7 Fun Summer Nail Art Ideas

Juliet D'cruz

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Summer nail trends can be so hard to follow. Every year it seems like the thing that was cool is now completely out of style.

Luckily we’ve got a guide to help you choose a summer nail trend no matter what your personal aesthetic is. Keep reading to find out the colors, patterns, nail art ideas, and inspirations of the season.

  1. Striking Green

Green reminds us of the fresh outdoors where we all want to be during the summer. Bring the outdoors indoors with this summer nail polish color. Try it in one of Pantone’s Summer 2021 colors, Green Ash or Mint. You can even mix them together for a cool marbled effect.

  1. Floral Designs

“Florals for spring? (and summer!) Groundbreaking…” 

Florals might be an expected choice for your nail designs during those warm seasons, but they’re a classic for a reason. Few things are as beautiful as fresh flowers, so why not sport them on your hands. 

  1. Color Blocking

Color blocking is a great way to play with color while remaining minimalist. Everyone likes a bright, bold color in the summer, but sometimes painting the whole nail feels like too much. A color-blocked tip is a great way to handle that balance.

Getting your nails done professionally is a great way to make sure that all those lines are as sharp as can be. 

  1. Groovy Baby

70s styles are making a huge comeback this year with big hair, peasant-style dresses, and even rollerskating. Jump on the trend with your nails.

Choose bright colors in psychedelic, playful patterns to complement the rest of your throwback wardrobe.

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  1. Ombre Nails

Too many colors to choose from? Not enough summer to wear them all?

You can wear multiple colors at once by fading from one into the next on each nail. Each nail is a slightly different shade until you get multiple colors that all lend themselves to each other.

  1. Neutral Designs

Are you more of a neutral tone kind of girl? You can still have fun with summer nails without committing to wild and crazy colors. 

Try an abstract design that uses multiple shades of neutral shades. Browns, tans, and light pinks all look amazing together. Try it in swirls, color blocks, or small geometric shapes for a trendy look.

  1. Faded French Tips

If you want to keep things, even more, neutral, you may be tempted to get a french tip. Let’s update that look a little.

Rather than having a harsh line where the white of your tip begins, ask your nail stylist to ombre the shade out. Start with a soft pink color and then gradually fade to white along your nail.

Summer Nail Art Ideas for the Whole Season

With these seven ideas, you should be set with exciting summer nail art ideas for the whole season. Stick to the ones that match your personal style or try something new!

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