53 Musical Notes Nail Art Designs

Whether you’re a musician or maybe you want a manicure for a concert, these musical notes nail art ideas are music to my ears. A fun and playful way to show your creative side and highlight your own style at the same time. Very unique and versatile, there’s so much you can do with this look.

We went through thousands of designs from talented nail artists to bring you our favorites (and a few honorable mentions). Whether you want to DIY this look yourself or you want some inspiration for your nail tech, we’ve got you covered.

musical notes nails
We’re starting our musical notes nail art collection with this matte black set that’s got all the perfect accent designs. It’s got a mix of bright and dark colors, a bold design, and some glitter. What’s not to like?
musical notes nail polish design
Here’s a light nail set that will surely add some brightness to your nails. Pastel nails are the best option if you don’t want too bold of a look.
musical notes nail design
Here’s a rather simple set. We’ve got two different shades of pink that contrast each other. The light pink is a good base for the dark musical note designs.
musical notes nail design
This nail set really embodies the feeling of playing music. The best part is the multi-colored glitters which add a bit of shine and color to the look. Despite the mix of designs, it’s a really clean look!
musical notes nail polish design
This is one of the more basic designs for when you just want something straightforward. It’s got an array of musical notes too!
musical notes nail design ideas
I really like it when French tips are designed with something really cool. This musical sheet one is one of the most creative designs I’ve seen so far!
musical notes nail designs
We’re going back to something more simple. This is great for those who prefer monotonous looks as it’s got a bit of glitter, and a bit of design, but is still overall simple.
musical notes nail polish design
I really find that a nice silver goes so well with a dark blue! This design is a lot better than some in this collection as it really plays around with the musical notes instead of just having one on each nail.
musical notes nail design ideas
We’ve got a bit of everything for everyone in this set. If you’re a fan of shimmer, we’ve got a two-tone shimmer set for you. You can also choose a non-shimmer base for your musical notes design so that they can be a lot more noticeable!
musical notes nail polish design
Here’s a nail set that is clearly a whole lot of fun! I really love how they were able to mix two different fun designs together.
musical notes nail art
We’ve got another French tip variation. This is a lot cuter because it’s got that cute curve design that makes a difference!
musical notes nail design ideas
musical notes nail design ideas
Here’s a great way to incorporate some color into your set. This set is pretty straightforward. So if it’s your first time trying nail art then you can start with this design!
musical notes nail art
This is definitely one of my favorite nail sets in this collection so far because it seems so lively and fun! Those rainbow musical notes are gorgeous!
musical notes nail design
If you find white French tips too simple for your liking, try replacing them with these ombré glitters. Also, try using a sticker for a thinner musical notes design!
musical notes nails
I really love a good ombré set, especially one that’s got a gorgeous color pairing. This set took it even further with these silver embossed designs!
musical notes nail art
Here’s another black and white nail set for those who simply want a bit of embellishment on their nails. You can even choose the musical note of your choice!
musical notes nails
This set isn’t all that different from the others, but I like the accent nails. The gold musical design on the black nails is beautiful, especially when paired with a rose gold glitter nail!
musical notes nail design
This one’s another straightforward set. I’d recommend either a lighter set of colors or a darker one for them to blend well with each other.
musical notes nail polish design
Blue, white, and black are such a good color combination. I also like how there’s added variation with the combination of fully painted nails and French tips.
musical notes nail art
I love speckled nails because they’re such a modern yet minimalistic design. They also match perfectly well with the black and white musical notes design!
musical notes nail design
Sometimes, all you need is a nice full glitter nail set. This orange base is so beautiful especially since it compliments the gold glitters on top!
musical notes nail polish design
These nails make me feel like I’m staring at a beautiful painting. The base looks like it’s been painted on with watercolor and the ombré effect is so alluring.
musical notes nail polish design
musical notes nail polish design
It’s raining musical notes! I really like witty designs like these that just has so much charm and character to them.
musical notes nails
I always find that polka dots design makes your nails look so much more fun! It’s such a great combination with these musical notes.
musical notes nail designs
I prefer a milky white nail design instead of a full white one for this design. This is because a full white nail can create too great of a contrast between the design and the base.
musical notes nail design ideas
Here’s a full white nail set with these beautiful pops of glitter all over. I definitely like this one more since it makes the musical aspect a lot more magical.
musical notes nail design
I love how cute the colorway used for this set is. It’s got this soft blend between both colors. Plus, the musical notes are painted so cleanly!
musical notes nail design ideas
This nail set looks like a lot of fun and weirdly reminds me of rock and roll. It’s the cute pink vignette heart design!
musical notes nails
Looking at this nail set can’t help but put a smile on my face. There’s nothing more adorable than seeing a bunch of birds seeing together!
musical notes nail design
musical notes nail design ideas
This nail set is a leveled-up version of those white base nails. This one’s a lot more decorated and it’s got better detailing too!
musical notes nail art
We’re going back to something more simple. If you find that the previous nail design is a bit too overwhelming, jazz your nails up with a bit of glitter instead!
musical notes nail art
Here’s another black, white, and glitter combination. I prefer this design combination better as the white nails are already plain in themselves so they need a bit of glitter to liven them up.
musical notes nail polish design
We’ve seen black, white, and glitter. Now it’s time for a pop of red, too! Black and white may sometimes seem too plain so the gorgeous red nails with crystals on top are a glamorous design addition!
musical notes nails
The great thing about different nail art designs is that you can switch the color to your liking! You don’t have to stick with white as these blue Frenchies are cute too!
musical notes nail design ideas
musical notes nails
Despite the natural nail base, this set is far from simple. It’s got more than just musical nails, it’s also got these lively musical elements that give it so much life!
musical notes nail art
Here’s a beautifully done nail set. I like connected looks because they seem more intricately made!
musical notes nail art
If you want your nails to look like a fun circus, then this color-filled nail set is definitely a must-try! The white musical nail balances all the colors out nicely.
musical notes nail art
If you love a natural nail set, these pink to white ombré nails will definitely not fail you. It’s such an elegant look!
musical notes nail polish design
Here’s another take on those monochromatic nails. We’ve got a mix of pink with a bit of glitter. It’s a more interesting look than plain black and white.
musical notes nail polish design
This nail set brings me back to the early 2000s when music players would show this design whenever you’d play music. Such a nostalgic set!
musical notes nail design ideas
Another alternative to those plain white nails is some milky white glitter ones. It’s definitely giving that soft frosted look vibes.
musical notes nail design
Here’s another beautiful monochromatic pink set. I like the musical note design on this one because it’s a lot more detailed.
musical notes nail designs
musical notes nails
This nail set reminds me so much of why I love color! Everything about this nail set is an experience, from the design to the colors! The black and gold nail art really stands out against these vibrant colors. I love everything about this.
musical notes nail design ideas
Here’s another fun nail set design with a more simplistic and minimalist approach. You can still have fun nails with a simple base!

These artists have created some fantastic musical note nail art but we’re really just starting to scratch the surface with what you could do. 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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