Polka dot nails are a fun and easy way to add personality to your look. It’s a versatile way of highlighting your own unique look in a fun and unique way. Whether you’re going for a trendy or retro vibe, these nails will definitely get noticed.
After going through
thousands of different styles, designs and colorways we collected our favorites to serve as inspiration. Whether you want to create this design yourself or you want some inspiration for your nail tech, we have you covered.
First off, we have this polka dot nail art coming in different colors. I really like all the shades that our artist used, and how she mixed them with white to emphasize the ombre effect.
Unlike our first one, the different colors in this set were mixed on all the nails. I also like the shades used as they are very vibrant and dynamic. They literally give me the rainbow vibes.
This is one of my favorite shades of pink. I think it’s subtle and relaxing, although it is quite bright. The ombre effect, yet again, and the white polka dots made it more outstanding.
How about some ocean waves vibe to get you ready for the beach? Summer is coming and you have to get your nails prepared for all the lovely summer nail arts out there!
Polka dots in rainbow colors are sure to go well with white. Nothing can ever go wrong if you choose white (or black) as your polish base.
Is green perhaps your color? You are in for a treat with these wonderful nails. I really admire how some people can manage to make their nails this long without resorting to Polygel.
Like what I said earlier, it will never go wrong with black. Even if you match it with another dark color (grey, in this case), you still get amazing results.
White polka dots in a lovely purple shade. I am so in love with that bunny silhouette.
Does this give you some retro vibes from the ’80s? I feel like dancing into Boogie while wearing these nails.
Some pastel colors to complement your white polka dots. Go have them while they are still perfect for the spring season.
How adorable can that bunny get? I might go and have these nails on my hands. It’s the bunny’s fault. If the polka dot look wasn’t cute enough, a little 3D nail art as an accent is just perfect.
Bees are cute when they behave so well, just like in this bee nail art that I’d definitely add to my list. I am a fan of black and yellow so this design is ultimately a hit for me.
These nails from Etsy are most suitable for our friends who don’t like flashy things. They look so neat and classy, perfect for minimalist friends.
Another rainbow-inspired polka dot nail design. Is it just me or do the polka dots look like they are forming constellations?
Here’s an unusual style of polka dots. It’s dots, on dots, on dots, on dots. Get what I mean? I love them, actually. They look like this game I played when I was young. I forgot the name of the game, though.
Pink polka dots with a touch of Cherry Blossoms nail art on a cold, windy Japanese skyline. Did that play vividly in your imagination?
I love the mixture of autumn colors on these nails. I’m gonna save them for the fall season.
Black and yellow combo for those with stiletto nails, y’all. I love the flower stamps, they are perfect for a bright and sunny spring.
If you are looking for something to get you ready for Christmas, here’s one. Red, white, and green polka dots that match well with any outfit you plan to wear.
These funky and groovy nails are freehand and all-natural. No extensions, no polyglels. Wow, right?! I love the color shades, by the way.
Have you thought of or found a unique design you can use for Easter Sunday? Take a look at these adorable handmade bunnies. Put some silver polka dots for extra effect.
Pink polka dots done in two styles. I like the curved ones better.
Some sweet polka dots to match your sunflower nails. Don’t you just love the natural yellow color of sunflower nails?
Planning to dress as Minnie Mouse? These nails are the most suitable to wear! I almost forgot that Minnie Mouse actually represents polka dots!
Do you like Honeycrisp apples, too, like the designer? Here’s one for your nail satisfaction. I love the shade of apple green she used for this manicure.
Not exactly my cup of tea, but here is something for those who like it extravagant and spectacular. The pearls did the trick.
Did you know that tulips symbolize deep, unconditional love? I didn’t. But I know now why my mom loves tulips. Sprinkle some love on your fingernails with these tulips and polka dots designs.
Can’t really say that those are polka dots, but I think we can consider them. I love the mandala flower, by the way. Or is that a snowflake?
Small circle, small circle, big circle! These polka dots that are designed to form tiny adorable flowers are what you need to make your nails look lively and cheerful.
Minnie mouse polka dot ribbon inspiration for your french tips, girls. They are sooo pretty.
Ooh, midnight blue. This is one of my favorite shades of blue. It looks so good with diamond glitters and black polka dots.
Hello there, Disney babies! I am a Disney baby myself so this was an easy pick. It’s a reflex, you know what I mean?
Yellow floral nails with dark yellow polka dots for those who like brilliant and blazing nails. These nails will go well with a bright and lovely yellow dress.
Black is sexy and that’s a fact. So, here’s some polka dot inspiration for those who like it seductive, hot, and tempting.
I love how they made use of the polka dots to look like flower petals. These hot pink and black flower nails look so gorgeous.
Hmm, here’s to those who like their polka dots in big sizes. Let’s get it popping with these black and white nail art.
Ah, probably the cleanest and simplest design you will find on this list. These nails are all-natural, no chemicals included. I just love the simplicity of it all.
I am digging those sage green and plum colors she used for the polka dots. More so, I love the placement and overlay. This nail set is definitely on my list.
What’s your favorite fruit? She seems to love watermelon. You can change the watermelon drawing into what your favorite is if you want to imitate this design.
I picked this because I like how one polka dot is overshadowed by another. It’s something new and frenzy.
Neon polka dots over a black base. You can definitely do this in DIY mode.
Here’s another polka dot overlay, except that the shadows are black. It gives the whole design a 2D effect.
Inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to wear these green polka dots nails for some luck and love.
Some delightful and adorable decals if you want to wear something youthful. The baby pink base complements the whole design. I like the extra little cherry nail design with minimalist shapes.
Looks like a graffiti design to me, except that the vandals are polka dots instead of free speech. These nails are so full of life and energy!
Oh, these nails are making me hungry. I am drooling. I’ll probably have some quail eggs for snack time later.
Polka dots in sweater nails version. Ooh, what a clash! I love these neon colors, they are making me feel so vigorous.
I bet you won’t notice it at first glance, but these polka dots are patterned differently. The index is in a vertical line; the pinky is horizontal. The middle is diagonal; the ring is circular. Cool, right?!
I do hope this has given you some ideas for polka dot nail art If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own design and we’ll feature them here.
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