One of the hottest trends in nail fashion is yellow acrylic nails. It is such a versatile color that it can be fun, flirty, glamorous or even sensible enough for work. You have so many options when it comes to yellow, and it can add a pop of color to your style. Your nail style and color are two of the best ways to express your unique personality. You can do something exciting without a big commitment (like burgundy nails), meaning you can show your adventurous side through your cute nails. If you have been looking for new nail ideas and want to work the color into your style, these designs will give you some fresh ideas.
50+ Fun Yellow Acrylic Nails for Every Occasion
Yellow acrylic nails are one of the hottest nail trends for 2018. The style is so popular because it can be done in so many ways. You can go with bright sunshine yellow or a more muted lemon, whatever suits your own personal style. If you don’t want the color to be too overwhelming, you can opt to pair it with a complementary color like blue or gray. The color looks great on any sort of nails, whether you prefer to wear them long or short, pointy or rounded. It pairs well with cute embellishments. It also works well with any sort of fashion style, whether you toward sophisticated business or casual bohemian. These nails fit perfectly with the sunny days of summer or can add a ray of light to the gray days of winter. You can find a shade to fit any season or mood. When you are ready to brighten up your day, grab some yellow nail polish or visit your manicurist and try any one of these cute styles.
1. Milky Yellow Nails with Square Tips
This milky yellow lacquer is perfect for sun-loving babes. Best of all, the solid color concept is easy to recreate. If you already have reasonably long, healthy nails, just file them down to reproduce these square tips. Otherwise, you should invest in some professional extensions. We love this look on women of all ages.
2. Creamsicle Ombre Nails with Sparkly Butterflies
This short, square nail idea consists of creamsicle-colored ombre lacquer and adorable stick-on decals. You can make this look your own by simply switching up the color scheme. However, we cannot help but savor the original’s ice cream bar inspiration.
3. Yellow Ombre Nails with Rhinestone Buttercups
Capture the essence of spring with this lengthy canary-yellow design. The square-tipped nails boast bright yellow tips that gradually fade into nude cuticles. Sporadic rhinestone and flower decals up the game a bit. You can opt for as much or as little embellishments as you want. However, you shouldn’t skip out on the color!
4. Mellow Yellow French Manicure with Big Bling
This revisioned French manicure features mustard yellow tips with a variety of modifications. Some nails feature gentle yellow to nude gradients. Meanwhile, others have sharper V-shaped tips. One fingernail on each hand features a solid yellow basecoat with gold glitter and prismatic rhinestones. The lengthy, square-tipped nails are real showstoppers.
5. Sporty Blue and Yellow Nail Art with Butterflies
These cropped coffin nails boast nude foundations, yellow and blue stripes, yellow gradients, V-shaped French tip nails, and butterfly accents. The oddball collection of decorative details looks sleek over a glossy nude nail foundation.
6. Bright Yellow Acrylic Nails with Fun Daisy Print
If you are looking for an adorable summer nail style, these sunny nails are perfect for warm weather. They are set off with sweet white and yellow daisy designs on the ring fingernail. This cute style is perfect for music festivals and days at the beach with friends.
7. Pointy Yellow and Blue Acrylic Nails
These pointy nails stick out with shades of blue and canary. Bright and pale canary are accented with shades of turquoise and light blue for an exciting color combo. These fun shades are bright enough to suit even the most outgoing personality and look cute for a lunch date with your friends or a day hitting up your favorite stores.
8. Simple and Bright Yellow Acrylics
Pointy nails make a statement when you paint them with a bright, metallic yellow nail polish. This look is bold and unique. It is the perfect way to fully embrace the color trend that is popular in 2018. These nails would look beautiful with an elegant navy dress or flirty when paired with your favorite jean shorts and crop top tee.
9. Matte Orange Nails with Square Cut
If you’re not quite ready to embrace full-on lemon, you can experiment with these matte orange gold nails. The darker color and rounded square tips make them a more subtle choice if you need something to fit your work wardrobe while still showing off your sense of style. This look will also translate well when you’re off work and ready to go out for the weekend. This darker color is a perfect accent to your fall wardrobe. Wedding hairstyles for short hair go really well with this design.
10. Sunshine Yellow Acrylics with Sunflowers
Nothing is more iconic to the color than the sunflower. These bright and sunny nails are set for spring and summer with sweet hand-painted sunflowers. Your happy personality will shine through with these nails. You can pair this design with an adorable sundress or your favorite jeans and your set for a trip to the farmers’ market. Want to make this look stand out even more? Go for purple hair!
11. Lemon Lime Acrylics with Geometric Accents
For both a fun and sophisticated look, these acrylics put a cool spin on the color with a chartreuse hue that is very trendy right now. The art deco geometric designs on the ring fingers add a distinct flair, making these nails perfect for an evening out or a fancy cocktail party.
12. Elegant Golden Yellow with Aquatic Details
This beautiful style features an elegant golden nail polish that is sure to wow. For added fun and flair, one nail on each hand is painted with a tropical fish scene and a black background that perfectly complements the color. These nails are perfect for after work cocktails with your friends and can show off your unique personality.
13. Yellow and Pink Ombre Acrylics
The ombre style is here to stay and these nails literally bridge the gap from the last “it” color, millennial pink, with the new “it” color, yellow. These awesome nails take a flirty one step further with a glitter accent nail that adds an element of glam. Request this fabulous style before a night at the club and you’ll be sure to light up the dance floor.
14. Lemon Colored Nails with Fruit Accents
If you want to skip the acrylics and go with something a little more subtle, this pale lemon color on short blunted nails is the ideal look for your springtime style. The black strips and lemon accents add a cool and whimsical element that shows people you don’t take yourself too seriously. Consider this style for the weekend art walk or an outdoor acoustic set.
15. Sassy Yellow Acrylic Nails with Bold Glitter
To show off your sassy style, you cannot go wrong with these matte colored nails with a long, square tip, especially if you have dark brown hair. The simple color is offset by large glitter decorations on two nails. These nails toe the line between fun and sophistication, giving you a versatile look that works for both a business meeting and a date with that special someone.
16. Chartreuse and Turquoise Mermaid Style Acrylics
Whether you are headed to the beach or just dreaming of a tropical destination, these chartreuse nails are sure to put you in high spirits. A simple chartreuse base goes glam with elaborate turquoise glitter in a style that is reminiscent of the popular mermaid trend. These nails are hot for summer.
17. Bold Yellow Nails with Gold Glitter Accents
If you are going for simple elegance, you will not find anything more glamorous than these perfect bold nails with a subtle gold glitter. These are perfect if you want to try the trendy style without being too overwhelming. Wear these nails to a summer wedding with your favorite dark evening dress for a pop of color.
18. Easy Long Yellow Acrylic Nails
One of the easiest ways to embrace the color trend is with a basic, long acrylic painted in a bright sunny hue. This cool look is effortless and trendy, and you will find that it matches many of your styles. Pair these nails with a rocking jean jacket for a retro look or dress it up with your favorite summer dress. Pastel pink hair always goes well with this style.
19. Basic and Pretty Bright Yellow Acrylics
For another easy way to follow the color trend, you can go with shorter, squared yellow acrylics. This style is great for an everyday look and is both pretty and cool. To complement the color, add a fun silver ring and a blue beaded bracelet. These colors really set the look and give you a bohemian style.
20. Pink and Yellow Ombre Stiletto Nails
If you are ready to take the ombre look up a notch, look no further than these pink and yellow stiletto nails. Even more glam than the ones above, these combine a pale lemon with millennial pink. The middle finger sparkles with a silver beaded design. Wear this with a simple but glamorous outfit, because all eyes will be on these nails.
21. Awesome Banana Yellow Acrylic Nails
Take the color trend to a whole new level with banana colored nails. This color is a little more subtle than some of the brighter shades, but still, give you a pop of personality. These ballerina nails give you that long look you want without the extreme points of a stiletto style. Pair this look with your favorite shades of gray for a sophisticated look.
22. Bright Yellow Nails with Cute Daisies
Nothing sets off your sweet summer style quite like daisies. These ballerina nails are easy to achieve with simple and bright nail polish. Hand-painted daises in white and yellow set off the look in the middle of each hand. This look is perfect for spring and summer afternoon outings with your friends or boyfriend.
23. Black and Yellow Oval Geometric Nails
For a classy and futuristic look, pair black and white with pops of lemon. These simple oval nails are set off with a geometric accent nail on each hand. This look pairs perfectly with your business attire but moves well to after work drinks with your friends or that special someone.
24. Sweet and Sassy Yellow Coffin Nails
To glam up the basic color, start with a coffin nail acrylic painted in a classic yellow. Up the sassy factor by painting two nails on each hand a stunning gold glitter and creating a cool v shape on the pointer finger. These beautiful nails are fancy enough for any formal event.
25. Anything But Basic Yellow Nails
These rounded nails painted with a deep butter color nail polish are the epitome of the nail trend for 2018. You can easily achieve this look at home and this classy style is made to suit all seasons and occasions. Wear with your favorite jeans for a weekend road trip or pair with your favorite little black dress for a fun evening look.
26. Bold Black and Yellow Almond Nails
If you are looking to make a statement, these bold black and gold almond nails will definitely do the trick. Simple clear nails are taken to the next level with stark black and yellow geometric designs. This look is easy to achieve and perfect for a day of classes and an evening out with friends.
27. Glitter Yellow and Bubblegum Pink Acrylics
Get ready for a fun and flirty summer with these pink and sunny ballerina nails. Bright pink and yellow nails are accented with glitter and adorable shapes and details. These nails tell the world that you are ready to have a good time and are perfect for any summer activity.
28. Bright Yellow Peacock Stiletto Nails
These bright acrylic nails in the stiletto style get a touch of glam when one of the nails is embellished with this beautiful peacock design in opulent colors. These nails are one of your best options for a night on the town or a dinner date with someone special. Pair them with dark denim for a stunning look.
29. Sophisticated Pale Yellow Ballerina Nails
For a more understated and sophisticated way to embrace the 2018 color trend, these pale ballerina nails are the best. A subtle glitter stripe on the tip adds a touch of the glamorous without making them look over the top. Beautiful and elegant, these nails are perfect for the workday or a weekend soiree.
30. Bohemian Yellow and Turquoise Acrylics
This nail art is the best way to capture your unique bohemian style. The look starts with golden ballerina acrylics that are then embellished with glitter, beads, and jewels in hues of gold and turquoise. Pair with your favorite funky jewelry for a sweet look for this weekend’s outside music festival.
31. Pretty and Easy Rounded Yellow Nails
If you want to wear the hot color trend of 2018 but need something a little more understated for work, these short rounded nails in a lovely shade of goldenrod are gorgeous. These nails let your personality shine through, even in your most basic business attire. Pair with deep blues and neutral hues for a perfect work look.
32. Bright Yellow Acrylics with Black Details
Nothing is fresher than black and yellow. This look captures the combo in the best way with bright acrylics squared off at the tip and painted in yellow nail polish. The ring fingers get an added detail of black art deco flower designs for an added wow factor. These nails are great for a day trip with your best friends.
33. Shiny Clear Nails with Yellow Tips
Another great way to achieve the color trend without going over the top is to add a pop of yellow. This look begins with short, pretty nails polished in a shiny clear. The fun is on the tips, with a pop of bright lemon and a black stripe. This charming style is perfect for your day to day wear.
34. Bright Yellow Acrylic Nails with Gold Leaf
One way to make your nails enchanting is to add an accent nail with gold leaf embellishments. These ballerina’s nails are polished in a brilliant color that complements the gold leaf, giving you the perfect look for an evening event. Pair with sparkling gold rings and a stunning dress to wow the crowd.
35. Cute and Chic Banana Yellow Nails
Bring back the fun of your childhood with these playful banana color nails. Black polka dots and red flowers make these nails the perfect accent to your whimsical personality. These nails are the perfect accompaniment to your summer theme park vacation. Pair with some sweet red shorts and a black and white tank for a classy look.
36. Bright Yellow Acrylics with Glitter
If you are not ready to go with really long acrylic nails, these medium-length square nails are pretty while still making a statement. The rich butter color is set off with glitter on the ring fingers and a stripe of diamond and sapphire rhinestones on the nail base of the pointer fingers. These look great with a pair of acid wash jeans.
37. Short and Sweet Baby Yellow Nails
These creamy lemon nails are the perfect nail for you to do at home. Start by trimming your nails short and filing them down to a square. This pale color is versatile, as you can wear it with your favorite white sundress in spring, or with darker jewel tones during the fall.
38. Goldenrod Nails with Shades of Black
You may think that yellow is a color reserved for spring and summer, but with the right hues, you can have these color nails in the fall and winter as well. It works well during these seasons as an accent color, rather than on every nail. Choose a slightly darker shade of goldenrod and pair with dark winter colors, like the black and gray pictured here.
39. Lemon and Turquoise Flirty Nails
These bright turquoise nails with pops of lemon will bring to mind sunny summer days with clear blue skies. These beautiful colors are the best complement to your fun beach trip with your best friends. You can match these nails with any of your favorite bikinis for a relaxing day in the sand and sun.
40. Yellow Glitter Nails with Lemon Details
There are many ways to wear the Color trend without going for a full-on yellow nail. These nails have a classic clear coat base with an understated gold glitter on the tips. For a pop of summer fun, the ring fingers feature hand-painted lemons. Match these nails with your favorite summer outfit for an effortless weekend look.
41. Bold White, Yellow and Gold Stilettos
If you are ready to go bold with the color trend, these stiletto nails will certainly make a statement. In addition to bright lemon, these nails are set off with white and crisp gold stripes. The nails will look beautiful for a hot summer night on the town with your significant other.
42. Sweet and Sexy Yellow Acrylic Nails
For a look that is a little bit naughty and a little bit nice, these almond-shaped acrylics are the perfect mix. These deep butter nails show your fun and flirty personality and are versatile enough for day or night. Pair with an outfit in shades of red or blue to add to the flirty look.
43. Pale Lemon Nails with Daring Gold
For an unlikely pairing, start with pale lemon short coffin nails and accent with a dark gold glitter on the ring finger. These colors make the perfect transition from summer to fall and will work well as your wardrobe moves from bright summer colors to the more muted neutrals of fall.
44. Flower Jeweled Stilettos in Pink and Yellow
These gorgeous nails prove that stilettos can be pretty with a combination of soft pinks and yellows. They are further dressed up with rhinestones and accent nails with sweet gold and white flowers. If you are looking for something unique for your wedding, these nails can add some soft color against the elegant white of your dress.
45. Square Nails in Bright Yellows and Blues
Summer is all about fun in the sun, and these turquoise and bright lemon nails call to mind a day at the beach. These are a daring look with a longer, square shape. These nails are bold enough to pair with a basic summer outfit. Add your favorite silver jewelry to ramp up the summer vibes.
46. Sexy Neon Yellow Acrylic Nails
If you are ready to take the hot color trend to the next level, try these neon colored nails to really stand out in the crowd. These nails are shorter and squared off to let the neon color really speak for itself. This surprisingly versatile color works well with the brighter hues of summer or the darker hues of winter.
47. Yellow Acrylic Nails with Gold Glitter
Gold glitter and yellow make your nails anything but boring. These long acrylics with a square cut shine with accents of gold glitter. These elegant nails are the best look for a formal night. You can wear these nails with a gorgeous navy evening gown for a sophisticated look, or go with a brighter color for something even more fun.
48. Short Sweet Nails in Candy Colors
Your nails are a great way to have fun and show your personality, and this nail style is all about playfulness. Lemon is paired with pastel pink and lime green for a sweet summer style. For even more fun, the colors are swirled together with black on the ring fingers. A look this daring should be paired with a simple outfit so that all the focus will be on your nails.
49. Pale Lemon Yellow Oval Nails
If you are looking for the perfect color and style for spring, go with a pale lemon polish on an oval nail. This look is sweet and pretty for those warm spring days when you’re ready to ditch your winter clothes and put on a sundress. These nails are the perfect complement to a summer garden party.
50. Yellow on Yellow Glitter Nails
These nails truly embody the color trend with bright yellow acrylic nails with a square cut. The ring fingers are adorned with yellow glitter for a subtle zing. These nails are a perfect fit for your summer wardrobe and will look great whether you are having drinks or going out dancing on summer nights.
51. Yellow and White Nails with Flower Details
Shake up your style with a different look on each nail. Start with basic yellow and white. Add in stripes and glitter for flair. Finally, paint the ring fingers in delicate gold and white flowers. These short rounded nails are a summer go-to for day trips to the park or zoo.
52. Formal Ombre Yellow Acrylic Nails
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect trendy nails for your upcoming formal event, these yellow nails will make an elegant and sophisticated addition to your special night. The ombre look is taken one step further with matte shades of lemon. Sparkly rhinestones on the ring fingers add an extra element of glam. These nails would look beautiful with a silver or gray formal dress.
53. Yellow Acrylic Nails with Opalescent Accent
To get this dreamy look, start with a bright banana ballerina acrylic nail. The accent nail is painted with opalescent shades of pink, green and gold that serve as the perfect highlight for the base color. These gorgeous nails allow your glamorous personality to shine through. Pair this look with your favorite dark jeans and a fun top for a casual summer evening look.
54. Basic Square Yellow Acrylic Nails
These square acrylic nails painted in a deep classic butter color have a timeless look that is perfect for summer. You can pair these gorgeous nails with an outfit in shades of a dark navy for a summery nautical feel. These nails are perfect for evenings on the boardwalk or pier with a soft sea breeze in your hair and a special someone by your side.
55. Lilac and Yellow Eeyore Nails
Share one of your favorite Disney characters with the world with these adorable nails featuring everyone’s favorite pessimistic donkey, Eeyore. The purple and yellow perfectly complement one another, and the fun patchwork details add a whimsical touch. These nails are great for a trip to Disney World, or if you are just wanting to get in the Disney mood!
50+ Creative Yellow Acrylic Nails for Every Style
Yellow acrylic nails are one of the hottest nail trends of 2018. Yellow is a versatile color with a wide variety of hues that can be worn in any season and with any style of wardrobe. You can use this to make a statement about your personality, whether you prefer bold neons or soft shades of lemon. These 50 styles show you the many ways you can add yellow to your nail fashion, whether you prefer short or long nails, acrylics or natural nails. Read on to see how you can make yellow elegant and dressy or fun and casual.