The Summer 2024 Nail Colors You Need This Season

Summer is the season for fun and vibrancy. As the days grow longer and the sun climbs higher, nature transforms into a wonderful burst of color. Lush green leaves deepen into a rich emerald, wildflowers bloom into pretty shades of delicate pastels and bold, saturated tones, and the turquoise sky is painted with wispy clouds like cotton candy.

You guessed right! All this beauty is reflected in the hottest summer 2024 nail colors and trends. Judging by the biggest new releases and cult favorite shades, expect to see a mix of bright and pastel hues all over, as well as some unexpected color combinations.

The Hottest Nail Colors for Summer 2024

Neon Brights

Always a popular choice for the season and 2024 is no exception. Neon colors are a top pick for summer nails. They are a fun and playful way to add a pop of color to your day at the beach or night out on the town, so make sure you check out some of our top neon collections.

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We love the neon shades from the OPI Infinite Shine My Me Era Collection

Pastel Paradise

Pastel shades are a delightful way to add a hint of softness and charm to your summer wardrobe. This season, we expect pastel shades in shades of pink, lavender, blue, and mint green to make a prominent appearance.

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Add some soft glam with DND’s shade Voodoo

Sunset Oranges

Warm, glowing, and irresistibly cheerful, this summer 2024 nail color is inspired by the picturesque hues of twilight. Opt for anything from soft peach to fiery tangerine for a playful pop of color that will complement your sun-kissed skin.

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Aptly named for summer fun, try OPI Gel Color in No Tan Lines

Metallic Golds

Shimmer in the sun with summer 2024’s next nail trend: metallics. But not just any sparkly hue, gold in particular. Wear this luxurious trend with the sophisticated ensemble you have been saving for those glowy summer evenings and special occasions.

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Shimmer all day and night with CND Vinylux in Glitter Sneakers

Electric Blues

Bold and striking, electric blues are making a splash this summer. We’re seeing them all over — even Taylor Swift has been rocking them quite a few times recently. And no wonder, these shades evoke the energy of summer skies and ocean waves perfect for those who want to make a statement.

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Make your touch electric with DND’s shade Heartbreak

The Hottest Summer 2024 Nail Art Trends

In addition to the colors of the season, here are a few nail art ideas that will keep you on-trend all season long.

Color Blocking

One of the best things about color blocking is that it is a versatile summer 2024 nail color trend that can be adapted to suit any taste. Try bright, contrasting colors for a dramatic look, or you can pair your favorite pastels for a more understated effect. Experiment with different geometric designs to capture the mood of the season.

Negative Space

Hand With Colorful Negative Space Nail Art Resting on Cheek

Another great way to achieve the minimalist look is with negative space nail art. This look involves leaving some of the nail bare when creating your design. This could be something as simple as a French manicure or a more abstract look. We love using bright, eye-catching colors and contrast them with the negative space in different shapes like triangles and squares.


This nail trend is not new to summer 2024. We’ve seen this year after year, but no complaints from us! Plus, it’s the perfect spring nail look so you can wear it as the seasons change. These feminine motifs can be incorporated into any look, whether bright and bold or cute and simple. Even better, use floral nail stickers for a much simpler manicure process.

Animal Prints

A fun and unexpected choice for nail art, this trend can be done with any type of animal print, whether black and white or brown and black. It's a great way to add some personality to your look.

Get Ready for Summer With Nail Maxx

These are just a few nail color trends we anticipate will be popular this year. With so many different options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect look for your next manicure.

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