41 Creative St Patrick’s Day Nails You Will Love

St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Ireland and Irish culture. To help you get ready for the fun holiday, we have found 41 of the best St Patrick’s Day nail ideas. We have green nail art, lots of Shamrock designs and more. There are nails for everyone whether you’re new to creating art or are a total pro. You could even have some of the looks recreated at the nail salon. All the nails featured would look awesome for any St Patrick’s Day event.

1. St Patrick’s Day Glitter Nails

First up we have these glamorous glitter nails. Most of the nails are covered in green glitter while one nail has gold glitter, and another is white. We love this idea because it is super cute for St Patrick’s day but you could also wear the colors for different occasions. You could recreate a similar look or maybe just use green glitter.

St Patrick's Day Nails

Source: @cloud_nails

2. Glam Shamrock Nail Art

Shamrocks are symbols of Ireland. Our next idea features a glam shamrock design. Three of the nails are painted in a vibrant green, one nail is covered in gems and one nail has a small shamrock design. There are a few ways you could recreate nails like these. You could have all three designs or maybe just choose one you like. Either way, gems and shamrocks are perfect for a St Patrick’s day celebration.

Glam Shamrock Nail Art

Source: @nailsbybaileyj

3. Polka Dots and Shamrocks

Next, we have another cute shamrock design. Instead of just one shamrock, two of the nails have a repeat pattern. You could create this pattern with a stencil or with stickers. We love the colors used and like the use of polka dots as it gives the nails a unique look. For your nails, you could just have the shamrocks or have a go at the three different designs.

Polka Dots and Shamrocks

Source: @liliumzz

4. Green and Gold St Patrick’s Day Nails

Our next idea features a manicure that uses green, gold and white polishes. There are two accent nails with a shamrock and chevron design. Nails like these are perfect for the holiday, you could recreate these with or without the chevron design.

Green and Gold St Patrick's Day Nails

Source: @armstrongnails

5. Glitter Irish Green Nails

Green glitter is perfect for St Patrick’s day! These next nails use dark green glitter with one accent nail. The accent nail has a striped pattern and a small four-leaf clover. There are tutorials to help you with stripes, shamrocks and clovers so you could recreate this look at home. Nails like these will also look stylish after the celebrations because the clover design is subtle.

6. Real Clover Nails

Next, we have one of the coolest nail designs. These nails were created with shamrocks or clovers. The shamrocks were picked and pressed in a notebook for a few days until dry. Then they were placed onto the nails. This is a fun and unique idea!

7. Vibrant Green and Rainbow Nails

Looking for a statement making manicure? Then this next idea is for you. The nails are green with gold polka dots and there are also two rainbow accent nails. This nail art would look awesome for St Patrick’s day and beyond. It would suit any nail length too.

Vibrant Green and Rainbow St Patrick's Day Nails

Source: @armstrongnails

8. Green Lucky Clover Nails

Four leaf clovers are said to be good luck. So, give your nails the luck of the Irish with green clover nails like these. You can create nail art like this with stickers or stencils. Maybe even just create one similar nail as an accent nail and paint the rest green. Clover nails like these are perfect for St Patrick’s day.

Green Lucky Clover Nails

Source: @liliumzz

9. Stylish Clover Nail Design

Our next nail art is a way to celebrate St Patrick’s in style. These super cute nails have a very light green base coat with gold embellishments and two white clovers. You could recreate these nails with a clover stencil and you could even use gold gems. This design will suit all nail lengths.

Stylish Clover Nail Design

Source: @cocosnailss

10. Irish Shamrock Nails

If you like to experiment with different designs, then this next idea could be for you. Two nails have been painted in a stylish green, one is glitter gold and two of the nails have a shamrock design. You could use this manicure as inspiration to create so many different looks. Maybe recreate something similar or use each different design for your own unique St Patrick’s nail art.

11. Green Plaid and Clover Nail Design

Stylish plaid nails have had a St Patrick’s day makeover! The plaid has been painted with a gorgeous green color and there is one clover accent nail. There are so many tutorials online to help you create the plaid look. It is a great technique to learn because it looks great on nails all year round.

Green Plaid and Clover Nail Design

Source: @lifeisnails

12. Cute Clover Design

Our next design idea is super cute! The accent nail features a green clover design that is actually four hearts. You could recreate the clover design on a plain white nail or add in glitter dots like the ones featured. Hearts are also great to learn as they suit so many different occasions!

Cute Clover Nail Art Design

Source: @liliumzz

13. Lucky Clover Nail Art

If you like the lucky Irish theme, then this next nail idea is for you. One nail has a lucky me quote and the other nails have clover designs. This design is stylish, festive and will suit everyone. You could recreate something like this on long and short nails.

14. Sparkly Shamrock St Patrick’s Nails

Next, we have St Patrick’s nail art that is stylish and cute. Four of the nails have a green shamrock design and one nail is glittering gold. You could recreate a similar look with a stencil or freehand. Keep the accent nail for a glam look or give all the nails the shamrock design.

15. Leprechaun Nail Design

Leprechauns are part of Irish folklore, so it is no surprise that they inspire designs for St Patrick’s day. This manicure features an accent nail that looks like a leprechaun’s outfit, you can see the green top and belt. The accent nail is alongside a shamrock design and green nails. This is a fun and quirky nail art idea that will look super cool for any event.

Leprechaun Nail Design

Source: @kt_tk1

16. Three Leaf Shamrock and Glitter Nails

Looking for nail designs that are quite simple to do yourself? Then this next idea could be for you. The nails have been painted in different shades of green with a glitter and shamrock accent nail. You could recreate the whole look or to make it even easier by just using the green and gold glitter. This St Patrick’s look will suit all nail lengths.

17. Stripes and Shamrocks

You can add green to the nail designs you wear often to make them perfect for St Patrick’s day. This nail art idea features green and white stripes with shamrock accent nails. You could recreate the stripes and shamrocks or just use green stripes. The green stripes will help you celebrate the event in style.

Stripes and Shamrocks Nail Art Design

Source: @lifeisnails

18. Green Shamrock Nail Design

If you like your manicure to make a statement, this next idea could be for you. The nails have been painted a dark green and have two accent nails. One is silver glitter and one features a white shamrock outline. Nails like this would be quite simple to recreate and will suit anyone. You could recreate these with or without the glitter accent nail.

19. Glam St Patrick’s Day Nails

We have featured quite a few shamrock designs but our next nail art steps up the game! Instead of creating a simple green shamrock this artist has created a glamorous and glittering clover. Nail art like this will require patience and effort but the end result will be worth it!

Glam St Patrick's Day Nails

Source: @cloud_nails

20. Shamrock, Green and Gold Nail Designs

Our next St Patrick’s nail idea features a shamrock accent nail. We love this accent nail because it features green shamrocks and glittery ones, the combination is super cute! You could recreate this look as an accent nail or paint all your nails with the design.

Shamrock, Green and Gold Nail Designs

Source: @liliumzz

21. Cute Sparkly St Patrick’s Day Nails

Next on our list is this pretty pink St Patrick’s nail design. Some nails are painted in green glitter, one is pink with a green shamrock and there is also a polka dot nail. This idea is perfect for anyone who wants a vibrant and fun manicure for the celebrations. You could recreate a similar look with a different color to instead of pink.

22. Gold and Rainbows

Next, we have a cute nail idea that features a rainbow and gold design. So, for this, each nail is painted with rainbow stripes and gold sequins have been used to create a gold coin look. We love this and it is perfect for St Patrick’s Day. You can recreate this with a stencil or you can hand-paint the stripes. You can use gold sequins or nail polish for the gold too.

23. Bright Shamrock Design

The next nail idea is bold and fun. For this look, the nails are bright yellow with a green shamrock design. This nail idea is so easy to wear and its vibrant color makes a statement. A mani like this is perfect for any St Patrick’s Day celebrations. This look was created with Flormar full color nail enamel FC21 Source of Energy, Born Pretty Nirvana stamping polish and with a stamping plate and topcoat from Moyra Nail Polish and Stamping.

Bright Shamrock Nail Design

Source: @nbnailart

24. Rainbow Gradient St Patrick’s Day Nails

If the shamrocks and green designs are not really your thing, then why not choose a trendy rainbow look like this? Rainbows and gold are popular for this event so this mani would be perfect. Here we have a rainbow gradient. So, the nails start purple and end pink with all the colors of the rainbow in-between. It is such a fun and party ready look. This mani was crated with the China Glaze Electric Nights collection.

25. Lucky Nail Design

Next, we have another St Patrick’s Day mani inspired by luck. For this, all the nails are green and each one is either decorated with a shamrock, pot of gold or the word lucky. This is a unique nail design and the gold foil looks amazing on the pot of gold. You can buy gold foils online, the ones used for this nail art are available at Born Pretty store. A full list of the nail varnishes used is also available on the page below.

26. Green Nails with Rainbow Stripes and Clovers

This nail art combines some of the most popular Irish themes. Some nails are green, one nail has a green clover pattern, the next has rainbow stripes and finally one nail is covered in gold. A mani like this is perfect for those who want unique, bold and fun nails. Recreate the whole look or just try one or of the two designs. Sally Hansen nail polishes were used to created this mani.

27. Glam Nail Design for St Patrick’s Day

Maybe you’re looking for a more glam mani for St Patrick’s Day? If so, this could be perfect for you. These nails all have a different design most are sparkly and one nail is dark green with silver foil art. We love this because of all the different green shades and the sparkle looks amazing too. Nails like these are great if you are going out for a night on the town to celebrate.

28. Fun Leprechaun Nail Idea

Leprechauns are another popular design for St Patrick’s Day. This mani features some plain green nails, one sparkly nail and the other two have Leprechaun nail art. One is the outfit while the other has the face. It is a fun and cute design. You can find easy to follow Leprechaun nail tutorials online.

29. Cute Green Glitter Nails

Want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day but don’t want nails that are too over the top? Then you need to check out this mani. For this look, short nails are all painted in a sparkly green color. These nails are easy to wear and easy to create. All you will need is a glittery green polish and you can use this on any nail length and shape.

Cute Green Glitter Nails

Source: @karenlovespolish

30. Gold Glitter and a Clover

Next, we have a cute and stylish nail idea to show you. Some nails are simply green, one nail is white with a green shamrock and the last nail is sparkly. We love the colors and the subtle clover. You could even wear this mani after the event is over because the colors will look great after St Patrick’s Day. This mani was created with Essie First Timer and Coconut Cove, Different Dimension Banjo Bling and thebasecoat Clover Stencils.

31. Stunning St Patrick’s Day Nails

The next nail idea is stunning. Some of the nails have Celtic art, one has a shamrock and the other nails have a glam green rhinestone design. We love how some popular themes have been mixed with more traditional Irish art. This is a beautiful look and it will suit any event from celebrations with the family to a party.

Stunning St Patrick's Day Nails

Source: @milunatas

32. Pot of Gold Nail Design

Next, we have another pot of gold design. This time, some nails are different shades of green and one nail on each hand also has a pot of gold with a rainbow. It is a fun and unique look. This shows another way to use gold sequins like the ones featured earlier too. The nail art was created with glitter from Wildflowers Nail Academy and there is also a full list of polishes on the Instagram link below.

Pot of Gold Nail Design

Source: @getnailedbyriss

33. Clovers and Sparkles

Love the shamrock nails with a little sparkle? If so, you need to check this out. One nail is light green, one is dark green with sparkly sequins and the other nails are nude with a green clover design. This is a chic mani because of the different green colors and it celebrates the fun occasion too. Nail art like this will also look amazing on longer nails.

34. Sparkly St Patrick’s Nails

The next nail design is another sparkly one. This time the nails are glittery green except for one. The accent nail is white with a sparkly shamrock. It is a beautiful St Patrick’s Day mani and it will suit everyone. This is quite simple to recreate. You will need a green glitter polish, white nail polish and a clover nail stencil.

35. Fun Rainbow Nail Design

If you are looking for a more unique St Patrick’s Day mani, then this could be perfect for you. For this look, a cute rainbow has been created towards the top end of the nail. The rest of the nail is nude and subtle glitter has been added over the top to. This is a fun and bold way to wear the rainbow nail art. You can hand-paint a rainbow like this or you can use nail tape. Recreate this look or add a gold accent nail, that would be awesome.

36. Rainbow, Gold and Shamrocks

Next, we have another version of the gold, shamrocks and rainbow design. For this look, one nail is green, one is white with a rainbow and pot of gold while the others are white with clovers. It is a classic St Patrick’s Day mani and it is a great way to show you’re celebrating. The rainbow nail will have to be hand-painted, so make sure you practice and use a thin brush. You can find rainbow and pot of gold nail tutorials online.

37. Nude Nails with Green Glitter Tips

Maybe all the rainbows and clovers are a bit over the top for you… if so, this could be perfect. Here we have nude nails with glitter green tips. This is a chic and elegant look that will suit everyone. You can wear this mani after St Patrick’s Day too because it will look stylish all year round. You can recreate this or go for an even smaller and subtler green tip design.

38. Cute Rainbow St Patrick’s Day Nails

This next nail design is one of our favorites. The first nail has a shamrock, the next nails all have rainbow stripes and the last one has a pot of gold. We love this because when the fingers are together, the rainbow art connects and completes to make a full rainbow. It is a clever, cute and fun idea.

Cute Rainbow Nails

Source: @lemoney2

39. Beautiful Celtic Nail Design

If all the bright colors are not really for you, then take a look at this. This is another unique St Patrick’s Day mani idea. All of the nails are long and are painted black. Some nails have a sprinkle of green glitter while the others have a Celtic cross design. This is a stunning mani and it celebrates Ireland in a beautiful way. You can buy Celtic nail stickers online.

Beautiful Celtic Nail Design

Source: @livgordon1

40. Luck of the Irish Nails

Bring the luck of the Irish to your nails with this cute mani. Some nails are simply green while the others have nail art inspired by luck. One has the word luck with a shamrock while the other is white with clovers and gold horseshoes. It is a fun design. You can see what products were used and view a tutorial on the nail artist’s page. Just click the link below.

41. Gold Glitter St Patrick’s Day Nails

Next, we have another sparkly design. This time the nails are nude with gold glitter tips. The nails are finished off with a pretty green clover. This nail art is so glam and it is perfect for celebrations. We think the art would look amazing on longer nails such as stiletto or coffin nails. You can recreate this or use a subtler gold. Either way, your nails will be fabulous.

We hope you have been inspired by our St Patrick’s day nails!

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