Every year, when summer rolls around, we see a new wave of exciting nail art looks take over Instagram.
Previous years, we’ve witnessed rainbow French manicures, neutral nails, daisy nail art and more.
But summer 2022 has a whole new wave of designs that have got people talking – and you don’t have to splash your cash at the salon to get them.
That’s because many of these can be achieved at home, with some practice and patience.
We’ve rounded up six easy summer nail designs, which can be tailored to individual taste by experimenting with colours and placements.
Expect to see these brilliant designs gracing the fingertips of beauty lovers over the coming months.
So what are you waiting for? According to Pinterest searches for ‘summer nails’ are up 318%.
Let the below eye-catching designs inspire you in your upcoming nail art choices.
Six easy summer 2022 nail designs:
Swirls are perhaps one of the biggest nail trends of the year. But if you’re creating the look at home you don’t have to go too big with it.
Try a simple solo swirl on each nail with three colours – as @formechloe demonstrates.
Give your talons a fiery and eye-catching makeover with some flame nail art. The great thing about flame designs is they don’t have to be identical, so there’s room for experimentation.
Pink and red has been a popular combo for the past few years now, but these adorable paint splatter nails look so intricate and feature a cool sheer centre. Have fun creating your own.
Colour mani and dot combo
Give your rainbow French tips manicure a contemporary update by adding a little dot at the top. For a delicate, additional touch.
Reverse on each
Reversed designs mix things up and this one from @_formeLizzy is a nod to 70s flower power.
Use the same colours but simply flip them around on the second nail, to tie the look together.
Hot off the heels of the Y2K revival, butterfly nails are one of the biggest trends of the summer.
For an easy DIY option, try a half butterfly outline on two nails (to make a whole) in one colour and paint the others the matching shade – as seen by @nailbarmke.
Daisy nails were a key trend of last summer (and no doubt will flow into this one as well), but why not opt for something a little different like this blue-centered design?