51+ Owl Nail Design Ideas for 2022

I don’t know about you, but I love owls. They are so cute and have such big eyes. And they’re also kinda badass, which I like. So when it comes to nail art I love the idea of an owl nail design. We’ve gone through thousands of them to try and find the best (and show a range of different ideas).

If you’re in the mood for something fun and a little different, owl nail art is a great option. These designs are cute, whimsical, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you want to go all out with a full owl manicure or just add a touch of owl flair to your existing look, there are plenty of options to choose from.

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With some owl stamps, some holographic gold and a huge dollop of cute you could have a design like this. Then you could do it for me too, please?
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These unique hand-painted owls really change burgundy nails into something else.
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The minimalist in me loves this design. It’s already my favorite. The little eyes are almost heart shaped.
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You don’t see pink and grey ombre nails often. Even less often with these cute little owls.
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An owl-inspired dotticure.
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I love this owl-inspired birthday nail art. Maybe the only way to make these majestic animals even cuter is to add some colorful little hats. The designs were stamped and the brown contrasts well with this metallic green.
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Don’t wanna be… owl by myself 🦉 Hand painted owl by me with glitter contrast ✨
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Metallic teal nails always look good. This detailed little hand-painted design just pushes it over the edge.
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I like the smokey nail background but the stunning detail of the artwork is the center point for this set. Simply stunning.
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Some short pink gels with a single owl and some cute little love hearts. I like how the branch of little hearts extends to the other nails. Sometimes less is more and that is done to perfection here.
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This set features a majestic Snowy Owl. It’s full of silver and holo flakes and sparkles like the sun shining on the stamped snow design. ❄️
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Another Snowy Owl design but this time a fierce looking minimalist style.
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If those big love hearts weren’t cute enough for you how about those eyes?
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A black and white owl nail design with some real style.
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This almost went to the geometric nail art list but it wound up being the inspiration for this list. The detail is just fantastic and I love how the tip just fades away.
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I’ve always said owls could use more purple.
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Is that a tiger on this set? I don’t quite know how these two go together but I’m not complaining.
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While this is the same stamp as the first design we’ve got a very different finish here. I love this dark orange shade and the little pile of books just gives it a unique twist.
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Another black and white twist with an almost marble nail design on the other fingers.
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The natural nail color on the cuticles creates the ears and the little lovehearts are a nice touch.
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I try to avoid showing press-ons that haven’t been fixed yet but the colorway on these is just superb.
owl nail design ideas
A darker colorway really highlights the lither design.
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These short gels would be cute enough but don’t miss the tiny little heart designs.
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The moon and stars nail design on the pinky really does it for me here. This Tarot inspired owl nail design was hand-painted and that writing is incredibly small but can still be read. Stunning work.
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Baby blue and deep red contrast well and those cute little eyes!
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A Hedwig-inspired design.
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OWL-always love you 🥰❤️
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I like natural nails with a single accent nail with a design. This simple design looks fantastic and can be done with a single stamp and some polish.
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This owl stamp seems to be a common trend for love and Valentine-themed sets. It looks cute and works really well with these light colorways.
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These cute little guys 🦉💕
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A subtle valentines look 💜🦉
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Hoo hoo 🦉 I love this blue 💙 plus the white background on the accent nail is fab.
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All hand-drawn and works well with this pink.
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How about adding a little bit of glitter?
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If the unique looking outline wasn’t enough, these rough drawn white hearts really stand out against the deep purple.
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Here’s a unique take. The matte grey with the owl nail art is a pretty big contrast to this glittery flecks.
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Notice that the darker matte pink matches the outline of the owl itself on this set. Fantastic look and hand-painted too.
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Looking like some Christmas nails with this set.
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I’m a big sucker for this design on a light blue. It just gives you a clear sky vibe and the branches spreading over different fingers is great. Also, a good example that the owls don’t need to match! The hand-painted birds are different on each hand.
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What’s that saying, two birds on the fingernails are worth one in the bush?
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This design is owl you need today.
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People are going to automatically assume you’re a hoot with this design.🦉
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Again, similar stamps to the first one we showed but the look is just so versatile.
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Autumnal Nails with hand-painted owls 🦉💙 The feathers in white and strips of silver is a nice touch but the v-French tips on the index are the real winner.
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I do hope this has given you some ideas for owl nail designs If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own owl nails and we’ll feature them here.

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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