Butterflies have become one of the most popular designs in nail art. This is because butterflies are beautiful, you can create so many different designs, the intricate wing patterns look stunning and celebrities like Kylie Jenner wear butterfly nails.
However, we love these designs and know that you will too. To inspire you, we have found the best butterfly nails on Instagram 30. You’ll find cool patterns, amazing color combinations and more. Look, you want to try them all!
1. COLORFUL BUTTERFLY NAILS
The first butterfly nail idea we have to show you is breathtaking. The base is almost clear and each nail is decorated with a colourful butterfly.
Nail Art Tutorials can be found online that show you how to paint such butterflies by hand. The design can be reproduced on any nail length and shape.
2. BLUE BUTTERFLIES
There are several ways to decorate your nails with butterflies. You can have the whole butterfly, just the wings or maybe just the pattern. These nails use butterflies in a clever way.
The nails are all naked and each one is hand painted with blue butterflies. One nail has a whole butterfly, but two nails have wings and when the nails are together they form a butterfly.
That is such a stylish and pretty design idea. The butterfly art requires practice, but you can create a simpler version of the butterflies instead.
3. FRENCH OMBRE NAILS WITH BUTTERFLIES
Do you love to wear trendy ombre nails? If so, this design could be perfect for you. This Mani shows French ombre art. Two of the nails are decorated with pretty butterflies in purple, pink and light blue.
It’s a nice nail idea and a rather subtle way of wearing butterflies. You can find Ombre Nail Art Tutorials online and you can use nail stickers to imitate the butterflies.
4. PURPLE NAILS WITH CLOUDS AND BUTTERFLIES
Next we have a bright and pretty nail design that we can show you. These nails are long and pastel purple. Each nail features cloud art and colorful butterflies.
It is a stunning design and it would be perfect for spring and summer. This look was created with nail colors from The GelBottle Inc in pastel V005, Papaya, Evergreen, Marilyn and Daisy.
A similar Mani can be created with similar pastel colors and butterfly nail stickers.
5. BRIGHT BUTTERFLY NAIL IDEA
This next nail idea is super cute and fun! Each nail is matt and painted in a different colour. They are all decorated with bright butterflies and leopard pattern in the same color.
It is a beautiful nail idea and will fit everyone. You can reproduce this art on all nail shapes and lengths.
6. NUDE NAILS WITH BOLD BUTTERFLIES
How bold nail art? If so, you must see this design. Here we have long naked nails and two nails on each hand have lively butterfly art. These butterflies are more of a statement because of the vivid colors.
Such a mani would be great for the summer season. You can buy pretty butterfly nail stickers that create a similar look. Try this design or put butterflies on all nails.
7. COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES
This next nail idea is one of our favourites! These nails are inspired by different types of butterflies. We love them because they are beautiful and magical and also trendy.
Not only that, but this idea is so much fun and screams spring! For this look, all nails have a mat bare base.
Each nail is decorated with two types of butterflies, and two of the nails even have a light blue glitter. You can paint such nails by hand or use stickers.
8. PINK NAILS WITH BUTTERFLY NAIL ART AND GLITTER
If you are looking for a more glamorous butterfly mani, this design could be perfect. For this look, two nails are light pink, one nail is glittery pink and the other nail features beautiful butterfly wing art.
Butterfly wings like these can be created by first painting the gradient or ombre. Then you can use a stencil or paint the black wing over it by hand and then finish with the white dots.
You will find tutorials for the gradient and can use a dotting tool for the dots. If you don’t have one, a toothpick might work!
9. DARK NAILS WITH PURPLE BUTTERFLIES
Butterfly nails do not have to be bright. You can opt for darker shades and this mani is a good example. Each nail is matt with black tips. The butterflies are delicate and breathtaking and give them a touch of glamour.
We think this is a chic way to wear butterflies. If you want to be even more subtle, you can simply use the butterfly accent nail or choose another lace colour. This Mani is perfect for autumn and winter.
10. SIMPLE BUTTERFLY NAIL ART
Are you looking for a simple and stylish nail design? Then look at this. Here we have short and light nails. Two nails also have one half of a butterfly wing. When the nails are together, a whole butterfly is created.
The butterfly itself has a simple black design without complicated patterns on the wings, which means you can recreate this yourself. All you need is a light polish, a black nail polish with a thin brush and of course a stable arm!
11. NUDE NAILS WITH BUTTERFLIES AND PURE STONES
Next we have another dazzling butterfly design. These nails are naked with rhinestones. Two nails on each hand also have half a butterfly wing.
What we really love is that the butterfly wings have different colors and that this creates a sweet and expressive mani. This is a pretty and fun design that you can create from scratch or choose different colors for the wings.
12. FAT PURPLE NAILS WITH BUTTERFLIES
If you like to wear light nail colours, this idea is perfect for you! Each nail is long and purple. There is an accent nail that is purple and clear with additional butterfly sequins and stars.
It is a beautiful and magical mani. You can try a similar design with a purple nail color and buy sequin butterflies online.
13. BUTTERFLIES AND CLOUDS
This next Mani is another of our favourites. All nails have a grey base with white clouds and each nail is decorated with sparkling rhinestones and colourful butterflies.
It is such a beautiful, unique and expressive nail idea. Such a design must be painted by hand, which you can do with a thin brush.
The butterflies can be created with nail stickers, you do not have to paint them. Art like this would look stunning even on shorter nails.
14. DELETE BUTTERFLY NAILS
Next we have a nice pink Mani that we can show you. All these nails are light pink and clear. Some of the nails have sparkling rhinestones and some light pink butterflies.
It is a beautiful and magical look. Clear nails are so trendy right now. Such a Mani can be worn for any occasion, from everyday events to special days like weddings.
15. PASTEL BLUE BUTTERFLY NAILS
Maybe pink’s not your thing? If so, you can choose a design in a beautiful light blue colour! For this look all nails are long and pastel blue.
Two of the nails are decorated with dark blue butterflies, while the other two have a silver glitter design. As you can see, the design is stunning and very springy. The look is perfect for the coming warm months.
16. LONG PURPLE NAILS
The next nail idea is trendy, pretty and screams spring! Here we have long purple nails with two accent patterns. Each accent nail shows butterflies in pretty pastel colours.
We love this because it is stylish and uses the essential nail looks. Not only that, it also shows that you can choose any basic colour of your nails and shape.
This look may be hard to achieve because the butterflies are hand-painted, but luckily the nail artist has created a short tutorial for the butterfly design. Make sure to watch it here!
17. PINK AND PURPLE NAIL IDEA
We also love this next nail idea. It is colourful, stylish and fun. Two nails are light pink, one is ombre purple and the next nail is a mixture of two with beautiful butterfly art.
This design is perfect for the summer because of the lively and vivid colors. You can achieve a similar look with the three nail colours and butterfly stickers available online.
18. STYLISH BUTTERFLY ART
This next nail idea is beautiful and unique. Each nail is naked with blue butterfly art. Each nail has either a whole butterfly or a part of it like the wing.
It is a stunning and creative idea and the combination of blue and nude is beautiful! You can paint butterfly art like this by hand. The design will look fantastic even on shorter nails.
19. GLITZY AND GLAM BUTTERFLY NAILS
If you love bling and strass, this next design is for you. Each nail is naked and square shaped. Two of the nails are decorated with golden rhinestones and two have a black and white butterfly design.
The butterfly is super glamorous and the gems dazzle. This Mani is not as brave as some of the others, but it will still make you stand out from the crowd in style.
20. BOLD MANI WITH BLUE BUTTERFLIES
Next we have another clear acrylic nail design. This time the nails are super long and matt and each nail is heavily decorated with beautiful butterflies in dark and light blue tones.
It is a pretty and easy to wear idea. You can try this design or you can choose butterfly stickers for an easier recovery.
21. FRENCH MANI WITH BUTTERFLIES
Bring your French Mani to life by adding some beautiful butterflies. As you can see, the butterflies look stunning with the fancy nail art.
These nails have three butterflies on each accent nail and they look stunning. Such nail design is versatile and can be worn anywhere from work to wedding. You can replicate this look with nail stickers.
22. BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY NAIL ART
This nail design is another of our favourites! Each nail has a different design, but together they make a striking manicure. The golden rhinestones, purple tones and butterfly sequins look stunning together.
Create the whole look from scratch or choose just one or two of the designs. Gold rhinestones can be bought online and you can easily apply them with nail glue.
23. LONG NAILS WITH BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES
After all, the last butterfly nail idea we have to show you is so pretty and elegant. The nails are long, naked and almond-shaped. Two nails also indicate purple and blue butterfly art.
The colors are beautiful and the butterflies are delicate and beautiful. This is an easy to wear mani that suits everyone.