Summer is here and it’s time to get those pretty pedicured toes out! This year, eye-catching summer nails perfect for sandal season feature bright neon micro-French, floral nail art, or minimalist chrome colors. And we’ve got you covered with 51 of the hottest nail trends for summer 2023!
In this blog, we’ll take you through all the vibrant colors, patterns, and styles that are heating up Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards. From marbleized multichromatic looks to 3D floral embellishments, you’ll find endless inspiration for jazzing up your tips and toes.
For the boho babes out there, get ready for ’70s-inspired swirls, psychedelic tie dye, and groovy flower power motifs. Minimalists can keep it chic with graphic black and white, glossy monochrome, and clean French tips. And for the maximalists – go bold or go home! This year it’s all about layering polishes and textures for an artsy, avant-garde effect.
Neon brights are still going strong, so get ready to rock those playful pops of pink, green, yellow and orange. Of course, you can never go wrong with the classics: crisp candy red and cloudy sheer whites and nudes that look elegant on both fingers and feet. We’ll also cover the prettiest pastels and sorbet shades for a soft, feminine vibe.
No matter your personal style, these on-trend summer nails ideas will have your hands and toes looking salon-fresh all season long.
The best part? All of these stylish nail art techniques are totally customizable, so you can put your own spin on them! Mix and match colors, shapes, and embellishments to create unique manicures and pedicures that reflect your personal flair. Dress up a solid color with metallic studs, glitter tips, or hand-painted art. Or start with a fun printed base polish and overlay your favorite colors and patterns. The options are endless!
Whether you’re looking for an eye-catching mani for a summer wedding, want to sport playful nail art on your next vacay, or just feel like trying something new, this post has all the summer nails ideas you need to keep your digits fresh! So soak up the sunshine and scroll on for the hottest nail trends of summer 2023. Your tips and toes will be looking totally on point in no time!
Summer Nails Pictures
1. Clean and Chic White French Heart Nails
These nails feature a clean and classic rounded white French manicure, which perfectly complements the square tips. The pristine white hue of the French and the little heart for the accent nail contrasts beautifully against the neutral pink base, creating a timeless and effortlessly chic look! 🤍
2. Almond Pearl Pink Donut Nails: Glassy Elegance
These long almond-shaped nails are adorned with a pearly, pink hue that reminds you of a delectable donut! The shape elongates your fingers, giving you a touch of sophistication, while the soft pink color adds a young and trendy vibe. The pearlescent finish creates a subtle shimmer that catches the light, and the impeccable glass-like texture gives your nails a polished look!
3. Cherrylicious Nails With Wasabi Green French
Indulge in the vibrant world of cherries with an explosion of color that will leave you craving for more. The long almond nails with the vibrant french and the cherry designs on only three of the fingers give this look such a perfect blend of fun and sophistication! Pro tip: use a bobby pin dipped in red to create the cherries! 🍒
4. Glimmering Afterglow Short Chrome Nails
These short almond-shaped chrome nails evoke a sense of opulence and glamour, reflecting the light with the super-glossy surface. Get ready to turn heads and steal the spotlight, as these chrome nails feature the PERFECT hue of pink and elevate your style game to a whole new level of fabulousness. 💅✨✨
5. Blue Milk Bath Short Squoval Nails
Step into a dreamy world of nail art with these milk bath nails! The delicate blue hues create a serene and relaxing vibe, as if you were soaking your fingertips in a milky bath. The two accent nails with the floral motifs look like a porcelain tea set! 🫖
6. Lemon Bliss: Handpainted Lemon and Minimalist Yellow Tip Design!
Imagine dipping your fingers into a refreshing bowl of lemonade – that’s the vibe of this nail art! This handpainted lemon and minimalist yellow tip design brings summer right to your fingertips. The yellow straight-line micro-French complements the mountain peak-shaped nails perfectly! It’s like a burst of sunshine for your nails! 🍋
7. Butterfly Wing Nails: Elegant and Whimsical Inspo
Imagine showcasing your inner butterfly with these stunning nail designs. The delicate patterns, reminiscent of butterfly wings, gracefully flutter across your nails, creating a whimsical and enchanting look. Get ready to spread your wings and soar with these butterfly-inspired nails!
8. Lavender Bliss Subtle Ombre Almond Nails
These medium almond-shaped nails glisten with a spellbinding chrome finish. The subtle ombre gradient completes this captivating nail art masterpiece, making it a classy and youthful fairytale look 🧚🏼♀️
9. Summery Stars Almond Nails
Amazingly cute nails featuring alternating-fingers French tips, rhinestones and airbrushed details! Pure nail inspo to leave you star-struck! ⭐️
10. Barbie Pink Glitter French Stiletto Nails
These gorgeous Barbie-inspired acrylic nails are so fun! The perfect shade of pink is completed with expertly shaped French tips covered in Fuschia glitter. I love these Barbie nails! 💖
11. Barbie-Inspired Pink Checkered Summertime Nails
Another Barbie-inspired manicure! Vibrant Barbie-pink shades—one for each hand—are completed with a checkered-design accent nail that blends the two colors! So simple, yet so creative! Love! Come on Barbie, let’s go party! 💕🎉
12. Sage Green Summer Nails
These short almond nails are super cute and fun! The perfect shade of sage green is adorned with a bunch of white polish designs, from checkerboard to smiley faces to daisies to yin and yang. What’s not to love? ☯️ 🌸✨
13. Vintage Toile-Inspired Nail Art
Step into a whimsical world with these stunning, hand-painted toile print nails! 💙🤍 The delicate blue and white patterns will make your nails look like fine China, these nails are oh-so-fashionable! 💅✨
14. Floral-Inspired Glassy Acrylic Nails
Immerse yourself in the essence of summer with these stunning acrylic nails adorned with delicate floral designs. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns of these nail art creations evoke the feeling of a sun-kissed garden in full bloom. The almond-shaped nails perfectly complement the graceful lines of the petals, while the choice of nude base color adds a touch of sophistication. Let these beautiful floral nails transport you to a summer paradise, wherever you may be 🌺
15. Trendy Summer Nails: Pretty Pink French With Blue Studs
These medium almond-shaped nails feature a really cute shade of pink gel for the French tips! Add the purple studs and blue stones with the golden star designs and you have a winner mani!
16. Layered Jade Nails: Glowing and Delicate Marbled Design
Imagine you’re walking under the bright, sunny sky, and you catch sight of these mesmerizing jade nails. Each nail boasts intricate marbling techniques. Layered with depth and realism, these nails truly captivate your attention, especially when the gold accents catch the sunlight and sparkle. ✨💚
17. Tiny Strawberry Nails, Perfect for Matching Earrings
Imagine biting into the tiniest, juiciest strawberries you’ve ever seen – they’re like little bursts of sweetness tickling your taste buds! You can almost taste the succulent flavors just by looking at this picture. Little blush-colored pearls, adorned with delicate green crowns, they’re simply adorable! 🍓
18. Vibrant Gradient Coffin Nails: Add a Pop of Color to Your Mani!
Ombre nails are the way to go if you want to give your manicure a fun and colorful twist! With the ombre effect, your nails transition smoothly from one vibrant shade to another, creating a trendy gradient look. And guess what? Besides being absolutely chic, ombre nails also have the fantastic bonus of making your hands appear longer and more slender, especially when coupled with this striking coffin shape!
19. Soothing Golden Waves on Stiletto Nails
This nail design is reminiscent of the beach! The shimmering waves crash and sparkle against the sun, reflected in every gold and blue stroke on your perfectly manicured nails. And the fierce stiletto shape brings out your inner confidence. Get your nails summer-ready with this effortlessly chic look. 🌊 ✨️
20. Trendy Watery Blue Jelly Nails
You won’t resist trying this cool watery jelly look that’s been going around. The end result is like having a little slice of the ocean on your nails! It’s perfect for summer and makes your nails look absolutely cute!
21. Oceanic Blueberry Milk Seashell Nails
Imagine plunging your fingertips into a shimmering ocean of deep, mesmerizing blue. The Blueberry milk with each pristine nail adorned with delicate 3D seashells evokes an ethereal mermaid aesthetic. The elegant yet playful stiletto shape adds a touch of intrigue! With these oceanic blue nails, you’ll pull off the perfect mermaid look! 🧜♀️
22. Subtle Floral Nail Design
Get ready to blossom with these stunning flower nails! 🌺🌸🌼 Each nail is a work of art, delicately adorned with beautiful blooms that will transport you to a spring garden. I love the vibrant hues of the petals against the subdued pink base color! 🌷💅
23. Essie Blues and Floral Accents: A Chic Summer Nail Inspiration
Imagine dipping your fingers into a world of soft bubblegum pink, blooming flowers, and cool ocean waves. These Essie shades bring a dash of whimsy to your fingertips, with “Don’t burst my bubble” for the delicate pink hue, “Ride the soundwave” capturing the essence of ocean blues, and “Blanc” offering a crisp white. Super cute! ✨
24. Sweet Cherry Sunshine Nails
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of summer with these adorable, cherry-themed nails. The vivid pink polish adds a playful pop of color to your fingertips, while the delicate 3D flower designs add a charming touch of whimsy. The perfect complement to your sunny day adventures! 🍒🌞❤️
25. Pretty in Pink: Floral Gel Nails
Pink flowers, pink French and pink base colors. Super cute summer nails! 💕
26. Vibrant Yellow Nails with Swirling Blue Accents
Get ready to be inspired by this awesome nail art! 💅😎 The lemon yellow and light blue (almost turquoise) colors blend together like a dream, creating a mesmerizing swirl effect on her nails. This look is all about embracing your colorful side and making a statement. You’ll definitely turn heads with this summer mani! 💛💙✨
27. Summer Vibes with Watermelon Nails
Get ready to soak up the sun with these sizzling summertime shorties! 😎☀️ Accentuated with vibrant watermelon and beach-themed designs, these nails are the perfect accessory for your summer adventures. Sporting the trendy hues from Cirque Colors’ Vice Collection, these electrifying neon shades will have you standing out in any crowd. Embrace the summer vibes and let your nails do the talking! 🍉⛱️💅
28. Whimsical Swirls: Baby Pink and Iridescent White Nails
The delicate pink base color offers a soft and feminine touch, while the iridescent white and baby pink swirls sparkle in the sunlight. It’s as if you’ve dipped your fingertips into a magical pool, leaving trails of ethereal beauty wherever you go. These vibrant nail colors are the perfect inspiration for a fun and playful summer look! ✨🌸🤍
29. Candy Love Nail Art with Neon and Glitter Accents
Get ready to indulge in a sweet frenzy with this delectable Candy Love box! These short coffin nails draw inspiration from cotton candy, gummy bears and tangy sour candies. Add glitter and the “drip effect” accent nails and you have an adorable manicure! 🍭
30. Paddle Pop Chrome Nails
Step into the vibrant world of nail art with these stunning Paddle Pop Chrome Nails. These glistening masterpieces bring a pop of color and shine to your fingertips, transporting you back to the nostalgic vibes of the Y2K era. With their mesmerizing chrome finish, these gel nails effortlessly catch the light, creating a celestial aura around your hands. Get ready to rock these trendy statement nails and let your fingertips shine bright like a star. ✨
31. Colorful Short Chrome Nails
These short round nails feature a chrome/metallic color that seems to change color in real time! From yellow to pink to purple, this manicure is amazing and perfect for your summer! 🏖️
32. Barbie-Inspired Nails With Speckles 💅🏼
Transform your nails into a Barbie dream with this fabulous, eye-catching design! The metallic pink base layer is completed with mirror-finish speckles! Barbielicious! 💅🏼
33. BarbieCore: Chic and Playful Nail Art
Barbie nails are all the rage this summer (Thanks Greta Gerwig!) so, embrace the Barbie vibes and show off your fabulous style! These pink chrome nails feature a few different pink hues to create a simple yet sophisticated Barbie look!
34. Pastel Rainbow Sherbert Gradient Nails With Rhinestones ✨
These dreamy pastel rainbow sherbet gradient nails are totally on point. Picture a delicious scoop of pastel hues flowing seamlessly from one to another, creating an oh-so-pretty ombre effect. The vertical gradient is perfect. And of course, the touch of sparkle from the rhinestones completes this magical masterpiece! 💕✨
35. Sweet Candy Dreams: Long Almond Ombre Nails in Taffy, Julep, and Sherbert Shades
Imagine opening your homepage and being greeted by a burst of sweet treats. Each nail is adorned with a sprinkle of glitter, adding a touch of sparkle to your fingertips. This delightful combination is perfect for those seeking a fresh set of manicured nails that are both stylish and playful.
36. Floral Nail Art for Mountain Peak Nails
These floral nails are super cute! The two-tone orange and purple nails next to the neutral pink base with neon petals and black stem floral accents are just perfect!
37. Elegant Colorful French on Natural Nails
Get ready to swoon over this breathtaking French design on the most stunning natural nails you’ve ever laid eyes on! The tiny neon French complements the short squoval shape perfectly. Let your nails steal the show with this timeless and irresistibly gorgeous look!
38. Multicolored French Accents on Pink Squoval Nails
Imagine a vibrant and playful image bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors. The perfect colors of the French tips, along with their pristine shape, complement these squoval nails beautifully. Time to let your vibrant personality shine through your fingertips! 🌈💅🏼
39. Pastel Pink and White French Angle Nails
These fabulous nails are all about angles, giving a trendy twist to the classic French manicure. Embrace a fun and alternative look with the pink and white angle French on these ballerina-shaped nails!
40. Pink and Purple Vibrant Swirl Nails
This cute nail design with pink and purple swirl is inspired by world-famous designer Emilio Pucci. Milan may be the fashion capital, but at this moment, you’ve unlocked your own personal fashion statement!
41. Pucci Print French With Golden Accents Nails
Another fashion-inspired manicure: the adorable Pucci print French, exudes a playful and bold vibe. The golden accents complete the look for these impossibly fun and chic summer nails! 💚
42. Super Kawaii Mixed Bag Nail Art
Get ready to show off your vibrant personality with this full set of super kawaii nail art! Your nails will be the life of the party with the perfect mix of bright colors, cute designs, and pastel rainbow magic. Embrace the playful and whimsical vibes as you rock these eye-catching acrylic nails. Prepare to turn heads and spread joy wherever you go! 🌈💅✨
43. Elegant Short Almond Blush Nail Inspiration
Get ready to show off your glamorous side with these stunning blush nails. A subtle pink-on-pink ombre makes these short almond nails so fun! ✨
44. Refreshing Blue Gradient Denim Nails for Summer Vibes
Embrace the summer vibes and get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning gradient effect of these pristine nails. With white stitching accents and the perfect shades of blue, these are some of the best denim nails I’ve ever seen!
45. Lilac Dreams Manicure: Ballerina Chic Long Nails
Step into a dreamy world with Lilac Dreams, a mesmerizing set of nails that will instantly elevate your style game. The ballerina shape adds a touch of elegance, while the perfect shade of pinkish purple, is reminiscent of a blooming lilac. Whether you’re headed to a romantic dinner or a girls’ night out, these nails are the perfect accessory to complete your look and showcase your inner diva 💅🏼💕
46. Pink-on-Pink Chrome Swirl
These almond nails feature two shades of pink. The swirl is finished with a chrome topcoat elevating the design and making it just a little bit fancier! I love these!
47. Summer Starry Delight Neutral Nails
I love the neutral pink base color with the shimmery nail art. Simple, yet so refined!
48. Green Vanilla Chrome – The Perfect Match! ✨
Your nails will be the envy of everyone with this stunning color-changing gel. It starts off as a vibrant green and transforms into a luscious vanilla chrome shade. The combination of my favorite color with a super popular design is truly a match made in heaven. Get ready to turn heads with this mesmerizing color 💚✨
49. Shimmering Unicorn Chrome Gradient Nails
Transform your nails into a mesmerizing work of art with this gradient shiny design. These nails are gorgeous, and perfect for when you can’t decide which color to rock!
50. Vibrant Neon Nail Design With Oblique French
Get ready to make a statement with these vibrant neon nails! Picture yourself rocking these eye-catching hues in shades of blue, orange, green, purple, and yellow. It’s like a mini rave party on your fingertips! The intricate swirling designs add an extra touch of pizzazz. You won’t be able to resist showing off these colorful beauties whether you’re hitting the dance floor or going out to a fancy dinner ⭐️
51. Clean and Dreamy Glossy Pink Gel Short Nails
Get ready to rock those nails with this dreamy clean gel mani. Simple, glossy, pink, and oh-so-adorable! The perfect fresh look for your Summer! 💘🌊☀️