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If you’re looking for some nail color inspiration, you have certainly come to the right place! Nail color plays an important role in your style choices. It’s the finishing touch on any outfit after all. Manicures are an investment of time and money, so you want them to make a statement.
Bright nail colors and designs are perfect for the summertime. They’re bold, beautiful, and sure to be eye-catching. You want your nails to look good, but not overpower your outfit. So, to help you out, we created a photo inspiration list of 22 bright summer nail color ideas. Without further ado, let’s check them out!
1. Rainbow Nails
Lollipop swirl rainbow nails sure look captivating. Two nails on each hand feature whimsical rainbow stripes, while the other nails are coated in a solid color.
2. Peony White
Peonies are essential summer flowers. Coat your nails in a fresh white peony white color. White nails in the summertime look bright and gorgeous.
OPI White Polish
3. Sunburst Yellow
What says “summer” more than bright yellow nails? These sunshine nails feature a fun nail design with rhinestones and pearls to make them stand out even more.
4. Yellow With Thin Green Tips
Add a bit of edginess to your nail design by painting a fine green line along the edges of the pointed tips of the nails.
5. Pink Sprinkles
Sprinkles don’t have to be reserved for donuts! Paint some pink sprinkles on your white nails for a playful look.
6. Orange And White Polka Dots
Polka dot patterns are extremely cutesy in the summertime. Alternate the paint pattern with white nails and orange polka dots then orange nails and white polka dots.
7. Matte Blue With Florals
Accent your matte blue nails with dainty pink and green floral patterns. Have fun with your nail design and let your personal style shine through.
Matte Blue Polish
8. Yellow With Tulips
Paint 3 nails sunburst yellow and 2 nails solid white and adorn those nails with thin yellow tulips. The little flower design will charm.
9. Geometric Pink And Black
Geometric patterns look so alluring. A solid pink nail looks wonderful with black designs and a little bit of shimmer.
10. Matte Orange With Floral Design
Matte colors are so in. Paint one accent nail on each hand with a bursting floral design that matches the color of your other nails.
Matte Orange Polish
11. Summertime Colors
Let no single nail match another. Alternate colors, designs, and patterns for a full summertime display.
12. Multi-Colored Tips
French tip nails are chic and classic. Give them a modern spin by using a different color tip for each nail. Paint one nail in a fun flower pattern.
13. Citrus-Inspired Nails
Citrus is very reminiscent of the summertime. Alternate a colorful orange pattern and a unique spin on the French tip.
14. Tropical Foliage
Tropical foliage is all the rage. Get your nails in on the trend and make them over in the dreamy foliage pattern.
15. Summertime Symbols
Let the feeling of summertime pop from your nails by painting summertime symbols on them like palm trees, starfish, and seashells.
16. Dazzling Nail Decals
Glam up your pastel nail color by painting whimsical patterns on them. Don’t forget to add pearls and rhinestones to the design.
Crystal Caviar Beads
17. Matte Pastel
Matte pastel colors are an absolute dream. Their soft hues are cool and calming. Add a little spice to them by adding glitter polish to one nail on each hand.
18. Pink And White Marble
There’s a lot of options when it comes to nail designs. This marble-like pink and white design is completed with a white dip on the fingernail tip.
19. Ombre Rainbow
Ombre nails consist of one color softly transitioning into another one. The rainbow color gradient looks playful.
20. Trio Of Nail Colors
Use a trio of colors like pink, yellow, and green for a fun take on French tips. It’s a colorful adventure for your nails.
21. Hot Pink
Hot pink cannot be missed. It’s a bold choice, making it an absolute staple color for the summertime.
OPI Pink Polish
22. Pink And Marbled Blue
Paint all your nails but one on each hand a mesmerizing pink color. On the remaining nail, create a wave-like marble appearance.
Let us know in the comment section below which summertime nail design you decide to get! Before you go, you should definitely check out these other amazing nail guides: