Celebrating the Fourth is always fun, especially if you dress festive! Wearing red, white, and blue always makes it even more exciting. Not only can you wear festive clothing to help you celebrate the Fourth, but also you can totally add something extra to your look with some festive 4th of July nails.
The Fourth of July is the perfect time to try out some fun new nail designs because there are so many different designs you can choose from. The colors are bright and bold, and the designs can be as over-the-top or simple as you’d like.
So, with the Fourth of July right around the corner, you should start thinking about what kind of nail designs you will want to be wearing to help you celebrate the holiday.
And, to help you get inspired, here is a list of 21 patriotic nail designs for the 4th of July!
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4th of July Nail Designs
1. Fourth of July Heart Nails
If you are looking for something cute and fun to wear on the Fourth, I definitely recommend these Fourth of July heart nails!
With this nail design, you will create super cute nail art featuring the American flag and the Fourth of July iconic colors. There’s also a super cute summer tie-dye accent nail.
Just check out this tutorial to see how to get these Fourth of July heart nails!
2. Burst Nail Art
For those of us who want something different than the usual Fourth of July nail designs, I recommend this burst nail design!
This will give you a unique nail design that will totally help you look festive on the Fourth. Make sure to have silver, red, and blue nail polish to create the look, and have some tape on hand to make your lines perfect.
3. Drag Nail Design
Another super cool nail design you can totally try for the Fourth is this red, white, and blue drag nail design.
To achieve these nails, you will need to use a special technique to get the drag effect using red nail polish. It’s pretty simple to do once you get the hang of it, and you can apply it to tons of other nail designs in the future.
So, I definitely recommend checking out this video to learn how to get this look!
4. Polka Dot Nails
For another fun and festive look, you could also try out this polka dot nail design using red, white, and blue nail polish.
This is also a great look for those who like to do French tip designs. It’s a great, festive variation on the classic French tip look.
This design will give you a fun and festive 4th of July nail look that you will love, so if you are interested, check out this tutorial to see how to achieve it!
5. Gel Nail Wrap Design
For a more simple nail design, you can also try out this gel nail wrap design! With this design, you will have a simpler but still festive look for the Fourth.
All you need to do to achieve this look is to add this Fourth of July-inspired gel wrap to a few of your nails, and you will be ready for the Fourth!
6. Swirl Nails
I am sure a lot of us have seen the trendy swirl nail design look, but did you ever think about trying out this look for the Fourth of July?
To achieve this look at home, you will be using the iconic Fourth of July colors to create a fun and festive swirl design on your nails!
Or, you can also purchase these Fourth of July press-on swirl nails to make doing your nails so much easier. I highly recommend these because they’re perfect and take minutes to put on.
7. Leopard Print Nails
Another unique nail design that you can totally try for the Fourth is a camo leopard 4th of July nail design, as seen above.
For this nail design, you will combine a leopard print design with red, white, and blue nail polish. Check out this quick video tutorial to see how to achieve this festive and unexpected look.
8. Multicolored Firework Nails
If you are looking for a nail design that uses other colors rather than the usual red, white, and blue nail looks, this one may be the perfect one for you!
This nail look uses multiple different colors to recreate the look of fireworks on your nails. This will give you a fun and colorful festive look for the Fourth that you will be obsessed with!
So, check out this video tutorial to see how you can achieve it at home.
9. Fourth of July Marble
For those of us who love the marble nail design, you also can totally recreate this design using red, white, and blue for the Fourth!
So, make sure to check out this video tutorial to see how you can get 4th of July marble nails.
10. Floral Nails
If you want something different than the firework or American flag designs for the Fourth, you can also totally recreate nail looks with the iconic colors!
For example, you could totally do a floral nail look on your nails using red, white, and blue nail colors.
Or, you can purchase these floral Fourth of July press-on nails to help you achieve a festive nail look! These are stunning and can be worn again and again.
11. Star Design
If you have never done Fourth of July nail designs before and want to try them at home, I recommend doing a simple star nail design for the Fourth.
For example, this video tutorial will be just what you need if you are a beginner at nail designs! You’ll just need your polish of choice and a small detail brush. (This super affordable nail brush set from Amazon is our favorite.)
12. Glitter Gradient Nails
You can also totally go for a sparkly nail look for the Fourth! For example, this glitter gradient nail look may be just what you want.
To create this look, you will use silver, red, and blue glitter polishes to get a fun and festive look you’ll love wearing on the Fourth!
Just check out this video tutorial to see how to get these festive nails.
13. Color Blocking Nails
Color blocking is another nail design technique that you can also totally try for the Fourth! A great way to do this is with an American flag nail design.
You can also add some other fun details to this look with a drip nail design using the Fourth of July colors!
14. July 4th French Manicure
If you love the classic French manicure, you can also add some fun details to your usual French manicure look to make it festive for the Fourth!
For example, you can add some rhinestones and nail decals to your look to make it super festive for the Fourth.
Just watch this tutorial to see how to do it!
15. Everything Fourth Nail Set
If you want a nail design that is cute and festive for the Fourth, I recommend checking out these adorable July Fourth-inspired press-on nails!
These nails will give you an adorable nail look using red, white, and blue that you will be obsessed with. The best part is these aren’t specifically July 4th-themed, so you can wear them again and again this summer.
16. July 4th Nail Art
You can also totally do a bunch of fun designs using regular nail polish in red, white, and blue colors.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, check out this video of different nail art that you can try at home!
17. Accent Nails
Another fun way to make your nails festive for the Fourth is to add an accent nail! With an accent nail, you can create a fun Fourth of July design like this American flag look.
This will give you an easy and fun way to make your nails look patriotic for the Fourth!
18. Simple Firework Nails
If you want to try out a fireworks nail design for the 4th, but you want something a bit more simple, I definitely recommend checking out this easy fireworks nail art!
With this look, you can use some sparkly nail polish to create some super cute and straightforward firework designs on your nails.
Just check out this video tutorial to see how to do it!
19. Glitter Nail Polish
You can also totally use some glitter Fourth of July-inspired nail polish to create a super simple but also fun nail look for the Fourth.
Just purchase this glitter nail polish, and you will have festive nails in just one step — it couldn’t be easier.
20. Simple American Flag Nails
Of course, the American flag is also another great idea for some festive Fourth of July nails.
So, if you want something to make your nails look patriotic for the Fourth, I recommend trying out this flag nail design! The video above will show you how to do it.
21. Sparkly Flag Nails
You can also totally do a sparkly American flag design like this one to get a patriotic Fourth of July look.
This will make sure that your nail look looks extra festive and fun for when you celebrate the Fourth! Just check out this video tutorial to see all the details about how to create this look.
Which nail design from this list do you think is the most patriotic?
What nail designs will you be trying for the 4th of July? How are you celebrating the 4th of July?