Need some trendy summer nails inspiration? You’ve got them!
It’s about time to go on long beach walks, eat a lot of ice creams, drink a lot of cocktails, buy a lot of dresses, and show off your nails in their finest light! Because, unlike winter nails, you can actually get your hands out of gloves and hold that freezing mai tai with your freshly manicured hands and enjoy the bright sunny days.
Whether you’re going for a bright and colorful look or keeping things simple with a classic design, we’ve got you covered. From fun and feminine designs to trendy geometric patterns, these 43 cute nails for summer will have everybody asking for your secrets. So get inspired and start painting your nails today!
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43 Cute nails for summer
1. rainbow smileys
What is summer without colors everywhere? This incredibly creative smiley summer nail design has swooned everybody’s hearts.
2. green cherries
How freakin’ cute are these cherry-inspired summer nail designs? The red studs make this so delicate, don’t they?
3. summer flowers
Here’s your chance to get out there and enjoy the season with all the colors you have. And this pretty nude manicure topped with vibrant flowers says just about that!
4. graphic Frenchie
Want to do something different for your vibrant French mani? Add graphic swirl details and rock the set Gen Z style this summer.
5. yellow smiley faces
Smiley faces have become quite a trend in past few years. And honestly, how cool are they? You can easily DIY at home with nail stickers.
6. pretty purple nails
Let’s choose calming colors for summer nails to complement the bright sunny days.
7. vibrant checkered nails
Put a vibrant twist to checkerboard nail art and recreate this badass idea for summer nails.
8. artistic fairy
Jesus, these are the kind of cute nails I want for summer. How pretty is the abstract french nail design, I mean, wow!!!
9. blue daisies
Another simple summer nail art with royal blue Frenchie and white daisies – summer in one picture!
10. french bugs
OMG, these are literally one of the cutest nails for summer. The black hearts on ladybugs and their cute antennas are just so freakin’ adorable, I want them!
11. summer lemonade
Create all the summer vibes with this lemon-inspired summer nail design.
12. abstract swirls
If you want to keep the design minimalist but still summer-friendly, paint these ocean-blue colored swirls on nude nails.
13. side french nails
Rainbow French nails are one of the easiest but still very interesting designs for the season. Pick some beautiful bright colors if you are recreating this design.
14. acrylics summer nails
Looking for some acrylic summer nails inspo? This classy AF idea is all you need.
15. fruity cocktail
This nail art reminds me of all the fruity cocktails we are going to have all day by the beach, aren’t we?
16. pink marble accents
Marble nails can never get old. They look super subtle and versatile, you can easily carry them with any outfit.
17. evil eye french
Who doesn’t like keeping evil energy at bay? This nude nail design is perfect all year round.
18. summer bloom
How beautiful will this fresh floral manicure look on a sunny day? I think it will look brilliantly gorgeous!
19. abstract french mani
I love combining teal and purple, especially with hints of white. They look incredibly adorable.
20. candy-inspired summer nails
Come for the summery candy nail art and stay for the aesthetic accessories. Here’s a design for short nails that will actually look cute.
21. cute nails for summer
This set is so versatile, you can take pick this for any time of the year and look elegant.
22. pretty french daisies
Wow, French nails are undoubtedly one of the classiest nail designs ever. I mean, just look at them!
23. minimal sunny days
Make french nails interesting with side swirls. The combination of orange and pink is quite unique but somehow mixes pretty well.
24. blooming daisies
Obviously, what is more indicative of summer freshness than blooming daisies. These flowers look more real than daisies themselves.
25. abstract summer nail idea
I’m always the one for vibrant, abstract nail designs, and this one just makes me fall deeper.
26. pink summer nail design
How beautiful and classy are these nails for summer? The subtle gold details over magenta pink clouds look super elegant.
27. twisted french
Give your basic french nails a little personality by adding contrasting color swirls.
28. zebra inspired neon summer nails
Say yes to these boujee zebra print nails this season.
29. ocean blue nails
How stunning will this nail idea will look at a beach holding your favorite cocktail? I’m all for it!
30. shades of summer
Look at these pretty as picture nail colors for summer! Different colors on different nails are a huge trend and if you haven’t yet gone for it, this is a sign to try this now.
31. vibrant french mani
Wow, bright colors always look so damn beautiful on a hot summer days. And this nail design just melted my heart!
32. summer flowers
Another spectaculer, summer appropriate, floral, adorable design for the season!
33. sunny shades
Gosh, this idea is just too gorgeous to miss, I mean, look at the mix of colors that look nothing less than a ray of sunshine.
34. cheetah border
Can animal print ever become old? Guess not!
35. neon summer nails
Neon summer nails have been a huge trend these past years. And I can see no reason to hate them. Keep the neon subtle to make the manicure classy!
36. clear acrylic summer nails
Jeez, look at these frosty clear acrylic nails! Those butterfly stickers made this mani go from 70 to 100 real quick.
37. french cherries
Appreciate the love for cherries on hot days with a classic white french manicure.
38. side rainbow
This is the kind of neon nails I really really want.
39. cute daises
For all the minimalists out there.
40. strawberries all over
Come for pretty French nails and go with tons of strawberries all over to make tasteful nail art for this season.
41. elements of summer
Too gorgeous, colorful, cute nails for summer, inspired by nature.
42. rainbow swirls
Keep the design minimal but still perfect for summer by adding rainbow swirls on nude nails.
43. bright summer nails
Choose these summer nail colors if you need a dose of cheer all day.
44. sunny plaid
Who said plaid is only for winter? Think again.
45. sunny days
I mean, this is summer on nails.
46. classic summer nail design
These nails have been quite a trend, so if you haven’t had them, now is the chance.
47. poodle print
I don’t know what this idea will look better for, easter or summer? But does it matter, both of them are represented by color, vibrance, and happiness.
48. electric blue
Nude nails are always the best option for any occasion. But if you can glitter those up with designs like this, what’s better than that?
49. playful negative space
Choose this summer nail idea with colorful tips and a pink base for a more subtle, classy look.
These were all the latest, trendy, pretty, and cute nails for summer that’ll actually WOW people. So, what summer nail design are you going for? Have you shared your favorite ones with your friends? It’s time you do!
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