2020 Gold Nail Design Trends

You can embrace the timeless golden nail look art in so many ways—glitter, foil, metallic, matte, textured—the options are endless. Whether you’re looking for gold nail designs that are dripping in the metallic hue or different ways to wear a subtle accent nail, Instagram has no shortage of options. To help you decide which aesthetic is right for you, we scoured the platform to find some of the best gold nail designs to date. Ahead, our favorite ways to wear gold nail designs.

Gold Stars


Always reach for the stars; these pretty, painted stars are whimsical and fun.

Golden Double French


When it comes to nail designs, less isn’t always more. So why not double up on the French-tip love for double the fun and glam?

Gold Foil


Nothing makes a metallic gold pop more than a black background. We love this combo and foiled look.

Gold Rhinestones

Over the Moon


Gold Dust


Placing gold, star-speckled glitter on the upper, lower, or side portion of the nail is a perfect way to add some flare to your mani without verging on full-on bling.

Glitter All-Over


Rose Gold Tips


Slanted Foils


This negative space mani pops just at the edges with the most delicate gold foil appliqué.

Simple Streaks


Sometimes less is more. Yep, even when it comes to nail art. In this mani, these thin gold lines stand out beautifully yet simply on a pure white background.

Striping Tape


These thin, straight lines make for the perfect geometric designs.



Mixed Media


Glitter, foil, and glue-ons make for a high-impact manicure.

Marble and Gold Flakes


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