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The Coolest Nail Art Ideas to Try This Summer

Inspo for your next manicure appointment.

When it comes to the nail art ideas and polish designs that will be trending this summer, celebrity nail artist Julie Kandelec predicts bright shades, bold finishes, and head-turning manicures will be spotted all season long. “This summer we will continue to see a variety of chrome nails,” says Kandelec. “Lavender will continue to be a popular color for nails, thanks to shows like Bridgerton, and we will continue to see over-the-top nail art, thanks to shows like Euphoria.” To give you some inspiration for the warmer months ahead, we rounded up eight summer nail art trends and ideas you’ll want to bring to your next manicure appointment.

This Gilded Manicure

Negative space is one nail art trend that’ll never get old. Switch things up this summer with a gold, three-dimensional take on the evergreen look.

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This Metallic Manicure

Metallic shades aren’t just for the winter months. Add a touch of shimmer to your nails this summer for a subtle statement.

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This Colorful French Manicure

A rainbow of shades adds a punch to the traditional French manicure.

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This Green and Nude Ombré Manicure

Opt for pastel green ombré nail art for a manicure that feels modern and classic at the same time.

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This Multicolored Manicure

Can’t choose just a single shade? Swipe a different hue onto each nail for a bright manicure that’ll receive countless compliments this summer.

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This Blue and Purple Ombré Manicure

Pair a periwinkle shade with a sky-blue hue for a cool, hazy ombré finish on each finger.

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This Studded French Manicure

Stack gems and studs onto your manicure for an eye-catching design this summer.

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This Abstract Manicure

Instead of picking one nail art design for your manicure, pair abstract swirls with a bold French mani for a unique look.

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