40+ Drip Nail Design Ideas for 2022

If you’re looking for a way to add a little bit of personality to your nails, drip nail art designs may be the way to go. This style is relatively easy to do, and it can add a lot of character to your look. Plus, there are endless possibilities when it comes to drip nail art designs – so you can create a style that’s perfectly suited to your personality.

I’ve tried to include a range of different variations and ideas. There’s so many ways you could do this design yourself whether it’s taking inspiration or copying a design and colorway you really like.

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⭐Space drip🌙 The drips in this set are hand-painted, with some stamped stars and little dots with a dotting tool🖌️ As a base there are two coats of @differentdimensionus ‘Candy Shop. I love the contrast between the dark night sky and the colorful polka dots.
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If my fixation with rhinestone nails wasn’t already hugely obvious, how about adding a few small ones to the drips to really make them pop?
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Cat-eye drip nails. These are so gorgeous! The cat-eye gives the coolest effect as you turn the nails. ✨
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Most drip nail designs flow from the cuticles down towards the tip but I really like the other variation from the tips towards the cuticles.
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What really makes or breaks this design is the colorway. I don’t know if any other nail art style has so much variation with just two colors. I’m always a sucker for light blue nails so this is an easy winner for me.
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Or, if you can’t pick a color, how about a different color for each finger?
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A very Halloween style with this nail set. If you like this sort of style, be sure to check out the spider web nails list as well. The dripping effect really stands out against the other solid black nails.
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This is an obvious one (especially for the creepy vibe) if you use a dark enough red you’re going to get a blood dripping style. Just be ready to explain to people that you haven’t cut all of your fingers at the same time.
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Pink pastel Halloween design. The dripping pink is cute enough by itself but it goes well with the other designs and somehow seems to match the flame nails in this set.
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Some medium-length black and white dripped nails. I’m not normally a fan of nails this dark but this could suit a lot of styles and the matte white really does make the drips pop in contrast.
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Or how about keeping the drip-style black and some glittery color backgrounds instead? This set of nails has an uncommon mix of dark and playful colors.
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Now, these drip nails just look sweet. A combination of dripping icing and a little rhinestone on the cuticles if that wasn’t enough. A very unique style you won’t see too often.
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Another variation of bright pink drips. If you look closely, each index finger has a slightly different design and an extra drip on one of the fingers. I like this idea, dripping definitely doesn’t need to look too neat.
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These acrylics have another take that we haven’t seen yet. Rather than the drip starting from the cuticles or the tip, how about the drip-style being on the french tips?
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Drippy chrome tips with a little asymmetry that I just think works so well for this style. This glittery gold polish against nude nails really works and they’re subtle enough to be an everyday design.
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These (much longer) acrylics have a different take on the drip style. The whole nail has one long drip offset with some rhinestones.
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These nails look good enough to eat. I’m not sure it was the intention but the dripping matte white over the glittery polish looks fantastic.
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Oh, here’s a unique one. These super cute drip nails would be gorgeous enough with the light blue and white but you’ve also got some horizontal drip pattern which I haven’t seen before. Fantastic idea.
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I mean… you could get away with these at any time of the year but I’m going to go ahead and call these a pretty festive drip nail pattern.
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Pink on glittery pink and with a little bit of rhinestone just in case you weren’t already in love.
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Glittery green drip nails. There’s obviously talent in how this set was done but I do want to point out that this nail design is something you can absolutely try yourself. It’s one of the styles where being a bit messy can actually work in your favor and you don’t need a perfectly steady hand. Having the pattern look too neat could even be worse.
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Some subtle silver glittery drip nail art against nude nails. I can’t honestly tell if this is extra as hell or some subtle understated style.
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Who even needs a brush? You can get the drip nail style by literally dripping polish on your nails.
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Another take on the dripped icing look. This time we’re over nude nails and the drip effect takes up the majority of the space.
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For those that like an extra bit of luxury on their fingertips, how about some gold? I will say you need to watch out here. A lot of the bee nail designs have this dripping honey style and if your gold looks a little too yellow that’s the result you’ll have.
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These fun acrylics are simple but cute. Take any two bright colors and you’re set with a unique look.
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These gels are just fantastic. I mean that shade would look great by itself but the little bit of black to highlight the lime green just really works for me.
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Out of this world 🔭🪐🚀👽
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Red and black drip nail art. Again, unless it’s a look you’re going for the red dripping from a pointed tip might look a little creepy.
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These gold drips💧💫
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Snowdrop drip nails against a dark royal blue.
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Another variation on the playful polka dots against a drip nail design.
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Bordering on a Halloween look, these acrylics have a glittery green drip design matched by a spider web coming from the other side.
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Yummy rainbow chrome nails. It’s not often we get some 3D nail art and this funky-looking drip style is guaranteed to be noticed.
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And there you have it! Your very own drip nails. Whether you want to go all out with a fun and funky design or keep things simple and chic, these nails are perfect for any style. If you give them a try, be sure to share your results with us on Instagram – we can’t wait to see them!

I do hope this has given you some ideas for drip nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your drip nail designs and we’ll feature them here.

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