Yellow Nail Polish Is The Cutest Way to Brighten Up Your Nails Now

February 23, 2022
Marisa Petrarca
By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
hand with nails painted yellow

As much as we love classic red, pink and nude manicures, nothing perks up our mood quite as much as a swipe of yellow nail polish. Whether you opt for muted mustard, mellow buttery hues or glowing neons, it’s easy to find a shade of yellow that matches your aesthetic. Keep scrolling for our favorite yellow nail inspiration on Instagram now.

Flower-Inspired Nails

For a nail look that screams “fun spring vibes,” look no further than this floral nail inspo from @twilldidmynails.

The Mixed Print Mani

The lightning bolt mani is a minimalist nail art look that keeps popping up on our Instagram feeds. Pair it with fun flames and stars for a cute graphic spin on the trend.

If Neon Yellow Is Your Mood

Neon yellow confetti nails are unexpected and whimsical. Start by swiping on a base coat, then applying pieces of craft-store glitter while the polish is still tacky. Seal in your hard work with a top coat.

Chic and Simple

For a simple set that turns heads, try a poppy yellow shade all over the nail. We love Essie Expressie in Curbside Pick Me Up for its buttery color and quick-drying formula.

A Cute Touch of Yellow

Maybe you’re not ready to give in fully to the yellow nail polish trend. If so, consider just a pop of yellow like this look of a pink pastel base with a mini yellow heart in the center of each nail.

Sunny Smileys

A scattering of smiley faces will boost your mood every time you look down at your mani.

Sporty and Cool

If you’re a minimalist neon-loving nail polish enthusiast, this yellow look is perfect for pairing with your coolest sportswear. Feel free to make the design your own, and don’t be afraid to show some (or a lot!) of your bare nail.


If long nails are your style, you’ll love this bold tapered square set. Make it your own with a hand painted cartoon cutie of your choice.

Banana Swirl

Linework nails are still huge, and yellow accents make this set pop. Swap white for another shade of yellow to amp up the vibrancy on this look.

Photo: @nailsby_hanloumad, Design: Juliana Campisi

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