Trending Summer Nail Colors
Welcome to your It girl nail era
Slip into summer’s hottest nail shades with our top picks for every personality. From chic and subtle to loud and proud, these trending nail colors are the ones worth paying attention to.
Hands up if your nails are your personality. Nail girlies, unite! The nail forecast is in and let’s just say you’re in for one hot summer when it comes to the top trending nail colors. It’s out with the stale and boring shades and in with the unexpected hot takes. We’ve got inspo from movies like The Little Mermaid and the Barbie movie, plus all the shades taking over our FYP on TikTok. These trending nail colors are giving bold babe, quiet luxury, it-girl and so much more. So sit back and tap on that notes app, it’s time to get your summer nail colors to-do list started.
Barbiecore is taking over the beauty world this summer and we are living for the spectrum of pink nails that are trending. We’re talking soft pink nail shades like bubblegum all the way to sparkly fuchsia. No matter what your nail or personality type (are you more of a Malibu Barbie type or Skipper?), there’s a pink nail color with your name on it. For the not-so-faint of
heart, go for bold with sparkly pink gel polish in shade Pink ventures that will complement a golden tan and that bright summer wardrobe in the best way. More of a classic nail lover? Pick up shade SUGAR Blush stat. It’s a soft pink that is both pretty and versatile so it works for every summer occasion from weddings to weekends at the lake. Word of advice? No matter how much of a rush you’re in, never forget to apply a base coat! It’s necessary for protecting your nails and extending the wear of your polish.
It’s giving quiet luxury meets It girl. Meet the milky mani–your new low-key nail obsession. Ushered in by the new quiet luxury era (one notch above the classic French mani), we love the milky mani because it’s subtle yet still statement-making.
To get this nail color look, apply one coat of white polish, like this gel polish shade in Just White, to healthy, manicured hands for a sheer effect followed by a color-protecting glossy top coat. You want to still see your nail's natural color shine through. If your nails are in need of some serious SOS, consider a faux nail kit to get a similar effect. Simply press them onto clean nails and voila–instant chic nails. This version is closer to a classic French look but it’s made modern with soft color gradation (no harsh nail color lines here!).
Mermaidcore everything is serving up major fashion andbeauty inspo this summer. Call it the beach or boho effect but we have a blue crush on trending nail colors, from sea glass-inspired turquoise to metallic blue. Whether you go pretty andpastel, like with this ISN’T SHE minty?! shade or full-on mermaid siren with this inky blue iridescent polish in shade Misty Shadows, you simply cannot go wrong with blue nail colors this summer. The best part? This polish packs bio glitters with no microplastic, which means it’s enviro-friendly, too. Talk about a win-win for your nails.
Peachy Nude Nails
One of the most pretty summer nail colors of the season is also the most forgiving. Apricot or peachy nude looks great on every nail length, on every skin tone and it just looks expensive. We love it paired with summer whites for a fresh alternative to your go-to nude shade. Get the look with three coats of this gel polish in shade I’M peachy TODAY! and prepare for the compliments.