We’re all getting ready for summer little by little, and our nails are no exception. These nail designs are not only cute but 100% Instagram worthy. We’ve been so inspired by so many designs we decided to share 25 our of favorite nail ideas. We hope you love these, and if you try them out let us know in the comments below.
Cloudy Femme Nails
Inspired by Ariana Grande or your local sunset. These clouds are popping up everywhere. We love how minimal this design is, yet with any color choice you can make it pop.
We’ve been noticing this trend coming up everywhere, especially with fashion influencers. Painting each nail with a muted version of our favorite primary colors. How cool? This design is so easy, you could do it while binge watching Netflix!
Sheer Metallic Nails
The ’90s are calling and they are letting us borrow it’s sheer metallic nail trend again. Shoutout to this gold color that is calling our name. We can’t wait to take this photo to our local nail salon.
Retro Daisy Nails
You can’t think of summer without summer flowers and this takes a whole new meaning. These beautifully dotted daisies have a retro touch that’s perfect for the vintage soul. Try these out with the end of a pencil, or even the tip of a pen.
Lime Green Squiggly Line Nails
Inspired by retro Miami during spring break, these lime green squiggly line nails will stand out like no other. Designed specifically in The Chillhouse, if you’re in NYC stop in and look at the Hybrid Nails in Book 2.
Fashion Week Pastel Nails
These nails (also born in the Chillhouse home) were inspired by fashion week and these pastel colors? Well, we can’t get over them. Just give us some sunscreen, a beach drink, a vintage bikini and we’re set.
The ’80s Work Out Nails
These nails are screaming Jane Fonda workout videos circa 1982. Feeling a little funky this summer? Then this design is perfect, and you can bet, you’ll be the only one wearing it.
Yellow Sunshine Nails
Say hello to yellow. Switch up your simple yellow nails with a small drop of a second color, like blue. It’s a subtle way to say you’re ready to party, but you’re also a serious boss babe!
Jade Crescent Moon Nails
These jade colored crescent moon nails are perfect for the funky minimalist who enjoys a neutral earth tone color. Dress them up with multiple rings from your local thrift shop or wear them bare. Either way, you’ll have people asking you where you got your nails done.
Creamsicle Ombre Nails
These creamsicle ombre nails are perfect for our hot summer days. Not only are they super easy to do at home with a beauty sponge and some white and orange nail polish, but it’s also a great alternative to a plain orange nail.
Minimal Grid Nails
Think of yourself as a more simple woman? Someone who isn’t for all the prints, and bold colors? No worries, we thought of you too. Check out these minimal grid nails. So simple you could do this whilst face-masking and drinking wine. A perfect Friday night if you ask us?
Millennial Pink Claw Nails
Maybe you like longer nails that say, “I’m a badass” in a more subtle and soft way? Then millennial pink claws are perfect for you. It might take a bit longer in the nail salon, but it will be totally worth it.
Marble Gold, White & Black Nails
These are for the chic fashionista in all of us. Copy your marble counters on to your nails with a gold glittery twist. Everyone will be eyeing this design and it’s going to look great on your feed.
“Bat Those Eyelashes” Nails
Want something a little sassy, and flirty? These eyelash silver nails are perfect to show off your sassy side this summer. Paired with silver eyeshadow and an attitude and you’re good to go!
Galaxy Inspired Nails
Want something out of this world? We got you covered. Whether it’s just plain stars in the night sky or your zodiac constellation, take this photo into your nail salon for inspiration.
Floral Jewel + Beaded Nails
These are some of our favorite designs we’ve come across because they are so unique. This delicate vintage-inspired design is perfect for the bohemian soul.
Lime Green Nails
Lime Green has been the trendiest color recently and we’re here for it. Go with something a little more plain and simple and find a color you really love.
Cheetah Chic Nails
Show off your fierce personality without having to say a word. Just a simple wave across the room. Balance it out with a few fingers that are a simple neutral color. Take this photo into your local nail salon and see what they can do!
Ocean Wave Nails
Sand, sea, and wave nails? Sounds like the perfect summer trio. Step up your nail game with these wave press on’s and add these Hawaiian flowers for an extra touch. You’ll be ready for any luau that comes your way.
Multi-Colored Polka Dot Nails
Polka dot has never gone out of style. Make it extra summery by adding multiple colors. Use a dotting pen to create this look, or DIY it with a pen and your polish from home.
“Orange You Glad” Nail
Wanna show off your favorite fruit, oranges per se? This design is great for any funky person who wants to stand out in a crowd….or a hand. Snap a photo and share it with your friends and family.
Picasso Styled Nails
For all the art lovers out there this one’s for you. Inspired by Picasso himself, this simple design is unique enough for anyone. Add an ivory color as your background to warm it up, or a pop of color.
Cherry Bomb Nails
Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Cherry bomb nails are all the rage. Show off your edgy side with a cherry print on top of a glitter background. Your nails will look like a piece of art and you’ll get so many compliments.
Brush Stroke Nails
Brush strokes on nails have been around for a while, but this summer try out this nail trend with layering texture. Add polka dots or glitter to make it really pop.
Starlight Star Bright Nails
Our final design is simple but bold. These black and white star nails are perfect for those stary summer nights. Use stamps, stickers, or press on stars to achieve this look!
After these 25 cute, summer nails design ideas were thrown your way, you should be inspired to head over to your local nail salon and give one of those a go. If you try any of these out let us know in the comments below. Share photos with us on our social media by tagging #society19 in your post.
Featured Photo: @painted_lolly
Amanda Smith is a freelance writer, social media + branding specialist, and all around fashionista. She loves writing about fashion, beauty, wellness, and career advice. Her dream is to turn her own personal brand into a fulltime business where she can create content, products, and all sorts of media that inspires young women around the world. In her free time she loves to thrift, drink coffee, practice film photography, travel, get outside, and make content for her blog. You can usually find her staying in on a Friday night with a face mask, cuddling up to a puppy she's sitting, and watching Youtube videos.