Watermelon nail designs are incredibly fun and playful. A popular choice for summertime but I think this juicy design can work year-round and there are so many different ways you can do it, there’s something to suit everyone.
Whether you’re looking for a simple design or something more elaborate, we’ve got you covered no matter what your style. So get ready to have some fruity fun!
Starting with these cute little gels in cute colors! I came in like a melon ball!
These nails look so sweet, I could just eat them. You don’t need to have a full melon design and sometimes more is less. These colorway would be cute itself but that one defining nail with the design really works for me.
Or if you really want to go all out with the nail art, how about this gel set? I think that’s a kiwi on the index finger but I really like the detail on the middle fingers.
A longer variation on the second set. The green and pink colorway is fun by itself and the melon design on a single acrylic looks fantastic.
These airbrushed almond nails just look fantastic. A little bit of yellow might work better in green to give it more of a watermelon vibe but they’re incredibly cute either way.
How about these watermelon Ombre nails? The nail artist didn’t actually intend to make a watermelon nail design but after that colorway looked so good they decided to add a little juicy design to the ring finger. Fantastic look.
If you like this set, be sure to check out the cherry nail design list as well. A sweet combination of summer fruits on this set and a little glitter for good measure.
This hand-painted melon nail design is a great idea. The wavy lines looks like someone has taken a bite and the alternating position is super cute.
These pink coffin nails have a bit of an abstract melon design on the ring finger.
Or an even more minimalist version. Short red nails with a single half watermelon against a nude background.
Or how about the stunning detail on these? The wavy dipped look of these nails really fits in with the light pink colorway. If you do something like this, I want to see it. Then I want you to do it on my nails, please.
These gel nails take the common pink and green colors to a much lighter shade and a few minimalist black dots is all you need to finish the look. Simple and stylish. I like it.
Is this the first time we’ve seen two different shades of green? I don’t know why but the pinky fingers really work for me here.
And finally, we have the watermelon skin design. The red is the fun colorful part but it just works so well against the dark green I’m surprised this isn’t more common.
We’ve seen dripping nail designs before but this is a great idea with the watermelon juice dripping down the nail. The dark green ombre nails work so well with it and you can see a faint outline of the green skin on the middle nails too.
Simple and cute. Light red matte nails with a light green french tip. Very watermelon vibe without having to add the design of the fruit itself.
Or how about these watermelon french tips? The green skin as the tip itself and the red fading in towards the end of the nail.
This is a unique take but I really like the end result. It would take some real detail to add a couple of watermelons to a single nail but it’s a playful result.
A mix of strawberry and watermelon nails. Again, the fruit design is just added to the nail here.
Another take of the minimalist look in a lighter shade.
These look so sweet, I think chewing your nails would make your teeth hurt. The seed effect was added freestyle and I really like the different colorway for the pinky finger on this set.
This watermelon nail art is so juicy I can’t stop licking my fingers.
Another version of an abstract design. The green curved line looks like the rind but you’ve seen drops on both sides.
Fantastic idea! I’m a sucker for matte white nails but the thumb puts two pieces together to form a little butterfly. Possibly the most summer-looking design on the list. I love it.
Fruity kiwi and watermelon nail design.
Summer loving with this set. Not only are the tiny black hearts extra cute against the cute light blue nails, but the seeds on the fruit itself is done with the same little hearts. AND the little bite… it’s just so cute. My favorite so far.
Short and simple. I really like the little light blue nail here as well.
A lighter take of the watermelon skin on these nails.
Oh I really like the orange to pick vertical Ombre style here. A little glitter and, of course, a simple watermelon design for good measure.
These long gel nails are a bit of a mixed bag but I love a little asymmetry on my nail designs. The colorway matches throughout and the design itself is simple but effective.
These summer nails have cute little watermelons added to a creamy background. Sometimes less is more.
The only thing I would consider changing here is those seeds would be incredibly cute as little hearts. I love how the black and green french tip is used as the rind though. So cute.
Another take on the watermelon french tip vibe. I love the subtle hint of a rind polkadot rind.
I’m a watermelon, and I’ve got the bright pink to prove it!
Fantastic asymmetry and I love the colorful dots between the fruits on that middle nail.
A light green french tip on the middle fingers and cute little seeds but the outside fingers are just the solid red. Really nice idea.
Who doesn’t love watermelon nails? 😁🍉 The white line between the green french tip and the light pink really does it for me. The only thing I’d maybe change is the french tip shade doesn’t match the pinky finger.
Lovely shades on this gel nail set.
Gel overlay on natural nails. 🍉
Or how about getting some glitter and rhinestones involved?
These watermelon nail designs are just so cute. There’s something about that art style it doesn’t even matter that the colorway doesn’t fit the fruit.
Another example of drip nails and we’ve got some small fruits on there as well. The detail on this set is just stunning. Definitely a professional job.
The watermelon sugar set. Again, the outer fingers are left alone to keep it a simple look.
Or just go all out like these long acrylics.
The ‘ one in a melon‘ look.
Yum. Can I eat these gels? I love the alternating designs on each finger.
And as much as I like the matte white background, it really works with a dark red too.
The watermelon Omre. From left to right it looks like we’ve cut the fruit open and just stuck it on there.
Watermelon nails are not just for summer. They can suit any style and look – from trendy to classic! The options are endless with these adorable nail art designs so why not give them a go? Some minimalist designs are easy enough to try for yourself and some of the more complicated ones should be doable with your local nail tech.
I do hope this has given you some ideas for watermelon nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your watermelon nail designs and we’ll feature them here.
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