43 Colorful Nail Art Designs That Scream Summer

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Bored of the classic nail designs or do you always wear light colors and want a change? Maybe you just want to add some color to your look? If so, this is the place to be! We have found 43 of the best colorful nails that are easy to do. There are so many bold and vibrant designs from ombre to neon colors. Any of these manicures will make you stand out from the crowd in style! The bright colors are perfect for the upcoming summer season too. Take a look, you will love them all!

1. Long Coffin Colorful Nails

The first colorful nail idea we have to show you is vibrant and super stylish. Here we have coffin shaped nails and each one is painted in a different color. This is a stunning set of nails that will be perfect for the summer. The look was created with Floss Gloss colors in shades El Capitan, Wet, Con Limon, Hella Hilite and Neon Nacho.

2. Vibrant Coffin Nail Design

Looking for a design that will make your nails stand out from the crowd? Then check out this next look. This manicure features long nails and each nail is painted in a different bold color. We love the colors used as they are so bright and beautiful. Recreate this colorful look or choose five different vivid and vibrant shades.

3. Neon Ombre Coffin Nails

A stylish way to add color to your nails is with ombre. You can choose any color combination when creating ombre but nude and bright colors looks beautiful. Here we have a stunning example. These nails are painted in a nude shade and each one has a different colored ombre. The colors include pink tones, orange and yellow. It is a gorgeous nail design that reminds us of tropical vacations and cocktails. Try these colors or you can use one similar color on all nails.

4. Colorful Matte Nails

Another cool nail trend you can try is matte. The next look shows how to wear colorful matte nails in style! These nails are coffin shaped and each one is painted in a different color. One hand uses pink and yellow shades while the other has purple and blue tones. Recreate this look with similar colors or you can try just one of the color combinations instead of two different ones on each hand. Either way, it look amazing.

Colorful Matte Nails for Summer

Source: @nailsbysable

5. Colorful Tips

Want to add color to your nails in a subtle and chic way? Then this idea is for you. These nails have a French manicure look but instead of white tips, these tips are colorful instead. The tips have a gradient design  that changes from one color to another. It is a stylish idea that is perfect for the ladies who don’t want very bold nail art. Try a similar look to this or you can paint the tips in one vibrant shade.

6. Pink, Orange and Yellow Neon Nails

The next design we have to show you features trendy neon colors! Each nail is painted in a different neon shade ranging from yellow to pink. A manicure like this will be perfect for the summer and for vacations. Recreate this look or you can use neon colors on short nails too.

7. Neon Toe Nail Design

Don’t forget to add color to your toe nails too! Here is a fabulous idea you can try. This is another look that features neon colors. Each of the nails is a different color and one of the nails has a funky accent design. This manicure will look amazing with your summer sandals and it is perfect for a day at the beach.

8. Colorful Glossy Nails

Next, we have a bold and vibrant nail idea. This is another manicure where each nail is painted in a different color. We love these looks because it allows you to wear so many colors at the same time! The shades used here are bright and will give you one stylish and statement making manicure. This look was created with Luxapolish colors in shades Flash, Don’t Trip, Hard Candy, Purple Crush and Drop Dead Tiffany.

Colorful Glossy Nails

Source: @maggiecurlew

9. Matte Vibrant Nails with Glam Gold Gems

Our next idea is another matte look. Four of the nails are painted in colorful matte shades which include blue, pink, yellow and orange. The last nail is covered in gold gems. As you can see, the gold crystals just really glam up the manicure. You can wear gold like this with any bright color.

Matte Vibrant Nails with Glam Gold Gems

Source: @ivynailss

10. Bright Pastel Nails

Instead of the very bold and vivid colors, you can try pastels instead. Pastel shades are still colorful but they are just a little more toned down. Here is a beautiful example of how to wear pastels. Each nail is a different shade and this color combination will be perfect for the spring and summer season. Recreate this look or you can use one color on all nails.

11. Colorful Gradient Nails

Looking for a cool nail trend to try? Then this is for you. Here we have stylish gradient nails. Gradient nails feature a beautiful color change and this manicure starts blue and ends green. There all different colors in-between and most of the nails have two different tones too. There are tutorials online to help you create gradient nails at home.

12. Bright Ombre Nails

The next idea we have to show you features ombre and pastel colors. Some of the nails are painted in light blue and yellow while the others are pink ombre. This is such a cute idea! You can recreate this or use your own color palette. There are tutorials online to help with you the ombre design.

Bright Colorful Ombre Nails 

Source: @nail_sunny

13. Summer Neon Nails

Next, we have another neon nail idea to show you. All of the nails are coffin shaped and each one is painted in a different neon shade. This is an amazing manicure and it will be fabulous for the summer. The look was created with Floss Gloss Tropic Set which includes shades: Con Limon, Neon Nacho, Bikini Coral, International Hot Girl and Maliboob Job.

14. Vibrant Neon V Tips

V tips are another stylish nail trend that you should consider trying. This next manicure features a colorful version! Each nail is a nude shade with a vibrant v tip design. All of the tips are different colors and there is even a gold sparkly one too. There are tutorials online to help you create a similar look but you can use nail tape to create the v.

Vibrant Neon V Tips

Source: @millie.coronaa

15. Magical Colorful Nails

Our next nail idea looks magical! These nails feature more toned down colors and the design has been described as sherbet ombre. It is such a stunning manicure and the colors are beautiful. A design like this is perfect for someone who wants to add color and glamour to their look with a little touch of magic.

Magical Colorful Nails

Source: @nailsbymh

16. Colorful Ombre Nails

Love the ombre nail ideas? Then you need to check out this next manicure! Each nail has an ombre design and the tips are either yellow, pink or light orange. The nails are finished off with pretty crystals too. This is a beautiful nail idea that is elegant and colorful. Recreate this design or try one of the colors on all nails.

17. Pink and Orange Nail Idea

Look pretty in pink with our next nail idea. For this look, each nail is a different color and these include orange, pink and purple. It is such a beautiful color palette! We love the colors used and similar shades would look amazing with a design like this and they would look gorgeous on their own too. Colors like these can be created on any nail length and shape.

Pink and Orange Nail Idea

Source: @leluxxbeauty

18. Colorful Matte Coffin Shaped Nails

Next, we have another colorful matte nail idea. These nails are long and coffin shaped and each one is painted in a different color. It is such a bold and beautiful look. Nails like these would be a great choice for anyone who wants a vibrant manicure that stands out from the crowd.

Colorful Matte Coffin Shaped Nails

Source: @nailcity_gdl

19. Pretty Pastel Nail Design

If you love pastel colors then this next idea is for you. All of the nails are painted in a different pastel shade including: blue, pink, purple and yellow. A manicure like this would be amazing for the spring and summer seasons and it is easy to recreate too. Just paint your nails in similar pastel colors. You can buy pastel polishes online.

Pretty Pastel Nail Design

Source: @nailcocktail

20. Candy Color Nails

The next idea is cute and colorful! This manicure features nails that are painted in pink and red shades with a yellow accent nail. The colors used here are some of our favorites because they look tropical and remind us of candy and cocktails! A manicure like this will be perfect for the summer and vacations.

21. Vibrant Ombre Nail Design

Our next idea features another vibrant ombre design. You can recreate this colorful look or try one similar color on all nails. The ombre design can be achieved by using a sponge. Just paint the colors you want to use on a sponge and put the sponge on your nails. There are more in-depth tutorials online.

Vibrant Ombre Summer Nails

Source: @nailsbydon239

22. Summer Matte Nails

Looking for a stylish nail design to try this summer? Then check out these nails. The nails are short and most of them are painted in a different color. All of the colors used are bright and are perfect for the summer. We love this look because it shows how amazing colorful designs look on short nails. You can try a similar design on long nails too.

Summer Matte Nails

Source: @nailcity_gdl

23. Cute and Colorful Nail Idea

The next colorful nail idea we have to show you is bright, bold and statement making. This manicure features vibrant shades of orange, green, yellow, pink and purple. It is a fun and colorful design that will look amazing in the summer. With nails like these you will instantly look summer ready.

Cute and Colorful Nail Idea

Source: @emily__meraki

24. Colorful Coffin Nails

Next, we have colorful coffin nails. The nails are long and each nail has been painted a different color including blue, green, pink, yellow and orange. This is a fun and easy to wear look. All you will need are five similar nail colors. A design like this will suit all nail shapes and lengths. You can also wear each color separately too.

Colorful Coffin Nails

Source: @ciaciaxo

25. Matte Pink and Orange Gradient

Pink and orange is an amazing color combo and here is how to wear it in style. Here we have matte coffin nails and each one is painted pink and orange to create a gradient effect. It seems like the thumb nail may be purple and blue which then leads to the pink. It is a summery gradient and you can find gradient nail art tutorials online.

Matte Pink and Orange Gradient Nails

Source: @nails.xmxnx_

26. Rainbow Summer Nails

Brighten up your nails for the summer with a rainbow design like this one. One hand uses pink, red and orange shades while the other hand uses blue and purple colors. So, when the hands are together, it has a rainbow look. This is a fun and statement making mani. You will need ten colors for this but the best part you can use all ten colors to create an endless amount of nail art.

Rainbow Summer Nails

Source: @flossgloss

27. Bold Ombre Nails with Hearts

This next idea is one of our favorite looks! Here we have long stiletto nails and each one is nude with a different colored tip. The different colored ombre is so bold, pretty and trendy. If all that wasn’t enough, the nails also have a color matching rhinestone and heart sequins. Heart sequins and rhinestones are available online so you could try and recreate this look yourself.

Colorful Ombre Nails with Hearts

Source: @nailzbysav

28. Matte Pastel Nails

Pastel colors are not just for spring, they look amazing in the summer too. This next mani shows how to wear pastel colors perfectly! The nails are long and coffin shaped, each one is painted in a different matte pastel shade. This mani is complete with glitzy rhinestones. The color and matte texture are so stylish. Recreate this or use one pastel shade for all nails.

Matte Pastel Nails

Source: @nails.xmxnx_

29. Nude Nails with Colorful Stripes

If you like unique and bold nail art, then this is perfect for you. Here we have short nude nails and one half of each nail is painted in a bold color. Each nail has a black stripe too. It is a fun and statement making design that will suit all nail lengths and shapes. You can recreate this nail art with nail tape or a stencil.

Nude Nails with Colorful Stripes

Source: @pilochka_net

30. Colorful Matte Stiletto Nails

Like the bright and bold summery nails? If so, take a look at this mani. These nails are long and stiletto shaped. The nails are five different colors ranging from yellow to pink. All of the shades used compliment each other perfectly and the overall design is so tropical. Nails like these will be perfect for summer vacation.

Colorful Matte Stiletto Nails

Source: @riyathai87

31. Trendy and Bright Nail Art

This next nail idea is so trendy and fun. The nails are all a different color including blue, purple, pink and orange. Each nail also has a stripe of color near the tip that is a darker shade. It is a simple idea and it is so statement making. You can recreate similar nail art with a stencil or nail tape. Try the different colored look or you can use the same color and design on all nails.

Trendy and Bright Nail Art

Source: @nailsbyalenaj

32. Short and Colorful Nails

If all the long nails are not for you, then you can try a cute design like this on your shorter nails. For this look, each nail is a different color and they are all pastel tones. It is such a pretty and statement making look. You can recreate this or use one of the pastel shades on all nails. Either way, they will look amazing. The colors used for this many are all by Ella + Mila and are in shades Earth’s Finest, My Rain-Beau, Team Sweets, Macaruin My Diet, Hooray of Sunshine and Sugar Rush.

Short and Colorful Nails

Source: @kt_tk1

33. Summery Neon Nails

Neons are another must-have for summer and next we have a pretty and easy way to wear the colors. The nails are shorter and each one is painted in a different neon color. We love this mani because it looks so summery. Not only that, but it allows you to wear different neon colors if you can’t decide on just one. Recreate this mani or you can try other neon colors such as blue and green.

34. Glam Pastel Summer Nails

Glam up your look this summer with a mani like this one. Here we have coffin shaped nails and each one has a different design. Some nails are a matte pastel color, one is sparkly and the rest are different colors with shards. The colors are stunning and the glitter and rhinestones really jazz up the look. There are tutorials for the shard art online.

35. Nude Nails with Rainbow Tips

We love this next nail idea! This mani features nude nails with rainbow tips! So, each nail has a different colored tip. This is another one of our favorites because it is like a summery and vibrant version of a French mani. Recreate this or try different colors for the rainbow tips. Maybe recreate this look on one hand with green and blue colors on the other.

Nude Nails with Rainbow Tips

Source: @kazmiraemery

36. Short and Subtle Pastel Nails

Next, we have another summery nail idea for those with shorter nails. For this look, the nails are painted with soft and subtle pastel colors. Most of the nails are orange but there are yellow and blue shades used on each hand too. It is a pretty and easy to wear design. Try something similar or use one of these pastel colors on all nails. We would gladly rock this design on our toes, too!

Short and Subtle Pastel Nails

Source: @nail_sunny

37. Vibrant Summer Nails

The next nail idea features more vibrant summer nails. This time each nail is painted in a different neon color. There is every color from the rainbow including green, pink and more. It is such a bold and statement making look. Recreate this simple and vivid mani or you can jazz it up with glitter or even color matching rhinestones!

Vibrant Summer Nails

Source: @flossgloss

38. Short and Matte Pastel Nails

Love the pastel ideas? If so, take a look at this! Here we have shorter pastel nails and each one is painted in a different soft shade. The colors used include purple, pink, white and yellow. It is such a pretty and feminine design. Try a similar look or use this design on longer nails like stiletto that would look stunning.

Short and Matte Pastel Nails

Source: @amanda.sudolll

39. Pastel Coffin Nails

If you like the multi color looks, then you need to see this design. This mani features coffin nails and each one is painted in a different glossy, pastel shade. The colors used are stunning and they are perfect for the spring. A design like this will suit everyone and it will look gorgeous on all nail lengths and shapes.

Pastel Coffin Nails

Source: @nailsbybano

40. Statement Making Nail Design

Make a statement this summer with a vibrant manicure like this one. Each nail is painted in a different vivid shade to create a rainbow look. The shades used are so bright and the overall mani is just amazing. This is a fun and cute mani that will be perfect for vacations, festivals and more.

Multi Tone Nail Design for Summer

Source: @nail_sunny

41. Chic Spring and Summer Nails

This next nail design is great for the spring and summer! Here we have short nails that are painted in pretty pastel colors. The colors used are so beautiful and the pastel green looks amazing. These nails are perfect for any occasion and will even suit special events like weddings. Of course, the design can be recreated on longer nails as well.

Chic Spring and Summer Nails

Source: @kobzevanails

42. Rainbow Gradient Nails

Next, we have another gradient to show you. This time the gradient starts blue and ends with a pink shade with yellow, green and orange in-between. It is another summery way to wear a gradient and it does have a rainbow look. You can find tutorials online for rainbow gradients. Keep the nails simple like this or jazz them up with rhinestones or glitter.

Rainbow Gradient Nails

Source: @nailsbybano

43. Easy DIY Colorful Nails

Love the neon nail colors? If so, check this out. Here we have short and vivid nails. Each nail is painted in a different neon tone from pink to orange. It is a fun and easy to wear look that will suit everyone. Neon colors like this look amazing on both short and long nails. This mani is perfect for all summer events and it will be great for festivals too.

We hope you have found a colorful nail idea to try!