If you want to make a real statement with your manicure, how about some
shockingly good lightning bolt nail art? This bold design can make a real statement and can be easily customized to suit any style.
This is a versatile design, from a few simple lines to a complex statement piece. Single-colored or vibrant and intricate, we went through
thousands of different styles to share our favorites. There are some simple designs to copy yourself or some intricate ones to show your nail tech. Either way, this design is a fun way to flash up your style.
Here we’ve got this fun multicolored set that has a cow print, a smiley, a butterfly, and a lightning bolt. I like the lightning bolt design because it’s got a unique pink shadow behind it which matches the fun, colored theme!
If you want a monochromatic set, then try this one out. All the nails are designed with different-sized lightning bolts, and you can even see a couple of stars. The silver does a great job of elevating this black and white look.
Here’s a white nail set that’s got some accent nails painted with lavender stars and lightning bolts. I also love the simple silver sparkly detailing.
This set is great for those who love adorable decorations! We’ve got some yellow smileys, pink hearts, roses, and lightning bolts. There’s also a black and white checkered nail tip design to break up all the colors.
Here’s a predominantly pink set. We’ve got a plain base topped with thick pink Frenchies and lightning bolts of different sizes. The gold glitter nail and detailing make it look a bit fancier.
If you love bright nails, try out this coral pink nail set. I love how the nails are alternatingly designed with filled bolts and unfilled bolts. It adds a bit of variation to the look!
We’ve got a nail set that has a different main color per hand. One hand has yellow bolts with pink shadows, while the other has pink bolts with yellow shadows. I love that they went with both colors since they accent each other nicely.
There are a lot of different colors on this nail set, but it isn’t too overwhelming because the nails are short and have a colorless base. My favorite has to be the smiley look because it’s different from your typical yellow circle smiley.
Here’s a square French tip set that’s made up of a couple of different designs. For the most part, all the nails are monochromatic, but I love how the lightning bolt stands out because the base is pink, but the bolts are yellow!
If you love shiny nails, then you’re going to love this! We’ve got this gorgeous pearl pink chrome. The accent nail has a deep purple lightning bolt that perfectly contrasts the sparkly base.
Most of the nails are painted with pink polish, while two nails have a clear base topped with pink bolts. It’s a great way to break up all the solid colors.
We’ve got a round-shaped nail set that mixes a bunch of trendy designs. We’ve got the CGD logo, red bolts, yellow smileys, and the evil eye. I love the flower accent nail because it incorporates all the colors from the other patterns together.
Here’s a nail set that has a natural pink base. The chrome lightning bolts are the perfect design because they’re chic but not too bright and bold.
I think that the lightning bolt in this pink and white nail set is quite an interesting design because it differs from the linear patterns in this set. The minimalist line nail art makes a great accent and I love how the colorway matches the other fingers so well.
We’ve got another set that’s full of trendy nail designs. All the designs are quite different from each other, but they work pretty well because they’re all painted with fun colors.
Here’s a nail set that’s quite unique because of the stark differences in the colors used. Pink and purple usually go together, but these shades aren’t really a flawless fit. The cow nail art is an odd mix, but… why not?
We’ve got one uniform design for this nail set. We’ve got some blue nails designed with an orange lightning bolt in the middle. What stands out in this set are the clear tips.
Here are some short pink square-shaped nails topped with black and white designs. The lightning bolt is different because it’s the only design that isn’t filled.
We’ve got some bright pink round nails topped with lightning bolt stickers. I love how there’s a variation of chrome stickers and gold stickers.
This nail set is a combination of black and white cow prints, blue nails, and lightning bolts. I love how the accent nail combined all three designs! The thin little black dots to highlight the lightning is a nice touch.
I absolutely love this shade of green! It’s such a classy shade that looks so light on your fingers. We’ve got a combination of filled and unfilled lightning bolts with black detailing.
We’ve got this bright red almond-shaped nail set that has a white accent nail topped with blue bolts and orange shadows. I love that this set was able to add in more color because red can sometimes get a bit too overwhelming.
I have never seen a lightning bolt like this before. I absolutely love how unique it looks and how the colors on this set are unique and a lot edgier. The matte colors give it an almost comic book vibe.
We’re going back to something more simple. Here’s a blue nail set that only has a lightning bolt design on the accent nail. If you like the minimalist vibe (like I do) this is a great way to use the design.
This is a nail set I really like because of how simple it is. We’ve got some matte black nails topped with white bolts. There’s a uniform design on all the nails, making it look really clean.
Pink and yellow always look so good together! We’ve got the same design on both nails, but they differ in color used. I really love how you could barely tell the difference unless you put both hands side to side.
This nail set is filled with a variety of different trendy designs. If you can’t decide on just one design, why not go with all?
Here’s a half lavender, half cow print nail set. Some nails are literally halved in the middle, while one nail has a bolt design. I like how there’s also a full cow print nail and a full lavender nail because they make everything look cohesive.
This is a very simple nail set with a natural pink base. The middle nail is designed with a bright pink thunderbolt design, and the rest have a pink dot. It’s a pretty good look for those who want something fun yet simple.
This is definitely a set that would fit those who love the color pink! The pink shades are contrasted by the blue accent nail and the black and white wavy nail.
If you love shimmer, then you’re going to love this nail set. It’s got a bold pink shimmer base, and one of the nails has a thin lightning bolt.
Now, here’s how you make lightning bolts sophisticated. We’ve got this plain matte black French tip with the accent nail designed with a gold glittery lightning bolt.
Here’s a good nail set for those who love cute designs. We’ve got some clouds, rainbows, and lightning bolts. I love how these fun designs are mixed with some silver shimmer and black polish.
Here’s a lovely lavender nail set that has an accent nail painted with a white lightning bolt. I like how subtle the design is and how it blends so well with the rest of the set.
This set has one hand that’s filled with many fun designs. It’s perfectly contrasted with nails only painted with blue polish.
We’ve got these orange-red nails topped with multi-colored lightning bolts. I love how this design isn’t too precise with the designs because it makes it look a lot more playful.
How could we possibly have a lightning bolt collection without having a Pikachu feature? We’ve already made a full list of pokemon nails, but there’s an obvious trend there. I really like this stunning nail art on any list.
Don’t these nails look so clean? We’ve got some pinkish-white nails with linear designs, bolts, and palm trees. I love the mix of fun and simple designs!
These royal blue to midnight blue ombré nails are gorgeous. The gold lightning bolts perfectly contrast the background.
Now, if you’re not into bright designs but still want pops of color, give this set a try. The black serves as a great unassuming base for the loud lightning bolts on top.
These nails are a mix of greens and pins. We’ve got tips, smileys, bolts, and fires. The black and white original zebra tip serves as the perfect contrast to these nails.
Here’s a multi-hued pink nail set with almond-shaped nails. I really like how there are three shades of pink lightning bolts on each nail.
This nail set is a mix of bright blues and purples. I love how they used the same colors to paint on the bolt and smiley designs.
I love this nail set because it includes some black flowers and lightning bolts. It’s pretty unique because these designs are usually painted with bright and fun colors! When we made our checkered nail art list, everyone thought the look was plain and boring. Loving the natural nail and black mix.
This nail set has three different designs, evil eyes, lightning bolts, and hearts. I love how there are solid orange nails that are just as bright as the designs in the middle. We don’t often see solid colors as an accent when we’re adding nail art but it can really work.
One hand is painted with some multicolored glitter, and the other is painted with pink polish. I love how the lightning bolt designs on each nail are painted with the base color of the opposite hand.
I love it when classy nail designs like this pink French tips are paired with more fun ones like this white lightning bolt.
so many ways you could do this design.🌩⚡️From the dark and cloudy look to the bright and exciting – whatever you decide, I want to see it! 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.