The summer will be here before you know it and you want to make your nails stand out. The best way to do that is by using summery colours on your nails. Don’t opt for the same French manicure all the time. Try out these super cute ideas for summer nail art.
Brighten Up Your French Manicure
If you like your French manicure then try adding a summery twist to it. Use bright, summery colours, like yellows, pinks, and greens.
Start with a base colour of choice – pinks work extremely well. Add a curve of one colour to the base of your tips and then a curve of another to the top half of your tips.
You can also completely alternate the colours on your hands. Opt for clashing colours on the tips of your nails, just to really make them stand out.
Summery Splashes of Paint
Summer months are when a lot of people will start decorating their homes. It’s time to make your nails look like you’re doing that by adding splashes of paint.
Start with a base colour of your choice – alternate colours for each nail if you want. Add splashes of yellow, purple, pink, and white to complete the look on each nail.
Polka Dot Your Nails
When you want something simple for the summer, opt for polka dots. These are great fun and you have a range of colours to choose from. Think about the summery colours, such as yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples.
Use the same base colour on each of your nails and then pick one colour for your polka dots just to keep it simple. You could even alternate between polka dots and French manicure style tips with your second colour.
If you want to get a little more extravagant, try out some sunflower petal designs on the French manicure style nails. Use a black polish with fine brush to paint on the outlines of your petals. Add in yellows and greens for the petal and stem of the flower. Don’t forget to finish off with a couple orange dots for the middle. Use the orange for your polka dots on the other fingers.
Get a Little More Fancy
There are many intricate and fancy designs that you can try if you have a steady hand –or know someone who will do it for you.
Let’s start with something that will remind you of the beach and ice creams. Start with a base colour across three of your nails. Bold colours work extremely well for this. Paint the other two nails in white. With the base colour of the other three nails, draw a geometric pattern on your white nails and finish it off with a spot of two other colours, just in the corners of your nails.
How about bringing the sea to your nails? Opt for blue bases on four of your nails, leaving the middle for some sparkly polish. On one of your blue nails add in some white lines to make it look like a sailor’s uniform. You can add an anchor in the middle or you can just choose a love heart to keep things a little more simple.
Pastel Colours Always Work Well
When you want to keep it extremely simple, just choose pastel colours on your nails. Do a different pastel colour on each nail to really bring the rainbow to your life. If you want to add a little extra, you can always choose to add white tips, making is a pastel French manicure.
Which summery design will you choose this year? Just how intricate do you want your nails?