These summer nails are so cute and creative. They’re perfect for your spring and summer of 2022.
If you’re looking for creative spring and summer nail design ideas, I’ve got you covered with these 26 nail design ideas.
While getting your nails done by a professional is a great experience, did you know that you can also DIY your nails?
Along with sharing fun nails ideas, I’m also including some of my best tips you should know before getting acrylic nails.
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1. Matte Speckled Nails
These speckled nails are perfect for spring. The colors are soft and delicate, and the matte finish makes them look even more beautiful.
2. Pink and Green Metallics
If you love long square acrylic nails, then you’ll love this design. The metallic finish is perfect for summer, and the length makes them look even more glamorous.
3. Neon Orange
Let your nails stand out with this neon orange shade. It’s perfect for summer and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.
Strengthen Your Nails
If you have brittle or weak nails, I strongly suggest that you strengthen your nails before getting acrylics. This is because acrylic nails can leave your natural nails weak and susceptible to breaking. Jojoba oil is great for improving the health and strength of your nails.
4. Pastel Swirls
If you love soft pastel shades, then you’ll love this design. The swirls are delicate and feminine, and the pastel colors are just perfect.
5. Soft Orange
Orange nails are perfect for summer, and this design is both sophisticated and fun. The pastel orange shade is delicate and feminine, and the French tips give it a classic twist.
5. Modern Square Nails
If you want a modern look, then try this square nail design. The clean lines are sleek and sophisticated, and the colors stand out in a really fun way.
Make Sure the Tools are Clean
You can get an infection or nail fungus when getting your nails done. For that reason, it’s important that you make sure that the tools used are sterilized.
Additionally, I recommend not allowing them to cut your cuticle. This will decrease your chances of getting an infection. Furthermore, both the Mayo Clinic and the American Academy of Dermatology advise against cutting cuticles.
6. A Touch of Glitter
Add a touch of glitter to your nails with this design. The sparkle on the pinky nail makes these nails perfect for any party or special occasion.
7. Daisy Flowers
Lovers of floral designs will adore this pretty daisy design. The yellow and white flowers are perfect for summer, and the cute little faces add the perfect touch.
8. Sweet Watermelon
These watermelon nails are so sweet and juicy. The colors remind me of a warm summer day, and the length is perfect for everyday wear.
Choosing Your Shape and Length
This is one of the funnest parts of getting your nails done. If you’re new to nail shapes, the oval shape is a classic nail shape. I would also opt for shorter nails so that you can get used to what it feels like to have longer nails.
9. Summer Color Palette
Here’s a set of nails using the ultimate summer shades. The different colors make these nails perfect for the beach or other summer activities.
10. Bright Yellow and Glitter
This design is perfect for summertime. The bright yellow color is eye-catching, and the glitter adds a touch of fun. This look would be perfect for any nail shape or length.
10. Clouds and Stars
These pink and blue nails are inspired by the night sky. The clouds and stars make them perfect for anyone who wants to show off a set of beautiful nails.
Caring for Your Nails
To protect your fancy new nails, make sure you wear gloves whenever you have to clean with chemicals. This is one of the best things you can do to preserve your acrylic nails.
11. Dotted Nails
No one can resist a pretty dotted nail design. These nails are perfect for spring, summer, and even the Easter holiday. Plus, they’re easy enough that you can do them yourself if you have the right tools.
11. Simple and Modern
These nails are simple, but the fun shapes make them modern too. They’re perfect for any occasion, but I would especially love wearing them during the warmer months.
12. Seafoam Green with Rhinestones
If you want to rock your natural nails, try a design like this seafoam green with rhinestones look. This design would look great with any color, so have fun deciding on your main color.
Don’t Forget Cuticle Oil
After your nails have been applied, you may notice your nail tech rubbing some sort of oil on your cuticles. This oil is called cuticle oil. If you have dry cuticles, cuticle oil will keep them soft. I recommend applying cuticle oil after washing your hands or taking a shower.
13. Yellow Almond Nails
These nails are simple, but the yellow color and almond shape make them unique and modern. As the season changes, they would look great with different color choices.
14. Pastel Sunshine
Make your nails shine with this fun pastel sunshine design. Change up the colors to make your nails fit your unique style.
15. Springtime Flowers
I’m loving this springtime flowers design. It’s perfect for any season, but especially for this time of year. If you’re ready to go bold, this is the perfect look for you.
16. Black Swirls
You probably don’t think of the color black when you think of summer, but these nails are the ultimate design for any time of year. I absolutely love them, and I know you will too.
17. Soft Corals
If you’re looking for a more subdued look, these soft coral colors are perfect. Not only that, but a look like this is great for any age and any occasion.
18. Colorful Dots
Have colorful dots placed on the upper part of your nails. Use these nails for inspiration. You can use your favorite colors for the dotted pattern.
19. Palm Tree Nails
These palm tree nails are unique because they use black and white nail polish, instead of the traditional green and brown. Place palm trees on one or all of your nails.
20. Pink and Orange Matte
If you want a look that’s simple and beautiful, these pink and orange matte nails are awesome. The colors used for these nails are just perfect for the summer.
21. Raised Flowers
I love how the flower design on these nails has a raised appearance. Not only that, but the colors are great, and leave room for adding your own interpretation to the look.
22. Neon Pink French Tips
This is a really fun design if you’re looking for something different. These nails prove that you can have an awesome nail design, no matter the length of your nails.
23. More Watermelon Nails
If you want nails that scream summer and are perfect for any occasion, you’ll love these medium-length watermelon nails.
I hope these summer and spring nails have given you inspiration for your next nail designs. Simply show the picture of the nails you like to your manicurist or nail technician.