42 Sunflower Nail Designs To Brighten Up Your Summertime

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Do you want to add a touch of summertime to your manicure?

How about adding sunflower nail art to your nails?

Sunflowers make a great design choice. They’re bright. They look cheerful. Plus, they’re perfect for summer. However, finding the perfect nail design can be challenging.

But don’t worry! We’ve done the research and taken the guesswork out of selecting some of the best sunflower nail designs you can recreate or ask for during your next appointment at the nail salon.

Whether you’re looking for something simple and understated or bold and eye-catching, we’ve got you covered. 

Read on to get inspired by these beautiful nail designs with sunflowers.

42 Sunflower Nail Art Designs You Need to Try

1. Sunflower Edges on Olive Green Polish

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a green nail polish base that has half-sunflower nail art in yellow color and black polish
Image courtesy of @rltnailsandbeauty

If green is your favorite color, add half-sunflower nail art designs near the nail cuticles. This makes a unique look different from the usual yellow color scheme of sunflowers.

2. Dainty Sunflower Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has different sunflower nail art with small gems in yellow polish
Image courtesy of @rltnailsandbeauty

Looking for a simple sunflower manicure? If you have short nails, choose a nude base and add different sunflower nail art on each nail for a dainty yet chic look.

3. Polka-Dot Sunflowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of white, nude and yellow nail polish base that has black-and-white polka dots and sunflower nail accent
Image courtesy of @topcoat_tonic

These cute sunflower nails are perfect to wear with a flowy summer dress! We love how the black-and-white polka dots and the realistic sunflower nail accent make the whole look pop.

4. Orange Tips and Rhinestones

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy nude nail polish that has orange and yellow French tips, sunflower nail art and a few rhinestones
Image courtesy of @arellyys_nailss

The color combination of this mani reminds us of sunflower fields during the sunset. We love the clean look of the orange and yellow French tips on this mani.

Add oomph to this look by adding a few rhinestones to the sunflower nail accents.

5. Sunflowers and Purple Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish that has sunflowers design on each nail and purple French tips
Image courtesy of @swaknails

If you’re looking for a summer sunflower nail design decorated with sunflowers on each nail, this manicure is for you! Don’t forget to add lavender French tips on each nail for an elegant look. 

6. Pastel Yellow Sunflower Design

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of nude and yellow nail polish that has sunflower with white outlines on petals and polka dot designs
Image courtesy of @lamournailsnz

This monochromatic manicure gives off a fun vibe by using cheerful shades of yellow to create sunflower and polka dot designs. We also love the sunflower accent’s clean white outlines on each petal.

7. Sunflower Floral Art

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has detailed sunflower nail design in yellow and green polish for the leaves
Image courtesy of @furorinails.makeup

If you want a stunning sunflower nail design, go for this look. We love the detailed sunflower art on each nail that makes the manicure look like a work of art.

8. Square Polka Sunflowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with white, nude and yellow nail polish that has polka dot and sunflower design
Image courtesy of @cupidsnailfile

Another version of the polka dot and sunflower design — this time with a square nail. It also looks stunning!

9. Subtle Dots & Sunflower Accent

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has a sunflower nail art on select nail and delicate yellow dots
Image courtesy of @monmayernails

Elevate your natural nail polish by adding a charming sunflower accent. Enhance the nude-colored nails with delicate yellow dots, bringing a touch of flair to this chic and minimalistic look.

10. Purple Almond Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a purple nail polish base that has half-sunflower art
Image courtesy of @nailsby_avril

Paint your nails with a light color like lavender nail polish, and add an accent nail with half-sunflower art to make your manicure stand out.

11. 3D Orange Ombré Sunflowers

A closeup of a woman's stiletto fingernails with matte yellow and orange ombré that has add a 3D sunflower accent
Image courtesy of @charliesnailsnbeauty

Want sunflower ombré nails? How about trying this design that reminds you of sunsets? Paint stiletto nails with a matte yellow and orange ombré and add a 3D sunflower accent to make it unique.

12. Tiny Sunflowers

A woman's fingernails with a nude colored nail polish base that has sunflower nail art
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Oval nails with nude-colored nail polish already look stylish. But adding intricate sunflower nail art on each nail makes a statement. We love how this design looks like you’re growing sunflowers on your nails!

13. Red-Orange Nails with Sunflower Accents

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy red-orange nail polish that has half-sunflower nail art on two nails
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

If you’re feeling bold, use a vibrant red-orange nail polish to paint your nails and add half-sunflower nail art on two nails. Complete this mani by finishing it with glossy nail polish for a sexy appeal.

14. Tiny Sunflower French Tips

A woman's fingernails with a pale pink nail polish base that has tiny sunflowers French nail tips
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

Using tiny sunflowers as French tips on each nail will always make a wonderful go-to design you can pair with any outfit.

15. White Sunflower Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of white and nude nail polish base that has one polka-dot nail and two sunflower nail accents on a clear base
Image courtesy of @rachelsbeauty_

If you’re looking for a sunflower nail design for short nails, this manicure is for you! It’s decorated with one polka-dot nail and two sunflower nail accents on a clear base that gives it a versatile look you can wear to work or on date nights.

16. Quarter Sunflowers

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has a beautiful sunflower nail designs on each nail
Image courtesy of @letyournailsglow_

Make your sunflower nail art for each nail stand out by painting them in different corners over nude-colored nails.

17. Moody Sunflower Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy nude and deep brown nail polish that has two sunflowers to the nude accent nails
Image courtesy of @leannehaycock_

If you want to wear a dark shade of mani, go for deep-brown nail polish and add two sunflowers to your nude accent nails. This color palette blends well with the hues of real sunflowers. Gloss your mani up for a classy look.

18. Red & Yellow Sunflower Coffin Nails 

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a mix of red and yellow nail polish base that has a 3D sunflower and the other with a black rhinestone-embellished nail on the yellow polish
Image courtesy of @studio_c_k

The gorgeous shade of this red manicure gives off an independent woman vibe. We love the nail accents of this design — one with a 3D sunflower and the other with a black rhinestone-embellished nail on a yellow-colored base.

19. Royal Blue Sunflower Stiletto Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of  a glossy and sparkling royal blue and nude nail polish base that has sunflowers nail design on nude polish
Image courtesy of @nails.byabb

For a short stiletto nail design, use bold colors like royal blue. We love how the gloss and sparkle of the blue nails make the sunflowers on the nude-colored accent nails stand out.

20. Yellow Sunflower Floral Art

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a mix of glossy nude and yellow nail polish base that has sunflower art and floral accents to clear nails
Image courtesy of @nails.byabb

Paint your nails yellow and add sunflower art and floral accents to clear nails for a touch of sophistication and elegance.

21. Baby Blue Nails

A woman's fingernails with a nude and baby blue nail polish base that has sunflowers on top of one nude-colored nail each hand
Image courtesy of @nailsbyrebecca__

There are no rules when it comes to what base color to use when painting sunflower art on your nails. So if you want a unique and refreshing look, go for a baby blue manicure! Then paint sunflowers on top of one nude-colored nail.

22. Nude Nails With 3D Sunflowers

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a glossy nude nail polish base that has a 3D sunflower to one nail each hand
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

For those with long nails but want a simple look, paint all your nails nude, and don’t forget to ask your nail artist to add a 3D sunflower to one nail for flair.

23. Chunky Glitter and Ombré Yellow Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with gold glitter and yellow ombré nail polish base that has a 3D sunflower on one nail
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

To create an all-glam look, use gold glitter and yellow ombré nails. Then paint a 3D sunflower on one nail. This design is something we recommend wearing at formal events!

24. Sunflower Paintings and White Lines

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a clear and yellow nail polish base that has white marble line accents on clear polish and detailed sunflower art on one nail each hand
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

We love the yellow manicure and clear nail polish with white marble line accents on this design. The beautifully detailed sunflower art on one nail gives this manicure a feminine look you’ll want to wear for elegant nails this summer!

25. Matte Red & Yellow Nails With Rhinestones

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with matte-colored red and yellow manicure that has rhinestones and 3D sunflowers to accent nails
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

If you’re looking for a sunflower design to wear for a dressy occasion, we highly suggest this one! The matte-colored red and yellow manicure looks good. 

But to make your accent nails stand out, add rhinestones and 3D sunflowers for a sophisticated appeal.

26. Clear Yellow Ombré Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with sparkly ombré manicure in clear and yellow polish that has a shimmering sunflower accent on select nails
Image courtesy of @omayra.nails

You can elevate short coffin nails by adding a shimmering sunflower accent. We love how this nail shape goes well with the sparkly ombré manicure.

27. Fancy Sunflower Nails

A woman's fingernails with an all-yellow ombré manicure that has glittery swirls, 3D flowers, and sparkling rhinestones
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Going for an all-yellow ombré manicure is a fun way to add different nail accents. We love how the glittery swirls, 3D flowers, and sparkling rhinestones blend together to create a quirky look.

28. 3D Sunflowers & Sugar Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has diagonal French tips in yellow polish and sugary glitter and different 3D sunflower designs
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Use two of your nails to create different 3D sunflower designs to show off your long nails. Then design the rest of your nails with traditional and diagonal French tips using yellow polish and sugary glitter. 

29. Ombré White Sunflower Nails

A woman's fingernails with a nude-and-white ombré color combination that has 3D sunflowers on the accent nails
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

For the prettiest sunflower nail design that’s also versatile, opt for this one! With its nude-and-white ombré color combination embellished with 3D sunflowers on the accent nails, you can wear it with almost any outfit!

30. Yellow French Tips on Almond Nails

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has yellow French tips and a 3D sunflower to one nail each hand
Image courtesy of @kikinails_ebeauty

Instead of painting all of your nails with yellow French tips, add a 3D sunflower to one nail as an accent.

31. Purple and Yellow Glitter Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of nude, purple and yellow glitter nail polish that has half-sunflower nail art on select nails
Image courtesy of @holliebedsbeauty

This is a great design for those who want to add a purple color and half-sunflower nail art to their nails. Paint one nail with yellow glitter for a glitzy look.

32. Pastel Yellow Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a mix of nude and yellow nail polish base that has simple sunflower accent on select nails
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

We love the yellow shade and the simple sunflower accent used in this design. The shades of this manicure gives off a soothing feel.

33. Sunflower And Yellow Mani Rows

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base on one hand and yellow nail polish on the other that has sunflower nail art for accent on the nude nails
Image courtesy of @bysarahnailartist

Instead of painting one nail with sunflower nail art for accent, why not paint each of the nails on one hand with sunflower art? Create a playful look by painting the nails on the other hand with yellow nail polish.

34. Nude Polka Dot Sunflowers

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has black polka dots and sunflower nail accents
Image courtesy of @polishedbykiah

If you want something simple for your next nail design, use a nude-colored base and try  decorating your nails with black polka dots and sunflower nail accents.

35. Edgy Black and Yellow Sunflowers

A woman's fingernails with a mix of black and yellow nail polish base that has white polka dots and sunflower art on select nails
Image courtesy of @polishedbykiah

Looking for a black sunflower nail design?  You can never go wrong with combining yellow, black, and white.

Paint two nails with black nail polish, then decorate one with white polka dots on one nail and create sunflower art on the other for a unique look. Then paint the rest of your nails yellow.

36. Golden Dots Sunflower

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has glittery polka dots and two sunflower nail accents
Image courtesy of @_iwnails

What we love about nude-colored nails is that you can add simple designs like glittery polka dots to transform your manicure into something more stylish.

You can get more creative by adding two sunflower nail accents to your nails.

37. Trendy Sunflower Nails

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of baby blue, purple, and white nail polish base that has polka dots and a sunflower accent on select nails
Image courtesy of @practicallymagic_nailsbeauty

Let’s take a break from the usual sunflower colors. For a playful look, use baby blue, purple, and polka dots on each nail. Don’t forget to save one nail to add a sunflower accent!

38. Pink & Deep-Magenta Diagonal French Tips

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a pink nail polish base that has diagonal deep magenta French tips and a sunflower accent
Image courtesy of @nailsbyjenny_az

We never imagined that pink nails with diagonal deep magenta French tips could create a powerful look — even with a sunflower accent on top of a magenta-colored nail.

39. Pink Garden

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of grapefruit pink and nude nail polish base that has floral accents on nude polish
Image courtesy of @beautytendernails

We love how this design makes it look like you have a garden on your nails with its floral accents. Match the nail art by painting the rest of your nails with an adorable shade of grapefruit pink nail polish.

40. Nude and Pastel Yellow

A closeup of a woman's fingernails with a combination of nude and yellow nail polish base that has sunflowers nail designs on select nails
Image courtesy of @getfinessedbyjess

Boost these pastel yellow nails by painting two nails with nude-colored nail polish, then painting sunflowers on them to create a dainty look that’s pleasing to the eyes.

41. Sunflowers and Bees

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has cartoon sunflowers, bees, glitter French tips in yellow polish

This manicure is decorated with cartoon sunflowers, bees, glitter French tips.

It may sound impossible to pull this off, but paired with a summer-themed outfit with more muted colors, this manicure can look playful and grab everyone’s attention.

42. Sunflower Blue Tips

A woman's fingernails with a nude nail polish base that has sky blue French tips and detailed sunflower accents to them

There is something about colored French tips that makes your nails pop. The sky blue tips on this manicure are eye-catching, especially when you add detailed sunflower accents to them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sunflower Nails

How Do You Make 3D Nail Art Stay on Your Nails?

To make 3D nail art stay on your nails, proper nail preparation is key. Start by ensuring your nails are clean and free of any oils or residue. Trim and shape your nails as desired, then gently buff the surface to create a smooth canvas.

Next, apply a base coat to provide a strong foundation for the 3D design. Allow the base coat to dry completely before proceeding with the nail art application. Then use nail glue to attach any 3D pieces you want to add to your nails.

You can finish off with a top coat to help secure the embellishment on your nail. However, if you want a matte look, apply the top coat around the 3D art to ensure that the embellishment stays in place.

How Do You Safely Remove Nail Charms?

You can safely remove nail charms by using a pair of nippers to dig up the edges glued to your nails to lift them a bit. You can also file around the sides until the charms pop off.

The reason for doing these methods instead of soaking them in acetone is that acetone will tarnish the color of your nail charm, which is not ideal if you plan to reuse them.

How Do You Paint Sunflowers on Nails?

To create a sunflower manicure, you’ll need some yellow, brown, and green nail polish. You’ll also need a small brush or dotting tool.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to paint sunflowers on your nails:

  1. Start by applying a base coat to each of your nails. Then apply a coat of yellow polish.
  2. Once the yellow polish is dry, use your small brush or dotting tool to create the center of the sunflower with brown polish.
  3. Use the same tool to create the petals with yellow nail polish.
  4. Finish off the design by painting some green leaves and stems.
  5. Voila! You now have beautiful DIY sunflower nails.

Pick a Few Sunflower Nail Designs To Flaunt This Summer!

We hope these 42 sunflower nail designs have inspired you for your next summertime mani!

Remember to take your time and have fun with it; after all, your nails are a canvas for creativity!

So go ahead and choose your favorite design, grab your favorite brand and color of nail polish, and get ready to brighten up your summertime with some sunny sunflower nails!

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  • Shai Urbano

    Shai is a licensed pharmacist with a Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy. She uniquely intertwines her medical expertise with a fervent passion for beauty. With an intrinsic understanding of ingredients and formulation, she's the proud creator of her own line of products designed exclusively for naturally curly hair. Over her four-year writing career, Shai consistently delivers content enriched by her distinct blend of knowledge and enthusiasm.

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