It’s summertime and our nails are feelin’ fine. Especially with all these summer ombré nails hitting the scene.
Ombré, the blending or gradient from one color to another, has been a trend for a while, and there are so many ways to customize it for these warmer months. From sunset-inspired orange tones to hot pink designs, we’re loving the inventiveness of these 21 styles.
Okay, Picasso. We definitely like it.
Summer Ombré Nails
1. Pink And Blue Ombré
Hot pink and baby blue go together like beaches and water in this eye-catching ombré nail art. A great way to incorporate bright colors into your manicure, this look will have you turning heads at a frightening pace. We have whiplash already.
2. Chunky Glitter Ombré Nails
This chunky glitter is secured in iridescent pink and blue polishes. It may be the only glitter you won’t find hiding in your bathroom crevices years after that one girl’s night out.
3. Pastel Rainbow Ombré
Sure, pastels are for Spring. But when you add a touch of glitter and some art, you have yourself a great summer festival nail look. If only they tasted as good as those giant lollipops, too.
Photo Credit: @sarah_j_nail_design
4. Pink And Peachy Ombré Nails
This peachy-pink combo is sleek, put-together, and playful all at once. If only we could find a romantic partner with these same qualities, we’d be in business. Monopoly business, that is.
5. Polka Dot Ombré Nails
This manicure incorporates colorful French tips and cascading polka dot ombré design. When this summer nail art isn’t making you think of those dot candies, it’s taking you from early morning “That Girl” morning to roasting marshmallows by the bonfire.
6. Iridescent Ombré
If you’re trying to spend more time at the pool than the nail salon, this two nail polish combination by Holo Taco is a great hack for ombré nails. Just make sure you let it dry before you show off your cannonball skills.
7. Funky French Tip Ombré
French tips, like French fries, did not originate in France. Still, we can’t help but think even the fashion-forward Parisians would enjoy this funky peach and pink French tip ombré manicure.
8. Matte Ombré Nail Design
Sunsets are the original ombré. This yellow-to-pink design plucks one right out of the sky and slaps it onto your nails. Normally we’d be annoyed by the planes getting in the way, but it really works for this look!
9. Swirl Summer Ombré Nails
Swirls are everywhere this season, from the ultrafragola mirrors to clothing design. So it’s only naturally that they’d make a splash on the nail scene. Literally. We’re getting major ocean vibes from this blue to white swirled ombré look. They pair great with Billie Eilish songs.
10. Matte Yellow Ombré Sunflowers
Name a more perfect summer flower than the sunflower. We’ll wait, as we let this dreamy yellow and floral design dry. Especially because we can’t pick up a bouquet until they do.
11. Palest Pink Ombré
When it comes to a great pale pink manicure, you can’t get more ballet-chic than the palest pink gradient. No if we could just do one pirouette without falling over.
12. Rainbow Color Ombré
13. Classic French Ombré
While the French manicure is one of the all-time classics, this French ombré is the modern upgrade. It’s a simple design that says, “I’m here for the board meetings, but living for the Summer Fridays.”
14. Milky White Glitter Gradient
This milky white look is giving us major seashell vibes. And as for the glitter? That’s definitely the work of a hermit crab. They may be antisocial, but they really know how to accessorize!
15. Sunset Orange Ombré
Orange is the color some of our favorite things – wildflowers, the sun, and bottomless mimosas. Here, all of those colors are showcased in a beautiful gradient of yellows and creamy golds. You’ll be the belle of brunch.
16. Mermaid Inspired Blue Ombré Glitter
This glittery blue art by nail technician Emily Ross is enough to siren song us into completely changing our lives and becoming full-on mermaids. We get a beautiful singing voice with that, right?
17. Floral Ombré
Florals? For Summer? Yes please! We love this flower/ombré/glitter/French manicure combo. Dare we say even more than the hot dog/drink combo they offer at our local pool.
18. Barely There Glitter Ombré
If you’re not ready to go all-out on a glitter extravaganza, then consider this look. This milky rose-meets-ruby red has us summoning the Wizard of Art. There’s no place like great nails!
19. Navy Glitter Ombré
Maybe these dreamy nails remind you of a summer night sky. Or maybe they make you think of a deep blue ocean. Perhaps they illicit thoughts of a night sky while you’re out at sea. Wherever you land on this look, one thing is clear: you need a vacation.
20. Shades Of Pink Ombré
21. Silver Meets Nude Ombré
A wise woman (me) once said, “If you’re nails are perfect, your life can be.” These silver-tipped French manicure-inspired nude nails are exactly the sort of perfection we all aspire to have. Even if that’s only until a nail breaks.
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