57 Gold Nail Designs for a Mani Fit for Royalty

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Gold nail designs should definitely be your go-to look for manicures if you want to exude luxury and style without spending a ton of money. 

A woman's hand with gold nail polish on it.

Whether you stick to solid gold nail color, combine it with other shades, or even wear elaborate golden nail art, you’re sure to find nail designs with gold that will make you look and feel like a celebrity.

And if that’s something you want to achieve, then you’re in the right place! We hope you’re ready to stun with these top gold nail designs sorted according to nail shape!

Gold Almond Nail Ideas

1. Gold Paisley Patterns

A woman's nails are decorated with gold and paisley embellishment decals in the middle, a thin strip of gold glitter surrounding the nails with white dots and lines
Image courtesy of @jellybayn_nails

Try something incredibly unique for your gold nails with this design! It mixes gorgeous paisley embellishment decals in the middle, a thin strip of gold glitter surrounding the nails with white dots and lines. 

It’s paired with deep gold French tips outlined in white and gold glitter with a matching smaller gold decal pattern.

2. Big, Bold, and Gold

A woman's nails are decorated with gold-colored nails embossed with bold impressions of objects like Christmas balls and ribbons
Image courtesy of @speakeasynails_

Want to spread the holiday cheer but in a golden way?

Gold-colored nails embossed with bold impressions of objects like Christmas balls and ribbons should do the trick! 

3. Creamy Chrome Swirls

A woman with pink and white swirls mixed with a dash of glittery gold on nails
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

A touch of gold is enough to give your mani an expensive touch. Just look at this design of pink and white swirls mixed with a dash of glittery gold!

4. Gold Foil Animal Print

A woman's hand with foil gold flakes nails with a pale pink base look like a fun and elegant animal print
Image courtesy of @nailsby_harieva

Your design doesn’t have to look too complicated to be immaculate! These foil gold flakes nails with a pale pink base look like a fun and elegant animal print. 

5. Bejeweled Gold

A woman's shiny gold nails decorated with gold flowers, jewels, and rhinestones
Image courtesy of @gocaranzanails

Textured nails are all the rage, and gold is perfect for that!

These shiny gold nails decorated with gold flowers, jewels, and rhinestones are perfect for that 3D luxurious feel.

6. Gold and Black Matte

A woman with black matte nails make a dramatic background for streaks of gold
Image courtesy of @gocaranzanails

Black matte nails make a dramatic background for streaks of gold.

The mix of matte and shiny textures makes the contrasting colors even more striking!

7. Have Yourself a Burgundy Christmas

A woman's nails with gold, glittery nail polish shimmer alongside deep burgundy nails
Image courtesy of @gocaranzanails

Gold glitter nail designs are perfect for the holidays! We’re obsessed with how these nails with gold, glittery nail polish shimmer alongside deep burgundy nails.

The solitary golden ribbon over a burgundy nail is the perfect finishing touch!

8. Shining and Shimmering

A woman's hand holding a straightforward gold, shimmery nails with a shiny finish

Sticking to a simple nail design is easy if you’re wearing gold!

Like these straightforward gold, shimmery nails with a shiny finish are shimmering and anything but boring!

9. Sparkle The Night Away

A woman's hand with gold glitter nails and a gold ring.

Glitter more your thing? We don’t blame you!

Champagne gold and glitter are absolute besties in this nail design that will stun anyone who sees it. 

10. Glitter and Glam

A woman's hands with gold glittery wave-like patterns with shiny pale pink nails
Image courtesy of @nails_byjolie

Gold acrylic nail designs are gorgeous!

This simple yet chic design mixes gold glittery wave-like patterns with shiny, pale pink nails, making the design even more eye-catching.  

11. Fancy French Tips

A woman's hands with deep bokeh-inspired French tips lined with gold on pale pink-colored nails.
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Gold French tip nail designs exude class, as seen in these deep bokeh-inspired French tips lined with gold on pale pink-colored nails.  

Coffin and Ballerina Gold Nails 

12. Pretty Lovely

A woman's twin streaks of gold over pink nails and the full-on gold flakes on the little finger
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

Pink and gold nail designs mix two of the prettiest colors ever! We adore the twin streaks of gold over pink nails and the full-on gold flakes on the little finger. 

But our favorite is easily the design over the ring finger — half pink and glossy, half clear with tiny gold foil, and separated by two gold diagonal lines. 

13. Gold Chrome French Tips

A woman's nails are decorated with clear nails with white pearls and French Tips of various sizes, making it seem like you dipped your fingers in a pot of gold.
Image courtesy of @nails_byjolie

We love these acrylic gold French tips. This design perfectly mixes clear nails with white pearls and French tips of various sizes, making it seem like you dipped your fingers in a pot of gold.

To add even more drama, the accent nail is shaped in a stiletto nail shape!

14. Glitter and Foil

A woman's nails with milky and sheer white mani looks with spots of gold glitter and flecks of foil
Image courtesy of @nailcouturelincoln

We’re obsessed with white and gold nail designs! Look at how eye-catching this milky and sheer white mani looks with spots of gold glitter and flecks of foil.  

15. Red, Gold, and Glamour

A woman with gold chrome nails with gold glitter, shiny red nails, and a nude-colored one with stunning red and gold rhinestones
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

We love this red and gold nail design that mixes gold chrome nails with gold glitter, shiny red nails, and a nude-colored one with stunning red and gold rhinestones. 

16. Bright Lights 

A woman's hand holding a gold nail polish
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

When it comes to gold nail designs, some prefer the more simple ones – and we don’t blame them, especially when using glittery gold nail polish can already make your mani look effortlessly chic. 

Lipstick Gold Nails

17. Autumn Warmth

A woman's hands with darker bronze at the top practically melts to shimmery gold in the middle before fading into pale pink nail beds below
Image courtesy of @marilyn_nail_art

Ombré nails is one of our favorite designs!

In this set, we love how the darker bronze at the top practically melts to shimmery gold in the middle before fading into pale pink nail beds below. 

Gold Round and Oval Nails

18. Lovely Aura

A woman's hands with  a thin sliver of glittery gold nail polish along the nail beds
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

A great way to elevate bare pale pink nails and give them a fancy turn is to apply a thin sliver of glittery gold nail polish along the nail beds and at the tips. 

19. Diamond Sparkles

A woman's hand holding sprinkle of glittery gold nail polish and some foil on your tips
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

Looking for a shimmering addition to nude nails? Add a generous sprinkle of glittery gold nail polish and some foil on your tips for a fantastic, sparkly finish!

20. Gold Christmas

A woman's nails with blend of gold sparkly foil and various gold holiday illustrations like snowmen, ornament balls, candy canes, and the gingerbread man on top of pale pink nails
Image courtesy of @jellybayn_nails

Celebrate the holiday spirit on your fingertips by wearing a blend of gold sparkly foil and various gold holiday illustrations like snowmen, ornament balls, candy canes, and the gingerbread man on top of pale pink nails! 

21. Peek-A-Boo

A woman's hand with black half-moons on your nail beds with glittery gold French tips over nude nails
Image courtesy of @nagelistic

For a unique and glamorous design, combine black half-moons on your nail beds with glittery gold French tips over nude nails. 

22. Celestial Lights

A woman holding up a nail with stars, sun, and moon using gold and white lines and shimmery fillings on top of opaque-looking nails.   
Image courtesy of @natalie_thedollshouse

Calling all astronomy fans!

White and gold is a match made in heaven via this gorgeous rendition of the stars, sun, and moon using gold and white lines and shimmery fillings on top of opaque-looking nails.   

23. Starlight Express

A woman with nude nails sprinkled with glitter and topped with sparkly gold French tips
Image courtesy of @mad.nice.mani

Want to make your holidays even brighter? Wear nude nails sprinkled with glitter and topped with sparkly gold French tips. 

Then add fun accent nails on your little finger and thumb with full gold glitter nail polish and sparkly white star nail art.

24. Gold Paint

A hand with gold and pink painted nails.
Image courtesy of @mad.nice.mani

Make your pink nails look like they’ve been casually dipped in gold paint for a chic, fun, and artsy flair.  

25. Glowing Gold

A woman with glittery finish gold colored nails
Image courtesy of @rltnailsandbeauty

Gold glitter nails can make even your most basic outfit look oh-so-fancy! We love how this shiny finish makes the glitter nail polish even more fabulous.  

26. Hearts and Crafts

A woman's nails with glittery gold French tips over nude-colored nails
Image courtesy of @paiwaloves

Add a twist to good old glittery gold French tips over nude-colored nails with this unique set. Opt for thin glitter gold tips with tiny chrome gold hearts underneath.

They definitely add sweetness to the design! 

27. All That Glitters

A woman's gold abstract shapes curving around in different angles on each nail lined in silver glittery nail polish
Image courtesy of @paiwaloves

Gold and silver nail designs mix two precious metal colors in one look, and the results are stunning.

We love these gold abstract shapes curving around in different angles on each nail lined in silver glittery nail polish.

28. Golds and Blues

A woman's nails with blue nails sprinkled with gold dust and gold textured nails full of thin gold lines converging at the center.
Image courtesy of @paiwaloves

Blue and gold nail designs are worth gawking over, especially if they’re anything like this combination of blue nails sprinkled with gold dust and gold textured nails full of thin gold lines converging at the center. 

29. Sweet Snowflakes

A woman's hands with half peach and half gold nails.
Image courtesy of @groovynailco

Combine pretty peach and glittery gold nails by painting your nails half peach and half gold.

Then, on your middle finger, add a fun accent by creating an ombré peach and gold glitter design with an intricate white snowflake in the middle.

30. New Year Sparkle

A woman's nails with delightful blend of flowers, fireworks, and decorated holiday ornament balls in gold, white, and blue-green nail polish
Image courtesy of @gocaranzanails

Make your manicure New Year ready with this delightful blend of flowers, fireworks, and decorated holiday ornament balls in gold, white, and blue-green nail polish. 

31. Pink and Gold

A woman's hands with gold glitter on one hand and pink rose glitter on the other

Who says you can’t wear two colors in one mani?

Pink rose and gold nail designs look amazing and can work beautifully combined on each nail or like this set with gold glitter on one hand and pink rose glitter on the other.

Square Gold Nails

32. Up Above

A woman's nails with gold glitter and nails painted pink with celestial accents like moons and stars
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Show your love for the night sky through your nails!

Mix up gold glitter and nails painted pink with celestial accents like moons and stars for a fun and sparkly mani.

33. Tips In Gold Chrome

A woman with gold chrome polish for standout square tips.
Image courtesy of @nailsbycarhendy

Gold French tip nail designs are classic and timeless, and this one is made even more glam by using gold chrome polish for standout square tips.

34. Holiday Glam

A woman's hand with gold glitter nails with shiny red nail polish and two nails featuring gold French tips outlined in thin red and white lines with snowflake nail art
Image courtesy of @tiptoenailstudio1

Gold, white, and red are gorgeous colors for Christmas!

This design combines gold glitter nails with shiny red nail polish and two nails featuring gold French tips outlined in thin red and white lines with snowflake nail art.  

35. Forever Diamonds 

A woman's nails with metallic gold nails by putting some black teardrop and emerald cut rhinestones surrounded by diamonds to your gold chrome French tips
Image courtesy of @arellyys_nailss

Add sparkle and sass to your metallic gold nails by putting some black teardrop and emerald cut rhinestones surrounded by diamonds to your gold chrome French tips!

36. Midas Touch

A woman's hands with peach-colored nails by adding one with full glittery gold nail polish and three with varying designs of glittery gold streaks, French tips, and white snowflakes.
Image courtesy of @arellyys_nailss

Add a dazzling touch to your peach-colored nails by adding one with full glittery gold nail polish and three with varying designs of glittery gold streaks, French tips, and white snowflakes. 

37. Moon and Stars 

A woman's nails are decorated with specks of gold foil on your nail tips and using gold nail polish to create a star and a crescent moon design on both middle fingers
Image courtesy of @getfinessedbyjess

Add nuanced style to a nude manicure by placing specks of gold foil on your nail tips and using gold nail polish to create a star and a crescent moon design on both middle fingers.  

38. Gold and Bronze

A woman's hand with plain gold glitter nail polish with rich bronze polish and gold foil French tips in the middle
Image courtesy of @acs.viktorianails

Gold and bronze colors look fantastic together!

This nail design blends plain gold glitter nail polish with rich bronze polish and gold foil French tips in the middle.  

39. Animal Print and Shine

A woman's hands with glittery-gold nails are made even more striking with the addition of one silver glitter nail with black animal print accents
Image courtesy of @acs.viktorianails

Love accent nails?

These glittery-gold nails are made even more striking with the addition of one silver glitter nail with black animal print accents.

40. Short and Sweet

A woman's hands with gold chrome square nails are with their solid color and shiny finish
Image courtesy of @madisondoesnailart

If you like glam manis without the hassle of maintaining long nails, opt for glossy gold nail designs for short nails.

Just look at how gorgeous these gold chrome square nails are with their solid color and shiny finish!

41. Flash of White

A woman's nails with dazzling white aura accent in the middle, topped with a clear bead or white patterns and tiny polka dots at the nail base
Image courtesy of @getnaileddbybri

Make your gold nails even more spectacular by adding a dazzling white aura accent in the middle, topped with a clear bead or white patterns and tiny polka dots at the nail base. 

42. Fancy Some Gold?

A woman with textured white tips, glittery gold nail polish tips, and a dazzling mix of the two in fun patterns and stripes
Image courtesy of @aracelis_nailsz

Long French tips are a glamorous design for long square nails.

This set is elevated even further thanks to this eye-catching blend of textured white tips, glittery gold nail polish tips, and a dazzling mix of the two in fun patterns and stripes!

43. Top to Bottom Gold

A woman's hand with two French tips on nude nails, one traditional tip with gold at the top and the other a reverse tip with gold along the bottom
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

French tip manicures look stunning, especially in gold!

These gold chrome nails are made even more chic thanks to the two French tips on nude nails, one traditional tip with gold at the top and the other a reverse tip with gold along the bottom. 

44. Orange You Glad?

A woman's hands with golden nails bright orange-gold is spectacular on square nails on a white background.

Is yellowish gold not your thing? Then try another shade!

This bright orange-gold is spectacular on square nails while taking on a warmer hue than its yellow-gold counterpart. 

Squoval-Shaped Gold Nails

45. Mixed Metal

A woman with mix metals in a chrome mani and negative space nails with a broad streak of clear-colored nail polish between the two sides painted with gold and silver chrome
Image courtesy of @paiwaloves

To give your gold nails a bit more of a sexy, sultry look, mix metals in a chrome mani and negative space nails with a broad streak of clear-colored nail polish between the two sides painted with gold and silver chrome.

46. ‘Tis the Season

A woman's nails are decorated with regular and reverse French gold manicures with delicate drawings of Christmas tree ornaments
Image courtesy of @paiwaloves

Gold Christmas nail designs are a hit during the holidays, and we love this minimalist design that blends regular and reverse French gold manicures with delicate drawings of Christmas tree ornaments. 

47. Foiled Again

A woman holding a pink nail with gold foil on it.
Image courtesy of @zeeceebeauty

Perk up pink squoval nails by adding haphazard gold foils to the tips to give them that gorgeous, edgy glam.

48. Cream, Gold, and Snow

A woman's hands with thumb that slowly transitions to full-on gold glitter nails on the little finger, with your middle finger showing a mix of half cream, half gold, and two delicate white snowflakes on top
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Go for a gradient gold mani by wearing cream polish on your thumb that slowly transitions to full-on gold glitter nails on the little finger, with your middle finger showing a mix of half cream, half gold, and two delicate white snowflakes on top!

49. Dripping Gold

A woman's nails with gold French manicure by adding a dripping gold effect to your accent nailpink nails with gold accents.
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Put a twist on the timeless gold French manicure by adding a dripping gold effect to your accent nail.

50. Black and Gold

A woman's hands with Gold and black nail designs are made instantly edgy thanks to the combination of two bold hues.

Gold and black nail designs are made instantly edgy thanks to the combination of two bold hues.

In this mani, glittery gold nails contrast nicely with the black nails adorned with various rhinestones on one and a vertical streak of gold on the other.  

51. Fabulous Foil

A woman's nails with foil isn't limited to one spot like the tips but instead scattered all over the nail

We adore gold foil nail designs! In this stunning set, foil isn’t limited to one spot like the tips but instead scattered all over the nail with breaks in between for an artsy, super-cool vibe.

Stiletto Gold Nails

52. Candlelit

A woman's nails with gold nails by mixing metallic and glitter gold on sleek stiletto nails
Image courtesy of @1999houseofnailsnz

Play with your gold nails by mixing metallic and glitter gold on sleek stiletto nails. The result is an elegant and eye-catching mani!

53. Gold and Green

A woman's nails with blending metallic gold, glossy dark green, and gold glitter nails with an accent nail in nude with white and green rhinestones
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

Green or gold nail designs are stunningly luxe.

This mani is flawless and expensive, blending metallic gold, glossy dark green, and gold glitter nails with an accent nail in nude with white and green rhinestones.

54. First and Second Place

A woman's hands with glittery gold and silver nail polish on both hands
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

Rock those precious metal colors on your nails by wearing glittery gold and silver nail polish on both hands for a nail design that sparkles beautifully.

55. Sexy and Sharp

A woman's nails with glistening gold, white French tips, and peach-colored nails with gold rhinestones on top
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

Alluring nails in sharp stilettos are a head-turner, especially if they blend glistening gold, white French tips, and peach-colored nails with gold rhinestones on top, like in this stunning mani.

56. Super Expensive

A woman's nails are decorated with French manicure that rocks pink and clear rhinestones with generous gold foil tips
Image courtesy of @studio_c_k

Gold nail designs with rhinestones add another layer of lux to your mani. Check out this stunning French manicure that rocks pink and clear rhinestones with generous gold foil tips.

57. Gold and Bold

A woman's nails with combination of gold and black curves with a gleaming chrome finish
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Want gold chrome nail designs?

This fantastic combination of gold and black curves with a gleaming chrome finish is perfect to wear for a glamorous night out. 

Why Wear Gold Nails?

Wearing gold nails can be a personal choice and a fashion statement. Here are some reasons why people might choose to wear gold nails:

Luxurious Fashion and Style

Gold nails can add a touch of glamour and luxury to one’s overall look. They can be a statement accessory and complement various outfits, especially for special occasions or events.

Like any form of nail art or nail enhancements, gold nails can be a way for individuals to express their creativity and personal style. 

Cultures and Traditions

In some cultures, gold is considered a symbol of wealth, prosperity, or good luck.

Gold nails may be part of traditional attire or customs for certain celebrations or ceremonies.

Confidence Boost

For some individuals, having well-manicured and stylish gold nails can boost their confidence and make them feel more put-together and attractive.

Oomph for Accessories

Gold nails can beautifully complement gold jewelry or accessories, creating a coordinated and fashionable look.

A woman holding a glass of champagne with gold nails.

Special Occasions

Gold nails can complement the festive atmosphere and add a joyful and celebratory vibe during holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Diwali, or other festive celebrations.

Festive Seasons 

During holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Diwali, or other festive celebrations, gold nails can complement the festive atmosphere and add a joyful and celebratory vibe.

Nights Out or Parties

Gold nails can make a statement when heading out for a night on the town or attending parties. They can add a touch of sparkle and draw attention to your hands.

However, it’s also important to note that wearing gold nails doesn’t have to be specific to the list above. If you want to wear gold nails even if there’s no special occasion or event, gold can give your nails a chic and gorgeous glow!

Frequently Asked Questions

Should You Wear Gold Nails If You Wear a Gold Dress?

Absolutely! You can wear gold nail polish with a gold dress to achieve a monochrome look. 

Quick Tip

To make the entire look better, here are some tips:

  • If your gold dress is eye-catching and shiny, choosing a slightly darker gold nail color without too much glitter is a good idea for a different texture.
  • If your dress is a darker gold color without much shine, you can go for a lighter, shinier gold nail color with a frosted, glittery, metallic, or holographic finish. 

This will ensure your nails complement and enhance the golden color of your dress.

What Other Colors Go Well With Gold Nails?

Several colors will go well with gold nails.

Here are some you can try:

  • Black
  • Navy blue
  • White
  • Emerald green
  • Deep Red

These colors offer a nice contrast to your gorgeous gold. You can also do pastels if you want something softer.

Elegant Gold Nail Designs Just for You

Gold will never go out of style!

Wearing gold on your nails is a way to add a touch of expensive and luxurious style to your ensemble without spending a ton on accessories. 

So choose from one of our faves for your next mani session, and be prepared to wow all your friends and acquaintances with your gorgeous glowing nails!

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