cute summer nail designs

55 Cute Summer Nail Designs to Copy

Ladies and gentlemen, as we sit here tapping away at the laptop to bring you yet another plethora of unique and wonderful nail designs, we’re basking in the warm rays of the hot sun, a great indication that summer and that warmer weather we’ve been craving for so long is finally on its way.

Yes, that’s right. Summer is coming and you know what that means… It’s time to start thinking about that summer vacay!

What more could you want from your summer nails? These are bright, bold, more daring than nails you would normally rock to work. Check out this selection of gorgeous summer manicures below. Which nails would you choose for your summer vacay?

Summer Nail Colors

Get inventive and welcome the sun in the shade of the summer nails. Your choices should also combine boldness with chic. The ideal summer color palette for this year includes whites, pinks, turquoise blues, yellows, lime green, gold, violet purple and tangerine orange. Ok, so the ideal summer color palette includes all the colors of the rainbow. You can also test light, pastels and neon colours in order to increase the intensity and brightness. The more eclectic your palette, the more bold a style nail statement. We have collected an assortment of nail colors to inspire you this summer from summer pastel nails to summer neon nails. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, check out our posts on 21 Rainbow Nail Designs, 21 Glamorous Neon Purple Nails or 21 Trendy Pink And Yellow Nails.

Bright Color Palette

Bright Color Palette
Insta@belizabethselway

Dreamy Cute Summer Nails

Dreamy Cute Summer Nails
Insta@cdanails

Colorful and Cute Summer Nails

Colorful And Cute Summer Nails
Insta@jazzyaf.nails

Bright Summer Gel Nails

Bright Summer Gel Nails
Insta@bbnails.x

Colorful Candy Bright Summer Nails

Colorful Candy Bright Summer Nails
Insta@erita.boutique

For more nails like these check out these Pink and Yellow Nails.

Pink and Lime Acrylic Nails

Pink And Lime Acrylic Nails
Insta@ivanaisidora and glamandbeauty

Fruity nails

Bright fruit nails are very on trend this year. Use bright colors to apply watermelon nails, oranges & lime nails. Another big trend is mixing exotic fruits such as dragon fruit or pitaya dragon fruit. A lemon-themed striped dress will suit everyone in yellow hues. Look for clay nails, these are shaped like fruits and can easily be layered over nail for an interesting shape. The carved clay nail pieces can be used for many crafts, such as the keychains and penholder crafts.

Fruity and Cute Nails

Fruity And Cute Nails
Insta@miss_wallcreeper_nails

Summery Grapefruit Long Nails

Summery Grapefruit Long Nails
Insta@nailpromagazine

Feeling Fruity Nude Nails

Feeling Fruity Nude Nails
Insta@illustrated_nails

Watermelon Summer Acrylic Nails

Watermelon Summer Acrylic Nails
Insta@jen.the.nail.lady

Strawberry Season Bare Nails

Strawberry Season Bare Nails
Insta@ciaonailco

Summer Ombre Nails

Ombre nail designs are versatile, stylish and fun that allows you to combine colors for an interesting manicure. These Summer ombre nail designs are perfect for combining polishes in trendy ways. Women could consider classic Summer colors such as pink baby blue and lemon yellow and find ways to blend the colors in. Whether you prefer simple to vibrant or artistic your gradient is just dependent upon your imagination or the creativeness of the gradients you make.

Happy Ombre Neon Trend Nails

Happy Ombre Neon Trend Nailsins
Insta@cdanails

Pastel Ombre Nail Designs

Pastel Ombre Nail Designs
Insta@uknails.leamingtonspa

Nude Polish Ombre Summer Nails

Nude Polish Ombre Summer Nails
Insta@manoioannina

Summery Ombre Long Nails

Summery Ombre Long Nails
Insta@nailsbylaura1987

Summer Vibe Pink Ombre Nails

Summer Vibe Pink Ombre Nails
Insta@malu_malu_by_m.o

Summer French Nails

French tip designs usually combine a naked base with white edges usually based on squares and oval nails. Initially it was popular in the 1970s but was largely revived in the 1990’s / early 2000’s. The retro feel is there. If you want to add a summer twist, replace the white tips with the color you want. Blue works nicely with the original Nude base coat or you could go completely extravagant with your summer french nails and paint colorful designs on the tips.

Brown French Manicure Nail Design

Brown French Manicure Nail Design
Insta@honeybeesignature

Love this look? You’ll love these 21 Beautiful Brown French Tip Nails.

Colourful French Tips

Colourful French Tips
Insta@kouturenails

Summery Two Nails French Manicure

Summery Two Nails French Manicure
Insta@nails_by_chelseyjk

Funky French Tip Summer Nail Ideas

Funky French Tip Summer Nail Ideas
Insta@nailsbyjad3y

Colourful Tip Holiday Nails Summer

Colourful Tip Holiday Nails Summer
Insta@lpm.nails_

Fun Summer Nails

Your way of putting on your summer nails is totally your choice. Accent nails can be shown off in completely different colors or they may be decorated with designs or small plants and flowers to add a little more interest. Otherwise, paint a fun little design on every single one of your nails. Give yourself some rainbows or randomly selected colors on your finger. The contrast is attractive and the style reflects your imagination.

Summer Sunset Fun Nails

Summer Sunset Fun Nails
Insta@emeraldstudio__nz

Summer Vibes Nail Art

Summer Vibes Nail Art
Insta@manicandie

Fun and Cute Nail Designs

Fun And Cute Nail Designs
Insta@ilariacarino_nails

Summer Vibes Spots and Dots Nail Art

Summer Vibes Spots And Dots Nail Art
Insta@officialkknails

Fun Summer Nail Designs

Fun Summer Nail Designs
Insta@kylie.nailartist

Summer Floral Nails

Why are Flowers So Important? This ultra-feminine look will suit the seasons when daisies bloom all year round. If the flowers look bright and vibrant, use a neutral basecoat in light colors. You can use decals or stencils to decorate nails without having time or skill to make them yourself. Alternately put flowers on the palm of one’s finger to make an ornament.

Pink Floral Nail Designs

Pink Floral Nail Designs
Insta@biabnailsbycharlotte

Happy Daisy Summer Nail Art

Happy Daisy Summer Nail Art
Insta@kallista__nails

Floral Summer Nail Art

Floral Summer Nail Art
Insta@oathhillnailsandbeauty

Floral Pastel Summer Manicure

Floral Pastel Summer Manicure
Insta@gallus_kayleigh

Floral Summer Nails with a Cute Twist

Floral Summer Nails With A Cute Twist
Insta@blush_makeovers02

Summer Glitter Nails

The easiest way to transform a summer outfit is the sparkle element. Apply glitter top coat on nude color nails. You can even produce your own art with glitter polish. This summer, incorporate gold or glitter in nail designs to give you fun variations on this style. This is disco for my hand. Use biodegradable glitter in your polishes to reduce plastic waste!!!

Blue Glitter Summer Nail Designs

Blue Glitter Summer Nail Designs
Insta@gorgeousnailsbykelly

Colourful Glitter Nails

Colourful Glitter Nails
Insta@beaute.nails90

Glittery Cloud Summer Nail Designs

Glittery Cloud Summer Nail Designs
Insta@nailditbyjess

All Glitter Summer Nails

All Glitter Summer Nails
Insta@svetlana_nails_academy

Glitter Detail Summer Nails

Glitter Detail Summer Nails

For more fabulous glitter nails check out our post 21 Stunning Glitter Nails.

Summer Pastel Nails

Summer is just beginning and pastel polishes are coming! From mint green to butter blue pink and periwinkle blue, there is a cute colour that suits anyone. The bright but soft hue evokes fresh fruits or whipped ice cream. Paint one of the colors with each finger. Another major trend is creating French tip designs in pastel shades in neutral colors, like nude or white.

Pastel Palette Simple Summer Nails

Pastel Palette Simple Summer Nails
Insta@thebeautyedge_sa

Tribal and Pastel Colors

Tribal And Pastel Colors
Insta@strawberrymilknailsx

By The Beach Pastel Nail Designs

By The Beach Pastel Nail Designs
Insta@tipsntoes.kch

Pastel Swirl Summer Nail Designs

Pastel Swirl Summer Nail Designs
Insta@nailsbygeorgia96

Summer Pastel Nail Art

Summer Pastel Nail Art
Insta@mrs.s.nails

Love pastel nails as much as we do? Check out 21 Beautiful Pastel Purple Nails and 21 Beautiful Matte Baby Blue Nails.

Summer Neon Nails

In terms of neon trends, you should choose the color that is most appropriate for your complexion. Ultra-bright acid colours such as lime green, electric blue and yellow are a popular choice for darker skin. If your complexion seems to get fairer, you should opt instead to go for a hot pink and violet manicure for an interesting trend.

Neon Pink Bright Summer Nails

Neon Pink Bright Summer Nails
Insta@natalie_thedollshouse

Neon Green and Neon Pink with Tortoise Shell Nails

Neon Green And Neon Pink With Tortoise Shell Nails
Insta@beautyby.heidi

Summer Ready Neon Tips

Summer Ready Neon Tips
Insta@beauty_at_the_blue_door_

Summer Holiday Neon Nails

Summer Holiday Neon Nails
Insta@nail_kianafz

Summer Almond Nails

An impressive length and a round almond nail has an elegant look. The names come from almond shapes. In a universally flattering style almond nails help your nails stay sharp and slim. Because these nails take a long time to create, some choose acrylic for the almond-like appearance. Mix pastels with blocks for a fun summer style.

Pink Summer Almond Nails

Pink Summer Almond Nails
Insta@nbnailsholisticsbeauty

Summer Vibe Almond Nails

Summer Vibe Almond Nails
Insta@nailexpress_tewkesbury

Almond Shape Pink Gel Polish Nails

Almond Shape Pink Gel Polish Nails
Insta@fantabulouzbeauty_sa

Pastel Yellow Round Nails

Pastel Yellow Round Nails
Insta@tania.silva.nails

French Tips Short Round Nails

French Tips Short Round Nails
Insta@polishd_to_perfection

Summer Mountain Peak Nails

A less widely recognized nail shape, mountain peak is gaining popularity over the last few years. Nail lengths must be medium and the point must remain fine. The shape of mountains follows similar structures to the stilettos nail; however, there are no finger-nails. Natural nails can give you the shape you want if they are not susceptible to damage.

Pink Mountain Peak Summer Nails

Pink Mountain Peak Summer Nails
Insta@jeryls.polished.handcrafted

For more stunning mountain peak nails, have a look at 21 Inspiring Mountain Peak Nails.

Colourful Mountain Peak Nail Shapes

Colourful Mountain Peak Nail Shapes
Insta@nailitmedia

Ice-cream Mountain Peak Summer Nails

Icecream Mountain Peak Summer Nails
Insta@kimc.nailz.it

Neutral Mountain Peak Summer Nails

Neutral Mountain Peak Summer Nails
Insta@kalleenailsandbrows

Chrome and Colour Summer Nail Designs

Chrome And Colour Summer Nail Designs

And there you have them – the best nail looks we think you’ll definitely want to rock this summer. What do you think? Which ones are on the top of your you-do list? Or maybe you’ve found a design of your own and want to show that off? Give us a shoutout on Instagram with the hashtag #cherrycherrybeauty, tag us with @cherrycherrybeauty, or DM us your best summer holiday nail designs. If we love them, we’ll show them off. Because beautiful nails are designed to be boasted about!