Summer Toe Nail Designs
Summertime = pedicure time! We will say we try to keep our toes in check year round. But we’ll admit, we’re only human so during those months when our toes are hidden in boots and closed toed shoes we keep our toe nail designs pretty basic. Which is why once we reach the summer season we use it to our advantage to have fun with all the summer toe nail designs. Can you relate? If so you’re in the right place because we did a lot of the heavy lifting for you and have brought together a list of some of the prettiest summer toe nail designs.
1Anchored in America
We couldn’t have a list of summer toe nail designs without a 4th of July themed style! Red, white and blue toe nail designs have a way of always feeling festive for the 4th. Even if you’re not necessarily looking for a design appropriate for Independence Day, this is a perfect summer design concept!
2Sailing into Summer
You saw the American themed anchor toes but we know red, white and blue isn’t for everyone. We adore the color scheme on these toes. Painting stripes, separated by a white paint, gives you the look of a detailed pedicure instantly. Leave with just the stripes or add a little nautical touch with an anchor.
3Fierce in Leopard
This summer toe nail design is for our edgy, fierce ladies. Matte black and leopard print have long been known for their edgy style personas. If that’s in line with your style preferences why not combine them?! These toes show us how to combine both styles with perfection.
More often than not many of us tend to wear brighter and lighter colors during the summertime. Cobalt blue is such a stunning color choice, especially for your toes! Painting the toes in a solid cobalt blue polish is the perfect complement to multi-color glitter. The key to make a combination like this work is to select glitter polish that has flecks of the color applied to the rest of the toes.
How adorable is this toe nail design? Sunflowers are one of those types of flowers that will forever feel synonymous with the summertime. Fortunately, it’s also a pretty easy flower design to paint onto nails! Double win. Add some contrast and allow the sunflower design to really pop by painting the toe nails solid black. It also adds a little edgy vibe to the floral design.
6Edgy in Chrome
We’ve been talking about chrome nail designs for the past couple of months. The trend came onto the scene quick and doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. So why not bring the trend to your toes for the summer? Chrome polish is such a fun statement on toes, you don’t need any other details or designs for the perfect pedi.
7Brightly Designed Toe
Well, we said summer toes often consist of bright colors – this is a perfect example! When you have toes with detailed, colorful designs like this you definitely don’t want to hide them in closed toed shoes. We really love how this design incorporates some abstract design concepts, proving you don’t need a perfect hand to get a gorgeous pedicure. Point is: have fun!
We’re pretty obsessed with this summer toe nail design. Talk about finding a way to transition the ombre design element in a fresh, modern way. Make your toes a rainbow with ombre applied like this! Hint: make sure the colors you choose are similar depth to make it flow together perfectly.
9Zebra’s Colored Stripes
Ahhh our beloved animal print. There’s a reason we all continuously love animal print. It’s fun, fierce and so cute. Zebra striping gets a colorful, summertime twist when it’s applied over different color toes. We particularly love how they incorporated all the colors used on the smaller toes, together on the big toe.
10Colorful in Confetti
The rainbow toe aesthetic keeps on coming for the summertime pedicure inspiration! This time it’s a super simple design you can definitely DIY in the comfort of your own home, for those times when you can’t make it into the salon (or just don’t want to). Here, they used nail polish to create the dots all over the toes but you can get a similar look using glitter polish.
Looking for a feminine, pretty toe nail design? This is great inspiration for you! Lights shades of pink are easy color choices for that style aesthetic. When you pair light pink with white it’s guaranteed to be a winning color combination. Add a touch of feminine design with dragonflies painted onto the white toe nail. Before you get intimidated, you can use a stencil to get that perfect outline!
12Beach Themed Toes
Showing you how to rock white and pink together again, but this time with a completely different vibe. Create the illusion of a sunset onto nails with an ombre effect using white and pink polish colors. This makes for the perfect background to palm trees, flamingos and birds to be painted on. Use black polish for those elements so they stand out.
13Clearly Chic Shapes
Exposing some negative space on nails is the latest design concept to make its way onto nails. Admittedly, we weren’t quite sure about the trend at first but now that we’ve seen designs like this one we’re officially sold. Clear space is the perfect combination to light shades shown here – it gives the toe a stained glass kind of look.
Are these some of the most glam inspired toes you’ve ever seen?! Us too and we LOVE it. Give your summer toes the ultimate glamorous design with iridescent glitter applied to the entire nail. This particular glitter is great for summer because of its light iridescence. But we’re willing to be just about any glitter polish would look just as glam and chic.
Even if you’re not on the beaches of Hawaii you can bring some Aloha vibes to your toes this summer with a design like this. Hibiscus flowers are the epitome of Hawaiian nail designs. Keep it simple by painting the flowers onto just the big toe, painting the rest of the toes a solid color used in the floral design.
Typically when we think of using glitter on our toe nails our minds automatically go towards small glitter pieces. This toe nail design shows us a completely different way to incorporate glitter onto your toe nails – instead using larger pieces and placing them into a strategic design. Not really into hearts? There are countless other glitter shapes you can use to get a similar look.
17When Life Gives You Lemons
One of the classic summer beverages is lemonade. Of course, we don’t have to tell you that. But we do want to encourage you to take inspiration from different things to use to create a unique toe nail design. This design is a great example of how you can pull inspo from lemonade for your summer pedicure.
18Pink Flower Glitz
Elevate your favorite pink toe nail polish this summer by adding just a touch of a floral design to your big toe. The flower painted here is subtle but just enough to add a feminine twist to the overall nail art. Complete the look with tiny rhinestones placed around the flower for that extra dose of glam.
19Lime Green Toes
There are times throughout the summer season where we enjoy having fun with our toe nail designs but also just want to keep it simple. For those occasions, it’s all about selecting a fun nail color that’s interesting enough on its own that you don’t need to do anything else! Lime green is a beautiful color choice for this very situation.
Flower nails get a different look when they outline a clear nail. Leaving the middle portion of the nail clear gives flowers a modern vibe. Here they used glitter pieces to create the flower designs, which is perfect for the DIY person who isn’t super steady with a brush.
21Shades of Pink
If painting our toes pink all summer is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Ok, ok in all seriousness pink is always one of those go-to color choices for toe nails that always looks great. Stick to your favorite nail color, and just add a slight shift to the look to change it up. Adding an accent nail in a lighter shade of pink and a glitter nail is the perfect compliment.
22Neon Polka Dots
Make a super bright statement with your toes this summer by incorporating neon onto them! We’ve never seen neon polish this chic before and we’re in love. Creating a thick stripe down the center of the big toe and painting with different size glitter pieces gives neon a stylish, unexpected look.
Dip your toes in the neon pond with a neon toe nail design that’s not quite as bright as the previous option. Painting a neon shade onto all of the toes looks great when leaving the big toe solid white. The white polish tones down the feel of the bright neon shade. Bring the colors together with a fun embellishment added to the big toe – preferably in a color scheme that plays off of the neon color you selected.
24Nude Turned Glam
You’ve likely seen us talk about nude nail polish over the past couple of months. There are so many nude nail designs but we’ve noticed a lot of women have yet to bring the nail color trend to their toes. We’re hoping this summer toe nail design is going to get you inspired to try it out for your own toes. Applying gold embellishments looks so chic on nude polish.
25Palm Leaf Toes
This palm leave design has been all over Instagram for quite a few years. We’re sure you’ve seen your favorite bloggers wear a clothing item with this design or stand in front of a wall that had it painted onto it. Well, now you can bring that vibe right to your summertime nails! Painting a cute green leaf gives white nails just enough of a touch of color.
26Striped Palm Trees
Whether you live where there are palm trees or not, when it’s summertime we all want to feel like we’re near a beach. A girl can dream, right? So why not bring the beach to your toes this summer? Paint a palm tree onto your big toes for the ultimate beach inspired toes.
We’re not just eating pineapples in the summer – not when you have a toe nail design like this anyways! How adorable are these toe nails? The classic pineapple art is perfectly complimented with a light blue background. White or black would be great background color options as well!
28Twirling in Love
Give your toes a little love this summer with this design. Classic pink polish gets a fun edgy shift when it’s paired with white and black. We really love the twirl-like designs painted in black onto the white nail polish. The sharpness of the design gives the look a little edgy.
We’ve noticed that more often than not a lot of the floral nail designs we come across are bold, big flowers. This is exactly why this particular floral toe nail design caught our attention. The flowers themselves are dainty, giving a completely different feel to flower nail designs. We love how there are various types of flowers utilized together, too.
30Pink Princess Crown
Feel like a princess with this summer toe nail design! Using rhinestones is a great design idea because they make nail art pretty easy – just glue them on. To get this crown inspired look use different shapes and sizes of rhinestones. We suggest laying out the design on a table before applying to your nails to make sure you love it.
31Ice Cream Truck
We all scream for ice cream! Well, we’re screaming for ice cream NAILS this summer. The popsicle designs painted onto the big toe are so cute. If these toes are the epitome of summer we have no idea what is. Stamps and/or stencils are going to be your best bet to nail this look.
Glitter is getting a major style upgrade with iridescent flakes! If you’re a glitter kind of gal you will love flakes as an alternative. These iridescent flakes give you that color changing shine with an ‘undone’ type of feel to them with each flake being a different size and shape.
Taste the rainbow…in style. This is such a cute way to add major color to your nails. To achieve dots like this, we suggest using a small paint brush or the end of a toothpick. Using different sizes really adds depth and dimension to the look of the design.
We adore the way people have pulled inspiration from summertime foods. Strawberries are another classic summertime treat. If you’re a strawberry lover this toe nail design was made for you. Highlight the gorgeous red polish used on the strawberry by painting the rest of the toes in the same red shade.
35Atom Inspired Design
We don’t know about you but we’re definitely getting some Atom vibes from this design. Even if you’re not into science this is super fun and different. We’ve seen stripes and polka dots but this is a way to combine both elements together for a completely different look.