What better way to usher in the summer months than with some summer nail designs?!
From pastel colors to pretty palm trees, neon nails and more, this roundup of the best summer nail colors is one you should bookmark and take with you for that next manicure appointment.
Read on to see all of the ideas to get gorgeous summer nails!
A solid color manicure is always in style. This summer, pick a bright, sunny, beach-worthy color like one of these summer nail ideas.
Hot pink nails scream summer manicure! This pretty polished look is lovely on shorter nails but looks great if you have long coffin nails, too.
Prefer something brighter? Try a peachy shade like this one!
Can’t pick just one color? Considering combining a few different colors! Bright colors are an especially great idea for the summer months.
Milky white nails like these are a hot summer nail trend. They also tend to flatter a variety of skin tones.
Press-on nails like these from Glamnetic are an easy way to get a beautiful summer manicure!
Pale pink is seasonless and is an excellent choice if you’re wanting something neutral for that summer vacation.
If you prefer the look of natural nails, try one of these neutral nail ideas.
Kiss is one of my go-tos when it comes to press-on nails.
PRO TIP: To make them last longer, use nail glue instead of the included stickers.
Neon is a strong spring fashion trend, so it’s no surprise neon nails are also a hot summer nail trend!
Bright pink nails like these are the perfect summer nail idea that’s giving Barbiecore vibes!
Speaking of bright shades, lime green has been another strong spring fashion trend that you could try on your nails, too.
If you’re looking for a cool summer nail design that’s easy to DIY, these Dashing Diva nail strips are a great product to try.
I’ve used them before and gotten a good week of use out of them; a friend of mine gets two weeks out of hers!
Ah, the chrome nail. Another one of the most popular summer nail trends.
Chrome nails are perfect for summer manicures but also great for spring nails, too!
These are an especially great option when you want something with a bit more shimmer than a neutral nail, yet not quite as bold as bright summer nails.
Metallic Nails for Summer
Metallic is another really popular nail trend, especially if you want something a bit more fun than a solid color but not quite as adventurous as a nail design.
If you prefer a darker shade but are not sure how to do it for summer try something like these chrome press on nails. The sheen helps make these look summer-ready.
Floral patterns are always a great idea! Try some in summer colors like these nail ideas below to really embrace the season.
Small flowers with a neutral color base are a nice way to show off a design that will still coordinate with all of your cute summer outfits.
French Tip Summer Nail Ideas
French tip nails are timeless as well as seasonless. But summer is the perfect time to try a variation on that like this summer French tip ideas!
Colorful combos like these are a great way to show off short nails. The colors are playful and perfect for the summer months.
Hate going to the nail salon? Do it yourself at home with these press-on nail ideas!
Press-on nails have come a long way and aren’t what they used to be. In fact, after the pandemic, I’ve been trying out a variety of press-on nails at home and they are high-quality, long-lasting and easy to do!
How fun are these rainbow nails? Summertime is the perfect time to experiment with fun nail ideas like this look which alternates different shades.
Why not try some fun nail art?! I’m loving these cute nail designs which perfectly embrace the summer season.
If you want a simple design, try doing nail art just on your ring finger.
And if you love these ideas, you’ll also love this list of summer dip nails.