Are you looking to add some glitter to your next manicure? Gold is such a rich and elegant color to incorporate into your nail designs. Gold nail designs are such a stunning and totally eye catching way you can level up your manicures!
It’s basic human nature to love anything that glitters, right? And gold is the epitome of all the things we love about shiny things. It’s a rich, elegant and eye-catching color, a few qualities that you definitely wouldn’t be mad at on your next manicure.
If you’re trying to pick out your next nail look and you’re in the mood for something a little more elevated and elegant, yet still has little pop and shine – enough to be eye catching, then gold is such a stunning color to go for.
Gold nails are honestly so glamourous, the perfect nail color if you’re prepping for a high class event. But it’s also such a stunning, luxurious color to incorporate into your everyday style… It is such a versatile color and there are so many directions that you can go with your nail designs.
50+ Glamorous and Glittery Gold Nail Designs To TRY
1. Gold Striped Nail Tips
Cute, simple gold nail design in a zebra print. This definitely would be such a fun manicure to recreate especially given how trendy chrome designs have become, and this one is especially cute and fun.
2. Gold Chrome French Tip Almond Nails
Who doesn’t love a good old classic french tip nail design? You can switch up the design with gold tips to transform this type of manicure from basic to chic.
3. Gold Flake French Tip Nails
Gold flakes are such a brilliant way to level up any manicure. This set of almond nude nails look so much more glamorous with the gold flakes on the tips.
4. Glittery Gold Square Nails
A classic square shaped glittery gold nail. There is so much beauty in the simplicity of these nails. I mean the gold glitter polish is doing all the talking and it is only good things.
5. Glittery Nails with Gold Stripes
Gold chrome lines are such an easy way to add a touch of rich color and elegance to a manicure.
6. Chrome French Nails With Gold Flaked Ring Finger
Another version of the gold french nails, but this time with a chrome touch, and one of the fingers having gold flakes and the other being a solid gold. Mixing up a few nail designs in a manicure is such a fun way to switch it up and make your manicure more interesting.
7. Solid Gold Chrome Nails with French and Reverse French
There is just something so gorgeous about chrome nails and the beauty about chrome is that it pairs beautifully with gold nails.
8. Gold Swirl Nails
When it comes to gold nails designs, it makes so much sense to keep the designs minimal so that the gold can shine and this manicure does that to perfection.
9. Translucent Milky Nails with Gold Chrome
When it comes to getting you nails done, I always say; when in doubt throw on some swirls, you can’t go wrong.
10. Gold Leaf Nail Art
This little gold leaf design is simple and unique. Sometimes you don’t need to be doing too much to still get a manicure that is really gorgeous like this one.
11. Gold Flake Detail Nail Design
White and gold always work so well together! And like I said before, mixing and matching nail designs will always give you results that are going to be more interesting to look at than the original designs alone.
12. Zebra Print Gold Nails
This is such a stunning set of zebra print nails. If you need a fun and unique manicure then this is the one to try out…
13. Glittery Nude Nails
There are so many ways you can incorporate gold into any nail look, even this light brown/nude manicure looks absolutely gorgeous with some gold mixed in.
14. Gold Swirl French Nails
You can make a french tip nail design so much more interesting by using a swirly design instead of the typical arch.
15. Black and White Nails with Gold
This is totally such a beautiful and unique black and white nail design to try out if you want to incorporate a little gold into your nail look.
16. Gold Flaked Milky Nails
I’ve already said white and gold are a match made in heaven. Add some gold flakes to a milky white nail base for a glam and glitter manicure.
17. French Tip Nails with Gold
There is something about gold chrome french tip nail designs that are so glamorous.
18. Gold Detail Pink Ombre Nails
Like the manicure above, you can add steaks of gold chrome to your nails for an interesting pop of color.
19. Star Burst Nails
Such a cute manicure with a gorgeous nude base and some insanely cute star burst designs.
20. Gold Flame Nails
Flame nails are not new but they’ll always be cool. This simple gold version of the popular nail design is just so cool. Definitely a must try.
21. Almond French Nails
Gold almond french nails, they’re classy and they’re cute.
22. Swirl French Tips
Chunky drip nails have been so trendy lately so why not try the nail design in gold if it’s one you’ve been eyeing.
23. Gold Leaf Art Nails
This gold leaf nail design with an almond nude glitter base is so simple yet so cute to look at.
24. Gold Glitter with White Swirls
Before anything else, long square nails are such a vibe and with this gold design they pop off even more!
25. Gold Leafy Nail Art
This nail design is so cute and a great way to incorporate gold into your manicure.
26. White and Gold Nails
I have always been so obsessed with the rectangle french tip design, it’s always so much fun. And with a little glittery gold you can take the design to a whole other level.
27. Brown and Beige Glittery Nails
Who knew gold combined with brown shades could work so well?
28. Creamy Yellow Nails with Glitter
Yellow will always look good with gold, even in such a shade as pale as this one. This is such a cute and simple manicure with the two glittery middle fingers design.
29.Long Molten Gold Nails
This is another version of the trending chunky drip nail design in gold. The design looks so good with a coffin shaped nail as well.
30. Gold and Black Nails
Black and gold is a delicious combo. It gives off rich, elegant, classic.
31. White Nails with Gold Flakes
This is another way to mix in gold foil into your manicure. It’s so classy and elegant.
32.Glitter Nails with White Swirls
This almond nail set is literally so cute combining white and gold glitter swirls.
33. Nude Nails with Glitter
This is a simple set of nude nails with a little bit of white and gold mixed in. It is the perfect example of a simple manicure with a little flash.
34. Swirl Chrome French Tip Nails
These are really cute long almond nails with a gold chrome swirly tip. It’s a manicure that is different and fun.
35. Chrome Gold Nails
Need a manicure that is simple yet eye-catching, try these solid chrome gold nails. They’re so easy and elegant.
36. French Tip Nails
Get this classic manicure but in a cute combination of gold and pink instead of the classic white and pink.
37. Milky Gold Flaked Nails
I think you really can’t go wrong with the gold flakes nail trend, it is undeniable cute – a nail design that you gotta try out at least once.
38. White and Gold Flower Nail Art
There is nothing plain and simple about these nails, they’re really really pretty. They’re the kind of nail design you could do during the spring season just because of how pretty they are.
39. Gold Chrome Detail Nails
If you choose to fully embrace the gold, you can dream up some pretty good manicure ideas like the one above.
40. Red French Nails with Gold Swirls
It’s so clear that red and gold are a match made in heaven. Combining the two colors in the same manicure is so so good.
41. Gold Butterfly Nails
There are so many ways that you can experiment with this beautiful color and little butterflies nail art totally look good with gold.
42. Glittery Stilleto Nails
Stilleto mails are so fierce. And you combine this pierce mail shape with some gold designs and some gold glitter
43. Gold Chrome Swirl Side Nails
Transparent nail designs are always absolutely gorgeous especially when combined with a bit of gold like in the nail design above. The effect is feminine, simple and elegant.
44. Marble Nails with Gold Flakes
This is like a combination of two nail trends we all absolutely love. (The marble effect trend and the french border design.)
45. Glitter Nails with White and Black Detail
There are so many ways you can style a gold mail but I think the glitter versions have to be my favorite. There is just something so playful about glittery gold nails. And this manicure, it’s not all about the playful glitter, it has some really pretty black and white swirls combined with the gold to just transform this manicure unto something a little more.
46. Brown Glittery Nails
I think we have already seen how good gold looks combined with nude and brown shades. I mean do I even need to say more? I think these nails speak for themselves with how simple and cute they are.
47. Negative Space French Tips
Negative space french tip nails has been a trend that has been really gaining popularity lately. They are just so cute and interesting don’t you think? This is the simple gold version of that trend…
50. Gold Nails with Tortie Print Nails
Tortie print is getting really big right now and you can totally understand why! It just seems to work so well for nail art and nail designs!
51. Little Gold Leaf Nail Art Nails
This is totally a manicure you can see yourself wearing during fall. Aside from the gold leaf design, it’s got all the pretty fall aesthetic colors right? Which is not to say that you can’t wear this whenever, after all it’s a cute manicure.
52. Black and Nude Nails with Gold Flakes
Mixing black and nude nails and then throwing in some gold foil flakes makes for a surprisingly stunning manicure.
53. Gold Swirl Nude Nails
Almond nails are just the best and you cannot help but love this kind of manicure, right?
54. Raised Gold Details
Raised gold lines are definitely an interesting way to mix a bit of gold into your manicure. Definitely a nail design and trend that I’m not mad at.
55. Burnished Gold Chrome Nails
These dark, burnished gold looking nails are so pretty. A simple nail design to try out if you want a gold manicure but want to do something a little different.
When to Actually Do Gold Nails?
The beauty about gold nail designs is how simple, classy and elegant they can be. If that is the aesthetic you are going for for your next manicure then you can definitely rock them pretty much whenever. But to be fair, gold nails also definitely look especially good during the fall and also the festive season months.
For fall, gold nails fit right into the aesthetic of the season together with the burnt oranges and browns. And for the festive season, well it makes so much sense because golds paired with festive reds and greens work so so well!
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