Animal print nail designs are
all over social media and the style is here to stay! All the unique flair and style of leopard or cheetah fur without any of the animal harm. This look is wild, sexy and utterly gorgeous and there are so many more ways to do it than you might think.
After picking through
literally thousands of these unique designs, we’ve picked out our favorites to share some design inspiration and ideas with you. Whether you want a simple graphic design or a full-on leopard print mani, we’ve got you covered.
Starting this look off with this beautiful black and white animal print combination. I love the copper chrome detailing on top.
Now, this is a gorgeous square set that’s designed with some very intricate snakeskin patterns. I love the different variations of the design and the intricacy of the pattern. Not the first time we’ve featured snake nail designs but usually, people use a snake logo and not the skin itself.
Here’s a nice monochromatic set. As a base, we’ve got a nice matte gray that’s topped with a nice matte black cheetah print. The pinky nail has a different design that says “ be wild“. Nice touch.
I love the matte close-up tiger design and the matte black nail that contrast in color and greatly complement each other.
Here’s a classy animal print nail set. We’ve got different variations of animal prints and these are all designed on the tip of the nails. We’ve also got a nice matte finish which makes the design look seamless.
Some zebra print loving! Green surprisingly goes so well with the zebra print on top of the clear base.
Here are some purple cheetah nails! We’ve got three full-painted purple nails and two matte cheetah prints. It’s a pretty monochromatic look and it’s so cute!
This set is just so captivating! I love the French tip that’s taken to an entirely new level. Instead of one simple color, we’ve got different animal prints on each nail and they’re all painted in a heart shape.
This set is for our pink-loving girls out there! Show some cheetah love with these lavish nails topped with a few crystals. This pink and diamond nail style looks fun.
These nails are perfect for the modern woman who would love to wear some animal prints anywhere! We’ve got a nice nude cheetah print on top of a nice nude base. It all looks so clean and classy!
Here are some posh bold nails! We’ve got some bright red tips that greatly contrast the nude cheetah print. Dividing the two designs is a nice white line in the middle.
This look shows that you can mix in some animal prints with a bunch of other patterns!
If you want something simple then try out this nail set. The majority of the nails are a plain pink nude gloss while two are designed with some subtle cheetah print.
We’re bringing in some zebra prints to spring! Love this mix of spring colors with some zebra design.
Here’s another hot pink cheetah design. This set is loud which is perfect for all the girls who want to stand out!
This set contains a couple of full black painted nails and two matte cheetah print nails. I think the style suits the short black square nails and the matte matches the cheetah spots.
Summer couldn’t come any sooner! I love this color and pattern combo!
This is a pink and animal print combo I can jump on! We’ve got some hot pink nails and two matte cheetah print nails at the end. Cheetah prints seem to be so versatile and could probably match with any color!
These nails just feel like beautiful unicorn nail art! I think that the pink, blue, and purple combo matched with the zebra print reminds me of a rainbow unicorn riding through the sky.
A classier way to incorporate the cheetah design into your nail set. The majority of the designs on this set are kept pretty simple and are elevated by the gold embellishments. Adding in a cheetah print with a similar color adds a little bit of fun to the look but still keeps it pretty posh overall!
We’ve got a fun nude safari coming through! I really love the shades that were used here. The gloss topper and the warm shades used makes the design look 3D.
I’m in love with this color combination! It seems like a really modern color combo.
Here’s a nice lush black and gold nail set! Aside from our gold foil zebra print, we also have some nice matte blacks topped with some gold crystals.
We have this beautiful zebra design but it doesn’t strictly follow the traditional pattern. Instead, it follows its generic shape but the artist twisted it in several parts to give it a different look.
Oh now, this nail set reminds me of strawberry milk packaging! We’ve got some plain cow prints, a full pink nail, a pink tip, and a hint of cow print in pink!
Some bright and wild colors to match a more muted cheetah design! I love how the combined design creates an inverted triangle shape.
Here’s a mixture of a zebra print with some bold red. Since the zebra design is usually done in white and black, it can mix well with any bold color.
Why choose one when you can have both?
This one’s a beautiful way of spicing up your tiger look! We’ve got a bright red glitter to orange ombre base which makes the entire look seem more festive!
We’ve got some short cute nails here! We’ve got a nice beautiful sage curve that’s lined with gold foil. There’s also a thick curve containing some cow spots. The two together create an awfully cute combination!
We’ve got a yellow-themed cheetah print design going on. The other nails are painted with a banana yellow shade and the highlight of the look has one thick yellow line in the middle and is topped with some cheetah prints and is surrounded by a couple of gold foil.
I love this nude posh nail look! My favorite has to be the black and brown layered nails that are divided by this beautiful brown chrome glitter. I also love how the cheetah print was embellished with a bit of glitter as well.
Here are some mini leopard glitter striped. Each nail is painted with a different color glitter. If you’re looking to add a bit of color to your design but don’t want it to be too sloppy, you can keep the color design minimal just like in this set.
Here are some long stiletto matte zebra nails. I like how the artist used black and white for the rest of the nails because it makes everything look more put together.
Manifesting that summer comes sooner with these pretty summer shades that remind me of a watermelon!
When I look at this design I don’t automatically think of zebra. Instead, I see a beautiful abstract pattern on top of some beautiful neon green ombrés.
If you want something more modest but still want something fun incorporated into it, try these cute pink cow nails! I love the pretty wave tips with three different layers, dark pink, bright pink, and a pretty cow pattern.
This nail set reminds me of the yin-yang design because of the abstract edges on it. I also love how there’s a thin wave of white that’s topped with a cow print on top.
We’ve got a lot going on in this nail set. We’ve got some cheetah prints, snake designs, close-up eyes, and cheetah faces. All in all, it’s a pretty exciting set to have on your nails!
Red nails hit differently. I like how the symmetrical cheetah design was incorporated into two nails. I also really like the subtle red glitter nail because it matches the plain red nails perfectly.
Let’s show this cow print some love! How cute are these pretty hearts with cow prints on them?
Now, these crocodile skin nails are next level. The gold outline elevates the look and makes it look so realistic and lush at the same time. I also love the shadowing because it adds some dimension to the look. Nail artists really are amazing!
I really like how these nails look like they were just dipped in some red. I also like how the cheetah print isn’t just directly on the red polish because it makes everything look more sophisticated.
This green shade looks so rich and lush. We’ve got some nice zebra stripes and the subtlest hints of gold.
This is how you do tiger nails. We’ve got a beautiful yellow to an orange gradient that’s topped with some jet-black tiger stripes.
If you want something a bit more understated, try out these tips instead. We’ve got a nice nude base shade and the tips have a cow design print on them with some flecks of gold.
If you can’t decide on what color to try for your animal print, why not try to incorporate as many colors as possible? There are no strict rules as long as you’re having fun!
This is one of my favorite sets from the collection. We’ve got some floral prints combined with a nice nude cheetah print. The rest of the nails are in some beautiful summer colors which makes the entire look so lively!
I love these gorgeous browns. We have different designs on each nail, from a French tip outline to a nice swirl, to some checker prints, and finally a nice monochrome cheetah print.
We’ve got a pretty simple mocha set with a cheetah design topped with some sparkle! So simple and clean.
How to Do Animal Print Nails Yourself
I do hope this has given you some ideas for animal print nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own design and we’ll feature them here.
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