24+ Best 4th Of July Nails Ideas You’ll Want to Try


Summertime is in full swing, which means one thing: the Fourth of July is right around the corner. And while we’re excited for beach vacations, dips in the pool, and BBQs, those of us who love a festive nail moment are looking forward to deciding what manicure we’ll be wearing when watching the fireworks go off most. So, in celebration of America’s Independence Day, we’ve scoured social media for the best patriotic nail designs that run the full gamut of red, white, and blue shades and stars and stripes styles. Whether you fancy mismatched French tips, abstract art, or lots of polka dots, you’ll find an option worthy of screenshotting below. Keep scrolling for our 24+ favorite nail designs for the Fourth of July.

All-Over White

If you want to keep it simple, go for an all-white look—it fits right in with whatever you’re wearing and is a classic look all summer long.

Blue Gingham and Cherries

When paired with a baby blue gingham print, these cherry nails get a very American picnic-like update. So adorable.

Classic Red French

You can never go wrong with a bold red French manicure (especially one that’s done in a sweet “V” shape).

Contrasting French

This look is so easy to DIY before your festive BBQ. Simply paint blue on one side and top it off with red on the other. Extend the end of one color a touch longer than the other and finish with a topcoat.

Glitter and Pinstripes

Shimmering periwinkle accent nails breathe life into the vintage-inspired blue, white, and red pinstripe print.

Glittery Fade

Remember what we said about glitter making everything more festive? For a real fireworks spectacle, throw a glitter overlay over the aforementioned red-and-blue ombré manicure.

Gold Star Appliques

Shine bright with these pink nails featuring gold star stickers, which feel celebratory long after the fireworks end.

Minimalist Moment

Rocking patriotic nails doesn’t have to be extravagant or overly kitschy. These negative space standouts are all the proof we need.

Mismatched Mani

Ride the mismatched manicure trend all through July with this adorable set of French nails. Try a different look on each nail, or if you fall in love with one design in particular, paint it on all five fingers.

Negative Space French

Navy tips lined by negative space and thin red lines make for a modern French design we can’t take our eyes off. Bonus: They’ll last you a long time, and thanks to the forgiving clear at the base, no one will be the wiser during the grow-out phase.

Patriotic Aura

Show off your true colors with a patriotic twist on the aura manicure trend. We’re obsessed with the way the red fades into the blue, creating a delicious plum shade.

Patriotic Patchwork

Like the pattern of a patriotic quilt, this design reimagines the classic checkerboard print for the 4th of July.

Petite Popsicles

It doesn’t matter if you call them Rocket popsicles or Firecracker pops. These icy summertime staples are a national treasure.

Polka Dot Print

Nothing screams classic Americana quite like an itty-bitty red and white polka dot print. This design is great for short nails, as you can modify the dot size to fit any length or shape.

Red and Blue French

Double up your French design with red and baby blue for a minimalist mani that pairs especially well with all-white outfits.

Red and White Triple Tips

If you prefer a festive Fourth of July nail look that’s just as stylish after the celebrations are over, look no further than this gorgeous triple French manicure.

Red Bandana Print

What could be more American than the wild wild West? Perhaps this cowgirl-worthy, bandana print Western-inspired manicure in a popping cherry red.

Red, White, and Blue Tie-Dye

How pretty are these patriotic water-marble nails? Learn how to create your own with our water-marble tutorial.

Reverse French Stars

A halo of shimmery gold star sequins placed at the cuticle in a reverse French style will never fail to be eye-catching.

Starry-Eyed French

Stars automatically have a patriotic feel, so you can pick whatever color you want for your Fourth of July manicure. This classic French base is oh-so chic.

Stars, Stripes, and Snacks

Summertime’s favorite fruit gets a spot among the classic stars and stripes with this perfectly kitschy-cute manicure.

Stripes and Space

You can rock a patriotic manicure without dousing your nails in white. Simply opt for a negative space French design like this striped option.

Subtle Stripes

This groovy swirl nail design sneakily incorporates orange and purple for a look that doesn’t read too patriotic once the fireworks are over.

Turquoise Trade

This turquoise swap proves that you can flaunt a patriotic nail look without royal blue. If you don’t believe us, take a peek at it.

White and Blue Daisies

Florals, but make it for the Fourth. If you want to inject even more festive energy into your mani, swap the white middle dots of the daisies for a bright red shade.



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