60 Catchy Summer Nail Designs for Fun-Loving Women

Very catchy summer nails

Summer is almost here. We cannot wait for it to come and to bring all the fun and joy. We switch from sweaters to t-shirts, from boots to sandals, and most of all from dark nail polishes to summer ones.

Nail designs for summer are full of colors, vivid, and cheerful. Nail shapes don’t matter – with all the colors you can be sure you will catch so much attention, wherever you go.

If you are thinking about summer manicure, we have so many examples for you to try. Let’s check them out together.

Summer Nail Designs

Fresh and Fun

Fresh and Fun nail design

If these nails are not fun and so interesting then what is? They are so stylish and full of colors. Asymmetric lines, a splash of different vivid colors, and this short nails design will make you stand out from the crowd, wherever you go.

Florals for Summer

Florals for Summer

Floral designs on oval nails can look nothing but perfect. While the base of your nail is nude, flowers will catch all attention. You surely don’t need to worry about that.

Pastel Nails with Gold Details

Pastel Nails with Gold Details

If you are a creative soul, you want to show it off with your lovely nail designs. This combination of pastel shades and gold nail polish is simply amazing and will provide you with a great summer look. We can’t wait to switch to dresses and skirts and fun nail polishes.

Safari Inspired

Safari inspired nail design
Photo: Instagram/@kate_cuticle

Earth-toned base with side foils gives you a tropical Safari vibe. All that you need to add is some chic button-down dress and flat suede sandals. You are ready for Africa safari!

Florals On Point!

Nail design with florals on point!
Photo: Instagram/@kgrdnr

A truly girly nail design, but who can resist florals for summer? They are great for all seasons around, but the fact is that they match with lovely summer floral dresses. Make sure your nails are not too long for this nail design.

Blue Details

Nail design with blue details
Photo: Instagram/@so_nailicious

We were not aware that blue and gold make such a good combination. If you would like to try it for summertime, make sure to combine all these shades in one. Show off your creative side!

Shells and Turquoise Rhinestones

Shells and Turquoise Rhinestones Nails
Photo: Instagram/@alinahoyonailartist

Shells and turquoise color are the best indicators of summer, right? Then, you should definitely incorporate them into your attire. Try something different this time and instead of a turquoise dress, try a nail design with rhinestones and shells.

Blush Pink and Gold

Blush Pink and Gold Nails
Photo: Instagram/@kadyntseva_nails

If you like classic more than rhinestones and foils, you can always opt for this lovely reverse French manicure. Oval nails are not only trendy, but they are also great for everyday wear – practical and perfect for work.

Like a Bouquet

Nail Design Like a Bouquet
Photo: Instagram/@nailitmag

The fact is that floral design is always in style. This one in particular looks like you have recreated your favorite bouquet of flowers on your nails. Make sure your base is white, so the flowers can be even more highlighted.

Tropical Foil and Gold Details

Tropical Foil and Gold Details Nails
Photo: Instagram/@ninanailedit

Tropical plants are perfect summer symbols. So, why don’t you put it on your nails? Instead of a classic French manicure, put on a tropical foil on the top of your nail and gold rhinestone just in the middle of your fingernail. Check some French manicure designs with a stylish twist for more inspiring ideas.

Botanical with Dark Base

Botanical with Dark Base Nails

Botanical flower foils to the middle of your fingernail will make you stand out from the crowd. As you can see, these foils match perfectly with gold details.

Green Palms

Green Palms Nails

White nails might be boring, but when you add green palm tree details, they become amazing and summer-ready. This nail design is perfect for day to nightwear.

Geometric and Fun

Geometric and Fun Nails
Photo: Instagram/@ninanailedit

Who has said that geometric nails need to be minimalistic and monochrome? That statement is absolutely not true when it comes to this nail design. It is super fun and summer-like. You should try it on oval nails.

Blue Glitter

Blue Glitter Nail Design
Photo: Instagram/@melcisme

Glitter nails might not be your cup of tea, but you need to try them for summer. Blue glitter nails might look like mermaid skin, which is amazing, right? You can create a combination of white and blue glitter on your middle finger and make it look even more like a fish or mermaid skin.

Pink Nails with Tropical Design

Pink Nails with Tropical Design
Photo: Instagram/@nailsbycambria

Nothing shows off summer like palm trees. Instead of picking some neutral nail base, do ombre with two shades of pink nail polish. You will look stunning wherever you plan to go – from vacations to pool parties.

Pastel Cactus Nails

Pastel Cactus Nails
Photo: Instagram/@cashmere_dreams

Pastel matte nails are not recommended for fall and winter, but they are more than welcome for the spring and summer period. By adding cactus details, you will upgrade them to look more eye-catching. They seem so fun and summer-like.

Tribal Themed Nails

Tribal Themed Nails

Tribal details look not only interesting, but they are also perfect for summer wear. The trend of wearing the tribal print was thrown over from fashion to the nail industry. You need to try it for summertime, trust us!

Navy-Blue and Nude

Navy-Blue and Nude Nails

Quite an unexpected combination for summer but, hey, this one definitely looks impressive. Flowers on the thumb and ring finger in combination with matte nail polishes look simply gorgeous for summer wear.

Orange Tribal Inspired Nails

Orange Tribal Inspired Nails

The ring finger is a perfect place for you to put on a tribal design. It will be catchy enough to gain all the positive comments.

Hawaii Inspired

Hawaii Inspired Nails

Flowers of hibiscus and tropical palm tree are the main indicators of the island of Hawaii. Yes, those shirts and button-down shirts now can be transferred to your nails. Interesting combination of colors, right?

Marble Effect

Marble Effect Nail Art
Photo: Instagram/@ninanailedit

The marble effect on your nails is great for catching some attention. Opt for a blue color to revive the sea and waves. They are simply perfect for summer wear.

Summer Motifs

Nail Design with Summer Motifs

Imagine every single detail or piece of clothing that you use in the summertime.

Now, imagine it on your nails! Flip-flops, bikinis, and everything else that you love is now possible to put on your nails. Those miniatures will leave people breathless.

Ice Cream Look-Alike

Ice Cream Look-Alike Nail Design

Have you ever seen a nail that looks like ice cream? We neither, and that is why we are blown away by this lovely design. Dripping nail polish over a pastel nail base is beautiful, and you will admit a very unexpected nail design for summer.

Orange Nails

Orange Nails

The orange-yellow color on your nails might seem strange at first glance, but trust us you will love it in the end. Don’t overdo it with flower design – only put it on your middle and ring fingernails.

Blue Glitter and Flowers

Blue Glitter and Flowers Nails

Even though a combination of blue glitter and blue nail polish can sound dull and not creative at all, this time your nails will be gorgeous. Blue Hawaiian flowers will match perfectly with blue glitter nail polish.

Nautical Inspired

Nautical Inspired Nails
Photo: hotbeautyhealth.com

How can a summer pass without you having nautical nails? Blue and white stripes, as well as gold glitter anchors, will look gorgeous on your short round nails.

Beach and Sand Nails

Beach and Sand Nails

Recreating your favorite beach on your nails? Impossible! Well, this nail design proves us all wrong. With ombre technique make your nails look like a sea and add gold glitter polish at the very nail edges.

Blue Geometric Nails

Blue Geometric Nails

The beautiful blue color on your nails simply screams summer. When you add more geometric details, you get a wonderful combination that will be hard not to notice.

Modern Nude

Modern Nude Nails
Photo: Instagram/@cassmariebeauty

Nude is presented with a twist here. And that twist is more than interesting, we have to admit. These are great summer shades that you should incorporate into your nail polish collection.

Strawberries on Point

Strawberries on Point Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@nailsbymei

Miniature strawberries on your nails almost feel like they are real. Make sure to draw them using a small toothpick and leave the base nude or white.

Lemonade to Refresh You

Lemonade to Refresh You Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@stormilahuillier

Fresh lemonade is a way to refresh yourself in summer. Why don’t you put lemons on your nails so they can always remind you to refresh when the temperature hits up high? Combine this lemon design with kiwi green nail polish.

Pineapples are Trendy

Pineapples are Trendy Nail Desing

Catchy pineapples that peek out from your nails look so cute! They are highlighted even though they are drawn on a blue base. These nails are great for summer wear!

Blush Pink Base and Tropical Trees

Blush Pink Base and Tropical Trees Nail Desing

Not all tropical palm tree designs need to be drawn on a white or nude base. You can also do great work with pink blush base and a few gold details.

Fruits all Round

Fruits all Round Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@alyssadidmynails

Which fruit is your favorite? If it is watermelon and bananas, you are lucky – this nail design presents how you can recreate your favorite fruit on your nails.

Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@alyssadidmynails

Who wouldn’t love a good flamingo nail design in the summertime? We definitely wouldn’t mind if few flamingos are on our nails. Make sure the rest of your nails are soft pink.

Palm Tree Sunset

Palm Tree Sunset Nail Desing

The Ombre technique on nails looks even better than on your hair. We admit it, it is not so easy to achieve, but once you do – you will absolutely love it. Add a black palm tree to all your fingers. It won’t look like you have overdone it.

Sea Details in Gold

Sea Details in Gold Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@_nailgems_

Shells, seahorse, and sea stars – everything in gold. Even though it might sound strange to have all this on your nails, you will love the result.

Pineapple and Flamingos

Pineapple and Flamingos Nail Desing
Photo: naildesignsjournal.com

This is a combination to remember! Pineapples and flamingos will make you unique and so summer chic wherever you go. The rest of your nails should be painted in a soft pink shade.

Peach Tropical Nails

Peach Tropical Nails
Photo: Instagram/@patabloguje

Peach nails are great for summer wear. However, you can always upgrade them by adding a bit of a tropical design. Don’t overdo it though – tropical designs should be on your middle and ring finger.

Cute Floral Design

Cute Floral Nail Design

Small and cute flowers on your nails will attract all attention, wherever you appear. Try matching them with your favorite summer flower dress – those flowy ones that you adore to wear in the summertime.

Summer Graphics

Summer Graphics Nail Desing
Photo: hellofashionblog.com

You can only adore these graphics. The eye, eyelashes, and a heart – everything will make this look summer-ready and adorable. It is catchy enough, but don’t look like you have spent too much time doing your nails.

Simple White Nails

Simple White Nails

Sometimes you wish something classy enough, but not dull. These simple, yet chic white nails are perfect for your sun-kissed skin. If you wear them on the beach day, you can be sure you will be noticed.

Blue and White Nails

Blue and White Nails

Blue and white remind us of the color of the sky and sea. And there is no better time to wear them than in summer. Add a bit glitter on your ring fingernail to make this manicure eye-catching.

Yellow Bananas

Yellow Bananas Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@nail_art_club_

Yellow nails are just the best to wear in warm summer weather. By adding bananas, yellow vibes will be even bigger and more interesting.

Pastel Hues

Pastel Hues Nail Desing

All shades of pastel were so trendy over the last two years. So, that is why it is not a surprise why you now can wear them on your nails as well.

White Nails with Pink Glitter

White Nails with Pink Glitter

Delicate pink glitter on your middle and pinky finger will look great on a simple matte white base. Squared nails are perfect for everyday wear – great for functioning and work as well.

Short Fruity Nails

Short Fruity Nails
Photo: Instagram/@thehangedit

This fruit design will make you forget how short your nails are. They appear cute and very appropriate for summer wear. This tutti-frutti manicure will leave your friends breathless.

Freshly Squeezed Lemons

Freshly Squeezed Lemons Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@betina_goldstein

Lemons are used a lot as nail details in the summertime. However, if you are more for something minimal, then you should try something like this. Lovely nail design will match with all your summer outfits.

Watercolor Cacti

Watercolor Cacti Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@nailthataccent

Watercolor cacti look great on a white nail polish base. So, when the temperature spikes you know what to do – draw cacti on your simple white nails and upgrade them for summertime.

Pool Reflexions

Pool Reflexions Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@hannahroxit

Have you ever imagined your nails to be like you are looking at the pool water reflection? If you are nodding, then let us prove you wrong. The key is to wear this nail design every time you go to the pool, understand?

Colors of the Sun

Colors of the Sun Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@misspopnails

Yellow, orange, and purple – all shades of the sunset. Preferably mix all these shades on your nails, creating geometric patterns with a little nude hole in the middle.

Lilac Coffin Nails

Lilac Coffin Nails

Lilac proved to be one of the trendiest colors of the season. No surprise – it is utterly stylish and great for wearing. Coffin nails are modern and very appropriate for your summer wear.

Long Turquoise Nails

Long Turquoise Nails
Photo: Instagram/@baggesnaglar

Long nails don’t necessarily mean that you need to give up glitter and eye-catching colors. After all, in the summertime, everything is allowed. These nails revive the shade of the sea.

Nail Striping Tape

Nail Striping Tape

Red nails are classic, and we are all aware of that fact. Nothing can beat them. However, to prevent your nails look too casual, you can add striping tape and draw a thin line. It will make your nails exciting and cool for summer.

Orange Ombre Nails

Orange Ombre Nails

We have already learned that the ombre on your nails look stunning and cool. If you want to make your nails summer-ready, then polish them in orange and make sure they are done in the ombre technique.

Navy-Blue and Gold Foils

Navy-Blue and Gold Foils Nail Desing

This might not be the typical summer shade, but it is excellent if you are going to some special event. You can rock this nail design for weddings, engagements, and other important dates.

Water Splash

Water Splash Nail Desing
Photo: weheartit.com

If you have ever imagined how a splash of water looks like on your nails – well, now you know! A beautiful nail design on white base will make you look unique and your hands so eye-catching.

Marble Inspired

Marble Inspired Nail Desing
Photo: sumcoco.com

There is nothing better than a classy and chic marble pattern on your nail. We can’t decide if they look better with shiny or matte nail polish. However, if you opt for a matte version, you won’t make a mistake.

Shark, Sea, and Stripes

Shark, Sea, and Stripes Nail Desing
Photo: Instagram/@ninanailedit

Yes, we know – this might sound like a usual combination for your nails. However, here, on these nails, the design looks more than perfect. Summer is near, and you know what to do – combine these graphics for a fantastic design.

Go with The Flow

Go with The Flow Nail Desing

Sea waves are beautiful and breathtaking. If you like them as much as we do, then it is the right time to present them on your nails. Make sure they look realistic, like in the photo above.

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