21 Cute & Stylish Summer Nails




Here are 21 cute and stylish nails, from Stay Glam: 



Want to brighten up your look for the summer? Then you are in the right place!

We have found 21 stylish summer nail ideas that you will want to try. Nail art is a great way to wear the seasons latest colors and prints, and beautiful nails will finish off all your summery outfits perfectly.



We have summer nails for everyone from elegant glitter manicures to bold patterns and colors. Each one can be created by a beginner or nail art pro.

1. COOL BLUE SUMMER NAILS

The first summer nail idea we would like to show you is this cool blue look. The nails have been painted in shade Closer Than You Might Belém from OPI’s Lisbon collection. You could use any blue you have but, try to keep it light. Either keep all the nails blue or have an accent nail. This accent nail was created with Whats Up Nails Aurora Pigment.

Cool Blue Summer Nails

Source: @nailsbyic

2. BRIGHT SUMMER NAILS WITH GLITTER

Next, we have light summer nails with two glitter accent nails. One of the accent nails is blue and the other is pink. These nails are stylish and fun and will suit any nail shape and length. You can take inspiration from this look and choose bright nails with one glitter accent nail or choose both the pink and blue.

Bright Summer Nails with Glitter

Source: @nailsbykatrins

3. OMBRE NAILS AND GLITTER

Ombre nails are perfect for the summer. This next idea features vibrant dark pink to light pink ombre with two glitter accent nails. There are many tutorials to help you with the ombre look but you can achieve it with a sponge. Paint two or three colors in strips on the sponge and then use the sponge to stamp the colors on the nails. It is quite a simple idea to try at home.




Ombre Summer Nails with Glitter

Source: @dyakiv_nailstudio

4. BLUE AND METALLIC POLKA DOTS

Polka dots are super cute and these next nails show how to wear the pattern in style. The nails feature a light blue polish with metallic dots. You can recreate polka dots in any colors you like, there are many ways to create neat dots too. There are tutorials with pens, bobby pins, special dotting nail pens and more. This is a look that a complete beginner or pro can create.

Blue and Metallic Polka Dot Nails

Source: @melimelr

5. MATTE PINK NAILS WITH CRYSTAL ACCENT NAIL

When you search for nail designs you will often see nails with decorated tips, but this next idea mixes that up and features cuticle art. Cuticle art will be placed on the bottom of the nail, instead of the top. You can have a different polish placed there or even add some gems like these nails. As you can see the nails are light with a beautiful gem accent nail. A design like this will look amazing all summer, especially for weddings and other special occasions.

6. BOLD ORANGE AND PURPLE NAIL IDEA

Add a pop of color to your look this summer with vibrant nails like these. The nails are painted with That’s Shore Bright and Sun of a Peach by China Glaze. You can just paint your nails in these colors or add the stylish silver nail studs to. Either way the nails will look gorgeous!

Bold Orange and Purple Nail Idea

Source: @misscelinas

7. CUTE MULTI COLOR NAILS

It can be so difficult to decide which color to use on your nails. With a nail design like this one, you won’t have to choose! This manicure features nails that are all painted different colors. Even though the colors are different they still compliment each other because they are similar light shades. You can recreate this look or be very bold with your color choices.

8. STRIPES AND CHEVRONS

Next, we have a summer nail idea that uses stripes and chevrons. Both these patterns are very popular in nail art and look trendy when combined. You can create stripes and chevrons with tape and there are tutorials online to help you. It may take practice but these are great techniques to learn as you can wear both patterns separately to. The polishes used in this look are China Glaze I’ll Sand by You, Don’t Be Sea Salty and All Sun & Games.

Colorful Summer Nails with Stripes

Source: @melcisme

9. PEARLY NAILS WITH GOLD GLITTER

If you want elegant nails for the summer, then this idea could be for you. Here we have a manicure that features pearl effect nails with two gold glitter accent nails. You can recreate a pearl effect with nail polishes that can be found online. A design like this would be perfect for a special occasion or even a wedding.

10. PASTEL NEON SUMMER NAILS

Our next idea features pastel neon colors which are perfect for the summer! These nails have an ombre effect and the look was created with Color Club Lacquer in shades Hot Hot Hot Pants, Diggin the Dancing Queen and Disco’s Not Dead. You can recreate the ombre look or use similar shades separately. Any would be perfect for vacations, festivals and more.

Pastel Neon Summer Nails

Source: @cloud_nails

11. STYLISH PINK AND WHITE NAILS

Looking for a creative and unique summer nail idea? Then this next pick could be for you. Here we have pink and white nail art. The colors split the nail in half with a half circle shape. This is a really cute idea that would suit any nail length and shape. You can recreate the look in different colors too.

Stylish Pink and White Summer Nails

Source: @nailsbyic

12. SUMMER GLITTER NAILS

Blue is a great color choice for the summer and these next nails show how to wear blue in style. The nails are a dark shade with a subtle sparkle. You can just wear the glitter polish or if you feel like a challenge then you can try the mermaid accent nail. To help you create the mermaid look you can use a nail stencil and there are tutorials online to help you.

Blue Glitter Summer Nails

Source: @melcisme

13. PINK AND CHROME NAILS

Next, we have a beautiful pink and chrome nail idea. The nails have been painted in a light pink with two chrome accent nails. Nail art like this will suit any nail length and shape. You can create the chrome look with nail polishes available online and you can choose any color combination.

Pink and Chrome Summer Nails

Source: @melimelr

14. LIGHT NAILS WITH GLITTER ACCENT NAIL

If you want a nail idea that is easy to create at home and looks chic and stylish, then this next idea is for you. The nails have been painted in a very light color with a silver glitter accent nail. You can recreate this look or choose an accent nail color of your choice. Stick to light colors like featured for an elegant look.

Elegant Nails with Silver Glitter Accent Nail

Source: @xxlovelauren

15. PRETTY POLKA DOT NAIL IDEA

Earlier in the post we featured a cute polka dot nail idea. This next pick shows how to wear polka dots in a creative and unique way. Instead of the classic polka dots, these nails feature an accent nail where the colors swap. So, the base color becomes the dot and the dot color becomes the base. You can choose any colors for your summer polka dots.

Pretty Polka Dot Nail Idea

Source: @misscelinas

16. TROPICAL PALM TREE NAILS

Nothing says summer like tropical palm trees! This next idea features bright pink nails with black palm trees. These would be perfect all summer and for any vacations. You can hand paint the palm tree or use a palm tree stencil. Also try different background colors too.

Tropical Palm Tree Nails

Source: @nailsbycambria

17. STYLISH STRIPE NAIL IDEA

Next, we have a chic nail idea that features stripes. The fresh and cool pastel shades have been used to create different striped nails. You can create the whole look or just choose one striped nail for your recreation. For the stripes you can use tape or a different nail color.

Stylish Stripe Nail Idea for Summer

Source: @nailsbyic

18. SUMMER GRADIENT NAILS

Our next pick is another stylish ombre or gradient idea. These nails use three colors and we love the combination. The colors are fun, vibrant and perfect for the summer. You can use colors like the ones featured or three of your choice.

Summer Gradient Nails

Source: @amvpnails

19. VIBRANT PINK NAILS WITH FUNKY ACCENT NAIL

Jazz up your nails with a chevron accent nail. Chevrons can be created smaller like featured earlier or large like the nails pictured below. You can get the shape with tape or a stencil. We love the combination of bold pink, white and silver glitter. Nails like these will suit any nail length and shape.

Vibrant Pink and White Summer Nails

Source: @tior_nails

20. BOLD RED AND GLITTER SUMMER NAILS

Go bold this summer and choose a hot nail color like red. These red nails are statement making and will suit anyone. You can paint all your nails red or have an accent nail. As you can see gold glitter compliments the red perfectly. You could even try silver or another vibrant color.

Bold Red and Glitter Summer Nails

Source: @nailsrnd

21. PINK SUMMER NAIL IDEA

Last on our summer nails list are these super cute pink nails. The finished look features a polka dot nail, glitter nail, star design and two dots. You can recreate the whole look or just choose one you like. Either way you will have a colorful and creative manicure that will look great all summer long.

Cute, Pink and Silver Summer Nails

Source: @xxlovelauren

We hope you have found the perfect summer nails!