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22 Festive St. Patrick's Day Nail Designs That Will Give You Some Extra Luck

These cute, easy nail art ideas are better than a pot o' gold!

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Everyone knows that wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is a must — and your nails are no exception! For a fun (and luck-filled) celebration in 2022, try out one of these fun St. Patrick's Day nail designs to prepare yourself for a day full of drinking green beer, eating delicious St. Patrick's Day food (bring on the corned beef!) and celebrating all things Irish. After all, what better time is there to get your green on than St. Paddy's Day?

No matter how you're celebrating this year, these St. Patrick's Day nail designs will give you all the inspo you need for a great manicure to pair with your most festive St. Patrick's Day outfit. So grab some green nail polish and go all out with some mini shamrocks or colorful rainbow decals — or keep it subtle by painting each of your nails a different shade of green. Whatever you choose, all of these nail styles are guaranteed to look great gripping a tall pint of Guinness — just don't forget to pair your mani with a pair of festive St. Patrick's Day leggings!

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1 Shades of Green

If you can't pick which shade of green you want to put on, why not wear them all? These ombre nails may be simple, but they're also totally festive and on-trend.

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2 Clovers on White

The simplest way to add a festive touch to your nails is to stick on some cute clover stickers. It's easy to do and effortlessly cute!

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3 Green, White and Orange

There's no mistaking this pattern, especially with the Irish flags that will be waving everywhere on St. Paddy's Day. So it's a good thing that Ireland's flag is easy to paint — just a vertical stripe of green, white and orange.

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4 Pot o' Gold

From the green french tips, to the "luck" text, to the gold glitter waiting at the end of the mini rainbows, this is one of the most festive manicures you can wear this holiday.

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5 Green With Envy

If you want a some nails that are festive but won't make you feel silly on March 17th, take a look at this manicure. The understated hunter green fits right in with the holiday, without looking over the top. Try gold nail tape for a straight, clean accent line.

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6 Four-Leaf Clovers

A sparkling green shamrock will certainly add some luck to your white manicure. If you don't have the artistic prowess to draw a freehand shamrock, a nail sticker will do the trick.

7 A Little Luck

With a clean, white base and small, black accents, this is the most minimalist mani on our list — if that's your thing. A nail pen will give you the precision to recreate that tiny text.

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8 Green French Tips

Give your classic French manicure an Irish twist with by replacing the traditional white tips with a glimmering green shade.

9 Sham-Rockstar

Whether you're adding glitter to the tips or mini shamrocks, these nails prove that you can add pretty much anything you want to a light green base and it will come out as festive as can be.

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10 Somewhere Over The Rainbow

What lies over the rainbow? We hope it's this manicure with it's colorful gradient and shamrock designs (and a pot o' gold).

11 Gilded Green

This lovely, forest green color is pretty as is, but some fun, gold decals take this manicure to the next level.

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12 Metallic Green

The unique chrome finish on these nails adds a fun twist to your classic green manicure.

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13 Pretty in Plaid

Something tells us Cher Horowitz from Clueless would have rocked these plaid nails, complete with a heart-turned-clover accent thumb. Boring nails on one of the most fun holidays of the year? Ugh, as if!

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14 Galactic Swirls

These nails are out of this world. The water marble style blends a goldish green and deep green to create a more subtle, modern version of the classic St. Paddy's Day nail set.

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15 End of the Rainbow

It's all about getting to that pot of gold. From thumb to pinky, you'll show the road to the end of the rainbow with this one. The pastel base and red to purple gradient is a colorful and unique design.

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16 Green Gradient

Celebrate before, during and after the holiday with this beautiful mani. Another great idea for those wanting to make their nails more timeless, this combines shades of green and sparkles.

17 Leprechaun's Luck

The most striking (not to mention, adorable) nail is the middle finger, which displays a leprechaun sporting a hat and full beard. Complemented by glittery gold, a clover and green dotted nails, this is for the St. Patrick's Day superfan.

18 Luck Galore

Let's face it: You need some luck to make it through the entire day of celebration. Give yourself a boost with horseshoes and a clover, among other stamped-on symbols.

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19 Luck of the Irish

There's so much happening here, just like the festivities on March 17. Whether you're actually Irish, or just have a passion for the color green, you can't go wrong with these nails.

20 Marble Madness

The marbled design, which shows green, black and gold, is super sophisticated. Plus, it's yet another reason to get a mani that won't need to be removed immediately after the holiday.

21 Minty Fresh

You'll feel one step closer to spring with these fresh, easy-breezy nails. No leprechauns or clovers are featured here, but everyone will know what you're going for with this plaid design.

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22 Gold Foils

Matte nails are all the rage, so keep your nails on trend with this gold foil-accented nail design.

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23 Peek-a-Boo Green

For a truly abstract look, add splotches of green to each nail in a unique way. Not only does this make for a truly customizable look, it has a funky, cool vibe without trying too hard.

24 Green Daisies

St. Paddy's Day is all about green and shamrocks, but it's also a few days before the start of spring. So why not adorn your tips with both springtime florals and St. Patrick's Day pizazz? These adorned nails are absolutely adorable.

25 Lime Leopard

Animal print nail designs are one of those trends that never get old. Adding poppy, nearly-neon green to this classic design makes it festive for St. Patrick's Day and beyond.

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26 Simple and Solid

There's a time for nail art and a time for a silky, buttery solid hue. If you're not feeling like fussing with nail art, stick with a basic shade like this emerald green.

27 Sage Silhouettes

This nail art design might look like graphic squiggles and lines, but they're actually hand-painted silhouettes. It's luxe, unique and has pops of sage green.

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