45+ Sunset Nail Design Ideas for 2022

A collection of stunning sunset nail ideas to give you some inspiration for your own design or, if you see something you like enough, copy for yourself. An incredibly unique look and one you can twist to suit your own personal brand.

Every day, we witness a natural phenomenon that never fails to take our breath away. Whether we’re on the beach or peering out of a window, when the sun dips below the horizon, the sky is ablaze with an array of colors. Capturing this beauty on our nails is a great way to show our admiration for this everyday miracle. With just a few simple steps, you can create your very own sunset nails. So grab your polish and get started!

sunset nail design ideas
Handpainted acrylics to start with. A collection of stunning skylines with the sun at various heights but some definite sunset vibes on some of them. With the detail on the plants and the combination of colors deserves to be at the top of the list.
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These originally made the palm tree nails list but the deep purple sky mixed with the low sun spread over two nails is just too good. It suits here better and I’m in love with that dark deep purple. It looks like a little glitter was used at the top for the stars in the sky.
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These cute sunset nails have a bit more of a playful style. The sun is going down but still has a nice bright yellow and I’m loving the beach vibes and the shade change on the water.
sunset nail designs
Started with a white base and sponged on the pink-orange-yellow gradient. Then an eyeshadow sponge applicator to create the white clouds, after that I stamped on the palm trees and the hammock images using a black stamping polish. Finished with matte topcoat! Loving the red sky and the little hammock.
sunset nail polish design
Remember, you don’t need to do the same design on every finger.
sunset nail polish design
Oh wow do I love this idea. Rather than having the sun itself, this is a more subtle take using an Ombre style which simply suggests the sundown at the bottom of the nails. The silhouette of the trees really works here.
sunset nails
The matte backgrounds here are just fantastic looking. Here we’ve got more of a desert theme to these nails and I’m loving it.
sunset nails
Another example of sunset ombré nails. A few stones on the ring finger with a solid color as well.
sunset nail polish design
These ombre nails have a similar colorway but don’t expressly say sundown. If you wanted to go with the shades but maybe something more solemn this is a good way to go. The glittery pink is a playful combination.
sunset nail designs
With neon pigment powders and yin & yang nail art brushes, we’ve got an almost rainbow-style sunset here. There’s so much color variation between the sky and the water I just love them.
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This set is a darker take on the style and we’re bordering on royal blue Ombre nails. The lighter blue at the bottom gives a later take on sunset and the black french tip really works with the darker style.
sunset nail polish design
Acrylic overlays with a cool colorway giving a sunset vibe.
sunset nail designs
I think the pattern we’re seeing here is any Ombre nails ending in a yellow – it pretty much looks like a sunset nail design. Subtle but fun. I really like this.
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A single nail but it really works with this colorway and the deep glittery purple nail looks great.
sunset nail design ideas
This unique take goes from the cuticle instead of the tip and the peach shade is unique but really works. I’m maybe not as big a fan of the stark black nail in this set but I can really dig the idea.
sunset nail designs
A very detailed set here. You might want to zoom in to really appreciate the level of detail on this nail art.
sunset nail design
Bright Summer sunset nails, Handpainted and I love the thin black frame to the entire nail as it really highlights the rest of the design.
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Gel sunset nails that took about 2.5 hours. I like the colorway staying on theme here and the little stars on the ring finger.
sunset nail design ideas
These acrylic’s are fantastic and the shade absolutely says sundown.
sunset nail designs
Stick on Ombre nails.
sunset nails
I think this is the first time we’ve seen solid yellow nails on this list. The purple tip on one nail still gives us the sunset style but I’m not a huge fan of the purple glitter nail personally.
sunset nail design ideas
So technically these are Lion King nails. BUT they do that that sunset vibe with the dark orange and they’re just so fantastic I needed a reason to share them.
sunset nail designs
Some yellow acrylic coffin nails give the sunset design by just shifting yellow shades.
sunset nail designs
Some fall shades and stamps add leaves which is a cool take. I like the hint of a dark purple sky at the top.
sunset nails
Sunrises nowadays are looking a lot like this. These darker blue sky nails are just fantastic looking. If you made it this far through the list, you deserve to see them.
sunset nails
In contrast, this nail set is much brighter and you can see the sun behind the trees on the ring finger.
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These Ombre’s have an almost watercolor look to them.
sunset nail art
The second desert style on the list and most of them have a dark sky behind them (but they’re still fantastic). Look at the colorway on the thumbnail though.
sunset nails
I really like this idea of having the side of the nails hint at the sunlight and not just the tip. Especially if you like the stiletto style this is a great idea.
sunset nail design ideas
sunset nail design ideas
Hand-painted acrylic nails with some incredible detail. I’m always a sucker for adding a unique look to each finger.
sunset nail designs
Sunset made with custom mixed color acrylics & scenery freehand painted. Almond nails are cute enough but this tree spreading over 6 fingers are fantastic.
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Bit more of a unique take here.
sunset nail polish design
Red rock mountain-scape 🏜 and we’re back to that matte style here. I love it.
sunset nail design ideas
Landscape design 🌄 Again, spreading a design over the entire set is fantastic and normally I wouldn’t like nails this dark but the mountain line is lovely and the detail on that sun is to die for <3.
sunset nail art
Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn. Hand drawn using details brushes and a slightly different design for each finger.
sunset nail design ideas
sunset nail art
Another take on the Ombre idea, the yellow at the top suggests an earlier sunset and the deep purple tips are great looking.
sunset nail art
If you wanted something a bit more glammed up this set has a few small stones on the index finger and this fantastic swirly glittery look on the middle two.
sunset nails
I really like this one, done using normal nail varnish, freehand and the artist did it on their own nails. The only mistake I can see here is they didn’t do it on mine first. The colorway of the clouds is fantastic.
sunset nail art
Another desert-style take but rather than the dark matte look, this set has some glittery take with a transparent top and dark black tips.
sunset nail designs
Another yellow and orange Ombre style but this time with a little glitter added.
sunset nail polish design

If you’re looking for a nail set that is unique, stylish, and can be worn year-round with any wardrobe style then look no further! We have compiled this list of some of the most popular sunset nails on Pinterest to help you find your perfect match. You could also take inspiration from these styles or create your own version by mixing different colors together. Have fun experimenting with new colors and designs to see which ones suit you best! And don’t forget to tag us in your results so we can feature them on our blog too!

I do hope this has given you some ideas for sunset nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your sunset nail design 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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