Are you looking for inspiration for your Valentine’s Day nails, but still want to look chic & sophisticated? We’ve got a roundup of some amazing pink & red nail designs that are unique and trendy. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but not in an over the top or in your face kind of way, which I love.
1. Pastel Color Blocked Valentine’s Nails
SoNailicious is one of my go-to sources for incredible manicure inspiration. So, for our first nail inspiration for Valentine’s Day, we have this adorable design with the pastel color blocked nail sealed with a mini heart.
2. Sexy Scalloped Red Nail Design
This is such a simple and unique Valentine’s Day nail tutorial from Cosmopolitan. It is a fun new take on the classic french manicure perfect for February.
3. Gold Studded Pink & Red Nail Design
Speaking of color blocked, I love this red & pink nail design with the gold stud accent.
4. Easy Applique Valentine’s Day Nails
Don’t trust yourself to freehand a heart on your nails? Not to worry. You can use these adorable nail appliques from InCoco that @kimbernails is showing off here. The style she is wearing is called Sugar Sweet.
5. Glitter Half Moon Pink Nail Design
This may be one of the most popular pink nail designs on Pinterest! So simple and cute with the glitter half moon design. And I have a nail hack for you to make it even easier! Use those binder hole protector stickers to easily create the perfect guideline for your half moon.
6. Linear Inspired Valentine’s Nails
I love this linear red & pink nail design! It is chic and perfect for Valentine’s but not overtly designed for the day.
7. Cute & Playful Stitched Heart Design
This next Valentine’s Day nail design is adorable with these cute stitched heart nails.
8. Valentine’s Nails for the Modern Minimalist
These Valentine’s nails are perfect for the modern minimalist. I love their pale pink background and hot pink square accent. They are so unique and creative.
9. Subtle & Chic Nude Pink Nail Design
I adore the simplicity of this nail design with the gold stud detail on the ring finger. Understated perfection.
10. Valentine’s Day Polka Dot Nails
11. Unique Pink Blocked Nail Design
12. Understated Mini Heart Manicure
I am all about the tiny heart accents for Valentine’s nails this year. They are just enough to be festive and yet still chic & sophisticated.
13. Negative Space Valentine’s Nails Designs
This negative space nail art is so unique for Valentine’s Day.
Continuing on the negative space trend, I love the chevron cut out detail of this manicure. This is a simple yet versatile idea you can add to your favorite pink or red nail designs.
14. Ombre Heart Nail Art Tutorial
Watch this video for a step by step guide on how to create these ombre hearts with items you already have at home: scotch tape and a makeup sponge. Personally, I would opt to do this on a single accent nail of an otherwise chic nude manicure.
15. Sassy Half Moon Valentine’s Nails
For a more sassy take on the half-moon glitter nail design, pair it with a bold red nail for Valentine’s Day.
16. Geometric Pink Nail Design
Guess how she created the triangles for this amazing geometric pink nail design without any stencils? She simply painted the silver polish on a plastic bag and topped with top coat. Then, once it dried, she peeled it off and cut it into triangles. Place them on the nails and finish with a layer of top coat. Voila! This nail design proves that hearts aren’t the only shape you can do for your Valentine’s nails.
17. Minimalist Red & Pink Nail Design
This red & pink nail design is such an easy minimal look with such a gorgeous result! Honestly, these have to be the perfect color choices. I love designs like these that are so simple and yet so unique.
18. Rose Gold Chrome Nails
Watch this tutorial on how to create rose gold chrome gel nails on your natural nails at home:
Want the look in less time? Try Essie’s Penny Talk, a great rose gold chrome nail dupe. This is the polish Ruth used on this look for the rose gold tips:
19. White & Pink Ombre Valentine’s Nails
I was shocked when I realized how easy it is to recreate ombre pink or red nail designs like this at home for Valentine’s Day. See for yourself in this tutorial. Plus, I have a nail hack for you. You can use Elmer’s glue as a dupe for the specialty latex coat that peels off for easy cleanup!
20. Adorable Love Letter Inspired Valentine’s Day Nail Art
This is such a creative love letter inspired nail design from @NailStorming, perfect for Valentine’s Day. I like how she chooses to just do it on a single accent nail instead of every finger.
21. The Perfect Valentine’s Day Manicure
This manicure has it all! I love the cute little heart and glitter accents of this mix & match nail design. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
22. XOXO Valentine’s Nails
Make sure you have your sound on as you watch the tutorial for this fun Valentine’s nail design.
23. Glitter Gradient Nail Design
For super easy pink or red nail designs perfect for Valentine’s Day, take whatever red or pink nail polish you have and add a glitter gradient. Here’s how:
24. Gold Flecked Red Nails
A unique alternative to glitter is this brilliant product from OPI: 18k White Gold & Silver Top Coat. It creates this gorgeous look that can be used on any base color for a luxe look.
25. Gold Leaf Pink Nail Design
There’s not much I don’t like a gold leaf accent on and nails are no exception. This pink nail design with gold leaf accents is beautifully done with the variation on each nail.
26. Floral Valentine’s Day Nails
I was absolutely mesmerized watching this incredible design by @PolishPeach. But if you want something a bit easier like me, you can also go for floral nail wraps like these.
27. Super Easy & Chic Valentine’s Nails
This Valentine’s Day manicure is a perfect example of the less is more philosophy. So simple yet perfect! Need pointers on drawing tiny nail hearts, follow this simple tutorial:
28. Heart Silhouette Nail Design
…or you can paint a side heart. Perfect for the beginner since no tools are required.
29. Heart Tipped Nails
…or our final Valentine’s Day nail design idea! Put your heart out there with this gorgeous heart-tipped nails look that is especially perfect for almond shaped nails.
For More Nail Art Inspiration: 33 Gel Nail Designs That You Will Want to Copy Immediately
I adore these brilliant Valentine’s Day pink & red nail designs! They are chic & sophisticated and almost all the designs are ones that every girl can pull off at home. Which one is your favorite?