61 Adorable Valentine’s Day Nail Designs to Match Any V-Day Look!

a collage of cute red and pink simple Valentines Day nails with heart nail art designs

It’s officially the season of love, and we’ve rounded up the cutest Valentine’s Day nails and nail art designs that will have everyone swooning! Whether you’re a Vday superfan or you just love any excuse to rock a new mani, these nail ideas are the perfect way to infuse your February with a little love — in the form of hot pink, bright red, and alllll the love hearts.

But don’t worry, these aren’t the overly sweet Valentines nail designs of your childhood. Instead, we’re focusing on rad nail ideas that will still look cool after Valentine’s Day, from simple Vday nail art to classic red styles (and even a black mani or two!).

So break out the candy hearts and prepare to fall in love with these cute Valentine’s Day — and Galentine’s Day — nail ideas!

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simple dark red french tip Valentines Day nail designs with cute light pink bow nail art with a 3D pearl accent
cute Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @pop_polished

While love hearts are a Valentine’s Day nail art classic, we’re also seeing tons of other unique nail designs trending for Vday 2024. First on our list: bows. Our current obsession (for nails and fashion!), dainty bows ooze the sweet, romantic vibes that Valentine’s Day is known for — without entering full Cupid territory.

Another trendy nail design this Valentine’s Day? Bright and bold colors, with red and pink nails taking center stage. From red French tips to rad color-blocked designs, brighter is definitely better for Vday 2024. After all, what better way to beat the cold weather blues than with the classic colors of love?! Which brings us to our next FAQ…

What are the best polish colors for Valentine’s Day Nails?

simple glittery Valentines Day nails with pink polish colors and holographic heart art designs
pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas: Hey Great Nails

When it comes to the best nail polish colors for Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with the Cupid-approved classics: red and pink. A red mani will always be a timeless and sexy look, especially for Vday — it is the color of love and passion, after all. And for something a little sweeter, Barbie pink is a no-brainer…and a Galentine’s Day essential!

Not a fan of a lovey dovey color palette? Give your Vday mani a modern twist with dreamy white designs or shimmery metallics (another major trend for 2024!). And for anyone celebrating anti-Valentine’s Day, we also love a black manicure for February 14th. It’s edgy, it’s unexpected, and it’s seriously cool.

P.S. In addition to classic pink and red designs, we’ve included an entire section of black Valentine’s Day nail ideas at the bottom of this article!

The Must-Have Nail Tools to Create the Dreamiest Valentine’s Day Nails At Home

almond shaped cute Valentines Day nails with pink and red french tip designs and mini heart nail art
heart Valentine’s Day nail art: @bycheznails

Celebrate the day of love with a little self-love — aka, DIYing your Valentine’s Day nails at home! If you want to create your dream nail design at home this year, here are the must-have tools to get you started.

  • Nail art brushes and dotting tools: Small brushes and dotting tools make it easy to DIY dainty Valentine’s Day nail art, ultra-clean lines, and swoon-worthy heart designs. In other words, they’re a must for any nail art lover!
  • Nail art stencils: Not super artistic? No prob. With nail art stencils, all you have to do is paint within the lines to create perfect French tips, geometric shapes, and romantic Valentine’s Day nails designs (aka, hearts, hearts, and more hearts!).
  • Nail sponges: Ombré nail designs are trending for 2024, and they’re also a dreamy look for Valentine’s Day. Achieve the perfect pink-to-red blend with nail art sponges, which are designed to create ultra-smooth gradients.
  • Shimmery nail powder: Take your Valentine’s Day nails to the next level with a chrome or metallic finish! This shimmery trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and mirored nail powder is the ultimate way to get the look at home.

And of course, your nails go beyond the actual nail art — cuticle oil and hand care are also essentials for your Valentine’s Day mani ideas and beyond!

imageNow for the main event: our favorite Valentine’s Day nail ideas! We’ve rounded up the most swoon-worthy nails for your most swoon-worthy Vday yet, from sexy red designs to pretty pink nail art. Let’s get into it!

The Best Cute and Simple Valentine’s Day Nails and Design Ideas

cute simple light pink Valentines Day nails
simple Valentine’s Day nail ideas: Kelsey Klos

When you want to rock a Valentine’s Day look without feeling like a walking Valentine, these cute and simple Vday nail ideas are your perfect love match. From heart-adorned nail art to color palettes straight out of a rom-com, we’ve rounded up the best designs for the day of love.

And as a bonus, all of these simple Vday nails can easily be DIYed at home — and we’ve included a few tips and tricks to help you make them your own. Prepare to fall in love!

1. Simple French Tip Valentine’s Day Nails

almond shaped white french tip simple Valentines Day nails with a cute red heart nail art accent design

photo: Claws By Chole

These adorable Valentine’s Day nails have us totally lovestruck! If you’re a French manicure loyalist, this simple design is the cutest way to add a little romance to your nails. Just pop a dainty red heart at the base of your ring finger for an on-theme manicure you can rock all February long.

P.S. These mini heart decals are perfect if you want to DIY this look at home!

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2. Red Hot Valentine’s Day Nails

almond shaped simple cherry red Valentines Day nail ideas

photo: @MD_ongles

Turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day with these red hot nails! There’s nothing more classic (or sexy) than a simple red manicure, and these beauties are proof. Go bold with a bright cherry red shade, then finish the look with a glossy top coat for extra oomph. Best paired with your spiciest red ‘fit!

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woman wearing a romantic ruffle off-the-shoulder midi dress and holding a rose

Looking for the perfect ‘fit to match your cute Valentine’s Day nails? Don’t miss our list of swoon-worthy Vday outfit ideas!

3. Cute + Simple Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Nail Art

square shaped light pink simple Valentines Day nails with cute heart nail art designs

photo: @lusciousnailsnbeauty

When you want something romantic without entering cringe territory, look no further than this simple Valentine’s Day nail art. We love love love the barely there pink hearts on each finger, especially combined with the neutral light pink base.

It’s festive, but not over the top — perfect no matter your Vday plans!

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4. Simple Color-Block Valentine’s Day Nails

simple Valentines Day nails with cute pink and red color-blocked designs

photo: @Nails.Bab

Can’t decide between red or pink for your Valentine’s Day nails? Why not do both?! This nail design is a modern take on Vday nails, with the ultimate pink and red color-blocked pattern.

Plus, it’s super easy to DIY! Start by painting your nails with a pink base coat, then add striping tape down the center of each (dry) nail. Paint one third red, remove the tape, and voilá: you have the perfect simple and sleek Valentine’s manicure.

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5. Simple Blue Bow Valentine’s Day Nail Design

short and simple milky white Valentines Day nails with cute blue bow outline designs

photo: Aprils.Nailz

No, we can’t get enough of the bow trend, and yes, we definitely plan on incorporating it into our Valentine’s Day nails! If classic heart designs aren’t your jam, this bow nail art is the cutest on-trend alternative.

Make it pop with gorgeous blue polish and style it with a matching blue hair bow for date night or Galentine’s dinner. OBSESSED.

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6. Cute Valentine’s Day Nails With Red Heart Shaped Nail Art Tips

cute and simple Valentines Day nails with glitter red heart shaped tips

photo: @bycheznails

Calling all hopeless romantics! Wear your heart on your sleeve this Valentine’s Day (or should we say your nails?) with this ultra-romantic design. We love how the glittery red tips are designed to look like little hearts — so cute!!

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7. Shimmery Pink Skittle Valentine’s Day Nails

simple Valentines Day nails with a light pink skittle design and a shimmery glazed finish

photo: Nails By Asln

When it comes to simple nail ideas, there’s nothing better than a chic skittle design — and this cute pink one is SO perfect for Valentine’s Day! Simple, but definitely not boring, it combines multiple different shades of light pink for the cutest feminine look.

And that shimmery glazed finish? Perfection.

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8. Simple White Heart Valentine’s Day Nail Art

cute nude simple Valentines Day nails with small white heart nail art designs

photo: @marielouduvillier

If red and pink feel a little TOO sweet for your style this Valentine’s Day, skip the bright hues and opt for this white design instead! It’s the ultimate minimalist mani with a chic romantic twist.

We’re especially digging that nude base coat — it’s like an elevated version of your natural nails. Super on-trend for the season, and so cute paired with those dainty white hearts!

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9. Blushing Pink Ombré Valentine’s Day Nails

cute pink blushing ombre Valentines nail designs

photo: @paarisaizadi

We can’t think of a more perfect nail trend for Valentine’s Day than these cute aura nails. With a rosy ombre style, they’re designed to make your nails look like they’re blushing. Swoon! Paired with your favorite pink blush, they’re the perfect finishing touch to your Vday beauty look.

Want more inspo for this nail trend? Check out our aura nails guide for a full tutorial and more cute design ideas!

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10. Simple Baby Blue Valentine’s Day Nails

cute light blue french tip Valentines Day nails with negative space heart accent designs

photo: The Hot Blend

The only thing getting us through the cold weather blues? These cute Valentine’s Day nails! Featuring the sweetest baby blue hue, this design is another one of our favorite alternatives to the classic Vday color palette. And so dreamy, too!

Up the romance with a cute heart accent nail, and you’re pretty much golden.

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11. Simple Rainbow Hearts French Manicure

simple skittle Valentines Day nails with rainbow french tip designs and cute heart nail art

photo: Polished_ Yogi

Looking for an instant serotonin boost? Two words: rainbow nails. After all, you can’t NOT be happy every time you glance down at these beauties!

Get the look by painting the tips of each of your nails a different pastel hue, then adding mini hearts in a slightly darker polish for that Valentines touch. These nail dotting tools make it super easy to DIY those dainty Vday heart designs!

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12. Simple Matte Pink + Red Valentine’s Day Nails

light pink simple Valentines Day nails with cute red nail art with x's o's and hearts

photo: Jessica Luxe

These Valentine’s Day nails are giving us major cupid vibes! Woo your Valentine with the cute and simple red nail art, which pops against that pretty pink polish. It’s guaranteed to earn you some x’s and o’s this Vday!

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13. Simple Sparkly Silver Valentine’s Day Nail Art

nude Valentines Day nails with simple silver glitter designs and cute bow nail art on the French inspired tips

photo: Hey Great Nails

The best way to spice up a simple nail design for Valentine’s Day? Put a bow on it!

Like a little present for yourself, these nails are the perfect look for February 14th and beyond. We’re head over heels in love with the ultra-delicate nail art, especially paired with that silver glitter polish. Just imagine how dazzling it’ll look with all your silver jewelry!

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14. Simple Metallic Pink Valentine’s Day Nails

cute metallic bright pink simple Valentines Day nails with heart accent designs on one finger

photo: Vivian Marie Wong

Metallics are one of the top trends for 2024, and this is the cutest way to channel it into your Valentine’s Day nail art! Give your silver and gold metallics a rest for February and opt for this bold pink hue instead. It’s bright, it’s cool, and it’ll ensure that all eyes are on you.

To get that reflective finish, add this nail powder on top of your polish using an eyeshadow applicator, then seal it with a top coat. No salon appointment necessary!

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15. Simple Kissing Lips Manicure

simple Valentines Day nail designs with cute Vday nail art including red lips and pink hearts

photo: @naileditbeauty

Get date night ready with this cute Valentine’s Day nail art! While hearts are a classic motif for the occasion, the red lips add an extra sweet and sexy touch. Pair them with a neutral base coat (and matching red lipstick) for maximum impact.

And yes, we found the perfect kissing lip nail stickers to help you recreate this romantic design at home!

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a couple celebrating a romantic night at home with pink and red heart balloons

Trying to plan the perfect date night for Valentine’s Day? We’ve rounded up the best ideas for your most romantic night yet!

The Cutest Short Valentine’s Day Nails and Design Ideas

colorful short Valentines Day nails with letter designs that spell out "love"
short Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @basecoatstories

Short nails are having a serious moment right now, and we are HERE for it. Keep it au natural this Valentine’s Day with cute nail designs and ideas that embrace a short natural shape. There’s just something about a dainty heart on a short mani that we love!

Keep scrolling for the best Vday designs for your natural nails — short and sweet, they’re some of our favorite looks for the romantic day!

16. Short + Simple Valentine’s Day Nail Art

simple nude short Valentines Day nails with cute red heart and dotted cuticle nail art

photo: @studiobyhannahbeth

We’re calling it now: 2024 is the year of minimalist, natural nails, and we are HERE for it. Embrace the trend for Valentine’s Day with this short + simple nail design, complete with the daintiest nail art. We love the little pop of red against that milky white base coat. So sweet!

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17. Short Red and Pink Valentine’s Day Nails

cute colorblock pink and red short Valentines nail designs

photo: Plaster Beauty

We can’t get enough of that bright red and glitter pink color combo! If you’re looking for short nail designs that’ll make a big statement for Valentine’s Day, these beauties are IT. They make the most out of every centimeter with ultra-vibrant hues and cute abstract designs.

Plus, a pink + red combo will never go out of style — especially for Vday!

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18. Short Cherry Themed Valentine’s Day Nail Designs

simple short Valentines nail designs with red cherry nail art

photo: Peachi Nails

These nails are the perfect cherry on top of your Valentine’s Day look — literally! For a sweet design that’s not TOO on the nose, we love love love these cute 3D cherries. The red color palette is made for Vday, while the fruit nail art is fun and flirty.

Screenshot this design to take to your nail artist, or use these cherry nail stickers to recreate it yourself!

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19. DIY Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Nails

simple pink and red short Valentines nail designs with cute white heart nail art designs

Valentine’s Day nail stickers: Tattoorary on Etsy

Or if you do want something quintessentially Valentine’s Day, these nails definitely deliver! With red + pink hues and alllllll the love hearts, they ooze romantic Vday vibes.

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project? This Etsy shop has amazing nail decals that make it super easy to DIY your mani. All you have to do is cut out the heart designs, soak them in water, then slide them onto your painted nails. Such a rad alternative to a professional manicure!

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20. Classic Short Red Manicure

cute red simple and short Valentines Day nail ideas

photo: @biosculpture_canada

When you want a manicure that’s classic, timeless, and easy to do at home, red is ALWAYS a good idea. And it’s also one of the best nail ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Instantly elevate your natural short nails with a swipe of your favorite red polish (we’re currently loving this deeper red hue), then finish with a glossy top coat. It takes less than 10 minutes, but adds so much to your overall look!

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21. Short Candy Heart Valentine’s Day Nail Art

cute short Valentines Day nails with colorful candy heart designs on the tips

photo: Nailed by Hayden

What is Valentine’s Day without candy hearts?! Pay homage to your favorite Vday candy with this conversation heart themed nail art. We love how the hearts double as cute French tips, with pretty pastel colors that look good enough to eat.

For a super iconic look, customize this design with your own cute phrases, like your S.O.’s name. Or for something more classic, we also love these candy heart nail stickers.

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22. Short Valentine’s Day Nails With Pink Bow Designs

almond shaped cute short Valentines nails with pink bow nail art

photo: @ells__nails

These short nails are proof that you don’t need super long claws to rock your favorite Valentine’s Day designs! Break out the bows for a pretty pink version of #5 — perfect for natural Vday nails and anyone who’s loving the bow trend as much as we are.

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23. Short Pink + Red Ombré Valentine’s Day Nails

simple short Valentines Day nails with ombre red and pink designs

photo: moonlit nail artistry

Take a classic red mani to the next level with this rad ombré design! It gives you the best of both worlds for Valentine’s Day, with pink AND red nail polish blended into one gorgeous manicure.

Want to DIY this look? All you need is a nail art sponge (or makeup sponge) to create that smooth ombré. Start with a red base coat, then use the sponge to dab the pink polish on top — or vice versa — until you have the perfect blend.

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24. Cute Vday French Manicure

square white french tip short Valentines nail designs with cute red heart nail art

photo: @beautyspace_charlotte

These cute Valentine’s Day nails are the epitome of classic romance. From the traditional white French tips to the classy squared-off shape, they’re a timeless take on a Vday look. And don’t even get us started on those itty bitty red love hearts!

P.S. For the nail novices, these sticker guides are amazing for creating the perfect French tip designs!

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25. Short Valentine’s Day Nails With White Heart Designs

simple short Valentines Day nails with cute white heart designs

photo: @jennylabunin_nails

These cute Valentine’s Day nails were love at first sight! With a short shape and a nude base coat, they embrace an au natural look that we love. But it’s those dreamy white hearts that are making us swoon!

Add these white heart nail stickers to your natural nails for a simple Vday look that will have everyone falling in love.

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26. Short Comme des Garçons Valentine’s Day Nail Art

simple and short white Valentines nails with cute red heart nail art

short Valentine’s Day nail ideas: Peachi Nails

Give your Valentine’s Day nails the designer treatment with this adorable nail art inspired by the iconic Comme des Garçons heart. It’s such a fun and kitschy twist on a classic red heart design, and we are IN LOVE!

Best paired with these famous Comme des Garçons Converse (which also make for great Vday presents!).

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man wearing a personalized coordinates engraved gold necklace

Searching for the perfect Vday present for the guy in your life? We’ve got you covered with these unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him!

27. Short Purple Ombré Manicure

cute simple short Valentines Day nails with purple ombre designs and subtle glitter

photo: @diananailedit

While purple may not be the first color you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day, we are seriously digging these short purple nails. They have a rad mystical vibe, with a dreamy ombré design and a subtle sparkly top coat. Perfect for infusing a little magic into your February 14th!

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28. Short Minimalist Valentine’s Day Nail Design

simple nude short Valentines Day nails with cute pink and red heart nail art

short Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @thenailgaledinburgh

Short and sweet! These cute Valentine’s Day nails keep it simple with tiny pink hearts displayed on a natural nude base coat. We almost had to do a double-take to notice them! Perfect if you want something super understated to sweeten up your February 14th.

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29. Dazzling Pearlcore Valentine’s Day Nails

cute short Valentines Day nails with pearl and gold foil nail art decals and red heart designs

photo: @basecoatstories

On the other hand, sometimes more is actually more! If you prefer maximalist designs over minimalist ones, prepare to fall in love with these stunning Valentine’s Day nails. They take the classic heart nail art and turn it up a notch with trendy 3D pearl decals and glimmering gold foil.

Dazzling would be an understatement!

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30. Short Marbled Manicure With Red Heart Designs

cute pink short Valentines Day nails with glitter red heart designs

short Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @phobeesummernails

As much as we LOVE those glitter red hearts, it’s the marbled look that really steals the show with this mani! For super unique Valentine’s Day nails, trade a basic base coat for this ethereal swirl design. It’s dreamy, it’s romantic, and it looks gorgeous with the heart nail art!

And since this look is all about a hazy, mystical vibe, it’s great for DIYing. Just add a few drops of your nail polish on top of a wet base coat, then use a small nail art brush to swirl it around until you have a dreamy marbled Vday inspired design pattern. No need for perfection!

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Cute Red Valentine’s Day Nails and Design Ideas

French tip red Valentines Day nails with cute pink heart accent nail art
red Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @bycheznails

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with these smoking hot red nail ideas! Red nails are a tried-and-true Vday date night classic — if you’ve heard of the red nail theory, then you know what we mean. For nails that’ll ensure your date can’t take their eyes off of you (or, at least, your nails!), we’ve found the best red hot designs for your Valentine.

But be warned: these Vday nails may cause swooning!

31. Red French Manicure With Cute Gold Bows

cute red french tip Valentines Day nails with gold bow nail art

photo: Nails by Zola

We can’t decide what we love most about these cute Valentine’s Day nails. The chic red French tips? The adorable gold bows? The shimmery glaze finish? Everything about this Vday nail design is just SO GOOD! Prepare to see us rocking these all. month. long.

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32. Cute Matte Red Valentine’s Day Nails

cute matte red Valentines Day nails with mismatched abstract negative space designs

photo: @saloncic.hr

When you want red nails, but you also want a funky design, this Valentine’s Day mani is perfection. It combines a classic red hue with mismatched abstract shapes for a Vday look that definitely stands out from the crowd.

Finish with a matte top coat for an all-red manicure that’s anything but boring!

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33. Wavy Pink + Red Valentine’s Day Nail Art

cute pink and red Valentines Day nail ideas with wavy drip style tip designs with heart nail art

photo: Amy Guy Nail Artist

Or for a more subtle (but still statement-making) pop of red, you can’t go wrong with these cute red love hearts! They’re so playful paired with the wavy pink designs, which almost look like they’re dripping down your nails. The perfect reminder to have a little fun with your nail art this year!

P.S. If you want to try out more fun nail designs in 2024, this is the perfect kit to get you started. Happy painting!

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34. Cherry Red Glaze Valentine’s Day Nails

simple short glazed red Valentines Day nail ideas

press on Valentine’s Day nails: Glamnetic

If glazed nails are your go-to look (because same), then we’ve officially found the perfect Valentine’s Day design for you!

Prepare to feel like an It girl as you rock these cherry-glazed beauties to all your Vday events. We love the shimmery finish and short shape — but the best part? They’re actually press-ons! That means you can get the ultimate on-trend manicure from home. It doesn’t get better than that.

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35. Ace of Hearts Valentine’s Day Nail Design

cute simple red Valentines Day nails with ace of hearts inspired tip designs

photo: @naileditbeauty

Embrace your Queen of Hearts status (or should we say Ace of Hearts?) with this cute Valentine’s Day nail design! It’s such a unique idea for a day that’s all about hearts — and a rad way to manifest a winning night.

Recreate the look with these rad nail stickers and your fave red polish.

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36. Simple Red Outline Valentine’s Day Nails

simple nude Valentines nail designs with red outlines

photo: @thisisclaudiam

Want to give your natural nails the spotlight this Valentine’s Day? We love how this red design frames your nails for a unique and understated look. Make it your own with just a few simple lines — this red nail art liner polish makes it super easy to DIY for any nail length!

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37. Romantic Wine Red Valentine’s Day Nails

cute glitter pink and burgundy red Valentines Day nails with mini heart designs near the cuticle

photo: @heygreatnails

Is there anything more romantic than a glass of red wine and a candlelit dinner for Valentine’s Day? We think not — but these wine red nails are a close second! Channel those moody, romantic vibes with this Valentine’s Day nail design, which combines deep burgundy red with a dazzling pink glitter polish.

Complete with matching red heart details, it’s a romantic manicure fit for your romantic night out!

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38. Dainty Red Heart Valentine’s Day Nail Art

almond shaped simple Valentines nail designs with mini red heart shaped nail art

red Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @bycheznails

We can’t stop, won’t stop obsessing over this dainty red heart design! It’s the perfect balance of classy and cute — aka, one of our favorite nail ideas for Valentine’s Day.

And if you want to try this look at home, here are the perfect shades for the look: this vanilla polish for the base and this bright red for the hearts. Throw on your favorite rom-com, and get DIYing!

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39. Cute + Simple Red French Manicure

cute coffin shaped Valentines Day nails with red french tip designs and heart nail art on two fingers

photo: @giangnail.ie

A red french mani is one of the coolest looks for 2024 — and a total no-brainer for your Valentine’s Day nails! Trade traditional white for this sexy red hue, and finish the look with a dainty accent heart for extra romance.

We’re also totally digging that coffin nail shape. It’s bold. It’s sultry. And it’s giving us ALL the main character energy.

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40. Cute Red + Pink Valentine’s Day Nails

cute pink and red Valentines Day nails with simple heart nail art on the middle finger

photo: @studio.l.a.m

Introducing: another one of our favorite red + pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas! There’s something about the contrast between these two bright and bold hues that just works.

For a modern look, paint half of your nails red and the other half pink, joining them together with a heart on the middle finger. There’s definitely some symbolism in there somewhere — a cute representation of you and your other half, perhaps?!

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41. Mismatched Red Manicure With Cute Pearl Designs

cute red Valentines Day nails with pearl decals and heart and bow nail art

red Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @heygreatnails

Why settle for just one cute Valentine’s Day nail design when you could rock all of them?! These nails check off allllll our favorite Vday nail trends. A bright red hue? Check. Adorable bow details? Check. Cute heart designs and trendy pearl decals? Check and check!

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Cute Pink Valentine’s Day Nails and Design Ideas

cute red and pink Valentines Day nails with mismatched Vday nail art including hearts, kisses, and bows
pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas: Kelsey Klos

Pink has always been a classic color for Valentine’s Day nails, but this year it’s even trendier than ever. Whether you’re channeling your inner Barbie or embracing your “Lover” era, pink nails are a must for your Vday look — and, more importantly, your Galentine’s Day style!

Go full pretty in pink with these cute Valentine’s Day nail ideas, from Barbie-approved designs to pastel nail art that’s as sweet as your favorite Vday candy.

42. Sparkly Pink Ombré Valentine’s Day Nails

stiletto cute glitter ombre pink Valentines Day nail ideas

photo: @vivianmariewong

If you’re currently in your “Lover” era, then these pink Valentine’s Day nails are a must! They channel Taylor’s most romantic album in a subtle, IYKYK kind of way, with a dreamy ombré design andpink glitter polish that reminds us of the iconic pink heart.

Swifties, this one’s for you — so perfect for your Galentine’s Party or date night with your (sing it with us now) lover!

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cute mismatched french manicure for swifties

Calling all Swifties! Prepare to fall in love with these Taylor-inspired nail ideas — including rad designs for your Eras Tour look.

43. Cute Pink French Manicure With Dainty Bows

cute pink french tip Valentines Day nails with white bow nail art

photo: Painted by Em

Pink Valentine’s Day nails + cute bow nail art = a match made in heaven. Dress up a feminine pink French manicure with these cute white bow outlines for a trendy look that we’ll be taking to our nail salon ASAP.

And for that extra somethin’ somethin’, we also love that little pearl detail in the middle of each bow. It’s the small things!

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44. Pink Glitter Valentine’s Day Nail Designs

cute mismatched glitter pink Valentines nail designs with heart accents and French tips on two fingers

photo: @phobeesummernails

We’re big fans of negative space nail art, and this Valentine’s Day design is no exception! It’s such a unique take on a classic heart pattern — and super easy to recreate with these heart nail stencils.

And for an extra rad touch, this nail artist used pink thermal nail polish from Cirque Colors, which changes color based on temperature. It’s like two pretty pink looks in one!

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45. Pink Flaming Hearts Valentine’s Day Nails

cute bright pink manicure with flaming heart designs

pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @pop_polished

Show off your burning love with these ~hot~ pink Vday nails! Whether you’re hoping to light a new spark this Vday or reignite an old flame, this design definitely understood the assignment.

And if you don’t have time to get your nails done before February 14th, we also found these super similar press on nails — which are reusable and can be customized for any shape or length!

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46. Shimmery Pink Cat Eye Manicure

almond shaped cute velvet light pink Valentines Day nails with white heart designs

photo: @phobeesummernails

A little sparkle never hurt anybody! For Valentine’s Day nails that look like they came straight out of the Barbie Dream World, you can’t go wrong with this sparkly pink design. It features magnetic pink cat eye nail polish to give you that shimmery holographic look. Definitely Barbie-approved!

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47. Pink Pastel Heart Valentine’s Day Nail Art

cute light pink manicure with pastel candy heart designs in orange, yellow, purple, and light blue colors

photo: Design By Janet

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute Valentine’s Day nail art. The pretty pastel designs remind us of little candy hearts, and they’re almost as sweet, too. Create your own crave-worthy manicure with these colorful peel-and-stick nail stickers — best enjoyed with a box of your favorite Valentine’s Day candy.

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48. Pink on Pink French Manicure With Heart Designs

cute pink French tip Valentines nail designs with heart nail art

pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas: By Chez Nails

How cute are these pink-on-pink Vday nails?! We love the mix of light pink and dark pink polish — it creates such pretty dimension, especially with those little heart designs.

They remind us of the heart-shaped Valentines we used to hand out as kids. And really, what more could you want for your Valentine’s Day nails?

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49. Holographic Pink Valentine’s Day Nails

cute shimmery metallic pink Valentines Day nails in a square shape

photo: Gels by Bry

For Valentine’s Day nails that are out of this world, look no further than this holographic design! Shimmery and iridescent, these beauties change color from every angle. In other words, they go with everything and are perfect for making an ethereal statement this Vday.

P.S. This is the exact powder this nail artist used to create this dazzling Valentine’s Day look!

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50. Pink Floral Valentine’s Day Nail Designs

cute simple pink Valentines Day nail designs with floral nail art

pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @heygreatnails

These pink Valentine’s Day nails are like a mini bouquet of flowers that you can take with you wherever you go! Flowers are a Vday classic, after all, and this is such a pretty design for anyone who prefers petals over a box of chocolates.

Just add small swipes of light pink and green polish around the edges of your nails, finish with a gold dot in the middle, and you have the perfect unique look for Valentine’s Day!

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51. Light Pink Manicure With Rhinestone Heart Designs

simple light pink Valentines Day nail ideas with rhinestone heart designs

photo: @nylove_nail

If there was ever a time to be a little extra with your nail art, it’s Valentine’s Day. Case in point: this stunning bejeweled manicure! We love a wow moment for our nails, and these sparklers definitely understood the assignment.

Get the look by creating negative space heart accents, then gluing mini nail rhinestones around the edges. Finish with a top coat to seal everything together, and prepare for major compliments!

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52. Cute Pink Heart Valentine’s Day Nails

cute light pink french tip Valentines Day nails with mismatched heart designs

pink Valentine’s Day nail ideas: Nailed it beauty

This Valentine’s Day nail design has our hearts! From the retro layered heart design to the negative space accent, it has no shortage of romantic details. Safe to say we’re totally obsessed! And the light pink, hot pink, and white polish combo is just the icing on top of the dreamy design.

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The Best Black Valentine’s Day Nails and Design Ideas

simple glitter pink and black Valentines Day nails with cute heart designs
black Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @heygreatnails

If you’ve never met a shade of black you didn’t like, then these are the Valentine’s Day nail ideas for you! Unlike pink and red, black isn’t the first color that comes to mind when you think of Vday — but that’s what makes these nails so cool. They’re unexpected. They’re edgy. And they’re a total breath of fresh air compared to the cutesy colors of the season.

Whether you’re celebrating anti Valentine’s Day this year or you’re looking for something a little more unique for your Vday mani, scroll on for the best black nails to add to your mood board!

53. Edgy Black Valentine’s Day Nails

long almond shaped cute black french tip Valentines Day nails with broken heart designs

black Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @thehotblend

Looking for anti Valentine’s Day nail ideas that are just as cute as the lovey-dovey ones? Enter: this chic black manicure. With sleek black tips and a broken heart design, it makes a seriously stylish statement for Vday. A little bit goth, a little bit edgy, and seriously cool.

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54. Chic Black Bow Valentine’s Day Nail Art

cute white french tip Valentines nail designs with black bow nail art

photo: Hands By Hal

If you’re loving bow nail art for Valentine’s Day but don’t love all the bright colors, this is the perfect design to add to your Vday mood board. It keeps things classic with white french tips, then adds a dose of cuteness with the little black bows.

The result? A sophisticated Valentine’s Day nail design that you don’t have to scrub off on February 15th.

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55. Cute Black Heart Valentine’s Day Nail Designs

cute simple black Valentines Day nail ideas with heart designs

black Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @lee_beauty_studio

Is your favorite heart emoji the black one? Then this is the Valentine’s Day nail design for you! Featuring black polka-dot hearts on a translucent grey base coat, these nails will add a cool, moody touch to your Vday look. And yes, we found the perfect black heart nail stickers for the design!

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56. Wavy Black + White Valentine’s Day Nail Designs

cute white and black manicure with wavy designs

photo: @disseynails

You don’t need a special occasion to rock wavy nail designs — but add a few heart details, and you have the perfect look for Valentines Day!

These black and white Vday nails are fun and festive, without going overboard. And as a bonus, the mismatched, abstract pattern means they’re super easy to recreate at home. All you need are these black + white nail art liner brushes and a bit of creativity!

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57. Negative Space Black Heart Manicure

simple black Valentines Day nails with cute negative space heart designs

black Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @nylove_nail

Red and pink hearts feel a little too cutesy for your style? Meet: the cool girl version of Valentine’s Day nails. They feature the classic Valentines heart designs, but this time with an edgy black color palette and modern negative space nail art. Trés chic.

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58. Minimalist Manicure With Mini Black Heart Designs

simple nude Valentines Day nails with a mini black heart nail art design accent

photo: @pristinebeautybyneneh

This design is the epitome of minimalist nails — but with a cute Valentine’s Day twist! The dainty black nail art adds the perfect touch to these natural nude nails. It’s zero fuss, all vibes. And a little romance to boot!

P.S. When it comes to natural nail designs (Valentines Day themed or not), a cuticle oil is a MUST. This one will give you that perfect healthy natural glow!

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59. Unique Black Manicure With Heart Shaped Tips

cute short black Valentines Day nails with heart shaped tip designs and dot nail art at the cuticle

photo: @charsgelnails_

Keeping with the heart theme, these black Vday nails feature the coolest heart-shaped tips. They’re unexpected and romantic at the same time, perfect for a non-traditional look. And if you’re DIYing these at home, this top coat will give you that ultra-glossy gel look — no gel polish necessary!

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60. Goth Black Drip Manicure

matte skittle black Valentines nail designs with drip nail art

black Valentine’s Day nail ideas: The Brush Boss

Valentine’s Day nails, but make them goth! We love the contrast of the matte skittle nails with the glossy black drip designs. It’s a cool, sultry look, and the black lips make it perfect for Vday.

To recreate the edgy drip effect, use a dotting pen (or a tooth pick!) to add thick dots of black polish to your nails, then drag them upward to create a tapered line. Connect them with a line of polish at the base of your cuticle, and seal with a top coat.

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61. Cute Black Polka-Dot Valentine’s Day Nail Designs

simple black Valentines Day nails with cute polka dot designs

photo: @lamybeauty.dus

Last but certainly not least, we’ll leave you with one of our favorite black nail ideas, which you can rock for Valentine’s Day and every day after! This simple design is a fun update to a classic black manicure, with a playful polka-dot accent that makes it stand out from the crowd.

If you’re searching for Vday nails with a cool, timeless look, these are the ones for you.

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Plan the Dreamiest Valentine’s Day With Our Most Loved Guides

cute pink and white french tip Valentines Day nail designs with red heart art accents
cute Valentine’s Day nail ideas: @artdecom

Now that you’ve screenshotted your favorite cute Valentine’s Day nail designs, let’s plan the rest of your dreamy Vday!

For a ‘fit that’s just as wow-worthy as your nails, don’t miss our round-up of cute Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, from date night dresses to cozy lounge sets.

And speaking of date night, we also created a list of unforgettable Valentine’s Day ideas for your best night yet — whether you’re celebrating with your S.O. or your gals!

Finally, don’t miss our list of unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the guy in your life, including the essentials he actually wants.

Which of these Valentine’s Day nail ideas are you planning to wear for the 14th? Let us know in the comments below!

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