35 Trending Disney Nails You Can’t Help but Love

Updated on February 26, 2024
Tatiana Cooper By Tatiana Cooper
Tatiana Cooper

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    35 Trending Disney Nails You Can’t Help but Love

    What did rapper Lil Jon say when he visited Disneyland? “Turn down for Walt!”

    We’re funny, we know. But now it’s time to get down to serious business and leap into the world of Disney nails. We have so many magnificent manicures to share with everyone that we can’t wait to get started. We have designs from The Lion King to your favorite Frozen characters! Get excited because this is going to be a marvelous ride you won’t want to get off of.

    Easy DIY Disney Nails Design Tutorial

    We hear you; the most interesting Disney nails are not the easiest at home. But some designs are slightly similar and still show off your love for your favorite Dinsey attributes. Let us explain a bit better in the tutorial below.

    Tools needed:

    1. Base coat
    2. Assorted nail polish colors
    3. Acrylic paints
    4. Fine nail art brushes
    5. Clear topcoat
    6. Nail polish remover
    7. Cotton swabs

    Step #1

    Prepare your nails by trimming and shaping them. Apply a clear base coat for protection.

    Step #2

    Select a Disney character or theme for inspiration. You can choose whatever you wish, but if you do this at home, go for something a bit simpler, like Micky or Mini Mouse.

    Step #3

    Apply Base Color. Paint all your nails with a base color that complements your chosen theme.

    Step #4

    Outline Your Design. Use a fine nail art brush and black polish to outline the main features of your chosen character or theme. If hand painting isn’t your thing (don’t worry, it’s not ours either), you can likely find Disney-inspired nail stickers.

    Step #5

    Use vibrant nail polish colors to fill in each section of your design. Be patient and let each color dry before moving on to the next.

    Step #6

    Use a fine brush and acrylic paints for intricate details like eyes, facial features, and accessories.

    Step #7

    Apply a clear topcoat to protect your design and add a glossy finish.

    Step #8

    Use a small brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any mistakes or excess polish.

    Step #9

    Allow your nails to dry completely before doing any activities.

    Mickey Mouse Nails

    Speaking of Mickey Mouse, let’s explore these killer Mickey Mouse nails. We love the silhouettes scattered across the nails over top of that pretty nude base. We’re always looking for ways to elevate our go-to nude pink nails, and I think we just found our next inspiration. These nails are a great way to show off your love for Disney while still maintaining a professional-looking manicure.

    Minnie Mouse Nails

    Now, let’s shift our focus to the queen of polka dots and bows – Minnie Mouse! With her infectious charm and signature style, Minnie is a beloved character who deserves a special place on your nails. We love the combination of the hand-painted character with the multicolored designs. This is a fun manicure for those super fans.

    Little Mermaid Nails

    The enchanting underwater world of Ariel and her friends proves to be a reservoir of endless inspiration for nail designs. Dive into the depths of your creativity and let your nails tell a tale of a little mermaid. We love the inclusion of the many important characters in the world of Ariel. However, they would be very tricky to do at home. That said, we highly recommend trying out Little Mermaid-themed nail stickers.

    If you’re unsure how to apply nail stickers, no need to flounder around in panic. We have you covered. Swim over to the chart below to find the best way to apply your nail stickers.

    What you’ll need:

    • Nail stickers
    • Nail polish (optional)
    • Clear topcoat
    • Tweezers
    How To Apply Nail Stickers On Disney Nails Description
    Prepare Your Nails Ensure your nails are clean and free of any old polish. Shape and trim your nails to your desired length and shape.
    Select Your Stickers Choose the Ariel nail stickers you want to apply. You can find a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes.
    Peel off the Sticker Gently peel the desired sticker from the sheet using tweezers or your fingers. Be careful not to touch the adhesive side.
    Position the Sticker Place the sticker onto your nail in the desired position. Press it down gently to adhere.
    Smooth Out Bubbles Smooth out any air bubbles by gently pressing the sticker from the center toward the edges.
    Trim Excess If the sticker extends beyond your nail, use nail scissors or a nail file to trim the excess.
    Topcoat Finish with a clear topcoat to seal the sticker and provide a glossy finish.

    Snow White Nails

    Let’s take a trip to the magical forest and discover the beauty of Snow White-inspired nail designs. Known for her grace and innocence, Snow White’s iconic look can be transformed into super cool nail art. We suggest playing around with reds, glitter, and an apple theme. You can also hand paint or add stickers of your favorite Snow White characters.

    Abstract Mickey Nails

    Mickey Mouse is a character we tend to see often in reference to Disney. That said, you might often see Mickey Mouse nails, and you might want to try something different from everyone else. This is where abstract mickey nails come in. One of our tips for creating abstract Mickey nails is to play into the season you are currently in. Let’s say it’s December. Well, that’s the perfect time to combine Christmas nails with Mickey-themed nails.

    There are a few other ways you can incorporate an abstract aspect into your mikey nails, such as:

    • Geometric shapes
    • Watercolor Swirls
    • Drip Art
    • Negative Space
    • Foiled Abstract

    Cute Disney Nails

    Dare we say all Disney nails are cute nails? Therefore, we don’t have much to suggest in making your Disney nails cute because they are already cute. However, these cute Disney nails are our favorite because of the incorporation of many different Disney characters, like Mike Wazowski and the balloons from the movie Up!

    Tiana Nails

    Now, let’s jazz things up and enter Princess Tiana’s vibrant world from “The Princess and the Frog.” Tiana’s story is about following dreams, and what better way to celebrate her spirit than through a dazzling nail design? We highly suggest incorporating green and some glitter! You can go for rhinestones, glitter polish, or even green chrome to really get things looking crazy cool.

    Pink Disney Nails

    When we think of Disney, we must say that our first reaction isn’t to automatically think of the color pink. But that’s exactly what you want: keep everyone on their toes, and never let them predict your next manicure! Just kidding, but if you do want to go for something different, these pink Disney nails will be perfect.

    Frozen Nails

    Let’s take a stroll through the icy kingdom of Elsa and Anna with Frozen-inspired nail designs that are sure to freeze everyone in their tracks. We suggest going for an icy blue shade and lots of glitter. You could even hand-paint some icicles for the cold effect, and if you’re feeling confident, try adding your favorite Frozen characters.

    Zohna Tip

    If you plan on doing lots of designs on your Disney nails, we highly recommend getting tips or acrylic nails put on if you have shorter nails. That way, there is more surface area and room for all different kinds of designs.

    Elsa Nails

    Since we’re already in the kingdom of Arendelle, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite character, Elsa. If you love her as much as us, you are likely going to swoon over these Elsa nails. We love the light blue polish paired with the falling snowflakes; it’s very Frozen-esque. Don’t forget to add gems to really take this manicure to the next level. This is a manicure fit for a queen.

    Disney Gel Nails


    If you’re in it for the long haul and want a lasting manicure, then Disney gel nails are the perfect option for you. Gel nails provide a glossy, durable finish that can withstand even the busiest schedules. We suggest having fun with the gel manicure, incorporating lots of your favorite colors, and making this manicure you coded.

    If you’ve never heard of gel, you are likely a bit confused about what it is, so here are a few characteristics of gel nails, such as:

    1. Durability: Gel nails are known for their durability and resistance to chipping, making them long-lasting compared to regular nail polish.
    2. Natural Look: Gel nails provide a natural and glossy appearance, mimicking the look of natural nails. They are available in various shades and finishes.
    3. Quick Curing: Gel nails cure quickly under UV or LED light, reducing the time spent waiting for the nails to dry compared to traditional nail polish.
    4. Less Damage to Natural Nails: Properly applied and removed gel nails typically cause less damage to the natural nail compared to some other nail enhancement methods.
    5. Flexible Application: Gel nails allow for various nail art techniques, including overlays, extensions, and intricate designs. They can be shaped and sculpted to achieve desired lengths and shapes.

    Disney Nails Short

    Just cause the most common Disney nails are on longer claws, that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your shorter nails for longer ones. There is a lot you can do with shorter nails. Try going for a red and white Mini Mouse-inspired design like the one in the image. These are so cute, and they really help to make the most of our shorter claws.

    Zohna Tip

    If you want to grow out your nails for your next Disney nails, try using a nail strengthener serum. This will help them grow stronger, resulting in less breakage.

    Mulan Nails

    If Mulan is one of your favorite Disney characters, then these Mulan nails will be the ultimate Disney nails in your books. We suggest incorporating delicate cherry blossom designs inspired by her journey or red with a beautiful pattern. If you want an even more intricate manicure, add small details representing Mulan’s character, such as a sword or a dragon.

    Goofy Nails

    Let’s take a break from the princesses and explore a different side of the Disney universe – Goofy! Goofy is loved for his hilarious antics and lovable personality, and now you can bring his charm to your nails. Goof off and go for a neutral or light blue polish as the base, and add some hand-painted Goofy designs to really show off your love for the character.

    Lion King Nails

    Hakuna Matata! It means no worries, especially when you have stunning Lion King-inspired nail designs that capture the vibes of this beloved Disney movie. A design we love is the iconic silhouettes of your favorite characters against a beautiful African sunset. You can even add a portrait of Simba if you are feeling like getting super into the theme.

    We have a few color suggestions that might help you come up with a Lion Kings Nails design, such as:

    • Warm yellow
    • Golden yellow
    • Burnt orange
    • Deep brown
    • Deep rust

    Disney French Tip Nails

    By now, we’re sure you’ve seen plenty of French tip nails with colors other than classic white. But have you ever seen Disney French tip nails? Well, now you have! You can go for the classic French tip shape and fill it with the iconic Mini Mouse polka dots, or you can use the Mini Mousse ears silhouette as a stand-in for the French tip shape. This is your sign to have fun with tradition and twist it around a bit.

    Zohna Tip

    There are French tip stencils that will help you get the easiest and most precise French tip each and every time.

    Disney Themed Acrylic Nails

    For those who want a more durable and long-lasting option, acrylic nails are here to help. With their strength and versatility, acrylic nails can be molded into any shape and covered with intricate Disney-themed designs. The longer the nails, the more room for fun designs, so take that as you will when you are choosing the shape and length.

    Halloween Disney Nails

    Who says that Disney can’t be spooky? Not us; in fact, we kinda love the spooky look paired with Disney designs. These black and orange nails covered in Disney-themed designs are the perfect manicure for your Halloween festivities, don’t you think? If you want to veto the classic Disney designs, try going for a “Nightmare Before Christmas” manicure for unique Halloween nails. Paint your nails a dark shade like black or deep purple, and hand-paint small details that represent Jack Skellington or Sally. This eerie yet enchanting design will make your nails the talk of any Halloween party.

    Stitch Nails

    If you don’t like Stitch, we have a bone to pick with you! He’s just too darn cute not to love, and if you love him as much as we do, you will like these Stitch nails. We suggest adding rhinestones to your stitch nails to kinda give it a unique look – no one would expect there to be diamonds included in a Stitch-themed manicure, but that’s what makes it special.

    Neutral Disney Nails

    For some of us, a very colorful and eye-catching manicure just does not suit our taste pallet, and that’s okay cause neutral Disney nails are a thing! Simply choose your go-to nude shade and add some white minimalist Disney designs. This will keep your manicure looking natural but also allow you to show off your love for Disney to those who look closely enough at your claws.

    Donald Duck Nails

    Quack, quack! It’s time to show some love for the one and only Donald Duck. With his mischievous personality and iconic sailor outfit, Donald is a classic character that deserves a special place on your nails. Try a vibrant blue base with white polka dots to mimic his famous sailor suit, or opt for a nail design featuring his cheeky expression. These nails will make any Disney fan smile.

    Red Disney Nails

    Red Disney nails are here to make a splash! The choice is yours in what characters you plan to include, but since Miky and Mini Mouse kinda resemble red, we recommend adding them to your claws. A way to incorporate some fun into your red Disney nails is to swap out your regular red polish with a pretty red glitter polish. This will leave your nails nice and shiny.

    Blue Disney Nails

    If you prefer a cool and calming vibe, then blue Disney nails are the way to go. From Ariel’s underwater kingdom to Elsa’s icy magic, blue nails can transport you to a world of enchantment. We suggest going for an icy vibe and going for a frozen theme if you are going to do blue Disney nails. Blue and Frozen just make sense, don’t you think?

    Disney Almond Nails

    Almond-shaped nails are the perfect shape to pair with your Disney nails. They are a soft shape and won’t overpower your nail designs. Plus, almond is a great shape because it looks great on any sized nail bed and elongates your fingers.

    Purple Disney Nails

    Purple is an underrated nail polish shade in our opinion. So, let’s bring it back into the mainstream manicure world and add it to your Disney nails. You could choose a design inspired by Jasmine’s adventurous spirit or go for Maleficent-inspired nail art with dark purple hues and dragon motifs. Or you could even add a couple of your favorite Disney characters. They don’t have to match the purple color scheme.

    Black Disney Nails

    If the OG Disney days speak to you, go for black and white Disney nails. These black Disney nails are a great way to pay homage to Walt Disney and his original sketches of his first few characters. This is a unique manicure that not very many people will have seen before, as everyone loves the more current characters. Show your true passion for Disney going all the way back to the very beginning with this manicure.

    Classy Disney Nails

    If going for a classy with your Disney nails is prerogative, we have you covered. However, classy can mean different things to different people. For some, it could look like simple Kawaii nails, Hello Kitty nails, and anime nails. For others, it could look like neutral tones, with some Disney character stickers. The choice is yours, so have fun with it!

    Disney Villain Nails

    Every Disney story needs a villain, and why not let them take center stage on your nails? Create a wicked Disney villain-inspired nail art with a deep purple or black base, complemented by intricate details showcasing their sinister personalities.

    We love the way the green chrome looks on these Disney villain nails. You don’t know how to apply chrome pigment? Girl, don’t worry, let us show you.

    How To Apply Chrome To Disney Villian Nails Description
    Apply Base Color Apply a base color of gel polish. The chrome effect will be more vibrant on a black or dark-colored base, but you can experiment with different base colors. (Chrome works best with gel polish so we suggest that, but it can work with regular polish.)
    Cure Under UV/LED Lamp Cure the base color under a UV or LED lamp according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    Apply Non-Wipe Gel Topcoat Apply a thin layer of non-wipe gel topcoat over the cured base color. Ensure the topcoat is evenly applied.
    Cure Topcoat Cure the non-wipe gel topcoat under the UV or LED lamp. This topcoat doesn’t require wiping with alcohol after curing.
    Apply Chrome Pigment Using an applicator sponge or a silicone applicator, gently rub the chrome pigment powder onto the cured topcoat. Apply it in a smooth, even motion to achieve the desired chrome effect.
    Brush Off Excess Use a soft brush or eyeshadow applicator to brush off any excess chrome pigment powder from the nail surface.
    Seal with Topcoat Apply an additional layer of non-wipe gel topcoat to seal and protect the chrome pigment. Ensure it is cured under the UV or LED lamp.
    Final Cure Cure the topcoat for the final time under the UV or LED lamp to ensure a strong and durable finish.


    First up in our Disney villain lineup is the mighty Ursula. With her dark, mysterious beauty, Ursula-inspired nails will make you embrace your inner sea witch. Play around with black and purple shades, adding tentacle-like swirls or Ursula’s iconic shell pendant.

    Cruella De Vil

    Next, we have the one and only Cruella De Vil. Bring out your wild side with Dalmatian-spotted nails, or opt for a look with a black and white design reminiscent of her iconic fur coat. Remember to add a touch of red to capture Cruella’s fierce personality.


    Last but not least, we have the queen of darkness herself – Maleficent. Embrace the power of her horns and transform your nails into a creepy yet alluring work of art. Go for deep shades of purple, black, and green, and add intricate details showcasing Maleficent’s menacing aura. With these nails, you’ll feel like you hold the key to all the Disney kingdoms.

    Summer Disney Nails

    Disney is around all year round so that doesn’t mean summer is an exception not to sport your Disney nails. These summer Disney nails are lighter and have small designs scattered across your claws. You don’t have to go for anything too heavy in the summer, so these are perfect in our opinion.

    Glitter Disney Nails

    Glitter is a surefire way to almost instantly make a boring manicure anything but. These glitter Disney nails are shiny and eye-catching. If you want to make them stand out even more, add some 3D nail art, cause why not? Glitter polish can be tough to remove, so make sure you use a good quality nail polish remover when cleaning up your nails or when it’s time to change them out for a new manicure.

    Disney Nails Christmas

    Add some extra joy and holiday spirit to your nails with Disney-inspired Christmas nail designs. Decorate your nails with Mickey and Minnie dressed in their festive outfits or go for a winter wonderland or feature some Frozen characters and snowflakes. These nails will make you feel like you’re celebrating the most magical time of the year in true Disney style.

    Rose Gold Disney Nails

    Combine two trends into one fabulous look with rose-gold Disney nails. We love the way the rose gold and the Disney shapes look together. You can add the basic Disney silhouettes or your favorite characters; rose gold pairs with it all!

    Disney Balloon Nails

    Get ready to float away with these Disney balloon nails. Inspired by the colorful balloons that fill the skies at Disney parks, these nails will make you feel like you’re experiencing the joy and wonder of a Disney adventure every day. Combine a light blue nail polish shade reminiscent of the sky with balloon-inspired patterns and delicate strings to achieve a playful and uplifting nail design that will make you smile whenever you look at your fingertips.


    • How Long Do Disney Nail Designs Last?

      The longevity of Disney nail designs depends on several factors, such as the quality of the nail polish and topcoat used, your daily activities, and how well you take care of your nails. On average, nail designs can last from a few days to two weeks.

    • Can I Create Disney Nail Designs At Home?

      Absolutely! You can create stunning Disney nail designs at home with a little practice and the right tools. Experiment with different techniques, watch tutorials, and don’t hesitate to get creative. Things like nail stencils and nail stickers will be your best friends.

    Walt Disney Approved

    Unfortunately, it’s time to return to the real world, but don’t worry; the enchanting world of Disney will always be around. There are so many different and fun ways you can incorporate your favorite Disney characters or movies into your manicures. And if one manicure doesn’t stand out to you, we hope you use the ideas in this list as inspiration to dream up your ideal manicure.