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52 Bright Summer Nails To Keep You Glowing All Summer

by Sherri Owens

Summer is the season of all things bright. Neon acrylic nails are a great option for summer because they provide the right amount of glow to match your beautiful sundresses.

Bright ombre nails are also a great choice since you can combine 2 or more stunning colors to create an amazing ombre design that goes with any summer outfit.

After perusing tons of images in search of bright nail inspiration for summer nail requests, here are the 52 best summer nails I came across.

52 Summer Nails For Inspiration

1. Dragon Fruit Nails

Take a look at this bright summer nail with amazing swirls of hot pink, yellow and white. It reminds me of surfing and waves.

Dragon Fruit Nails

Image by @naillovebykylie via Instagram

2. Neon Bright Summer Nail Designs

These medium-length nails are stunning. The beige leopard print accent nails on the ring fingers are an amazing contrast to the lovely neon nails.

Neon Bright Nails

Image by @artejunkienailz via Instagram

3. Red and Flowery Nail Designs

Be prepared for summer with these cute summer nails. Red acrylic nails on one hand and a fun nail design with flowers and cute green hearts on the other.

Red and Flowery Nails

Image by @wheelynailson via Instagram

4. Animal Print Summer Nail Ideas

The simple summer nails of neon yellow took a lovely twist with the added animal print on two fingers.

Neon and Animal Print Nails

Image by @the_nail_lounge_rossett via Instagram

5. Pink and Pastel Orange

Bright summer nail designs are far from boring and this pink and pastel summer nail art is proof of that.

Pink and Pastel Orange Nails

Image by @rmnailtech via Instagram

6. Short Summer Nails

Polka dot nail ideas are among the top nail trends of summer. With a nude base, the black and white polka dots and blue hues on these nail designs are captivating.

Funky Polka Dot Nails

Image by @rosieharpernails via Instagram

7. Different Color Nails

Don't worry about selecting a particular color for your summer nails, just use all of them on different nails and enjoy your summer.

Multicolor Nail Designs

Image by @abby_nails_77 via Instagram

8. Orange Tip Nails

You can't go wrong with french tip nails. They can be used to spice up a nail design like here, where the tips brighten up the nude background.

Orange French Tip Nails

Image by @rb_nails_x via Instagram

9. Fun Summer Nail Ideas

Do you love cartoons? Get these bright summer nails done to evoke a feeling of happiness and fun.

Cartoon Bright Summer Nails

Image by @shelby.does.nails via Instagram

10. Neon Yellow and Pink Ombre Nails

The transition of these bright summer nails from neon to rosy pink is exquisite. The flawlessly contrasting ombre nails on the middle finger serve as the transition spot.

Neon Yellow and Pink Nails

Image by @nailsbycherette via Instagram

11. Glossy Stilleto Pastel Nails

Welcome summer with these nude and pastel blue summer nail designs. The color combinations are perfectly arranged. Glossy pastel blue with slight glitters on the index nail, pink hearts and dots on the middle nail and an accent nail of nude nail polish on the ring nail.

Nude and Pastel Blue Summer Nails

Image by @meninasnailsart via Instagram

12. Red and Yellow Summer Nail Designs

This is an easy nail art that can be recreated at home with red and white nail polish. The acrylic nails look great on darker skin tones.

Red and Yellow Summer Nail Designs

Image by @michelleatblushnailsandbeauty via Instagram

13. Dip Powder Summer Nail Designs

This design uses green dip powder glitter that sparkles on the reddish nail design. This is a true work of art. The green blends into the red seamlessly, to give a subtle bright summer nail design.

Dip Powder Summer Nail Designs

Image by @colorwavenails via Instagram

14. Neon Red Bright Summer Nails

Stun this summer with a single color of bright summer nails. This will also look good on long nails if that's your thing.

Neon Red Bright Summer Nails

Image by @witchfacenails via Instagram

15. Pink and Orange Square Bright Summer Nails

These square nails are simple yet stunning. The orange and pink are a refined, sparkling blend.

Pink and Orange Square Bright Summer Nails

Image by @nu_youbeauty via Instagram

16. Almond Bright Summer Nails

Bright summer nail designs are never boring. This features glossy pink and orange nail design ideas with a nice pattern of pink, orange, and white on two fingers.

Summer Almond Nail Design

Image by @jessis.nails_ via Instagram

17. Bold Gel Nails for Summer

These short, cute summer nails have pretty waves of navy blue, light blue, and orange nail polish.

Navy Blue Light Blue and Orange Nail Design

Image by @sogelousnailsbykersten via Instagram

18. Creative Bright Summer Nails

You can never run out of summer nail ideas because of how easy it is to play with your favorite bright colors. This features pink, red, and yellow with an added twist of yellow and white on the ring finger.

Pink, Red, and Yellow Bright Nails

Image by @all.polished via Instagram

19. Coral Waves Nail Designs

These cute summer nails are perfect for fair skin tones. It has different shades of coral from light to dark, creating a wave-like effect. The coral waves on two fingers are slick and elegant

Coral Touch Bright Nails

Image by @summernailsandbrows via Instagram

20. Apress Coffin Shape Bright Summer Nails

These are the perfect cute nails for summer with their monochrome bright red. It's sure to make your nails pop in any outfit.

Apress Coffin Shape Bright Summer Nails

Image by @instylebsalon via Instagram

21. Cow Prints Bright Summer Nails

Don't feel like fixing false nails? No problem there. You can get this pretty polish that features a deep burnt red color, cow print, and a nude/cow-print background.

Jungle fever and Cow print Nails

Image by @beautyby_paigecrombie via Instagram

22. Burnt Red Goodness

These bright summer nails are simple and fun. The dark burnt red flowers added to give it an interesting finish.

Bright Orange with Dark Burnt Red Flowers

Image by @nails__bycara via Instagram

23. Neon Summer Nail Ideas

Wanna sparkle at a beach party? Well, get these bright nails of neon purple, neon green, lemon, blue, and red, and you're summer ready to go.

Bright Nails of Neon Purple Green Lemon Blue and Red

Image by @michelleatblushnailsandbeauty via Instagram

24. Turquoise Summer Nails

It's no surprise that these subtle nails look stunning. Turquoise has a way of demanding attention in a subtle way that is just classic.

Turquoise Summer Nails

Image by @_linesbeauty via Instagram

25. Pink and Orange Ombre Nail Designs

Two sparkly colors blend seamlessly in these simple summer nails to create a breathtaking look.

Pink and Orange Ombre Nails

Image by @the.nailcottage via Instagram

26. British Manicure

One thing the Brits can do is slay with class. They deliver just that with these classy and bright summer nails.

British Manicure Nails

Image by @hanlouisenails via Instagram

27. Rosy Cute Summer Nails

This eye-catching design is a summer acrylic nail with a wavy pattern of pink, yellow, and orange to create a beautiful blend.

Wavy Pattern of Pink Yellow and Orange Nails

Image by @nails__bycara via Instagram

28. Red and Green Nail Designs

It's summer, and bright colorful nails are a must, as seen here with these red and green nails. The french tips on nude and glitter finish off the look.

Red and Green Bright Nails

Image by @atyourfingertipsmontrose via Instagram

29. Wild Bright Summer Nail Ideas

Animal prints are a personal favorite but this design gives it a unique twist. The summer vibes and colors create a wild, bright look.

Animal Print Neon Nails

Image by @nailnursehatz via Instagram

30. Cow Print and Bright Color Shimmer

This long bright nail design is one of the hottest trends this summer and I'm not even surprised. This look will go with any sundress you choose to wear.

Bright Pink Shade With Mix of Cow Print

Image by @daynasnailstudio via Instagram

31. Glowy Bright Color Summer Nail ideas

Isn't this gorgeous? The french tips and waves are drawn to perfection. You will need a professional to get this done.

Yellow French Tips and Blue and Pink Wavey Nails

Image by @tiffanyabbigailebeauty via Instagram

32. Short Square Bright Summer Nail

It's summer, so have fun with your favorite colors and create nail designs like this that you can rock with any outfit.

Bright Bomb Nails

Image by @thenailandlashbarr via Instagram

33. Rainbow Bright Nail Design

Turn up your fun level by getting these rainbow nails with different colors on each finger, creating a bold, trendy appearance.

rainbow nails with different colors on each finger

Image by @runningyogagirl8 via Instagram

34. Summer Floral Nail Polish

This perfect floral nail look will pair perfectly with any bright sundress you wear.

Summer florals Nails

Image by @karlasoriginailkolors via Instagram

35. Summer Acrylic Nails

The unique textures of these bright nails are vibrant and perfect for a colorful summer.

Rose and Crystal Tips

Image by @e.o.sbeautyx via Instagram

36. Yellow Frenchies

No color screams summer as yellow. It delivers a summer vibe here with nude nails and bright yellow Frenchies.

Yellow Frenchies

Image by @nailed.by.falysia via Instagram

37. Checker Bright Summer Nails

This bright, vibrant, almond manicure is cute and creative with its checkered swirls and pastel nails.

Bright Vibrant Almond Manicure with Checkered Swirls

Image by @nailed.by.falysia via Instagram

38. Trendy Beach Nails

Don't you just love the creativity here? This is a great way to show your personality as a lover of bright colors in the most subtle summer-friendly way possible.

Fruit Cocktail Nails

Image by @aejnails via Instagram

39. Lemon Green and Glitter Polish

Butterfly, lemon green, deep green glitter. This is perfection.

Lemon Green and Glitter Nails

Image by @nohtki_kamnik via Instagram

40. Red Summer Floral Bright Nail

This bright nail art is mostly red with flowery accent nails for summertime.

Red Summer Floral Bright Nail

Image by @kourts.nails via Instagram

41. Flames and Smiley Faces

This fun nail image has cute smiley faces with purple and white flames. The flames can look even better if done in a nail salon.

Flames and Smiley Faces Nails

Image by @nailzdesignzc via Instagram

42. Strawberry and Crystals Mani

Aren't you impressed by how picture-perfect these nails are? The best part of the nail design is the added strawberries, glitter, and rhinestones.

Strawberry and Crystals Nails

Image by @trubrinailz via Instagram

43. Cute Cheetah Acrylics

This colorful animal print nail is a whole mood to keep you glowing all summer.

Bright Pink and Pinky Cheetah Nails

Image by @nailsby.amyjo via Instagram

44. Neon Coral and Milky Nails

Lovely, bright nails with leopard print, coral black swirls, and gold foil for a fun look.

Summer Neon Colours With Bottle Milky Builder

Image by @monika_emonails via Instagram

45. Magenta Bright Nail

This simple summer manicure is done by neatly painting the nails. You can easily do yours at home.

Magenta Bright Nail

Image by @mbeauty__x via Instagram

46. Rainbow Frenchies

Chill on the beachside by pairing these amazing summer nail colors.

Rainbow Frenchies

Image by @definevanitynails via Instagram

47. Bright Gel Polish Ideas

The mix of lavender and blue on this nail is magical. The delta-like designs in the middle are just right for the season.

Mix of Lavender and Blue Gel Nails

Image by @natalie_x_beauty via Instagram

48. Lemon Bright Nail

Step out looking as bright as a daisy with these yellow nail ideas.

Lemon Bright Nail

Image by @bygraceeva via Instagram

49. Square Neons

Square nail ideas are always stunning and these neon corals with white swirls are no different.

Neon Corals with White Swirls

Image by @revernails__ via Instagram

50. Matte Ice Cream Nails

These long, matte ice cream nails are for sugar lovers.

Cute Ice Cream Nails

Image by @ales.nail.artistry via Instagram

51. Watermelon Nails

Express your love for watermelons with this creative look on your nails.

Watermelon Nails

Image by @ayn_nailart via Instagram

52. Square Lemons

This is for the daring baddies that want to stand out with extra-long, square lemon nails.

Extra Long Lemon Fizz Nails

Image by @poshhairandbeautyheswall via Instagram

Take your pick from these summer nail ideas and look great all season.

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