50 Heart Nail Design Ideas You Will Love

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The heart is a universal symbol of love, so incorporating it into your nail design can be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and show your romantic side. 

A woman's hands with nude nail polish and white heart designs on  a pink background

Nails with heart designs are a popular choice for the month of love as they are a fun and festive way to show your love and appreciation for someone dear to you.

You can choose to go with a more subtle heart design or go all out with hearts on every nail. No matter which design you choose, heart nail designs are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.

Still got no design in mind? You’ve come to the right place! 

Browse through our 50 chic and stylish heart nail designs and get inspired to wear them on Valentine’s Day!

Heart Nail Design Trends to Try Now

These are the specific heart nail designs that are trending now. People all over social media are posting about their own creative versions of these:

Nails With Heart Tips

This is a unique take on the classic French manicure. Instead of the traditional off-white color for French tips, this trend paints the heart’s top part on the tips.

It could use different colors and textures depending on one’s preference. 

Tiny Heart Patterns

The classic way to create heart nail designs is to have hearts all over your nails or to paint tiny heart patterns. 

It is super fun and easy to make, and there are a lot of available press-on nails and stamping plates with this kind of nail design.

Beaming Hearts

This trend is sometimes regarded as the “Powerpuff Girls’ Pulsating Hearts” design. This features multilayered hearts in different shades that appear to be beaming from afar. 

Totally a chic and nostalgic trend, don’t you think?

Hearts as Accents

Another way to switch up your nail design is to add hearts as popping accents. 

Life is too short to wear the same plain color of nails every day. Also, the heart design is not a complicated shape to find and create! Whether you’re going for a 2D or 3D heart accent, you can easily take your nail game to the next level. 

Stylish Heart Designs for Nails

Whether you are a hopeless romantic or someone on a date this Valentine’s Day, heart designs on nails can be worn by anyone regardless of their relationship status. 

From classic or amped-up French tips to glittery pink nails and everything in between, there are trendy nail art heart design options for you!

Have fun looking!

1. Funky Heart and Sparks

funky nail art design
Image courtesy of @jellybayn_nails

Love is always magical for everyone. Add a fun twist to your nails by adding glitter, stars, hearts, and unconventional colors to make your Valentine’s date funky and memorable! 

2. Black Hearts on Classic French Tips

extra long square-shaped nails featuring classic French tips with black hearts and sparks all over
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Go all out with extra long square-shaped nails featuring classic French tips with black hearts and sparks all over. Don’t forget to finish it with clear gloss for a luscious finish.

3. Bright Red Hearts and Pink Tips

Image courtesy of @jellybayn_nails

Liven up a traditional French tip by alternating glossy red tips and bright pink tips with beautiful red hearts.

Tie them all together with touches of eye-catching, decadent gold.

4. Red Hearts on Nude

nude color base with stamp little red hearts in the middle
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

This minimalistic heart design nail art has a way of stealing hearts. All you need to do is use a nude color as your base and stamp little red hearts in the middle.

5. Monochromatic Romance

rock hearts with a black and white mani
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

You can rock hearts with a black and white mani if you prefer something monochromatic. This playful mani combines hearts, swirls, and French tips on gorgeous almond nails.

6. Pretty in Pink and Cream

heart nail design by combining stunning shades of pink with reverse French tips
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

Flaunt a gorgeous heart nail design by combining stunning shades of pink with reverse French tips, black and white dots and hearts, and a cream accent nail.

7. Pink and Purple Hearts

hard gel nails in pink with purple hearts on your right and purple with pink hearts on the other
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Can’t decide whether you want purple or pink for Valentine’s? Why not have them both by sticking hard gel nails in pink with purple hearts on your right and purple with pink hearts on the other?

Best of both worlds, don’t you think?

8. Red Hearts and White Tips on Nude Nails

classic white French tips with ring fingernail overloaded with hearts
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Celebrate Valentine’s day with classic white French tips with your ring fingernail overloaded with hearts!

9. Ace of Hearts

ace of hearts nail design
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

The meaning of the Ace of Hearts is  “desire for love”. Sounds like a perfect theme for Valentine’s day, right?

10. White Heart French Tips

ballerina-shaped nails and gorgeous white French tips
Image courtesy of @getfinessedbyjess

Give your hearts a stunning canvas with ballerina-shaped nails and gorgeous white French tips.

Add pretty hearts to the tips in pink and red glitter and matte white. The result is a romantic and pretty mani you’ll love!

11. Pretty Pink Infinity

pink nails with infinity design
Image courtesy of @jal.nailartist

Classic pink nails are always a romantic favorite.

Give this gorgeous mani even more love with the inclusion of an eye-catching infinity heart design.

12. Queen of Hearts

glossy red, black, and nude nails feature a stunning look inspired by playing cards and Alice in Wonderland
Image courtesy of @nails.byabb

Is there anything more perfect for a heart design than the classic Queen of Hearts aesthetic?

These gorgeous glossy red, black, and nude nails feature a stunning look inspired by playing cards and Alice in Wonderland.

13. Stars and Heart-Holed Tips

pale pink sculpted nails with gold star stickers
Image courtesy of @gocaranzanails

Give beautiful pale pink sculpted nails some standout style with fun gold star stickers. And instead of painting heart designs, create unique nail tips with hole-punched heart shapes.

14. Beautiful Brown Heart Frenchies

heart-shaped French tips in shades of creams and browns
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

Give your almond-shaped nails some gorgeous, cozy style with a nude base and these beautiful heart-shaped French tips in shades of creams and browns.

15. Black Hearts on Nude

minimalist heart nail design
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

A minimalist heart nail design that you can try is very simple to make. Use a nude color as your nail base, put a single black heart near the cuticle, and finish it off with a clear gloss on top. 

16. Glitter Hearts and Diamonds

purple heart design with french glitter tips
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

There’s no such thing as too much when it comes to heart manis!

This beautiful purple heart design brings together gorgeous, glittery mini hearts, giant hearts filled with diamonds, and French glitter tips.

17. Lovely Hearts on Lavender Tips

purple heart nails featuring fabulous freeform French tips and mini white hearts
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Hearts aren’t just for pink and red.

Purple is a perfect polish for heart nail designs, like these purple heart nails featuring fabulous freeform French tips and mini white hearts.

18. Red Hearts and Studs

nails with rhinestones and red hearts all over
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

For a romantic twist to your Valentine’s day-inspired nails, add rhinestones and red hearts all over to own the night. 

19. Hearts and Gems

blood-red acrylic nails in glossy and matte finishes accentuated with gems
Image courtesy of @gocaranzanails

Go glamorous with blood-red acrylic nails in glossy and matte finishes accentuated with gems in the shape of hearts.

This mani is even more unique because the gems are arranged in half-cut hearts on two fingers and are made whole when placed together.

20. Glossy Sweet Hearts

clear base and feature red and pink French tips
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Stunning short semi-square nails are a lovely canvas for heart nail designs.

These nails have a clear base and feature red and pink French tips and oh-so-cute tiny hearts, dots, and North Stars in the same colors.

21. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Holiday Hearts

Red and white create the perfect holiday-inspired manicure
Image courtesy of @valenciabeautynails

Red and white create the perfect holiday-inspired manicure, especially with icicles and snowflakes.

Add some love to your mani with big snowflakes and half-cut hearts on your middle nails.

22. Nude Nails and White Hearts

sugary glitter polish and deep French tip accents
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Give these a little texture with sugary glitter polish and deep French tip accents for sophisticated style.

Gorgeous nude stilettos are the perfect base for gorgeous white-hot hearts.

23. Embossed Hearts on Pink Tips

french tips with an embossed pattern of little hearts
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Color your French tips with shades of pink and white and amp them up with an embossed pattern of little hearts. 

24. Nude and Gold Hearts

clean, short, glazed pinkish nude nails combined with tiny metallic gold hearts
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Want something sweet and stylish?

Try clean, short, glazed pinkish nude nails combined with tiny metallic gold hearts. It’s a classic Valentine’s look you’re sure to love. 

25. Metallic Gold Love

plain square-shaped pale pinkish nude manicure with glazed golden heart
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

A lone glazed golden heart can make each plain square-shaped pale pinkish nude manicure stand out.

Add a bit more texture by drawing a bright red outline to the gold hearts.

26. Ombre Nails and Multi-Textured Hearts

bright and vibrant hot pink in a gradient nails
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

Nude is always a good choice, but make it stand out more by pairing it with bright and vibrant hot pink in a gradient.

Top with hot pink heart nail accents in smooth and glittery finishes.

27. White and Brown Hearts

mini hearts on the nude nails
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

If you love a mix of light and bold for Valentine’s Day, you can paint your square-shaped nails chocolate brown, nude, and white.

Use these colors for mini hearts on the nude nails.

28. Heart Cherries

coffin acrylic nails with alternating french tip and pink heart design
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

These gorgeous coffin acrylic nails look refreshing and romantic with alternating deep white French tips and pale pink heart cherries outlined in fuchsia.

29. Beautiful Doodle Hearts

fun heart nail design on nude matte nails
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Go for a fun heart nail design on nude matte nails and these fun doodle hearts with bright colors that bleed outside the lines.

30. Red V-Cuts and White Hand-Painted Hearts

red V-shaped French tips and carefully hand-painted white hearts
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

Long and beautiful coffin nails are a gorgeous canvas for matte polish.

Keep the sleek and sophisticated look by opting for red V-shaped French tips and carefully hand-painted white hearts.

31. Pink and Red Heart Tips

Long almond nails with a nude base and alternating red and pink French tips
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

Long almond nails look stunning with a nude base and alternating red and pink French tips.

Then add a romantic touch with pretty alternating pink and red hearts on each tip!

32. Pink Heart Beams

multi-layered hearts design nails
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

This multi-layered hearts design is all over the internet, and we totally get why! This design can be mixed with different shades and patterns, making it very eye-catchy when worn. 

33. Groovy Pink and Purple Hearts

groovy mani combines pink, pale pink, and lavender in stunning beaming hearts
Image courtesy of @rmnailtech

This gorgeous groovy mani combines pink, pale pink, and lavender in stunning beaming hearts, sexy swirls, and classic French tips.

34. Animal Print Heart Tips

trendy heart nail design which features glossy nude nails with fun and funky heart tips
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Go for the unexpected and try this trendy heart nail design which features glossy nude nails with fun and funky heart tips in pretty pastel colors and animal prints.

35. Glitter Pink and Heart Stickers

pink almond nails with ombre glitter tips and delicate black heart scribble stickers
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Watermelon pink almond nails stand out with romantic style by adding pink ombre glitter tips and delicate black heart scribble stickers.

36. Heart Strings

pink-nude nails with strings of hearts
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

If you’ve found someone to whom your heart is forever chained, let them know!

But if you feel like it’s too soon to tell, show them hints like pink-nude nails with strings of hearts. We hope they’ll get the message!

37. Glossy Heart Bouquets

hot pink and red mixed mani has a stunning glossy finish and features bouquets
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

If you love super standout nails, this hot pink and red mixed mani has a stunning glossy finish and features bouquets of handpainted mini pale pink, white, and red hearts.

38. Coffee and Cream and Hearts

nails with heart designs in coffee hues
Image courtesy of @minea.nails

Wearing nails with heart designs in coffee hues match any length and skin color! 

This is even perfect to wear if you’re meeting the love of your life for the first time over a coffee date. Perfect timing? Definitely!

39. Minimal Hearts on a Nude Base

nude base with minimal design
Image courtesy of @1999houseofnailsnz

If a white base is too light for you, go for a nude base this time! It’s a perfect color to make minimal accents — such as little red hearts — pop. 

40. Colorful Hearts

heart nail art in different pastel colors
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Add a fun twist to your nail design with hearts by painting them in different pastel colors!

41. Cute Chrome Hearts

heart nail designs by combining pale pink and one striking tiny chrome navy blue hearts on each nail
Image courtesy of @leannehaycock_

These stylish nails offer a unique take on heart nail designs by combining pale pink and one striking tiny chrome navy blue hearts on each nail.

The result is a stunning Valentine’s look that you can enjoy all year.

42. Pink and Black Pop Art Heart Nails

pink and black pop art nails with rhinestones
Image courtesy of @tiptoenailstudio1

These pink and black pop art nails with rhinestones are too cute.

Whether you’re meeting your friends or someone special on Valentine’s Day, this is a pretty heart nail design that you can wear. 

43. All Over Pink Hearts

all-over heart pattern on beautiful short square nails
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Be heart-crazy and go overboard with an all-over heart pattern on beautiful short square nails.

Make them stand out even more by doing hearts in different gradient pink colors.

44. Burning Love

bold-red and white French tips with sexy flames
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Channel that burning passion with gorgeous bold-red and white French tips with sexy flames.

A symbolically hot way to show your love!

45. Rainbow Heart French Tips

painting pretty mini hearts on your nails in gorgeous rainbow colors
Image courtesy of @nails.by.iz_

Get super cute French tips by painting pretty mini hearts on your nails in gorgeous rainbow colors!

Add even more texture by making the mini hears on each nail various shades of the chosen color.

46. Black and White Valentines

black and white ballerina-shaped heart nails
Image courtesy of @kuypernailart

Ditch colors and go for black and white ballerina-shaped heart nails like this gorgeous French tip mani.

Alternate the colors on the tips for a stunning monochromatic style with alternating colored heart accents.

47. Gorgeous Glossy Hearts

minimal heart nail design
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

If you want something simple and sweet, this minimal heart nail design is for you.

All you need to do is pair pink nude glossy nails with gorgeous white hearts. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and sexy.

48. Marble Gold Heart Mani

pale pink marble nails
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Get a sweet, sleek, and romantic manicure by choosing pale pink marble nails.

Add a metallic gold outlined heart on your accent nail for standout style.

49. Rainbows and Hearts

beautiful red hearts beaming rainbows nails
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

“Love knows no race and gender.”

Show your pride on your nails with these beautiful red hearts beaming rainbows.

50. Neon Love Hearts

milky white acrylic nails
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

These stunning milky white acrylic nails look vibrant and romantic with neon blue, pink, and purple hearts and stars and “love” written on an accent nail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Heart Nail Design Hard To Recreate?

A heart nail design is far from being the most difficult design that exists. 

In fact, it is quite easy to accomplish a basic heart shape with either freehand painting or the use of simple stamps and stencils. 

To make more intricate heart shapes, one can play around with different tools such as dotting tools, angled brushes, stickers, or stamps. 

If you don’t want to go too complex, you can always add glittery accents or colorful polishes to make your heart shapes pop. 

With a little bit of practice, anyone can easily master creating heart design nails!

How To Create a Heart Nail Design?

To get started, choose the shade of polish you want to work with. If you’re feeling bold, pick something bright and fun like red or pink. 

Once the background color is on and dry, start brushing heart shapes on each nail. 

If you’re not confident about drawing, get creative! You can stack 3D hearts, rhinestones, and pearls for a different effect. 

There are other designs that you can recreate depending on your preference. Scroll up to see which designs you want to do and research more about the steps, or you can refer them to your nail stylists. 

Express Your Love Through Heart-Designed Nails

A woman's hands with white nail polish and red hearts on them.

Nail art is a fun and creative way to show your personal style and reveal your feelings, especially love! 

These heart nail design ideas are a perfect way to bring a bit of color and sparkle into your style. Whether you opt for something subtle and romantic or bright and bold, these designs will certainly make a statement.

Ultimately, choose something that will make you happy and confident when you look down at your finished nails.

Have fun experimenting with different looks until you find the right match for this romantic occasion!

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