57 Short Summer Nail Designs for 2022

We all have our go-to summer manicure, but this is the season to shake it up and try new things! These short summer nail designs can make your nails stand out this season. From bold and vivid colorways and fun designs that can’t look boring if they tried. This is the season to show off your fun side.

We scrolled through thousands of designs to find you designs to copy or give you inspiration for your own designs. From natural styles for the workplace to some fun, crazy nail designs for relaxing in the sun – there’s something for you here.

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No better way to start summer off than with shiny half-blue glitter and half black and white polka dot nails! It’s fun and vibrant at the same time!
short summer nail polish design
Aren’t these nails just adorable? I love the combination of bright and vibrant colors. I also like the trendy designs that were incorporated into this set!
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Light green is just so refreshing! I really like how each nail has a different design, even if it’s just minimal. We’ve got some French tips, checkered patterns, and abstract waves.
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Here’s a similar trendy set but this time in purple and green! The green shade is so bright that it’s kinda blinding beside the white details.
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If you’re more of a pink and yellow lover, then here’s a set you may end up loving. We’ve got some hot pink polish paired with some yellow and pink stripes.
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We’re keeping it bold but simple. Try out this white and blue nail set that’s mostly just a full-painted nail with one nail being an exception. The accent nail only has a small wave at the edge which breaks up the full blue look.
short summer nail designs
Neon colors may be intimidating at times but summertime is definitely the best season to try them!
short summer nail polish design
Now, aren’t these cute? This set is filled with a lot of gradient colors but it still remains pretty classy because of the nude base below it. If you like this style, you might want to try some pastel nails.
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Olive green is such a beautiful color! It isn’t too bold which is why it’s the best color for a full set polish.
short summer nail polish design
Would anyone care for some strawberries and cream? These nails are painted with a jelly pink shade and are designed with some white tips and some strawberries. Does anything really say time for summer like some strawberry nail art?
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These nails are sure to put a smile on your face! I love the combination of subtle colors and the fun playful design.
short summer nail design
Here’s a subtle way to add a bit of color to your life! Simply paint your nails with a nude shade and top it with some colored micro tips and maybe a heart if you’re into it? Some simple heart nail designs add a little bit of flirty fun to any look.
short summer nail polish design
Here’s a colorful nail set! We’ve got different colors painted on each nail and some daisies here and there.
short summer nail design ideas
Flowers are the perfect Spring design but you can definitely wear them during summer as long as you add in a bit of sparkle!
short summer nail design ideas
Here’s a simple flowery pink set! We’ve got some nude nails with some thin pink French tips and some duo-tone flowers.
short summer nail design ideas
We have this light cantaloupe orange nail set! I love how light it looks. I don’t see this color often on its own but it’s amazing how refreshing it looks!
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If you’ve already tried painting different colors on each nail, then try out this upgraded design! Simply add some nice black speckles and you have this modern look!
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Looking to be pretty in pink this summer? Try out these hot pink nails featuring some subtle glitter on the ring finger for an interesting accent.
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These nails look like adorable easter eggs! I love how each nail is just slightly different from the other and the matte finish just makes it look so much better!
short summer nail design ideas
This seems like a cute little paint palette. The simple addition of the darker-hued shapes on the nail just makes this set look so modern and fresh!
short summer nail polish design
This Barbie pink nail set will surely make you feel fantastic! Look at these lovely subtle glitters. I’m obsessed!
short summer nail designs
Magenta on its own is already gorgeous but with the foiling, it’s just absolutely stunning.
short summer nail polish design
I never would’ve imagined how good a cow print border nail design could look! It’s just so classy and stylish!
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Level up your multi-colored nail set with a few gold specks on top. Some subtle gold always adds a little luxury feel to a manicure. If you like the look of these, you could also try a gold French tip. I love it with this summer vibe color scheme.
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Here’s a bit more toned-down version of some summer nails. We’ve got this really muted pastel pink shade that’s designed with a few leaf stencils and some hints of yellow and blue.
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Bright colors just make me feel some type of way! I love how matte nails look especially if the design toppers are matte too!
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I don’t know if it’s the color or the design that just screams summer! These wavy lines give a groovy feel to the entire nail set!
short summer nail polish design
If you’re having more of a formal event this summer, then you can try out this nail set. It’s all neutral colors with the slightest hint of silver!
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Now we’re talking! I love how the accent nail looks like a bunch of paint wiped on a painting palette.
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Nothing’s more refreshing than eating watermelons during the summertime! Just looking at this nail set has got my thirst quenched! Watermelon nail art was made for summer days.
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Here’s another way to style your flowers this summer season! Just choose a very bright color like this one and you’ve got yourself some summer-themed daisy nails!
short summer nail polish design
Summer is the season for wearing animal prints and this leopard design shows just that! Look at how gorgeous this leopard print is with the bright coral shade!
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This yellow is so bright it could blind you! Good thing that it’s paired with this muted base topped with some cute little flowers.
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We’re back again with the funky abstract wave lines. There’s something about a pink, yellow, and polka dot combo that makes me feel so ready to take on the world!
short summer nail designs
If you’re trying to be a bit more subtle yet stylish then try out these crocodile print French tips! They’re definitely a hot trend this summer.
short summer nail design ideas
If you’re always found red nails to be too intimidating, the summer season will balance it all out and make it seem more fun and fresh!
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I really love nails like these! These are in between simple and flashy but in a totally good way! I love how it just looks like you’ve dipped your fingers in a whole lot of glitter!
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I really am obsessed with the variety of French tip designs there are out there! Here’s a set where you can incorporate all the fun things you like!
short summer nail designs
I know someone here is a huge fan of yellow. This set features two designs, one design is the yellow sparkle and the other design is a bunch of white-painted daisies.
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I don’t know about you but these nails feel so retro to me! Is it the bright colors or is it the French tip pattern? Maybe it’s both!
short summer nail polish design
Sunflowers bloom in summer so why not have a sunflower-themed nail set?
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Contrary to popular belief, butterflies are always in season! Top it on a nice pink glitter base and it’s perfect for the summertime!
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short summer nail designs
Tell me you wouldn’t want to get this nail set right now! This gorgeous green shade is just so fun and light!
short summer nail polish design
This feels like a pastel fantasy! It’s got everything from some flowers to waves to sparkles. It’s so dreamy!
short summer nail polish design
These are some lovely summer nails that you should try out if you’re feeling classy and want something that you can wear even in a corporate setting.
short summer nail design
These nails are a bit more minimalist but still fun! We have some blue Frenchies and a purple and blue layered wave.
short summer nail designs
This cute set has got me craving some candy! It’s such a cute and delicious look!
short summer nail polish design
Add a bit of shine to your summer nails with this silver glitter lining.
short summer nail design ideas
Here’s another classy summer nail set but this time it’s in yellow! Who knew fun colors could be so modern and chic?

I’m not usually one for keeping my nails by the season (that requires a level of awareness I just don’t have) but these short summer nail designs really speak to me. With the sunny weather just around the corner, I think I need to try something new. Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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