21 Birthday Nail Design Ideas for Your Special Day

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If you have a birthday coming up, check out these cool birthday nail design ideas. From fun and vibrant to subtle and elegant, you’re going to love these designs for your special day.

When Was the First Birthday Cake Made?

The first birthday cake is believed to have originated in Germany in the Middle Ages. The German tradition of celebrating a child’s birthday with a cake spread to other parts of Europe and eventually to America.

Today, birthday cakes come in all shapes and sizes, and many different cultures have their own unique traditions surrounding this special treat.

1. Purple and Yellow

These purple and yellow nails are bright, colorful, and fun. If you’re looking for creative design ideas, give this look a try.

orange and purple retro nails
Artist Credit: catherina_kety

2. Purple with White Hearts

Show off your loving side with these heart-themed nails. Choose your favorite color to replace the purple tips. This design would also look great with coffin nails.

purple heart nails
Artist Credit: _tarahi.nakhon_

3. Festive and Texture

If you’re looking for a design that’s festive and has plenty of texture, these colorful purple, blue, yellow, and white nails are perfect.

colorful nails
Artist Credit: afterhoursnaillounge

4. Spring Brights

Here’s a set of nails that are just perfect for spring and even summer. They have beautiful floral designs that you’re going to love wearing on your nails.

spring nails
Artist Credit: beautyandbeyond_byjenna

5. Shades of Brown Flowers

What I love about this design is that the color and floral design combination make these nails work for any time of year. Whether it’s summer or fall, this look is perfect for you.

brown flower nails
Artist Credit: buttercup__nails

6. Strawberry Nails

Can you believe that each of these strawberries was handpainted onto the nails? If you love food-themed nails, consider adding your favorite fruit to your design.

strawberry nail design
Artist Credit: clawanddagger

7. Purple Beauties

You don’t often come across purple nail designs, so I was thrilled to see this beautiful and creative look. The ring finger features a simple floral design.

purple flower nails
Artist Credit: _elixnailart_

8. Black and Orange

Allow your nails to stand out with this creative and fun design. Play around with different color palette ideas to make your nails fit your unique personality.

black and orange nails
Artist Credit: minoll.academy

9. Paw Prints

If you take a look at the ring finger, you can see that it has a cute paw print design. These nails are perfect for cat and dog owners, or animal lovers in general.

paw print nails
Artist Credit: ellen.iv.nails

10. Delicate Flowers

The artist behind these nails creates beautiful, soft, feminine, and dedicate nail designs. These nails are so original and unique, I absolutely love them.

delicate floral nails
Artist Credit: ironowa.nail

11. Vintage Doodles

Go for a vintage feel with these cute retro doodles. I love the designs that were chosen here, but you could definitely play around with different doodle ideas.

vintage retro nails
Artist Credit: bmb_nails

12. Elegant White Nails

If you want something elegant in every way, this design is just what you’ve been looking for. These nails are perfect for every occasion.

white nails
Artist Credit: lanails____

13. Birthday and Confetti

These are the ultimate birthday nails. They feature colorful confetti and the person’s age. Have fun playing around with different confetti colors, and don’t forget to include your age on your nails.

confetti birthday nails
Artist Credit: laquedown

14. Modern Daisies

If you love the daisy flower I hope this look inspires you. Speaking of daisies, did you know that the daisy is actually considered a weed? The daisy weed is one of the most common perennial weeds that pop up on lawns.

daisy flower nails
Artist Credit: lovenailsbysarah

15. Long Coffin Nails

If you love coffin nails, here’s a simple design for you to check out. If you prefer shorter nails, you’ll love these 19 Fabulous Short Coffin Nail Designs.

long coffin nails
Artist Credit: nailsbyarely__

16. Cute and Classy

These extra-long coffin nails are so cute and classy. They’re perfect for a birthday, wedding, or other events. The addition of the butterfly rhinestones is just gorgeous.

cute and classy nails
Artist Credit: nailsbylyssah

17. Kawaii Nails

If you want something fun, you can’t go wrong with these kawaii nails. If you love this art style, make sure you check out the artist to see more of their work.

kawaii hello kitty nails
Artist Credit: nailzbydianita

18. Classic Nude with Rhinestones

Long acrylic nails with simple colors and beautiful embellishments just can’t be beaten. There’s something about them that makes them so lovely to look at. You’re going to get so many compliments on your nails with this design.

classic nude nails with rhinestones
Artist Credit: naysbeautyspot

19. Black and White

Combine two colors to create a gorgeous nail design that you’ll love. I personally love these just how they are, with the black and white color palette.

black and white nails
Artist Credit: roberta.nails_

20. Elegant Bling

Yes, you can have elegant nails that are also blinged out. These nails feature gold flakes, rhinestones, textured flowers, and there’s even some glitter.

elegant bling nails
Artist Credit: shady.klawz

21. Dots and Swirls

Combine different patterns to create a beautiful nail design. This look includes dots and swirls in different but still coordinating colors.

dot and swirl nails
Artist Credit: sianhopsonnails

Whether you’re looking for a fun and funky design or something more elegant, we’ve got you covered. Check out these cool birthday nail designs and get inspired to create your own look. Have fun with it! Birthday nails are the perfect way to celebrate this special day.

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