Let your happiness and energy flow through these yellow acrylic nail designs. They’ve got to see your passion!

Yellow is the color of happiness and optimism. With these two emotions hidden beneath its brightness, it inspires us and keeps us energized.

If you are looking to add a pinch of energy and passion into your surroundings, yellow is a great choice to incorporate in your office or at home.

But if you want more proximal reminders of happiness and enthusiasm, this color should go on your body more than it should go in the background of your workspace.

So, dress up in this color. Or make it more visible to you by painting it on your nails. Yellow acrylic nails designs will not only enhance your beauty but will also serve as constant reminders of how energetic you are feeling today.

Best Yellow Acrylic Nail Designs

Here are our top picks for yellow acrylic nail designs to make getting your nails ready an easy feat for you.

1. Smooth and Vibrant

Smooth And Vibrant
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Yellow doesn’t need lots of designing and styling. It’s vibrant as it is. If you want to stick to the energy that emits from this color, you have every right to choose it in plain style. Get acrylic nails with a jelly finish for this job.

2. Matte Yellow and Coffin Nails

Matte Yellow and Coffin Nails
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Coffin nails don’t belong to the simple and naïve section of your nail style collection. But they have a low-key appearance especially when we compare them with stiletto nails.

Add to it the matte finish that is casual and frank looking and you get a yellow acrylic nail design that can be worn to your office.

3. Yellow and Nude

Yellow And Nude
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Yellow color is meant to steal attention away from other colors and objects, isn’t it? But you can strategize your nail art in a way to keep it balanced to some extent.

This acrylic design, for example, places the nude nail on the ring finger allowing it to steal the limelight.

Now, you can enjoy a burst of calmness among otherwise yellow-painted fingernails.

4. Gray

Or Gray
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Do you think that gray is not the most suitable color to go with yellow? Get the acrylic design with yellow polish on the index and pinky fingers and a theme of grey and nude in the middle ones and you will know just how much you underestimated the beauty of this color combo.

5. Alternating Yellow and Sheer

Alternating Yellow And Sheer
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Include a feeling of coolness in a sunny yellow nail design with sheer polish. These nails use yellow color for three nails with index finger and ring finger getting ombre of clear and yellow polishes.

6. Floral Pattern

Floral Pattern
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This design features the ring finger with a floral pattern. What’s the best part of this style? These white flowers are painted on sheer polish.

7. Lemon Yellow Nails

Lemon Yellow Nails
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Yellow lemon brings the same level of brightness as other orangey shades but it is cooler and a bit relaxing. The plain glossy finish of these nails will give you an approachable appearance.

8. Lemon Yellow with Nude

Lemon Yellow with Nude
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If the calmness that comes with lemon yellow is not enough, you can get a design that also includes nude color. It can be an ombre on middle fingers or it can be plain nude shades on alternating nails.

9. Lemon Yellow Ombre with White Tips

Lemon Yellow Ombre with White Tips
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Ombre nails usually goes from a dark shade down to a light one. Not this one! In this acrylic design, you will get white tips on the top and they cascade down to a lemon yellow crème finish.

10. Another Floral Pattern

Another Floral Pattern
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Flowers enhance the beauty of any nail art. It’s best if you can get them in acrylic nails so you don’t spend a major chunk of your dressing time on doing nails only.

This design has flowers on top of sheer yellow and nude polish in gradients on the ring finger. Other nails use nude polish beneath yellow tips.

11. Check Pattern on Ring Finger

Check Pattern On Ring Finger
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It’s cool and simple making it perfect for formal dressing.

12. Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers
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This acrylic nails design uses yellow polish to paint flowers on the sheer nail polish of the ring finger. All other nails are painted yellow.

13. Yellow Middle Finger

Yellow Middle Finger
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While most nail designs feature ring fingers for the unique pattern, this one uses the middle finger for it.

It paints the middle finger in plain, jelly-finish yellow paint. Other nails are painted ombre between nude and yellow.

14. Another Middle Finger Design

Another Middle Finger Design
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These nails use sheer and jelly finishes for the nail paint. After painting the middle finger in plain yellow color and others in ombre, they accessorized it with rhinestones.

15. Lots of Accessories

Lots of Accessories
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If it’s party night, you would want a design that uses lots of accessories in plain yellow with a jelly finish. These accessories can be diamonds and flowers.

16. Plain and Bejeweled

Plain and Bejeweled
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This design is slightly more glamorous than the plain yellow paint but not too flashy. It uses diamonds to line the bottom of the nails.

17. Plain with Glitter

Plain with Glitter
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You can also get a similar design with glitter at the base of the nails instead of gems.

18. Flowers and Diamonds

Flowers and Diamonds
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Mix up the look of innocence and luxury with this yellow acrylic nail design that uses flowers on the middle finger and diamonds on the pinky.

19. Glitter and Ombre

Glitter and Ombre

These nails arrive with a mix of ombre, sheer polish, yellow jelly polish, and yellow glitter. And the pinky and index fingers either get plain yellow jelly polish or yellow glitter.

20. Sunflowers


Sunflower nails give a laid-back and relaxing feeling.

21. Sunflowers on Black

Sunflowers on Black

Instead of painting sunflowers on top of nude paint, these nails carry sunflowers against black polish.

22. Smooth and Matte

Smooth and Matte

You love the yellow color. But you still want to add a bit of calmness to your manicure and pedicure. It seems ironic.

After all, yellow is the color of energy which strictly contrasts with calmness. But you want it. Although a matte finish will not give your nails a calmer look, it will certainly allow you to decrease the shine and make it more appealing to you.

And don’t forget the increased approachability factor that results from this finish.

23. The Egg Shell

The Egg Shell

These nails have the appearance of cracked eggs. They are white with curves of yellow stamped on them.

24. An Hourglass


This design uses an hourglass theme for the middle fingers. The s-shaped curves of both fingers will give the illusion of an hourglass when the fingers are joined. The other two nails will use sheer polish with yellow tips.

25. Fiery Yellow


Give an illusion of fire with a perfect mix of red, orange, and yellow. This design comes with a nude base, by the way!

26. Another Fiery Yellow

Another Fiery Yellow

Instead of red, these use for black nails. Other colors remain the same. So, you get black, orange, and yellow.

27. Flowers with Glitter

Flowers With Glitter

Get a style that uses flower accessories on one nail and glitter on the other. Usually, these styles are further accessorized with jewels at the bottom.

28. The Marble Pattern

Marble Pattern

On the index and ring finger, this style uses a marble pattern between white and black, brown, or red. Other nails get plain yellow polish.

29. Yellow and Blue Flower

Yellow and Blue Flower
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Do you want a single flower on your ring finger? Get acrylic nails that feature a yellow and blue flower on the ring finger.

30. Make It Yellow and Red

Yellow and Red
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This flower could be yellow or red on the ring finger.

31. A Rainbow on Sheer Paint

Rainbow on Sheer Paint
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These nails feature a simple rainbow of red, yellow, and indigo on the tip of sheer paint.

32. Triangle Tip with Red and Yellow

Triangle Tip with Red and Yellow
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These sunny and bright nails use red highlights to separate the yellow coat from the sheer coat at the base of the nail.

33. Yellow and Golden


If yellow is not fiery enough, you should get a design that includes both golden and yellow colors.

These colors can be on alternating nails. Or you can get those designs where these two colors make a pattern.

34. Half a Sunflower

Sunflowers are cute even when you get only half of them on each nail.

35. Polka Dots

Polka Dots on Yellow nails

Yellow is the most common color for polka dots. These nails use these dots on a nude base coat.

36. Pastel Colors

Pastel Colors

Get ready in an instant with a mix of these girly colors. Get a design that’s decorated with jewels and other nail art items.

37. Swirls in Pastel Colors

Swirls in Pastel Colors

When you want to express your girly side, you use pastel colors. You make it more beautiful with swirls in a mixture of these hues.

38. Purple Accessories

Purple Accessories
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These nails are adorned by accessories on the pinky and index fingers.

39. White Tips on Yellow Nails

White Tips on Yellow Nails

Unlike the design we previously mentioned, the tip on these nails is more defined.

40. Yellow in the Middle

Yellow in the Middle
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Show off your perfectly done manicure with the yellow nail paint on your middle finger surrounded by adorned purple, pink, and nude shades.

41. Floral Pattern on Long Coffin Nails

Floral Pattern on Long Coffin Nails

Are you in love with long coffin nails? Get them with an attractive floral pattern. They will look sunny and bright in yellow color. And other colors only complete the beauty you get from it.

42. Burgundy Flower on Yellow Nails

Burgundy Flower on Yellow Nails

You may not have noticed but burgundy is a warm shade that balances out any summer nail color. These yellow nails with burgundy and white flowers are proof of the combined beauty of the two colors.

43. Yellow and Blue

yellow and blue nails

You want to bring a hint of coolness to your summer sunny days. Wear yellow and blue nails. These nails use two shades of yellow alternating between two shades of blue.

44. Another Yellow with Blue


Instead of alternating between two shades of yellow and blue, this one uses single shades for both. And these colors are assigned randomly to the nails.

45. Yellow and Blue Swirls

Yellow and Blue Swirls

The beauty of this design is further accentuated because of its nude base. It uses two shades of blue – dark and light – and a single yellow shade.

46. Simple Oval Shaped

Simple Oval Shaped Yellow nails

They are not fancy. They are not impractical. Instead, you get plain yellow fun to wear to your office every day.

47. The Daisy Theme

Daisy Theme on Yellow nails

Are you looking for the most practical nail inspiration? A theme of daisy nails on sheer polish is what you are craving.

48. The Abstract Concept

Abstract Concept on Yellow nails

For abstract art lovers, this is the perfect nail design with random curves and arbitrary figures.

49. Summer Theme

Summer Theme

This theme paints leaves on top of yellow polish on the middle nails. Of course, other nails take plain yellow paint.

50. Leopard Pattern

Leopard Pattern
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The leopard pattern is versatile and suits almost every color. Yellow is no exception. This pattern is only painted on the ring finger nail.

Other nails are coated with plain yellow polish with a jelly finish.

51. Lavender and Yellow

Lavender And Yellow

This unique combo gathers lavender and yellow colors by alternating and topping off these nails with polka dots of the other color.

52. Zebra Pattern and Stars

Zebra Pattern and Stars on yellow nails

This nail design uses plain yellow paint on the pinky, middle finger, and thumb. The ring finger receives a zebra pattern while the index finger gets a black outline of stars on a white coat.

53. Hot Pink and Yellow

Hot Pink and Yellow

This pattern yellow acrylic nail design is for every occasion. You can wear it in casual settings or at formal gatherings. It’s also cool for parties.

54. Sheer and Yellow

Sheer and Yellow
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If you don’t want to overwhelm your senses with yellow color, you can choose to minimize this color without degrading it to a second color on your nails.

These nails do so by using clear polish as the base and painting yellow flowers and green leaves on top of it.

It completes the look with yellow tips.

55. Celebrate the Sun

Celebrate the happy mood with this nail art with emojis on yellow nailsSun

Show off your happy mood with this nail art with emojis, flowers, and a figure for the sun.

56. Yellow with Butterflies

Yellow with Butterflies

These are plain yellow nails – or sometimes nails with yellow tips – that have blue butterflies painted on top of these tips.

57. Yellow with Pink Butterflies

Yellow nails with Pink Butterflies

It’s a cool combination. What do you think?

58. 3D Floral Pattern

3D Floral Pattern on yellow nails

This design paints a plain yellow color on alternating nails. Then, on other nails, on top of nude paint, it uses 3D flowers and gems to decorate the nails.

59. Pearls on Yellow

Pearls on Yellow nails

Just like the previous design, this one is somewhat 3D in appearance. You get middle nails that have white flowers painted on top of yellow polish.

Their middle part is decorated with a single pearl giving a 3D appearance.

60. All Things Pastel

All Things Pastel

Instead of painting the whole nail in pastel colors, this style only paints the tip with these shades. Otherwise, the nails are painted nude.

61. Green and Yellow

Green and Yellow

Yellow is only a secondary color in this design but its presence makes all the difference. The glittery green is highlighted with yellow lines to give a fierce tone.

62. Yellow and Gray Tips

Yellow and Gray Tips
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Make it dull with nude nails and yellow and gray tips. Heck, it’s still energetic and bright as any other yellow nail.

63. Next-Gen Ombre

Next-Gen Ombre

Ombre used to use two colors. Now, it uses three. This mix of yellow, green nails, and blue takes the ombre technique to a new level.

64. Yellow and Red

Yellow and Red

What’s the fiercest color combo? It’s red and yellow. You bet! This design starts with yellow on one end of the hand and moves towards red on the other end.

65. Yellow and Black Butterflies

Yellow and Black Butterflies

Butterflies are the symbol of spring and summer. Incorporate them in your style with these nails that feature these butterflies on the ring finger.

66. A Pattern of Green and Yellow

A Pattern of Green and Yellow

This manicure uses different patterns on different nails. So, you get plain yellow polish on one nail, yellow and blue flowers against white paint on the other, and a green and yellow wave-like pattern on another.

67. Winnie the Pooh Theme

Winnie the Pooh Theme

Celebrate your favorite cartoon. This design is especially cool for birthday parties and themed occasions.

68. Black with Yellow Highlight

Black with Yellow Highlight

This unique pattern paints plain yellow on the middle finger with surrounding fingers taking a dark black matte polish.

69. Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit
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After all, it’s citrus season.

70. Another Check Pattern

Another Check Pattern

Just like the previous one, this design uses a black and yellow check pattern. But this pattern appears on all fingernails except the ring fingernail.

This finger is featured with yellow paint with a white triangle at the bottom.

71. A Palm Tree


When you want to celebrate beaches and fun, you use nails that feature palm trees on your fingernail.

72. Fiery Tips – Once More

Fiery Tips

On otherwise red nails, this design paints yellow for the tips.

73. And Honey Bee Pattern

Honey Bee Pattern

It looks just as beautiful and awe-inspiring as a sunflower theme.

Take Away

You woke up happy and energized today. And you want to show this mood to the world. You do that! All you need is to incorporate yellow in your dress!

Even a yellow-colored nail design will do. Get inspired by these yellow acrylic nail designs.

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