20 Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Nails You’ll Totally Love

If you’re looking for some nail art inspiration for Valentine’s Day, then look no further!

If you’re going out on the town feeling flirty or you’re cool and collected practising self-love, we’ve got you covered. These nail designs can be created by yourself at home or with your favourite nail technician – bottom line is, you’ll totally love them because they are all too cute to miss!

Dainty Love Hearts

Source: @heluviee

Let’s start off with a timeless favourite! Dainty red hearts are such a clean and simple nail art design which is a gentle nod to Valentine’s day, but let’s face it, this would work all year round. Play with the placement of the hearts to add a whimsical touch!

Mix and Matched

Source: @pop_polished

If dainty is not your thing, go all out with this mix and match design. Every nail uses a different design but keeps the same colour palette for a cohesive look! How cute are these designs?

Written in the Cards

Source: @pop_polished

For a dreamy and quirky look, use a nude base and add your details on top! Romantic, whimsical and flirty? This design ticks all of the boxes!

Double the Love

Source: @nails.by.zo_

These double-dipped abstract hearts are so adorable! Use 2-3 tones of colour (it doesn’t have to be pinks and reds!) and paint on two scalloped edges to create the look of a heart.


Source: @nailsbymk_

These simple mix and match nails look so animated! We love the Comme des Garçons-inspired hearts and the pink checkerboard combination – the perfect pop of colour!

Chocolate Lover

Source: @nailsbyalsn

Buck the norm and choose a chocolatey colour palette of a neutral brown and soft pink. For an extra twinkle in the design, add some sparkles alongside your hearts!

Hearts and Ribbons

Source: @heluviee

Ribbons and bows have been all the rage recently and this is no different! Go girly and romantic with this alternating ombre design of ribbons, hearts and sparkles. If you’re feeling extra celebratory, then add some mini nail gems for the wow factor!

L-O-V-E You

Source: @nails.by.zo_

Pink and hearts is not for everybody so let’s try a graphic design with this ‘LOVE’ typography! The overlapping letters and modern colour combination makes this design look so cool and abstract.

Chrome Is Coming

Source: @jessicawashick

For all of you who are too cool for Valentine’s day – this one’s for you. Colour changes the whole mood when it comes to nail art so go futuristic and fierce with this icy silver design. 

Colour Swap

Source: @thehangedit

French tips, but elevated and playful. Who said Valentine’s day nails are only pinks and reds? Go for any colour and all of the colours you like! This vibrant and colourful design screams fun and whimsical!

Love Hearts

Source: @amyle.nails

These pastel Love Hearts are so simple and impressive to look at and, even better, can be customised with some witty sayings. It’s your chance to be cheeky or romantic all the while having adorable nails!

Pastel Hearts

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Pastel nails are always a winner on Valentine’s day – not only do they look dreamy but they’re the best excuse to use multiple colours without looking too overwhelming! We’re loving the pastel French tips with the heart overload on one accent nail.


Source: @gelsbybry

Let’s take a moment for the monochrome. This black and white design is an elevated but subtle nod to the month of love and a twist on the classic French tips!

Happy Heart

Source: @pressedbycharlotte_

We’re loving the retro vibe of these happy heart designs! The combination of groovy waves, cherry hearts, smiley hearts and a chequerboard pattern? I’m in!

Love You A Latte

Source: @nailsby_ayla

Coffee lovers and Valentine’s day lovers unite! This coffee-coloured nail art is a gorgeous twist on the classic nail designs giving you the same warm fuzzy feeling of a hot fluffy latte on a cold day.

A Metallic Moment

Source: @abrowngirlrecommends

The contrast between this milky white base and the striking metallic details on this nail art is so impressive. This is for those of you who are deep in the cool-girl aesthetic!

Hugs And Kisses

Source: @lexi.loves.nails

If the heart-overload isn’t up your street, why not try these patterned nails full of playful designs? The trick is to alternate both bold and simple designs like these cute cherries paired with the ‘XO’!

Dreaming of Blue

Source: @piscesnail.oc

Dreamy, romantic and colourful. What more could we want? We love that these hearts blend seamlessly with the fluffy blue clouds – dreaming of this nail design!

Lilac Lovers

Source: @nylove_nail

These nails have got us in a spin with the retro swirls and lilac hearts! The combination of a graphic design on a nude base strikes the perfect balance for Valentine’s day nails!

Check You Out

Source: @naileditbeauty

Saving the best until last? These bold chequered accent nails with mini hearts paired with distinctive red French tips is the combination of everything we could want and more! 

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By Louise Chai

Hi, I'm Louise - a bullet journal enthusiast and lettering artist. You can usually find me in the middle of a crafty project or cuddling my dog!

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