11 Summer Nails You’ll Really Love

There’s nothing like a fresh manicure to get you ready for summer! These stunning designs have a great choice of designs and colours to give you some inspiration:

Sultry Summer Blooms from Oooh Shinies

These beautiful stamped summer flowers get you in the mood for a lovely summer – big orange flowers on a lovely summery yellow background.

Hand with orange summer flower patterned nails on yellow backgrounds.


Summer Shades Mandala from Lacqaholic

Here are some great vibrant summery nails from Lacqaholic in a gradient of shocking pink and yellow.

Somehow they remind me of tropical fruit, cocktails and summer pool parties!

Hand holding a jar of yellow nail polish - fingernails are bright pink and yellow fades with black flower patterns.
Instagram / @lacqaholic


Selection of Summer Gel Designs from Chickettes

You’re bound to find some holiday nails inspiration in this blog post from Andrea at Chickettes.

Lots of different summer nail ideas, including this beautiful mermaid design.

Painted fingernails with mermaid-themed designs - most nails are aqua color, but two have iridescent scales pattern.


Summer Fruits from One Nail to Rule Them All

These delicious looking summer fruits will add a great summery feel to your nails.

Painted figernails with summer fruit patterns


Summer Pink Flamingoes from Dorota Palicka

These cute pink flamingos are perfect for long hot summer days…

White artificial fingernails with pink flamingo patterns, one with a jewelled tiara.


Hello Summer – Sunglasses and Stripes from Copycat Claws

Here’s a great summer holiday theme by Copycat Claws – sunglasses and “Hello Summer” stamped on to some gorgeous rainbow stripes.

Decorated nails with horizontal multi-colored stripes and black sunglasses overlay. One nail has Hello Summer message.


Nautical Theme from Chalkboard Nails

A jaunty nautical theme from Chalkboard Nails – perfect for messing about in boats.

Nautical themed painted fingernails including blue, gold and white stripes, and gold anchors on a red background
Instagram / @chalkboardnails


Pixelated Neon Rainbows from Hannah Rox It

These lovely bright rainbow nails from Hannah Rox It have a great up-beat, summery feel – perfect for going on vacation!

Fingernails with brightly colored pixellated rainbow pattern
Instagram / @Hannahroxit


Sunny Fried Egg Flowers from One Nail to Rule Them All

I love these simple summer flowers which Alice from One Nail to Rule Them All calls fried egg flowers!

Pink nails with fried-egg flowers: White flowers with yellow centers


Amazing Neon Patterned Nails from Lucy’s Stash

Look how these amazing zentangle-style neon nails glow under UV light! Perfect for your vacation mani!

Hand looking blue under UV light, with neon-colored patterned nails glowing brightly in green orange and red colors.


Gorgeous Summer Flowers from Nail Envy MK Supplies

These stunning long nails really capture the mood of summer with the sumptuous flowers in full bloom.

Five long artificial nails, each with a different summer flower pattern, on a white background..
Nail Envy MK Supplies


I’m sure you’ll be able to get into the summer mood with at least one of these lovely designs – hopefully the summer will be long enough for you to try more than one!

If you’ve got any more suggestions, please let me know in the comments below.

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Top photo shows nails decorated with pixelated rainbow colors. Bottom photo shows aqua colored nails, and two with scales design. In the middle the text overlay reads: 11 Summer Nails You'll Really Love.