32 Different Shades of Blue Nails

Feeling blue? Paint your nails a pretty shade of blue to give your fingers a little pop and your mood a little boost every time you see them.

Blue can be the perfect nail polish color for any season — bright and cheery for spring and summer, and dark and cool for fall and winter!

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, here are the best blue nail colors.

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Shades of blue nails

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1. Olive and June Boost

Painted nails - Boost
image via @chloescolors_

This Olive and June shade gives me blue-sky feelings! A bright blue can make any outfit pop.

Color: Olive and June Boost

2. Boost With Iridescent

Painted nails - boost and pink goldfish
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Add a little shimmer to your blue manicure for some extra glam.

Colors: Olive and June Boost and Pink Goldfish

3. CNH and Goldfish

cnh and pink goldfish
Image via @nails.by.hnelson

These classic blue jean colored fingernails go with anything.

Colors: Olive and June CNH and Pink Goldfish

4. OMG Blue

omg blue
Image via @paintbynaptime

I love this style for the winter! Deep blue with small sparkly dots give me the feeling of a snowy night.

Colors: Olive and June OMG and Exclamation Point

5. Blue Sparkles

Blue Sparkles
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You don’t have to settle for just one shade of blue on your fingers. Paint the whole sky with light blues and grays!

Colors from Olive and June: Lunar (pinky, thumb)
Cactus flower (ring, pointer)
Lilac (middle)

6. Nude and Blue Nails

nude and turquoise nails
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Heading to the ocean? Paint some of your nails a nude shade and add dots from the color you used on the accent nails!

Colors: Huella Beauty (use code paisleysparrow for a discount!) – Blush with Emotion and Blued to You

7. Blue Tips With Butterflies

Blue french manicure with butterfly stickers
image via @nailsbysmf

Stickers can take any manicure to the next level, like these pretty blue butterflies. Add them to a blue French manicure for an easy but professional looking style.

Decals from Deco Miami

Colors: Le Mini Macaron Blue Vanilla

8. Blue Dots

blue dot manicure
image via @paintbynaptime

Bring two different blue shades together by alternating the base color on each finger and using the other color to make a dot. It’s quick and easy, especially if you have a dotting tool.

Colors: Cornflower by Olive Ave Polish and Gotta Bounce by Orly

9. Blue Tips With Daisy

Blue flower manicure
Image via @nailsbysmf

This vibrant blue make flowers edgy. And it’s so simple to get the effect.

Create a blue french tip, paint one nail a solid blue with one simple flower, then use the color of the flower for the last nail. You can do this with short or long fingernails.

Colors from Le Mini Macaron: Blue Raspberry, Papaya Sorbet, Milkshake, Creme Brûlée

10. No. 31 Morning Dew

No. 31 Morning Dew
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This sweet light blue feels perfect for winter or spring!

Color: No. 31 Morning Dew* by Terra Beauty Bar

11. Blue Iris Nails

Blue Iris Nails
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Go with a shade of blue that has a slightly more purple hue for a fresh spring look!

Color: Blue Iris from Olive and June

12. Blue Fire Nails

Blue flame manicure
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You can style blue nails to be a sweet look or an edgy look. This blue flame mani is the latter, with a bold, cool design on one nail.

13. Essie Bikini So Teeny

@essie Bikini So Teeny
Image via @mani.mama.mini

If you love pastels, don’t forget about blue! I light blue can brighten up any look.

Color: Essie Bikini So Teeny

14. Blueberry Smash

Blueberry Smash

This bright blue is so fun! Perfect for pairing with lots of other bright colors, or as the pop of color with a monochrome outfit.

Color: Olive and June Blueberry Smash

15. Blue Ombre

Blue Ombre
Image via @nails.by.hnelson

I will never get sick of ombre, and this blue ombre means you get to use ALL the pretty shades of blue in your collection!

Colors: Olive and June Angelfish, Honest & True, Boost, CNH and OMG

16. Tile Art to Warm Your Heart

Tile Art to Warm Your Heart
image via @paintbynaptime

Make your fingers a work of art with this beautiful bold blue inspired by mosaic tiles in Lisbon!

Color: Tile Art to Warm Your Heart by OPI 

17. Blue Ombre

blue ombre nails
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Manis don’t always have to be hard and complicated with nail art brushes or intricate details! A blue ombre mani with each nail a different color is not only on trend and chic but also super easy!

All you need is the colors! Simply paint each nail a different shade of blue!

Colors from Olive and June: Boost, Honest and True, Angelfish

18. Blue Lines

Blue lines manicure
Image via @paintbynaptime

You can recreate this cool manicure without any special nail tools! Paint the stripes on with the nail polish brush or a toothpick.

Colors: Olive and June CNH and Pointe Dume

19. Blue Flowers

blue flowers
Image via @nails.byhnelson

These tiny abstract flowers are perfect for when you don’t have much time. Three dots, a tiny accent of a darker color on each, and then a little V of green for the leaves are all you need!

Colors by Olive and June: Blueberry Smash, CNH, OMG!, Geometry

20. CNH

Color: Olive and June CNH
Image via @nails.by.hnelson

Color: Olive and June CNH

21. Dolphin Blue

Dolphin Blue
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Color: Olive and June Dolphin Blue

22. Blue Abstract

blue abstract
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Go abstract with your favorite blue hues! Mix and match colors and designs however you like.

23. Blue Stripes

blue stripes
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Somewhere between a solid nail and a French manicure is this striped design! Make two thin stripes on a couple or all of your fingers for a preppy look.

24. Morning Dew

morning dew
Image via @nailfies.by.lexi

What a perfect color for engagement or wedding events — your nails can be your something blue!

Color: Morning Dew by Terra Beauty Bar

25. Social Studies

Social Studies
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This rich blue can be dressed up or down! I love that it’s not quite a traditional navy — it has a little more personality than that!

Color: Olive and June Social Studies

26. Megababe Blue

Megababe Blue
Image via @nailfies.by.lexi

This electric blue screams beach trip! It’s bright, fun and a great color for summer.

Color: Olive and June Megababe Blue

27. Snowflake Blue

snowflake blue
Image via @lecame.shesaw.shepainted

It’s a winter wonderland at your fingertips — you just need a periwinkle blue and a little glitter!

Colors XXVZ Nails: Funfetti Confetti* and Periwinkle Pride*

28. Sky Blue Background with White Daisies

White Daisies manicure
Image via @always.manicured

You’re sure to cheer up when you see this blue-sky and daisy manicure. It’s so easy but an instant mood-lifter (and it’ll add a little extra something to your outfit)!

Colors by Olive and June: Honest & True, HD, Bright & Focused

29. Blue Base Flowers

Pansies and flowers mani
Image via @always.manicured

A great springtime manicure, these fingernails feel like a full garden on your hand (complete with a bunny in this case!). Practice different flower shapes to get the complete garden effect.

Colors by Olive and June: Angelfish Base

30. Blue and White Watercolor Flowers

watercolor flowers
Image via @always.manicured

This design keeps it interesting by switching up which color is used for the base and which is used for the flowers on some of the nails! You don’t have to be very exact with the floral shapes to get a beautiful effect.

31. Raincloud

rain cloud nail art
image via paintbynaptime

April showers bring May flowers so why not embrace the rainstorms with these fun cloud nails? Paint your nails a solid color and let the dry completely. Add the clouds and the rain and you’re set!

Colors Base: lunar by Olive Ave Polish, Clouds: HD by  Olive and June, Cloud accent: every cloud has a sparkle lining by Huella Beauty (use code paisleysparrow for a discount!), Rain: exclamation point by  Olive and June

32. Mini Lines

line rainbow
image via manimomentsofjoi

Lines are always a fun way to add some style to your nails! One trick for keeping this cohesive is to have one of the lines be the same color as your solid color nails. The color combination is endless!

Colors from Olive and June: Besties, Angelfish, glow and JLR

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About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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