rich, extravagant and luxurious look without all the glam and fuss? Nails with gold flakes add a touch of serious class to any look without having to go overboard with long acrylics or time-consuming manicures. This is honestly one of my favorite nail styles. A minimalist tweak can make such a big impact on your look and it’s versatile enough to let you show your personality at the same time.
A few gold flakes can add some sophisticated flair to
any look and I’m here for it.
We looked through
thousands of designs and nail techs to find our favorites. From the intricate combinations with some gold flakes to some minimalist style, we’ve got something for everyone here. Whether you want a simple design to copy yourself or some ideas to show your nail tech, we’ve got you covered.
We’re starting this collection with a very simple and straightforward nail set. This one has a pinkish nude base and is topped with a bunch of gold flakes. A little hint of foil against natural nails just works for me.
This is another simple set. Most of the nails are painted with a nude base while the two nails topped with gold foil are painted with a pinkish base.
This long coffin set is painted with a brownish nude base and has a diagonal brownish red top that’s lined with some gold foil.
We’ve got classy long tapered nails that are painted with milky brown polish. It’s also got some diagonal pink tips lined with gold foil while the accent nail has a glitter topped French tip.
Pink and gold are always a treat! We’ve got pink ombré nails, a clear nail with gold flakes, and a pink marbled nail with some gold flakes border.
We’ve got a blue-themed nail set over here. There are two main designs, a V-shaped French tip, and a blue outlined nail. Both are lined with some gold flakes.
If you’ve got a very simple nail set that you want to spice up a bit, then try adding a bit of gold foil on the tips. This nail set should serve as a good guide!
If you love red wine nails, you’re going to love this set. It’s a short square-shaped set that has french tips, curved border edges, and a full polish nail with a diagonal gold flakes line.
Now, this one’s for those who prefer brighter colors. We’ve got these short blue square nails and a lot of gold foiling on top.
Here’s a nail set for those who love a fun pop of color! We’ve got some diagonal hot pink tips which are lined with a bit of gold foil.
I love this shade of blue so much! We’ve got these interesting tip patterns. They’re like your normal V-shaped tips except one side is not filled in. We’ve also got some blue marbling topped with some gorgeous complements of gold foil.
This is how you keep it short and sweet. We’ve got this adorable milky pink sheer base that’s topped with a bit of gold foil here and there.
Clear nails make me feel a different way! Here we’ve got some gold glitter, gold moons, and gold foil. I’m a huge sucker for moon nail art and there’s something about this colorway that really does it for me.
I love the classic white French tip design especially when it’s paired with a pink to white gradient design. Take it up a notch with hints of gold foil.
We’ve got a refreshing bright set over here! It’s got full polish, an ombré effect, some 3D flowers, and a diagonal tip topped with gold.
Keep it light with these white nails matched with some clear ones. The white nails are designed with some gems and Old English letters while the clear nails have some dried flowers and gold foil. This medium-length nail size is really growing on me lately.
If you want some gold on your nails but you also want to keep it simple, then try out this pink nail set that’s designed with some classic French tips made with gold foil. I’ve seen a whole lot of gold French tips in different styles but it’s a nice tweak with foil.
There are two main designs in this set. We’ve got some pink and white marbling and some pink marbling to white ombré. All these nails are topped with a hint of gold foil!
These nails are absolutely glamorous! There are translucent pink nails and pink marbled nails that are topped with some heart gems and gold foil. I also see a lovely gold butterfly.
If you love it when your nails are short and classy, then try this one out. We’ve got some nude-ish pink nails and some brighter nails topped with some gold foil.
If you’re a jet-black nail lover like me, this will be an absolute treat for you! My favorite design has to be the black marbling with gold on the top and bottom and the full black nail topped with some gems. Black and gold nails are my current favorite duo colorway as it gives you this fantastic luxury feel. The foil style just pushes that into overdrive.
How delicious do these brown nails look? It’s a mixture of full brown nails with gold moons and some brown marbled nails with some diagonal gold lining.
I love the stark difference between these two colors. We’ve got more of an abstract design here and the most subtle hints of gold foil.
Everyone is a fan of the natural-looking pink to white ombré nails. But if you want to jazz it up just the tiniest bit, then add a few gold flakes.
We’ve got this bright blue set that perfectly complements the gold detailing. We have some waves, some Frenchies, and some gold moons. I’m pretty sure we’ve got some indigo lovers hiding in here! Here’s the perfect design for you! Just have your nails painted with this lovely indigo polish, add a little bit of vignette, and top it off with some gold flakes.
I’m absolutely in love with this jam-pink shade. Some nails are topped with pretty thick coats of gold foil and the rest are topped with a thick coat of gloss.
We’ve got a mix of blue and pink to clear ombré nails. The tips of the clear nails are designed with a bit of white marbling and topped with some gold foil.
Adding a bit of shine to an otherwise simple blue nail look. These diagonal nail designs are becoming quite a trend these days!
Here’s a nail set for the girls who are looking for something simple and classy. We’ve got these nude pink nails and a milky pink accent nail topped with glitter.
If red isn’t bold enough for you, try adding in a bit of gold foil and you’ll see how it takes the nail look to a whole other level.
This set is just a simple blush pink set that’s designed with diagonal gold foil lines.
These blue marbled nails are absolutely gorgeous. I also really love this deep royal blue French tip that’s lined with some thick gold flakes.
If you want a nail set that’s pretty cool to the eyes, then try this fern green ombré set. It’s also got some gold flakes on the green smokey design.
The trick to rocking short nails is to pick a really good base shade. In this case, we’ve got this gorgeous Aegean blue that’s topped with some gold flakes on the side.
Black and gold are a staple combination. I’m loving it. The black polish serves as a perfect base for the gold to shine on and this look can work with any outfit.
Here’s a very simple look. These are some short almond nails with two of the nails being designed with some gold foil on the side.
Add something extra to your classic white nail set. Here we’ve got an accent nail with leaf stencils and the rest of the nails are all topped with some scattered gold flakes.
Level up your white stiletto nails et with some white marbled nails that are topped with a bunch of gold flakes.
How about this for a more minimalist take? A single accent nail with just a little bit of foil.
These pink French tips may be a bit too bold for you so if you want to tone them down you can pair them with some milky white base nails and top them with some gold flakes.
We’ve got this gorgeous smokey green nail set. It’s designed with larger chunks of gold foil but it works because these two colors compliment each other so well.
Make your nails shine with this violet-themed set. It’s got some full violet glitter nails matched with some full violet painted nails topped with gold foil.
Here’s a subtle set you might end up enjoying. We’ve got these gorgeous lavender nails that are paired with nude pink nails topped with some abstract white dots and lines and bits of gold foil.
Some more short nails for those who like to keep it simple. We’ve got some matte pink and blue nails that are topped with some white dots and gold foil.
Check out this textured set. It’s got some gems on the nail bed and you can see a bit of texture where the gold flakes are.
I love this pink and green set. They both have the same falling leaf design but one hand is painted with a milky pink base while the other one is painted with a green base. If you look close enough, you can subtle hints of gold flakes.
These nails are pretty simple and you can even achieve the same look with your desired color. Just top some nails off with some bits of gold and you’re good to go!
Here’s a short nail look that’s pretty easy to achieve. We’ve got this gorgeous green shade and the accent nail is painted halfway down. On top, it’s got this gold leaf and flakes design. Very minimalist.
I’m seeing more and more nails with gold flakes on Instagram and I was
so excited to put this list together. The style is so perfect and whether you copy one of these or come up with something unique for yourself, please let us 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.