Looking for a way to add some festive flair to your nails this St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve collected a
huge range of nail art ideas that are perfect for this celebration (and less likely to get you pinched). From simple designs that are easy to do at home to more elaborate styles that will require a little bit of extra work, we’ve got you covered. So whether you’re looking for a last-minute manicure idea or simply want to start planning ahead, these St. Patrick’s Day nails are sure to get you in the spirit!
Have fun and drink responsibly…
I don’t want to see your nail art chipped.
This set has everything you could need for your St Patrick’s day celebrations. The glittery green outsides are cute but (if you look closely) you can see some fantastic detail on the ring finger. The pot of gold actually has some shiny gold polish!
A fantastic brush on marble technique that just looks fantastic. Maybe not Irish themed but they look so good we have to count it.
Remember, the rule is you can get pinched if you don’t wear green. Green nails might not cut it so make sure you have an Irish twist like this.
This two French Tip design is pretty cute though. Your friends might let you get away with just some green if it looks this good.
A traditional “Kiss Me I’m Irish” design with a cute little leprechaun style as well.
If this design doesn’t give you the luck of the Irish, I don’t know what will. Some glittery almond nails would be cute enough but that golden Guinness symbol is just perfect.
Give me all the green polish. All of it.
A more minimalist approach with simple green French tips with some light gold highlighting. The little four-leaf clover pulls it all together nicely.
If longer stiletto nails are more your style, this nail set has you covered.
A single Leprechaun on glossy green background. You probably won’t need to explain what look you were going for with this.
Normally, I wouldn’t like just a simple green design for St Patrick’s day but this dip powder gave such a fantastic shade of light green I can’t help but include it.
Some fantastic St Patrick’s day nail stamps put to good use! I love the combination and the pinky tip matches the middle finger perfectly.
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.
A glittery Irish flag design? I’m just mad I didn’t think of this idea first.
What do you get if you take a green base, a four-leaf clover stamp and some gold polish? This fantastic design. And my eternal jealousy.
A fantastic idea. These green Ombre nails would work as St Patrick’s day nail art by itself but a few glittery clovers and you have yourself a look!
I don’t know where to start with this set. First of all, the Irish flag background colors and this unique hand-painted shamrock. Then we have the little heart-shaped rhinestones creating a 3D shamrock. This is my favorite so far.
A few gel polish bottles and a steady hand is all it took to create this design. I really like the idea of using the Irish flag colors as a background colorway.
Or how about putting the entire flag on one nail (with a bit of glitter for fun)?
A bit of a mixed design. Some minimalist shamrocks and plain green nails but the glossy rainbow design look great with these cute little stars!
This deisgn deserves a pot of gold. A stamping plate and a lot of different polishes were used to make this design but it’s guaranteed to stand out. Fantastic style.
Short almonds with a little bit of Irish pizazz!
A stunning mix of green to white Ombre style and little four-leaf clovers. A subtle bit of glitter seems to be a running theme in almost all of these St Patrick’s day nails.
Now, this is something unique. A single four-leaf clover with some shading would be unique enough but the thin golden outline really frames it perfectly. Such a unique idea and some incredible artwork.
If long acrylics and rhinestone nails are your thing, I might have a suggestion for you.
For something a little more subtle, you could try this. Darker green tones won’t get noticed in the office while keeping you on theme for the night out afterward.
I really like the white background and glittery dark green contrast.
Finally! I really wanted to see someone do this. Not only do we have the glittery green (I think it’s a rule at this point) but that Celtic design even has a four-leaf clover worked into it. I love it.
Another minimalist variation with thin green tips and just a little glittery gold.
A different take on the Celtic design but look closely at that middle finger. The shading for the shamrocks really makes them pop.
Long duo-tone coffin nails with some a simple Shamrock stamp. Sometimes less is more.
There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this design. The green lip stamp fits the St Patrick’s day vibe and the little rainbow is cute but I’m really digging the little gold highlight on the shamrock.
This is a great idea. A dark green emerald polish (with a little sparkle of course) and some foil to create a four-leaf clover on top. I love that they only did it on one nail.
When you’re in need of a lot of luck for the night, how about a whole lot of four-leaf clovers?
Taking the minimalist style to a whole other level. Thin white french tips with an incomplete shamrock. The only thing I’d maybe add is a little sparkle to the green.
The matte white background really makes the glittery green work. The darker shades in the clover really stand out as well.
Now that is a cute idea. Light green with a rainbow French tip. Genius.
This might be the first time we’ve seen silver on this entire list. Gold might be more traditional but the little trail of shamrocks is so cute I don’t even think anyone is looking at the colorway.
If this doesn’t highlight the wonder that is nail stamping, I don’t know what will. The gold, green and black matte is a perfect contrast. I think I just like everything about this design.
These short little almonds are cute enough but the tiny little stone in the middle of the shamrock just works for me. Fantastic look.
Another nail-stamped set. If you’re going to try something like this just be very careful with the lettering. You need to get it perfect when it’s this small.
Sticking with my less can be more motto on this one. A single four-leaf clover nail but with a little glitter this time.
Your nails would be your own personal lucky charm with this design on them. Similar to our very first example, there’s even a little gold sparkle on the pot of gold.
Another unique take. The only thing I’d maybe add to this design is a matte white rather than a nude background to make it look more like an Irish flag.
Feeling lucky? Some holographic green nails with a little four-leaf clover on the ring finger is a safe choice.
If you’re not wearing green nail art on St. Patrick’s Day, are you even allowed to drink? 💚
A cool subtle design with a matte finish. The heartbeat line is a nice touch.
Luck be a lady tonight… or at least on my nails!
I might not be Irish but I think trying this design gets me halfway there. A little rainbow on each finger and this different take on the pot of gold is a fantastic idea!
I do hope this has given you some ideas for nails for St Patrick’s Day If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your Irish nail designs and we’ll feature them here.
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