amount of shimmer.
6. Pretty Pastel Pink With Accents
This almond shaped look is giving serious cute, girly vibes with its pastel pink color. The light, airy white flower nail art accented on the fourth finger is further decorated with a shining gold gem in the center. The accent nail is finished off with a trail of dots in varying sizes to complete the design. This look is simple, elegant, and incredibly feminine.
7. Awesome Indie Garden Flower Nail Art
These mid-length, rounded nails covered in an indie flower nail design are appropriate for all ages and events! Each nail features a unique combination of Anemone flowers in peach, white, and teal. There are small sparks of yellow and lavender in various places as well. The flowers are paired with stunning greenery for a cool garden vibe.
8. Beautiful Pink Tulips for Spring
Be another pretty flower blooming in the spring with this pink tulip flower nail idea! This deep, mature pink is contrasted with a young, flirty light pink color. The two shades are married together by the awesome tulip art on the accent finger. It’s the perfect manicure for everything from Easter service and other springtime activities to a stroll through a secret garden!
9. Asymmetric Pink and Purple Flower Nails
Multiple colors, glitter, flowers, and crystals — this look has it all! The hot pink shade is paired with an alternating lighter, almost lavender-toned, pink on both hands. The pink crystals are placed on different fingers to further create a unique, asymmetric look. The accent nails are painted as a reverse french manicure look with gold glitter, decorated with various flowers including daisies, roses, and anemones.
10. Cute Cherry Blossom Flower Nails
Celebrate springtime or Japanese culture with these adorable cherry blossom nails. The flower nail art on each finger is different. The base coat is a cute pastel pink and the flowers are painted with black branches, dark pink buds, and white blossoms. The buds are detailed with yellow dots painted as the stamen.
11. Oil Painting Work of Art
This beautiful flower nail idea is reminiscent of an oil painting in a museum. Each nail is painted with a sky blue base color similar to the famous Tiffany blue and fine detailed with many kinds of flowers. The flower nail art is varied between red, dark blue, purple, white, and a bit of pink, and it is accented with bits of greenery.
12. Sparkle, Glitter, and Glam Flower Nail Art
These short, natural nails are starting off glamorously with a shimmering pink base color. The middle and fourth fingernails feature modern, pretty flowers in shades of pink, teal, yellow, and white. The stems and leaves of the flowers are painted with black instead of green to create a rocker chic look.
13. Bold Yellow & Grey Poppy Flower Nails
Tired of simple, understated manicures? Look no further. Make an eye-catching statement with these boldly colored matte yellow nails. The accent nails are painted with matte grey color and detailed with golden yellow poppies. The mid length, almond shaped, asymmetric look is completed with black painted leaves and vines.
14. Edgy Matte Black Flower Nail Idea
This flower nail design features short, square nails with rounded corners. The index and pinky nails are painted with a sharp, matte black color. The middle and fourth fingers are painted oppositely on each hand, with one finger featuring a cool leaf design while the other is covered in an elegant pink flower. The leaves in this look are green, outlined with painted black lines. The flowers are varying shades of pink, also outlined in black.
15. Glossy, Pretty Ombre Pink Flower Nails
Turn up the shine! These ombre pink nails are the glossiest of the glossy. Fading from light pink up to a deeper shade, they are asymmetrically accented with cute white flowers. The crystals and pearls are the perfect way to complete this over the top, girly manicure made for the pink lovers in the world.
16. A New Look for Every Nail
This design is the most unique yet! Every nail is a different design. The index and middle fingers are painted with a matte grey color while the fourth finger and pinky are blush pink. The middle finger has a psychedelic seventies flower vibe, and the fourth finger is decorated with overlapping arches of dots.
17. Reverse French Manicure Flower Nails
Think French tips turned upside down! The index and pinky nails are painted black and white in a cool reverse french manicure style. The middle two fingers have a matte black base coat and are decorated with cute, artsy pink and orange flowers. The light green stems are a great finishing detail.
18. Elegant Pink and Black Flower Nail Idea
This look is a nude shade of pink as the base color for all of the nails. The middle and fourth fingers have elegantly detailed black flowers with silver sparkle centers. These nails are appropriate for all ages and events. It is also universally flattering on all skin tones. This look will look awesome on everyone!
19. Short Square Purple Glossy Nails
Short, square nails are the strongest, longest-lasting shape. If you work in an office or find yourself typing often, this is your ideal shape. These ultra-glossy nails have boysenberry and magenta-colored flowers that look like a work of art all by themselves over a pearl blush base.
20. Beautiful Cherry Blossom Branches on Blue
This nail look is the epitome of springtime and happiness with its powder blue base color. Each nail is covered with branches of cherry blossoms mid-bloom. The pops of bubblegum pink in the blossoms contrast beautifully against the sky-colored background. It is intricate, feminine, and would look great on a wedding guest.
21. Peachy Pink Butterflies and Flowers
Light, peachy pink nails look great against tanned skin, making this the best look for summer. The middle fingers are decorated with magical butterflies which are accented with iridescent crystals. The fourth finger flower nail designs are a pink shade that matches the butterflies and are completed with small white decorative dots.
22. Cute Mustard Yellow and Daisies
Daisy lovers everywhere will swoon for these flower nails. The happy mustard yellow color is the base coat for all but the fourth finger, which is covered in white daisies with matching yellow centers. The nails are short, natural, and glossy. This is a great choice for a teacher!
23. Cool Blue Flower Nail Idea with Glitter
The floral nails featured in this look have an eggplant base and powder blue flowers painted with incredible detail. A few select nails are painted with silver glitter to add shine, and the others are kept neutral with a pearl white color. This flower nail design idea is sure to impress.
24. Pretty Jade and White Flower Nail Art
These short, almond-shaped nails are a stunning, uncommon jade color. Each nail features a varying level of white blooms to switch things up. This look is a graceful touch for any style. It transitions well and is suitable for an important event or just a day to day look.
25. Awesome Bejeweled Red Flower Nails
These short, square nails with rounded corners are understated and pretty. A line of crystals is placed on the bottom of the middle finger, and the fourth finger has a beautiful up close flower design. The base color for this look is a rich red color that is close to burgundy.
26. Cute Stripes and Polka Dots
It has been long said that stripes and polka dots don’t match, but this time, they do! These thin black lines and tiny polka dots on a matte white background are broken up by a tiny row of pink flowers and green leaves. This look is best for brightening up spring and summer days!
27. Silver Glitter Flower Nail Idea
Short, natural nails coated with white color are decorated with thin, silver, glittery stripes. Simple flowers in shades of purple, yellow, and pink with stems and leaves in two shades of green overlap the background design. The pattern is not the same on each finger, but each design flows well into the next one.
28. Festive Gold Glitter Flower Nails
Spice up the celebration with these festive gold glitter nails! The base color is a clear coat followed by an ombre effect with gold glitter. The fourth finger is accented with a simple half-flower design that is luxuriously detailed with a gold gem in the center and in between the petals. This look is best for a fun New Year’s Eve or Christmas party!
29. Pretty Pastel Matte Garden Nails
While the design on each nail appears to be the same, it differs ever so slightly. These rounded, natural nails are painted with a garden-inspired variety of flowers in shades of pink, purple, and teal. The direction of the design alternates from facing one way of facing the opposite. You’ll always have a garden at your fingertips with this look!
30. Sunset Colored Flower Nails
This design is simple, yet striking. These short, natural nails have only a clear coat for the base color. The flowers are painted in a mixture of red, yellow, and orange with a black center, reminiscent of a beautiful sunset or a mesmerizing fire. The stems are uniquely painted in a shade of blue.
31. Romantic Magenta Manicure with Vines
This manicure is so romantic! The magenta color used as a base for the majority of the nails matches the color of the flowers in the middle and fourth fingers, which are painted with a base coat of white. The dainty vines in this look are a vintage green. The look is completed with a glossy topcoat.
32. Chic Cherry Red Flower Nails
This look is a showstopper! The index and middle fingers are painted a bright, cherry red, and the pinky finger features the same color as a french-tip detail. The fourth finger is a nude color accented with a simple red tulip. The bright green stem adds a spark of color without making this look Christmas inspired.
33. Electric Red Hawaiian Flower Nails
Watch out, this is not for the faint of heart! These ultra-bright, ultra-bold almond-shaped nails are painted with electric red color. The fourth finger is accented with some white Hawaiian inspired flowers. The centerpiece of each flower is a small jewel for a little sparkle.
34. Artistic Glitter Accented Tulips
Every nail is different for this look. The index finger is a pearly pink. The middle finger has a base coat of white with pink tulips overtop. There are gold accents on both the middle and pinky fingers. The fourth finger is painted with a dusky, hunter green and topped with a heavy coat of silver glitter.
35. Cool Modern Flower Nail Art
This manicure is unlike anything you’ve seen before. With a totally unique floral palette of white, pale yellow, rich red, power blue, and black, it is a whole new take on flower nails. The leaves are painted in both black and white over the top of the flowers in the background. It is similar to wall art created in the 1980s.
36. Striking Red Claw Flower Nail Idea
Va va voom! These bright red sharp nails are over the top! They are long and filed to a point without being dangerously sharpened. The fourth finger accent nail has a large ombre pink and white flower with tiny white leaves. This is the best attention-grabbing choice!
37. Dainty Yellow, White, & Green Natural Nails
This look is super simple and easy, yet dainty and cute. It doesn’t have a base color, opting for a clear coat instead. The tips are embellished with white and yellow flowers and dots, accented with easy green leaves. At some points, the design wraps around to the side of the nail, but it is mostly painted in a french tip style.
38. Cool Lavender and Gold Foil Flower Nails
A matte lavender shade sets the stage for this black outlined flower look. It features striking lines and basic leaves. The gold foil adds a pop of color to spice up the simplicity of the artwork. The nails are short and natural with no glossy topcoat.
39. French Country Blue and Flower Nail Art
Again, you see the pattern of solid color on the index and pinky finger paired with a floral pattern on the middle and fourth fingers. The solid shade featured here is a country blue. The patterned nails have a base coat of silky white. Magenta and baby pink flowers are painted with emerald green leaves and magenta details.
40. Sparkling Hummingbirds and Roses
These short, square nails are fit for a princess. The base coats vary between a beautiful baby blue, bubblegum pink, and a deep fuschia shade. Some of the nails have a heavy glitter coat, while others are embellished with a decal of pink or lavender roses and hummingbirds outlined in glitter.
41. High Tea with Pearls and Gold
It’s time for high tea with these fancy pink nails! Luxuriously embellished with gold and pearls, you’ll it right in with the fanciest of places. Various pink shades are paired with flowers, glitter, and jewels. This is a detailed look that isn’t over the top.
42. Basic Nude Color with Flower Nail Art
A good manicure doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Sometimes, a demure color and easy design are all that is needed. These short, square nails are painted a neutral nude color. On the fourth finger, black branches are painted beneath pink and white blooms. This is best for professionals.
43. Girly Pastel Pink and Blue
These rounded nails alternate between baby pink and baby blue. The pink nails are painted with tiny white dots while the blue nails are embellished with more detailed pink flowers and green leaves. The flowers are reminiscent of a feminine wallpaper pattern. Girly girls will love this preppy choice.
44. Wild Child Jungle Nails
It’s an island jungle vacation as a manicure! The index and pinky fingers are painted with a sunset-inspired pink and orange ombre effect. The middle and fourth fingers have a black and white diagonal stripe base with overlapping pink flowers and big leaves. Crystals put this look over the top. These are the best for getting you in the mood for time away on a tropical island!
45. Classy Nude Flower Nails
This is such a classy vibe. The mid-length square shape with rounded corners is elegant. The foundation of these nails is a pink-tinted nude color. It is contrasted by bright pink and orange blooms. The airy branches and leaves are a pastel green or grey, lightly outlined in black.
46. Barbie Pink Inspired Blooms
Come on Barbie, let’s go party! These ultra-glossy nails feature the classic Barbie pink color. The fourth finger is painted white with a watered-down version of the Barbie pink to create a softer shade for the flower. The short round shape of these nails keeps them wearable and fun.
47. Roses, Dahlias, and Daisies! Oh my!
A black matte base sets the stage for each flower featured in this manicure. Roses, Dahlias, and Daisies are all expertly painted in a beautiful shade of pink and accented with emerald green leaves. This will make a statement without being over the top. Everyone will be asking about this look!
48. Another Indie Inspired Flower Nails
Similar to number two on this list, these blooms are indie inspired. These flower nail designs are focused on the upper part of the nail, leaving the bottom third a natural look. It is a matte finish with a color palette of muted orange, white, black, royal blue, and peach.
49. Royal Blue Fit for a Queen
These short, practical nails are anything but boring. The royal blue in a matte finish is dignified and beautiful. It is embellished with overlapping baby pink blooms and subtle green leaves. This easy, elegant look is suitable for everyone who likes to think of themselves as royalty now and then.
50. Pink, Purple, and Yellow Pastel Paradise
Delicate pink, purple, and yellow shades create a playful palette for this almond-shaped floral manicure. The middle finger is embellished with gold hoops, and the index and pinky fingers each feature three beautiful flowers. A pop of color is added with a single red bloom.
51. Dusky Pink and Gold Glitter Daisies
This manicure is universally flattering for all ages. A pastel pink of the lightest shade provides a neutral base. The dusky pink paired with the thin gold glitter lines create a neutral and feminine look. The patterned nails painted with simple white daisies are elevated with gold glitter centers.
52. Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Flower Nails
Fans of Lilly Pulitzer, unite! Featuring the signature bright pink, blue, and white color combo found in many Lilly Pulitzer patterns, this manicure is perfect for those who love the LP look. It is fun, flirty, and will go well with many pieces from the resort wear brand.
53. Iridescent Glitter and Bright Blooms
You’ll be pretty in pink with this pink lover’s dream. The thumb and middle finger feature a gorgeous iridescent glitter while the index and pinky fingers are a subtle, rosy pink. The floral accent nail is embellished with bright pink dahlias and tiny green leaves over the same rosy pink shade.
54. Awesome 3D Flower Nail Art
These long, square, deep red nails are decorated with 3D flowers. The thumb, index, and pinky fingers are all one color. The fourth finger boasts a customized french tip design. The middle finger is the star of the show with six three dimensional flower gems in the same deep red shade.
55. Short, Pretty and Practical Nails
Similar to number thirty-seven on the list, this look is simple, easy, and versatile. These nails are a practical length and shape in a beautiful periwinkle shade. The black branches and leaves are overlapped by small white blooms and yellow buds. It is perfect for both the office and a date!
50+ Cute Flower Nail Design Ideas You’ll Love
Flower nail design possibilities are endless. Whether you like bold and daring or dainty and feminine, there is a whole host of options to suit your taste. While occupation and personal preference may dictate elements like shape and length, they do not limit the number of options available. Every design is customizable for your preference. Don’t be fooled: flowers aren’t only for springtime! Change up the color pattern, and flowers can be just as fitting for fall and winter. With an estimated 400,000 types of flowers in the world, you will never run out of new flowers to feature.
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