16 Happy Nail Art Designs That'll Boost Your Mood

Simple Nail Art - Leo
Kimberly Peta Dewhirst

It's no secret that a having a fresh mani can instantly make you feel better. But it turns out that the specific color and design of your nail art can impact your emotional state too. Studies have shown that different colors have different impacts on our mood. According to experts, having certain colors in certain spaces of your house can affect the way that you feel in the space. They found that yellow spaces are considered optimistic and uplifting, and pink is thought to be fun and energetic. 

It stands to reason, then, that the hue and designs that you put on your nails can impact your mood, too. So whether you're in need of a pick-me-up or just trying to maintain your carefree summer disposition, check out these 16 happy nail art designs that are guaranteed to boost your mood. 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Pastel Nail Polish

Who doesn't love a good pastel rainbow vibe? 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Cherry Nail Art

These peach-toned cherry nails scream summer aesthetic. 

Rainbow multicolored manicure with gold rings


If you can't decide on one happy color, just go ahead and do a little of everything.

Happy Nail Art Designs - Cloud Nail Art

This dreamy mani makes us want to lie in the grass and watch clouds. 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Daisy Nail Art

Recreate this look by swiping on a light pink shade and adding some daisy decals. 

Red, pink, and orange nails with confetti design


Confetti on your nails equals an instant party every time you reach for your phone.

Happy Nail Art Designs - Simple Nail Art

We love the way this chic, minimal design combines bright baby blue and metallic gold. 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Rainbow Nails

Chillhouse described this unique mani best, captioning its photo "groovy, baby." 

Retro neon purple nails with orange half circles


The '80s called, and we refuse to give back this deliciously retro manicure.

Happy Nail Art Designs - Colorful Nail Art

We can't get enough of these vibrant, multicolored tips. 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Rose Gold Nails

Pink glitter? Don't mind if we do. 

Yellow nails with smiley faces


Come on—just look at these smiley faces and tell us you don't want to grin, too.

Happy Nail Art Designs - Polka Dot Nails

The bright coral dots bring some fun to this otherwise simple light pink mani. 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Cool Nail Art

These quirky eyelash designs will have you smiling every time you look down and notice them. 

Happy Nail Art Designs - Minimalist Nail Art

"There's something very special about this design. It's really striking and powerful and makes me feel very happy and confident when I have it on my nails. It's a bit out of the ordinary too, so I feel a little bit adventurous when I have it," says Amy Ling Lin, owner of Sundays Nail Studio. 

Silver glitter nails


There's no mani a little glitter doesn't improve.

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