19+ Simple & Easy Memorial Day Nails

Are you looking for stylish Memorial Day nails in 2024? Check out this list of 19+ patriotic Memorial Day nail designs that are perfect for the holiday!

collage of four hands with Memorial Day nail designs

Simple & Easy Memorial Day Nails

Memorial Day is a special holiday in America – a day to remember those who gave their lives while serving their country. And since it’s a federal holiday, many businesses and schools are closed, giving people the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost. 

Whether you plan to spend this day visiting a memorial, enjoying time with family, or hosting a barbecue for friends – there are plenty of Memorial Day nails you can sport on this summer day. 

Below are stunning nail designs featuring the classic “red white blue“, as well as some neutral looks. So, no matter how you plan to spend Memorial Day in 2024, there’s a manicure on this list that’s perfect for you!

Checkerboard + Stars

short round nails painted in red, white, and blue featuring checkerboard tips, sparkly polish, and star accents

If you’ll be hitting the pool with friends on Memorial, a fun and youthful design like this one will be the perfect finishing touch to your look!

Milky Nails w/ Poppies

medium milky white almond nails with red poppy nail art

Poppies are a great choice to show respect for fallen soldiers, and a milky white base for this nail art is a trendy touch. 

Gold Stars

medium white round nails with gold stars

Stars are an iconic part of American culture, and these gold stars on white nails are chic and elevated. 

Chunky Glitter + Star Accents

short almond nails with red and blue polish with chunky silver glitter and a milky white accent nail with stars

Colorful stars are perfect for these Memorial Day dip nails, and I love the chunky glitter for a bold look. 

Stars & Stripes

short square nails painted a pastel blue featuring a striped accent nail and another accent nail with nude polish and red stars

Stars and stripes are definitely a patriotic look. The pastel blue is a beautiful color for this design, although any shade of blue will work. 

Frenchies + Poppies

short nude squoval nails with white tips and red poppy nail art

Poppy nail art over classic French tips is one of my top picks for stylish and elegant Memorial Day nails. 

Red White Blue Stars

long nude almond nails with white stars and red and blue accent stars

Add a pop of color to your Memorial Day look with red and blue accents on white stars!

Short Memorial Day Nails

short round nails painted with red polish and accent nails featuring red and white stripes and blue polish with white stars

Give short nails a patriotic feel with star and stripe accent nails paired with a classic red mani. 

Simple w/ Blue Stars

short round nude nails with bright blue stars

I love a simple but stylish look, and dark blue stars on nude gel nails are minimal and Memorial Day-ready!

Blue Mani + Stripe Details

long round blue nails with a nude accent nail featuring red, white, and blue strips

I love this for a refined and understated Memorial Day manicure!

Stars & Popsicles

short squoval nails painted with red and blue polish and nude accent nails with stars and popsicle nail art

This nail design is definitely meant for a Memorial Day BBQ! The popsicle nail art is so fun, and I love the gold dots for an elevated touch. 

Poppy Nail Art

long nude almond nails featuring red poppy nail art

If you’ll be spending the day paying your respects, I recommend beautiful and sophisticated red poppies on nude almond nails. 

Red White Blue Collage Nails

long almond nails featuring red, white, and blue checkerboard print, stars, and border details

If you ask me, bold and playful acrylic nails are a must-try if you’ll be spending the day at the beach on Memorial Day!

Red Stars

short nude almond nails with red stars

I love the deep red used here, and this simple nail design is all you need for a chic Memorial Day look!

Memorial Day French Tips

short round nails with asymmetrical red and blue tips with white star accents

Slanted Frenchies are always a fun twist on this classic – plus, the colors and star details add that patriotic touch!

Glittering Stripes w/ Stars

short squoval nails with gold, red, and blue glitter polish and a stars and stripes design

You can’t go wrong adding glitter to these holiday nails. They definitely add a playful vibe to this mani, making them perfect for a gathering with loved ones. 

Waves & Star Accents

medium milky white almond nails featuring red, white, and blue waves and stars

I suggest opting for wave details to break away from the classic stripes, and these waves look stunning with the star nail art!

Golden Stars on Nude Nails

long milky beige almond nails with gold stars

Gold stars add a pop of glam to any look, so I recommend rocking nails like these for an alluring and fun manicure. 

Blue Stars & Crystals

long milky white almond nails with dark blue stars and gems

Gems are another great touch for a glamorous aesthetic – so pair these with colorful stars for some holiday flair!

Dainty Poppies

short round nude nails with red poppy nail art

Dainty poppy nail art is one of my top picks for simple, chic, and festive Memorial Day nails in 2024!


Memorial Day is a day to remember our fallen soldiers and honor their sacrifices. Use these stunning nail designs to get into the spirit of this holiday so you can commemorate with family and friends in 2024!


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