St. Patrick's Day

These St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art Ideas Will Have You Feeling Lucky

So you’re already wearing green when the day arrives.

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'Tis the season for green beer, green rivers, green wardrobes, green grass, green... well, all green everything. If your’e the type to express yourself via eye-catching nail designs, these St. Patrick's Day nail art ideas will keep you feeling festive all week long. It’s one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, plus it’s a fun way to flaunt the color of the day if green clothes aren’t your thing.

The best part about expressing yourself this way on St. Patrick's Day — aside from the general jolly camaraderie of the holiday itself — is that there are so many different pieces of lore to celebrate and decorate your nails with. If you prefer a subtle manicure, try out neutral nails with gold accents. If you prefer a solid color theme, you’ve got an easy St. Patrick’s Day nail idea: paint 'em all green and call it done. If you want to go all out? You've got options. Go for some cute nail designs featuring rainbows, shamrocks, glitter, pots of gold, top hats, and plenty of sayings — they all fit the bill perfectly for this holiday, and you don’t have to be a nail artist to pull them off, either. There are plenty of on-theme nail stickers and decals you buy. Trust, these 19 St. Patrick's Day nail art ideas won't let you down.


End Of The Rainbow

Rainbow theme, this St. Patrick’s Day nail idea is different from most because of the colors involved: a cool mint green and deep blue are complemented by orange and yellow in a look that feels both modern and classic.


Shamrocks & Sparkles

If you can’t decide between a cute design and an all-out sparkle fest, these festive St. Patty’s day nails have it all — rainbow, a shamrock... even a leprechaun’s hat — thanks to glitter and decals.


Earthy Tips

These gradient nails of mossy green tips are perfect for when you want to keep your St. Patrick’s Day nail art minimal, but on point.


Sweet Hearts

These adorable multi-colored hearts pop perfectly against a grass-green background in this design. Even though the details are tiny, with the right brush it probably wouldn’t be too hard to copy this idea.


Classy Pearls

This elegant green French mani is extra festive with pearl encasing, but isn’t so St. Patrick’s Day-themed you couldn’t wear it around the calendar.


Glitter Everywhere

Glitter and shamrocks let everyone know you’re serious about St. Paddy’s Day.


Gold And Green Galore

Break out every shade of glimmery green and gold you own for nails that look like pot of treasure at the end of a rainbow.


Adorn The Tips

St. Patrick’s Day-ify your regular white French tips with some sparkling gold and green clovers painted on the edges.


Decadent Jewels

Channel your inner saint with some seriously ornate bejeweling for St. Paddy’s like this gorgeous set created by @reeseebad.


Wavy Lines

The wavy lines nail trend isn’t going anywhere, so why not make it part of your March mani?


Clear Edges

Greens, gold sparkles, and sass — you name it, these nails have got it.


Abstract Art

A dab of green and gold is all you need for simple St. Patrick’s Day nail art. On abstract nails, any random lines or dashes will do.


Heart Shamrocks

No shamrock decals? No problem. Simply place four hearts together, pointed ends inward, to DIY it like this artist.


Irish Flag

If you want to boast some Irish pride for St. Patrick’s Day, what better way to display it than with the colors of the flag on your nails?


Lucky Nails

From the use of a green glitter color called A Wee Bit Irish to the “lucky” pinky nail detail, this set is as St. Patrick’s-worthy as you can get.


Camo Shimmer

Not specifically for St. Paddy’s Day, these camo and gold nails have all the right colors to be part of your celebration. After the holiday, they turn into a trendy manicure that works for any time of year.


Four-Leaf Clovers

If patience is on your side, you might be able to sit still long enough to perfect each one of these four-leaf clovers. But if you’re not one of the DIY-inclined, you might go to a salon for this one.


Matte Meets Metallic

Mix up your textures with a St. Patrick’s Day look that meshes a metallic gold with a velvety matte green.


Electric Green And Gold Foil

As long as it’s a shade of green, you won’t get pinched. Branch out with your holiday hues and try a bright neon green adorned with metallic gold flakes.

There is no limit of options when it comes to your St. Paddy’s Day nail art, whether you go for a glam green, all-out with the sparkles, or add in clover decals. Any of these on-theme ideas will have you feeling ready to celebrate the holiday in style.

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