4 Must-Have Stunning St. Patrick’s Day Nail Designs

We’ve compiled a few of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day nail designs to help get your inspiration mojo going.


There are so many reasons to love St. Patrick’s Day nail designs. From realistic looking shamrocks to fun and vibrant rainbows, these trendy designs offer a little something for everyone. Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the solitude of your living room or heading out for a night out on the town, these nail designs will push you into the spirit of the holiday.


1. The Kilt-Inspired Look

St Patricks kilt nail design

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Tartans are the perfect blend of class and pride, especially when they mimic the tartans found on traditional Irish kilts. The Saint Pat’s Pot of Gold stamping plate can provide the perfect template to your ode-to-tartan design. To really make this design pop, focus on green, gold, and black nail polish colours.   


2. The Iconic Pot of Gold Look

St Patricks nail designs

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Pots of gold are really a hidden gem when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day nail designs. Besides being a major piece of all things Irish, these pots of gold are so versatile. Start by painting your nails your favourite shade of green, add a black or grey pot using one of your St. Patrick’s Day nail stamping plates, and then use gold polish to embellish the gold. If you’re feeling ambitious, try using super chunky gold glitter to act as gold coins.


3. The Lucky Leprechaun Look

St Patricks nail art designs

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If the thought of drawing a leprechaun freehand scares you, don’t worry. You can still achieve leprechaun-inspired nails without spending copious amounts of time hunched over your fingertips. Begin by creating a classic French manicure using green for the tips. From there, you can embellish the simple design by adding belt buckles to your accent fingernails. If you’d like to elevate your design further, add in some four leaf clover nail art.


4. The Traditional Shamrock Look

St Patricks nail art

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If you’re ready to rock a shamrock on your fingernails this St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve got a few tips to take your design to the next level. To make your shamrock really stand out, start by applying a base coat of white nail polish. Any shade of green will really pop against the white backdrop. Using your nail stamping plate, apply a few shamrocks to each fingernail. If you want to really make your shamrock nails shine, paint your favourite accent nail solid gold.


If you’re on the hunt for the perfect polish to use with your St. Patrick’s Day nail designs stamping plates, check out our previous post: Tips for Picking the Perfect Nail Stamping Polish.


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