Whether for the 4th of July or you just want to show some pride, these patriotic nail designs are awe-inspiring and unique. Versatile enough to highlight
your own style while standing out from the crowd and supporting your country.
We went through
thousands of patriotic nail designs from talented nail artists. Narrowing it down wasn’t easy, but we’ve got a little bit of something for every style.
Let’s start with something fab. The base is “American Dream,” which is very suitable for our theme. In addition, the firework nail art and flag strips are available online.
Looking for something classy and simple? This set is your jam. White french tips and red and blue squiggly lines match your humbly patriotic heart.
Your nails deserve to shine like the American flag! So go for this set if you want something that shimmers. Mind you; the silver stars are slayers!
You live in the land of the free because of the brave. Never forget that, and use this set of nails to always remember! Love the fancy french tips.
I love it when they photograph the nails up-close and explicit. You can distinctly see that these nails have a solid glitter base and sturdy nail stamps.
How do you like your stars? Filled in or plain outline? It doesn’t matter cause you can do both for this set. I’d probably do the outline drawing first, then the solid one.
Remember 9/11? It’s one of the saddest days in America. But, never forget how people sacrificed their lives; you can commemorate with the help of this nail design.
Here is a DIY set for all our nail art beginners out there. You don’t need stamps or other techs; just plain creativity is enough. It’s easy to draw swirls and stars.
I laughed at the artist’s comment: Patriotic, but make it Barbie. Indeed! Go girly and funky with this handpainted set of baby pink and powder blue nails.
These patriotic stamps french tips have a full nail version. You can choose to have them that way or simply imitate the one on the image.
Oh, I am definitely getting these nails. I love the gray base in dry polish; it perfectly balances gloss and matte. The stickers are cool, too!
How about trying these ombre nails? I can tell that they are painless to hand-paint, but press-on sets are available if you don’t have the time. Awesome!
Looking for a quick art that can complete your patriotic outfit? Here’s something relatively easy to apply. You can find these stamps in most online stores.
This is an easy one. The base is the same as the first entry, American Dream. The red and blue polish are part of the Patriotic Picnic set by Colorstreet.
A collab between patriotic and MCU themes… Captain America in red and blue color. You can have these stamps together with the other Avengers.
You can try a plaid design if you want your nails to look relatively straightforward. Then, add a glossy finish to let all the colors shine and shimmer.
I love how abstract and creative these dips are. Do you feel like saluting them? Go on; I won’t stop you. You might as well use them as your next inspiration, too.
How cute can these nails get?! And they are handpainted… isn’t that amazing? The stars are cute, but Uncle Sam’s hat and mustache are the real stars.
Glitter your nails all the way using this nail design as inspiration. The set is easy, and the colors aren’t that difficult to find. These are handpainted, you know.
Handpainted. I repeat, handpainted! How can the artist draw the stars and stripes so neatly? I mean, it’s a plain design, but still… it’s too clean!
As you can see, these dry nail polish strips are available online, and they are called “Paint Me Patriotic.” Good luck with finding these gems!
What’s more to ask for: broad red stripes, bright silver stars, and glamorous camouflage nail art? So get your hands on these patriotic strips and stickers now.
Is it just me, or do these nails really look sexy? Be patriotic with class! I love the shade of red and blue the artist used; they are so decent and satisfying.
Here’s another soldier-inspired set for your faithful and loyal heart. Honor our veterans through these nails, and give them some tribute. They deserve it.
It may not be obvious, but this is dedicated to our veterans who have selflessly sacrificed for the country. Aren’t they stunning? I am in love!
Which is your favorite? I love them all, but I’d pick the blue, red, and silver gradients. It’s so fascinating to look at. I also like the middle nail with a glitter tip.
Inspired by the American flag, this color combo is definitely a stunning slayer. Also, adding the silver foils was a great move since they made it more brilliant.
Squiggles never get out of style. So, if you want classic and old-school, go for this look. I know they are simple, but they undeniably look luxurious.
This is basically a mixture of most designs I already showed you. Some just glitter. I am in love with the camouflage design, really.
Stars and stripes were the inspiration for this. And although those aren’t stars (but dots), you can make them real stars. It’s an easy shape to draw, anyway.
I am totally grabbing this image for future reference. It’s gorgeous, especially those swirls that look like bandana designs. It’s matte, too!
How about representing the 50 states? Of course, that number won’t really fit on those nails, but you get the idea. It’s an excellent DIY concept.
If you’re not up for the American flag as a design, you can instead use flowers and dots or pollens. Follow the color pattern on these nails if you like.
I really love the veterans’ theme for these patriotic nails. There is a dramatic effect, but it’s beautiful. Check out this set with soldier boots, for example.
I am obsessed with the shade of blue the artist used. Aren’t these nails fabulous? It’s not every day you encounter crazy good french tips designs.
Those flakes are lovely! Are they not? You will need dips to achieve this look, and your final clear polish should be matte. I hope you like them!
Do you actually need a holiday to celebrate and honor the brave? These nails say no. Those stars and fireworks can rock even without a holiday.
Does it seem like they are sparkling? They should since they have a sparkle top coat. It looks easy to apply the sticker, so I might try this set next.
I got your back if you are looking for some red lovin’. These are perfect for those with short nails and those who like their design easy and neat.
Can you guess which one’s my favorite? I bet you and I are the same. Right! That design on the ring finger just nailed it. It’s tie-dye in its superb form!
If you have super short nails, you can go for this design. Look at the middle and ring fingernails. Aren’t those marbles extraordinary? They’re worthy.
Or are you perhaps a polka dot fanatic? This one has an excellent concept, too. It’s beautiful, especially knowing that they are all handpainted.
It doesn’t have to be just red, blue, and white; you can try mixing it up. For example, these nails have a white marble base; the patriotism can be seen on the flowers.
If you probably like press-on sets, you can buy this instead and simply stick them on DIY mode. I live the God Bless America design most, by the way.
These coffin nails know how to look so fabulous and elegant. I swear I will always be captivated by abstract lines in spider web inspiration.
What can you say about these stiletto nails? Spectacular, yes? Those swerved lines are too fantastic not to notice. Likewise, the matte red is just too fab.
Did I hear someone say incredibly simple? Oh, here you go! I know they are plain, but they are absolutely fantastic. Fight me with that!
I am so amused by that blue ombre. Are you not? It is so calming to look at. I feel like my anxieties are going away. I love the handpainted flag, too!
How about trying a unique look? Use black instead of a white base, and then fill it with fireworks stamps, and you will see how grand it can look.
You can go completely abstract and use foils to produce that work of art. The red, blue, and white colors are enough to tell that they are patriotic nails.
Here’s another one mixed with a bit of black. You have seen the base (gradient) in the examples above, but combining it with black could be splendid.
I’m loving the patriotic nail art trend and I think more of us should be rocking it year-round. There are some talented nail techs on display 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.
If you create a patriotic manicure yourself, let us see it! Send us a photo and if we feature it, we’ll cover your mani!