Flowers, especially daisies, mean that spring has sprung! During this time, it isn’t uncommon to see people accessorizing and dressing up to match the romantic summer glow with a whole bunch of flower accessories.
One of my favorite ways to accessorize with flowers is by painting my nails with daisies. It’s fairly simple and is an easier look to recreate than other trending nail art designs. A daisy is basically a five-dot flower that you can make with a stamping technique, which is almost not surprising to see this trend take over Instagram and Pinterest.
With a few tricks, this simple but intricate-looking design can save you a trip to the nail salon. Plus, daisy nails are just too cute!
Next, we’ll go over how to paint daisy nails as well as some of the trending manicures right now. Or, feel free to skip ahead to the daisy nail inspo photos if you just want to see pretty pics!
Painting Daisy Nails
Daisy nails are really easy to do as long as you have the right tools!
To paint daisy nails, you only need four polish colors: white and yellow for the daisy, a base color, and a clear protective coat for the finish. You can always mix up or change traditional daisy colors for a different palette.
For the extra tools, you’ll need a toothpick and/or a metal dotter.
Pro-tip: Time-limited? Instead of painting all your nails with daisies, try painting one or two accent nails instead.
Trending Daisy Nails:
Here are the top types of manicures with daisies that are trending right now.
1. Multi-Colored Flowers
Ever wondered what a garden looks like on your nails? A variety of daisies and flowers painted over a bright yellow base can look good with a flowy sundress. Perfect for summer!
2. White Daisies on Navy Nails
Want vivid and noticeable daisy nails? With a dark navy blue base, daisies can easily be highlighted and noticed even with just one glance. I would pair these nails with formal looks, such as a white blouse or a white dress.
3. Bright Red Base + Daisies
Red is an unconventional color to pair with daisies, but it doesn’t mean you should try it! To complement the red base, you can switch up the daisies’ center with black polish.
4. Dotted Daisies
Negative spaces add an aura of minimalism, simplicity, and elegance. Plus, dotted daisies are so easy to replicate with a metal dotter or a toothpick. Instead of making brush strokes for the petals, simply make small dots, leaving a little gap for every petal in between.
5. Y2K Daisies
Feeling playful? Add a bit of color! Use pink, blue, green, and yellow for your daisies. You can keep the center of each daisy yellow, or you can mix and match. To make the colors pop out, use a white base.
6. Green Nails with Daisy Accent
Green nails paired with a nice daisy accent create a beautiful contrast. Aside from that, the perfect shade of green can also mimic a bush surrounding a bud of daisies. The perfect placement for this design would be somewhere in between the point and the pinky finger.
7. Monochromatic Daisies
There’s nothing more edgy and unconventional than monochromatic daisies. By replacing the traditional yellow center, you recreate a whole different aura. I love pairing it with a flashy base but you can always leave it as is. Perfect for every outfit!
8. French Tip With Colored Daisies
French tips never go out of style, they just evolve! With a classic French tip, simply stamp one to three mini daisies on each tip. You can change the tip base to a different color other than white for a more vivid effect.
9. Daisy Sticker Accent
What’s the easiest way to rock daisy nails than to stick them on? If time is not your best friend, you can always find daisy stickers and charms to create a nail accent. You can paint the rest in one solid color. Now you’re ready to impress!
10. Pastel Blue and Daisies
Pastel colors are the equivalents of daisies. They give off a dainty, soft, and feminine touch. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t combine both!
11. Yellow Nails and Daisy Accent
Since yellow is only used to paint the center of a daisy, it doesn’t get that much attention. To balance it out, use your yellow polish to paint the rest of your nails. Leave one nail to paint the daisy accent.
12. Multi-Colored Pastel Nails and Daisy Accent
Another daisy accent nail trend that you will surely love! Instead of using a single color for your nails, use two to three pastel colors. Leave one nail to paint the daisy accent.
13. Navy Blue Tips And Daisies
Ever thought of drawing daisies on your tips? If you have longer nails, you can paint them with a slightly thicker French tip, making sure to leave enough space to draw miniature daisies.
14. Bridal-Inspired Daisy Nails (White Nails)
Looking for a bridal-friendly design? To add a bit of fun to an all-white set, you can leave one nail for a daisy accent. What makes this a great option than other flower types is the dainty and subtle character. Perfect for a bride!
15. Bridal-Inspired Daisy Tips (Mini Daisies On Tips)
Want a subtler and feminine version of the French tip? Scratch that up and paint daisies instead! Start with a naked or nude base and paint on the tips. It’s so much easier than to perfect French tips by yourself at home.
16. Peek-A-Boo Daisy Nails
Another playful way to paint daisies on your nails is by painting them on the side most or corner most areas of each nail, highlighting only half of a daisy. For an accent, you can choose one nail to draw a full daisy.
17. Daisies with Gold Center
Wearing daisies for an evening event? Replacing yellow with a tint of chrome or gold polish can do the trick! For the base, you can go with a light rose or nude.
18. One Daisy Per Nail
A subtle way to add daisies to a naked nail is by painting one daisy on the base of each nail. You can do the “dotted daisy” effect to create a minimal style.
19. Doodle Daisies
Doodle-style nails are much more vivid and bolder than most traditional versions. The base should be white and the daisy is “drawn” using black polish. The center should still be yellow. For a cleaner look, opt for a thinner and smaller brush.
20. Daisies with Happy Face Doodle
Funny, humorous, and cute. This design is inspired by Korean trends that are popularly known on Instagram and Pinterest. A happy face doodle placed on a stamped daisy can certainly add character and life to your nails!
21. Multi-Sized Daisies
Create depth and story with daisies by drawing them in different sizes. You can choose one or multiple colors to play around with. If you’re feeling experimental, you can distort them to add an artsy effect!
22. Neon Daisies
Neon daisies are fun, hip, and unique! As opposed to the usual “dainty” effect, neon daisies can add as an accessory to any party-ready fit. If they glow in the dark, the better!
23. 3D Daisies on Gold Nails
Want to go extra? Put on some daisy charms! They’re cute, fancy, and easy to put on. If you have longer nails, the better. A larger surface area can give you more allowance to put more daisies.
24. Chunky Daisy Charms
Chunky daisy charms usually come along with other Y2K-inspired pieces. Some press-on nail sets also come with built-in daisy charms, which can save you from any DIY work. So much easier!
More Daisy Nails For Inspiration:
Pastels are the perfect colors for spring. They’re bright, they’re soft, and they’re just so pretty to look at! So if you’re looking for which color to choose for your next daisy manicure, I would suggest going for a gorgeous pastel blue color as your base coat!
If you’re looking for something more natural and subtle, then this muted, pastel orange would be perfect for you! They’d look so good on every skin tone and you can draw on daisies for your accent nail.
If you want a cooler-toned base coat for your daisy nails, why not try this pretty lilac shade? They give such a feminine vibe perfect for the Spring season.
Nothing’s more classy than a white daisy nail design. I love how the petals match the rest of the nails so effortlessly, and if you want your daisy accent nails to stand out, try using a transparent base coat so the attention will be on the florals.
If there’s one color that reminds me of spring, it would be yellow. Yellow is such a gorgeous and happy color that you can wear every day, so why not put it on your nails? It’ll fit with a daisy design and it can also match the pollens on the flowers.
Here’s another subtle and natural daisy manicure you might love. This one shows off a sheer and natural base coat that will make your nails look clean and put together. It also has a very minimalistic daisy design that looks both understated and romantic.
If you want a pop of color on your daisy nails but still want to keep things natural, this particular design is for you. Using a natural base coat, the daisies stand out even more with their bright colors.
Put a floral twist to the classic French tip by incorporating these beautiful daisies into the mix! This will give this already chic manicure a more fun and flirty vibe for the Spring season.
For a quirkier and more fun aesthetic, you can opt to use gel extensions for your daisy nails. The longer shape also gives off a more feminine vibe!
These pastel purple nails are utterly pretty! The longer shape of the nails also gives you more room to create slightly bigger daisies or more tiny daisies around the bast coat.
You already know that French nails are a classic manicure but you can also pair it with your daisy nails to give them a more dainty aesthetic that’s perfect for the Spring season.
If you want more color out of your French manicure, forego the white tips and use bright pink nail polish instead! I assure you, the pink won’t clash with the daisies.
If you’re tired of seeing the usual glossy finish on manicures, try going for a matte texture on your next manicure session. You can even opt for a pretty pastel green as your base coat.
Mix and match different pastel colors for a unique palette on your next manicure. You can use a nude polish for your accent nails and draw on daisies with petals matching each color of your nail.
You can never go wrong with a classic, white manicure. It just effortlessly gives off an elegant aesthetic that you can wear on any occasion. Leave your accent nails bare except for a clear base coat and those fresh daisies.
One of my favorites on this list is this particular daisy manicure. Not only do I love the dainty aesthetic as well as the matte finish, but I love that this one is suitable even for those with short nails.
Pastel blue and white daisies look so pretty together! If you already have almond-shaped nails, this one is a definite must-try!
You’ve already seen quite a few different iterations of the French manicure on this list but I can’t possibly leave out this one! I’m a huge sucker for purple tones and I just love the dainty aesthetic of these daisy French tips.
Looking for daisy nail designs that are still colorful? Pair pink and green together for your daisy manicure this Spring season. These two colors look so good together and if you opt for a more muted shade for both colors, your daisy nails will pop even more!
I love how abstract the design on these nails is! You can choose which direction the linework goes on your nails and then top it off with your classic daisies.
From afar, your nails are going to look natural with this manicure but it would be such a pleasant surprise for anyone who looks close enough to notice the colorful French tip and daisies on your nails.
I love the soft, muted pink on these nails! They look so pretty and romantic, perfect to wear on a date or on a casual day out with friends. Match it with white daisies with pink pollens for a more cohesive aesthetic.
If you’re looking for a unique color to wear on your nails, you should definitely give a pastel mint green a try. Such color is going to give your nails a fresh and sweet vibe.
Accentuate the daisies on your nails with some pretty greenery like this particular manicure here! This is one of the cutest daisy nail designs for the full garden effect.
For a rather psychedelic aesthetic, you might want to check this manicure out! I love how the pinks, whites, and yellows all come together to create such a wonderful look.
Here’s a subtle and natural daisy manicure that all the minimalistic girls will surely love! It’s also one of my favorites here!
If you’re looking to stray from the usual pastels this Spring, then you might want to go for a darker base color like this gorgeous midnight blue. This is sure to make your daisies pop and create a gorgeous contrast.
Here’s a pretty, matte daisy manicure you might like if you’re into pastel blue nails. You can either draw the daisies yourself or get nail stickers or even press on nails for a less fussy application.
If you want to be trendy this Spring season, try doing some jelly nails for your daisy-themed manicure. This has been a trend in Korea and I can tell this will soon just be as popular here in the west!
Look pretty in yellow with these quirky yellow French tips and daisy accent nails!
Here’s another jelly nail-inspired manicure that you can incorporate into your daisy nails!
Add a touch of edginess to your daisy-themed manicure by using black polish instead of white for your French tips. This will also make your daisies stand out from the contrast.
I am obsessed with how the daisies are embossed onto the nails! It almost looks like real daisies sitting atop your soft pink manicure.
So subtle and so chic, these nails will delight everyone who looks close enough to notice the daisies painted on your nails!
For those who don’t want an overwhelming amount of daisies onto their nails, you can mix and match different patterns and daisy nail designs to your manicure so that your nails aren’t just all daisies.
This muted green is a totally unique color that you should give a try this Spring season!
Add some sparkle to your daisy-themed manicure to add a luxe and glamorous vibe to your nails.
Here’s a gorgeous daisy nail art that is sure to remind you of beautiful sunsets and the summer season!
Another one of my favorites on this list is this pretty, orange daisy manicure! I love how vibrant and warm it looks!
If you’re looking for something minimalistic and subtle for your daisy nail designs, these jelly, daisy nails are one to consider!