Summer's Prettiest (& Easiest!) Nail Art Trends to Try Right Now

From hothouse flowers to abstract art, summer's latest nail art designs are a breath of fresh air!

Mosaic Nail Art

Spring Mosaic Nail Art

pshiiit.com

French blogger Camille of Pshiit created this très chic mosaic mani in a cheery palette of coral, pink, yellow and gold. The key to creating neat, straight lines: skinny striping tape you buy at any beauty supply store. You can easily get this look and other chic nail art trends right at home. Watch this video for more.

Diagonal French Tip Nail Art

Diagonal French Tip Nail Art

sonailicious.com

So Nailicious shows how gorgeously simple nail art can be. Start with a base of petal pink polish, then draw on peach tips on a diagonal instead of straight across. Lovely, elegant and almost effortless!  

Reverse Chevron Nail Art

Reverse Chevron Nail Art

sonailicious.com

Maria V. of So Nailicious mixed graphic chevron, girly pink glitter and edgy black for a look that’s fresh and sophisticated. 

Striped Nail Art

Striped Nail Art

dressedupnails.com

Dressed up Nails shows off several styles of stripes on one hand, using the same shades on each nail for a harmonious effect. 

Black Floral Nail Art

Black Floral Nail Art

lovemaegan.com

Who says florals have to be sweet? Blogger Maegan Tintati of Love Maegan painted bright hothouse flowers on a black background for stunningly noir nails. 

Striped Moon Nail Art

Striped Moon Nail Art

pshiiit.com

Pshiit’s moon manicure has a couture feeling thanks to the delicate colors and subtle stripes. C'est magnifique! 

Brocade Nail Art

Brocade Nail Art

chalkboardnails.com

If the ladies of Downton Abbey wore nail art, it might look something like these antiquey cream-and-mint tips from Chalkboard Nails. The brocade pattern has no precise parameters, so you can freehand any scrolls and flourishes your heart desires.  

Ikat Nail Art

Ikat Nail Art

didmynails.com

With its blurred edges and bright contrasting colors, ikat translates beautifully into nail art. Take a tip from Did My Nails and start with a beautifully mid-tone base color, add splotches of a paler hue and finish by using a skinny brush to add outlines in black, navy or brown. 

Abstract Nail Art

Abstract Nail Art

chalkboardnails.com

Chalkboard Nails turned the colorblock trend on its head with this artsy, 80’s-inspired mani. And it’s easy to recreate: Simply start with a pale base shade and, once dry, apply tape in a geometric design. Paint on a brighter shade and repeat ‘til you get your desired look. 

Hybrid Strips-and-Polish Nail Art

Hybrid Strips-and-Polish Nail Art

sonailicious.com

It never occurred to us to combine polish and nail strips, aka wraps, in one manicure, but after seeing this stunning mélange at So Nailicious, we’re convinced! 

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