One of the hottest nail trends to try is rainbow nails. For this look, the nails can feature any design but the art will be created with bright rainbow colors. It is a fun and bold style that is perfect for the upcoming summer. We love this colorful trend so have put together 23 of the best rainbow nail ideas from Instagram. Take a look and you will find cool ombre art, sparkly nails, vivid rainbow designs and more. There is a vibrant nail idea to suit everyone!
1. GLITTER RAINBOW NAILS
The first nail idea we have to show you is stylish and sparkly. These nails are long and stiletto shaped. Each nail has been painted in two different colors to create a rainbow gradient effect. The look has been finished off with glitter too. Nails like these will be amazing for the summer! Recreate this two tone look or you can use just one different color on each nail.
2. GLAM RAINBOW NAILS WITH CRYSTALS
Add a bright pop of color to your look with nails like these. Each nail is painted in a glossy, vibrant color. The design is finished off with glam gems too. A manicure like this is perfect for the ladies who want rainbow nails that make a statement. It is best suited to longer nails so you can really show off the colors and sparkling crystals. Try a similar look to this or try your own rhinestone and rainbow design.
3. VIBRANT CANDY COLOR NAILS
Next, we have a bold and beautiful nail idea to show you. The nails are painted in five different vibrant shades that include pink, orange, yellow, green and blue. We love this look because the colors remind us of candy. You can easily recreate this manicure with five bright colors just make sure they are vivid shades.
4. PASTEL GRADIENT NAILS WITH SILVER GLITTER
If the vibrant and vivid shades are not for you, then you can go for softer and subtler colors like pastels. Here is a stunning pastel nail idea to show you how awesome these colors can be. The nails are painted in different pastel shades that create a light, rainbow look. Each nail also has a silver glitter cuticle design too. Try a similar two tone look to this or just paint each nail in one pastel shade.
5. STYLISH RAINBOW TIPS
Looking for a unique and trendy nail design? Then you need to check out our next idea! Each nail is a nude color while the tips have a super cute rainbow design! By having the colors on just the tips, it creates a subtler look. You can hand-paint the rainbow stripes with different nail colors and a thin brush. If you are not confident with this, then maybe use nail tape to create the different stripe sections.
6. MATTE MULTI COLOR NAILS
Our next nail idea is bright, colorful and easy to wear. Each nail is painted in a different vibrant color and the shades range from green to pink. The colors are matte and it is a cute and funky look. You can recreate a similar manicure to this or use a different selection of colors. Also, you can try glossy instead of matte too.
7. RAINBOW SHATTERED GLASS NAIL DESIGN
The next nail idea we have to show you combines some of the must-have looks! Here we have stiletto nails and each nail is painted in a light shade which creates a rainbow design. The nails are finished off with shattered glass foil shards. It is such a trendy and fun look. You can recreate the manicure with similar rainbow colors and nail foils which can be used to create the glass shards.
8. PRETTY AND LIGHT RAINBOW NAILS
If you love unique nail art and bright nail colors, then this idea is for you. The nails are light around the cuticle and then there is a funky rainbow design. It is a beautiful and soft version of rainbow nails and it almost looks magical. You can recreate a similar look with a sponge, just dab the colors on the nails to create this light and stylish nail art.
9. PASTEL NAIL IDEA
Next, we have another pastel look. For this design, each nail is painted in a different pastel color. The colors include pink, purple, yellow and blue. It is a chic and elegant way to wear the rainbow nail trend. A manicure like this is easy to recreate you will just need similar colors. It will be perfect for the spring and Easter.
10. VIVID RAINBOW STILETTO NAILS
Make a statement with this next nail idea. The nails are long and stiletto shaped. Each of the nails is painted in two vivid shades which creates a bold rainbow gradient. You can find tutorials online that can give you step by step instructions for creating gradients. We love these nails – this look is one of our favorites! The bright colors will be perfect for the summer.
11. STATEMENT RAINBOW NAILS
Looking for bold nails that will wow? Then this idea is for you! The nails are long and each nail is painted in two different colors to create a cool rainbow design. There are also two accent nails that feature crystals too. You can recreate a blended two tone look like this, or you can use nail tape to create a more striking and precise half and half color design.
12. PRETTY PASTEL NAIL IDEA
Next, we have another pretty pastel idea. These nails have a beautiful ombre design that uses light and soft pastel colors. A manicure like this will be perfect for the spring and for the ladies that want a subtle rainbow look. The nails were created with the Cake Glaze Bundle from The Nail Cakery.
13. SPARKLY CHROME RAINBOW NAILS
Our next idea is unique, colorful and super stylish. Each nail is a different color and they have a sparkly chrome look. You can recreate this or you can try different shades to create a rainbow design. Nail art like this will suit everyone and it will look amazing on any nail shape and length.
14. PASTEL RAINBOW NAILS WITH RHINESTONES
Love pastel nails? Then our next look is for you! Each nail is a different pastel color and there are two accent designs. One of the accent nails has a striped pastel design and the other features crystals. It is a gorgeous look that combines a few nail trends. This is perfect for the ladies who like to be bold.
15. RAINBOW NAILS WITH A TRENDY SILVER DESIGN
Jazz up your bright nails by adding silver foil. You can create a design just like this! Each nail is painted in a different color with different silver art on each nail. As you can see, the silver just glams up the colors. You can buy silver foil online and there are tutorials showing you how to apply it too.
16. LIGHT RAINBOW NAILS WITH SPARKLE
The next nail idea we have to show you is so pretty and beautiful! Some of the nails are painted in very light shades while the others have ombre art and sparkles. This manicure is one of favorites because it has a magical look. It also has a unicorn vibe. Nails like these are great for the ladies that want to look stylish and glam.
17. BOLD AND VIBRANT NAILS
If the complicated designs are not for you, then choose something simple and colorful like this. Each nail is painted in a different color. The shades used are so vibrant and bold. They are also five colors of the rainbow too. It is an easy to wear look that is simple to create. This will suit everyone.
18. RAINBOW GRADIENT NAILS
Love the stylish gradient nail art? Then check out this next look. These nails are quite short and are painted in vibrant shades. The nails have a subtle sparkle too. It is a beautiful nail idea that would look amazing for the summer and for vacations. You can recreate these colors or try a different rainbow color combination.
19. UNIQUE RAINBOW NAIL DESIGN
Want a nail design that makes your nails stand out from the crowd? If so, this is for you. Most of the nails have a funky, rainbow design while the rest feature ombre art in different colors. Crystals have also been added to one nail too. This is a beautiful look and you can recreate this or just try the rainbow art without the ombre.
20. CUTE RAINBOW NAILS
Our next idea is subtle and chic. This is another pastel look with two tone gradient art. The colors are so light and soft which creates a low-key rainbow design. We love this idea because it shows how awesome the rainbow trend looks on short nails. You can of course create it on long nails too. It is perfect for someone who does not want a very vibrant and vivid manicure.
21. CHROME NAILS WITH SPARKLY RAINBOW ACCENT DESIGN
If you are looking for a trendy and cute nail idea then this is for you! Here we have long coffin nails that feature a chrome and rainbow design. Most of the nails are light chrome and there are two accent nails. Both accent nails have sparkly rainbow art. Recreate this or choose a different chrome color of you choice. Any color will compliment the rainbow design.
22. VIBRANT MATTE RAINBOW NAILS
Next, we have another colorful look that is easy to create and wear. Each hand features a different color palette. One is pink to yellow while the other is pink to blue. It is such a cool and funky design. You can find out what colors were used on the page below. Recreate both designs or just use one set of colors on each hand.
23. PASTEL GRADIENT NAIL IDEA
The last nail idea we have to show you is another pastel look. These nails have a subtle two tone design and the colors are stunning. Nail art like this will suit all nail lengths and shapes. It will be perfect for the spring and summer. You can recreate the two tone or use one pastel color on each nail.
We hope you have been inspired by these stylish rainbow nail ideas.