Gold is a glamorous and stylish choice for your nails. It is versatile so can be worn with any other color and nail art design. Not only that, but gold nails can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion from a relaxed day to a special event. With so many ideas available, it can be difficult to choose your next nail look. So, we are here to help narrow down your choices and have found 43 stunning gold nail designs. We have beautiful patterns, sparkling glitter nails, trendy chrome and more. There really is a design to suit everyone.
1. Nude and Gold Nail Design
The first gold nail idea we have to show you is this bold look. These nails are long and coffin shaped with one neutral nail and the rest are gold. Two types of gold have been used one is glam glitter, and the other is more sparkly. It is a gorgeous nail design that will wow. The products used to create the look are Cinnamon Rose Gold, Hola and Smokey Nude which are available from JustNails.
2. Gold Glitter Nails with Stars
Our next idea is out of this world! Some of the nails are gold glitter and the others are nude with gold dots and stars. The stars are stunning and will make your nails stand out from the crowd. You can buy stars for your nails online so you can recreate a similar look at home.
3. French Ombre and Gold Chrome Nails
Next, we have a super stylish ombre look. This design includes chrome, French ombre and gold chrome nail designs. Some of the nails are embellished too. We love this nail idea because it combines ombre and chrome which are two of the must-have nail trends. A manicure like this is perfect for the ladies that want to make a statement.
4. Simple Gold Nails
These nails are painted in a stunning gold foil polish. It is a simple and stylish look that will suit every nail length and shape. The nail polish used to create the look is Zoya in shade ‘Astrid’.
5. Dazzling Gold and White Nail Idea
One of the great things about gold is that it will compliment any other color. A chic color combination you can try is gold and white and the nails featured below are a beautiful example. The nails are long and stiletto shaped and each nail has a different design. A manicure like this is perfect for a special occasion where you want to feel glam. Recreate this design with a white polish, gold glitter polish and gems or take inspiration and create your own dazzling white and gold look.
6. Pretty Gold Nails
You can create elegant nail art with gold. This next design features dark gold chrome nails with three accent nails in gold glitter. With just two colors and a few rhinestones, you can create stunning nails just like these. Instead of chrome, you can opt for a matte or glossy finish nail polish in your favorite gold shade.
7. Matte and Gold Coffin Nails
Next, we have a trendy and glamorous nail idea to show you. Most of the nails are matte nude and there is one glitter nail and one chrome nail too. Two of the nude nails also have gold embellishments. It is a gorgeous look and you can recreate it or try your own version. Recreate without the chrome and gold decorations for a more subtle look.
8. Stylish Half Gold Nails
If you are looking for stylish nail art to try, then this next idea is for you. Here we have soft gold nails with a diagonal section of light color. The two colors look amazing together and create a chic and trendy look. You can recreate this nail art with tape. Simply paint on the gold color and when dry, add some tape in a diagonal line, then paint the other color on one side of the tape. You can find tutorials online. The colors used are OPI Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey! and Jessica Cosmetics Simply Sexy.
9. Matte Black Nails with Gold
Another cool color combination you can try is black and gold. Our next nail idea shows how to wear these colors in style! Here we have black matte coffin nails with a trendy gold design. It is a gorgeous nail idea and will make a statement. A design like this is best suited to longer nails as you can show off that beautiful gold nail art.
10. Gold Glitter Coffin Nails
Love glitter nails? The this idea is for you! Here we have coffin nails that are covered in dazzling gold glitter. There are also two accent nails with gold glitter tips and the rest of the nail is nude. It is a stunning set of nails that would be perfect for a party or special occasion. You can check out the products used to create the look and find out where to buy them on the nail artist’s page below.
11. Matte White and Gold Coffin Nails
Next, we have another simple and very stylish gold idea. These nails are coffin shaped with two colors used. One is a glittery gold shade and the other is matte white. It is a stunning look that is easy to wear and to recreate. To create this manicure at home you will also need a few gold studs and a nail glue.
12. Gold Glitter and Nude Nail Idea
Our next idea is pretty and sparkly. One of the nails is a light nude shade while the others are gold. We love this nail design because the gold glitter is beautiful and the different golds used just make the nails stand out from the crowd. Nails like these are perfect for the chic ladies that want to make a statement.
13. Bold Gold Coffin Nails
Looking for a bold nail idea that will wow? Then this is for you! Some of the nails are gold chrome, one is covered in gold decorations and one has gold tips. This is a creative and unique nail design that will give everyone nail envy! You can recreate this look or make it simpler by using a gold nail polish with one embellished accent nail. Gold nail decorations can be bought online and stuck onto your nails with nail glue.
14. Gold Nail Design for Short Nails
Another color combo you should consider is silver and gold. These two colors suit each perfectly and will give you a trendy mixed metal look. Here is a beautiful way to wear gold and silver. The tips of the nails are silver glitter and the rest of the nail is gold glitter. There is also a nude cuticle design too. This is such a stylish idea for short nails. Recreate this look or you can have the nails all gold and silver without the cuticle nail art.
15. Trendy Gold Pattern
Want to try a subtler gold look? Then these nails are for you. The nails are nude with a trendy gold pattern. The nail art does make a statement but it is not as bold as some of the other designs. You can wear nail art like this every day and it will suit any occasion. You can recreate on short nails too, the look is perfect for any nail length.
16. Statement Gold Chrome and Matte Nails
If you do want your nails to be bold, daring and statement making then this next idea is for you. Most of the nails are gold chrome, some are matte nude and two nails on each hand are covered in gold embellishments. These nails are dazzling and will get you noticed! You can recreate the look with gold polish, nude polish and embellishments which can be bought online.
17. Elegant Ombre and Gold Nails
Next, we have a pretty and stylish design to show you. These nails are created using a French ombre technique. This is such a simple but amazing idea!
18. Pretty and Simple Nail Idea
Our next idea shows an easy way how to wear a sparkly gold nail polish. Simply paint three of the nails into a light pink shade, and two of them into a sparkly gold one. This nail design is perfect for spring and summer and special occasions like prom or wedding.
19. Nude and Gold Glitter Nails
Gold will look gorgeous with any nail art, so you can experiment and try different looks. This nail idea features nude nails with elegant white nail art and some of the nails have a diagonal design too. There are also some nails covered in gold glitter. This is beautiful nail idea and it will suit everyone. Recreate the manicure or try only one or two of the designs.
20. Gold Chrome Nails with Crystals
Love chrome manicures? Then you need to check out these nails! Most of the nails are gold chrome with one crystal accent design. It is a trendy and sparkly idea which is perfect for the ladies that like their nails to be bold. You can recreate the look with any gold color and with any rhinestone design.
21. Glittery Gold Nails
Next, we have another easy look that will make your nails stand out from the crowd. These nails are painted in a stunning gold glitter polish. It is just an amazing set of nails that would be perfect for a party, night out or other special occasion.
22. Glam Gold Leaf Nail Design
Give your nails a glam makeover by choosing a gold leaf design like this one. The nails are all painted in a neutral shade with a gold leaf design on each one. We love this idea because it is so artistic and creative. You can use gold leaf on your nails at home. Simply paint your nails in a nude matte shade then place the gold leaf on the nail and secure with a top coat. There are tutorials online too.
23. Dark Gold Chrome Nails
The last nail idea we have to share with you is this dark gold chrome look. These nails are short and each one is covered in chrome. This such a trendy and edgy design. Recreate this manicure for a bold look or you can create a chrome accent nail and pair it with other nail colors such as matte black.
24. Neutral Nail Color and Gold Glitter
Next, we have a neutral and gold design to show you. So for this look, some nails are a dark neutral tone and the others are gold glitter. We love this color combo because the darker shade tones down the gold but the glitter still makes a glitzy statement. You can recreate something similar or use a lighter nude tone with the gold.
25. Gold Stiletto Nail Design
If you love bling and really want to glam up your nails, then this is for you! Here we have stiletto shaped nails and each one has a different design. As you can see, the gold chrome really wows and stands out. You can buy gold rhinestones online and stick them on with nail glue. Recreate this look or opt for just one design on all nails.
26. Long Ombre Nails
The next nail idea is trendy and bold. For this look, some nails have orange ombre, one is marble and the last nail is gold glitter ombre. We love the ombre and marble art, it is so stylish. While the gold just really jazzes up the mani. This look is perfect for the spring and summer. You will find ombre and marble nail tutorials online.
27. Dark Gold Nail Design
Add some glam to your nails with a design like this one. Here we have short coffin nails and they are all either dark gold or brown. One nail is also decorated with two sparkly rhinestones. This is a pretty and elegant design that will suit all nail lengths and shapes. Any color combination would go nicely with these gold glitter accent nails.
28. Gold Glitter Tips
Next, we have a gorgeous, glam and statement making design. The nails are long and coffin shape. It is just such a stunning and unique look. Each nail starts nude while the tip is either gold glitter or clear with gold butterflies. Four of the nails also have gold rhinestones. We’re obsessed with this look!
29. Soft Gold Glitter Nails
Not all of the gold art has to be very bold. You can opt for a softer look like this. The nails are shorter with a sharp point. Each one is painted in a light rose gold glitter color. The glitter is quite subtle and the overall mani is stunning. You can find similar nail colors online and this mani is perfect for parties and special occasions.
30. Glitzy Glitter Nails
The next nail idea is another glitzy and sparkly one. Some nails are neutral color and some are decorated with gold glitter or a metallic gold color. We love the color palette and the different gold textures create such a statement making look. Recreate the whole design or you can use one or two looks on all nails.
31. Gold Chrome Nails
Be dazzling and bold in gold with this next nail design. For this look, each nail is a bright gold chrome color. The shape is almond but you can opt for any other shape and length. As you can see, the chrome is so statement making. You can try a similar gold look and even add some rhinestones or accent details. This mani is perfect for those who want to stand out from the crowd in style.
32. Subtle Gold Glitter Nails with Flowers
Next, we have another subtler gold look. All of the nails are painted in a soft gold glitter polish. Two nails are decorated with rhinestones and flowers. The flower looks so elegant with the gold glitter and the design would be perfect for a wedding. A similar gold glitter polish would look stunning on longer nails as well.
33. Gorgeous Gold and Black Nail Design
Another gorgeous color combo is black and gold and this is a stunning way to wear it. These long nails are a coffin shape. Most of them are black and one nail is clear. Each nail is also decorated with gold foils, rose gold rhinestones and glitter. It is such a glam and glitzy design. This is another mani that would be perfect for a party or night out.
34. Glam Stiletto Nails
Next, we have another glam look. These are sharp stiletto nails. Some nails are nude and some are completely covered in glitter. Most of the nails are adorned with tiny, dark gold rhinestones. The colors are stunning and the glitzy gold looks amazing. If you want nails that will wow, then this is perfect for you.
35. Bold in Gold
If you want to be bold in gold, then this is for you. Here we have long nails and each one is covered in bright, sparkly gold. This is such an amazing look that definitely makes a statement. Recreate this or you can have the gold as an accent nail. For a subtler mani, you could have nude nails with the gold as an accent. This look was created using ‘Rich AF’ polish from I Scream Nails.
36. Nude and Gold Glitter Ombre
We love this next nail idea and it is another one of our favorites! These nails are long and coffin shaped. Each one is nude which then changes into a gold glitter design. It is like a sparkly ombre look! You can buy gold glitter polish online, so you can recreate a similar look. This mani is a must-have for nights out, parties and it will be great for the holiday season and NYE.
37. Gold Glitter and Bronze Foils
Gold looks amazing with other colors such as silver. But have you ever thought about trying bronze?! Well, here is how to wear the combo in style. One nail is nude, some are nude with glitter tips and the last nail has gold sparkle with bronze foils. As you can see, the two metallic tones look amazing together. Bronze foils can be bought online. You can recreate the whole look or use the gold and bronze on all nails.
38. Glitzy Nude and Gold Glitter Nails
Next, we have a glitzy and glam look. So for this, some nails are nude, one has glitter tips and one nail is completely sparkly. The gold looks stunning with the nude and the overall mani just stunning. A design like this will look amazing on longer nails and it is perfect for stiletto nails as well. Again, try the whole look or use one or two designs on all nails.
39. Pretty Gold Nail Idea
This next nail idea is so pretty and unique. Most of the nails have different art including metallic gold, gold glitter and nude. This is a gorgeous and creative look that would be great for special occasions. We think this design would look amazing on stiletto nails too.
40. Super Long Nails with Bling
Love the nail ideas with bling? If so, check this out. Here we have super long nails. Some are matte nude, one is glittery and the last nail is bold and gold with rhinestones. If you want your nails to make a statement, then this is perfect! You can try a similar design on shorter nails in different shapes.
41. Trendy Nude and Gold Design
We love this next nail design too! For this look, we have nude nails with gold glitter tips. The nude and gold is a stunning combo and the whole design looks so trendy and modern. You can use nail tape or stencils to create a similar pattern. Try the gold and nude or use gold with any other color.
42. Glamorous Glitter Nails
Next, we have another glam mani to show you. Each nail has a different gold design including glitter ombre and glitter tips. It is a very stylish and bold design. You can try a similar look or try one design on all nails. This nail design is just stunning and doesn’t need any rhinestones or other accent details.
43. Nude and Gold Glitter Nails
The next nail design shows a more low-key way to wear gold. Most of the nails are nude and one is covered in sparkly gold color. The nude tones down the gold but it still does make a statement. Try the design on very long nails like these but the nude and gold combo will look amazing on shorter nails too.
We hope you have found a stylish gold nail idea to try!