7 Bright Summer Nail Designs To Try In 2023

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Bright Summer Nails

Now that it's summer, it's time to brighten up your nails! Sprucing up your nail game with some bright colors and vivid designs is the best way to showcase your love of the summer season.

Our Favorite Summer Nail Designs

  1. Orange and magenta swirls
  2. Neon-yellow French tips
  3. Lavender sparkly nails
  4. Orange and yellow wavy nails
  5. Baby blue nails
  6. Dainty and colorful flowers
  7. Bright, burnt orange tips

So, let's ditch the dull and gloomy grays and instead opt for something a bit more fitting for this time of year. With the right festive inspiration, you'll be well on your way to sporting the trendiest nails of 2023.

Keep reading, and we'll share twelve of our favorite bright nail designs for this summer season!

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#1. Orange And Magenta Swirls

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Summer is a bright season known for warm weather and sunny days. Now is the perfect time to indulge in radiant and luminous looks, starting with your nails!

Whether your days are filled with beach days, summer weddings, or park outings, sprucing up your nail game to reflect the summer season is a great way to elevate your style.

Instead of resorting to the grays and beiges of the colder months, bring some vivid colors into your look.

After all, isn't that was summer is all about?

Adding a touch of vibrancy and brightness to your look via some gorgeous nail art is the best way to finish any summer fit.

Because this summer, it’s time to embrace bold shades, chill pastels, and extravagant designs. Let's dive into it!

Effortlessly Achieving Gorgeous Summer Nail Art

If you want to sport some bright and energetic nails, all you need is a bit of inspiration and the right tools to get the job done.

After all, freehanding intricate nail designs can (and likely will) end up in disaster.

Everyone loves to sport some crazy, stylish, or gorgeous nail designs. But simply painting various shades on your nails can get a bit dull after some time.

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The Key To Getting The Perfect Manicure

Instead of taking a time-consuming and costly trip to the nail salon, you can achieve professional quality and flawless nail art right at home with Maniology's nail stamping plates.

These stamping plates make it possible to bring your nail art vision to life in just five simple steps!

All you need to do is find the design of your choice and then "stamp" it onto your nails in any color or shade. You can mix and match or adjust the designs to be exactly how you want them.

With Maniology's Classique: Love Your Accent nail stamping plate, you'll be able to select from a variety of cute shapes in different sizes in order to create your dream nail look. And that's the best way to set yourself up for some amazing and gorgeous summer nails!

Creating A Cute And Beautiful Summer Nail Look

The Classique nail stamping plate comes with a simple swirl design, which brings us to our first bright summer nail idea.

All you need to do is pair bright orange and magenta together on this swirl to create a summer look that you can't resist.

To recreate this look, all you need is Maniology's Classique nail stamping plate, Tropicana orange cream polish, and Candyland jelly metallic magenta pink stamping polish.

#2. Neon-Yellow French Tips

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Entering the summer season in style requires some kind of bold statement. And there's nothing more captivating than neon yellow for your neon summer nails!

With a high level of saturation and intense brightness, this color is truly mesmerizing. And you can draw some attention to your nail shape by creating French tips.

A Vibrant Spin On A Classic Look

Instead of just using simplistic white, opting for a more vivid color can help put a modern spin on this classic nail look.

It'll help you feel a bit more refreshed and energized as you step into summer while showcasing your impressive style.

Luckily, it's pretty straightforward to recreate this vibrant look. You can fashion a flawless French tip with Maniology's Classique: Pardon My French nail stamping plate and the School's Out: Pencils Down neon yellow stamping polish. Told you it was easy!

Bonus: 5 Edgy Black Nail Designs To Try In 2023

#3. Lavender Sparkly Nails

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Not all summer nails need to be energetic, vivid, and in-your-face. You can still sport some intriguing and gorgeous nails with a more laid-back shade.

Lavender is one of the best shades for the summer season. This color can be effortlessly dressed up or down to go with your unique style.

Plus, it's bright enough to make you summer-ready without being over-the-top.

The Color Of Summer 2023

In fact, lavender is the color of summer this year. It reminds us of everything from tasteful sunsets to flower blossoms.

We just can't get enough of this shade!

To create an amazing summer look, add some twinkle to your lavender nails by throwing in some sparkles. It'll keep your nails youthful, fashionable, and bright for the summer.

Use Maniology's Nightingale blushing taupe cream stamping polish and Harvest Moon sheer light blue and purple flakies polish to recreate this nail art.

#4. Orange And Yellow Wavy Nails

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If you're looking for the perfect summer nail design, you can never go wrong with wavy lines.

By keeping the majority of your nail bed nude or clear, you can keep your look refreshed.

Then, adding a pop of color will bring the rest of it together and get you ready for the summer!

If you're not interested in freehanding these psychedelic waves, you can also just use Maniology's Special FX: Making Waves nail stamping plate.

Keep in mind that you can use any colors you'd like! However, a great place to start is with our Juicy: Orange Dream orange stamping polish and our Zinnia cream lemon yellow stamping polish.

#5. Baby Blue Nails

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Summer is all about sun rays and warm days. And it's impossible to forget about the ever-blue sky!

If you truly want to channel the summer season, your nails should be a simple baby blue.

Not only will it remind you of the bright summer sky, but it will keep your look bright, simplistic, and innocent.

After all, not all summer nail looks need to be vivid oranges, yellows, or pinks. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is tone it down with a cooler shade.

Use Maniologys Blue Ribbon cream blue stamping polish if you want to wear this addictive nail color.

#6. Dainty And Colorful Flowers

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Nothing says "summer" more than dainty flowers painted on simplistic nails. All you need are a few choice colors to spice it up, and your summer nail art look will be complete!

Bright and colorful nails are perfect for the warmer months. And by utilizing a variety of colors, you can truly play into the summer spirit.

All you need to do is paint your tips in different colorful shades, then adorn the rest of your nail bed with dainty flowers.

Use Maniology's Rainbow Splash 6-piece sheer tint stamping polish to effortlessly include the entire rainbow on your nails!

#7. Bright, Burnt Orange Tips

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You simply can’t go wrong with bright, burnt orange, especially if you want to bring some extra warmth into your manicure! It's impossible to miss this bright yet toned-down shade, especially if you make your application a bit sporadic.

You can paint a couple of nails your chosen color while making a couple of other nails orange only on the tip. It's a bright yet relaxing color that will help your skin keep the appearance of a summer tan a bit longer, even if the weather starts to turn a bit grey.

All you need is Maniology's Indio burnt orange stamping polish to do the trick!

Wrapping Up

Now that we are in the full swing of summer, there's no reason not to sport some bright and vivid nails. It'll help you maintain an energetic and playful appearance regardless of where the warm weather takes you.

With the right inspiration and tools on hand, you'll have no issue with bringing your nail art vision to life. All you need to do is shoot for the stars!

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At Maniology, we believe your nails are opportunities for adventure, fun, and unrestrained artistic expression. Our nail stamping plates and nail accessories are here to help foster your self-expression in the hopes of building a community of individuality. For more nail tutorials, subscription box updates, and designs, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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