75+ Summer Nail Ideas to Inspire Your Next Mani

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!

Solid Colors

A solid color manicure is always in style. This summer, pick a bright, sunny, beach-worthy color like one of these summer nail ideas.

Bubblegum pink nails for summer
Via: Pinterest

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.

Light orange nail inspo for summer
Via: Pinterest

Prefer something brighter? Try a peachy shade like this one!

Bright green nail inspiration
Via: Pinterest
colorblock nail design idea
Via: Pinterest

Can’t pick just one color? Considering combining a few different colors! Bright colors are an especially great idea for the summer months. 

Sky blue nails for summer
Via: Pinterest
Solid white milky nails for summer
Via: Pinterest

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.

Solid hot purple nails for summer
Via: Pinterest


Neon is a strong spring fashion trend, so it’s no surprise neon nails are also a hot summer nail trend!

Pink colorblock nail design idea
Via: Pinterest

Bright pink nails like these are the perfect summer nail idea that’s giving Barbiecore vibes!

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Green yellow neon nails for summer
Via: Pinterest

Speaking of bright shades, lime green has been another strong spring fashion trend that you could try on your nails, too.

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Neon stripe detail summer nails
Via amberjhnails on Instagram

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.

silver metallic nail design inspo for summer
Via: Pinterest
Metallic french tip nails
Via: Pinterest

Floral Designs

Floral patterns are always a great idea! Try some in summer colors like these nail ideas below to really embrace the season.

Simple floral daisy nail design inspiration
Pastel floral nail design inspo
Via: Pinterest

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.

Blue and white summer floral nail design
Via: Glamour
floral french tip nail design
Via: Pinterest

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!

blue french tip nail design
Source: Cat Nail Art Design
neon green french tip nail design for summer
Via: Pinterest
pink french tips with cherry
Via: Pinterest

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!

Reverse french tip nail design
Via @metsko_nails on Instagram
two toned pink french tip nails
Via: Pinterest
Leopard print french tip nail idea
Via: Pinterest
pink and orange neon french tip summer nail design
Via: Pinterest
orange two toned nail design
Via: Pinterest
orange ombre french tip nail art for summer
Via: @nails.by.nadine.basingstoke on Instagram
coral and pink ombre nail art
Via: Pinterest
rainbow double french tip nail design for summer nails
Via: Pinterest

How fun are these rainbow nails? Summertime is the perfect time to experiment with fun nail ideas like this look which alternates different shades.

Abstract Nails

Why not try some fun nail art?! I’m loving these cute nail designs which perfectly embrace the summer season.

pink and blue color block nail design for summer
Via @peachinails on Insta
pink wave abstract nail design for summer
Via: Amazon
blue abstract design on neutral nails
Via: @amyguynailartist on Insta
Nail design with rhinestone details
Via: Pinterest
bright pink and whit abstract fun nail design
Via: Pinterest
orange and neutral nail design
Via: Pinterest
neon orange abstract nail design
Via: Pinterest

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.

trendy pink and purple ombre aura nail design for summer
Via @lolo.nailedit on Insta
pastel star detail nail design inspo
Via: Pinterest
pink and white stripe abstract nail design
Via @anastasiya.vostrikova on Insta

Fun Prints

Blue and white checker board nail design idea
Via: Target

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