50+ Summer Nails To Give You Inspiration!

Are you looking for some summer nails to try out this season?  If so, you’ve come to the right post!  

With summer almost here, I wanted to put together a collection of my favourite designs to give you guys some inspiration.  I tried to include a wide range of styles from bright abstract nails to fun ombre!

A lot of these looks can easily be recreated at home!  If you’re wanting to try out a matte look, I recommend getting this matte nail polish:

Matte About You Polish

Below, I’ve rounded up 50+ of my top summer nails.  Whether you’re trying to create fun new designs at home, or at your local salon there’s a style in here for you!  

Remember, feel free to pin any of the images below to recreate all of these designs in the future!

The Best Summer Nails To Give You Inspiration!

1) Summer Swirls  

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Up first, we have these fun tangerine and hot pink swirls!  This screams summer to me.  Swirl nails are so popular right now as well so these are perfect for the summer season!

Image and nail art via @nailchark 

 

 

2) Galaxy Nails 

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Image and nail art via @ricekittynails

These galaxy nails are so unique and fun!  I love the color combination of the blue and purple.  This could easily be recreated with other colors as well. 

 

3) Rainbow Stripes

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Image and nail art via @fashionablykay

Had to throw in some rainbow in this post.  Fashionably Kay is bringing all the summer vibes with these fun rainbow stripes!

 

 

4) Beachy Tips

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Image and nail art via @viva.las.nails

The color combination of the aqua and gold is so pretty!  The abstract details on these nails are a really fun touch.

 

 

5) Rainbow French Tips

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Image and nail art via @yeswhatnails

French tip nails are always a favourite and this design is such a fun twist on that!  Creating rainbow tips is perfect for the warmer weather.

 

 

6) A little Bit of Leopard 

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Image and nail art via @pardonmyfrenchnailbar

Had to include leopard in this post and these leopard tips don’t disappoint!  This is the perfect style for your next vacation.

 

 

7) Watermelon Nails

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Image and nail art via @nailchark

What more could you want other than watermelon nails!?  These are the ultimate summer nails in my opinion.  I love the pop of neon green.

 

 

8) Pink Cow Print

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Image and nail art via @nailbyvan82

Cow print has been so popular this season.  I love the simple twist by adding in some pink details.

 

 

9) Fruit Inspired 

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Image and nail art via @safinailstudio

Safi nail studio always has the most unique designs.  White nails are always a go to for me during summer and I love the extra Dragon Fruit pop!

 

 

10) White Star

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Image and nail art via @ricekittynails

Stars are so popular all year round, and these ones are perfect for summer.  White is always so crisp looking with a tan so these are perfect for summer!

 

 

11) Summer Sorbet 

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Image and nail art via @bagabieva_nails_kzn

These sorbet colors are so pretty together!  The ombre touch adds some pretty flare.

 

 

12) Rainbow Swirls 

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Image and nail art @nailchark

These are probably the most unique nails in the post!  I absolutely love these fun tie dye colors along with the white swirls.  It’s such a pretty combination.