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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
This is one of the more basic designs for when you just want something straightforward. It’s got an array of musical notes too!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
We’ve got another French tip variation. This is a lot cuter because it’s got that cute curve design that makes a difference!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
It’s raining musical notes! I really like witty designs like these that just has so much charm and character to them.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Here’s a beautifully done nail set. I like connected looks because they seem more intricately made!
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.
If you love a natural nail set, these pink to white ombré nails will definitely not fail you. It’s such an elegant look!
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.
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!
Another alternative to those plain white nails is some milky white glitter ones. It’s definitely giving that soft frosted look vibes.
Here’s another beautiful monochromatic pink set. I like the musical note design on this one because it’s a lot more detailed.
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.
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.
If you try a musical manicure, let us see it!