Lift some fun summer ombre nails design ideas from this post and head straight to your favorite nails salon for a bright new set of claws.
What are ombre nails?
Ombre nails are a manicure created using a color gradient. Usually, the nail tips are a darker color and then transition to a lighter shade toward the base of the nails.
Or, sometimes this gradient is reversed and the tip of the nails is a lighter shade which then slowly transitions to a deeper color at the nail base.
1. Orange you beautiful
I have a crush on these summer ombre nails. The shade of sherbert orange is just too juicy. Add the glitter lightning bolts and I’m smitten.
2. Maximalist summer ombre vibes
A little bit of everything, this maximalist summer ombre mani is very extra. A little butterfly here, a little lemon slice there. All the best summer has to offer and more!
3. Summer clouds ombre nails
Cute and whimsical these lovely clouds set a dreamy mood.
4. Nude and orange summer ombre nails
Gold and orange go together like Gucci Green and Red. Add a sheer nude base and you have, well yes, gorgeous summer ombre nails.
5. Jackson Pollock summer ombre nails
Feeling artsy? Wanna take the afternoon and go to the MET? Or how about a visit to your nail artist instead for a slightly more permanent modern art installation.
6. Tropical twist summer ombre nails
Feeling kinda tropical? This summer ombre manicure is perfectly paired with any Tiki drink.
7. Melting rainbow summer nails
Outrageously brilliant summer ombre designs, on each individual nail! Nail techs the world over are currently scratching their heads as to how Ms. Anna Flis pulled off this masterpiece of nail art.
Feel like trying your hand at this level of detail? You’ll need a set of nail brushes to get those fine lines on point.
8. Gold flecked summer ombre manicure
Calm and collected with a touch of glamour these minimalist blue ombre nails are ready to step out and lunch.
9. Hot red and pink summer ombre nails
Hot days and hotter nights call for scalding red and pink summer ombre nails.
10. Citrus sorbet manicure
Summer ombre manicure to the max, these citrus-tipped beauties will leave your frenemies running to their nearest nail salon for an upgrade.
11. Glitter speckled summer ombre nails
Lovely glitter bespeckled coffin nails call to mind the delicate pattern on Robin’s eggs.
12. Show me the money ombre claws
Nothing says baller like a set of neon green-tipped coffin acrylics with crystal-studded cash-shaped nail charms.
13. Lemonade stand summer ombre vibes
When life gives you lemons, get a lemonade ombre mani for an instant pick me up! Though I doubt these beauties cost .50 cents a glass…
14. Horizontal pink cowhide summer ombre mani
Not just an ombre manicure, this horizontal ombre set of nails takes cowhide to a level of sophistication I daresay it’s rarely seen before. Cute, definitely.
15. Summertime blue and yellow ombre nails
This summer ombre mani says cool and collected but not afraid to take risks, The botanical leaf designs tie the two-toned mani together perfectly.
16. A flock of seagulls summer ombre neon
Blue neon? Check. Purple neon? Check. Pink neon? Check. Orange neon? Check! Check! Check! Look at these nails!? Seriously, I am obsessed? Why? Because neon ombre of course but look at the fine brushwork with the seagulls and clouds plus a little diamond star here and there to complete the looks. Dreamy.
17. Lavender summer ombre nails
And of course, what summer ombre nails roundup would be complete without a set of impeccable lavender ombre nails! These are a personal favorite because the summer of 1983 is when the song “Give It Up” by KC & The Sunshine Band came out and topped the charts.
Laura is a beauty expert with 5 years prior experience working in cosmetics and lash salons. When not writing you can find her experimenting with the trending makeup looks, or reading a good book snuggled up with her French Bulldog Max. Laura is currently a contributing writer and Beauty Editor at BeatyStack.