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40 Summer Nail Art Designs We’ve Bookmarked

Nothing says summer like some bright nails. Whether you’re into minimal designs or crazy nail art, a pop of colour on your fingertips can take your whole look up a notch. Whilst we know that in the UK we’re not likely to get much actual sunshine this year, but who says you can’t satisfy your summer craving, and bring the summer we all deserve, to your nails.

We’ve had a stalk on Instagram and rounded up our favourite summer nail designs to give you some inspo for your next DIY attempt or long overdue appointment. We apologise in advance because you might struggle to choose just one, our girls have nailed it…

@nail.huns

Nails don’t get any more summer-ready than this set from @nail.huns. We are obsessed.

@peachinails

@the_gel_centre

Get wavy with a set like this from @the_gel_centre. It’s bright, fun and ticking all our summer boxes.

@thegelhouse

Take your zebra print mani and make it summery. @thegelhouse is providing alllllll the inspo.

@zoemollienails

We are absolutely obsessed with this contrasting abstract design from @zoemollienails. Stunning.

Regular French tips? We don’t know her. Thanks @elsgels for the inspo on this fun bright set.

@simple.nails.and.more

Who ever said you have to stick to just one colour when it comes to nails? No one. Thanks for the inspo @simple.nails.and.more, this set is gorgeous.

@nail__therapy__

This super-cute set from @nail__therapy__ is a big summer vibe, and we are loving it.

@_by_shelley

If you find yourself jetting off to Greece this summer, then 1) we are so jealous and 2) this set from @_by_shelley is perfect for you. Channel those good positive vibes with an evil eye design all summer long.

@nailsby_katy_

How could you ever be sad with a set like this? This contrasting, mix n match set from @nailsby_katy_ is so up our street.

@__emsgems

If we looked up summer nails in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure this set from @__emsgems would be in the #1 spot. Obsessed.

@__emsgems

Mix n match your nails like @__emsgems this summer, you won’t regret it.

@tori.nailedit

Hello ocean vibes, hello @tori.nailedit. We can’t get enough of this set.

@_nailsbyjulianna

Neon is a staple for summer nails and @_nailsbyjulianna understood the assignment with this neon green and pink set. Love love love.

@manicuresbymo

Fresh and clean is a vibe we want to follow this summer. @manicuresbymo is providing all the inspo with this abstract set.

@gelsbyaysha

Whoever said tie-dye was sooo last year is clearly looking in the wrong places. We are beyond obsessed with this bright fun set from @gelsbyaysha.

@kolormekarina_

Orange and pink is a colour combo we will never get sick of. Thanks for the inspo @kolormekarina_.

@mxr.nails

@mxr.nails is providing all the summer vibes with this orange and pink set. Screenshotting and sending to our nail tech immediately.

@bambinailss

This fresh pastel set from @bambinailss shows us just how the abstract trend is done. The simple yet effective use of negative space and simple colours is so refreshing, we must try it.

@silkbeauty.uk

We can’t get over this super sweet floral set from @silkbeauty.uk. Obsessed.

@thenailroommanchester

We are suckers for these fruit salad swirls from @thenailroommanchester. Pink and orange is the colour combo of the season and we’re here for it. 

@amberjhnails

You’re going to want to screenshot these bubble gum beauties from @amberjhnails. Bright retro colours in an abstract style, what more can we say. Consider us inspired.

@anouskaanastasia

Incoming the absolute Queen of nails herself, @anouskaanastasia giving us some serious summer inspo. These abstract neon nails are one for the long nail lovers.

@beautyspace_charlotte

Florals have always been a go to for nails but this effortless set from @beautyspace_charlotte is painted perfection. So simple but so cute!

@nailedbymil

Who needs a real holiday when you have @nailedbymil. These three toned almond beauties are giving us all the tropical vibes.

@bambinailss

Ditch the classic white French tip this summer because it’s all about the neon. @bambinailss are giving us the best of both worlds with this super sweet combo of colours. 

@heynicenails

We are saying hey to this dainty floral set from @heynicenails. This design is never going out of style, thank goodness. 

@holliebarkernailartist

@holliebarkernailartist is showing us just how to nail the neon trend with these thick alternating tips. This design makes us long for summer.

@letzgelwithmeg

@letzgelwithmeg are helping us get our five a day in, with this super fun fruit inspired set. Who says you need to have the same design on every nail? Pick n mix is on trend- even this healthy kind. 

@indiesbeautyroom

We just love this set white abstract line set from @indiesbeautyroom. This is the set for you if you want something simple but effective. Congrats girl, we’re obsessed. Use Blanc White from Essie to replicate at home.

@isabelmaynails

Brighten up your day with another classic French tips with a twist from @isabelmaynails. This gorgeous candy pink set is absolutely timeless and so neat. 

@imaradoesnails

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring with these neon frenchies from @imaradeoesnails.  The neon tips are super on trend, whilst still being sophisticated.

@disconailsglasgow

This squiggle design from @disconailsglasgow is a stroke of genius. The mix of dark and light matching tones is a winner. If you love funky designs, then these are the nails for you.

@naileditbeauty

Tips have had a complete makeover, and we’re here for it. We cannot get over this design from @naileditbeauty. It is literally dripping in genius. We. Must. Have.

@nailedbymil

@nailedbymil is making waves with this stunning pink and purple wavy set. We’re obsessed. 

@nicoledot.beauty

Never underestimate the power of a classic floral design. We love this fresh intricate floral set by @nicoledot.beauty. Hats off to your steady hand girl.

@pop_polished

Straight out of your pinterest feed is @pop_polished with this gorgeous set. We love mixing trends, so this combo of coloured tips and florals is ticking all the boxes for us.

@thebeautyroombysarah

If you told us that those are real daisies on these nails, we would absolutely believe you. We’re in awe of this matte daisy set from @thebeautyroombysarah. They are going straight to the top of our summer wishlist. 

@thegelhouse

@thegelhouse’s mani is nailing all the trends this summer. The mix of pastel colours and abstract line design, looks good enough to eat. If you like simple but fun nails, then this is for you.

@thehotblend

If you can never decide on one colour for your nails, follow @thehotblend’s lead and just get them all. These rainbow pastel diagonal tips are super fun and funky, perfect if you’re prone to being a lil indecisive.