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Pandas are a type of bear, native to south central China. They differ from their long lost cousins the polar and grizzly bears in their striking monochrome coloring. They have black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its predominantly round body.
Pandas absolutely love eating bamboo! Bamboo shoots and leaves make up more than 99% of their diet. Panda cubs are the cutest and they inspire all kinds of fuzzy feelings. Sadly, due to deforestation, they are completely reliant on human conservation.
Let’s show pandas some love and create beautiful panda inspired nail art so that we may raise awareness and more people know how absolutely lovely they are!
The Best Panda Nails
Bamboo Panda Square Nails
Pandas love their bamboo and so will you! Try these long square green nails with bamboo shoots and climbing funny looking pandas, you will adore these panda nails, we guarantee it.
Pink Panda French Manicure
Peekaboo panda is playing hide and seek in this pink on white ombre that almost looks like a french manicure with round tips.
Lovely Sky-blue Panda Design
Pastel acrylic nails make a comeback in this long round nail style. Another cartoony peekaboo panda shows its love. Isn’t it cute?
3D Panda Black & White Nails
This is a great panda nail art inspiration in monochrome colors with a black and white dot inspiration. Long lightly square nails maximize the area for those awesome panda 3D nails.
Blue Marble Effect Panda Manicure
Super long square tipped nails look out-of-this-world with a white and blue marble effect on top and round looking pandas holding a bunch of heart balloons.
Balloon Hearts Panda Design
Using a panda bear holding heart balloons seems to be really popular. This artist chose to do slightly round square nails in pink pastel polish with a front and back panda design.
Bear Company Short Blue Nails
Why use only pandas when you can go bear crazy? Polar bear, grizzly and panda look happy in these soft blue short round nails with panda nail designs.
Panda Ink Black and White Manicure
Pandas are black and white so if you do a white nail polish acrylic nail, you can draw the black parts and make an artistic ink looking panda on your hands.
Purple Glitter & Pink Panda Art
Slightly long light purple nails combine with light pink nails in this super girly manicure with a peekaboo panda and a hearts flower doodle.
Red & Pink Panda Heart Design
Almond shaped long nails in mauve and ruby red nail polish conform this manicure, together with a happy looking sitting panda with a heart balloon. Did we say it was popular among cute panda nail designs? We weren’t kidding!
Rhinestones and Panda Nails
Tired of the mostly feminine approach to pandas? Go the elegant way with these super long coffin nails with black nail polish and rhinestones. The see-through geometric panda design with bamboo leaves is super detailed.
Pink Glitter Panda Love Manicure
Peekaboo panda is here to stay in this glittery pink sugar nail manicure. A super cute detail: the o in “love” is a panda bear paw print! Isn’t that the most adorable thing ever?
Pink Minimal Panda Design
Short round pink glossy nails make this manicure simple and feminine. The little heart adds a doodle on another nail to balance the panda drawing and make it feel light but still decorated.
Ruby Red Glittery Panda Nails
Dorothy might have done this manicure design if she knew she was going to be wearing red glitter pumps on her way to Oz. Those short ruby red glitter nails look super flashy and make the panda drawing pop up that much more.
Pink and Red Foil Panda Manicure
Red foil over pink nail polish makes this manicure quite novel, since it uses the same combination of red and pink we have already seen and the, by now classic, panda holding a heart balloon.
B&W Cartoon Panda Thumb
A fuzzy panda sits happily on this manicure’s thumb. Doesn’t he look like a huge happy furball?
Cute Panda and Bamboo Design
If you are doing panda designs on your acrylic nails, you might be scared that it might go wrong at just the worst moment. Fear not, you can always do your acrylic nail design on loose acrylic nails.
Short Pink Panda Cartoon Nails
Short nails are always looked down upon by nail polish lovers because they don’t allow for much room to get creative. However, these soft pink nails look adorable with two panda designs and little hearts.
Electric Blue and Panda Manicure
Get rid of those pink and red nail polishes, blue is here to rock your panda manicures! Combine your panda-eating bamboo drawings with a white nail polish to make them look crisper.
Emerald Green Bamboo and Panda Design
If blue is too dark for you, go for this emerald green nail polish. Keep them short and round and add a bunch of bamboo leaves to make your panda feel right at home.
French Panda Natural Manicure
A french manicure is usually elegant and serious. Add some girly delight and a little fun with panda drawings and pink hearts to your round long french manicure.
Pink Panda and Glitter Nails
Oh that panda looks so huggable! Isn’t he the cutest? His little heart balloon got blown into the next nail and the rest of the manicure is done in silver glitter instead of pink nail polish.
Dark Red and Pink Glitter Panda Design
Pink glitter nail polish makes an appearance in this heart and panda nail design surrounded by bloody red nails in a long square tip shape.
Pink Short Glitter Panda Nails
For a short square nail design, go with a pastel pink glitter and do a front and back panda drawing with a bunch of heart balloons, of course.
Almond Shaped Sky-blue Panda Manicure
We have seen a lot of short styles, so a long almond shaped nail could not be left out of our amazing list. This sky-blue nail polish manicure with a peekaboo panda is so cute!
Pink Glittery Round Panda Nails
Panda goes Barbie style with this bright neon pink nail polish and pink glitter over long round nails. Peekaboo panda is here to stay!
Funny Pink & Black Panda Design
A panda inspired combination of black and pink nail polish makes a great backdrop for this manicure with drawn panda faces and backs.
Cutsey Blue Panda Nails
The cutest and most adorable panda drawing ever is in this blue round nail manicure. Don’t you think so?
Stunning Fuschia Balloon and Panda Round Manicure
A deep dark fuschia is the nail polish base for this manicure. It adds an elegant feel to the smiling panda drawing and a myriad of hearts to the design.
Beige Panda Bear Nails
There is a beige panda that only lives on one mountain in China. This super elegant manicure takes the golden panda and combines it with a taupe nail polish and a dots design.
Square Transparent Glitter Panda Design
Transparent jelly long square nails done in profuse pink glitter get combined with white and a panda back-drawing with hearts in this manicure.
Peeking Panda Short Pink Nails
Peekaboo panda is at it’s most adorable in these super short round pink nails. A simple and yet super masterful manicure that can only be done by nail artists with great drawing skills!
Long Coffin Sky-blue Peeking Panda Manicure
Super long coffin nails in sky-blue look amazing in a white stripes and peekaboo panda design. The color combines beautifully with white and pink.
Glitter Fuschia Panda Design
Fuschia is making itself heard in this dark elegant glitter shade! The short round fuschia nails make the black and white panda stand out a lot!
Artistic Panda and Bamboo Nails
An artistic interpretation on the panda character and its bamboo forest makes up most of this short natural looking nail design.
Black, White and Glitter Panda Manicure
Black nail polish, a white nail with a panda drawing and a silver glitter nail make this manicure one of our top designs!
Pink Golden French Panda Design
This thick french manicure has been done in pastel pink and divided by a thin stripe of gold, while the panda drawings sit on a natural shade of pink.
Long Round Glittery Black Panda Nails
Long round black glitter nails make this panda art manicure a stunning and elegant option. The panda is done in 3D style and in a minimalist approach that only uses a little bit of black to make its darker patches stand out.
Black and White Panda Design
Another black and white manicure, this time making the most of the contrast between these two colors with dots and panda drawings.
Long Square Red Glittery Panda Manicure
Ruby red nail polish topped with gold glitter make this manicure feel like Indian royalty. That panda though, makes it look super sweet! And the little red heart makes the design come together as a whole.
Our top styles capitalize on the cuteness of pandas and use them as a focal point in a love inspired manicure. Combinations like pink and red might be the new go-to design for your next St. Valentine’s Day.
After all the amazing inspirations, you will only want to do panda drawings on your nails! Remember that bamboo leaves look amazing too, so if you don’t want to spend as much time doing your nails, you can always do a lonely panda and lots of leaves.