The temperature is starting to hit 20ºC, which can only mean one thing. Summer has finally arrived, and the shift in seasons gives us a whole new reason to experiment with nail trends. Whether it's dabbling in some summer nail art or tapping into nail colour trends, we never get bored of scrolling Instagram for some new manicure inspiration, because choosing what colour to go for at the nail salon is never easy, right? Especially if you're getting your nails done for a long-awaited summer holiday, you don't want to make the wrong choice.
When it comes to summer nails, however, you might find that you naturally default to traditional hues. While we love aclassic pink manicure or anatural-looking nail look, sometimes it can be fun to throw caution to the wind and opt for a bold orcolourful manicure. Why not try a bright tangerine shade for your beach holiday? Or if you’re feeling creative, you might want to experiment with coloured French tips for your next DIY manicure. But if, like me, you don’t have the steadiest of hands, then don’t worry. There’s a failsafe way to jump on board this trend. We’ve got all the deets below. There’s also some summer nail art thrown in for good measure, but if you do usually opt for neutral nails, then you’ll love the twist on the trend we’ve found below to help you mix it up this season.
Summer is the ideal time to get experimenting with nail trends.
If you're looking for some summer nail ideas, then look no further. We scoured Instagram for the top summer 2022 nail trends from top celebrity nail technicians, right through to the well-manicured hands of fashion insiders, so you can guarantee your fingertips will look stylish throughout summer and beyond. Below, we’ve saved some of our favourite nail art designs and colours that we’ve found for you to try.
At the height of summer, you can't beat an all-white manicure. Whether you opt for bright white, ecru or shell, there are so many shades to choose from. We love this subdued off-white hue on Amy Julliette Lefévre.
It's such a timeless colour that looks good year-round, but for this summer, we're seeing bright-red manicures everywhere. Look for shades with an orange undertone—think tomato red or poppy—to tap into the trend.
You might be used to storing your darker nail shades away for the summer months, but we're keeping them to hand. Black is a timeless year-round shade that always looks glossy and pulled together. We love it paired with summer shirting and statement jewellery.
This nail art trend has been going strong, and it's showing no signs of stopping. We're obsessed with this multicoloured design, but it can also be interpreted in a more neutral colour palette if you're looking for something more subdued.
According to data on TikTok nail trends, neon-red nails are one of the top-trending nail looks for this summer. If you usually opt for red nails, this is a great way to have an updated twist for the season.