Mother’s day nail ideas don’t only have to focus on having a beautiful manicure – they should also be something special for yourself or the mother in your life.
So whether you’re planning a special mother’s day celebration and want your nails to match the occasion or simply treating yourself to something special, plenty of mother’s day nail ideas will leave anyone with a big smile ready for the day.
Fair warning, our list features everything from colorful nail designs to subtle sparkle and everything in between, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits your style. Let’s dive into our favorite nail ideas for mother’s day.
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Orange and Blue Flower Nails
For a special occasion like mother’s day, you can go all out with bright colors like these orange and blue flower nails. Combining those colors creates a fun, vibrant that can easily be replicated at any nail salon with a nail artist who knows their stuff.
Adding the nude color base seals the deal for anyone looking for a not-so-subtle nail design.
When committing to some simple spring nail ideas, this is a good idea for those who want to kill two birds with one stone. The bright yellow paired with the white geometric line work creates a fun pattern but still has that unique nail art style for Mother’s day.
Red and Blue Mother’s Day Nail Designs
Another excellent example of what geometric nails can do for a pair of hands when choosing more than one solid color. The intermixing of the two shades creates a stunning look perfect for mother’s day. The best thing about this design is that it can easily be replicated with other colors should you choose to change things up.
Simple Nail Flower Designs
For your special day, consider this pink french tip, nude base, with delicate flower details on the tips and corners of selected nails. It’s a simple and sweet look that doesn’t feel too young or over the top, giving you the perfect combination of mature and playful.
French Manicure Nail Art Ideas
Per the caption, these mother’s day nails are stylish enough without going crazy with the design. Adding a few rhinestones makes it easy to dress up what would otherwise be a simple french manicure.
This look is perfect for any mother who wants to look polished with her well-trimmed nails and put together on her special day.
Pop of Color Nail Design
I love short nails with a french manicure gel polish finish. However, if you or someone you know wants to try the color on their tips instead of the typical French style, adding a unique pop of color is the go-to.
Here we have chartreuse tips with black circular designs added to one finger that adds an element of surprise to the look. Word to the wise, add this to your Pinterest board for Mother’s day nail designs.
Gold, Blue, Orange Nails
This is for you if you’re looking for mother’s day nail art with a lot more color. It features a combination of gold, blue and orange hues that can easily be adapted to any color palette you choose. Who says you can’t have some fun with your nails?
Nude Shade Beautiful Nails
Found on social media (thank you to Instagram), this nearly colorless nail polish dawns an elevated art pattern of simple white dots, lines, and shapes. It’s the perfect option for those who crave simple, subtle, yet stylish designs instead of bright colors.
Pale Pink Mother’s Day Nail Art
This pink manicure is a great way to bring out the girly side of mother’s day. The pale pink hue gives off a cozy and inviting feel while still having the ability to give a big smile and make you or your mother feel extra special on Mother’s Day. In combination with the swirly abstract hearts and french tip, this look is one of a kind.
Happy Mother’s Day Nails
Here is the perfect nail art idea for the precious moms who want the endearing name that so many loved ones call them found on their nails. The combination of a sparkly white base with the addition of M-A-M-A in beautiful shadowed lettering, in my opinion, is one of the most creative nail art ideas I’ve seen.
Mother Daughter Beautiful Nails Duo
If getting your mother’s nails done is a surprise, add on another layer by surprising her with a matching mother-daughter nail art design or one that pays tribute to your unique bond. This lovely design celebrates the relationship with a loosely designed heart, making it the perfect way to show your mother how much she means to you.
Purple Nails Simple Designs
These acrylic purple nails with a few butterfly designs are a nod to the mom, who loves the color purple, gardening, and butterflies. It’s unique and straightforward, yet it still looks like something that took a bit of skill to create. Add this to your list of mother’s day nail ideas that your mom will love.
Marble Pink Nails
For the mom who lives for some pink marble nails, this is the nail you need to schedule for your mother’s day celebration. The combination of the shades of pink with a few white and nude undertone base gives off a marble-like aesthetic, making the creation look much more complex than it actually is.
Short Nails Mother’s Day Idea
Neon, geometric, colorful nails are for the mamas who are not shy about going for eclectic looks. This mother’s day design combines bright colors, shapes, and lines, making it the perfect choice for those who can’t make up their mind but want to go for a bolder look on their nails.