There are so many amazing nail colors available so it can be very difficult to choose which one you want to wear. Maybe you should go for a classic red, chic nude or what about orange?! Orange can be used to create amazing nail designs from bold flames to beautiful ombre. Not only that, but there is a shade to suit everyone, from vivid orange to soft, pastel tones. So you can see how amazing orange can be, we have got 23 of the best orange nail designs to show you. Orange nails are popular during summer, but we have some cool designs that you can wear during fall and winter. If you didn’t love the color orange before, you will after you have seen these stunning manicures!
1. Bright Matte Orange Nails
We would like to begin by showing you these bright orange nails! The nails are long and coffin shaped. Each one is painted in vivid and vibrant matte orange. We love this orange shade because it is fun and bold. Nails like these will be perfect for the summer. You can recreate this look in matte or glossy color. The color will look amazing on any nail length and shape.
2. Matte and Glitter Nails
Next, we have a unique nail design that would be great for the fall season. For this look, each nail is painted in a different color including yellow, warm orange and rust. There is also a sparkly accent nail too. The colors used are stunning and look inspired by fall leaves. If you love bold nails, then recreate this design or you can create a subtler mani by using the warm orange and rust without the yellow.
3. Beautiful Butterfly Nail Idea
This next nail idea is one of our favorites because it is so elegant and beautiful. One nail is a light and bright shade, the next is sparkly and two nails have stunning butterfly wing art. The butterfly nails feature orange ombre with a delicate wing design over the top. This is such a pretty idea. There are lots of easy to follow tutorials online for creating butterfly wing nail art.
4. Ombre Orange Nails
If you want your nails to make a statement, then this idea is perfect for you. Here we have long coffin nails with nude and vibrant orange ombre. The nail shape and the vivid color really create a bold manicure. You can keep it simple and recreate this look or you could go all out and add glitter or rhinestones too. Either way, your nails will look amazing and will allow you to stand out from the crowd in style.
5. Neon Nail Design
Love unique nail art? If so, you need to check out this next idea! These nails are short and each nail is different. One nail is all green and the others are orange and green with different black line designs. The color palette used is so striking and colorful and the orange and green are such a great match. Try a similar look to this or you can try just one of the designs. Nail art like this can be created with orange, green and black polish and nail tape.
6. Ombre Nails with Rhinestones
Next, we have a chic ombre nail design to show you. Three of the visible nails feature an ombre design and there are two accent nails with matte finish and pink rhinestones. As you can see, the ombre effect and rhinestones really glam up the orange. Recreate this design or you can have all orange and rhinestone nails. You can find ombre nail art tutorials online.
7. Perfect Fall Nails
We love this next idea! This manicure features long coffin nails and some are painted matte rust orange and the others are clear and have a gold leaf design. The orange and gold leaves look perfect together and they remind us of fall. This is a stylish and bold nail idea that is easy to recreate. You can hand-paint leaves or for easier application, you can use nail foils.
8. Matte Neon Nails
Orange is a fun and bright color but it can also look very glam too. This next nail idea is a great example. Most of the nails are light orange and there is one clear accent nail. Two nails on each hand are also decorated with a gold pattern too. As you can see, the soft orange and gold compliment each beautifully and create a chic and classy look. If you love trendy nails, then recreate with the glass nail or you can just try the orange and gold.
9. Sparkly Orange Ombre
Next we have another ombre design. This time, the nails are nude and then they change into a light orange shade with sparkle. What we really love about this manicure is that most of the nails are coffin shaped but there is one stiletto shaped nail too. It is just a very unique and amazing idea. The orange and subtle glitter are gorgeous together. A mani like this will glam up your look and it would be perfect for a special occasion.
10. Matte Coffin Nail Design
The next nail idea is another summery one. Each nail has a different design – some are just one color, one features ombre and the last nail has stunning floral art. The floral nail is nude with hand-painted orange flowers. It is also adorned with gold studs too. Overall, it is a pretty and bright manicure that would be great for the summer or even fall. You can recreate this or choose to have all floral nails. There are tutorials online that can give in depth instructions about how to hand-paint flowers.
11. Light Orange Matte and Ombre
If all the bold orange shades are not for you, then you could try a light orange like this. Here we have coffin nails and some have a nude and orange ombre design and some are simply orange. As you can see, the softer orange looks very chic, especially when used with nude. This is an easy to wear look that will suit everyone. Recreate this or you can have just orange nails or just choose ombre.
12. Glitter Nail Design
This next nail idea is so cute! All of the nails are a soft orange shade with lots of sparkly glitter. The accent nail is decorated with rhinestones and a pretty stripe. We love this design so much because it is stylish and statement making. You can buy rhinestones for your nails online and they can be stuck on with nail glue.
13. Glitzy Nail Idea
Love glitzy and unique nails? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. Each nail has a different design including a gradient, orange tips and glitter. It is such a gorgeous idea and the nude nails with orange tips look amazing. If your nails have been looking boring and need a complete transformation, then this is the way to do it. It is another mani that would be perfect for the summer. There are tutorials online for creating colored tips and gradients.
14. Pastel Orange and Flowers
Next, we have a pretty floral nail idea to show you. All of these nails are short and are a pastel orange shade. There is also one accent nail with a beautiful floral design. This is a stylish mani and we love that it shows how gorgeous orange looks on shorter nails too. You can recreate a similar look with orange nail polish, black nail polish and a floral nail sticker. Use nail tape for the black stripes.
15. Orange Matte Coffin Nails
This next manicure combines three of the must-have nail looks. The nails are coffin shaped, are a stylish orange shade and have a matte texture, so they tick all of the boxes. This is an easy to wear design that will look amazing on everyone. It will make such a trendy statement for any occasion, we guarantee it!
16. Elegant Orange Nail Art
If you like more elegant nail art, then you need to see this next design. This manicure features coffin shaped nails and they have two different nail designs. A bright orange color is used, there is also a pop of gold glitter and elegant french tip design with a modern twist. It is a very artistic and creative idea. You can recreate this design in your favorite color.
17. Cute Nail Idea
The next manicure shows an elegant way to wear orange. Some of the nails feature a soft orange shade with matte finish and some are ombre glitter. This is another nail design that uses two popular designs – glitter and matte. Even though there are trendy and bold elements, they still look so chic and classy because of the light orange. This mani would be perfect for a special occasion.
18. Summer Nail Design
If you are going on vacation or are looking for a summery set of nails, then this mani is a must-have for you. Most of the nails are orange except for one. The accent nail features a pink to yellow gradient with black palm tree nail art. We love this tropical design! You can use any orange polish to create a similar look and you can view gradient tutorials online. For the palm tree art, you can hand-paint the trees or use a stencil.
19. Pretty Orange Nails
Earlier in the post we shared butterfly nails. If you loved that idea, then you need to see this one too. For this look, most of the nails are matte orange. There are also two nude accent nails that feature an orange butterfly wing design. Some nails are adorned with rhinestones too. It shows another way that you can wear butterfly nail art and it is so stunning and glam. Again, you can hand-paint the butterfly wings and there are tutorials online.
20. Statement Making Light Orange Nail Design
Next, we have another statement making and unique look. Some of the nails are a beautiful light orange shade and there is also one clear nail too. Two nails also feature stylish art including v-tips and gold foil. It is an artistic manicure and it is another one that combines some of the must-have trends. Recreate the whole look or just choose one or two of the designs.
21. Trendy Orange Almond Nails
This next nail idea is trendy and bright. For this look, two nails are simply orange and the rest have a nude, orange and silver design. We love the geometric patterns that have been used because they create such a stylish and modern manicure. Some of the nails also feature quotes too. You can recreate this look or you can take inspiration from it and try orange quote nails or use the geometric art without the quotes. Either way, your nails will be amazing.
22. Soft Orange Ombre
Love the ombre designs? If so, you need check this out! All of the nails are coffin shaped and have a soft, ombre design. The nails start in a darker nude and then blend into a pastel orange tone. This is such a gorgeous idea. Try this design or you can use two different shades of orange. Maybe you could use other colors too, orange and pink would look amazing together.
23. Orange Flame Nail Art
The last nail idea that we have to show you is bold, unique and fun. Each nail features a different orange design including glitter, orange slices and our personal favorite orange flames. It is such a striking and statement making idea. Recreate the whole look or you can just try the orange flames, that would look so cool! You can find flame nail art tutorials online.
We hope you love these orange nails and that you have been inspired to try the bold color!