15 Trendy Flame Nail Ideas: Fire It Up This Summer!

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Jul. 29, 2020
Flame nails are a bold and fiery style every manicure enthusiast should try. Get inspired by 15 different motifs.
Flame nail designs are the latest manicure sensation. Celebs from Demi Lovato to Kylie Jenner have shown off flaming-hot nails—among many others on Insta!
If you’re unsure how to fit flame nails to your unique aesthetic, don’t worry. We share 15 designs to choose from.
15 Flame Nail Designs to Spice Up Your Next Manicure
This fad is anything but dull: there are plenty of ways to make flame nails yours. Whether you’re a fan of acrylics or you prefer natural nails, there’s something for everyone:
1. Colorful Comic Book Flames 

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Colorful flames on a white background are striking, but add in strategically placed black accents and—boom—comic book nails!
2. Neon Flame on Nude

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Fiery neon flames on a clear base is a combo that stands out. Pointed tips work best for the illusion of a lit flame, but you can adapt to your preferred shape.
3. Flame Jelly Nails 

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Glass nails are taking the manicure world by storm—add flames for Instaworthy, on-point nails. You can try any color combination, just make sure the base stays transparent. 
4. Black Fire 

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Witchy black flames will bring your manicure a Halloween aura regardless of the season. Pair with orange, yellow, or other bright colors such as ice blue to make them pop.
5. Glossy Flames on Matte Ombre 

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Ombre flame nails are another double-hitter in terms of trendiness. Pair a blend of your fave colors with overlapping flames contrasting matte and glossy textures.
6. Pastel Rainbow Flames 

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Flame nails don’t have to feature strong, flashy colors. You can tone the look down with soft pastel flames on a nude base. This look can work with natural or acrylic nails.
7. Bedazzled Fire 

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Use nail jewelry to accent your flames and add a 3D element to your manicure. Place the jewelry towards the base of the nail to accent the fire.
8. Racetrack in Flames

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Are you a NASCAR fan, or keen on checkers? Paint one nail flag-style and the rest in fiery shades of orange, red, and yellow.
9. Starry Night on Fire

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A holographic blue glitter background behind black flames is a discreet yet chic style. This one can definitely work on natural nails!
10. Multicolored Flame Explosion

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Take flame nails to the next level by going wild with colors. Change up the flames and the base on each nail.
11. Fire and Ice 

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If you adore cool tones, these icy-hot flame nails will strike your fancy. Make sure you get a glacial blue to achieve this wintery manicure.
12. Classic Red Hot 

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Yes, we had to include a nostalgic option—think of those flame shirts that peaked in the early 2000s. Outline the fire with frosty blue to make them more current.
13. Black and White Flames

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Go for a minimalist flame nail design by keeping yours black and white on a clear base. Alternate colors on hands or every other nail, as you prefer.
14. Flames on Glossy Black 

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A high-gloss black background counterbalances blazing hot flames in warm tones. This design works perfectly well with shorter natural nails too.
15. Pink Flames 

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If you’re a maniac for all things pink, these baby pink flames on a hot fuschia background might be right for you. Add shine with a high-gloss top coat.
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