10 Ombre Manicure Ideas That Simply Scream Summer

Ombre is literally everywhere. From hair to photo filters and Instagrammable beauty products, the pattern’s popularity appears to coincide with the noughties revival. And ombre manicures are the hottest nail art designs of summer.

It doesn’t matter whether the colors are muted and monochromatic or electric and clashing, the effect is just as stunning. You can use all of the shades in your nail polish collection or pick up new colors, like a trendy neon. Newbies shouldn’t stress about being precise since the look involves intentionally making a mess by applying strips of color to a makeup sponge, then dabbing the blend on your nails. (Just remember to clean your cuticles.)

Here are some awesome ombre manicure ideas courtesy of Instagram.