39 Gorgeous Summer Nails You Need to Try

39 Gorgeous Summer Nails You Need to Try

I love to try something fun with my nails in the summertime. I was searching for new ideas for summer nails and found a ton that I wanted to share with you. Having pretty nails is a great way to give you an instant boost.  Check out below some gorgeous ideas I found for summer nails. These are the hottest trends this year including minimal, fluo, acrylic, gel, bright, classy, rainbow, ombre, plus, amazing summer designs in the prettiest new colors this year. I'll show you some simple everyday nails too. Whether you have acrylic, gel or your natural nail you'll find some inspiration to get pretty nails for the summer.

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Minimalist Summer Nails

This is the hottest trend this year. Minimalist summer nails don't have to be boring.  They just have a natural touch to them.  So, this could either be a clear color with a design on top or a natural nail shape.

People are loving these nails because they are easy to maintain.  They can grow out a little and still look good.  Check out some of my favorites below.

Natural Nails with Summer Designs

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The base for these nails is a natural color.  Then the fun summer designs really make the nails come to life.

Natural Nails with Colorful Swirls

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Here's another example of a clear nail with a fun design.  These bright colored swirls would be fun for the spring or summer.

Natural Green with Animal Print Nails

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Green is one of the hottest colors this summer.  These nails look amazing with a little green and a little print.

Pretty Flowers Nail Design

Flowers are a fun way to add that spring and summer feel to your nails.  Little delicate flowers are being seen all over nail designs this year.  Check out some of my favorites below.

Daisy Nail Design

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These pretty green and white daisies are on point.  Again, we're seeing the natural nail shine through on this design.

Yellow and Pink Flower Design

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Here we have a pretty, natural, matte base with cute spring flowers.  The round nail shape is also a big trend this year.

French with a Twist

The French manicure is always a classic stylish go-to.  I'm also loving the trend I'm seeing this year to change it up a little and add a little flair to the typical French manicure.  Check out how to do that below.

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Bright blue is one of the hottest colors for summer nails this year.  You can add it all over or just with French tips as seen here.  I'm also loving the dots on the nails which are just a little extra.

New French Manicure Nail Design

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Here's another French manicure with a little extra detail.  Notice how both the top and bottom of the nail have a little white detail.  There are also a few extra curvy lines that add so much interest to the design.

Not Your Basic French

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I'm loving the gold detail added to this French manicure.  The alternating line and gold dot make these nails stand out.  Short, rounded nail shapes like this are really in this year.

Yellow Zebra French Manicure

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Why not add a little design to the tips of your nails?  Like here the zebra stripes with the yellow strip really pop on these natural nails.

Rainbow Nails

One of my favorite trends right now are the rainbow nails. These are perfect for summertime, and this would look great on your toes too. Below check out some stunning rainbow nails.

Rainbow Almond Nails

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Try bright colors for instant summertime vibes!

Pastel Rainbow Nails

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These pretty pastel ballerina nails would look amazing for a summer wedding.

Colorful Gradient Nails

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Love these gorgeous gradient nails and how the color bleeds into the next nail.  This will be the next trend I try this year.

Colorful Stiletto Nails

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If you really want to stand out, try these bright, fun and colorful stiletto nails.

Beach Nails

Do you have a beach trip planned this summer? Even if you don’t nothing says summertime like the ocean, palm trees and seashells. Why not get some gorgeous beach nails to get you in the summer mood? Below check out some beautiful nails that will give you all the beach vibes.

Seashell Nails

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The two accent nails really make these stand out.  I love the tiny shell on the ring finger.

Retro Beach Nails

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I love the retro beachy vibes of these nails.

Beach Scene Oval Nails

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These one of a kind stunning nails scream take me to the beach!

Palm Tree Nail Design

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These nails would be perfect before your next beach vacation!

Short Nails

For those of you with short nails or medium nails I have found some pretty and simple ideas for both natural and gel nails. Hope you get inspired to get some pretty nails for the summer.

Bright Pink Square Nails

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Bright pink is a classic for summer nails.  It looks great with short nails like these.

White Natural Nails

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White nails are the perfect vacation nail color which always looks amazing with a tan.

White Square Nails

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These nails would look great with a dip or acrylic nails.

Gradient Oval Nails

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These are my favorite nails.  I love how the colors blend from one hand to the next start with baby blue then adding shades of orange and pink and ending with pure pink.

Bright Nails

Bright nails, summertime, fruity drinks all go hand in hand, am I right? There is something about the sun coming out that makes me want to grab the bright nail polish. Check out below some inspiration to get bright nails in the prettiest new summer colors.

Shades of Coral

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Coral is one of my favorite summer colors.  Love how these go from like to dark and even vary with matte and regular.

Violet Square Acrylic Nails

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You can't go wrong with a gorgeous violet color on your nails.

Pink and Purple Almond Nails

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Take your nails up a notch with a little bling in the center of each fingernail.

Teal with Sparkles

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These teal nails really pop with the accent sparkly nail in the darker tone.

Pink Glam Acrylic Nails

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Summer is the time to have fun with your nail style.  Why not add a little extra sparkle and bling to your acrylic nails?

Periwinkle Stiletto Nails

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Periwinkle is another one of the hottest colors this summer. The long stiletto style will give your nails that extra dramatic flair that everyone wants!

Pink and Blue Oval Nail Design

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This design is easy, but it will make your nails really stand out.  This would look great on gel or dip nails

Sunset Acrylic Nails

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Try capturing the colors of the sunset in your next nail design.  Think oranges, yellows, and pinks.

Classy Nails

I would call this next group classy nails. These are the nails that would look gorgeous for a special occasion like a wedding. Some of these would even make great everyday nails because the colors are natural and pretty.

Pink and Teal Long Square Nails

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The length of these nails gives it that extra wow factor.

Diamond Accent Nails

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Who wouldn't want an accent nail that literally looks like a diamond?

Ombre Pink Almond Nails

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Ombre nails in pink shades is very hot for the summer look.  The added bling really sets these ones off.

Sparkly Square Nails

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Try combining a soft natural color with a ton of sparkly for a one-of-a-kind classy look.

Pink to White Acrylic Ombre Nails

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Take your ombre from your favorite color to white on the ends for a fun new look.

Gradial Ombre with Bling

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A subtle ombre gives your nails a classy, sophisticated vibe.

Blue and Pink Square Ombre Nails

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For a totally unique look pick your two favorite colors for your ombre nails.

Nail Designs

You have to check out these amazing nail designs below. These would get you and your nails some serious attention.

Nike Tie Dye Nails

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For those of you that are big Nike fans here you go.  But also, the tie dye pattern is to die for!

Summer Patterned Stiletto Nails

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This design includes some of my favorite summer patterns including pineapples and tropical leaves. You can mimic the look with some of your favorite summer patterns like maybe flamingos, tropical flowers or popsicles.

Shades of Teal

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Teal is one of my favorite colors.  Find your favorite color and pick tones from light to dark for a fun summer look!

Retro Rainbow Almond Nails

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This rainbow pattern gives me retro vibes.  This would look amazing on long nails.

Mint Green and Coral Design

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If you want a one of a kind look then pick your two favorite colors and then paint your pinky and ring finger one color and then your thumb and index finger the other.  Combine the two in a fun pattern for your middle finger.

Rainbow Tips and Ends

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Here they just alternated the gorgeous rainbow pattern from tips to the ends of the nail.

Watermelon Mountain Peak Nails

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These nails literally look juicy and delicious.  This would be such a fun summertime pattern.

Mint, White and Gold Foil Square Nails

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I've been seeing a lot of gold foil detail on nails this year. To take your nails to the next level try a fancy transition between two colors.  Like here the gold foil looks rich and classic.

Leaf Accent Nail

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A black and white leaf pattern looks classy as an accent nail.

Fluo Nails

Of course, I had to show you a couple fluo nails. Summer is the perfect time for those fluorescent nails. Bright nails with a summer tan, can’t beat it. Below are some of the hottest fluorescent colors this year.

Fluorescent Yellow Nails

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These would make you stand out in a good way.

Fluo Mint Green Acrylics

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You know you are pulled together when your nails match your sneakers.  This fluorescent mink green is an amazing summer nail color!

Gel Nail Kits

If you are a do-it-yourself nail girl, check out the nail polish sets below that would be perfect to get those fun bright summer nails.

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | TWELVE SUMMER COLOR SET

TWO | GEL POLISH RAINBOW SET

THREE | NEON GEL SET

FOUR | 24 COLOR SET

FIVE | SET OF 6 RAINBOW COLORS

So, those are the hottest summer nails this year. You've now seen the latest colors and designs whether you have a special event like a wedding, vacation or are just looking for some fun everyday nails hopefully you found some in this post that are perfect for you. I hope you got inspired to treat yourself to a manicure and get gorgeous nails. Feel free to save your favorite style to your Pinterest Boards.  Just click on the P on the picture.

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