30 Spring and Summer Nail Design Ideas for 2024

If you’re looking for summer nail design ideas, you’ll find plenty of inspiration below. These summer nails are not only perfect for summer, but the designs are great for the spring season too.

Nail art is a great way to show off your personality and style, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to designs. Whether you’re going for a bold and colorful look or something more subdued, there’s a nail design out there for you.

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DIY Press On Nails

diy nails

Did you know that you can do your own nails from home? Etsy has tons of sellers offering hand-painted nails that you can apply yourself. These pastel nails are no longer available, but you can find more press on nails here.

Happy Heart Nails

Happy Heart Nails
Credit: sassnailartistry

Smiley face nails may be the most adorable nail art trend ever. Bring out your inner sunny disposition and give those smiley faces a try.

Eggshell Nails

pastel nails
Credit: sophies_nails20

These nails have a sort of Easter eggshell look. I love the colors that were chosen for these nails. Customize your nails with your favorite color palette.

Jazz Up Your Look

green and pink nails
Credit: elize_nails

I love the metallic look that this nail polish has. Also, rings are a great way to jazz up your look and make your nails stand out even more.

Green Checkerboard Nails

Green Checkerboard Nails
Credit: mynailgirlness

This edgy look pairs perfectly with a wide range of wardrobe styles. This is the perfect design for making a bold statement and letting people know you’re not afraid to stand out.

Neon Orange

neon nails
Credit: indiesbeautyroom

You’ll love these neon orange nails if you’re looking for short nail ideas. They are super bright and perfect for the summer season.

Pastel Nails

pink blue and green nails
Credit: amberjhnails

I love the simplicity of these pastel nails. You’re sure to get a lot of compliments with this nail design. Plus, the almond shape and medium length make them perfect for anyone new to getting acrylic nails.

Orange Tips

orange nails
Credit: slaybyalexandra

These are similar to the neon orange nails I shared earlier. The main difference is that the color is going along the nail tip for these nails.

Unique and Creative Nails

outlined nails
Credit: amberelisebeauty

These nails are honestly so unique and creative. If you’re looking for a different look, give this design a try. They have a fun and modern look that you’ll love showing off.

Pink Coffin Nails

long pink nails
Credit: nailsamazing9

I’m not sure if I could pull off nails this long, but the good thing is that if you like the design, you can achieve this look with any nail length.

Daisies with Faces

sunflower nails
Credit: sutherlandshairandbeauty

These are the perfect nails for spring. They would work great for summer too. I love the tiny little faces that were added to the flowers.

Watermelon Design

watermelon nails
Credit: jen.the.nail.lady

Summer is the perfect time to wear food-themed nails. If you like the idea of getting fruit painted on your nails, you could consider other summer fruits like strawberries, lemons, and more.

Colorful Nails

orange blue pink nails
Credit: nailsbeauty077

I love how the colors are placed on the tips of the nails. The placement of colors gives these nails a unique and trendy look. This is such a pretty design that you’re going to really enjoy wearing it.

Neutral Smiley Face Nails

Neutral Smiley Face Nails
Credit: nailsbybrooke

These neutral-colored smiley face nails will have heads turning this summer. The minimalistic design and colors work with everything from work clothes to casual attire.

Yellow and Glitter

yellow nails
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Yellow is the perfect nail polish color for the spring and summer months. Each nail has a different design, and they all come together beautifully. I really like the addition of the glitter-style nail too.

Clouds and Stars

cloud nails
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If you want a set of nails that stand out from the crowd, here’s a creative design featuring clouds and stars with a blue and pink sky. This design would look great on shorter nails too.

Perfect Spring Nails

dotted nails
Credit: nailsbyadeled

Of course, these nails could be worn at any time of the year. However, they would really be perfect for spring with their soft pastel dots.

Simple Pastels

nails painted in corner
Credit: eekabeauty

These are some of my favorite nails in this collection. I love the simplicity of the design and the colors used as well. This modern nail design would look great with subtle or vibrant colors.

Turquoise with Rhinestones

green nails
Credit: bav.sienna.nails

Some people don’t realize that you can do beautiful nail designs with your natural nails. The turquoise color and rhinestone embellishments make these nails look simple and elegant.

Yellow Nail Polish

long yellow nails
Credit: thosefancynails

If you love simplicity, choose a solid nail polish color that matches the season. This yellow design is excellent for spring and summer. You can go as long or as short as you want with your nails.

Sunshine Pastels

sunshine pastel nails
Credit: sammimay.beauty

These simple sunshine nails were designed using beautiful pastel colors, making them great for your next spring or summer event. They’re also the perfect look for a day at the beach.

3D Flowers

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Credit: elize_nails

If you want to go all out, consider a nail design similar to this one. The flowers have a pretty 3D appearance that will grab people’s attention.

Fun Pattern Nails

Fun Pattern Nails
Credit: mynailgirlness

Nails with fun patterns are the perfect way to express your personality and add a bit of pizzazz to any look. There are so many options, from simple color-blocked designs to ombres featuring multiple shades.

Black Swirls

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These nails may not have the traditional spring or summer look, but I think they would look great any time of year. Be prepared to get a ton of compliments on your nails.

Orange Sherbert Summer Nails

gradient nails
Credit: nailsmagazzine

If you’re new to getting your nails done, these would be perfect for you. They are stylish and trendy while still being very functional.

Cute Polka Dots

confetti nails
Credit: sophies_nails20

If you love this design, you can make it work any time of the year by changing up the colors of the dots. I bet these nails would look so cool if you used autumnal colors during the fall.

Black and White Palm Trees

black and white palm tree nails
Credit: cb.beautyxx

These black and white palm tree nails are so simple yet creative. You could do something more traditional and paint on green palm trees instead.

Vibrant Abstract Nails

Abstract Nails
Credit: _prettyandpressednails

Abstract nail designs are a fun and creative way to express yourself. Whether utilizing bright, vivid colors or earthy tones to capture your desired look, abstract nails can offer an innovative way to decorate your nails.

Cute and Colorful Flowers

easter nails with flowers
Credit: bethdeanxo

Now, these nails are perfect for the Easter holiday and spring season. I also love the fuzzy sweater that she’s wearing. It really helps bring the look together.

Neon Pink French Tips

short neon pink nails
Credit: thenailroommanchester

If you’re rocking your natural nails, you could actually get this look without the need for getting acrylic nails. Not only that, but this design would even look great on long nails.

Fruit Themed Nails

short watermelon nails
Credit: beautyby.hq

Here’s another set of watermelon nail designs for you to check out. Again, if you don’t want watermelon, you can get the fruit of your choice.

I hope you were able to find some inspiration with this collection of nail design ideas, perfect for spring and summer. Some of these designs are even simple enough to recreate them at home.

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a crochet pattern designer and creator of the Crochet Project Planner. Crafting has always been an integral part of who I am. It’s how I express myself and make something beautiful out of seemingly ordinary materials.