20 Cool Nail Art Designs to Heat Up Summer

Over the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably been preoccupied with stocking up for summer. Selecting the perfect crop tops for showing off some skin, the ideal swimsuit you feel great in and anti-chafing products that actually prevent irritation before it starts. But even with all that preparation, we’re betting you haven’t given much thought to how you’re going to wear your nails this season.

Summer nail art designs should be fun, colorful and eye-catching without going overboard. That means favoring rounded tips instead of stiletto-like claws. Avoid any glitzy accents like glitter or diamantés because the next few months are all about taking it easy. Negative space manis have become year-round staples, but summer is a great time to keep it minimal. When it comes to shades, blues, yellows and pastels prove popular, but don’t be afraid to step outside the color wheel. Experiment with red, white and black for nail art with a seasonal twist.

Here are 20 nail art designs guaranteed to make a splash this summer.

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