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15 Cute Summer Nail Art Designs To Stay On Trend This Season

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Summer is finally here! It's time to bring out all the sundresses and swimsuits in the most bright and colourful hues. And what better than a splash of colour on perfectly manicured nails to elevate your look? The perfect summer nail art calls for vibrancy, florals, prints, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for solid hues or something that’s more ‘pretty’ and ‘elegant’, we’ve got you and your talons covered. Scroll down for 15 cute summer nails that’ll set the tone for the season and keep your digits looking fly AF all summer long.

 

Best Nail Designs for Summers

Pastel Power

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Have fun by colour-blocking shades of pink and yellow together. Create fun swirls that’ll make this summer nail art far more interesting. Add some white nail polish and a few polka dots to make this manicure cool and whimsical.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - No Chill

A bright and poppy neon hue of yellow, this nail polish gives an illusion of a fresh manicure with every swipe. It has a flawless texture, an ultra long-lasting formula, and a super solid colour payoff. Get those salon-like nails with this fabulous nail polish.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Nail Enamel - Crushing

Get your mani in place with nail polish that lasts a long, long time. The formula is pretty long lasting and each swipe leaves your talons with a super solid colour payoff. Crushing is a pinch pink shade that adds a pop of colour to your manicured nails.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Two Of Your Kind Nail Enamel Set - Casino Night

A duo of two striking nail polish shades, that leave your digits with a salon-like finish. It has a long-lasting formula that gives you a high pigment coverage in just one swipe. Casino night is a combination of a classic black and white nail polish that fits into any manicure.

 

Floral Touch

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Adding a floral touch to your summer nail art is one of the best ways to give your manicure a makeover. Go for pastel hues of green and pink, and make this summer nail design unique to you.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Dreamin’ Mini Nail Kit

This high-glossy pack of 5 non-toxic nail paints comes in trendy pastel colours. The formula is long-lasting and is non-streaky too! Have fun with the hues, colour block them or wear them as singles, no matter what you choose to do, these nail paints will be there for you.

Shades Of Pink

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Play with shades of pink - a bright pink and a baby pink combination with this hot French mani-meets summer nail art look! Add a hint of glitter between the two hues to make this nail art a little more glamorous.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Two Of Your Kind Nail Enamel - Promise Rings

A combination of two striking nail paints in hues of barbie pink and bubblegum pink. The formula has a gel effect and is super duper long-lasting. Your nails will literally look like they visited a professional! It is highly pigmented and gives your talons exceptional coverage.

Swirl Around

Go with two contrasting colours for this summer nail art look. It’s perfect for those who want to add a splash of colour to their nails, whilst maintaining that minimalistic look.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Lit Nail Enamel - Fomo

A bright green neon shade that gives your talons a flawless texture and a salon-like finish. The formula is ultra long-lasting and has a super solid colour payoff.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Sugar Dust

A muted mauve hue that gives you that delicious parfait feel, this nail polish fakes that gel finish like no other. It has a high shine finish that applies and coats the nail well in a single stroke. It is quick-drying and literally dries up in just 70 seconds from the time of application. 

In A Dais-y

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A muted green makes for a subtle summer nail art design, that literally gives you #vacayfeels. Throw in some petals, a hint of glitter, and your talons are ready for the season.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Sage Crush

A pastel green hue, that has a hint of lime, this high-shine gel finish nail polish has a non-toxic formula that applies with a single stroke. It is quick-drying and dries up within 70 seconds of application.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Nail Lacquer - Sheer Glitz

With an intense colour and high shine, this glossy nail polish leaves your talons with a sparkling and silver hue! It applies smoothly on your nails and goes on with one stroke. The formula is long-lasting and dries quickly too.

Hues Of Blue

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A cool summer nail art manicure that is simple and subtle, but oh-so-pretty! The dainty flowers paired with a solid hue of blue, makes this one great for the bright and cheerful months.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - Bad Romance

A sky blue shade that will instantly perk up your nails, this nail polish gives you a fresh manicure with every swipe. The formula gives your talons a flawless texture and is also ultra long-lasting, just like what you’d get at a salon.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Coconut Kiss

Coconut Kiss is a milky white hue that gives you #summervibes. The formula has a high-shine gel finish that applies easily in one single stroke. It also dries pretty quickly so that you don’t have to worry about smudges or creating a mess.

Sorbet Switch

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Shades of orange and coral make for cute summer nails. This manicure is vibrant but not too OTT.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Lit Nail Enamel - Loud Mouth

With a neon coral hue that imparts gloss and can be spotted from miles away, this nail polish is everything your manicure needs! It has a flawless texture with an ultra long-lasting formula and an intense colour payoff! Happy summer nails, indeed.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Lit Nail Enamel - Time Out

This neon orange shade gives your nails that pop of colour they need. It promises long-wear time and has a strong and solid colour payoff that speaks volumes with just a single coat.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - No Chill

French Fine

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A fun combination of two colour blocked hues, this summer nail art is all your nails need this season. The bright poppy pink paired with a pastel blue makes this updated French tip a whole lot more fun.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Lit Nail Enamel - Fling

Give your digits a touch of hot pink with this fuschia pink hue! The glossy LIT Nail Enamels give you a long wear time and don't chip away easily. It has an ultra long-lasting formula that gives your manicure a fresh look every single day. The best part? The intense colour applies instantaneously in just one coat. 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - Bad Romance

Botanical Paradise

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Go for splashes of colours with this summer nail art look! The glossy hot pink and neon orange, combined with the floral nail art design is perfect to complement the bright and sunny season.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - Thirsty

A scarlet orange hue that adds a pop of colour to your talons, this nail polish promises super long wear time and a solid colour payoff. The brush allows for easy application that’s precise and contoured to glide smoothly over your nails. 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Lit Nail Enamel - Fling

Neon Power

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Isn’t this summer nail art design super vibrant? The use of neon pops and pastels makes this one a definite go-to for anyone looking to amp up their mani game this season. 

 

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Dreamin’ Mini Nail Kit

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Hustlin’ Mini Nail Kit

A set of five chip-resistant glossy nail paints in poppy neon hues, the formula leaves your talons with a high gloss effect that is long lasting and non-streaky. It’s the perfect makeup kit for all your at-home summer mani needs.

Sunny Side Up

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Nothing spells summer more than bright sunflowers in shades of happy yellow. This summer nail art design encapsulates everything the hot months are all about.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - No Chill

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Coconut Kiss

S-ombre

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Colours of the rainbow on your fingertips? Hell yes! There’s something very cool about this summer nail art design. Give the bright hues a little twist by making this manicure an interesting ombre!

 

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Hustlin’ Mini Nail Kit

Colour Me Pastel

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A fun summer nail art that gives your nails a pastel touch and a very retro 70’s vibe. Go for pastel yellows, blues, pinks, and purples and add a daisy or two to give this nail art a floral upgrade.

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Dreamin’ Mini Nail Kit

A Little Bit Of Glitter

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If bright and solid colours are more your thing, then this summer nail art is for you. Jazz it up a little by adding a hint of glitter for a more glam look. 

 

MyGlamm Recommends - PopXO Makeup - Dreamin’ Mini Nail Kit

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Lit Lip & Eye Sparkles - Regina

A subtle gold loose glitter hue that’ll leave you with a sparkly glittery finish, this powder doubles up as a lip and eye sparkle, and can also be used to dazzle your nails as well! Drizzle just a pinch of it on a freshly applied coat of nail paint to get the look with minimum effort. 

Patch In

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Looking for nail art designs that’ll suit your short summer nails? This one makes for a super cute summer nails design! Just dab on blobs of your favorite pastel hues on opposite sides of your nail over a clear nude base and top it off with a glossy top coat and you’re ready to go!

 

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Sugar Dust

A muted mauve hue that has a high shine gel like finish, the formula of this nail polish is intense. The bonus is that it applies in just a single stroke. Leaving you with salon perfect nails, this gel finish nail lacquer will give you that professional look at the comfort of your home.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Delicate Daisy

This pastel pink shade nail polish has tones of mauve and makes for a great summer go-to choice. The formula leaves you with a high shine gel finish that looks and feels very salon-esque. Plus it dries really fast so you don’t have to worry about smudges!

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Mint Mistique

A pastel mint hue that’ll remind you of a yummy ice cream gelato! This choice comes a high-shine gel finish which is pretty much reminiscent of a professional mani. It applies in one single stroke and dries almost instantly post application.

 

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Gel Finish Nail Lacquer - Sage Crush

FAQs

How Do You Achieve Summer Nails?

Summer nails are all about colours! So when doing your summer nails think bright, vibrant and oh so pretty hues. Go for pastels, neons, floral prints - basically anything that triggers that memory of the perfect summer. A good way to add a dash of summer is by painting sunflowers or daisies on your nails for an instant upgrade.

How Many Types Of Nail Art Are There?

There are three types of nail art techniques –– freehand, airbrushing, and nail art stickers and stencils. 

What Nail Arts Are Trending?

Currently, minimalistic nails with hints of colour or nail art designs are what is hot!

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Summer is all about sun, sand, flowers and a whole lot of colour. Let these summer nail art designs pave the way for a fun season that is yet to come.