20 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.

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Courtesy Nailbees
Rose Accents

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

 

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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 to a glitter-ombre base.

 

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Courtesy So Nailicious
Delicate Daisies

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

 

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Burkatron
Artsy Buds

This Laura Ashley-inspired floral nail design would go perfect with a summery white dress. Use a super-pale pink like Essie's Minimalistic ($9, ) for a perfect contrast.

 

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Courtesy So Nailicious
Orange Bloom

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

 

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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 ($7, ) is a great choice.

 

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Lavender Stems

Sprout a few beautiful blooms from each of your nails with this gorgeous lavender design. Keep the background a super-pale purple, like Zoya Nail Polish in Marley ($10, ) 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 — all those colors can get messy!

 

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Flower Nail Art
Instagram/Bethsome
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 — form gorgeous flowers on your fingertips.

 

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Summer Violets

Pop a fresh coat of green on your nails — like Essie's Fashion Playground ($9, ) — then paint on delicate violets in varying shades for a gorgeous manicure that works for any spring or summer wedding.

 

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Flower Nail Art
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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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Flower Nail Art
Instagram/Paintboxnails
Minty Tips

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

 

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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 ($4, ).

 

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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 ($18, ) — 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 ($9, ).

 

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Flower Nail Art
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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 ($6, ).

 

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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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courtesy Divine Caroline
Tropical Brights

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

 

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Courtesy Paulina's Passions
Blush Daisies

If you love nude nail art, this pale pink and white flower design — created with Ella + Mila Nude Attitude ($11, ) is the perfect manicure to wear all season long.

 

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