Bright & Bold Summer Nail Art Inspiration

Trending bold colors mixed with playful prints and patterns, summer is the perfect time to experiment with new nail art. A great place to find nail art inspiration is Instagram and Pinterest, where professional manicurists frequently post their latest works of nail design art.

The key takeaways from these pro manicurists and nail art mavens? Don’t be afraid to try colorblocking colors, applying decals and painting your nails freely with the brush to create different shapes and swirls.

Flower Power
Florals are synonymous with sunny days and balmy nights. In order to not make this just another flower manicure, Purple Nail Box focused on the details, using a trio of different colors to create depth to the painted roses. Glitter polish for the leaves and a saccharine base elevate the look to super sweet heights.

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Matte Matters
If you’re in a rush, decorate only your ring finger with a floral decal, while keeping the rest of the nails a bright matte hue, just like the NYC-based Paintbox Nails.


Bold Stripes
Pull your look together with stripes painted in popsicle-inspired colors. @missladyfinger.


Back to Nature
Touch your roots with nature-inspired tips on a nude base. @deborahlippman

deborah lippman

@studiomucci instantly dresses up nails for a party-ready look by painting on glitter sparkles over a glossy coat of color.


Gingham Style
Nothing says summer quite like a gingham print. NYC-based nail art designer Jessica Washick used Deborah Lippman’s “I Know What Boys Like,” “Like a Virgin,” and Amazing Grace” to achieve this classic summer look.


Shine Bright
NYC manicurist Alicia Torello brought this mani to interstellar heights by outlining the star shape on each nail with glitter decals that mirrored the pink polish.


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