This fantastic new anchor nail art trend is a versatile look and a unique way to add a little style. A symbol of stability, it
can be a great accent design or the start of a complete maritime-themed manicure. After looking through thousands of different styles (and some very talented nail artists) I found a little bit of everything to give you some inspiration.
Whether you want some ideas to do yourself or some ideas to show your nail technician, there’s something here to spark your creativity.
This new trend will keep my manicure shipshape. ⚓️💅
We’re starting this nail collection with these pretty pink nails that are combined with light mint polish and a full glitter nail. I like how simple the anchor and “faith” designs are.
I love this nail set because of how bright and gorgeous it is at the same time. I really like how the glitter accent nails bring light to this entire look.
Here’s a really cohesive anchor theme. I find that the stripes are a really good accent design as it resembles a ship captain’s uniform.
We’ve got a nail set for those who want a bold nail look. I really like the combination of the bold pink nails with the gold foil glitter.
Here’s another classic anchor theme with a very cohesive design. I like how they upgraded the classic French tip look so that it matches a seaman’s uniform.
If you want a cute nail set that’ll remind you of the sea, we’ve got one just for you! Just look at the cute little whale design and the cute little face. ❤️ You could add some shark nail art to one of those plain blue fingers too.
If you prefer clean and stark looks, try this black and gold nail set out. I really like the gold anchor detailing as it really adds a bit of luxury to the look.
I really love the bold combination of dark blue and red polish. The gold accents also add a bit of elegance to the look.
We’re keeping things a bit more simple with this nail set. If you’re looking for an easy way to upgrade a look, try adding a sprinkle of glitter and watch your design transform!
Here’s a nail set with quite a lot going on. If you’re looking for an exciting set filled with different designs, this is the nail set for you!
We’re moving forward with this monochromatic look. I really like how they added these dark blue nails in order to add a semblance of color to the look.
If you’re a fan of really clean-looking designs, why not give this white set a go? The thinness of the line art really makes this look seem very orderly.
Here are some more pink nails with a bit of silver glitter. The cool triangular base design of the anchor nails adds a lot of color to the look.
Here’s a nail set that’s got a variety of designs but still looks pretty organized. I like how cleanly done this set looks!
Here’s another nail set with quite a lot going on. I like how they added some white nails in order to not make the blue and red nails too overpowering.
If you like nail sets with a lot of glitters, I’ve got one just for you. Just look at how pretty these blue glitter nails are!
We’ve got another set that properly utilizes the sailor uniform’s colorway. I really like how they added a full red which adds some cleanliness to the look.
We’ve got another very clean nail set that includes the classic red, blue, and white colorway. My favorite has to be the polka dot print that makes the set look more exciting.
If you’re looking for a classy nail set, we’ve got one just for you! I love how regal these blue nails look, topped with the gold arcs. This set is very sleek looking and I love how the anchor nail art colorway matches the arc.
Here’s a pretty bright pink nail set mixed with some champagne glitter. I really like the scales design the most because it gives me the image of a magical mermaid.
Here’s another majestic nail set that looks so bright and shiny. I really love the look of the encapsulated glitter tips. I love this 3D beach nail art idea and that design is going to stand out.
Here’s a nail set that reminds me of a bunch of pirate elements. The gold glitter gives the look of sand, while the variety of glitters gives the feel of treasure!
Here’s another cute nail set for the younger girls who like a variety of designs. My personal favorite design is the multi-colored polka dots.
This is one of my favorite sets in this collection because of how classy the pink to white ombré nail design is. I love how they matched the glitter with the rest of the look as well!
If you prefer simpler looks, here’s one I’d recommend! We’ve got these pretty blue nails that remind me of ocean water which are perfectly complemented by the anchor and the helm.
If you’re a fan of maximalist looks, we’ve got one just for you! This look plays around with a lot of different toppers!
Combining a lot of glitters together might sometimes be too overwhelming, but this nail set did a good job by combining it with different-colored glitters and a plain white nail.
If you want your nails to shine, try out these bright orange nails! I really like when orange is paired with some silver glitter because these are two complementary colors!
Do we have any Hello Kitty fans in here? We’ve got an adorable nail look for you! My favorite thing about this set is the beautiful skirt-shaped tips!
If you’re a fan of plain black nails, why not try switching it up with a little bit of design? You can start by just adding one accent nail!
We’ve got another classic dark blue and silver combination. I like dark blue polish because it can be paired with almost anything.
Here we’ve got these cute pink nails that are topped with these adorable bows and polka dot designs! The anchor is a nice touch as well.
We’ve got another beautifully done nail set. I really like how they made the nail tips into a design that resembles a sailor’s hat!
This nail set is one of the more unique ones in this collection. Despite how simple it is, I think it stands out because of the beautiful scale base.
Here’s another very simple nail set for those who prefer lighter looks. Blue and white is a great combination that always looks good!
Here’s a lovely dark blue nail set with a bunch of different accents. I especially love the cute striped designs because it’s simple yet cute!
If the past nail sets didn’t make you miss this beach, this one surely would! I just love how beautiful the designs on this set are!
We’ve got another very simple nail set painted with dark green polish. I tend to prefer matte finishes because they make designs pop a lot more!
Are you looking for a classy nail set that you can wear to more formal occasions? Try out these beautiful white almond nails!
If you’re looking for a cuter nail set, these glittered nails should do the trick! I really like the full glitter nails because they shine so beautifully.
We’re moving on to more of a structured look. We’ve got really simple designs on this nail set, but they look pristine because of how clean the designs are.
If you’re looking for an easy nail set that’ll make your nails pop, I’d recommend going for these bright coral pink nails!
Here’s a really cute nail set that brings us under the sea! I really like how the cream and glitter tips resemble sand.
We’ve got some more blue, white, and silver nail designs. I really like full glitter accent nails because they add so much brightness to a look.
I find this nail set so cute because of the accent nail with the really adorable sailor! I also like the contrast between the matte blue nails and the gold glitter nail.
Here’s another intricate nail set that gives me good vibes! I really like how bright everything looks and how beautifully curated the designs are.
We’re ending this anchor nail collection with this beautiful connected design of a glimpse under the sea. I love how vibrant the corals are against the deep blue water.
How to DIY Anchor Nail Art
I had actually expected that anchor nail art to be a lot plainer than this. These artists are so talented, they’ve created some really unique designs and styles with this simple shape. Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.
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your set (one of these designs or something new) send us a photo! If we feature your submission, we’ll cover your manicure!