43 Neon Nail Designs That Are Perfect for Summer
Are your nails looking a little drab and boring? Then add a pop of color to your look with neon! Neon nail colors are bright, stylish and will be amazing for the summer season. Not only that, but this trend is also loved by stylish celebs like Rihanna and Katy Perry. So, these nail designs are a must-have for those who follow A-List fashion and beauty. To give you some inspiration, we have found 43 of the best neon nail ideas on Instagram. You will find sparkly nails, trendy patterns, vibrant shades and more. Be daring and try one of these bold nail designs!
1. Matte Neon Orange Nails
The first neon nail idea we have to share with you is this vibrant orange look. These nails are long and coffin shaped with a zesty orange neon shade. A manicure like this would be perfect for the summer because it is fun, bright and stylish. A beautiful orange color can be worn on any nail length and shape.
2. Colorful Nails with Sparkly Accent Nail
Looking for nails that are bright and bold? Then you need to check out this next idea. The nails start with a dark pink color on the little finger and gradually change shade from pink to orange, and then finally yellow on the thumb. It is a beautiful color change and there is even a little sparkle too. Recreate this look or you can create a similar manicure with different colors.
3. Matte Neon Yellow Nail Idea
Neon colors look amazing when paired with ombre. This next idea is a gorgeous example! The nails are nude and neon ombre with a neon accent nail. It is a trendy and vibrant nail design. The look was created with Sugar & Cream powder colors in shades Nerds and Sand.
4. Pink Ombre Nails
Next, we have another ombre nail idea but this one uses two bright colors. The nails are light pink and then change to neon pink. We love the two colors together and it shows how versatile the ombre technique is. Try a similar look to this or choose your own vibrant colors. Nails like these will be perfect for the summer.
5. Candy Neon Nails
Want a manicure that stands out from the crowd? Then these nails are for you. Here we have multi color neon nails. Most of the nails have two bright colors but the little finger nails are just one shade. This design is so vibrant and fun and it reminds us of delicious candy! Recreate this look or create your own candy neon nails.
6. Neon Ombre and Gold Nails
Our next idea is glam and stylish! These nails are nude and neon ombre with added flashes of gold. The gold really jazzes up the neon and gives it a chic look. You can create a gold design like this with gold leaf nail foils and you can find tutorials online on how to apply it to your nails. It is a gorgeous look and the gold will suit any neon shade.
7. Polka Dots and Stripes
Next, we have a cute neon idea. The manicure features two polka dot nails, one stripe nail and one glitter nail. It is fun design and it will brighten up your look. The nails were created with Lime Crime nail polishes in shades Parfait Day, Milky Ways and Pastelchio. For the glitter nail, Glam Polish in shade Lost Your Marbles was used. Recreate the whole look or just one of the nail designs you like best.
8. Colorful Ombre Nail Idea
Can’t decide which neon color to try? Then why not use a different color on each nail?! Here is a gorgeous example. The nails are nude with bright, colorful tips. Some of the colors used are quite light and some are vibrant neon tones. The nails have an ombre look but because the tips are bright, it has a French manicure vibe too. This is a beautiful idea and it will suit everyone.
9. Matte, Bright Orange Nails
If you are looking for nails that are simple to create and easy to wear, then this idea is for you. The nails are all one neon orange shade. A color like this will suit any nail shape and length and it is the perfect look for the summer and vacation. You can find similar orange colors online.
10. Pink Neon, Glitter and Rhinestones
Next, we have a pretty neon look. Some of the nails are sparkly pink, one is all pink, and the other nail has pink tips and crystals. It is a beautiful and glam nail idea. Try the whole look or create just one of the designs. You can also recreate the same manicure with a different neon color.
11. Yellow and Nude Ombre Nails
Our next idea is another ombre look. These nails start nude and end in a stunning yellow shade. This is a beautiful nail idea and it is one of our favorites. It will be perfect for the spring and summer and a nail design like this will suit all nail lengths and shapes. Recreate the ombre look or use a similar yellow shade just as one color.
12. Neon Gradient Nails
Gradient nail designs have become one of the must-have looks. The gradient nail art is similar to ombre but instead of just blending the colors, the gradient color change is dark to light. Here is a beautiful example. The thumb nail has a gradient from pink to yellow. As you can see, it is so stylish! The rest of the nails have a more ombre style. This is a trendy look and you can recreate this or try any neon gradient.
13. Pink and Purple Nail Design
A stylish color combination you should consider trying is pink and purple. The two colors are bright, fun and compliment each other perfectly. Here is a gorgeous way to wear the two shades. Most of the nails are vibrant pink and there is a purple accent nail. The look is finished off with a crystal design. Recreate this look or you can swap the colors around and have the pink as the accent nail.
14. Neon Lime Green Nails
Like your nails to dazzle and have plenty of sparkle? Then this design is for you. Here we have a neon lime green manicure that features ombre, crystals and glitter. Nails like these can be created at home with practice and patience. To make it easier, you can just use a neon polish instead of using ombre effect and add rhinestones and glitter to just one accent nail. It is a statement look that is perfect for the ladies that like to be bold. You can create a similar look on any nail shape but it is best suited to longer nails.
15. Matte, Vibrant Pink Nails
Love pink? Then these nails are for you! The nails are all painted in different pink, matte neon shades. It is vibrant and fun look that will suit everyone. This manicure was created with the following colors from INK London: Neon Pink, Extreme Pink, Funky Fuchsia, Rose Quartz and Hubba Bubbalicious. Try to create a multi shade manicure like this or for a more toned down look, opt for just one or two pink shades.
16. Neon Ombre Nails with Glitter
Our next neon idea is another ombre look. Most of the nails are nude and glitter ombre while some of the other nails have either neon pink or yellow ombre. It is a trendy and sparkly design that will make your nails stand out from the crowd. Recreate this idea or just use one neon shade for the ombre effect and only one type of glitter. Either way, your nails will look vibrant and stunning.
17. Bright Red Nails with Rhinestones
Next, we have a bright red look. Some of the nails are a glossy neon shade while the others are sparkly. It is a glam and elegant nail design that will suit all nail lengths and shapes. You can try to create a similar manicure or you can choose just a neon red shade. The color will look fabulous as it is, so it can be worn without the jazzy embellishments.
18. Colorful, Neon Coffin Nails
Earlier in the post we featured neon nails that started pink on the little finger and changed shades until the thumb nail was yellow. Here is a similar idea to that. These nails start pink and gradually change color to neon green. It is the same idea just with added neon green. This is a cool and trendy idea and is perfect for the ladies that like unique nails.
19. Neon Yellow Coffin Nails
Bored of your nails and want to try something vibrant, stylish and new? Then why not go for neon yellow nails like these! The nails are just one color and they are a coffin shape. This is an easy to wear look and it will make a statement. You can buy neon nail polishes in a similar shade online to recreate the look yourself.
20. Neon Orange and Nude Ombre
If you are looking for a subtler nail idea then this is for you. The nails are nude and orange ombre. Even though the orange shade used is neon, it is still more toned down than some of the others we have featured. A nail design like this is perfect for the ladies that want to try neon without being too bold. Try the orange or a different subtle neon color.
21. Neon Coffin Nail Design
Next, we have another sparkly neon look. For this manicure some of the nails are neon glitter, another nail is neon with crystals and the last nail design features neon chrome. We love this idea because it combines some of the must-have nail looks. Recreate the yellow or choose a different neon color. You can also try one or two of the designs instead of them all.
22. Neon Pink and Green
Neon colors are great for the summer. Speaking of summer, it is important to get your toenails looking fabulous and ready for sandals and other summer shoes. A stylish look you can try is neon pink! The neon pink nails featured below look amazing and will suit everyone. The fingernails are painted neon green which is a statement making contrast. You can recreate this vibrant summer look or match your finger and toe nails.
23. Black and Neon Yellow Nails
The next nail idea we have to show you is this neon yellow and black look. Most of the nails are neon yellow, one is glossy black and the last nail design is white with black rhinestones. Neon yellow and black is such an amazing color combination. It is so stylish and statement making. Try an embellished look like this or just choose neon and black.
24. Neon Yellow and Glitter Nails
Next, we have a trendy set of neon nails. Three of the nails are painted neon yellow and there are two stylish accent nails too. One is sparkly and the other is nude with a neon tip. It is a bright and beautiful set of nails. You can recreate this manicure or try a similar design in a different neon color.
25. Tropical Nail Idea
Give your nails a tropical makeover with a design like this. Each nail has different art including: neon ombre, tropical flowers, flamingos and more. It is a gorgeous nail idea and it is perfect for those who are going on vacation or if you want to feel summery on your staycation. You can buy pineapple decorations for your nails online. Recreate the whole look or just one or two of the designs.
26. Nude Nails with Neon Ombre Accent Nails
Looking for a subtler neon look? Then this idea could be perfect for you. Most of the nails are nude and there are two accent nails. The accent nails have a nude and neon yellow ombre. It is a bright manicure but it is not as bold as some of the others. This is chic, easy to wear and will suit everyone. Recreate the neon yellow or you can try a different neon shade.
27. Neon Orange and Sparkle Nails
The next nail idea is sparkly and bold. Some of the nails are nude with neon orange tips, the next one is nude with a sparkly neon tip and the last nail is covered in glitter. This is perfect for anyone who wants to glam up their look for the summer. If you want to create a similar look to this, then you can check out tutorials online on how to create similar tips.
28. Pretty Matte Flamingo Nails
Love flamingos? Then this nail idea is perfect for you. For this look, most of the nails are bright pink, some are a light blue shade and one accent nail has a gorgeous flamingo design. The pink and flamingo combo is such a cute and fun look for the summer. You can hand-paint a similar flamingo design or to make it easier, you could use a nail sticker. You can buy lots of different flamingo nail stickers online.
29. Neon Green Ombre
Next, we have a stylish neon look. The nails have an ombre design and the nails start neon green and then blend into a light shade. Some of the nails also have some sparkle too. It is a beautiful nail design and it will make a statement for the summer. You can recreate this or you could also try a different shade of neon.
30. Statement Neon Nails
If you are looking for a bright and bold nail design, then check out this next look. Most of the nails are painted in a light, neon pink shade. There is one accent nail in a different color too. Some of the nails are also beautifully decorated with gold stripes and more. It is a unique and stunning nail idea that will make you stand out from the crowd.
31. Bright Neon Colors
There are so many cool colors to wear, so it can be difficult to choose the shade you want to wear next. Well, maybe you don’t have to. You could choose a multi-color manicure like this. Four different colors have been used and the different shades create a bold and fun look. It is the perfect design for the summer and you can recreate this or try using four of five other colors.
32. Pink, Orange and Glitter
Our next idea is pretty and easy to wear. Two nails are pink, two nails are orange and one nail is covered in silver glitter. The pink and orange compliment each other perfectly and the glitter just adds a little glamour. You could paint the thumb nail with any of the three colors. A manicure like this will suit any nail length and shape.
33. Glitzy and Glam Neon Nails
Love nails with lots of glitz and glamour? If so, you need to see this next idea! Here we have neon yellow nails and each nail has a different design. Some of the nail art created includes ombre, glitter, gems and more. It is an amazing nail design and it is perfect for the ladies who want to make a statement in style.
34. Neon Pink and Yellow with Rhinestones
The next nail idea features one of our favorite color combinations of neon yellow and pink! We love these colors together because they are so bright and fun. For this look, some nails are simply one color, some are ombre and the others have a rhinestone design. It is a bold and beautiful nail idea that is perfect for the summer. Recreate this look or just one or two of the designs that you like.
35. Stylish Neon Green Nails
If you like your nails to stand out from the crowd, then this next look is for you. Here we have neon green nails. Some are just neon green, one nail is nude with a neon tip and the other nail is covered in rhinestones. It is such a stylish and bold design. Nails like these would be perfect for parties, vacations and more.
36. Nude and Neon Pink Ombre
Next, we have a chic and trendy nail idea. These nails feature a pretty pink and nude ombre design. The nude and neon pink is such a stunning color combination. A manicure like this would be perfect for the ladies who want a subtler neon look. You can recreate this or you can try the ombre with any nail shape and any neon color.
37. Neon Green and Rhinestones
Love neon green? Then take a look at these nails. All of the nails except for one are painted in a bold neon green shade while the accent nail is covered in rhinestones. It is such a cool and stylish design, it is easy to wear too. A mani like this will suit anyone and it will be perfect for any summer event.
38. Simple Neon Nail Design
Earlier in the post we featured a pink, orange and glitter nail design. If you loved that, then you may like this one too. For this design, the silver is more sparkly and the pink is more neon and vivid. The orange is more like a pastel tone. It just shows how you can take inspiration from an idea and create a whole new look. This is another manicure that would be stunning for a summer vacation.
39. Yellow Ombre Nails with a Palm Tree Design
Nothing says summer like palm trees and this next nail idea shows how to wear palm trees in style. The nails are a trendy coffin shape with yellow and nude ombre. One nail on each hand also has a black palm tree design. This is such a stylish and summery look. You can hand-paint palm trees or use a stencil if creating a similar look yourself.
40. Trendy Neon Coral Nails
Brighten up your look this summer with a trendy coral manicure like this. All of the nails are matte neon pink and there is one accent nail on each hand too. The accent nail is decorated beautifully. You can by nail embellishments like these online. Recreate this or try your own stylish accent design.
41. Fun Flower Nail Idea
The next nail idea is one of our favorites! Each nail is nude with a different colored neon tip and there is one accent nail too. The accent nail features three pretty neon flowers. It is such a cute and unique nail idea. The flowers and colors are perfect for the summer season. You can buy 3D flowers for your nails online.
42. Neon Ombre Nails with Gems
Next, we have another ombre look. These nails feature a three color ombre. Two nails are yellow, orange and nude while the others have two different shades of pink and nude. Some of the nails are decorated with gems too. It is a beautiful, unique and stylish set of nails. Recreate this or try three different colors for your ombre.
43. Pink Nails with Glitter Accent Nails
If you love the pink nail designs, then you need to see this next look. Most of the nails are vivid and bold pink while two nails are covered in pink glitter. It is a pretty and glam look that will suit everyone. You can also recreate something similar on any nail length and shape.
We hope you have found a trendy neon nail look to try!