The 1920’s gave us many things, like flappers, jazz, and prohibition. Hey, we didn’t say all of them were good! But you can celebrate one of the most beautiful parts of the Roaring ’20s with these creative Art Deco nails.
This style is all about geometric shapes, gold accents, and lots of shimmer and shine. And what do we do with shiny things? We put them on our nails, of course! Just be aware that you’ll probably attract a crow or two.
Art Deco nails are perfect for anytime you want to feel fancy or add some glitz and glam to your look. Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, your birthday, or a giant party at the house of a mysterious self-made millionaire who’s trying to gain the attention of a long lost lover…then this is the look for you.
Grab your feathered headband and fringe LBD, and get ready to party like it’s 1920, old chap. Screenshot these ideas for your favorite nail tech, or try creating them yourself. But if you want straight lines, maybe try painting these before you enjoy any bootlegged moonshine.
The 18 Best Designs for Art Deco Nails
1. Pink, Green, and Gold Nail Design
These are the perfect nails to accompany your Great Gatsby novel. You know, holding it. What? You thought you had to read it to count?
2. Black and Nude Nails With Rhinestone Accents
When in doubt, add rhinestones. Yes, that even includes your toothbrush. Sparkly rhinestones = sparkly teeth! Everyone knows that.
3. Neutral Art Deco Nails
Spice up your usual nude nails with this understated design. Well, as understated as glitter can be.
4. Green and Gold Nail Design
Don’t quote us on this, but we’re pretty sure Gatsby would have had a better chance of gaining Daisy’s attention if he had used these green nails instead of a green lantern. Or, if he had just picked up a phone.
5. Blue and Pink Art Deco Nails
This Deco design is both sharp and soft at the same time. We’re not sure how they pulled off that juxtaposition, but we are glad we remembered some of our SAT vocabulary.
6. Nude Nails With Black Lines
These minimalist nails still say Art Deco. Just not very loudly.
7. Blue and Gold Tip Nails
The ’20s were all about luxury and glam, and nothing says that quite like peacock feathers. And nothing says that you love animals by opting to honor them on your nails, not your shoulders.
8. Pink and Black Art Deco Nails With Rhinestones
After seeing this gorgeous design, we’re convinced that Barbie would have the coolest flapper outfits. And sure, Ken can get some cool clothes to match, too.
9. White, Gold, and Black 1920’s Nail Design
These nails only took us 4 hours, 22 minutes, and 87 seconds to complete. We’re pretty sure that’s a record! Are nail painting speed competitions a thing? We might have just found our hidden talent. Guinness World Records, here we come.
10. Multi-Color Art Deco Nails
You heard it here first: yellow, pink, gold, blue, and green are a winning combination. We’re not sure what award they won, but we’ll let you know when we figure it out.
11. Black Nails With Gold Lines
Black and gold is a timeless combo, just like how mac and cheese with hot dogs is a classic. Who’s ready for a fancy dinner night?
12. Shimmery Teal Line Nail Art
The name of the shimmery teal polish is “Gamma Ray Blaster.” So BRB while we go back in time to blast some aliens. You’re welcome in advance.
13. Gold Gilded Nails With Glitter
Talk to the hand(s) takes on a whole new meaning with these gilded nails. We’re not trying to be rude, we just want to show you our fancy nails!
14. Stained Glass Mermaid Nails
This aquatic design really puts the “art” in “Art Deco.” We hear the jazz club scene was wild under the sea!
15. Art Deco Eyeball Nails
Who needs eyes in the back of your head when you have eyes on your nails? The only downside is that our optometry bill is now astronomical.
16. White and Gold Nail Design
You’ll feel like you’re back in geometry class with this Art Deco design. Except, you know, without all the math and stuff. Phew, we were starting to get sweaty.
17. Black and Gold Art Deco Nail Stamps
These nails look complicated, but you can actually make them with a stamp! If only we could do taxes with a stamp, too.
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