If you are looking for a bunch of beautiful summer nail ideas to try this year you are in the right place. I have found 30 gorgeous summer nails ideas that are so bright and fun – perfect to try out this season. Whether you are trying to DIY your nails at home or if you’re looking for ideas to bring to your manicurist, you will find the perfect design here.
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Summer Nail Designs
Summer nails are so fun and just make you feel good. Something about bringing out the bright colors (that just pop once you start getting a tan) and packing away the darker tones of winter nails is just a great feeling.
They make you feel like you know everything sunny and bright is on its way. Sunshine, pool days, outdoor play, going for long walks and to the park and the beach, and really all the things.
Summer nails are a way to embrace the season that is coming, the warm weather, and all the fun that time of year brings.
The best most summery nails feature bright colors, florals, and anything that you might think of using as a summer party theme. Things like flamingos, hibiscus flowers, beach balls, and more all make perfect graphics to feature on your summer nails.
So let’s get into those bright and fun summer nails.
25 Summer Nails
1. Tiny Fruits
Almost all fruit is in season in the summer, making tiny fruits the perfect colorful and fun summery design.
2. Hot Pink to Orange Ombre
The most trendy summer color combination is hot pink and hot orange. You can mix and match these two colors any way like these ombre nails.
3. Pink & Orange Swirls
Another example of the trendiest summer nail colors, try some orange French tips with pink and orange swirls.
4. Pink Tips with Orange Stars
Or you could reverse the color combination and use the hot pink for your French tips and orange for a small design like stars.
5. Fancy Summer French Tips
Summer is the time to break free of your minimalist French Tip designs and embrace bright fun French tips instead!
6. Blue and Lime Swirls
Bright blue and lime green are another popular color combination in the summer and really make a bold statement.
7. Summer Clouds and Stars
Time to ditch the night sky nails that look perfect as winter or Christmas nails and try new brightly colored night designs like these cloud and star nails.
8. Tiny Strawberries
Another take on fruit nail, try lots of little strawberries. Perfect for the kick off to summer when they are in the peak of their season.
9. Summery Ying Yangs
Any bright, bold, beautiful color combination design will work for summer. Try these bold ying-yangs today.
10. Tangerine Dream
I can’t get over how much I love this color combination featuring tangerines and black and white.
11. Leopard to Pink
Are you a huge leopard fan? Pair it with your favorite bright summer color for this look.
12. Tie Dyed
No print screams summer more than tie-dye. (Ok well maybe a floral tee but don’t worry, we’ll get to that too). You can pull off tie-dye in rainbow or any color combo you’d like.
13. Smiling Tips
Bright yellow smiley faces are sure to bring a smile to the faces of your friends, family, and coworkers when they catch a glimpse of your summer manicure.
14. Rainbow Flames
Another example of making bright summery colors work with any print. Flames are simpler than you think and look really impressive.
15. 4th of July Picnic
One big holiday that makes you think of summer is the 4th of July. Picnic table plaids, hot dogs, and watermelon make traditional blue and red nails look bland.
16. Glittery Oranges
Summer is for citrus, so try these glittery orange nails.
17. Perfect Summer Prints
Think of the bikini aisle of your favorite store and all the neon colors that come out as soon as summer is around the corner. Now imagine smacking those colors right on your nails and adding a feature nail with a Spanish tile design but in those neon colors… that is THIS perfect design.
18. Mix and Match Summer Vibes
I actually found multiple cow print summer nail designs, but these are my favorite because the cow print is subtle and features summer’s two hottest nail colors too.
19. Tropical Prints
This beautiful design looks just like your favorite floral shirt that you bring on holiday.
20. Spanish Tiles and Florals
Spanish tile designs just look so summery even when they feature less vibrant colors like these.
21. Pink, Purple, and Tiger Stripes
Warm summer colors can be paired together to make statement summer nails.
22. 90s Vibes
The 90s had so many bright colors and bold prints and designs reminiscent of those make perfect summer nails.
23. Subtle Sunflowers
As summer is drawing to an end big bright sunflowers start showing up everywhere, so why not on your nails?
24. Blue China and Oranges
Blue tiles or blue and white china make a perfect pair with oranges for doubling up two of our favorite summer designs from this list.
25. Pink Snakeskin
If you have a print you love like leopard or snakeskin, try that design but feature your favorite summer color like this hot pink.
26. Smileys and Swirls
Bring out your groovy hippie side with some rainbow and smiley face nails that will pop this summer.
27. Summer Florals
If you aren’t a fan of neon you can still feature bright bold colors on your summer nails. Bonus points if they match your bathing suit.
28. Peach Nails
Peaches are another fruit that makes people think of a specific time of summer. The dog days of summer with sweltering heat, the smell of magnolias in the air, and ripe peaches galore.
29. Spanish Tile Tips
You can try a Spanish tile print that is less bold by only painting your nail tips. Still very bold and summery but less vibrant and a bit more classy.
30. Funky Flowers
Get creative with funky flower designs. Break free from the simple daisy and turn your flower nails into a work of art.