Sprucing up your nails is one of the coolest, most lively ways to play with your beauty look. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to try on fun trends while we transition from our spring looks. But if you are worried about where to start and what colors are going to rule this summer, we have this article perfectly set for you, as here we give you an insight into the colors, shapes, and finishes that will win this season — and the best tips on how to get the looks at home!

This summer, it’s all about bold nail colors, fun nail art, and some good old almond-shaped nails. This year’s best bold colors are different from the vibrant corals and neon oranges of the past: muted peaches and cornflower blues are having their time in the sun. You can also try shaking up your appearance with nail art. Eye-catching graphic lines and rainbow manicures will rule. 

Nail Paint Colors to Choose

Scroll down for the hottest summer nail color and nail art trends, and what will help you achieve them.


For summer, it’s the perfect time to go a bit braver with your color choices–without going too far outside of your comfort zone, Lemon yellow is amazingly flattering on all skin tones. This joyful color will help to brighten your day!


Bring out a gentle blue that looks good year-round. Cornflower blue shades are naturally chic, and might just give your standard red manicure a run for its money. 


Match your beauty look to the warm summer days with a cute polish that helps turn up the heat. This color is perfect eye-catching without being too dramatic. 

Next time you’re at your local nail salon, you can get this color as a powder dip. There was an increase in interest in powder dip nail trends this year, which start with a base coat, dip into powder, and repeat until the finish is as shiny and smooth as a gel.


Gone are the times when nude polish strictly means matching it to your skin shade. These rich neutral compliments all skin tones and will go with everything you own. These rich, cinnamon-caramel colors one is “the new neutral.”


Square, oval, and coffin nails are all great but this year’s newest nail shape is the almond: a narrower version of the oval. The nut-inspired nail shape is widespread as its base, has slightly rounded edges, and is slightly narrower at the very tip. 


Does the thought of painting on your nail art make you cringe in your seat? As an alternative to applying it with polish just stick it on instead! We love coupling a perfectly polished mani with our new nail stickers. How cute are those little animal stickers on your nails?!  


A classic nude shade is the go-to for anyone wanting to go for a neutral. Dare to try muted pastels for an updated look that will make you feel summery while still safe in your neutral-toned comfort zone.  

We love a neutral manicure any time of year, particularly in summer. When we started treating lighter shades of blue, lavender, and pink as neutrals in the salon, a whole world of cute mani possibilities opened up!

8. Linear Designs

Linear designs have been in style for ages, and they show no sign of leaving any time soon. If you have a striper brush, you can simply draw a line up the center of your nail, at an angle, or even right below the free edge.

9. Rainbow Manicure

Rainbow Manicure
Rainbow Manicure

Why choose one color when you could choose to wear a lot many more? We love the idea of a cute pastel rainbow manicure with one nail each–milky pink, peach, buttercup, mint, pastel blue, etc.

The trend has spread all over social media and shows no signs of slowing down. For getting a more even look, go for nail polishes in the same color scheme, and if you’re feeling adventurous and playful, mix and match as your heart desires. These were the nail looks you can try and nail this summer! With these nail color tips ladies, you will be the center of attraction everywhere you go!

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