9 Stunning Summer Colors to Wear on Your Favorite Summer Activity

Posted by Danizza Pusag

Summer Nail Colors

Summer is the season of sun-soaked adventures, relaxation, and vibrant colors. As you embark on your favorite summer activities, why not add a burst of color and style to your nails?

Gone are the days when summer colors were limited to bold and bright hues alone. In today's dynamic environment, summer palette has expanded to encompass a broader range of shades that evoke the spirit of the season and can be effortlessly paired with our favorite summer activities.

In this blog post, we will explore 9 captivating hues that perfectly complements your chosen activity, from the classic favorites to unique discoveries that unveil unexpected summer colors. So, get ready to infuse your favorite summer adventures with a burst of color!

1. Sunset Sailing: Sunkissed Yellow

Sunkissed yellow nails for sunset sailing

Photo credit: @aanchynails

As the sun sets and paints the sky with a breathtaking display of vibrant hues, capture the magic with sunkissed yellow nails. This warm and energetic color evokes feelings of excitement and adventure. Use stamping designs inspired by sunsets or palm trees to create a stunning manicure that reflects the captivating beauty of the evening sky.

2. Picnic in the Park: Fresh Grass Green

Fresh grass green nails for picnic in the park
Photo Credit: @tessa.lyn.nails

Heading to the park for a delightful picnic surrounded by lush greenery? Embrace the beauty of nature with fresh grass green nails. This vibrant shade represents growth, renewal, and the vibrant energy of summer. Add stamping designs featuring flowers, leaves, or delicate vines to create a laid-back and serene manicure that complements the idyllic ambiance of your summer picnic.

3. Cocktails by the Beach: Tangy Orange

Tangy orange nails for cocktails by the beach
Photo Credit: @maybenailart

Picture yourself lounging on a sun-kissed beach, sipping delicious cocktails and enjoying the ocean breeze. For this refreshing summer activity, embrace the vibrant and tantalizing shade of orange. This color captures the essence of tropical vibes and perfectly complements the golden sands and sparkling waves. Let your nails shine with playful fruit motifs or beach-inspired patterns, for the complete beachside experience.

4. Hiking and Nature Trails: Earthy Green

Earthy green nails for hiking and nature trails
Photo Credit: @tessa.lyn.nails

For those who love exploring nature and embarking on hiking adventures, earthy green nails are the perfect choice. This natural and grounding color harmonizes with the serene beauty of the outdoors. Complement your manicure with stamping designs featuring trees, mountains, or wildlife for a rustic and adventurous look that embraces the spirit of summer exploration.

5. Surfing Adventures: Ocean Blue

Ocean blue nails for surfing adventures
Photo credit: @polished_jess

If surfing is your ultimate summer indulgence, choose a shade that represent the vastness and beauty of the sea. Opt for an ocean blue color for your nails to mimic the mesmerizing blue hues of the ocean. This shade evokes a sense of adventure and the refreshing feeling of being surrounded by the ocean. Combine it with stamping designs featuring wave patterns, seashell motifs, or some playful sea creatures that captures the energy and beauty of the ocean.

6. Outdoor Music Festivals: Vibrant Purple

Vibrant purple nails for outdoor music festivals
Photo credit: @blackqueennailsdesign

Summer is known for its vibrant outdoor music festivals, where the energy is contagious and the music is electrifying. To match this exhilarating experience, opt for the energetic and eye-catching shade of purple. This color represents the fun, spontaneity, and the liveliness of this music-filled gatherings. As you groove to the beats and immerse yourself in the festival vibes, let your nails shine with vibrant hue, reflecting the pulsating energy and dynamic spirit of the festival.

7. Camping & Bonfires: Cozy Brown

Cozy brown nails for camping & bonfires

When you're out in nature, enjoying a camping trip or cozying up by a bonfire, embrace the earthy and rustic charm of brown. This color captures the essence of the outdoors and harmonizes with the natural surroundings, reminiscent of crackling campfires and towering trees. As you gather around the bonfire, roast marshmallows, and share stories under the starry sky, let your nails showcase nature-inspired stamping designs, wood grain patterns, or camping-themed motifs, amplifying the natural beauty of your outdoor adventure.

8. BBQ Parties: Fiery Red

Fiery red nails for BBQ parties
Photo credit: @tessa.lyn.nails

Nothing captures the essence of summer gatherings like sizzling BBQ parties. To complement the smoky aromas and mouthwatering flavors, opt for a fiery and passionate hue of red. This color signifies warmth, celebration, and vibrant energy, adding a pop of excitement to your BBQ get-togethers. Pair this color with grill patterns or savory dishes to perfectly match the sizzling atmosphere of a BBQ gathering.

9. Relaxation Retreat: Lavender Purple

Lavender purple nails for relaxation retreat
Photo credit: @tessa.lyn.nails

A relaxation retreat is a perfect summer activity for those seeking tranquility, rejuvenation, and self-care. Unwind and find your zen with the soothing and calming shade of lavender purple. This color represents relaxation, peace, and serenity. Whether you're enjoying a spa day, practicing yoga, or indulging in self-care activities, stamp delicate floral designs, intricate patterns, or zen-inspired motifs on your nails to create a serene ambiance and enhance your relaxation experience.


As you embark on your favorite summer activities, embrace the broader spectrum, explore new combinations, and let your creativity shine through. 

Summer colors are no longer limited to traditional bright shades, they encompass a vast array of tones that reflect the many facets of summer. And by incorporating these captivating hues into your favorite activities, you can embody the summer's boundless energy and embrace the full radiance of the season.

Let these summer colors bring a burst of color and sense of wonder wherever your summer adventures take you!

Want more summer nail ideas? Check out our summer category to find all the stamping tools and nail inspo you need to create these stunning nail art designs for your next summer adventure!

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