25 Super Pretty Floral Nail Designs

Who needs a green thumb when you've got petals on your fingers?


Because everybody loves flowers, these gorgeous nail art designs are perennial. Whether done freehand with a brush or with the help of stamps, a floral effect is surprisingly easy — and always lovely. Find one that matches the season, the latest trends, or just your mood.

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Delicate Daisies

Talk about pretty! The reversed accent nail gives this pastel manicure a gorgeous yet subtle twist.

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Tiny Dried Petals

Instead of painting on flowers, why not apply actual petals? In this Ipsy manicure, nail artist Kristin Gardner attached tiny dried blooms to a glitter-ombre base.

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Rose Accents

Not ready to take the full floral plunge? Steal inspiration from your favorite blue china and decorate an accent nail or two with delicate roses. This nail artist topped hers off with pearl beads.

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Artsy Buds

This Laura Ashley-inspired floral nail design would be perfect with a summery white dress. Use a super-pale pink like Essie's Minimalistic for a striking contrast.

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Orange Bloom

Perfect for the beach, this two-tone nail design will make you feel ready for warm weather in a snap. Get the Hawaiian-inspired look by using a thin nail art brush.

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Being Genevieve
White Daisies

Nothing says "spring" quite like a bunch of daisies. Make them pop with a bright blue or base underneath. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in In Prompt Blue is a great choice.

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Lavender Stems

Sprout a beautiful blooms from each of your nails with this gorgeous lavender design. Keep the background pastel, like to give it a delicate feel, or swap it out for a bright shade on bolder days.

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Orchid Bursts

If you want a design that will really stand out, give this gorgeous fuchsia, white, and yellow pattern a go. Just make sure to clean up the edges with an orange stick — all those colors can get messy!

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Tiny Bouquets

For this one, you'll need a steady hand and a lot of patience. But these teeny tiny dotted patterns — created with a dotting tool — form gorgeous flowers on your fingertips.

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Summer Violets

Pop a fresh coat of green on your nails — like — then paint on delicate violets in varying shades for a gorgeous manicure that works for any spring or summer wedding.

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Turquoise Blossoms

The cool thing about nail art is that by switching it up just a little bit, it can change your whole look. Rather than placing flowers directly in the center, pop them towards one edge — just that teensy change gives them a unique touch.

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Minty Tips

Mint, a beloved summery pastel hue, gets a modern update with negative space nail art and a matte finish.

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Vintage Flowers

Take inspiration from antique furniture with this bright, sweet flower pattern. We especially love the pop of bright pink done with China Glaze Make an Entrance.

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Red, Red Roses

Not all floral nail art has to be bright — you can go dark with your mani, too. Try using romantic shades like deep scarlet — we love JINsoon's Audacity — and vivid gold.

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Bridal Turquoise

Fittingly called "Something Blue," this delicate turquoise design goes perfectly with any wedding gown, no matter the season.

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Bold Daisies

Give your fingertips a candy-like look with cute daisies and dots in bright, bold shades such as teal, coral — we recommend Essie's California Coral.

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Neon Petals

Take your nails back to into the '70s with this funky neon design. Simply swap out your typical pastel spring shades for vivid turquoise, shocking pink, and wild purple, like China Glaze Purple Panic.

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Paulina's Passions
Mini Roses

Show your love for all things floral with this gorgeous manicure, complete with a rose heart. Use varying flower patterns from nail to nail for a fresh effect.

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Tropical Brights

Headed on vacation? Opt for brighter blossoms against a white background, like in this manicure. For a less bold take, use the same technique but with pastel polish instead of neons.

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Blush Daisies

If you love nude nail art, this pale pink and white flower design — created with is the perfect manicure to wear all season long.

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Betina Goldstein
Multicolored Blooms

These alternating floral designs were inspired by the Mara Hoffman swimsuit line. With purple and pink florals peaking out of the nail bed, this look is both understated and unique.

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Sabrina Sutton
Nude Bouquets

This vibrant design makes the subtle nude background anything but boring. With an accented ring finger, it's on-trend and good, clean fun.

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Gemma Kerr
Daisy Dots

There's nothing mellow about this yellow-and-daisy combination. Two fingers are covered in dot-decorated flowers and the other three are painted with a bright color similar to OPI's I Just Can't Cope-acabana.

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Sunflower Sections

With various angles of sunflowers featured on each nail, this crafty style packs whimsy and a pop of color on all ten fingers.

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Liz Henson
Forest Florals

Just because it has a matte finish doesn't mean your nail design can't shine. These forest green nails are decorated with delicate flowers and leaves, and they're perfect for that tricky summer to fall transition.

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