If you’re a fan of vivid colorways and fun styles then rainbow nail designs should be on your to-do list.
A great way to show your fun side and a versatile look to show off your unique personality. Rainbow nail art has evolved far beyond just putting a single rainbow on with polish and nail techs around the world have created some stunning looks.
Whether you want inspiration, ideas to copy or some simple guidelines for doing a rainbow manicure yourself – we’ve got you covered. After scrolling through
thousands of different designs we’ve put together our favorites. If you don’t manage to find something that suits you here – your next manicure is on me.
Here we’ve got some pretty pink nails that are designed with some white accent nails topped with some rainbow curves.
We love a good rainbow! Check out these classic rainbow gradient nails. It’s definitely on the bolder side but as long as you’re confident enough you’ll be able to rock it!
Now, this is pretty much an easy way to get some rainbow on your nails. You’ve got some almond-shaped nails with a different colored polish on each nail.
This nail has a mix of two different designs. One design has some smiling rainbow daises on the edge of the nail. The other design is a rainbow swirl or curve that has some white sparkles at the sides.
Here are some fun vibrant colors that I love. The colorway kind of reminds me of the colors from a thermographic camera. I love the futuristic designs and the colorful shadowing.
This nail set has a nice pink base on it and is topped with some pink, blue, yellow, and gold layered waves.
Take your animal print nails to a whole other level with these radiant rainbow nail bases. Each nail has a duotone finish and is designed with some cheetah prints with subtle hints of glitter.
This nail set has a black base polish base and is designed with some multi-colored smoke and some colorful gems.
Here’s a simple but adorable nail design. We’ve got some round-shaped baby pink nails with are combined with some pastel gradient nails. The design is very subtle but looks so cute once you pay attention to it.
We’ve got a pretty pink nail set that’s designed with some simple white clouds and rainbows.
Here are some colorful summer nails that you could try out! We’ve got some abstract shapes and each nail has two different colors to it.
Here’s a great idea for your Spring nails! We’ve got these curved duo-tone French tips with each nail being designed using a different color. The shades are all fun and fresh so they’re perfect for the season!
Check out these short nails that are painted with different colors and are topped with some black speckles. The final touch is the matte topcoat finish which puts the entire look together.
I’m seriously in love with these ombre neons! I love how each color blends so seamlessly with the other.
I love myself a good matte ombré! These pastel colors blend so seamlessly with one another and are the perfect shade if you’re looking for something light and happy. Definitely the perfect nails for Spring or Easter.
Here we’ve got a clear base that’s topped with some light gold glitter and is designed with multi-colored French tips.
If you’ve already decided that you wanna try some colored nails but don’t want to go with normal solid polish, try out these different colored cow prints instead!
These nails remind me of fish fins when they swim away and you can see vibrant lights reflecting off of their scales. If you like this style, you might like to try mermaid nail art too!
These nails oddly remind me of sour tape. I love the diagonal layered colors that are topped with some textured shimmer.
I’m in love with this design. These nails look like they were simply dipped in polish and I love the soft seamless blending as well.
Here we’ve got these long gloss square nails. The nails are designed with these thick square tips that have this duo-tone ombré design. So cute!
If you want some color, you’ve got it. We have a mixture of solid-colored polish with some gold flecks, multi-colored tie-dye, duo-tone gradient with rhinestones, and tri-colored nails with silver animal prints.
The imperfect and spacey rainbow design was in trend for such a long time. Now, we’ve got them back on your nails with this overall simple look!
We have two rainbow variations on this set. One design is just a straight layered rainbow while the other is still layered but this time the edges are wavy! Such a groovy addition to the look.
Up next we’ve got this medium almond-shaped set. We have a nude pink base designed with some layered French tips. I love the color combinations on the tips because they represent the different pride flags!
These nails are the definition of fun and colorful! We’ve got some beaded letters, large teddy bears, alcohol bottles, rainbow lettering, Old English letter, ombrés, and full glitter.
I love how the color blend on this looks like a fun rainbow-themed galaxy!
This has to be one of my favorite sets. I love the bright neon color palette that forms these abstract shapes that are lined with some white borders.
Now, this is one cool trippy tie-dye nail set. We have these long matte coffin nails which are designed with these cool thermal shades tie-dye. I especially love the bronze chrome outline.
These nails remind me of the Chupa Chups lollipop wrapper! We’ve got a milky pink base that’s designed with tie-dye nail art tips.
If you want a simple nail design but also want to incorporate a bit of color, these nails would be perfect for you! The design is pretty simple, we’ve got some candy-colored French tips on top of some milky pink base.
Here’s another minimalistic line nail design. Start off with a nice nude shade and top it off with one colored line in the middle. Feel free to use as many colors as you’d like!
I always find every single purple nail set so cute and these are not an exception! Coming at you with some purple pastel nails with the accent design being a nice curved rainbow.
Are you another one of the minimalistic design lovers here? Try out these micro french tips in different shades!
We’re sticking with the traditional bold colors of the rainbow and creating these wavy layered rainbow prints. It’s honestly such a fun design for some simple nails!
We’ve got a similar design but this time the lowest layer is black. It makes all the difference.
Here’s your traditional rainbow design but with select colors only. I like how everything looks so clean and symmetrical.
We’ve got some classy almond nails that are designed with some gradient pastel Frenchies. These are just sublime!
This has to be one of my favorite abstract designs. We’ve got some connecting wavy shapes at the edges of the nail but there is also a blank space in between which makes it look so clean and creative.
We’ve got rainbows but we’ve also got reverse rainbows. I love how the typical rainbow color looks beside the monochromatic muted colors.
Since opposite designs seem to be in these days, we’re bringing you these inverted colored French tips.
There’s a certain charm that comes with nail designs that aren’t too precise. I love how fun these nails look especially with the wavy layered colors and the textured finish.
There’s no better reminder to have fun than this yellow smiley set. It’s matched with some wavy rainbow bridge-looking designs and some colorful daisies. It goes well with the fluffy cloud nail art.
I love this otherworldly design! We’ve got a matte black base which is designed with this multi-colored waves and sparkles. I also love the trippy eye design.
We’ve got a mix of loud rainbow shades some cute pink and blue pastel gradients.
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear rainbows are unicorns! We finally have a rainbow-unicorn-themed set that’s just so fun and playful! Unicorn nail art is another look that can be a lot more versatile than people give it credit. It also makes a great combination as an accent nail.
The shades on this set remind me of swirl candy while the design gives off a groovy feel!
Take your nails to the next level with these long sharp 3D bubble nails. Each nail is painted in a different color and is topped off with these multi-sized translucent bubbles.
We already got these lovely geometric French tips, but they’re made even better by combining two shades on one nail!
How to do Rainbow Nail Art
I do hope this has given you some ideas for rainbow nail designs If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own design and we’ll feature them here.
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